Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

BIOGRAPHY

Carlos Antonio Piñón is an artist and writer examining how people interact with words and language.

EDUCATION

BFA with an Emphasis in Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.

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PUBLICATIONS | BOOKS

Husk & Other Essays. Chicago, IL, Publisher: Author, 9 July 2018. Print.

Misprints. Chicago, IL, Publisher: Author, 17 June 2016. Print.

Paper Dreams & Other Collections. Chicago, IL, Publisher: Author, 20 April 2014. Print.

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PUBLICATIONS | ARTICLES

"Mineral Point: Becoming Part of a History." 150 Years of SAIC. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 11 February 2016. Web.

"Art, Meat, Science." Alumni Stories. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 30 July 2015. Web.

"Wafaa Bilal (2003)." Alumni Stories. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2 July 2015. Web.

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PUBLICATIONS | MISCELLANEOUS

Untitled Magazine. Vol. 7. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2017. Print. "Infini[tea]," p. 7. "Misprints," p. 7.

Mouth. Vol. 7. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2017. Print.
"Infini[tea]," p. 23. "Unfix," p. 24. "Missteps," p. 25. "Misprints," p. 26.

Callis, Violet. "From the Archives: Repeat Transmissions Mine the Archives." F Newsmagazine, p. 22. Chicago, IL, May 2016. Print.

First. Vol. 6. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2014. Print.
"Rainbow Road," p. 183.

2501. Vol. 2. Chicago, IL: Lane Tech, June 2013. Web.
"Free Flowing," p. 9. "Never Be Alone," p. 41.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Aloud (Text/Voice/Process). Chicago, IL, Publisher: Author, 21 September 2016.

Text/Sound/Transmission. Chicago, IL, Publisher: Author, 1 December 2014.

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EXHIBITIONS

Tribe: Lane Tech Student-Alumni Exhibition. Gallery 2501, Chicago, IL, 2017.

062 Gallery Grand Opening. Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2017.

SAIC Spring BFA Show. Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL, 2017.

Practice, Theory, and History. Ryerson & Burnham Libraries. Chicago, IL, 2016.

Square of Opposition. The Page Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Telegraphic Fields (Next Transmissions). The MacLean Center, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Waveforms. Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Telegraphic Fields (First Transmissions). The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL, 2015.

48.24.12 Film Contest/ARTBASH. Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL, 2014.

GIF wwwrapped. The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL, 2013.

Buckart-37th. Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

"Gesture & Body Language." You're Being Ridiculous: Pride. Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL. 23 June 2018. Reading.

"Husk." BFAW Reading. The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL. 13 May 2017. Reading.

"Husk." Valence No. 1: Spective. Morris Residence, Chicago, IL. 14 April 2017. Reading.

"Red Pants" & "Something To Fear." Lecturas II, Back of the Yards Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL. 11 October 2016. Reading.

"Red Pants." You're Being Ridiculous: Skeletons. Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL. 10 September 2016. Reading.

"Erste," "Zweite," "Dritte," "Longing." Verse: A Night of Poetry. Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL. 30 August 2016. Reading.

Misprints. Telegraphic Fields (Next Transmissions). Free Radio SAIC, Chicago, IL. 19 March - 16 April 2016. Radio.

"Red Pants." Verse: Beauty. Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL. 26 January 2016. Reading.

Telegraphic Fields (Live Transmissions), The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL. 17 November 2015. Performance.

"Red Pants." Lecturas. Albany Park Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL. 15 October 2015. Reading.

"Red Pants." Lecturas. Rudy Lozano Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL. 15 September 2015. Reading.

Original Instruments Ensemble, The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL. 8 May 2015. Performance.

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AWARDS & HONOR

LeRoy Neiman Merit Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency, Saugatuck, MI, 2016.

[Nominated] Buonanno Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Mary Jane Coogan Scholarship for English Excellence, Lane Tech Alumni Association, Chicago, IL, 2013.

[Nominated] Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois, Golden Apple Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2013.

Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013.

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COLLECTIONS

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL.

Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Chicago, IL.

Works held in private collections in Chicago, IL and Saugatuck, MI.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Bike Delivery Courier - UberEats

• Cultivate an effective schedule while keeping records of earnings and expenses
• Maintain delivery assets to ensure clients receive the highest quality service
• Greet clients at their requested locations and troubleshoot any potential issues

Tax Professional - Expedient Tax

• Provided customer service for clients, both walk-in and over the phone
• Entered data into the tax software accurately
• Conceptualized and implemented more effecient workflows for appointments
• Designed updates to existing documents to include more robust branding
• Maintained meticulous spreadsheets and earned the trust of over 90% of clientele to keep their most personal information in compliance with IRS regulations

Teaching Assistant - Core Studio for Transfers, Contemporary Practices at SAIC

• Assisted first-year students and faculty in a classroom, including help teach woodshop, sewing, basic coding, and other foundational skills
• Offered advice and critique
• Presented work and lecture

Asset Assistant - Marketing/Communications, Office of Institutional Advancement at SAIC

• Managed metadata in the Digital Asset Management system
• Copyediting and copywriting as needed, including three published articles
• Assisted with social media and analytics
• Ran content audit reports
• Trained other student workers in using our programs and copyediting style, including creating documents and guides
• Updated 100+ web pages and 5+ microsites with text, images, and other rich media
• Provided project management and coordination
• Research and benchmarking on projects relating to marketing communications and policy
• Curated SAIC Behance featured page
• Administrative tasks and general support as needed

Instructional Assistant - Introduction to Sound, Sound Department at SAIC

• Assist in creating new (or updating existing) video scripts, course assignments, course rubrics, course syllabi, and other front-end SAIC course preparation

Teaching Assistant - Wired: Imaging & Web, Contemporary Practices at SAIC

• Assisted first-year students and faculty in a classroom, including help teach woodshop, sewing, basic coding, and other foundational skills
• Offered advice and critique
• Presented work and lecture

Computer Technician - Del Sol Printing

• Troubleshot computer issues for clients

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CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

Mental Health First Aid

Compassion

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