Temple University -Tyler School of Art // Philadelphia, PN
MFA Candidate: Painting. Expected graduation date May 2020.
Reed College // Portland, OR
BA Art, May 2015.
Thesis: A (Tenuous) Body (of Work) discussing feminist art, the physical experience of the viewer, and transparent materials.
Exhibitions & Commissions:
Group Show (Curator & Artist): A Process of Belonging. KitnCaboodle Gallery, Chiang Mai Thailand
Creative public retail space commission: designing & executing an inventive children's section in a hardware store. Friendswood Hardware, Friendswood TX
Crosswalk commission for the City of Reedsburg, WI
Public mural commission. The Reedsburg Farmer’s Co-op, Reedsburg WI
Public sculpture commission. Friendswood Hardware, Friendswood TX
Selected studies from Lonely Creatures. Camino, Milwaukee WI
Wild Creatures: Part One & Two. Group Show: Printmaking. Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Selected works from The Sanctuary. 2015 Season Artist Residency Show: A Season of Soil. Reedsburg, WI
The Sanctuary (An Installation). Warehouse Row, Reedsburg WI
Six Cloths and a Background. Recent Graduates Exhibition. Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR
In the Altogether (a collaboration with artist Taylor Leigh). Gender Studies Symposium. Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR
A (Tenuous) Body (of Work). Senior Thesis Exhibition. Reed College, Portland OR
Public mural commission. Friendswood Hardware, Friendswood TX
Public mural commission: Il Circo. Caffé Circo, Portland OR
A Qualifying Body of Work. Reed College, Portland OR
Public mural commission: Diversity. Reed College, Portland OR
Group Show: Works on Paper. Bamboo Grove Gallery, Portland OR
October-November. Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner WY
June-August. Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg WI
Work and Volunteer Experience:
Apprentice at Octo Studios // Philadelphia, PA
Sept 2018 - present
Assisting in fabrication of furniture and interior design structures
Intern for the Wormfarm Institute’s annual Fermentation Fest // Reedsburg, WI
Sept – Oct 2015
Intern for the annual Fermentation Fest & Farm/Art DTour, an 11-day festival centering on the interaction between art & rural.
Organizer for ArtsLink’s first Reedsburg Art Walk // Reedsburg, WI
June – July 2015
Member of the organizing group for Reedsburg’s first Art Walk, through the community organization ArtsLink.
Employee for the Art Department at Reed College // Portland, OR
Sept 2010 – May 2015
General employee (organizing and setting up for classes, gallery assistant, etc).
Personal employee for artist / professor G. Ondrizek.
Assistant Curator and Technical Director for the Emergent Art Space international show Translations // Portland, OR
Assisting with curatorial duties of arranging work, and installing artwork.
Program Leader at the Meyer Boys and Girls Club // Portland, OR
May – Aug 2013
Working with the drop-in kids program for half of the day, and leading camps with self-created curricula for the other half (ie: Recycled Art, Drama Camp, Lego Constructions, etc.).
Facilitator at Girls Inc Northwest // Portland, OR
Mar – May 2013
Co-leading a group of young teenage girls at a school in Portland in a self-empowerment and media literacy program, culminating in an artistic group project designed by the girls.
Relevant Skills, Interests, and Experience
Nominee for the Watson Fellowship, 2015-16
Project entitled: Fragility and Fortitude: Creating Portraits of People and the Endangered Landscape they call ‘Home’. The intent was to reside in four countries experiencing massive cultural and geographical change, over the course of 12 months, and document my interactions with people through the medium of drawing.
Finalist for the 2015 summer Kaspar T. Locher Grant, a creative grant through Reed College.
Project proposal to create a book containing both short stories and illustration regarding my travels and the interactions that occurred.