CV

 

● Education ●

Associates Welding Technology Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI 2014
BFA Sculpture Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Allendale, MI 2008
Study Abroad in Ghana, West Africa 2007

 

● Exhibition History ●

● Solo/Small Group Exhibitions, Curation and Commissions ●

Earthwork Farm Permanent site-specific sculpture. Lake City, MI 2015-2017
Women in Metal with Pam Nivala, Water Street Glassworks. Benton Harbor, MI 2013
Promises, Promises and Stories to Tell with three artists, Pub 43. Grand Rapids, MI 2012 
Specter BFA Thesis with Jacqueline Kroll, Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI 2008
Allendale Public Fountain Project with three other artists, $40,000 public commission for Allendale Township, MI 2007-2008
I Know Art When I See It Co-Curated, GVSU Padnos Gallery. Allendale, MI 2006
Yes, but is it Art? Co-Curated, GVSU Padnos Gallery. Allendale, MI 2005

 

● Large Group/Invitational Exhibitions ●

Over 100 Under 100 Curator: Deb Eck, 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Jamestown, NY 2017
ArtPrize DeVos Hall. Grand Rapids, MI 2014
45th Festival of the Arts Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Grand Rapids, MI 2014
Site Lab: Blanford Nature Center Curator: Paul Amenta. Grand Rapids, MI 2012
Active Site Curator: Paul Amenta. Grand Rapids, MI 2008-2010
Smart Festival Open Concept Gallery. Grand Rapids, MI 2009
Self Portraits Muskegeon Museum of Art. Muskegeon, MI 2004

 

● Awards and Honors ●

LaFontsee Gallery 3D Award Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts 2014
Martha Despres Memorial Award Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts 2014
Ox Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency Blacksmithing, Ox-Bow/GVSU 2006
Foundation Portfolio Recognition and Scholarship Grand Valley State University 2004

 

● Employment and Service ●

Private Art Lessons Private client, drawing and watercolor skills. Lakewood, NY 2017
Art of Botanical Drawing and Watercolor Co-Instructor, ACNC. Jamestown, NY 2017
Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Receptionist. Jamestown, NY 2016-2017
Miraclean Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions Welder- Stainless Steel TIG. Ashville, NY 2015-2016
Earthwork Music Harvest Gathering Visual Arts Dept Head. Lake City, MI 2014-2018
MAHLE Welder- Aluminum TIG, Grand Rapids, MI 2012-2015
Water Street Glassworks Studio Instructor: Metals. Benton Harbor, MI 2012-2013
Black River Public High School/GVSU Assistant Instructor to David Keister: Silk Screen Printing. Allendale, MI 2012
GVSU/Ox Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency Assistant Instructor to Cynthia McKean and Cyril Lixenberg: Sculptural Metals. Saugatuck, MI 2011
Groundswell Community Farm Farm Worker and Manager. Zeeland, MI 2009-2012
Wellhouse Emergency Homeless Shelter for Women and Families Live-in House Manager, Arts Program Staff Facilitator. Grand Rapids, MI 2008-2010
Wellhouse Emergency Homeless Shelter for Women and Families Board Member and Board Chairperson (2012). Grand Rapids, MI 2010-2012
Grand Rapids African Community Center Mural Design/Painting. Grand Rapids, MI 2008
Ox Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency Assistant Instructor to Norwood Viviano and Dan Matheson: Metal Casting for Sculpture. Saugatuck, MI 2006 and 2007
Grand Rapids Public Library Reference Dept Technical Aide. Grand Rapids, MI 2004-2008
Lansing Community College Theatre Dept Costume Shop Seamstress. Lansing, MI 2000-2003