ABOUT

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Brenda Cruz-Wolf is a freelance videographer/editor and photographer  based out of Houston, TX. She has worked with a variety of artists and non-profits to produce short-form content for web. Working as a one-woman team most of the time, she’s equipped with everything you’ll need for a full-on production.

She’s a documentarian by heart, always looking to tell story and hear a story. She enjoys  collaborating with artists and clients to produce works that thrive in this new digital era.

Clients include: Houston Center for Photography, Rice Design Alliance, AIDS Houston, Capsule Gallery, Station Museum and Rice Art Gallery among many more. Her aesthetic approach comes from her influences in contemporary experimental film and video practices, street photography and  Texas palm trees.

 

EDUCATION

2014    M.F.A. Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston, Houston TX

2005    B.A. TV, Film & Media Studies, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

2017                 Detention Nation, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka KS

2017                Intersections, Lone Star College-Kingwood Fine Art Gallery TX

2017                 Houston Fringe Festival, Houston TX

2017                 Moving Body Platform Video Screening, Varna Bulgaria

2017                 Veladas de Cine y Danza, Concepcion Chile

2017                 The Athens Video Dance Project, Athens Greece

2017                 Senorita Cinema Film Festival, Houston, TX

2016                Private Eyes, Micro-Residency, Houston TX

2016                Third Coast Dance Film Festival, Houston TX **Winner- Best of Festival

2016                 Detention Nation, Museo de las Americas, Denver CO

2016                Houston Fringe Festival, Houston TX

2016                Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin TX

2016                SITE Houston, Houston TX

2015                 Detention Nation, Station Museum, Houston TX

2015                 Senorita Cinema Film Festival, Houston, TX **Winner – Best Short Film

2015                 SPE National Multi Cultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, New Orleans, LA

2014                 Self Help, Nicole Longnecker Gallery Houston TX

2014                Exposed: An Emergence of UHPSA Artists, Alabama Song, Houston TX

2014                Thirty Sixth Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Museum, Houston, TX

2014                Oh Snap 2 Juried Cell Phone Photo Exhibition, COM Art Gallery, Texas City TX

2014                Slide Room, MKT BAR, Houston TX

2014                Terra Nullis, Alonzo Gallery, Houston TX

2013                Caution: Live Snakes – Art Crawl, Motherdog Studios, Houston TX

2013                Praxis, Main St Projects, Houston TX

2013                Guest Curator, “Films by Hollis Frampton” Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX

2013                Vignettes of Regret, The Sparrow & the Nest, Houston TX

2013                Senorita Cinema Film Festival, Houston TX

2013                The Center: Remapping with within, Alabama Song, Houston TX

2012                15th Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX

2012                Visvid Film Festival, University of Houston, Houston TX

2011                The Saddest Love Story Almost Never Told: Based on a true idea, Spacetaker, Houston TX

2011                Imaginary Time Travel – Art Crawl, Dribble Stamp Building, Houston TX

2011                Senorita Cinema Film Festival, Houston TX

2011                Free Association Blunder, Cactus Records, Houston TX

2011                14th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX

2011                The Worst thing you can do to people is forget them, Skydive, Houston TX

2010              Absurd Reality of an Amputated Ego, DCM Warehouse, Houston TX

2010              13th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX

2010              Accelerando Nonsense, Cactus Records, Houston, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016 – 2017

Adjunct Instructor, Fundamentals of Video Art, University of Houston, Houston TX

2015

Adjunct Instructor, Fundamentals of Video Art, University of Houston, Houston TX

Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Photography, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Video Editing, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

2014

Adjunct Instructor, Fundamentals of Video Art, University of Houston, Houston TX

Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Photography, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

Adjunct instructor, Studio Production, Art Institute of Houston, Houston TX

Associate Producer, Another Off the Wall Productions, Houston, TX

2012 – 2014

Teaching Fellow, Fundamentals of Video Art University of Houston, Houston TX

2011

Media Instructor, Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-2009

Production/Post Production Freelance in Los Angeles, New York and Houston

REFERENCES UPON REQUEST