BIO / CV

BIO

Douglas Gast is an exhibiting artist and educator. He received an MA in Communication Studies from Baylor University and an MFA in Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati. Doug is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University and the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program. His research/creative interests include:

Video/Film/Animation, New Media/Electronic Art, Photography/Imaging, Installation, Performance, Web/Net Art, Sound, Interactive Art, Conceptual Art/Fluxus/Dada, Semiotics, Curatorial Studies

While typically digital or electronic in nature, his work involves the identification and activation of the inherent elements of the media which stands to best serve his chosen message. The role of his art is twofold: It strives to clarify the very definition of art while concurrently utilizing the fundamental properties of the media to construct idea systems. These idea systems are designed to be thought through, instead of thought of, and ultimately call into question some typical (albeit, unacceptable) socio-political situation or structure (malady).

His projects take the form of videos, films, images, websites, sculptures, performances, books and installations. They have been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally in places like Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans, Madison and NYC as well as England, Germany, Australia, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Turkey, Argentina and Canada.

CV

EDUCATION
2003 M.F.A. Electronic Art, University of Cincinnati
2001 M.A. Communication Studies, Baylor University
1997 B.A. Communication Studies, UNCW

TEACHING POSITIONS
2005- Director of Digital Technology and Culture, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, & Exhibition Coordinator, Washington State University
2003-2005 Assistant Professor of Communication & Theater Arts, Henderson State University
2002-2003 Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati
2002 Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati
2002 Adjunct Instructor, College of Mount Saint Joseph
1999-2001 Teaching Assistant, Baylor University

HONORS & AWARDS
James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award Nominee
Edward R. Meyer Project Award
20x20x20 Compact Competition – Honorable Mention
Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant
Henderson State University Faculty Development Grant
Henderson State University Faculty Research Grant
University of Cincinnati Graduate Assistantship
College of DAAP Outstanding Graduate Student in Fine Arts
Baylor University Graduate Assistantship
Louis Rockwood Grant
Black Glasses Film Festival Prize Winner
University of Cincinnati Video Festival Prize Winner

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

2016
Daughters of Hanford; Cause Beautiful, causebeautiful.org Instagram Takeover
Daughters of Hanford; REACH Interpretive Center, Richland, WA & Northwest Public Radio (Continued)
Particles on the Wall; Mobius Gallery; Cascadia College; Walla Walla, WA
Particles on the Wall; REACH Museum; Richalnd, WA

2015
Daughters of Hanford; REACH Interpretive Center, Richland, WA & Northwest Public Radio
Split; Springhill Suites Grand Opening, Kennewick, WA
Particles on the Wall; Maxey Museum; Whitman College; Walla Walla, WA
STROBE Network, The Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

2014
Video Screening, Laboratory, Spokane, WA
Particles on the Wall; University Business Center; Seattle, WA
Power to the Geeks: A Fundraising Cosplay Event; Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA
Everyday Protest; MA Lab (Aesthetics of Protest); aestheticsofprotest.org

2013
An Enemy of the People, Richland Players, Richland, WA
Art, Science, Innovation, ESPACIO ENTER 2013, ARTECHMEDIA, (www.espacioenter.com)
11th International MitOst Festival, Leipzig, Germany
Double Vision II; Herron School of Art and Design (Purdue), Indianapolis
Art and its Impact on our Local Economy; Mid-Columbia Arts Symposium; WSU Tri-Cities
Particles on the Wall; The Art Center; WSU Tri-Cities
Particles on the Wall; Ecotrust Building; Portland, OR

2012
The Quicker you Succeed the Better; L.P.E.P., Buenos Aires, Argentina
30 Days of New Life; L.P.E.P., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joint Exhibition, Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
FEAR-Whistling in the Dark; Kings ARI Gallery; Melbourne, Australia
Particles on the Wall; Museum of Culture and Environment; Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Particles on the Wall; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
HMC AIR Exhibition; Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
HMC AIR Exhibition; Szekszard Cultural Center, Szekszard, Hungary

