2018 M.T. Karthik, LLC, Founder and CEO

a limited liability corporation


Writer/Artist/Producer/Director, Oakland, CA and San Antonio, TX

  • Produce original art and writing for institutions, small businesses, collectors
  • Established atelier in India for collaborations between Indian and Western artists
  • Founding Director and Editor-in-Chief of Fifty Foot Pine Tree Press
  • Member, Booklyn Artists Alliance



Bookseller, Half Price Books, Records and Magazines, San Antonio, TX

  • Buy and Sell printed matter and recordings on vinyl, tape and digital formats
  • Responsible for Fiction Department in final three months
  • Previously responsible for Math, Science, Medicine, Nature and Pets
  • Handle register/POS and customer service requests



News Director/Producer/Anchor/Reporter, KPFK 90.7fm, Los Angeles, CA

2004 National Elections Coordinator Coverage for Pacifica and KPFK

  • Directed, Produced, Hosted and Reported Elections Coverage for KPFK and Pacifica Network
  • Senior management position responsible for news department’s annual budget for radio station with the largest independent FM signal in the USA
  • Taught staff and volunteers to report, write and produce news; produced and directed local, state and national elections coverage
  • Reported live from Los Angeles, New York and the Middle East
  • Personally raised more than $200,000 in contributions via appeals on-air
  • Reported, anchored and hosted for national special events coverage (details)



Artist/Curator/Producer, Booklyn Artists Alliance, NY

  • Produced art, exhibitions, installations, video, audio and projects for collaboratively-run non-profit dealing in limited edition fine art
  • Represented and sold work at galleries, museums and educational institutions across the United States
  • Wrote grant proposals and appeals and raised funds through events
  • Produced and sold work for other artists and in collaboration with them to create Booklyn



Project Coordinator, Artist’s Assistant for Rigo 23, worldwide

  • Coordinator for mixed media artist working in large formats
  • Managed staff and liaised with arts and cultural institutions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area, and abroad in Sweden, the U.K., Taiwan, Portugal and India



Project Manager, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

  • Managed installation and conversion of University-wide development/alumni database,
  • Trained office of 15 employees in Raiser’s Edge for Windows on an Oracle platform
  • Supervised conversion’s system-wide installations of hardware and software



Researcher/Fact-Checker/Writer, SF, NY

  • Published by Condé Nast, Inc., Hachette-Filipacchi Publishers
  • Writer and Researcher for George magazine’s Election 2000 Coverage
  • conducted research and wrote at various times for magazines: George, Source, Self, Jane, *surface
  • freelance writing for multiple online projects; clips.



Database Specialist, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA

  • Created and maintained databases on an Oracle/Informix platform for clinical trials of products designed to combat cancer, HIV/AIDS and RA
  • Implemented FDA Protocols
  • Supervised data entry staff in maintenance of clean, secure data



Graduate Student, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Masters of Public Health, concentration in Biostatistics and Epidemiology



Anchor and Reporter, ICRT, Intercontinental Radio Taiwan, ROC

  • Hosted headlines on-the-hour overnight
  • Wrote and hosted morning sports program
  • Produced original reporting from throughout Asian region



English Teacher, Hong Jen High School, Chia-yi, Taiwan, ROC

  • Taught reading, writing and comprehension of English as a Second Language to Taiwanese High School students
  • Wrote curriculum and administered exams



Campaign Manager, David Puryear for District Judge

Successfully managed the campaign to elect a local public attorney to the bench in Austin, TX


1987 and 1989

Congressional Aide, Texas State Senate

Support staff for Senators during the regular and special sessions of the Texas State Assembly



Student, News Director and DJ, University of Texas at Austin

  • Founding member of KTSB student radio at U.T. Austin
  • B.A., Major Courses of Study: Political Science and History



Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Corcoran Art Library, Washington. DC
Fales Library, NYC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Getty Research Institute, LA
Occidental College, LA
Otis College of Art and Design, LA
University of Southern California, LA
University of California at Irvine
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

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