Rebecca Ruige Xu

rebecca.xu@gmail.com

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Education

  • 1997 – 2000M.F.A in Computer Graphics, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY
  • 1995 – 1996Certificate in Film and TV Photography, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
  • 1989 – 1993B.S. in Industrial Design, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

Teaching

  • 2013 – pres.Associate Professor, Department of Transmedia, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2009 – 2013Associate Professor, Art and Design Department, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • 2004 – 2009Assistant Professor, Art and Design Department, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • 1998 – 2000Instructor, Art Media Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Courses Taught & Developed

Syracuse University

  • Introduction to Computer Graphics (C, OpenGL)
  • Introduction to 3D Animation and Visual Effects
  • Intermediate 3D Animation and Visual Effects
  • Advanced 3D Animation and Visual Effects
  • Independent Study in Computer Art
  • Senior Project in Computer Art

Missouri State University

  • Fundamentals of Collaboration in Electronic Arts
  • Senior Project in Electronic Arts
  • Computer Animation I, II, III & IV
  • Applied History and Aesthetics of Animation (Online)
  • Independent Study in Computer Animation
  • Computer Animation Workshops (Maya & Stop Motion)

Exhibitions & Screenings

2014

  • Ars Electronica, Animation Festival / Electronic Theatre, Linz, Austria. International juried screening
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK. International juried screening
  • CINESONIKA 4, VanCity Theatre, Vancouver, Canada. International juried screening
  • Visual Music Screening, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Invitational screening
  • ASIFA-SF 3rd Annual Spring Show, Randall Jr. Museum, San Francisco, CA. International juried screening
  • (e)merge art fair, Washington, DC. International juried exhibition
  • All Women Art 2014 Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Jupiter, FL. International juried exhibition
  • Another Experiment by Women Film Festival, New York, NY. National juried screening
  • Across the Divide, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK;
    Southwestern Oklahoma State University Art Gallery, Weatherford, OK;
    National juried exhibition

2013

  • IDEAS 2013, Celebrate what we build and how it will impact the future, by International Digital Media and Arts Association, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, International Juried Exhibition
  • Rebecca Ruige Xu: Proximity of Translation, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA. Solo exhibition
  • InsideOut Video Art – Audiovisions from the East, created by C.A.R.M.A. (Arts Center and Applied Multimedia Research) and Itaci Art & Cult, Museum of Contemporary Art , Rome, Italy, Invitational Exhibition
  • Across the Divide - Contemporary Art by Chinese American Artists, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO. National Juried Exhibition.
  • Audiovisioni Digitali/Scicli, International Exhibition of audiovisual researches, Arts Centre of Multimedia Applied Researches, Scicli, Italy. Invitational exhibition
  • Time Loops: Meaning in Motion, International Exhibit of Looping Video Art, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art,Los Angeles, CA, International Juried Competition
  • Magmart International Videoart Festival, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy. International Juried exhibition
  • SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Anaheim, CA. International juried exhibition
  • FILE 2013 - Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. International juried exhibition
  • Techfest 2013, IIT Bombay, India. Invitational exhibition

2012

  • Across the Divide, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX. National Juried Competition
  • MSU Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Springfield, MO. Invitational screening

2011

  • Illusions Unlocked, Recent Work by Rebecca Xu & Edmond Salsali,The M. Christina Geis Gallery, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ. Two-person Exhibition
  • LACDA Top 40 International Juried Competition, Los Angeles, CA, International Juried Competition
  • Across the Divide, University of Wisconsin WhiteWater, WI, National Juried Competition
  • Screening at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, England. Invitational screening
  • Screening at School Media Arts, Chalon-sur-Saone, France. Invitational screening
  • VM screening at Destellos Foundation, Mar del Plata, Argentine. Invitational screening

2010

  • Theatre and New Media, the Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, Italy. Invitational screening
  • Colloquium culture and digitization, L'arc Romainmotier, Switzerland. Invitational screening
  • Dream Factory, Regensburg, Germany. Invitational screening
  • Open Music Foundation,Valladolid, Spain. Invitational screening
  • Screening at Qingdao University, Qingdao, China. Invitational screening
  • Flower. Wine. Moon. Me. MSU Composition Festival, Springfield, MO. Invitational performance
  • MSU Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Springfield, MO. Invitational screening

2009

  • SIGGRAPH 09 Art Gallery, Information Aesthetics Showcase, New Orleans, LA. International juried exhibition
  • Sticks and Stones, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC. International juried exhibition
  • Digital Eyes: New Esthetic Dimensions in Computer Visulization Technology, Los Angeles, CA. International juried exhibition
  • Invasive Violets. MSU Spring Dance Concert, Springfield, MO. Invitational performance
  • 16th Annual Women in the Arts Exhibition, Craft Studio Gallery, Clumbia, MO. Regional juried exhibition
  • VMM screening, Visual Arts Theatre, NYC, NY. Invitational exhibition
  • Screening at Folkwang-Hochscule Essen (Essen Univ. of Art and Theatre), Germany. Invitational exhibition

