1983  New Jersey

Lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2011  MFA  San Francisco Art Institute
2005  BFA  Carnegie Mellon University
2000  Summer  Cooper Union


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
richard app gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, The Big Show: Keemo & Songco

Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Public Displays of Affection


Group Exhibitions
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, FUTURE TALK

Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI, ArtPrize
En Em Art Space, Sacramento, CA, Off the Grid

Center for Art and Thought, web-based, Hidden
*Center for Art and Thought, web-based, Queer Sites and Sounds

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, Proximities 3: Import/Export

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Role/Play
**SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, Performing Community
ArtPadSF, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, MI, Inclusion
Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Negative Space
Kadist, San Francisco, CA, The New Wave
Nighthawk Books, Highland Park, NJ, New Mediator Art Show
The Winery SF, San Francisco, CA, Vernissage: MFA Thesis Exhibition
Treehouse Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Fruit Fly Nursery

Seven, Miami, FL, #Rank
Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Performology & Actionization
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Apartogether

Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, Digital Ritual

Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, AGENDA: Queering Popular Media
Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Hospitium Collective 

Studio 23, Bushwick, Brooklyn, Wut Up Doc (umentation)

Spinning Plates Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, The Tomb of the Spy Magician
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, 100% Centennial

2005, June 2005 Online Exhibition
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Spectacular, Spectacular
The University Center Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Binary Reduction
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Mammon
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Friends Can Listen to Endless Love in the Dark

Untitled Downtown Space, Populate the Unpopulated, Pittsburgh, PA
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Jersey Show
The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, identity
9th Street Gallery, Making A Scene, Pittsburgh, PA
The Cooper Union, Summer Program Exhibition, New York, NY


The Battery, San Francisco, CA, American Pride: Nationalism, Terrorism, and Gay Identity

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, Queer Sites and Sounds Symposium, I <3 Meryl Streep

Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, Queer Art and Theology

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Filipino Arts
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, Filipino Arts
Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA, QnA: Tuesday Talk

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, MI, Queer Art and Theology


SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nominee

Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium Writing Fellowship, Finalist
The Power of Self 2011, Artists Wanted, Finalist
New Genres Spirit of Tradition Award, San Francisco Art Institute
Graduate Student Leadership Award, San Francisco Art Institute

Returning Graduate Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, 2010
Global Geek Week YouTube Video Winner, Society for Geek Advancement, 2009
Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament, Finalist, 2007
Emily Phyllis Howard Junior Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2004
Wilfred Readio Sophomore Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2003
Robert J. Fingland Freshman Award, Carnegie Mellon, 2002
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design, Rising Star Awards, Paper Mill Playhouse, Nominee, 2001


How the New Queer Asian American Criticism Is Shifting the Way We See Art, artnet, June 24, 2017
ArtPrize reports debt-free year, growing impact in 2016, Revue, Mar. 2, 2017
Naming names: My 10 favorite Grand Rapids artists, Cultured.GR, Jan. 16, 2017
ArtPrize chat, Sound Off! West Michigan with Dave Jaconette, Oct. 4, 2016
Discovering the sublime, avoiding the ridiculous at ArtPrize, Detroit Free Press, Sep. 27, 2016
ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 22, 2016
Artist and his beads return to ArtPrize Eight after last year's theft,, Sep. 21, 2016
Macarena Memories Bring Tears and Laughter, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 16, 2016
Beads On A Fence, Connie and Curtis, Oct. 5, 2015
Was ArtPrize 2015 entry vandalized or misunderstood? Artist asks for its return,, Sep. 28, 2015
2,700 Pounds of Mardi Gras beads at ArtPrize 2015, The River Grand Rapids, Sep. 28, 2015
Review: "Proximities 3: Import/Export," Art Practical, Feb. 17, 2014
#Hashtags: The Importer/Exporter, DailyServing, Feb. 10, 2014
In Conversation: Glen Helfand..., San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Feb. 2014
SFAQ Review: "Proximities 3: Import/Export," San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Feb. 2014
"Proximities 3: Import/Export": Asian connection, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 25, 2013
An Interview with Jeffrey Augustine Songco, The 22 Magazine, June 20, 2012
I'd Rather Make Art Than Make Out, The Huffington Post, Feb. 3, 2012
With Involuntary Sculptures, ArtSlant, Jan. 10, 2012
Eyes on the Prize 2011: GayGayGay, ArtPrize Blog, Oct. 2, 2011
Just say no, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Aug. 2, 2011
The Watch, San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2011
Steven Wolf, Guerrero,, July 17, 2011
SFAI MFA,, May 12, 2011
Watchlist, rebel:art, April 13, 2011
student profile, SFAI, 2011
Dream Captcha, Oct. 2008: Boing BoingCore77EtreGEARFUSEGizmodoMake:NeatoramaOhGizmo!Unplggd 
Mate takes out Cut & Paste New York, Core77 Design Blog, Sep. 16, 2007


IdN Extra 01: Cut and Paste, From Sketch to Production, June 2009


Contributing Writer
Art Practical
Art21 Blog
Bad At Sports
The Huffington Post


Awesome Childhood Memories
New Jersey Ballet. Trained in ballet, tap, and jazz, 1988 - 1998.
The Nutcracker. Various roles. New Jersey Ballet, 1991 - 1997.
South Pacific. Jerome. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1994.
ACDA National Children's Honor Choir. San Diego Convention Center, 1996.
North New Jersey Junior Regional Chorus. 1997.
Children of Eden. Ensemble. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1997.
Gypsy. Newsboy, Victor & Violin. Paper Mill Playhouse, 1998.


(*commissioned artist)
(**as part of collaborative duo Kitsch House)