Resume

Education
2013-2015              
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence,  RI.  Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture
2004-2008             
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.  Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Art

Selected Exhibitions
2016

Something Human, Cameron Gallery, Durham, NC
Not To Scale, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibition (juried) The Emporium, Knoxville, TN

2015
Cement All, Flux Factory, NYC

RISD Grad Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI

Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, Wolpert Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

Processed, Antique Space, Knoxville, TN

Arts in the Airport (juried) McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

PARALLELLS, Not Gallery, Austin, TX

2014                          
Currency, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Pale Firework, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Matter[s], Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
The Beloved Community, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI
2013                          
Cloaked and Crashing, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI
Sill Moving, Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Multicultural Arts Show, Black Arts and Cultural Center, Kalamazoo, MI

2012
Casablanca Biennale, L'ancien Abattoir de Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
The Dwelling at Taylor Street, (collaboration w/ Julienne Alexander), Durham, NC
dis/locate, Kalamazoo College Community Studio, Kalamazoo MI
Modified Multiples//Mundane Machines, The Green Gallery, Durham, NC

2011  
Durham Storefront Project, Interactive installation on a boarded building in downtown Durham, NC

SparkCON PODS Installation, Installation in portable storage unit, Raleigh, NC
Superhero Art Show, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC

2010
SparkCON PODS Installation, Installation in portable storage unit, Raleigh, NC
Who’s the Artist What’s the Art?, The Green Gallery, Durham, NC
Mystery Art Opening,The Durham Arts Place, Durham, NC
DURTY juried art show, The Durham Arts Place, Durham, NC
2009 
Made In The USA, musanc.com, Raleigh, NC
DURTY on the Art Walk, The Durham Arts Place, Durham, NC
Residencies and Fellowships
2015-2016
Artist in Residence, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014                          
Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2013                          
Artist in Residence, The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC
2012-2013               
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
2012                         
Ifitry Artists’ Residency, Essaouira, Morocco
2006                          
Urban Glass, (Through GLCA NY Arts Program) Brooklyn, New York
Awards and Honors

2015
Third Place Award, Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Knoxville, TN
Penland Vision Scholarship (full scholarship), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2013-2015               
Sylvia Leslie Young Herman Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2010-2011               
Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
2008                          
Lilia Chen Award in Art, Kalamazoo College
2007                          
Honors, Senior Comprehensive Art Exam and Senior Individualized Project, Kalamazoo College
Michael Waskowsky Prize in Art, Kalamazoo College
2005                          
The Brian Gougeon Prize In Art, Kalamazoo College
2004-2008               
Academic Honor Scholarship, Kalamazoo College         
Competitive Fine Arts Scholarship, Kalamazoo College

Professional Activities

2016
Visiting Artist and Lecturer The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Visiting Artist, Demonstrator, and Lecturer Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Visiting Artist and Lecturer Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Artist Demonstrator WonderWorks, Pigeon Forge, TN

2015
Juror Rose Center Council for the Arts Mountain Makins Festival, Morristown, TN

Selected Work Experience
2016                    
Adjunct Professor Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University

Instructor Assistant Crochet: Materials and Content, with Jerry Bleem, Arrowmont School

2015  
Teacher of Record, Contemporary Wood Shop, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Instructor Adult and Children’s Community Classes, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Instructor Writing for Creativity Professional Development Workshop, Arrowmont School
2014                         
Assistant to Curriculum Development, Writing Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Research Assistant to Global Partners & Programs, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2013-Present2015
Peer Advisor and Public Speaking Tutor, Writing Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Sculpture Classes, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2012-2013            
Spalted Incorporated, Kalamazoo, MI.
    Shop assistant to custom cabinetmaker
2009-2012               
The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC
     Retail Store Manager. A non-profit creative reuse center that reclaims materials for art supplies.
2007-Present         
DURTY Art Collective, www.durtydurham.com
     Founding member of this Durham, NC based group that promotes art amongst young people