2011
30 Days of New Life; Caravansarai, Istanbul, Turkey
User Generated Content; MadLab, Manchester, England
Particles on The Wall; Capital Theater, Olympia, WA
FEAR-Whistling in the Dark; Stomper Film Festival; London, England
HMC AIR Exhibition; Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
HMC AIR Exhibition; Balatonfured Congress Center, Balatonfured, Hungary2010

2010
Annual: Memory Upgrade; CoCA, Seattle, WA
30 Days of New Life; In cooperation with Home, New Orleans?, New Orleans, LA
February Art Walk; Muse, Kennewick, WA
Snap to Grid; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition; Sakura, Kennewick, WA
Going Digital; Hartwick College; Foreman Gallery, Oneonta, NY
HMC AIR Exhibition; Chinese Characters Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009
Representations & Realities; Esvelt Gallery; Columbia Basin College; Pasco, WA
Baggage un/claimed: Terminal B; NAVO, Atlanta, GA
HMC AIR Exhibition; Kereskedelmi és Vendéglátóipari Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Snap to Grid; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Buffet; Sakura, Kennewick, WA
MediartZ; North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Rumble in SODO; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA
30 Days of New Life; Spotlight, turbulance.org (New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc, NY)
June Art Walk; Hoops Body Arts, Kennewick, WA

2008
Getting a Leg Up; New Museum; NY, NY (As part of Lee Walton’s Remote Instructions)
Chain Reaction: The Hanford Project; Allied Arts, Richland, WA
30 Days of New Life; New Life Berlin Festival; Berlin, Germany (Hosted by Wooloo.org)
Apocalypse Now; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA
Hypnosis Piece; Comcast 27/Charter Communications 71, Santa Cruz, CA
Art Tech Media; Canary Islands, Spain
Ship It; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA

2007
New Life Visuals File; New Life Shop, Berlin, Germany
A Bell is a Cup Until it is Struck; Punch + Soil, Seattle, WA
Chicago Underground Film Festival; Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago, IL
STIFF; Seattle ‘s True Independent Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Insulation: Personal and Political Space; Junior, Cincinnati , OH
20x20x20 Compact Competition; LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
In(n) and Out of Nowhere; CougarLand Motel, Pullman, WA
ArtBase; Rhizome.org, World Wide Web

2006
Cui Bono; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA
Prickly Heat; Semantics Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Reel Shorts; The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Prescriptions; Spark Video Canada, London, Ontario
Open Aperture; Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
Inaugural Exhibition; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA
Purification; Ouch My Eye Studio, The Bemis Building , Seattle, WA
Full Acquittal; Secret Show Series , Nashville, TN
Tran·scen·dence; Society for Photographic Education NW Regional Conference , Pullman, WA

2005
America Vs. America; Gallery 300M , Gothenburg, Sweden
Faculty Art Exhibition; Washington State University; Pullman, WA
Race: Enter Personal Politics; Athens Contemporary Art Center; Athens, GA
Nihilist Film Festival; Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004
Bearded Child Film Festival; Myles Reif Performing Arts Center; Grand Rapids, MN
Lite Brite Indie Pop & Film Test; Southgate House; Newport, KY
Best of Underneath 2003; Contemporary Art Center; Cincinnati, OH
Visual Fringe; Garfield Towers; Cincinnati, OH
Best of Underneath 2003; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cincinnati, OH
ArtScreen; Cross Cultural Communication; Vienna, Austria
Festival of the New: Autumedia; Artworks; Cincinnati, OH

2003
Lausanne Underground Film & Video Festival; Switzerland (The Chain: cinematographer)
Ohio Independent Film Festival; Cleveland Public Theatre; Cleveland, OH (The Chain: cinematographer)
Struck by Lightning; Semantics Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
THIS IS: MFA Thesis Exhibition; SSNova Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Flicker Austin Second Anniversary Show; The Alamo Theatre; Austin, TX
Selections; College of DAAP Reed Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Electric Eye Cinema; Electric Earth Café; Madison, WI
Underneath Cincinnati; SSNova Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Water; College of DAAP 840 Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
InterMedia 2002; Aronoff Center for the Arts; Cincinnati, OH

