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LENA NW
Graphic Artist & Game Developer

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EDUCATION
2011-2015
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media
Overall GPA: 3.96, Summa Cum Laude with Honors

GRANTS & AWARDS

Recipeint of Fulbright-mtvU award (2016) to study at Rhodes University in South Africa. Visit the website for my project at www.outspoken-fulbright-mtvu.xyz.

Recipeint of Rhizome.org Internet Art Microgrant 2014-2015 to create the digital web game Viral with artist Julia Kunberger.

Recipient of the 2015 Mary Brown Ostlund Scholarship for significant acheivement in studio art.

Recipient of the 2015 Jim Boone Endowed Art Scholarship for work exemplifying exceptional achievement dealing with social justice issues.

Recipient of "Freshet Prose" award for my digital gamea Fuck Everything at the Hand Eye Society Wordplay 2014 Festival.

Recipient of the 2014 Andy McLaughlin Memorial Award for exceptional artistic achievement.

Recipient of the Spring 2013 Bess H. Ward award to create the digital web game Fuck Everything through the FSU Honors in The Major program.

Recipient of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award 2013 to create a web comic titled Maybe She Likes It.

PRESS
Dazed & Confused Magazine
Viral: the sim sex game on the fight to be internet famous 

Fuck Everything: the dating sim that tackles rape culture 


The Huffington Post
Meet Lena NW, The Student Artist And Rapper With A Provocative Take On Rape Culture

Rhizome.org
Now you can finally experience what it's like to commodify yourself on the internet

Announcing the 5 Internet Art Microgrant Awardees

Rhizome Today

BBY Magazine
Fuck Everything: an Interview with Lena NW

Vox Feminae
Seks, Rap I Menstruacija - Upoznajte Lenu NW

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: PC Gaming since 1873
S.EXE: F**k Everything (RNSFW)

Buzzfeed
Graphic FSU Art Project Featuring Jameis Winston Elicits Mixed Response

Complex
This Anti-Fan Art Shows Jameis Winston Getting Violated by a Heisman Trophy Strap On

Deadspin
FSU Artist Behind Jameis Winston Painting Explains Inspiration

The Jay Thomas Show
Radio interview on Sirius Satellite Radio on May 21st, 2014

The Owl: The Florida State University Undergradate Research Jorunal, Volume 4
Maybe She Likes It: A Web Comic Exploring Internet Technology and Gender Equality

Kudzu Review for Undergraduate Work
"Slits" (title of published artwork)

Huesoloco: Journal of Arts and Literature
Excerpts from "Maybe She Likes It"

Art Scene Zine
A Gender-Neutral Bag of Dicks: The Art of Lena NW

EXHIBITIONS

2015

Theatre de la Autisme, Hood Gallery, New York, New York

Art Nunz "Art Opening", Aquarium Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Rape Culture, Working Method Comtemporary Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

2014

Hand Eye Society Wordplay Festival, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada

2013

Art Nunz Exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahasee, Florida

No One Ever Cried at a Website, Facility for Arts Research, Tallahasee, Florida

2012

Wallflower, 621 Gallery, Tallahasee FL Omega Phi Beta's Womens Empowerment Art Exhibit, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

20x20, 621 Gallery, Tallahasse, Florida

The Tits II Art Show, The Farside, Tallahassee, Florida


EXPERIENCE

2011-Present
Digital Media Aritst, Designer & Front End Developer , Freelance
Commissioned to design and develop websites, create comics and technical illustrations, as well as flyers, album covers, T-Shirt graphics and logos.
Produced, conceptualized, storyboarded, edited, animated and directed music videos.
Selected clients: Babblon Entertainment, 1of1 Limited, Paperwater, The Eggplant News, Art Nunz Art Collective, Monsta Beatz, Tangalang Gang, Josip On Deck, KYFR.net, Aqualight Waterbottle, Apple of My Eye Cosmetic Contact Lenses

2013
DragonCon 2013, Atlanta, GA, Artist Alley Assistant
Assisted artist Carrie Ann Baade with setting up/taking down artwork, and sales
Distributed print versions of my web comic Maybe She Likes It, to promote its debut.

2011-2015
Florida State University Art Students League, Tallahassee FL, Member
Designed flyers for meetings and events, participated in club fundraisers.

2009-2010
Morean Arts Center, Saint Petersburg FL, Volunteer
Worked as an office assistant; answering phone calls, creating spread sheets, organizing paper work.
Server at art show openings and events
Counselor at summer camp for children 8-11, helped children with art projects, ensured the safety of children, and assisted teachers.

SKILLS

Drawing/Illustration
Grant Writing
Animation
Concept to creation
Graphic art
Design
Front-end Development
Video editing
Time Management
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe CC Creative Suite
Maya
HTML5
CSS
JavaScript
JQuery
Github