Victor H. Sparrow
École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
Postgraduate study in Painting Materials and Techniques, 1993-4.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, 1993.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.
Worked with Jane Hammond, Christy Rupp and Mel Edwards Summer, 1992.
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
BA. (honors) in Art and Semiotics [Art History, Studio Art and Communication Studies], minor in French, 1989.
Co-Administrator May 2005 - PRESENT
Co-Administrator, Writer and Editor for Amphetameme.org, a WordPress blog devoted to Art, Culture and Politics. Responsible for maintaining day-to-day content and keeping the PHP-MySQL db in good running order. Volunteer, part-time position.
Tools used: PHP , XHTML, BBEdit
Federal Trade Commission
Assistant Webmaster, February 2006 - June 2006
- Responsible for day-to-day content management of an FTC.gov, the FTC Intranet and internationalcompetitionnetwork.org , building and modifying existing web pages.
- Ensured 508 compliance for all web-pages and PDF documents published to FTC
- administered sites;
- Provided Direct support to FTC staff for all things related to publication on the FTC
- website and Intranet;
- Responded to customer inquiries regarding FTC.gov;
- Created written documentation for all three FTC administered websites.
- Tools used:
- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0
- MS Office - MS Word, Excel and Entourage
State Education Authority (SEA) for the District of Columbia
Consultant May – October 2005
- Provided Technical support for anticipated switch-over from MS Access records management to the Open Source LiteracyPro format.
- Toured client sites to determine their readiness and compliance to the new RMS system.
- Collected MS Access databases for conversion to the new format.
- Interviewed SEA program participants to determine their readiness and availability to participate in LiteracyPro training.
- Drafted bi-weekly memos to DC Adult-Literacy Program director.
Academy for Educational Development
Consultant December 2004-February 2005
- Designed and built-out an extension to AED's Public-Private Partnership brochure site:
- Researched, wrote and edited new copy.
- Built and tested mini-site to correspond with AED's existing site architecture.
* Tools used:
o Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
o Adobe Photoshop 7.0
o Terminal – PERL and Unix scripting
o WS_FTP and equivalents
o MS Office – MS Word, Excel and Entourage
American Geophysical Union, AGU (Washington, DC)
Web Developer, September 2002-December 2003
- Responsible for day-to-day content management of an NPO website.
- Managed and re-deployed AGU's online library of research articles.
- Verified and repaired links to existing articles and published content, dating back to 1996.
- Verified and repaired PDFs and HTML content in journal articles dating back to 1994.
- Used UNIX shell and PERL scripts to batch-process and distribute AGU content to AGU affiliates and intra-agency units.
- Published new content (HTML, PDF, JPEG, GIF) to the AGU website and participated in some CD-ROM development
Council for Exceptional Children (Arlington, VA)
Assistant Webmaster, February 2001 –June 2002
- Responsible for day-to-day content management of an NPO website.
- Responsible for development of new content areas: CEC Today Online, Unit Web Resources, User Feedback Forms, etc.
- Provided ongoing maintenance and consultation with CEC Divisions – Membership, Public Policy, Professional Standards, Development, etc.
- Provided Internet consultation and training to Staff.
- Development responsibilities including designing information architecture, navigation, templates and stylesheets, user-interface design, and HTML, CSS and PHP coding.
- Responsible for conversion of CEC website from HTML 3.2 and 4.0 to XHTML 1.0 codebase and maintenance of ADA Section 508 accessibility standards.
PBS Online (Alexandria, VA)
Web Developer, February-December 2000
- Provided ongoing maintenance to Shop.pbs.org and PBS Teacherline products.
- Development responsibilities included designing product graphics, updating product descriptions, HTML, CSS, database administration and Oracle integration, using Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa, NYC)
Consultant, January 2000 – March 2000
* Generated product graphics for re-launch of Momastore.org, the museum's on-line retail presence.
* Scanned, color-corrected and optimized images using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, etc.
Instructor, Maryland College of Art and Design, 1998
Taught Introduction to Photoshop and Introduction to Computer Graphics
in the Continuing Ed. Certification program at MCAD. Taught beginning
and intermediate students principles and techniques of creating artwork
on the Macintosh platform, using such applications as Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, 1996-7
instructor for foundation-level college art classes (Drawing I, II
& III), at a professional art school. Taught beginning, intermediate
and advanced students practical approaches to figurative and representational
Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France 1995
for multi-level college drawing class, at an American art school in
France. Instructed beginning, intermediate and advanced students in
practical and experimental approaches to figurative drawing, with
an emphasis on life- and process-oriented drawing.
National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, D.C. 1990-91
(Fellowship) to the Installation & Design Department. Assisted
NGA Registrars Office, Frame Conservator and Silkscreen Departments
and developed a museum tour for high school students with the museum's
Computer Platforms/Operating Systems:
Macintosh OS /7.01 - 10.5, Windows 95/98, Unix
Awarded Grant-in-Aid from the National Endowment for the Arts
and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, FY 1999
Hale Wooley Scholarship by the Fondation des États Unis , for postgraduate
study in Paris, France, 1993-94.
Granted Summer Study
Scholarship by Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1992.
Received Grant from
Southwestern Bell to participate in the Minority Fellowship Program
at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1990-91.
Recipient of the
Hugh Townley Traveling Fellowship - Brown University,
Sparrow @ The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.
2017 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
March 1- March 30, 2002
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of Provence : Art After Lacoste"
Lacoste School of the Arts Alumni Exhibition The French Institute/
Alliance Française, New York City - March 28 to April 20,
Talent II" , Signal 66, Washington, D.C. July 28 - August
"Not Without Laughter" Group Exhibition, Gallery M,
New York, NY. A group Exhibition featuring Cary Liebowitz, Carrie
Mae Weems, Javier Cintron, Leroy King of Art and Victor Sparrow
- June 8-July 21, 2000.
Miscegenations & Missed Generations" A traveling group exhibition
Sponsored by the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, curated
by Erin Valentino. The William Benton Museum of Art - February-March,
Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition and Auction, David Beitzel Gallery,
New York, N.Y. October
Rolodex" an on-line display of electronic book Dec. 1998 -
January 1999. curated by Andrew Boardman.
a\ärt\n." A group exhibition juried by Kathleen Ewing,
Sam Gilliam, Judy A. Greenberg, Debbie Haynes, John Ravenal and
Alla Rodgers, sponsored by the Georgetown Day School Alumni Association.
M.O.C.A./ Clark & Co.. Washington, D.C. September 3-13 1998
: Lusitania" An 'on-line' work-in -progress sponsored by Microsoft
and the Minority Business Network (MSB), in collaboration with Allison
Exhibition , Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia.
Travaux sur papier" A group exhibition of works on paper, Z Space,
1995: Superbia" A survey of progressive Washington-area talent,
curated by Allison Maddex, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA),
pour le fin des Temps (Pictures for the end of Time)" A series of
four group exhibitions, Woolley Gallery , Fondation des �tats-Unis,
Udomsak Krisanamis, Fern Logan, Tatsuya McCoy, Andrea Polli, and
Victor Sparrow", Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
- An exhibition of work by Afro-American artists curated by John
Rozelle. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois.
and other Sacred Cows" Solo-exhibition, Thurgood Marshall Library,
Bowie State College, Bowie, Md.
Mary Lou and Spike
Beitzel, Chappaqua, N.Y.
The William Benton
Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Kate Berman, Charlottesville, VA.
Dennis Derryck, New York, N.Y.
David Derryck, Oakland, CA.