SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
SPACES, Art Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY
Embodiment Terrain, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Teacher | Student, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
13th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art3 mentor | faculty | mentoree, The Anderson Gallery at Drake University, Des Moines, IA
2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, juried by Kathy Caraccio, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
TYPECAST, Hillyer Art Space, juried by Jarvis DuBois, Washington, D.C.
New York Abstractions, Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Convergences, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Single Fare: A Show of Small Works, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
3 li’l NDNS, A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York, NY
Artistic Expression: Modern Perspectives of a Modern People, JNB Center, Providence, RI
2024 MFA, University of Louisville
2004 – 2006
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Education
2001 – 2004
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, with Distinction
2000 – 2001
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Nomination, Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award
Nominated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, painter
Graduate Division Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
President’s Scholar, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Dean’s Discretionary Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Roin Family Award for Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Professor John E. Walley Memorial Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Presidential Scholar, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Fellowship
Flower Shop Collective, Brooklyn, NY
Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artists-In-Residence Program, Fall
Julio Valdez Project Space, New York, NY
Jan. 2013 – Present
New York Cares, New York, NY
Volunteer Team Leader. Completed Team Leader Training in 2011. Past Team Leader of Art Explorers at Project FIND Hamilton House and Clinton Housing.
Oct. 2016—Feb. 2018
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), New York, NY
Contracted Workshop Educator. Develop and implement workshops and teacher professional development modules
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York, NY
Volunteer. Assist during public arts programs.
New York Cares, New York, NY
Volunteer. Provide supporting services for projects including SAT tutoring, public park revitalization, meal preparation for Citymeals on Wheels, job readiness preparation, computer tutoring of Microsoft Office and Photoshop Creative Cloud.
July 2011 – Nov. 2012
New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Volunteer and Art Education Coordinator. Assist during event set-up, handle ongoing marketing projects, maintain mailing lists, assist Program Coordinator Dana Harrison. Managed the public art education workshop with NARS studio artist during the GO: Brooklyn community-curated open studio project.
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Volunteer. Distributed festival brochures throughout Brooklyn. Directed festival attendees during event.
2006 – 2007
Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI
Volunteer Exhibit Educator. Facilitated positive learning experiences using play, discovery, and informal instruction.
2005 – 2006
Hope High School Portfolio Studio, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Instructor. Taught after school portfolio development class in collaboration with Hope High School and the Department of Art + Design Education. Coordinated with guest artists, designers, and faculty to give presentations, workshops, and critiques. Initiated the first gallery show featuring work created by participating students throughout all high school art programs maintained by the Department.
Art I, Art II, and Art III, Hope High School, Providence, RI
Student teacher. Developed and implemented lesson plans, including mural painting and architectural design
Department of Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Teaching assistant. Supported lead instructors Mara O’Day and Dr. Paul Sproll during after-school arts portfolio development for high school students with supplementary instruction, handling art materials, and clean-up.
Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Juror. Selected by Silvia Malagrino, photographer
2020 to Present
National Art Education Association, member
Social Distance Powwow, member of Board of Directors