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CV 

Kiana Lom

EXPERIENCE

08/2020-05/2021

Educational Intern

Zuccaire Gallery, Stonybrook University - Stony Brook, NY

·    Assist with curatorial aspects of DOS MUNDOS diversity and inclusivity exhibit

·    Create and implement educational programs for the public. 

·    Curate Student Exhibition “Identity and Culture.” (Spring 2021)

02/2017 to 12/2017

Editor-in-Chief

Lighthouse News - Riverhead, NY

·    Self-sourced, gathered and wrote news.

·    Managed, supervised and finalized layout in collaboration of my Managing editor.

·    Recruited and motivated new contributors.

·    Edited and gave feedback on reporters writing.

·    Coordinated with advisor to seek quality and continued improvement of news.

·    Held and organized club meetings.

 

03/2015 to 08/2017

Certified Framer 

Michaels Companies Inc. - Riverhead, NY

·    Designed eye pleasing framing compositions, using frames, various textured mats, fillets and liners.

·    Knowledgeable about art and artistic composition to sell and speak to a wide variety of clientele but predominantly niche highend customers.

·    Used creative skills and problem solving in order to fix issues arising from hard to frame artwork or aesthetically challenging compositions.

·    Knowledge of power tools, cut glass and perform arithmetic to configure symmetry and measurements.

·    Work with deadlines.

 

10/2010 to 01/2014

Author

Self-published - Wading River, NY

·    Wrote both a memoir and a full-length novel called "Incorrigible"

·    Maintained self-discipline and motivation of the craft by writing 2k words daily.

·    Maintained a practice of re-writing and editing to polish my own work.

·    Created and hosted website to advertise and establish brand.

·    Formatted and uploaded book to kindle for sale.

·    Printed physical versions of the book and peddled it at open market and craft fairs.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

05/2021

Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art with a Creative Writing Minor

SUNY Stony Brook University- Stony Brook, NY

 

·    Dean's List Honoree every semester enrolled.

·    Graduated with Suma Cum Laude distinction.

·    Thesis: "Short Stories on Death and Transformation"

·    3.96 GPA

·    Drs. Connie and Lee Kopelman Endowed Scholarship Recipient

·    URECA Grant Award Recipient

·    Alpha Sigma Lambda and Chi alpha Epsilon Honor Society Member

·    Ana Maria Torres Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Recipient 

·    Elizabeth and Phillip Palmedo Scholarship Recipient 

 

2018

Associate in Liberal Arts: English Language and Literature

Suffolk Community College - Riverhead, NY

·    Dean’s List and Honors Club since enrolled as a student.

·    Lifetime Learning Scholarship and EOP High achieving Scholarship Recipient

·    Phi Theta Kappa., Alpha Sigma Lambda and Chi Alpha Epsilon Member

·    Honors Society and Lighthouse News Member

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Staller Center Award for Excellence Senior Art Show 2021

  • SUNY PACC prize Finalist “The Arboreal Theater”

  • Sunwood Competition Winner Spring 2021.

  • Sunwood Competition Winner Spring 2020.

  • URECA Creative Research Grant Projects Recipient Summer 2019.

  • American Scholastic Journalist winner for "The Lighthouse News." Spring 2018.

  • Art Contributor to advertise and promote "Take Back the Night" campaign to help raise awareness against domestic violence. May 2018.

  • Donated four original art pieces to the SCCC Foundation to auction off and raise funds for minority scholarships.

EXHIBITIONS            

            

       Best of SUNY Art Exhibition, Carl McCall SUNY Administrative Bldg.

       Nov 2020- Nov 2021

 

       Sunwood Estate, Presidents Art Collection, Stony Brook, NY.

       Spring 2021- Spring 2022

 

       URECA & Senior Show, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY.

       Spring 2021

 

       Home Far and Near, Gallery North, East Setauket, NY. 

       Feb 25th, 21- April 3rd, 21.

 

      Simulacrum, Staller Art Department, Stony Brook, NY.

       Nov 2020- Feb 2021

 

       Independent Study in Art Studio Exhibition "Leap of Faith," Staller Art Department 

       Feb 27-March 5th, 2020

 

      "Phases" a Lithography Exhibition

       Nov 13- Nov 21 Staller Center for the Arts Second Floor

 

       URECA Art Exhibition, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

       May 2-May 15, 2019.

 

WRITING ENGAGEMENTS 

 

       Guest Poet Speaker at graduation Ceremony for EOP

       "Mental Power Sonnet.”

       April 17, 2018.

 

       SCCC Creative Writing Festival Reading as an Artist and Writer

       April 26, 2018.

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