BREN BATACLAN’S RESUME

EXPERIENCE

Smile Boston Project. Cambridge, MA. 2003 to Present. Full time artist. A global street art project. www.bataclan.com

Designfilter. Cambridge, MA. 2000 to 2003. Founder. A full service design firm, from print to web. Clients: American Express, Del Monte and NPR.

Viant. Boston, MA. 1998 to 2000. Designer and Researcher. I was a member of the company’s design-related think tank lab.

CSC. Waltham, MA. 1997 to 1998. Art Director. I worked on client and internal-based design projects.

University of  Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, MA. 1995 to 1997. Assistant Professor. I taught computer animation and graphic design courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 1997. Visiting Professor. I taught computer-based graphic design courses.

R/Greenberg and Associates. Los Angeles, CA. 1993. Animator and Designer. I created typographic layout and special effects for movies (Free Willy and The Last Action Hero).

Mondo Media. San Francisco, CA. 1992. Animator and Designer. I animated and designed interactive and multimedia projects.

EDUCATION

1993, BA in Design. UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Summa Cum Laude.
1995, MA in Computer Animation. The Ohio State University.

DOCUMENTARY

“The Smile Project,” by David Tames (Woods Hole Film Festival's "Best Short Documentry" and Northampton Film Festival's Best Regional Film)

Art Grants Fuller Foundation (2007 and 2008), Make the Dash Count, the Reader's Digest, the Natick Public and School System and the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Artist in Residency Ink Gallery/NOHO Commons Fall 2009 >>>

PUBLICATIONS

“Art at the Philippine Center New York ” A coffee table book featuring contemporary Filipino and Filipino American artists >>>

“Dinosaur Hunt ” A children's book writeen by Erika Leung and illustrated by Bren Bataclan >>>

MURALS >>>

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS (selected list)

- Harvard University
- Boston University
- Stonehill College
- Boston College
- Endicott College
- Rollins College
- San Francisco Public Library
- University of Massachusetts Boston 2010
- Lasell College
- Tufts University
- Iskwelahang Pilipino
- Citizen Schools
- Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
- Boston Center for Adult Education
- Natick Public Library
- Northeastern University
- Claret School, Quezon City, Philippines
- Lesley University
- Cloud Foundation
- Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
- Allston Public Library
- WGBH

EXHIBITS

2014
- Ed Heck Gallery, NY, NY
- MIT, Cambridge, MA
- Art Expo, NY, NY
- Las Vegas Licensing Expo, Las Vegas, NV

2013
- Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
- 13 Forrest, Arlington, MA
- Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA

- Franklin Art Center, Franklin, MA
- Blue Glass, Boston, MA
- South End Open Studios
- Urbio Gallery, Greenfield, MA

2012
- Circle Exhibit. Japan
- Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
- Bliss on Bliss Studios, NYC
- Blue Glass, Boston, MA
- Franklin Art Center, Franklin, MA
- Zocalo, Boston, MA

2011
- Franklin Art Center, Franklin, MA
- Meiji University, Japan
- Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
- Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA
- Darien Art, Darien, CT
- Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

2010
- Harbor Art Gallery @ the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
- The Evergreen Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
- Bee Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
- ArtSpace, Maynard, MA
- San Francisco Public Library
- Zocalo, San Leandro, CA
- Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
- ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
- Bee Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
- Evergreen Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2009
- Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Philippine Consulate, NYC
- Mimi Ferzt Gallery, NYC
- Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
- Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
- 13 Forrest, Arlington, MA
- Logan Airport, Boston, MA
- Ink Studios, Hollywood, CA
- Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA
- Dublois Gallery, Newport, RI
- BCAE, Boston, MA
- Savant Project, Boston, MA

2008
- Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
- 13 Forrest Gallery, Arlington, MA
- Boston Logan Airport
- Dublois Gallery, Newport, RI (summer and fall shows)
- MFA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
- Art, Etc. Gallery, Newton, MA
- Diesel Cafe, Somerville, MA
- WGBH, Boston, MA

2007
- Boston’s Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
- MFA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
- Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
- Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
- Children’s Music Center of JP, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Middle East Restaurant, Cambridge, MA
- Harvard Square Business Association, Cambridge, MA
- Gulu Gulu Cafe, Lynn, MA
- Berryline, Cambridge, MA
- Village Vineyard, Plymouth, MA
- Sleeper Street Cafe, Boston, MA

2006
- Allston Public Library, Allston, MA
- Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA
- Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA
- Cloud Foundation, Boston, MA
- Umbria, Boston, MA
- Gulu Gulu Cafe, Lynn, MA
- All Asia, Cambridge, MA
- Bella Luna, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Rudi’s Restro, Boston, MA
- Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Junebug, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Stella Bella, Cambridge, MA
- Za, Arlington, MA

2005
- Center for Filipinos, London U.K.
- Filipino Artist Group Show, Chicago, IL
- San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
- Super 7, San Francisco, CA
- Sydney and Pacific, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- Cassava, Boston, MA
- Curious George, Cambridge, MA
- Delux, Boston, MA
- Emack and Bolio’s, Roslindale, MA
- JP Licks, Boston, MA
- Ole, Cambridge, MA
- Other Side Cafe, Boston, MA
- Paradise Lounge, Boston, MA
- Starbucks, Wayland, MA
- Via, Portland, ME

2004
- Stove Factory Gallery, Charlestown, MA
- The Middle East Cafe, Boston, MA
- San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
- Sydney and Pacific, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- Christopher’s, Cambridge, MA
- Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MA

