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Coyote Darren Sarkin




2011 BA cum laude, Theater Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA


Selected Exhibitions


2020         Group Exhibition, Reimagine Public Art, Department of Cultural Affairs, LA, CA

2020         Group Exhibition, Art on the Lawn, Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin, TX

2020         Group Exhibition, Who Are You Really?, Lloyd the Warehouse, Austin, TX

2019         Group Exhibition, Spring Preview, I-5 Gallery, LA, CA

2019         Group Exhibition, Stars in Your Eyes, Paramount Academy of Music, Studio City, CA

2018         Group Exhibition, Luminosity 2.0, Loft at Liz’s Gallery, Hollywood, CA

2018         Group Exhibition, The Broken You, Burning Man Decompression, LA, CA

2018         Solo Exhibition, Burning Light, Radiant Space Gallery, LA, CA (curated by Mia Orozco)

2017         Two-Person Exhibition, I Art U DTLA, Ren Gallery, LA, CA (with painter Laurie Shapiro)

2016-19    Solo Exhibitions, Forest, Gallery 227, LA, CA

Collaborative Projects and Installations


2020         Toolbox, Human Resources, LA, CA (collaboration with Mia Orozco)

2019         Deep Tea, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV

2017         Lightning, Electric Lodge Theater, Venice Beach CA

                        (Installation and collaborative performance with Fiasco Physical Theater)

2016         Billboard Fiasco, undisclosed, LA, CA

                         (Installation and collaborative performance with Fiasco Physical Theater)

2015         Boxfort Installation, Brewery Artist Lofts, LA, CA

2013         Red Hat Series, San Francisco, CA (Comedic performance art films)

2012         Howling Beasts, Wingspeak Productions, The Hayworth Theater, LA, CA

2011         Hamlet’s Antics, LAN Club, Wingspeak Productions, Beijing, China 

2011         Flowers in the Fog, Stevenson Theater, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2008         Bubble Wrap Trap, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV




2018         Duality Mirrors, light mirrors that transform the viewer (2 x 3 ft+), Desert Daze, Lake Perris, CA

2018         Light Wall, light contrast wall (8 x 8 ft), David Castillo Opera, LA, CA

2016         Unholy Matrimony, installation for a gay satanic wedding, Church of Fun, LA, CA


Awards, Honors, Grants


2020         Ignition Filter grant, Austin Artistic Reconstruction, LLC, Austin, TX

2020         Covid-19 Artist grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, LA, CA

2019         YOUtopia grant, San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, San Diego, CA

2013         Student Teacher grant, Beverly Hills Playhouse, San Francisco, CA

2011         Phi Beta Kappa Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2010-11    UCSC Service Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2008-10    Dean’s Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2007         Blanche Hunsaker Award, Global Bridge Foundation, El Segundo, CA


Professional Experience


2017- Technical Director

Take 2 Productions, Los Angeles, California

  • Innovate remote workflows and touch-free camera kits during 2020 pandemic

  • Produce and execute shoots

  • Operate 6x 2M/E switchers simultaneously during concurrent broadcasts.

  • Engineer multi-camera shoots for livestream platforms: facebook, twitter, youtube, instagram, and tiktok

  • Work directly with high-end clients: Netflix, Amazon, Intel, Facebook, Johnson and Johnson, MoMA, Apple

  • Proficient with cameras: Red, Fuji XT3, Canon C300 and 5DM4


2013-2019 Live Production Technologist

Pixmob, VCI, Norman Sound, FNTech, Shepard, AV Concepts, MS Events

  • Video Engineering

    • Switching: Barco E2 & S3, Analog Way, Panasonic 410/450, ATEM, Vmix

    • Projection: mount, blend, and geometry of up to 10K projectors

    • Camera Direction & Shading

    • Software: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Powerpoint, Keynote Procreate, Playback Pro

  • Lighting Design

    • Program GrandMA and Hog lighting consoles

    • Draw lighting plots using Vectorworks and AutoCAD

    • Master Electrician on sets drawing 400+ amps

    • Lead large teams to execute intricate designs, adhering to OSHA safety standards

  • Notable past clientele

    • Production: Rachel Platton, We Are LA (festival), Das Ich, Neon Trees, Flo Rida, Matisyahu, Playstation Expo, Vidcon, Two Bit Circus, Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, Fox Studios, Singularity University, Anime Expo LA, NY ComicCon, Saudi Arabia National Game

    • Corporate: Bank of America, AB Inbev, Levi’s, NVidia, Intel, Amgen, Bluewater Technologies, Cisco, Meraki, REI


Teaching Experience


2013-14    Tanju Theater Program Director, Humaniversity, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands

2011-12    Instructor, Beijing Improv, Beijing, China

2011-12    Instructor, Kamsing Theater Center, Beijing, China


Leadership Activities


2016-        Founding member, Fiasco Physical Theater Company, LA, CA is this date correct? - “2016-”

2015         Climbed Lurking Fear C2F 5.7, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA

2010-11    Backpacking club vice-president, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2008-09    Student Advisory Council to the Vice-Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2008-09    Resident Advisor Council Representative, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

2008-11    HIV Dance-A-Thon Design and Development, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA




Jamie Waxx, “Beauty in Ugliness” interview, CBS News, Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2018.

Shana Nys Dambrot, “To Infinity and Beyond”, Los Angeles Weekly, August 4, 2018.

Lisa Beebe, “Pieces of Southern California’s Wildfire-Ravaged Landscape Have Become Haunting Sculptures”,

     Los Angeles Magazine, July 30, 2018.


Professional Development


2020        Red Laser cutter certificate and MIG welding certificate, Austin Hackerspace, TX

2019        Image Processing, Barco Certified Specialist, Event Master, Sacramento, CA

2018        Image Processing, Barco Certified Operator, Event Master, Las Vegas, NV

2017        GrandMA2 Specialist Certification, ACT Lighting, Burbank, CA

2016        HOG 4 Programmer Certificate, High End Systems, Austin, TX 

2011        TEFL Certified, International TEFL Teacher Training, LA, CA

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