EDUCATION

2013 Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, Department of Art, Architecture and Planning
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Northern Kentucky University
2010 Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Summer Study Abroad Program through Western Kentucky University, Florence & Rome

SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS

2015 A Curious Inventory, Solo Exhibition, Childlaw Gallery at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2015 AntiPatterns, Solo Exhibition at Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2015 Momento/Memento, Four-person exhibition at Reverse Space, New York City, NY
2015 /‘fu:bar/ – Croatia Glitch Art Expo, Siva Galerija (AKC), Zagreb, Croatia
2015 Solgonda.com, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Northern Kentucky University, Faculty Exhibition, Highland Heights, KY
2014 Boom Gallery, Totem, Group Show, curators Corrina Mehiel and Greg Swiger, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Niehoff Urban Studio Gallery, Group Show, Food as Art–Autumn Equinox with Nourish Cincinnati and Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Contemporary Arts Center, Shanghainati, A collaborative telematic performance with Cincinnati artists Jiemei Lin, Zach Sawan, Loraine Wible, Jacob Lynn, Paul Schuette, and Basement 6 Collective of Shanghai, China, Cincinnati, OH
2014 1305 Gallery, LOOP, Two Person Show, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Niehoff Urban Studio, Magenta, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Abracadabra, Group Show, Joshua Tree, CA
2014 Harvest Gallery, Displaced 1, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH
2014 BOOM Gallery, piXXXel: Sex & Technology, Group Show, Cincinnati, OH
2014 21c Museum Hotel, Box Paintings/Puzzle Pieces, Works on Loan for Guest Vitrines, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Northern Kentucky University, Faculty Show, Highland Heights, KY
2013 Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Snap to Grid, Open Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Rhizome.org, ArtBase Online Archive of Digital Art, Mintabox.com
2012 840 Gallery, Get Turned On, Group Exhibition of Department of Art Architecture and Planning Electronic Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012 MCA Center, Secret Artworks: When Pigs Invade, Charity Group Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
2012 Bhringer-Crawford Museum, FreshART, Juried Group Exhibition and 20th Anniversary Charity Auction, Covington, KY
2012 840 Gallery, “Hoarders” Two Person Show with Nicholas Scrimenti, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012 Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange, Louisville, OH
2012 The Minute Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012 Pipeline Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2011 Opened, Pop Revolution Gallery, Mason, OH
2011 The Romance Show, Museum Gallery / Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2011 Fools, Juried Exhibition, Passages Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2011 Artists of the 21st Century, Juried Exhibition, West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, TN (Juror Andrea D. Rudloff) 
2011 Art off Pike, Juried Art Fair, Covington, KY
2011 Motherlodge Arts Exchange Art Festival and pop-up Gallery, The Rudyard Kipling, Louisville, KY
2011 Emergence, Juried Exhibition, Passages Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Senior Thesis BFA Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2010 Alchemy, Solo Show 1329 Pop-Up Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Final Friday Gallery Walk, Segway, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Music in Art, Fishbowl Northern Kentucky University Student Gallery, Highland Heights, KY
2010 City lights: Abstraction and Absence, Artisan’s Enterprise Center, Covington, KY
2010 Juried Student Show, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2009 Juried Student Show, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
2008 Heart of Art Juried Exhibition, Kennedy Heights Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
2007 First Friday Gallery Walk, Swayne on Main, Covington, KY
2007 Miami University Middletown Alumni Exhibition, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, OH
2007 !Art Attak! art Festival, Sorg Theater, Middletown, OH

CURATORIAL

2015 Momento/Memento, Four-person exhibition at Reverse Space, New York City, NY
2015 Black/White, Group exhibition at Niehoff Urban Studio and Harvest Gallery, curated with Kate Tepe co-curator, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Boom Gallery, 10×10 Juried Show, organizer and juror, Cincinnati, OH

with experimental curatorial collective Near*By, nearbycollective.org

2015 Heirloom group exhibition, Wavepool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2014 High Art, one-day group exhibition of works only visible from the observation deck of the Carew Tower in downtown Cincinnati, Carew Tower, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Lightgeist, one-night group exhibition of projection and light-based art, Rhinegeist Brewery, CIncinnati, OH
2014 The Moon Show, group exhibition of works related to the belief that the U.S. moon landing was faked, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS


