Ivan Velez Jr.
3653 Bainbridge Avenue Apt. 6G Bronx, NY, 10467
Arts Instruction, Cartooning, Tutoring, Curriculum Writing, Book Packaging and Design, Editing, Program Design, Character Design, Animation, Model Making,
Pre-Press, Writing, Storyboarding, Scriptwriting for Television and Film, Graphics Software Instruction, video-editing, Career Development Instruction.
2017: Book-Up teaching artist, Queens/Brooklyn, NYC
2011 - 2016 : Teaching Artist; Queens Public Library, NYC
2006-Present : Teaching Artist; New York City Library, NYC
2002- Present : Studio/Tour Instructor/Art Instructor; Bronx Museum of the Arts; NYC
2007: Co-Editor/Writer/Character Designer on DEAD HIGH YEARBOOK; Dutton, NYC
2007- 2008: Teaching Artist; Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC (HANDS ON: COMICS, GIANT ROBOTS, and GLOBAL LEGENDS Art Programs)
2006-2008: Career Preparation and GED Instructor; South Bronx Job Corps, NYC
2004- 2006: Tech-Infusion Specialist/Art Instructor; the Hetrick-Martin Institute & the Harvey Milk High School; NYC
1991- Present : Freelance Writer and Illustrator*; NYC (Marvel, DC Comics, Milestone, Dutton, Details, etc...)
2001-2003: Digital Pre-Press Production/Advertising Media/Graphic Artist; BOX GRAPHICS; NYC
1997-2001: Art Instructor; ASPIRA of New York/BEAM 10; NYC
1996: Instructor; National Design Museum; NYC
Designed and taught a six-week class on all facets of cartooning from first concept to final production.
1990: Educational Video Writer/Director; GMHC; NYC (Wrote, storyboarded, and co-directed a three part instructional video on AIDS, identity and teen
sexuality called IT IS WHAT IT IS).
1986-1992: Educational Materials Coordinator/Instructor; the Hetrick-Martin Institute; NYC
EDUCATION: BFA in Illustration, Syracuse University: Syracuse, New York.
CERTIFICATIONS: Digital Film Production from the Digital Film Academy, LAST, ATS-W (elementary), CST in Visual Arts, CST in English Language Arts.
GRANTS AND AWARDS:
2004 Xeric Grant (http://www.xericfoundation.org/comicbooks/2004.html)
2007 CYBILS Graphic Novel Nominee
2008 QUICK PICKS FOR RELUCTANT READERS AWARD
2008 YALSA GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL AWARD NOMINEE
2008 ALA GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS WINNER
2008 LONGWOOD ARTS DIGITAL MATRIX COMMISSION
2011-2012 BCA/DCA Grant for Comic Culture
2012-2013 BCA/DCA Grant for Comic Culture
2012 Community Arts Grant (with the Bronx School of Excellence)
2013 Lambda Literary Award Winner (No Queer Lines Anthology)
2013 Eisner Award nominee for Best Anthology (3 piece inclusion in No Straight Lines)
2014 Community Arts Grant
2014 BCA/DCA Grant for Comic Culture
2015 Creative Capital Visual Arts Grant
2015 BCA/DCA ART FUND GRANT
2016 BCA/DCA ART FUND GRANT
2016 BCA Artist In Community Grant
2017 BCA/DCA ART FUND GRANT
2017 SUCASA GRANT
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:
June 7th - October 22nd 2017, BRONX HAIKU, solo gallery show at the Bronx Museum Of The Arts, Bronx, NY
June 15th, 2104, group exhibition and curator, MR. PAPO’S POPPED UP ART SHOW, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
November 9th, 2014, group exhibition and curator, MR. PAPO’S POPPED UP MONSTROSITY, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
October 2013, group exhibition, Out Of The Box, Andrew Freedman Gallery, Bronx, NY
October 2012, group exhibition and co-curator, MY MACHO, Gin Gin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
January 10 - May 4, 2011, group exhibition and curator, EYE AM A MAN, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, New York
June 4th, 2011, OSO ORO LUCHARO; curator and event manager; GLBT Community Center, NYC
June 5th, 2010, OSO ORO FUNDOSHI KING, curator and event manager; GLBT Community Center, NYC
August 2nd, 2009, OSO ORO, curator and event manager; GLBT Community Center, NYC
March 4 - May 6, 2009, group exhibition, DREAM SEQUENCE, LONGWOOD ARTS GALLERY, Bronx, New York
May 2008 to June 2009, Digital Matrix digital exhibition, 2008 Digital Matrix Commission, Bronx Council On The Arts /Longwood Gallery, Bronx, New York
March, 2010, group exhibition, Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York, USA, http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/10101
Fall 2006, group exhibition, Coming Back To Look Forward/25th Anniversary Exhibition, Hostos Center For The Arts and Culture/ Bronx Council On The Arts,
Bronx, New York
Publication dates 1987 to 1994, HETRICK MARTIN INSTITUTE, Tales of The Closet 1 – 9 (ongoing series)
By Ivan Velez
Publication dates 1994 to 1997, MILESTONE MEDIA: Blood Syndicate, Static, My Name Is Holocaust (ongoing monthlies)
Written by Ivan Velez
Publication dates 1996 to 1998: Marvel Comics: Ghost Rider, Venom Sign Of The Cross, and Abominations (ongoing monthlies)
Publication Dates 1996 to 2009: DC Comics: Adventure Comics, Flinch, Power Puff Girls, Scooby Doo, Ben 10, and Eradicator (one-shots and mini-series)
Written by Ivan Velez
Publication date 2004/2007, JUICY MOTHER 1 & 2 (short stories)
Published by Jennifer Camper
Story and Art by Ivan Velez Jr.
Publication date 2005, TALES OF THE CLOSET: ONE TWO THREE
The Collected Tales Volume 1 (stand-alone)
By Ivan Velez Jr.
Publication date 2007, DEAD HIGH YEARBOOK (stand alone)
Published by Dutton/Penguin
Edited, co-written and co-designed by Ivan Velez Jr.