2002
Half hand heart; College of DAAP 840 Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Small & Ugly Video Festival; University of Maryland; Baltimore, Maryland
Four; Semantics Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
MFA Group Exhibition; College of DAAP; Cincinnati, OH
MFA Candidate Exhibition; University of Cincinnati Edwards Center Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Walmart; College of DAAP; Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Video Festival; Cincinnati, OH
Installed; College of DAAP 840 Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
School of Art; College of DAAP; Cincinnati, OH
Rocky’s Reels; University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH

2001
Department of Health Education and Wellness; Baylor University; Waco, TX
1=1000; World Wide Web
Black Glasses Film Festival; Baylor University; Waco, TX
Creating Parent-Student Communities of Hope & Imagination; Waco, TX
WISD TV 17; Waco Independent School District; Waco, TX

2000
PBS KWBU TV 18; Baylor University; Waco, TX
Practical Theory; Baylor University; Waco, TX
GEAR UP; National Conference; Washington DC
GEAR UP Waco; Principles and Partners Retreat; Waco, TX

RESIDENCIES

Art Quarter Budapest; Budapest, Hungry
La Paternal Espacio Proyecto; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Caravansarai; Istanbul, Turkey
Hungarian Multicultural Center; Budapest, Hungry
New Life Movement; New Life Shop; Berlin Germany

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016
Night with the Arts; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2016; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
You Call Them Freaks, We Call Them Kindred; Ralph LeCompte; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2015
Science As Art: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WSU Art Center, Richland, WA
Night with the Arts; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2015; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Unmasked; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2014
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2014; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2014; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Breaunna Grey: Ceramics WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Beauty in the Margins; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2013
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2013; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2013; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Sidewalks: Window Shopping & Las Señoras Metropolitanas; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Particles on the Wall; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Reflections in Pastel; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
October People; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2012
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2012; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
From the Ground Up: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
The Freedom to See Ourselves; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2011
Mind, Body and Soul: Eric Kruszewski; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Artists of the 509; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Still Life: Jenifer Zohn; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Shelter Cats: Larger than Life: Michael Kloth; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WSU Tattoo Showcase: Brent Rust; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2011; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2011; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2010
Line + Letter: Amy Lynn Taylor; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
A Primary Collection: Paintings by Cameron Mills; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Afterglow: Paintings by Eric LoPresti; Spring 2010; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
From the Land; Spring 2010; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2010; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2010; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2009
Pecking Order Established: Jay Hollick: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Skeleton in the Closet; Fritz Liedtke: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Ship It: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
The State of Art in the Columbia Valley; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Fall 2009; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Chancellor’s Exhibition Series: Spring 2009; WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Unbound: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Kimberly Camp: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Rebecca Loyche: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WSU-TC Student Exhibition & Symposium; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2008
A Sense of Being: Interior/Exterior Resonance; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
The Chancellor’s Exhibition Series Spring 2008
The Chancellor’s Exhibition Series Fall 2008
Richland School District; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WSU-TC Student Exhibition; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Peace: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WAEA Confernece Exhibition: WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Rearranging Furniture: Alex Emmons & Chris Irleland; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2007
The Chancellor’s Exhibition Series Fall 2007
Leonard Orr: Fluent Borders: 50 Paintings; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Wings of Memory: The Holocaust & Genocide Art of Akiva Segan; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Rajah Bose: The New Patriots; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Lee Walton: When I Get There; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Black Sweatshirt Group; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Craig Hickman: Someplace Else; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WSU-TC Student Exhibition; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2006
Reasonable/Unreasonable: A New Normalizing Discourse; Ouch My Eye Studio, Seattle, WA
Selections; Washington State University Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Collections: Art, Kitsch and other Personal Treasures; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Patrick Holbrook: Fields; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Reasonable/Unreasonable: A New Normalizing Discourse; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
WSU-TC Student Exhibition; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
The State of Art in the Columbia Valley; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Este es mi hogar / This is my home; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
Coda Stone: Unstrung and Other Tales; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA

2005
Selections; WSU Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA