Curriculum Vitae

Howard S. el-Yasin

PO Box 6281, Hamden, CT 06517

helyasin@gmail.com

 

Academic interests include marginalization of cultural identities, race, sexuality. How we perceive experiences uniquely, and how we assign valuation systems to everything are investigations of my art practice. My art practice is informed by the praxis of art-making, curatorial work, and community engagement.

 

Education:

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, Maryland

M.F.A., Studio Art, 2016

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

M.A.L.S., Visual Art, 2011

New England College

            Henniker, New Hampshire

            B.A., Philosophy, 1981

 

Employment Experience:    

           Yale University, New Haven, 1986 - Present

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Assistant Director, Teaching Fellow Program, December 2004 - Present

Program Coordinator, McDougal Graduate Student Center, July 2003 – November 2004

  • Yale University Art Gallery

Museum Store Manager, October 1987 – June 2003

  • Yale Center for British Art

Assistant Store Manager, June 1986 – September 1987

Rizzoli International Bookstore & Gallery, New York City,

  • Assistant Store Manager, 1981 -1986

 

Community Service Affiliations:

  • Aids Project New Haven, Dine Out for Life Ambassador, 2011-2015
  • ArtSpace, CWOS Committee Member, 2009-2010
  • Arts+Literature Laboratory, Board Member, Gallery Director/Curator, 2002-2009
  • Greater New Haven Arts Council, Visual Arts Committee Member, 2008-2009
  • Community Action Agency of New Haven, Board Member, 2010-2012, and Chair, Fundraising Committee, 2012
  • Ethnic Heritage Center, Board Member, 2009-2012, Chair, Exhibitions Committee, 2012
  • Greater New Haven African American Historical Society, Board Member, 2009-2012
  • ·Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Grant Application Reviewer, 2008
  • ·United Way of Greater New Haven, Grant Application Reviewer, 2006 & 2007
  • United Way of Greater New Haven & Jewish Federation Neighbor-to-Neighbor Lifeline, Grant Application Reviewer, 2009
  • Yale-United Way Campaign Champion, 2006-2009, 2014
  • Yale African American Affinity Group
  • Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group

 

Professional Development Workshops:

  • Thinking Systematically Acting Strategically, Yale University Organizational Development and Learning Center workshop, 2009
  • The Grant Institute, grant writing workshop, 2008

Academic and Exhibition Experience:

Awards:

  • MICA Leslie King-Hammond Award, 2016
  • MICA Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance Award, 2015
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Residency, June 10-July 6, 2012

Publications and Workshops:

  • Wonjung Choi and Thomas Frontini, exhibition catalogue introduction essay, Arts & Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT 2005
  • Visiting Artist Workshop, Hamden Hall Country Day School, 2003

 

Invitational Exhibitions:

  • Present: Works by Chotsani Dean and Howard el-Yasin, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT- February 2012
  • Artists Invite Artists, ArtPlace, Fairfield, CT- August 2011
  •  Out of Line: An Installation, Meg Bloom & Howard el-Yasin, City Gallery, New Haven, CT-September 2010
  • Line Dancing: A Writer’s Choice of Works on Paper, curated by Stephen Kobasa, A-Space @ West Cove Studios, West Haven, CT- April 3 2010-May 3, 2010
  • Cultural Heritage Arts Project (CHAP), John Slade Eli House, New Haven, CT- December 4, 2009-Jan 31, 2010
  • City Friends Invitational, City Gallery, New Haven, CT- May 2009

Group Exhibitions:

  •  About Papar: 8 Sculptural Forms, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT, November 17-December 15, 2012
  • Local Builders: An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors, A-Space Gallery, New Haven, CT, May 12-June 9, 2012
  • As It Ever Was, ATOM space at Chinatown, Hartford, CT, May 2012
  • Present (Two-Person Exhibition: Chotsani Dean & Howard el-Yasin), Hans Weiss NewSpace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, February 2012 
  •  Graduate Liberal Studies Student Exhibition, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, June 2011
  • Out of Line (Two-Person Exhibition: Meg Bloom & Howard el-Yasin), City Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 2010 
  • Line Dancing: A Writer’s Choice of Works on Paper, A-Space @ West Cove Studios, New Haven, CT, April 3-May 3, 2010
  • Cultural Heritage Arts Project (CHAP), John Slade Eli House, New Haven, CT, December 4, 2009-Jan 31, 2010
  • City Friends Invitational, City Gallery, New Haven, CT, May 2009
  •  Potluck, The Parachute Factory, New Haven, CT, September 23-November 4, 2008,
  •  Show for A Show, ArtWell, Torrington, CT, April 2008
  • Nest, City Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 8 - 30, 2007
  • Miniature Art, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, March 16-April 22, 2007
  • Locks, Arts Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT, January 28-February 26, 2006(National Juried Exhibition)
  • Cultural Passages, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, May 27-June 24, 2005 (National Juried Exhibition)

Artist Features:

 

Curatorial Experience:

  •  Guest Curator, About Papar: 8 Sculptural Forms, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT, November 17-December 15, 2012
  • Curator, Traditional Ethnic Celebrations, Ethnic Heritage Center/Greater New Haven African-American Historical Society, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CTFebruary-August 2012
  •  Co-curator (with Debbie Hesse), Family Business, November 2008-February 2009
  • New Haven’s African-American Heritage: A Bridge to Today, Artistic Curator, Ethnic Heritage Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT - February 4 – August 28, 2008 (exhibition remounted at New Haven City Hall, 2011)
  • Gallery Director/Curator, Arts + Literature Laboratory (a not-for-profit artists’ space), New Haven, CT - February 2006-March 2009

Professional Organizations:     

                                  College Art Association, 2012-