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EDUCATION 2021Masters of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2018Masters of Fine Art Candidate, Ceramics, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Completed Coursework transferred to IUB to pursue teaching experience. 2014 Post-Baccalaureate, Ceramics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
ARTIST TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS
2023Mary E. Nyburg Fund Artist Talk, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 2023NCECA Gallery Talk, Gallery Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH 2023American Craft Council, Demonstration, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD. 2023Psychological Portraits, One-day workshop, District Clay Center, Washington D.C. 2023 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2022 Visiting Artist, lecture and demonstration, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD 2022 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2022 Visiting Artist, lecture and demonstration, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore MD 2021 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2019 Visiting Artist, lecture and panel discussion on gender and equity in the arts, Patricia Summersville Emerging Arts Professionals Panel, Murray State University, KY 2018 Building the Human Head, One-day workshop, Erie Clay Center, Erie, PA 2018 Visiting Artist, Lecture and Demonstration, Youngstown University, Youngstown, OH
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2024(Upcoming April 2024)Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, The Woods-of-No-Name, Arlington, VA 2022 Baltimore Clayworks,Not Really Now Not Anymore, Baltimore, MD 2021 Indianapolis Art Center, Doppelgänger, Indianapolis, IN 2021 Grunwald Gallery, Mirror Images, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington IN 2017 Bates Gallery, Pretty Ugly, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 2016 1810 Gallery,Exquisite Corpse, Sacramento, CA 2015 Métier Gallery, Recent Work, Arcata, CA
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS 2023McDonogh School Class of 1956 Faculty and Staff Excellence Fund, Owings Mills, MD. 2023Professional Development Opportunity Grant, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD. 2023Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 2023Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Second Place, Earth and Fire, Wheeling, WV 2021 Lormina Salter Fellowship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2021 Grant-In-Aid, Graduate Research Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2020 Christyl Ann Boger Memorial Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2020 Best of Show, Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 2020 Directors Choice, Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 2019 Genia and Max Tanner Scholarship, Eskenazi School Award, Bloomington, IN 2019 Windgate University Fellow, Arrowmont Summer Scholarship, Gatlinburg, TN 2019 Klein Merit Award, National Society of Art and Letters 2018 Nick’s English Hut Ceramics Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2018 Best In Show, Juried Student Exhibition, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 2017 Jurors Award, Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA 2013 Gallery Award, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA 2013 Martin Wong Award in Painting and Ceramics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 2012 Ceramics Area Award, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
SELECTED GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS 2023C.R.E.T.A Rome, Faccia e Faccia, Rome, Italy 2023Companion Gallery,Last Call VIII, Humboldt, TN 2023Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Earth and Fire, Wheeling, WV 2022Belger Crane Yard Gallery. Holidays at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2022 Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School Faculty Show, Baltimore, MD 2022E Street Gallery, Body Image, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Sacramento, CA 2021 Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School Faculty Show, Baltimore, MD 2020 Krempp Gallery, 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jasper, IN 2020 Indianapolis Art Center, Art From the Heartland, Indianapolis, IN 2019 Chalmers Hall Gallery, Between the Coasts, Kansas University Lawrence, KS 2019Waldron Center for Art, Annual Juried Competition, National Society of Art and Letters, Bloomington, IN 2019 Soo Visual Arts Center, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN 2018 Arrowmont Figurative Symposium, New Forms, Juried by Beth Cavener, Gatlinburg, TN 2018 Erie Art Museum, Spring Show, Erie, PA 2018 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 2018 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Edinboro Group Show, NCECA concurrent Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 2017 Meadville Council on the Arts, October Evenings, Meadville, PA 2017 Miami University, Young Sculptors Award Exhibition, Oxford, OH 2017 Erie Art Museum, Spring Show, Erie, PA 2016 Erie Art Museum, Chimera Juried Exhibition, Erie, PA 2016 1810 Gallery, Of Necessity, Women’s Group Show, Sacramento, CA 2015 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Group Exhibition, Davis, CA 2015 Studio 24 Gallery, 2-Person Exhibition with Dave Orchard, Eureka, CA 2014 First Street Gallery, Holiday Show, Eureka, CA 2014 American Museum of Ceramic Art, Kiln Opening, Pomona, CA 2014 Robert C. Turner Gallery, Big Clay Raw, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 2013 First Street Gallery, Ceramics Invitational Group Exhibition, Eureka CA 2013 Morris Graves Museum of Art, Left Edge, Eureka, CA 2013 First Street Gallery, Young Alumni Show, Eureka, CA 2013 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Student Show, Davis, CA
INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE 2023Adjunct Professor, Hood College, Frederick, MD Art 545: Graduate Level Course; Large Scale and Composite Sculpture, Fall 2023. 2021-PresentFaculty in Visual Arts, McDonogh Upper School, Owings Mills, MD 2021-PresentCeramics Instructor, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2021Ceramics Instructor, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN 2018-2021Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Ceramics 1: Fall 2018/Spring 2018, Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Sculpture 1:Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Drawing 1 & 2 in Overseas Study Abroad Summer program in Florence, Italy: Summer 2019 2015-2016 Art Instructor, Firefly Enrichment Classes, Sacramento, CA
STUDIO AND WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE 2022Workshop Assistant to George Rodriguez, An Ornamental Stance, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 2022-2023Kiln Technician Assistantship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Assistantship as resident artist, responsible for firing student bisque work. 2021-2022Glaze Technician Assistantship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Responsible for mixing and maintaining all shop glazes, slips and engobes. 2018Ceramics Technician, Erie Clay Center, Erie, PA Glaze mixing, studio maintenance. 2016-2018 Sculpture Area Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Oversight of woodworking and welding areas, shop upkeep.
EXHIBITION AND GALLERY MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE 2021Exhibition Organizer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Sacramento, CA Organization of exhibition, gallery coordination, shipping and handling work, curating gallery for exhibition and marketing. 2016-2018Bates Gallery Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Scheduling, organization of annual jury process, gallery maintenance and show turnover.
2023-2024Thesis Committee Member, Hood College, Frederick, MD. 2023Ceramic Division Feedback Sessions for Grades 9-12, Scholastic Art & Writing, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MD. 2018-2021 Visiting Artist Committee, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Organization of visiting artists to the Ceramics Department, including grant writing, scheduling and fundraising through the ceramics guild. 2015- 2016 Gallery Committee, Panama Artist Collective, Sacramento, CA Curation and organization of exhibitions onsite and offsite.
2020- presentArtAxis 2019Figurative Association Symposium 2016- PresentNational Council on Education for Ceramic Arts 2012 -2015California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art
Ceramics: Hand Building, Wheel Throwing, Glaze Technology, Mold-making, Clay mixing, Electric Kiln Firing and Maintenance, Gas Kiln Firing and Maintenance 2D Media: Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography Woodworking: Table Saw, Miter Saw, Jig Saw, Drill Press, Rotary Tools, Belt and Orbital Sanders Welding:MIG Welding, Stick welding Fibers: Sewing and Crocheting, Papermaking Technology: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Vinyl Cutting Software: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator, Rhinoceros, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Canvas