Education

2014          Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University

2009         Bachelor of Arts, University of Northern Iowa

Professional Experience

2016-Present    Assistant Professor of Art, Two-Dimensional Studio Art- Drawing| Painting (Beg.-Adv.) | Screen Printing | Printmaking | 2D                                                              Foundations | Figure Drawing (Beg.-Adv.) | Digital Tools | FirstYear Seminar | Senior Seminar & Thesis, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

2016-Present    Gallery Director, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

2016-Present    Upper Iowa University Representative & Committee Member, Cedar Valley Biennial Exhibition, The Cedar Valley, Iowa.

2015-16    Full-time Term Lecturer, Studio Art- Drawing | Painting | Screen Printing | 2D Foundations | Figure Drawing, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

2016        Judge, Winston Scholarship in Art Adjudication Panel Member, National Society of Arts and Letters-New York Chapter

2015         Interim Lecturer, 3D Foundations | Sculpture, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

2015         Interim Gallery Coordinator, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

2015         Juror, Iowa Crafts 42, Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA

2015         Adjunct Instructor, Adobe Digital Tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Judson University, Elgin, IL

2014         Juror, The Kamelian Student Publication, Literary and Arts Magazine, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL

2014         Visiting Assistant Professor, Two-Dimensional Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2014         Summer Orientation Advisor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2014         Project Manager, MFA Group Show Committee

2014         Exhibitor, CAA Annual Conference, ARTexchange, Chicago IL.

2014          Co-Instructor of Record, Three-Dimensional Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2013          Instructor of Record, Three-Dimensional Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2013          Painting I Intern, Teaching with Asst. Professor Nina Rizzo, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2013          Instructor of Record, Two-Dimensional Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2013          NIU School of Art Social Media Representative

2013          Gallery Director, Hope Gallery, Feed’em Soup Community Project

2013          Scribe, FATE/ITI  Regional Catalyst: Integrating Technology into First Year Programs

2012          Instructor of Record, Two-Dimensional Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2011-2013    Graduate Assistant in the NIU School of Art Office of Advising

2008-2009    Development Coordinator Intern, James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA

2007         Productions Team Designer, The Northern Iowan Newspaper, Cedar Falls, IA

Art Exhibitions and Competitions

2018        Upcoming Solo Show at Luther College, Decorah, IA

2016         Light: Assembled, Solo Exhibition, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, March, Fayette, IA

2015         Solo Exhibition, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2014        reVISION|reveal, Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, DeKalb, IL.

2014         Ten°: NIU MFA Exhibition, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2014         Bakers Dozen (+1), NIU Presidents Residence Spring Semester Collection, DeKalb, IL. 

2013          Emerging Illinois Artist, McLean County Art Center

                           Juror: Bill Gross, owner/director of gallery 65GRAND in Chicago.

2013          Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery

                           Juror: Philip Soosloff

2012         Juried Grad Show, Jack Olson Gallery

                     Juror: MCA Chicago Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete

2012         Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson GalleryJuror: Mitch O’Connell

2012         Lost in Headspace, Gallery 214

2011          Juried Grad Show, Jack Olson Gallery

2011          Postmodern Bullsh!t, Gallery 215

2011          GAA Showcase, Bad Dog Gallery

2010         Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts

2009        Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa

2008        Trips, Group exhibition, Dean’s Triangle Gallery, University of Northern Iowa

2009        Target Corporation Competitive Art Search, Target Regional Headquarters, Cedar Falls, IA.

Purchase of triptych drawing, “Culinary Chaos”

Publications

2014          Contributing Author, White Paper: FATE/ITI Regional Catalyst: Integrating Technology into   

                  First Year Programs, Acknowledged through FATE in Future Forward (projected publishing date) Spring 2014 edition. 

2013          Journey vs. Destination used on postcard of promotional mailer for Emerging Illinois Artist,  

                  McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

Awards

2013          NIU Graduate Jack and Eleanor Olson Scholarship Recipient

2012          Award, Juried Grad Show, Jack Olson Gallery

                  Juror: MCA Chicago Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete

2012          Second Place, Dick Blick Juried Art Show, Jack Olson Gallery

2012          NIU Graduate Scholarship Recipient

2011           Third Place, Juried Grad Show, Jack Olson Gallery

2011           Graduate Tuition Waiver, University of Northern Illinois

2009         Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of Northern Iowa, Purchase Award from the Office

                         of the Executive Vice President & Provost for “20/300” painting.

2008         Dean’s List, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UNI. Spring

2006         Dean’s List, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UNI. Fall

Organizations

2016-Present FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory & Education

2013            College Art Association

2011-2013   Graduate Arts Association, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL

                          Member 2011-2012        President 2012-2013

2011-2013    Feed ‘Em Soup, Core Volunteer and Gallery Director, DeKalb IL

Additional Work Experience

2009/2010             Camp Adventure Youth Services                 Okinawa, Japan & Naples, Italy                     

2008-2009            James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts                         Cedar Falls, Iowa           

2007                       The Northern Iowa Newspaper                                           Cedar Falls, Iowa