2008

  • Enfolded, MSU Art & Design Gallery, Springfield, MO. Two-person exhibition
  • 25th Annual Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA. International juried exhibition
  • Abstract Expressions, Watson Studio Gallery, Johnson City, TX. International juried exhibition
  • Visual Music Concert at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. International juried exhibition
  • Venezuelan Society of Contemporary Music VM screening, Universidad Simón Bolívar,Venezuela. Invitational exhibition
  • GuiYang International Digital Art Exhibition, GuiYang, China. Invitational exhibition
  • Screening ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. Invitational exhibition
  • Screening at Technical University, Berlin, Germany. Invitational exhibition
  • Huddersfield Festival, West Yorkshire, UK. Invitational exhibition
  • Sweetwater E/A Concert Series #4, Fort Wayne, IN. Invitational exhibition
  • Concert at University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Invitational exhibition
  • Lipa Festival, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Invitational exhibition
  • Screening at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. Invitational exhibition

2007

  • SIGGRAPH 07 Sketches & Posters, San Diego, CA. International juried exhibition
  • FILE RIO 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. International juried exhibition
  • 00130Gallery Video Art Project, Helsinki, Finland. International juried exhibition
  • Delta International Film and Video Festival, Cleveland, MS. International juried exhibition
  • Visual Music Marathon, Boston, MA. International juried exhibition
  • SIGGRAPH 07 Art Gallery, San Diego, CA. Invitational exhibition
  • CYNETart, Dresden, Germany. Invitational exhibition
  • Ladyfest Leeds festival, Leeds, UK. Invitational screening
  • MAKOR, New York, NY. Invitational screening
  • Crystal Theatre, Missoula, MT. Invitational screening
  • Central Cinema, Seattle, WA. Invitational screening

2006

  • The 5th International Xperimental Film Festival, Lefkosia, Cyprus. International juried exhibition
  • The FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. International juried exhibition
  • Addictive TV Best of 2006 Edition, Independent Exposure, San Francisco, CA. International juried screening
  • iDEAs 06: Works in progress. San Diego, CA. International juried exhibition
  • LA Freewaves Festival online media art archive, Los Angeles, CA. International juried online exhibition
  • Independent Exposure, Spring Edition 2006 Microcinema screening series and touring program, San Francisco, CA. International juried screening
  • Reel Shorts Film and Video Exhibition, Saratoga Spring, NY. National juried exhibition
  • 10th International Video Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia Invitational exhibition.
  • The 20th Annual Conference of Society of Literature, Science and Art. New York, NY. Invitational exhibition
  • 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA Invitational exhibition
  • Diverse Works, Huston, TX Invitational screening
  • Faculty Exhibition, Art & Design Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. Invitational exhibition

2005

  • Independent Exposure! Microcinema screening series and touring program, San Francisco, CA. National juried screening
  • Second Annual International Juried Exhibition, Long Branch, NJ. International juried exhibition
  • Coatesville Film Festival, Coatesville, PA. National juried exhibition
  • Pixel Pops! Special online version. International juried exhibition
  • Faculty Exhibition, Art & Design Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. Invitational exhibition

2000 & before

  • 2000 UFVA Film & Video Festival World Touring exhibition. Invitational exhibition
  • 2000 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York. Invitational exhibition
  • 2000 Unquote TV on DUTV, Philadelphia, PA. Invitational exhibition
  • 1999 NEXTFRAME Film Festival, Boston, MA. International juried exhibition
  • 1998 – 2000 Art Media Studies Show, Shemin Auditorium, Syracuse, NY, Juried exhibition
  • 1998 – 2000 Computer Graphics Show, Shemin Auditorium, Syracuse, NY. Invitational exhibition
  • 1998 WorldWideWorm, Gallery 120, Syracuse, NY. Invitational exhibition
  • 1998 Janus, collaborative project, online exhibition, Syracuse University, New York. Invitational exhibition
  • 1996 International Horticultural Exposition’99, collaborative 3D animation project, Paris, France. Invitational exhibition
  • 1995 – 1997 China Central Television, approximately 10 minutes of 3D animation and special effects projects were nationally / internationally broadcasted, Beijing, China. Commercial projects
  • 1995 Xiling Yangtze Bridge, screening and presentation for the Three Gorge Project, Beijing, China. Commercial project
  • 1995 Shanghai International Computer Technology exhibition, Shanghai, China. Invitational exhibition

