Untitled (Birch), Ceramic, 2012

Résumé

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago IL, 2011.
Emphasis in Sculpture

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), Carbondale IL, 2000
Emphasis in Painting

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

–       Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, 2015
–       University of Illinois Springfield, 2014
–       Fire Cat, Chicago, IL, 2014
–       Oak Park Public Library, IL, 2012
–       Terrain, Oak Park, IL, 2012
–       Aqua Art Miami, (with What It Is)Miami Beach, FL, 2011
–       Water, Side Car Gallery, Hammond IN, 2011
–       Wild Things Are, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park IL, 2011
–       Wood Worked, Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL, 2011
–       MFA Thesis Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011
–       Evanston Art Center Benefit, Evanston, IL, 2011
–       Weddings/Proms/Corporate Events., Zhou B Center, Chicago, Il 2011
–       Portage ARTspace, Chicago, IL, 2011
–       Verge Fair, (with What It Is) Miami, FL, 2010
–       Mano, Mundo, Corazón, The Center For Book and Paper, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2010
–       Gimme Green, Friends of Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, Il 2010
–       Next Art Fair, (with What It Is), Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, 2010
–       Version Fest 09, Chicago, IL, 2010
–       UnCommon Territories, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010
–       Fountain Benefit, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
–       Leaf House, permanent installation, Turku, Finland, 2009
–       A Trophy Cabinet, Medicine Cabinet Chicago IL, 2009.
–       Distress, GARDENfresh, Chicago, IL 2008.  (SOLO SHOW)
–       Bridge Art Fair, Berlin, Germany, 2008
–       Consuming War, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 2007.
–       J-Walking, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL, 2007.
–       Open Studio Program, Public Art Program, Chicago IL 2006
–       18th Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. 2006.
–       J’Accuse, Gescheidle Gallery. Chicago, IL, 2005. (SOLO SHOW)
–       Materiel World, Union League Club, Chicago, IL, 2005. (SOLO SHOW)
–       Collaborations, Northern Illinois University Chicago Gallery, Chicago IL, 2004.

EXPERIENCE

Faculty, Marwen, Chicago, IL, 2014 – present
–       Introduction to 3D Printing, modeling and scanning for Middle and High School Students
–       Create and develop syllabus, plan curriculum.

Multi Arts Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2011- Present.
–       Instruct 1st and 2nd grade students in art activities including Painting, Drawing & Sculpture.
–       Develop syllabus, plan curriculum and supervise teaching assistants

Co-Director, What It Is, Oak Park, IL, 2009 – Present
–       Co-run artist run exhibition and project space.
–       Curate exhibitions, install art works, promote projects, work with artists to develop concepts
–       Publish catalogues and present artist projects at art fairs around the country

Faculty, The Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC), Chicago, IL, 2008 – 2012.
–       Instruct adult students of all age ranges in Encaustic Painting.
–       Develop syllabus and plan curriculum.

Teaching Assistant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2009-2011.
–       TA Mold Making, Sculpture Department, 2010
–       TA Digital Photography, Photography Department, 2010
–       TA Fundamentals of Furniture, Designed Objects Department, 2009 – 2010

Faculty, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago IL, 2007-2010.
–       Instructed classes in Acrylic Painting, Encaustic Painting, & Summer Camp

Faculty, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 2004 – 2008
–       Instructed classes and workshops in Encaustic Painting

Co-Director, GARDENfresh, Chicago, IL, 2003 – 2008
–       Co-run artist run exhibition and project space.
–       Curate exhibitions, install art works, promote projects, art sales and fulfillment
–       Present artist projects at art fairs nationally and internationally

LECTURES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 – What’s Your Art, Demo and Discussion Chicago Cultural Center, Dec. 2011
Better Together, Panel MDW Fair, Chicago, 2011
Round Table with Tobias Putrih, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011
No End in Sight: panel discussion, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dec 2008
– Oak Park Art League, Demo and Discussion, Oak Park IL, 2008
Collaboration: Overrated or Underserved? Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL, 2007.
– Southern Illinois University, Visiting Artist Program, Carbondale, IL, 2004.

RESIDENCIES
– Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH, 2011
– Open Studio, Chicago, IL, 2006

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 -Silk Screen printing, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, 2007.
– Art Clay Workshop, Milwaukee, WI, 2004.
– R & F Encaustics Workshop, River Forest, IL, 2003.
– Golden Paints Materials Workshop, Chicago, IL 2002

PUBLICATIONS

– Huffington Post, online 6/17/11
– New City, 2/21/08