EDUCATION

2015                          Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

                                   M.F.A Sculpture

2013                          Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Venice Italy

                                   Intaglio printmaking and bookmaking

2011                           Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

       B.F.A Sculpture/Painting

2008                         Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

                                   B.A Theater/ Costume Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015                          Traces, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

     Comfort and Confusion, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington IN

2014                          Halfway to Where, 4th and college avenue, Bloomington IN

2011                          Recent Works, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb IL

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS         

2015                          Mile Fifty Point Four, Part II, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis IN

2014                          Connections, Fuller Projects Gallery, Bloomington IN

                                    MFA Area Group Show, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington IN

2013                          Overseas Study Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington IN

                                  The Passion of the Crust, Fuller Projects Gallery, Bloomington IN

                                  MFA Area Group Show, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington IN

                                   Movement, FX 102, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

2011                          Sullivan Taylor Biannual Student Exhibition, Macomb IL

    5th Annual Exploring Media Show, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb IL

    Annual Juried Student Show, Western Illinois University, Macomb IL

                                 Student Talent Grant Award Show, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb IL       

                                  Watercolor Exhibition, Student Art League Gallery, Macomb IL

 AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2014                          Caldwell Fine Arts Fund, Fellowship, Bloomington IN

                                    Paradise Pour, iron casting residency, Columbus IN

2013                          MFA Area Group Show, Deans Award, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington IN

2012-2015              Full Tuition Waiver, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

2011                          Bill & Jo Sanders University Art Gallery Purchase Award, Macomb IL

Deans List, Western Illinois University

5th Annual Exploring Media Show, 2nd place, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb IL

Annual Juried Student Show, 1st place, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb IL

CURATION / RESEARCH / WORKSHOPS

2015                          Art in RPS Libraries.  An exhibition of student work and collaborative research project to analyze and promote interest in campus libraries, introductory art classes and student artwork at Indiana University Bloomington.         

2014                          Mile Fifty Point Four, part I.  A group show connecting the students of IUB and Herron Schools. Fuller Projects Gallery, Bloomington IN 

                            Basic Sewing Machine Use for Sculpture and Installation: informational and hands on workshop to become familiar with a sewing machine and how to use it in your studio practice.  Held at Indiana University, for fine arts students.

2013                          Open Studio Preparation: lecture and discussion on getting ready for the public. Held at Indiana University, for B.F.A. sculpture students.

 Basic Documentation and Photoshop. Information, demonstration and discussion on the importance of documentation, and preparation of images for portfolio use and applications. Held at Indiana University, for B.F.A. sculpture students.

BIBLIOGRAPHY / COLLECTIONS

2015                          “Blueline Gallery Welcomes Union of Comfort and Confusion” Indiana Daily Student, March 8, 2015

                                  http://www.idsnews.com/article/2015/03/blueline-gallery-welcomes-union-of-comfort-and-confusion

2014                          “Canvas” Creative Arts Magazine Vol. 17, issue 1, p. 42-43. Indiana University, Bloomington IN

2013                          “Canvas” Creative Arts Magazine Vol.16, issue 2, p. 90-93. Indiana University, Bloomington IN

2011                          “Arts Events” Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication, Morning Cups, oil on canvas (2011) p.26

                                  Permanent collection of Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Morning Cups, oil on canvas, Macomb IL

CAMPUS / COMMUNITY SERVICE

2015                          I.U. Bloomington Studio Art, student liaison for College Art Association Conference 2015, New York

2014-2015              President of the Masters of Fine Arts Organization, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-organizing and holding meetings involving all fine arts MFA students, planning and coordinating fundraising events, writing of funding proposals, coordination of the production of the 2015 MFA thesis catalogue, planning, publicizing and managing the annual student art auction

2013-2014              President of the Sculpture Guild at Indiana University, Bloomington IN                                                                                 

                                                      -organizing meetings, scheduling visiting artists events and lectures,

planning and running fundraising events, publicity for department, promotion

of community and collaboration within the department

Secretary for the Masters of Fine Arts Organization, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-organizing meeting times and locations, taking and distributing meeting notes,

 work on fundraising events

2011                          Student Art League Gallery Coordinator, Western Illinois University, Macomb IL                                                                 

-reviewing of show proposals with a panel, scheduling exhibitions and opening events, working with artists to install work, maintenance of gallery space

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016                         Substitute Teacher, District 97, Oak Park IL

-working with children grades K-5 -maintaining classroom discipline –carrying out of lesson plans –multi-tasking

–ensuring the safety and well being of students

2015                          Associate Instructor of Introduction to Figurative Sculpture, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-development of syllabus to introduce the basic principles of figurative sculpture while connecting with conceptual development of new artists –demonstration of techniques including alginate casting, mold making, ceramic hand building, working from live model and anatomy study –overseeing the facilities and ordering of supplies

2013-2015              Associate Instructor of 3D Design, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-creation of assignments and exercises within the framework of a pre-designed syllabus to introduce principles and elements of 3D design while building an understanding of concept and historical connection –demonstration of process and technique for creating 3D works of art-leading of critiques, grading and consulting with students –attending weekly meetings with the other AI’s to discuss classroom experiences and teaching methods

2014                          Installation Assistant to Blane De St. Croix for HighRise, Untitled, Art Basel Miami

2012-2013              Graduate Assistant for Fundamentals Department, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-facility and tool maintenance –supply ordering –receipt and budget organization and submission –electric kiln loading and firing –small construction projects –attend weekly meetings with area instructors to discuss shop and material concerns

2010, 2009            Costume Shop Manager for Tibbits Theater Company, Coldwater MI

-head of the design staff and costume department -manage budgets -attend weekly production and budget meetings –maintain storage and work facilities –schedule work hours for staff and maintain calendar to meet deadlines –coordinate and instruct community volunteers

2005-2011             Independent Costume Designer

-collaborate with a team of other designers –visually and conceptually interpret a script or concept –complete show specific research –design, pattern and construct garments and accessories needed for theatrical productions –maintain and organize show budgets –work within strict time constraints

 

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Woodshop

-basic wood construction –use of: table saw, band saw, jigsaw, chop saw, drill press, router, belt sander, disc sander, palm sander and other hand tools –basic tool maintenance and part replacement

Metal

                                    -basic steel fabrication -oxy-acetylene welding –MIG –TIG –plasma cutter –basic tool repair and maintenance

Foundry

                                    -bronze pouring -basic use of furnace and burnout kiln -iron pouring –chasing/finishing –planning and construction of car kiln

Mold Making

                                    -plaster piece molding –silicone molding –alginate life casting–resin bonded sand

Plaster

                                    -mixing –pouring –proper cleanup –carving –finishing

Ceramic

-coil, slab, and pinch building techniques –armature construction –wedging and reclaiming –dry mixing –wheel throwing –finishing

 -glaze application -electric kiln firing

Fabric and Soft goods  

-historical garment study –flat patterning techniques –fabric modification –various dyeing methods–extensive sewing and garment construction techniques –garment alteration

Digital/Software/ Extended Media

                                    - basic Adobe Photoshop – basic Adobe Illustrator – basic RHINO –basic digital photography –basic audio recording and editing

Printmaking

                                    -wood and lino cut –intaglio –monotype –collagraph –smart plate –paper lithography –book making and binding