Hsini Des

pronounced (shing-ee dez)




2016                 MFA Studio Art, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010                 MLIS Library Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2001                 BFA Studio Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004–05        Architecture coursework, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2000                 Advanced Certificate in Printmaking, National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China


2018                Adjunct Instructor, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY (Art History II, Digital Foundations II)

2016                Teaching Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY (Graduate Seminar)

2015                Teaching Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY (Sculpture)


2018                Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governors Island, NY
2017                 C12 Emerging Artist Award, Special Recognition
2013                 Print Residency, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY


2017                Real Lookers, Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY

2013                VISION TRAPS, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2017                Fact Craft, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

Punching Up, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College SUNY, Purchase, NY

                Game Night #6: Feminist Politics, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All, chashama at XOCO, New York, NY

                We WILL Replace You, Transformer Gallery SIREN ARTS, Asbury Park, NJ

2016                Dollar Days: Cash & Carry, MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Street Gallery, New York, NY

                Global Programs Bulletin Board, Global Programs Office, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

                Game Night @Come Out and Play Festival, Manhattan Bridge Archway, Brooklyn, NY

                Show #1, INstall/DEinstall Enterprises, New York, NY

                Mini Bar at Beverly’s, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

                Exquisite Roller Coaster, community drawing project, Hunter MFA Open Studios, New York, NY

2015                 New Moon Rising, Monti Building, Brooklyn, NY

Don’t Honk if You’re Horny Bumper Sticker Giveaway, Holland Tunnel Entrance, New York, NY

                Open Studio Bingo, Hunter MFA Open Studios, New York, NY

                Birthdate Bingo, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY

2014                Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, C. Finley Studios, Brooklyn, NY

WINDOW PLANE BILLBOARD, billboard at the intersection of 179th St & Broadway,

New York, NY, supported by 14x48.org 

                And the Villagers Never Liked You Anyway, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2013                SPECIAL GUESTS, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                Terrifying Noble Splendid, TEMP Gallery, New York, NY

                Perspective Pair, Ainslie Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2012                Peaces on Earth, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                Ab/Ob/Ob, Ainslie Studios, Brooklyn, NY


Michele Cohen, New York, NY

Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg, New York, NY

Joel Morrison, Brooklyn, NY


2018                Artist talk, Alfred State College

2017                Reality Practice: Finding what matters to you and your work, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2012                Teaching the Moving Image in a Digital Landscape, moderator for panel discussion, Association of

Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

                Practicing Preservation for and with Media Artists, Archiving the Arts: A symposium addressing

preservation in the creative process hosted by Association of Moving Image Archivists and Independent Media Arts Preservation, New York University, New York, NY

Better Practices in Digital Preservation (for you), #ArtsTech Meetup: Digital Conservation and

Archiving, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, NY


2016                We Are Not Afraid Raffle, fundraiser for social justice, Hunter MFA Open Studios, New York, NY

2010-11                Volunteer, Jefferson Market Branch, New York Public Library, New York, NY

2010                Education Volunteer, Public Technology Training, New York Public Library, New York, NY

2009                Literacy Tutor, Center for Reading & Writing, New York Public Library, New York, NY

2008-10        Peer Mentor and Outreach Coordinator, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


2005–17        Freelance Archivist, various companies and private individuals, New York, NY        

2011–14        Media Art Collection Manager, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, NY                        

2007–10        Archive Senior Coordinator, StoryCorps, Brooklyn, NY                         

2006–07        Archivist, Box, New York, NY                                                         

2002–03        Video Restoration Specialist, Vidipax, New York, NY                         

2002                Digital Imaging Assistant, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY


2017                Steinhauer, Jillian. “The Greatest Biennial of All.” Hyperallergic, March 23, 2017.

                http://hyperallergic.com/367050/the-greatest-biennial-of-all/, features Desiree Des Dinner Plates.

2016                Elmslie, Kenward. "Mooning." BOMB, September 22, 2016.

http://bombmagazine.org/article/6095921/mooning, features Avoiding the Self-Portrait, Bowl.

2015                Conjunctions 65 (Fall 2015), cover image features Avoiding the Self-Portrait, Subway.

Ellingsen, Eric. "It's Private." BOMB, June 12, 2015. http://bombmagazine.org/article/5065611/it-s-private, features Bathroom Poster images..

2014                "The Whitney Houston Biennial Is Here To Make Your Feminist Art Dreams Come True." The

Huffington Post, March 3, 2014.


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