Birdy McCray

Education
2023 MFA (Forthcoming), The University of Nevada, Reno, NV (expected 2023)
2016 BA, The University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2013 IGETC, Los Rios Community College, Sacramento, CA

Professional
2017­–Present Coordinator, Visual Communications and Marketing, UNR, Reno, NV
2014–17 Production Artist (Graphic Design), The Factory, Reno, NV

Awards and Scholarships
2022
Official Selection, Trouble (Collaboration with Glenn Barbosa), Cordillera International Film Festival, Reno/Lake Tahoe, CA
Honorarium, Canyon Flats Video Wall, The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Reno, NV
Holmes Art Scholarship, Reno, NV
2021
Official Selection, Trouble (Collaboration with Glenn Barbosa) Film Stream Award Festival Lake Tahoe, CA
Best Music Video, Trouble (Collaboration with Glenn Barbosa) Nevada Short Film Festival and Film Festival Circuit, Reno, NV
Craig Sheppard Art Scholarship, Reno, NV
Eggar Graduate Art Scholarship, Reno, NV
2020
Lucy Nieder MFA Scholarship, Reno, NV

Exhibitions and Screenings
2024
UNR/UNLV Exchange Show, (Forthcoming) Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2023
Untitled Exhibition, (Forthcoming) North Valleys Library Gallery, Reno, NV* 
Group Student Show,  (Forthcoming) Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, UNR, Reno, NV
Thesis Exhibition, (Forthcoming) Student Gallery South, Reno, NV*
Untitled Exhibition, (Forthcoming) E.L. Cord Museum School, Reno, NV
Digitally Deciphered, Physically Ephemeral, (Forthcoming) Sierra Arts
Foundation, Reno, NV
2022
Portals, Student Gallery South, Reno, NV
Your Body is Art, Canyon Flats Video Wall, Reno, NV*
Trouble, Screening, Cordillera International Film Festival, Reno/Lake Tahoe, CA
Break the Mold Series (Collaboration with NRAP), City Hall Metro Gallery,
Us., E.L. Chord Museum School, Reno, NV
2021
Schism, Student Gallery South at UNR, Reno NV
Space, Place, Environment, Student Gallery South at UNR, Reno NV
430 Apart 11 Together, Grant Hall Gallery at UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
Trouble, Screening, Nevada Short Film Festival, Reno, NV
2020
Visions, Student Gallery South at UNR, Reno, NV
Break the Mold (Collaboration with NRAP), City Hall Metro Gallery, Reno, NV
2019
Break the Mold (Collaboration with NRAP) Whittemore Gallery at UNR, Reno, NV
2015
Three Views, Screening, H.Art Lounge, Placerville, CA*
2009-10
Group Exhibitions for Third Saturday Art Walks (Monthly), The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA

Curation and Gallery Experience
2021
430 Apart 11 Together, Grant Hall Gallery at UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
2012
Encaustic Art Exhibit, Suzanne Bell, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
Power of Art in the Healing Process, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
2011
Shirley Manfredi, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
2010
Geoff Boyd, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
Michael Hoffee, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
2009
Karone Owen, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA
2009–12
Group Exhibitions for Third Saturday Art Walks (Monthly), The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA

Publications with Featured Art
2021
Defunkt Magazine, Volume VIII, p. 88, Man Feeds Things to Me, Houston, TX

Community Service and Volunteering
2019–Present
Artist and Web Designer, Restless Artist Theatre, Sparks, NV
2021
Artist and Assistant, North Valleys High School, Reno, NV
2019
Artist, Break the Mold Series, NRAP, Reno, NV
2014
Digital Artist Assistant, Erika Harrsch (Artist in Residence), Reno, NV
2009-12
Volunteer/Artist/Curator, The Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville, CA