2012 Graduate Assistantship, University of Cincinnati Department of Art Architecture and Planning
2012 Wolfstein Travel Grant, University of CIncinnati 
2011 University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, Department of Art Architecture and Planning
2011 First Place 2D Artist of the 21st Century Juried Exhibition at West Tennessee Regional Art Center (Juror Andrea D. Rudloff)
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Northern Kentucky University
2011 Accepted into Dutch Artists Collective Collectieve Kleuren
2010 NKU International Study Scholarship for Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Western Kentucky University, Florence and Rome
2010 Bertrand B. Khan Visual Arts Scholarship
2009 Best of Printmaking, Northern Kentucky University Student Show 2009
2008 Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nomination for Artist of the Year
2007 Billboard Design selected for 94.9 The Sound re-branding design competition
2001 Arthur B. Damen Art Scholarship

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-Present Assistant Professor of Painting/Intermedia
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2014 Fall Semester, Lecturer
ARTP 230 Painting 1, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2014 Fall Semester, Lecturer
ART 131 Intro to Drawing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2014 Fall Semester, Lecturer
ARTP 330 Materials and Techniques in Painting, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY


2014 Summer, Project Manager
Artworks Cincinnati, Summer Projects Community Mural Program, Cincinnati, OH
Tom Wesselmann Cincinnati Masters Downtown Mural

  • Executed a large outdoor mural featuring Tom Wesselmann’s iconic work Still Life #60 as part of an upcoming retrospective of Wesselmann’s work at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  
  • Supervised and mentored a group of young artist apprentices ages 15-21
  • Press conference with the mayor for Artworks summer projects kick-off 
  • Helped apprentices research and prepare a presentation for community partners at Deskey Design Studio

2014 ThinkTank8, Big Sky Vision – Grounded Strategy Conference
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Scribe for Breakout session The Three R’s: Rigor, Risk-Taking, and Research: Effective foundations curricula teach students to research, demand rigor, and encourage risk-taking. 

  • Recorded daily notes and presented written materials to the group 
  • Coordinated with facilitators in other conference sessions to relay information to and from the breakout session
  • Helped to organize and participate in presentation conveying the results of breakout session research to all conference attendees


2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH
ART 122 Drawing 2

2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
ART 133 Foundations 3D, Introduction to Drawing, Foundations 4D & Color Theory

2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
Drawing II, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH

2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 133 3D Foundations, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 134 4D Foundations, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2014 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 131 Intro to Drawing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2013 Fall Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 132 2D Foundations, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2013 Fall Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 134 3D Foundations, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2013 Fall Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 131 Intro to Drawing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

2013 Fall Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 121 Intro to Drawing, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH

2013 Spring Semester, Adjunct Instructor
ART 255 Introduction to Digital Photography, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH

2013 Lead Artist and Project Manager
Artworks Cincinnati, Summer Projects Community Mural Program, Covington, KY
Scott St. Kentucky Natural History Mural

2012 Fall Semester, Instructor of Record
Introduction to Internet Art, University of Cincinnati, Department of Art Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, OH
The primary goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the form, purpose, and scope of contemporary internet art and employ that understanding to create works utilizing the internet as a medium and a platform for artistic production.

2012 Summer, Teaching Artist
Artworks Cincinnati, Summer Projects Community Mural Program, Bellevue, KY Mural

  • Helped to supervise and mentor a group of young artist apprentices ages 16-19
  • Coordinated with Project Manager Scott Donaldson to in the execution of a large outdoor mural
  • Taught painting techniques and painting vocabulary
  • Helped apprentices research and prepare a presentation for the Taft Museum of Art

2013 Fall Semester, Teaching Assistant
Professional Practices for Artists Course, Instructor Jane Alden Stevens
University of Cincinnati, Department of Art Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, OH
This class provides a broad overview and engagement with professional practices in the fine arts for college juniors.

