Abinadi Meza, Assistant Professor
BA, University of Northern Iowa
MFA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture

Abinadi Meza is a sound artist and experimental filmmaker. His films, installations and performances have been presented at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Salt Lake City Film Festival; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (San Antonio); Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Portugal); FILE Festival (São Paulo); ANTI Festival (Finland); Team Titanic (Berlin); Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Germany); Fieldgate Gallery (London); and Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), among other venues.

Meza’s work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation (St. Paul/New York); Tanne Foundation (Boston); and National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (San Antonio).

Fine Arts Building, Room 312A
713-743-4041
ameza@central.uh.edu


John Reed, Professor
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University 

MFA, University of California, San Diego

John Reed works at the intersection of the Arts, Education, Technology, and Science, with a focus on environmentalism. With the understanding that any action that transcends “self-interest” is inherently community oriented, he has created classes and programs that explore creativity as a catalyst for positive social change within the community, often working with community organizations. As part of a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2011–12, he began developing international programs in sustainability that integrate the Arts, Humanities, and Technology. 

His artistic output is diverse, ranging from large-sculptures and public works to experimental music and musical instruments. Utilizing the tools and language of one discipline to problem-solve in another, his work creates a “logical parallax” that helps reveals the structure of the dominant discourse. Current projects include an herbivorous intifada, explorations into “musical construction tools,” and a device for substituting metaphors for physics. 

Fine Arts Building, Room 312A
713-743-4041
jreed@uh.edu