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Laurenn McCubbin CV


2013 – A Monument To The Risen, Power Plant Gallery, Durham

2011 – Auto Erotic Ethnography, Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas

2010 – Speaking To Las Vegas, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco
Speaking To Las Vegas, Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas

2005 – Rented – Varnish Gallery, San Francisco

2004 – Pinned – Mama Buzz Gallery, Oakland


2013 –
Let’s Talk About Love, Byers Gallery, Columbus
48 Hours in Las Vegas, Fredric Jameson Gallery, Duke University, Durham

2012 –
XCO at Hemi, East Duke Gallery, Duke University, Durham
Itsa Small Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York
Wang Dang Doodle, Duke University, Durham

2011 –
Preoccupations, East Duke Gallery, Duke University, Durham
Feminist Las Vegas, Marjorie Barrack Museum, Las Vegas

2010 –
Drawn In The Dust – Marjorie Barrack Museum, Las Vegas
Sequins In The Sand – Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas

2009 –
TWENTY/20 – Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas
LVSK8III – Henri & Odette Gallery, Las Vegas

2008 –
On Being Good – Reed Whipple Center, Las Vegas

2006 –
Betty Does Veronica – Femina Potens, San Francisco
Comics as Music – Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

2005 –
NIKKI! – Lobot Gallery, Oakland

2004 –
Kitchen Sink Presents – Liminal Gallery, Oakland
Ladyfest – Los Angeles

2003 –
Kitchen Sink Presents – Liminal Gallery, Oakland
She Draws Comics – Traveling exhibition, curated by Trina Robbins


2010 –
“Rethinking Feminism: Sex Positive Research and Activism,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Denver

“Art and Activism,” Framing the Vulva: Genital Cosmetic Surgery and Genital Diversity, Women’s Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas

“Documenting Contemporary Sex Work and Culture,” Desiree Alliance National Sex Worker Conference, Las Vegas

“Sex Positive Research and Activism: A Roundtable Discussion,” Women’s History Month, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas


2010 –
with Matt Wagner, “Dirty Little Mouth”, Madame Xanadu #23, DC Comics

2009 –
with Alex Getchell, “Vulgar Display of Power,” Drunk, Image Comics

2008 –
with Kieron Gillen, “She Who Bleeds for Your Entertainment,” Phonogram: The Singles
Club #1
, Image Comics

with Kelly Sue DeConnick, “Silent All These Years,” Comic Book Tattoo: Comics based
on the songs of Tori Amos
, Image Comics

2006 –
with Joyce Carol Oates, “Do You Trust Me?” Sexy Chix, Dark Horse Comics

with Janet Harvey, “Lazy Line Painter Jane”, Put the Book Back on the Shelf:Comics
based on the songs of Belle and Sebastian
, Image Comics

with Brendan Cahill, Sable and Fortune #3 and 4, Marvel Comics

with Stephen Elliott “Survey of Impact” McSweeneys #17, McSweeneys Publishing

with Stephen Elliott, My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up, Cleis Press

2005 –
with Warren Ellis, Quit City, Avatar Press.

with David Schickler, Sweet and Vicious, Random House.

2004 –
with Michelle Tea, Rent Girl, Last Gasp.
*This book was optioned by Showtime in 2007 to be developed as a television show.

“Perfect” – True Porn, Alternative Comics/Cheap Paper Art

2003 –
“Click”, Telstar, AdHouse Books
“No Goodbyes” and “Greatest Hits” Kitchen Sink Magazine #2, Neighbor Lady Publishing

“Exhibit X”, SARS Digital Art, originally published by, and reproduced in
the New York Times.

2002 –
“Jane”, SPX 2002, Small Press Expo Publishing

with artist Nikki Coffman, XXXLiveNudeGirls: Pretty Like a Princess, Penny Dreadful Press

“9/11,″ 9:11 Benefit Anthology, Alternative Comics

2001 –
with artist Nikki Coffman, XXXLive Nude Girls, Penny Dreadful Press

Columbus College of Art and Design, 2013

Foundations Department:
Painting and Color Theory

Illustration Department:
Independent Senior Study – Sequential Art

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art:
Graduate Project Mentor
Graduate Thesis Mentor

North Carolina State University, 2012

Social Media in Textile Marketing

Duke University, 2011-2012

Fundamentals of Web-Based Multimedia Communications

Teaching Assistant

Visual Studies Capstone

Teaching Assistant

Special Topics in Visual Arts

Teaching Assistant

University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2009-2011

Production Design – Print and Multimedia

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Graphic Design

Foundations of Two-Dimensional Design

Beginning Drawing

Columbia College, Chicago, 1999-2001

Design Foundations

Beginning Computer Design


2013 – PRESENT
Assistant Professor – Foundations Department
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, OH

2012 – 2013
Research Assistant – Franklin Humanities Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC

2011 – 2013
Teaching Assistant – Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Duke University
Durham, NC

2011 – 2012
Production Assistant
Center For Documentary Studies
Durham, NC

2010 – 2011
Specialist – Apple Retail
Apple Retail Stores
Las Vegas, NV/Durham, NC

2008 – 2011
Instructor – Graphic Design, Foundations and Drawing
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2007 – 2008
Project Manager
Harrah’s Corporate Design
Las Vegas, NV

Marketing and Design COnsultant
Kansas City, MO

Managing Art Editor – Shojo Beat Magazine
Viz Media
San Francisco, CA

2005 – 2006
Art Director
Image Comics
Berkeley, CA

2001 – 2005
Creative Director
Kitchen Sink Magazine
Oakland, CA

Instructor – Design Foundations
Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1997 – Present
Clients include corporations like Hitachi and Purina, media publications including the New York Times and Curve Magazine and publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Random House, McSweeneys and MacAdam/Cage.

Over the last 8 years, I have also illustrated and designed over 20 original graphic novels, illustrated novels and short stories for publishers Last Gasp, MacAdam/Cage, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Oni Press and Image Comics.

A complete client list is available upon request.


2010 – Graduate and Professional Students Research Grant, University of Nevada
Las Vegas

2009 – Graduate and Professional Students Research Grant, University of
Nevada Las Vegas

1998 – 2000 – Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2013 – Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Art, Duke University
Certification in College Teaching, Duke University

2011 – Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2000 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago