Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY: MFA, 2011
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: BFA, 2008, graduated with honors
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: concentration in History, Philosophy, & Social Science, 2008
NyckelviksSkolan, Stockholm, Sweden: One-Year Art, Craft, and Design Program, 2004
Cross-Disciplinary and Collaborative Work
Marion Design Co: Marion IN, 2017-present: Ideation Designer
Ashoka: Boston MA, ongoing: Projection and set designer for cross-disciplinary performance of musical work by Sandeep Das
Ravel Collaborative: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2017: Worked with a Foundations student and an IWU alumni to create new video work for an orchestra performance of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye.
Joy to the World: Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2016: Worked with IWU faculty and students to produce video and performance-painting for a cross-disciplinary concert in the Chapel Auditorium.
Attacca Quartet: East Alabama Arts Association, Auburn, AL, 2014: Designed & created projection imagery for the stage during performance of works by John Adams.
FuturPointe Dance: Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY, 2013: Created projected imagery for a live performance.
Respond: The Yards, Rochester, NY, 2012: Collaborated with sound artists to create a multidisciplinary performance curated by John Lake.
Hunting Stories: Rochester, NY, 2012: Created album artwork released with new single.
Society for Freshwater Science: RISD Nature Lab / RI Convention Center, 2011, Worked with environmental researchers to exhibit artwork at a national conference on sustainability and resource management.
Music of Difference: 2011: Generated album artwork and related designs for the ﬁrst Music of Difference recording featuring music by Robert J. Bradshaw, Aaron Alon, and Angelique Poteat.
Music of Difference: The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 2010: Collaborated with musicians and composers to bring a multidisciplinary program.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf: Sleeping Beauty: 2010: Collaborated with students and faculty to design and construct sets and props for a multimedia production choreographed by Thomas Warﬁeld.
Boyd/Goluses Duo- Visual Art Director: 2010: Produced graphic layout and managed visuals for the recording Quicksilver: Songs and Dances of the Americas by Bonita Boyd & Nicholas Goluses.
Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project: Lincoln Center, New York, New York, 2009: Designed & created the multi-media set for the premier of the opera Layla & Majnun. (Also gave related lectures at RISD and SUNY Binghamton in March of 2009).
Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project: Visual Art Director: 2009: Managed the creation of a 32-page booklet and related designs for the album Off the Map, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.
The Knights Orchestra: Visual Art Director, New York, New York, 2009: Created a visual identity for The Knights Orchestra for use in web and print media.
Silk Road Project: RISD, 2008, Worked with a collaborative studio to create an multi-disciplinary storytelling performance in collaboration with Ben Haggarty and the musicians of the Silk Road under the direction of Yo-Yo Ma.
D.C.Y.F. Mural Project: Providence, RI, 2006: Led a group of students in the creation of a mural at DCYF.
Collaboration with Yuri Kobayashi: Snowmass, CO, 2008: Created a collaborative sculpture for auction at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.
Performance Project with P.O.I. Stockholm Sweden, 2004: guest painter- generated paintings as part of a multimedia performance involving musicians and video artists.
Visual Arts Exhibitions
Forthcoming: Exhibition: Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, October 2019 (solo show)
A Measure of the Irrational: Union University Galleries, Memphis, Tennessee, August 2017 (solo show)
That’s Not a Toy Ladder. Climb Up Here. : Davis Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan University, Rochester, New York, November 2016 (solo show)
The Black Squirrel Fine Toys and Fun Art: Wabash, IN, August 2016 (duo show)
17th Annual Juried Exhibition: Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL, 2015
Spring Invitational: Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL, 2015 (Duo show with Nancy Green)
Build It!: IDEA Museum, Mesa, Arizona, 2015 (invitational group)
Auburn CityFest: Auburn, Alabama, 2015 (juried)
Diptych: Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL, 2014 (invitational group)
Honeywell Center: Wabash, Indiana, 2014 (juried)
Works on Paper: Upstream Gallery, Kings Ferry, New York, 2013 (juried)
Elves Dancing on the Water: Curated by Benjamin Woelk, Rochester, NY, 2012
Design on the ROCs: Hungerford Building, Rochester, NY, 2011
Response: Axiom Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2011 (collaboration with Hannah Lightbody)
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2011
Graduate Student Invitational: Liberty Hill Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2011 (invitational)
ArtFest at the Museum of the Earth: Ithaca, NY, 2010 (juried)
Put a 12-Foot Bird On It: Clarence, NY, 2010: Created a mural covering the interior of USA Bird Supply's 2,000 square foot showcase store.
Paper, Wood & String: Dean’s Gallery at RIT, Rochester, NY, 2010 (juried)
The 25 Show: Rochester, NY, 2009, “Best in Show” (juried)
Homes: Cairo Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2009 (juried)
Trio: Gallery at Aviv, Rochester, NY, 2009 (invitational)
Functional Art: Gallery r, Rochester, NY, 2009 (juried)
Milan International Furniture Fair: Milan, Italy, 2008 (juried by RISD and Lothar Windels)
RISD Senior Exhibition: Woods Gerry Gallery, 2008
Fall Exhibition: RISD Woods Gerry Gallery, 2007
Testimony: Carr Haus Gallery, RISD, 2007 (juried)
Glory: Red Door Gallery, RISD, 2006 (juried)
RISD Foundations Exhibition: RISD Foundations Gallery Space, Providence, RI, 2004 (juried)
NyckelviksSkolan Annual Exhibition: NyckelviksSkolan Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004 (juried)
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Ithaca, NY, 2010: Created and exhibited paintings related to environmental sustainability, natural cycles, and the permanent collection at RTPI.
The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony / Rhode Island School of Design, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2009: Invited by RISD to be an artist-in-residence and visiting critic for a travel course led by Elinore Hollinshead.
StoneCry, Atglen, PA, 2008-2009: Collaborated as a designer, builder, and idea-generator for the creation of an artist-residency program which encouraged the integration of faith, philosophy, and studio practice under the direction of Mark Potter.
I-Park Artist’s Enclave, East Haddam CT, 2008: Created works for the enclaves collection as an Artist-in-Residence in an international & multi-disciplinary program.
Ink & Letters, 2015: Three works featured in Fall 2015 issue
Black Mountain Anthology, 2013: Writing and photo-documentation of Porch exhibition (curated by Tara Rochford and Henrik Soderstrom) published in a two-volume anthology by the North Carolina Arts Council and the United Arts Council
The New York Times, February 27, 2009: For the Love of Layla: Review of collaboration with the Silk Road Project
Providence Business News, 2009: RISD graduate designs set for Silk Road performance
Esquire Magazine, 2008: The Future of Design: Featured with Naushon Hale and Da Sul Kim in an article on design innovation.
Milan Design Week 2008 by Jacquelyn Davis
Pantone Canvas, 2016: new work featured by Pantone
Pantone Canvas, 2015: new work featured by Pantone
RISD Portfolios, 2013: new work featured by RISD
The Silk Road Project, Postcards from the Road, 2009: Article and image about multimedia Layla and Majnun design
RISD Faculty Award for Consistent Excellence: 2008: For a student who demonstrates consistent excellence in their three years in the Department of Furniture Design
RISD Department of Furniture Design Community Service Award: 2008: This award goes to a student who shows concern for the community and a willingness to serve the needs of others.
Brooks Fellowship: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2008
Ken Dresser ’61 Scholarship: Rhode Island School of Design, 2005
2-D: drawing, drafting, painting (oil, mixed media, traditional egg tempera, fresco, ground preparation techniques), metal leaﬁng, silk screening, etching, lithography, photolithography, drypoint & non-toxic intaglio printmaking, wood block & lino-cut print making, letterpress, embossing, paper making.
3-D: woodworking, welding, soldering & metalsmithing, sand & ceramic shell casting, bookbinding & traditional paper craft, ceramics (wheel-throwing, hand building, glazing), basic loom operation, upholstery, felting, plaster casting, stained glass.
Computer: Adobe Photoshop & InDesign, Graphite, Cobalt.
Language: conversational Swedish, English editing & writing
Indiana Wesleyan University: Marion, Indiana, 2011-present: Associate Professor of Art + Design
Summer Wildcat Academy: Indiana Wesleyan University, Summer 2017: Faculty and curator for student gallery show.
Visual Arts Workshop for Children, Auburn Arts Association, Auburn AL, 2015: Designed and led classes for children ages 4-6 and 7-12.
Rhode Island School of Design Travel Course- Guest Critic: San-Jose, Costa Rica, 2009: Facilitated critiques and studio sessions with undergraduate students as a guest critic and artist-in residence.
Rochester Institute of Technology: Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Elizabeth Kronfield, 2010-2011: Worked individually with sophomore Fine Arts students to integrate conceptual thinking with formal issues. Helped to facilitate group critiques.
Rochester Institute of Technology: Alternate Teacher for Professors Bill Wolf, Sarah Sutton, Elizabeth Kronfield, & Eileen Bushnell, 2009-2011: Taught Foundations studios.
Rhode Island School of Design: Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Elinore Hollinshead: 2005-2008: Worked with Foundations drawing students to integrate conceptual problem solving with technical development. Facilitated group critiques.
Rhode Island School of Design: Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Joshua Enck, 2008: Worked with Foundations students individually and in group critiques to expand formal, spatial, and structural understanding.
Rhode Island School of Design: Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Merlin Szasz, 2007: Worked with Foundations students individually and in groups critiques to explore formal issues.
Rhode Island School of Design: Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Randy Willier, 2006: Worked with Foundation drawing students individually and in group critiques to develop understanding of perspective and formal issues. Helped to facilitate group critiques and led figure drawing sessions.
Anderson Alley Studios: Rochester, NY, 2004: Teaching Assistant: Helped to foster a creative environment for 12-16 year olds to grow through art therapy.
Reclaimed Aluminum Casting for Hoosier Shakes: Summer 2017: Assisted in smelting aluminum cans in to swords for a production of Romeo & Juliet.
First Year Experience Program: Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2015, 2016, & 2017, Faculty.
Peer-Committee for Rank Promotion: Summer 2017: Reviewed two rank promotion portfolios.
Lilly Fellows Program: Indiana Wesleyan University, Summer 2015 - Summer 2018: Served as one of two faculty representatives for the University.
Student Success Committee (member): Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2017-present.
Academic Policies Committee (member): Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2016-present.
Student Life Committee (member): Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2015-Spring 2017.
Tenure Task Force (member): Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2017-present.
Search Committee (member): Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2012-Spring 2014: Several search committees for the Division of Art.
Foundations Curriculum Committee (chair): Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2016-present.
Space Planning Committee: Indiana Wesleyan University, Fall 2013-Spring 2014: Met with a committee of faculty and administrators to develop a proposal for the use of Center Hall involving writing and floor plan development.
John Wesley Honors College Interviews: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2016 & 2017: Member of interview committee.
The Bridge: Upland Indiana, Spring 2017: Guided a team of students to produce interior design proposals for The Bridge.
The Crossing Mural: Marion IN, Fall 2016: Guided a team of students to design a mural for The Crossing.
Secret Garden set painting: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2013: Guided a team of students to produce the set painting for The Secret Garden.
Affordable Housing Mural: Marion Indiana, 2012-13: Guided a team of IWU students to create a two-room mural at Affordable Housing’s new community space with input from neighborhood members.
Art Theme Housing Planning Committee: Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012-13: Met with a committee of faculty and Residence Life leaders to plan and offer housing options for art students to live together and serve the community with their creative work.
Mikado set painting: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2012: Guided a team of students to produce the set painting for Mikado.
Director: Beard Arts Center Gallery, Marion, Indiana, 2012-present:
Directed teams of assistant curators to schedule and hang 9-13 exhibitions per academic year
Drove to pick up and deliver work (New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago...)
Organized visiting artist lectures and critiques with IWU students
Executive Director: Gallery r, Rochester, NY 2010-2011: Orchestrated the efforts of RIT students, alumni, and faculty to run the school’s metro showcase. Managed the gallery through a move to a new space.
Special Events Coordinator: Gallery r, Rochester, NY 2009-2010: Worked with the faculty and administration of RIT and with the local community to organize events, including a benefit auction for Gallery r.
RISD Academic Planning Committee, Undergraduate Representative: 2007-2008: Represented RISD’s undergraduate student body to a faculty committee on issues of curriculum planning, student exhibitions, and collaborative degree programs with Brown University.
Porch Collaborative: Rochester, NY, 2010: Co-curated and organized a multi-disciplinary show integrating the work of musicians, writers, and visual artists. The exhibit was coordinated in collaboration with the Black Mountain North Symposium, a national conference celebrating collaborative and experimental creativity.
Morphology and Synergetics Conference: RISD, 2008: Helped to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking in the student body through the coordination of lectures, discussions, and collaborations.
Resident Assistant: RISD, 2005-2007: Fostered the growth of community through dorm functions and campus wide events. Created an on-campus gallery in the freshman dorms.
RISD Student Alliance Representative for the Department of Furniture Design: 2006-2008: Represented the department on issues of exhibition space, funding, and collaboration with other majors.
Art For Food: RISD, 2005-2008: Led a team of RISD students to coordinate the creation and auctioning of artworks at the Gallery at 17 Peck to benefit Heifer International.
Lectures, Interviews & Panels
Forthcoming: Principium Faculty Lecture Series: John Wesley Honors College, Fall 2017.
Forthcoming: A Measure of the Irrational: Union University, Fall 2017.
Cultural Immersion Program Guest Lecture: Indiana Wesleyan University, August 2015, 2016, & 2017.
Windows & Wormholes Panel: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2017: moderator and organizer.
Davison Gallery: Roberts Wesleyan University, Fall 2016: Guest lecture.
Forum on Art: Indiana Wesleyan University, Spring 2016: panelist.
Jules Collins Smith Museum of Art, Auburn AL, 2015: Lecture on studio practice.
The Writer’s Block, Auburn, AL, 2015: Interview with Phineas Dowling for WEGL and The Writer’s Block podcast, produced by the Miller Writing Center.
Studio 222, Auburn, AL, 2015: Presentation on process and concept development.
RISD Career Services, Providence, RI, 2009: One of four alumni invited to present work and discuss experiences in the art & design field to current students.
Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, RISD, 2009: Gave an artist’s slide lecture and demonstration to illuminate the conceptual and technical processes behind the set design for Laya & Majnun, which opened at New York’s Lincoln Center in 2009.
RISD Department of Furniture Design Alumni Presentation, Providence, RI, 2010: Invited to present recent works and critique senior design students in a studio setting.
RIT Foundations Artist’s Talk, Rochester, NY, 2011: Showed recent works and discussed concepts of obscuring clarity to first year students in a studio setting.
Harley Alumni Talk, Chatterbox Club, Rochester, NY, 2010: One of five alumni selected to present recent works and philosophy of learning at a fundraising gala.
RIT Foundations Art History Presentation, Rochester, NY, 2010: Slide lecture on the life, work, and philosophy of Robert Rauschenberg to art students.