Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2018 MFA in Studio Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2016 BA Studio Art; Psychology Minor and BA Ed., Art Education, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

2014 Chautauqua School of Art, Sculpture and Printmaking, Chautauqua, NY


Select Exhibitions

2020 Re::Claimed, Juried Exhibition, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA


2019 In Flux, Group Exhibition, Arts Monongahela, Morgantown, WV

Faculty Exhibition, J.D. Brooks Gallery, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

(solo) Places/Spaces, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

New Members Exhibition, via Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, Pittsburgh, PA

8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Carroll Gallery at Marshall University, Huntington, WV


2018 West Fork New Music Festival, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

The 380 Eight, Group Exhibition, Brick South, Portland, ME


2017 Master Pieces, Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Boston Young Contemporaries, Juried Exhibition, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA

MFA Now: Collapse, Juried Exhibition, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD


2016 2016 Juried Student Exhibition, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

NEXT Up, Juried Exhibition, Next Gallery, Denver, CO

The Contemporary Print 2016, Juried Exhibition, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, TX


2015 Emerge, Invitational Group Exhibition via Tamarack Foundation, Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse, Charleston, WV

Exhibition 280, Juried Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Transformations: Art of All Mediums, Juried Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silverspring, MD

(solo) Structures and Systems, BA Senior Exhibit, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

Opening Exhibition, Gallery 517, Fairmont, WV


2014 Annual Student Exhibition, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

NSEW: What Grew Us, Juried Exhibition, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

May the Fourth Be With You, Group Exhibition, Main Street Café, Clarksburg, WV

2014 Juried Student Exhibition, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV


2013 Renegade Art Exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2013 Juried Student Exhibition, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV


Awards and Recognitions

2018 Real Art Award recipient, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT. Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2018 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture nominee, New York, NY. Nominated while attending Maine College of Art.

2016-2018 Presidential Award, merit scholarship recipient at Maine College of Art, Portland,ME

2016-2018 Albert K. Murray Fine Art Educational Grant, merit scholarship recipient, Adamsville, OH

2015 Best of Drawing, award recipient, 2015 Juried Student Exhibition, Fairmont State University, Fairmont,WV

2015 Student Achievement: Art Educator of the Year, award recipient, West Virginia Art Education Association

2015 Best of Printmaking and President’s Choice, award recipient during 2015 Juried Student Exhibition, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

2015, 2013 Blanche McKinney Fine Arts Scholarship, merit scholarship recipient, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

2014 Lincoin Memorial Ceramics and Sculpture Scholarship recipient at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

2014 William White Fine Arts Scholarship, merit scholarship recipient, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV


Publications

2019 Commentary of Places/Spaces, printed through Real Art Ways, written by Dr. Patrick McGrady, Assistant Professor of Art at University of New Haven

2017 MEA, Season 13, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH,

2016 Whetstone: Student Art and Literary Journal, Issue 35, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV


Conferences and Organization Affiliations

2019- Present Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, juried membership, Pittsburgh, PA

2018 Southeastern Creative Arts Conference (SECAC), Member

2018 College Art Association, Member

2016 International Sculpture Center, Conference Attendee, Pittsburgh, PA

2015 West Virginia Art Education Association, Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), member and conference attendee, Pittsburgh, PA

Salem Art Works, Intercollegiate Iron Pour, Salem, NY

2013 Salem Art Works, Intercollegiate Iron Pour, Salem, NY

West Virginia Art Education Association Conference, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

2012 West Virginia Art Education Association, Conference, Concord University, Athens, WV



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