Curriculum Vitae



2017 Arte del Corazón; Rochester Institute of New York/National Technical Institute for the Deaf Dyer Arts Center; Curators: Roberto Sandoval, Earl Terry, Tabitha Jacques

2016 Justice Can't Wait: Deaf People of Color Seeking Change Through The Arts; California State University-Northridge West Gallery; Curators: Lissa Stapleton & Mario Ontiveros

2015-2016 Water, Water, Everywhere; institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA; Curator: Ilse Cordoni

2015-2016 Goddess Spirit Rising. Herchurch, San Francisco, CA; Curator: Stacy Boorne & Deborah Karen Tash

2015 29th Solo Mujeres Show: Intersectionality. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA; Curator: Ximena Soza

2014 Earth Medicine: The Living Goddess. A Women's Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Curators: Katie Ketchum & Jennifer Mantle


Austin, TX, USA 

Baltimore, MD, USA

Berkeley, CA, USA

Detroit, MI, USA 

Fremont, CA, USA

Fresno, CA, USA

Foster City, CA, USA

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 

Hayward, CA, USA

La Crosse, WI, USA

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Oakland, CA, USA

Oxon Hill, MD, USA

Palo Alto CA, USA

Riverside, CA, USA

Rochester, NY, USA

San Francisco, CA, USA 

San Leandro, CA, USA

San Ramon, CA, USA

Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Washington, D.C., USA


2010 Mosaic 2-day workshop, Unlock the Treasures of Your Heart. DeafHope, Oakland, CA

2010 Mosaic workshops. Deaf Counseling Advocacy Referral Agency, San Leandro, Fremont, San Jose, CA

2007-2012 Art/Play Therapy (Faciltator/Co-facilitator), DeafHope, Oakland, CA

2006 Deaf Power and Control Wheel (Illustration). DeafHope, Oakland, CA



Gallaudet University Deaf Studies 316 (Intersectional Narratives) Intersectionality Matters to Intersectional Signing DDBDDHH BIPOCs by Rossana Reis (original 5/21/15). Retrieved from

Macharia, M. (linked 7/1/15). Inclusivity Zone Daily-Art & Entertainment: Collaboration Between Performing Artists, ASL interpreters, CART & DDBDDHHLD Patrons by Rossana Reis (original 7/1/15). Retrieved from

Macharia, M. (linked 7/1/15). Inclusivity Zone Daily-Art & Entertainment: Intersectional Access at Film Screenings: A Personal Experience by Rossana Reis (original 6/29/15). Retrieved from

Macharia, M. (linked 5/22/15). Inclusivity Zone Daily-Science: Intersectionality Matters to Intersectional Signing DDBDDHH BIPOCs by Rossana Reis (original 5/21/15). Retrieved from

Macharia, M. (linked 5/15/15). Inclusivity Zone Daily--Science: Zigzag, Linear and All the Ways Inbetween by Rossana Reis (original 5/14/15). Retrieved from

DeafHope (2/25/15). Rossana Reis Poem Accepted for 29th Solo Mujeres Show. Retrieved from



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2014 Frida & Harriet's Children Online Writing & Performance under Leah Lakshmi-Piepzna-Samarasinha

2010-2009 Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA under Laurel True, Rachel Rodi, Laurel Skye

2006 Expressive Arts and Play Therapy, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

2005 MA, Mental Health Counseling, Galludet University, Washington, D.C.

1999 MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, American University, Washington, D.C.

1995 BA, Spanish & International Studies Minor with Concentration in Latin America



2015 California Arts Council, Sacramento and National Arts & Disability Center, Los Angeles, CA



Fluent in American Sign Language, English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish 

2015 South Africa: Durban, Hluhluwe, St. Lucia

2014 New Zealand (Aotearoa): Auckland, Coromandel, Tauranga, Mt. Maunganui, Rotorua, Taupo

2010 Italy: Assisi, Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, Rome, Siena, Spoleto

2003, 1995 Brazil: Assis, Guarujá, São Paulo (birthplace)

1996 Mexico: Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Morelia, Parícutin, San Miguel de Allende



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