Hsini Des




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

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

2005                Cooper Union, New York, NY (first-year architecture coursework)


2018 - present        Adjunct Instructor, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2018 - present        Adjunct Instructor, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY

2016                Teaching Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY (Seminar [Paul Ramirez-Jonas], Fall 2016)

2015                Teaching Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY (Introduction to Sculpture [Nari Ward],

Spring 2015, Introduction to Sculpture [Thomas Weaver], Fall 2015)


2018                Works on Water / Underwater New York Residency, Governors Island, NY (June 25 - Aug 17)

2013                 Print Residency, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY (April 8-12)


2019                Artist Community Engagement Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

2017                 Special Recognition, C12 Emerging Artist Award


2017                Real Lookers, Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY

2013                VISION TRAPS, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2019                Local Alumni Invitational, Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY

                Big Wigs, Brett Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred, NY

2018                Water Art is the New Land Art, Governors Island, NY

H2O Bingo, Nolan Park, Governors Island, NY

Comí Duh!, PAD Gallery, New York, 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


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, chair and moderator, 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 College, 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


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.


Photo Shop is featured.


Michele Cohen, New York, NY

Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg, New York, NY

Joel Morrison, Brooklyn, NY