2003
- Soprafina Gallery

1998
- Augusta Savage Gallery, Amhest, MA

1996
- University Gallery, UMASS Amherst

PRESS

- The Washington Post
- Positively Filipino
- Ascent
- New York Magazine
- UCLA Magazine
- WQRC
- Revealed Project
- The Ohio State Alumni Magazine
- Philippine Airline's Mabuhay Magazine
- CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
- Reader’s Digest (American and Asian editions)
- Detroit Free Press
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Asian Weekly
- ABC News
- Reader's Digest
- San Francisco Examiner
- Chicago Tribune
- Sundays With Liz Walker
- It Takes a Village radio show
- Fox TV St. Louis
- Smithsonian Magazine
- Boston Globe
- Positive Thinking
- Artscope
- Hayhouse Radio
- Cambridge Chronicle
- artfilmdesign.com
- Art Business News
- Boston Magazine
- Chronicle TV
- Fox 25
- Boston’s WB
- Improper Bostonian
- Weekly Dig
- WBZ Radio
- ABS CBN
- Filipinas Magazine

SMILE AMERICA PROJECT (so far...)
- Hawaii >>>, Alaska >>>, California >>>, New Hampshire >>>, Maine >>>, Florida >>>, Nevada >>>, Rhode Island >>>, New York >>>, Wisonsin >>>, Vermont >>>, Utah >>>, Texas >>>, Rochester, NY >>>, Woods Hole, MA >>>, Peaks Island, ME >>> Gerogia >>> St. Louis >>> Graceland >>> North Carolina >>> Chicago >>> Arizona >>> , San Francisco >>>, Ohio >>>, Indiana >>>, Michigan >>>, NYC (Wall Street) >>>, Las Vegas >>>, Alaska >>> Lowell, MA >>> Chicago >>>, North Hollywood >>> Raleigh, NC >>> Wallpole, MA >>> Arlington, MA >>> San Francisco, CA >>> Boston, MA >>> New Orleans, LA >>> Grand Rapids, MI >>> Salt Lake City, UT >>> Las Vegas >>> Ohio 2011 >>> Arizona >>> Massachusetts 2011 >>> & >>> & >>> Illinois 2011 >>> California 2011 >>> Maine 2011 >>> Louisiana 2012 >>>

SMILE WORLD PROJECT (so far...)
- Thailand >>>, Cambodia >>>, Philippines >>>, Tibet >>>, Taiwan >>>, Korea >>>, U.K. >>>, Ireland >>>, Sri Lanka >>>, Honduras >>>, Guatemala >>>, Canada >>>, Djibouti >>>, Antarctica >>> , Puerto Rico >>>, Spain >>>, Italy >>>, Israel >>>, United Arab Emirates >>>, Zurich >>>, Japan >>> Paris >>> Scotland >>> Iceland >>> Nepal >>>, Germany >>>, Panama >>> Shanghai >>>, Peru >>> Costa Rica, Greece >>>, Turkey >>> Philippines >>>, Costa Rica >>>, Norway >>> Egypt/Marrakesh >>> Dubai >>> Haiti >>> Bermuda >>> Australia & New Zealand >>> France 2011 >>> Afghanistan >>> U.K. >>> Qatar >>> Brazil >>> Argentina >>> Mexico >>> Guam >>> Latvia >>>

DONATIONS

- Red Cross >>> & >>> - Cool Cats - Homeless Cat Network - D.A.D.S. - Medicine Wheel Production - OneWorld Classrooms - English at Large - Jackson School - Bennet Hemmenway Elementary School - Hope Project - Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition - Red Cross Donations >>>- Night of 10,000 Balloons - The Corner Co-op Nursery School - WGBH Auction 2010- Anti Defamation League New England Region - Boston Living Center- Filipino Heritage Camp - New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League- Philippine flood victims of 2009- United Way - Association of Community Employment Program - Washingotn Gateway- artofhealing.org- PAWS (has been successful in keeping thousands of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, other disabling illness, and now seniors, together with their beloved pets)- Garden Nursery School - Cowboy Caleb- William Lacey - Arlington's Children's Theater- AIDS Action Committe of Massachusetts through the Imperial Court of Massachusetts - Philippine Peace Corps >>>- Gulu Gulu Cafe fundraising - WGBH 2008- Nepalese Orphanage- MS Walk - Love for Lilli - Triangle- The Dance Complex- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts- Boston Boy's Choir- Nora Theater Company - WGBH 2008 Auction- The Jackson School- Garden Nursery School - Brattle Street Theater- Dedham School System - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts- Federation for Children with Special Needs- Red Cross- National Multiple Scleoris Society- Garden Nursery School at Harvard - Sam Yoon- WGBH 2006 Auction- Avon Breast Cancer Walk- Spread the Bread >>>- Garden Nursery School- Beyond Shelter- artconnection.com - WGBH 2006 Fine Arts Auction- Gulu Gulu Cafe's Hurricane Katrina fund raising- Garden Nursery School- PFLAG- London, U.K.'s Filipino Community Center- Red Cross (Hurricane Katrina vicitms)- Oxfam (Tsunami victims)- Boston Public Library- WGBH (2004 and 2005 auctions)- Lynn Community Health Center- Lincoln Sudbury High School's Math Team- National MS Society, New England Chapter- Spruce Street Nursery School- Friends of Boston's Homeless- Cambridge Nursery School - Families First- Washington Gateway Main Street- Charles River Public Internet Center- Annual Head of the Charles Celebration- HRC- Artist Group of Charlestown various fundraising events- Identity Magazine fund raising event at All Asia, July 9, 2004- 2004 Run for Research Marathon at DKNY's - Hyde Square Task Force- American Heart Association- WNPR/CPTV Online Auction- Shelter Legal Services Foundation- Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer- Relay for Life- GLSEN Boston - Cambridge Public School System