Awards & Honor

  • 2011-2014 Visiting Research Fellowship recipient at Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse,
    Syracuse University, NY
  • 2013 Missouri State University Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Award
  • 2012 Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters Special Project Fund
  • 2010 Missouri State University Faculty Research Grant recipient
  • 2010 Sabbatical: Artistic Data Visualization Study Based on Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse Data Collections
  • 2007 AWNtv(AnimationWorldNetwork Television), Featured Playlist: Visual Music Marathon
  • 2005-2007 Citizen's Advisory Panel for the Media Arts, Missouri Arts Council
  • 1999 NEXTFRAME Film Festival, Final list, Boston, MA. International juried exhibition
  • 1998 National Tongniu Award, Rabbit Crazy, film special effects, collaborative project, China
  • 1996-1997 The Biography of Seeds, 3D Animation, collaborative project
    First Prize of Educational Film in Czech Film Festival, Czech
    “Golden Rooster” Awards for Excellent Science and Educational Film, China
    Honorary Certificate in Japan International Short Film Festival, Japan

Conference Presentation

  • 2013 Presented research and student work at the pilot symposium: American and Chinese Visual Arts Higher Education: A Comparative Dialogue. National conference
  • 2013 Vising artist lecture in Transmedia Colloquium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2013 Introduction to performance: Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Springfield, MO
  • 2013 Introduction to Chinese Paper Cutting Techniques and Symbolism, Art Education program, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • 2011 Presented latest work of artistic data visulization and digital performance at the 3rd Across the Divide Symposium, University of Wisconsin, White Water, WI. National conference.
  • 2006 Presented work “Encountered” at the 20th Annual Conference of Society of Literature, Science and Art. New York, NY. International conference.

Press / Bibliography

  • Leonardo, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Volume 46, Issue 4, 2013, pg 414-415. Rebecca Ruige Xu and Sean Hongsheng Zhai. "Visualizing Federal Spending.
  • Creatives at Work, Art Gallery at Computer Graphics Conference Merges Science and Art, July 16, 2013
  • Animation Digest, Art Gallery presents Xu’s ‘Proximity of Translation’, Sep 26, 2013
  • Connect Williamsport: REBECCA RUIGE XU: PROXIMITY OF TRANSLATION, Oct. 30, 2013
  • Mediterranews, “InsideOut Videoarte-Audiovisioni d’oriente”-a Asiatica-MACRO Pelanda, Aquarius, Oct 7, 2013
  • Taxi Drivers, Cinema E Cultura Metropolitana, InsideOut Video Art - audiovisions of the East, Salvatore Insana, Nov 1, 2013.
  • Ziguline, InsideOut Video Art - audiovisions of the East, Oct 12, 2013
  • China News Italy, InsideOut Video Art - audiovisions of the East, Itaci Art & Cult, Oct 14, 2013
  • Mediterranews, Audiovisions digital / Scicli # 1 international exhibition of visual search, May 23, 2013
  • "What is not obscure from lighting at dance" by Flaviana Sampaio, Edições UESB, Southwest Bahia State University, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2013
  • The 3rd “Across the Divide” Exhibition Catalogue, November, 2011
  • Information Aesthetics, “SIGGRAPH'09: The Information Aesthetics Showcase Exhibition”, Andrew Vande Moere, August 8, 2009
  • Animation World Magazine, “Visual Music Marathon: Musical Fine Art Animation Benchmark”, Jean Detheux, May 24, 2007
  • SEAMUS NEWS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United State Newsletter), Issue 3, “Visual Music Marathon”, John Mallia, July, 2007, page 6.

Professional Experience

  • 2000 – 2004 User Interface Architect, S1 Corporation, Littleton, MA
    Involved in all aspects of user interaction and interface design for enterprise-scale applications & e-commerce through full product development cycle from concept to delivery; developed new concepts and prototypes, coded advanced level JSP, HTML and CSS, created documentation, tested usability & accessibility of new/improved designs.
  • 1998 – 2000 Lead Web Designer, TRAC Reports Inc., Syracuse, NY
    Led the renovation of company's primary and 4 subsidiary web sites, designed and created 4 new subsidiary sites. Responsibilities included designing user experience and interaction, as well as designing and developing user interface. Also was responsible for corporate identity design and produced interactive web pages using SAS programming.
  • 1993 –1997 Senior Animator & Graphic designer, Sinorails International Digital Vision Co. Ltd., Beijing, China
    Performed concept generation and development, storyboarding and digital production. Works included 3D animation, 3D modeling, commercial video, film visual effects, architecture visualization, digital images, advertising and corporate identity design.