2012 Fall Quarter, Teaching Assistant
Professional Practices for Artists Course, Instructor Jane Alden Stevens
University of Cincinnati, Department of Art Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, OH

2012-2013 Graduate Assistantship, Web Developer
University of Cincinnati, Department of Art Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, OH
Improved and maintained the Fine Arts portion of the Department of Art Architecture and Planning Website for the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2009 Fall Semester, Teaching Assistant
Photography II, Instructor Barry Anderson
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

1999 Drawing Tutor
Drawing I, Instructor Michael Hieber
Miami University Middletown, Middletown, OH
Individual instruction in beginning drawing fundamentals

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Lead Co-Author – The Three (A)RRRRs: Searching for Treasure at Think Tank Montana, Future Forward, volume 4, number 1: March 2015 publication by Integrative Teaching International
2015 Finding Magenta Presenter, FATE, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, Shifting Spectrums: Color Theory in Flux, Indianapolis IUPUI, March 27
2015 Guest Speaker, Blogging Your Creative Process, Professional Practices for Artists Undergraduate course, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Guest speaker, Art Related Careers, Campbell County High School, Alexandria, KY, March 10
2015 Regional Juror, Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Competition, Milford High School, March 7
2014 Guest Artist for tour and workshop, Art in the Making: Pop Painting, Cincinnati Art Museum Sat Nov 15.
2014 Cincinnati Art Museum Art in the Making.  Led tour of Tom Wasselmann: Beyond Pop Art exhibition, pop-art collage workshop (adults of all ages), Cincinnati, OH
2014 Cincinnati Art Museum Creative Encounters. Led tour of Tom Wasselmann: Beyond Pop Art exhibition, pop-art painting workshop (kids), Cincinnati OH
2014 Panel Discussion Participant: Tiny Living Symposium, The Niehoff Urban Stuio, Cincinnati, Friday September 19.  In collaboration with DPMT7, PAR-Projects, UrbanCincy, and DAAP
2014 Integrative Teaching International’ ThinkTank8 Conference Breakout Session Scribe, Bozeman Montana
2013 Fine Art Juror, Art in the Park Art Fair, Bellevue, KY, Sept 14
2013 Visiting artist presentation to students at Antonelli College, Instructor Chris Reeves, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 14
2013 Visiting artist and guest critique for advanced drawing students, Instructor Mark Leone, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, Oct 9
2012 Panel Discussion Participant, Challenges of First Time Teachers, Teaching Workshop Course, Instructor Jane Alden Stevens, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Oct 24
2012 Volunteer, Continuum Photography Conference, Midwest Society for Photography Education, Cincinnati, OH, Oct 13
2012 Volunteer, Contemporary Art Center, Alice Weston Fotofocus Event, Cincinnati, OH, Oct 12
2012 Attendee, Mid American College Art Association Annual Conference, Teaching with Technology with Michael Arrigo and Anthony Fontanna, Detroit, MI, Oct 4
2012 Guest Lecturer, Building a Maintaining an Artist Website and Web Presence, Practicum Course for Graduate Students, Instructor Kimberly Burleigh, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Sept 28
2012 Workshop, Creating a Web-Based Instrument with Flash, Electronic Art Course, Charles Woodman, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Sept 26
2012 Fine Art Juror, Art in the Park Art Fair, Bellevue, KY, Sept 10
2011 Joined Dutch Artists Collective Collectieve Kleuren

SKILLS

Proficient with Mac and PC creative software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Fetch, iPhoto, Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, Apple Numbers, Adobe Acrobat.  Programming languages including HTML, some PHP and Javascript, and experience setting up and maintaining mySQL databases.  Musical proficiency at guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, percussion, and recording music recording software programs including Apple Logic Pro, Sony Soundforge, Apple Waveburner, and Cakewalk Sonar.  Video editing experience Adobe Premier and Aftereffects.  Proficient with many fine art mediums including oil painting, acrylics, encaustic, egg tempera, watercolor, ink, oil crayon, colored pencil, graphite, and charcoal.  Knowledgeable in historical methods such as pigment grinding and creating paints from raw materials.  Basic wood-working skills and knowledge of power tools.  American Red Cross basic first aid training.  Elementary proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.