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Arty Vongphakdy

● 913 River Drive ● Sioux City, IA ● (712) 202-6130 ● ●
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Integrated Studio Arts
December 2012
Fall 2011
• Study Abroad Program: Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy
NASAD Accreditation Review, Gallery 181
Ames, IA
“Mask of the Urban Ninjas”
November 26-30, 2012
“Street Armor”
• Brass, Cold-joined personal adornment
“Prince Albert”
• Ceramic figurine performing a hand stand nude created with visiting artist Esther Shimazu
PRIMED: ISA Senior Exhibition, Gallery 181
Ames, IA
“Mask of the Urban Ninjas”
April 9-19, 2012
• Brass and Mixed Media, Re-purposed stereo speakers into a portable music player
• Juried by Katy Stone
• Wall mural, 27 ¼ ft. wide by 12 ft. high, designed as a collaborative effort with four fellow artists
to honor the Integrated Studio Arts senior class of 2012
• Created the 1st mural painted directly on the east gallery wall in four days
• Directed and coordinated the production of the mural
• Juried by Katy Stone
ISU Design West/Sioux City Downtown Partners Mural Project
Sioux City, IA
“Sioux City Mural”
August 18, 2011
• Original design inspired by community, local residents, athletics, and historical monuments
• Implemented and completed a large scale mural, 135 ft. wide by 10 ft. high, as a solo endeavor
• Learned to communicate with city officials, meet project specifications, and successfully fulfill
contractual agreements
• Presented the mural at the Promenade Theatre in Sioux City
ISU FOCUS Grant, Memorial Union Gallery
Ames, IA
“Artimus Prime”
estimated April 2013
• Demonstrated metal working techniques: raising, forming, soldering, riveting, scoring,
planishing, oxidizing, and polishing for final capstone project at Iowa State University
• Fabricated from sheets of Brass, Bronze, Nickel, and Silver
• The final product is a 15”x12”x10” helmet and mask combination that represents the human
psychological defenses pride and ego respectively
“Legal Practice”
April 19, 2011
• A project that explored the culture of street art and the artists through five large-scale paintings
and three life-sized cut-out drawings
• Learned how to write a grant proposal, formulate budgets, research materials, and meet deadlines

College of Design Undergraduate Brochure
Ames, IA
Fall 2012
Integrated Studio Arts Student Profile
• By Heather Sauer
• Brief profile of a current student in each program to highlight where our students come from,
what it's like to be a student in the program, and what kinds of experiences the students have at
Iowa State and in the College of Design
Iowa State Daily
Ames, IA
“Graffiti: Is it art?”
September 1, 2011
• By Sarah Binder, page 6
“Annual research symposium showcases undergraduate student work”
April 20, 2011
• By Michael Craighton, page 4
Sioux City, IA
“ISU Design West/Downtown Partners Student in Residence Program”
Fall 2011
• By Susan Fey, page 12
KTIV Channel 4 News
Sioux City, IA
“Local student spends summer beautifying S.C.’s downtown”
August 18, 2011
• By Tia Heidebrecht
College of Design Art Club
Ames, IA
Fall 2012
Visibility and Outreach
• Secured funding resources to host Omaha based artist Jeremy Caniglia
• Promoted bi-annual College of Design Art Sale
• Started communication for future collaborations with ISU Veteran’s Center and Women’s Center
ISU Veterans Conference
Ames, IA
November 15, 2012
• Constructed three 4 ¾’ canvases for an artist to paint a triptych honoring ISU veterans
Dorchester Project
Chicago, IL
Block Resident
June 2012
• Assisted New York artist Torkwase Dyson with garden design and Studio South Zero (SSZ)
• Dyson's SSZ project is an innovative green architectural project: a self-sustaining, solar-powered,
modular studio/workspace to be occupied by artists in residence for no more than 3 months.
Design 102 Final Critique
Ames, IA
Spring-Fall 2012
• Provided constructive criticism, encouragement, support, and tips of design methodology to
freshman level design students
Quasicrystal Project
Ames, IA
Project Manager
February 2012
• Organized, planned, and coordinated meetings to honor Nobel Prize winning ISU professor Dan
Schechtman prior to his lecture on February 20, 2012
• Facilitated discussion and collaborative work between Material Science Engineering students and
Art and Design students
• Projected a short animation of a rotating quasicrystal in the Oak Room, Memorial Union, during
Dan Schechtman’s meet and greet on Feb. 14, 2012

Ceramic Workshop
Ames, IA
January 24, 2012
• Attended four day workshop with visiting artist Esther Shimazu
• Learned how to construct ceramic sculptures using “tea-pot technique”
Student Innovation Center Summit
Ames, IA
January 21, 2012
• Attended a one day research workshop for members of the Canon Design firm (Chicago) to
understand how students from different major can collaborate and solve real-world problems
Iowa State University Work Study
Ames, IA
Integrated Studio Arts Faculty Assistant
August-December 2012
• Brainstormed outreach and recruitment activities for potential Integrated Studio Arts students
• Found creative/unconventional ways to gain visibility for the ISA program
• Assisted program directors to prepare for NASAD Accreditation review in November
• Secured funding resources to host Omaha based artist Jeremy Caniglia for 2013 BFA exhibit
Ames, IA
Resident Assistant
July 2012
• Month-long intensive camp for middle and high school students interested in higher education
• Assisted TAG students engaged in what would be semester long college level courses
• Provided supervision, counsel, and support to campers.
Course Hero
Ames, IA
Business Development Intern
January-March 2012
• Informed and encouraged students about the learning platform that is Course Hero (CH)
• Promoted awareness and support for the CH Knowledge Drive, a philanthropic movement that
donates books to developing countries in Africa
ISU Design West and Sioux City Downtown Partners
Sioux City, IA
Student in Residency Program/Internship
Summer 2011
• Provided support to middle school and high school students enrolled in “Explore Design 2011”
• France (Paris)
• Germany (Berlin, Munich)
• Italy (Carrara, Cinque Terre, Elba Island, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena,
Vatican City)
• The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
• Spain (Barcelona)
• Switzerland (Bern)
• ISU Pride Award
Fall 2009
• Diane Cone Boody Art Fund Scholarship
Fall 2012

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