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ART + DESIGN 

2016 - PRESENT: Author, photographer and creator of THESE THREE THINGS project and book published by Running Press 2018. A daily project spanning over three years and counting where the author records three things she has learned every day and pairs them with original photography and shares the daily results on Instagram @zelmarose #thesethreethings. 


7/2010 - PRESENT  Owner and head designer at Zelma Rose.  An internationally recognized collection of refined fiber jewelry found in brick and mortar and museum stores around the world. Handmade by the artist with minimal to zero waste from her studio in West Marin California. Zelma rose has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, Uppercase Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Marin Magazine, GQ, 7x7, Good Day Sacramento, The Four Seasons Wedding Magazine, Conde Nast, Architectural Digest, Design Sponge, Coastal Living Magazine and other fine publications.

10/2000 – 8/2004  California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, Art for Recovery at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designate of the National Cancer Institute, San Francisco, California.  Art for Recovery is a nonprofit providing creative services and support to adults and children coping with life threatening illnesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2012 - PRESENT Business Consultant providing creative businesses and entrepreneurs with coaching and guidance through a creative and psychoanalytic lens. Specializing in corporate culture and communication, creativity and ingenuity, rapid growth, and compassionate customer service. 


1/2009 – 2011  Private Practice Psychotherapist, San Francisco, California. Licensed marriage and family therapist providing individual and group therapy to children and adults, and helping creative professionals, and those interested in discovering their creativity, reach their full artistic potential, gain insight into their creative process, and encourage imaginative problem solving. Specializing in adolescent and late adolescent development and group facilitation. 

6/2006 – 2009  The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco, California Campus.
Personal counselor providing therapy, crisis intervention, instruction, and management of learning accommodations for Americans with Disabilities Act students. Client population has a wide range of psychological problems including abuse, depression, anxiety, stress management, relational issues, and low self-esteem.

8/2006 – 8/2007  McAuley Institute Adolescent Services, St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, California.  MFT Intern at locked psychiatric adolescent unit providing individual and group therapy to adolescents in acute crisis. Duties included facilitation of daily art, music, and drama therapy groups. Client population has a wide range of psychological problems including psychosis, suicidality, PTSD, autism, and mood disorders.

8/2005 – 5/2006  California College of the Arts, Counseling Services, San Francisco, California Campus.  MFT Intern providing long- and short-term, psychodynamic oriented individual and group therapy to students. Client population has a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, stress management, creative blocks, and procrastination.

8/2004 – 5/2005  San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic, San Francisco, California.  MFT Trainee in practicum providing long-term, no-fee, psychodynamic oriented individual therapy to adults both within and outside the University community. Client population has a wide range of psychological problems including abuse, depression, anxiety, stress management, relational issues, and low self-esteem.        

8/2004 – 5/2005  Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, San Francisco, California.  MFT Trainee in practicum providing long-term individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and assessment to Thurgood Marshall High School students, as part of the Wellness Center. Client population consists of adolescents with a wide range of psychological problems including abuse, PTSD, anger management, depression, and disciplinary issues.     

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 - PRESENT  Fiber arts and weaving instructor at workshop locations across the country. Classes at locations include Poketo, Handcraft Studio School, The Makery, Open Studios, and private corporate events.

2009 - 2010  San Francisco State Masters in Clinical Psychology Program guest lecturer. Instructed first year students in the subjects of psychoanalysis, working with new patients, and introduction to psychotherapeutic techniques.

2009 - 2010  Visual arts instructor at College Track in Oakland, CA providing visual arts classes to underserved high school students interested in pursuing a college degree.

9/1999 – 6/2000  San Francisco Arts Education Project, Francisco Middle School, San Francisco, California. Professional artist hired by San Francisco Arts Education Project, placement in a SFUSD school to assist teaching of visual arts. I Encouraged city youth involvement in the visual arts and assisted artist Richard Olsen with four visual arts classes, sixth to eighth grade weekly.

9/1998 – 6/1999  San Francisco Arts Education Project (Public Garden Grant), Francisco Middle School, San Francisco, California. A garden sanctuary created by students at Francisco Middle School led by artist Ray Beldner and landscape architect Loretta Gargan in collaboration with students from the San Francisco Art Institute.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1/2005 – 8/2006  Research Assistant to Rosemarie Bowler, Ph.D. Assistant to Dr. Bowler in writing clinical reports and scoring neurological assessment test batteries of Oakland Bay Bridge welders. The welders are being assessed for neurological impairment resulting from exposure to manganese. Test battery includes: WAIS III, WMS III, WRAT, Cancellation H, COWAT, D-KEFS, TOMM, Trail Making, Stroop and the Boston Naming Test.

EDUCATION 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE 1998

MASTERS OF SCIENCE, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY 2006

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

THESE THREE THINGS 

SOLO EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY

SAUSALITO OPEN STUDIO - ONGOING

 

THESE THREE THINGS

SOLO EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY

MARIN COUNTRY MART

 

THESE THREE THINGS 

SOLO EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY

HEADWEST MARKETPLACE

 

2018

THESE THREE THINGS

SOLO EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY

SPIRITED MARIN 

LARKSPUR, CALIFORNIA

 

2016

AERIAL

SOLO EXHIBITION FIBER

RARE DEVICE

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

2000

THE MARA PROJECT
SOLO EXHIBIION FIBER
BUILD

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

1999

SFAEP GROUP EXHIBITION FIBER
DIEGO RIVERA GALLERY

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

SFAI BFA SHOW

GROUP EXHIBITION FIBER

WALTER MCBEAN GALLERY

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA