Education

2003

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    MFA in Studio Art

2000

  • Portland State University, Portland, OR
    Post-Baccalaureate Study in Sculpture (1998 - 2000)

1996

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    BFA in Studio Art in Ceramics and Sculpture

Teaching Experience

2016

  • Assistant Professor of 3D Studies: Sculpture
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    ARTS 104: 3D Foundations (Fall 2016)
    ARTS 225: Intro to 3D Studies / Beginning Sculpture (Fall 2016 - Present)
    ARTS 529: Special Topics: Sculpture as Performance (Spring 2017)

2015

  • Visiting Assistant Professor:
    St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
    Sculpture I (2014 - 2016)
    Sculpture II (Spring 2016)
    Special Topics: Sculpture as Performance (Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
    Ceramics II (Spring 2015)
    Drawing I (Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
    Introduction to Studio Art (Fall 2014)

2014

  • Visiting Assistant Professor:
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    Sculpture: Mass (Fall 2013)
    3D Foundations (2009 - 2013, Spring 2014)

2012

  • Instructor of Record:
    The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    Advanced Independent Study, Sculpture (2012 - 2014)

2010

  • Adjunct Instructor: (2005 - 2010)
    Macomb College, Center Campus, Clinton Township, MI
    Ceramics Directed Study, 2005-2008, 2010
    Drawing I and II, 2005-2006, 2008-2009
    Ceramics I and II, Fall 2005, Summer 2010

2009

  • Instructor: Collage, Fibers Workshops
    Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

2008

  • Instructor: Ceramics, Fibers, Conceptual Art (2007 - 2008)
    The Roeper School, Middle & Upper School, Birmingham, MI

2006

  • Instructor: Junior Ceramics, Junior Drawing (Summer 2006)
    Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI

2004

  • Instructor: Junior and Intermediate Ceramics (Summer 2004)
    Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI

2003

  • Graduate Assistant: (2000 - 2003)
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    2D Media Studio: Intaglio, Spring 2003
    Senior Projects, Fall 2002
    3D Media Studio: Wood, Spring 2002
    Advanced Sculpture: Small Metals, Fall 2001
    3D Media Studio: Clay, Spring 2001    
    Concept Studio I, Fall 2000

Residencies

2016

  • “2016 Arrowmont Pentaculum”, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
  • The Clipperton Project, Faroe Islands.

2015

  • The Quarry at Marble House Project, Dorset, VT.

2014

  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE.

2012

  • chaNorth Artist Residency, Pine Plains, NY.

2011

  • Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.

2005

  • Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY.

2002

  • Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, University of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

Selected Exhibitions

2018

  • still / here, Solo exhibition, Juried, Sculpture, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

2017

  • t/here, Solo exhibition, Juried, Sculpture, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Inside Out / Outside In, Solo Exhibition, Juried, Sculpture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
  • Shoebox: An exhibition of small 3D artwork, Juried, Sculpture, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Drawing for Meaning, Invitational, Sculpture, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

2015

  • [...] the space between, solo exhibition, Sculpture, collages, Creative Space Gallery, Ithaca, NY.
  • North of the Blue Line, Sculpture, Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
  • MOCAsnaps Design Challenge, Juried, Photographs, ARTlab, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

2014

  • Matter, Invitational, Sculpture, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Greener (weeds), Site-specific sculpture, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE.
  • Remembering, Solo exhibition, Juried, Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
  • Humanities and Home, Juried, Sculpture, Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research, Tempe, AZ.
  • New Waves 2014, Juried, Sculpture, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Untitled 1, Invitational, Sculpture, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Artists Who Teach, Juried, Sculpture, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.

2013

  • Swallow(ed), Solo exhibition, Cleo Driver Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.
  • Friends & Friends of Friends, Invitational, Sculpture, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA.
  • Look/out: All the Way Home, Solo exhibition, Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD.
  • Art on the Square, Invitational, Sculpture, Linda Matney Gallery, Stryker Building, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Emerging: 2013 Rawls National Juried Art Exhibition, Jessica L. Sims, Juror, Sculpture, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA.
  • FATE 2013 Biennial Members Exhibition, Elaine D. Gustafson, Juror, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
  • Artists Who Teach, David Johnson, Juror, Sculpture, photograph, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.
  • Of the Land: 2012 chaNorth Alumni Exhibition, Melanie Warner, Juror, Sculpture, chasama Gallery, 210 East 43rd, New York, NY.

2012

  • New Fibers 2012, Suzie Brandt, Juror, Sculpture and performance, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Fall Solos 2012, Juried, Sculpture and performance, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA.
  • Rawls Museum Arts National Juried Exhibition 2012, Mary Rosenblat, Juror, Sculpture, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA.
  • Artists Who Teach, Juried, Sculpture, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.

2011

  • Island: 22 Artists on Iceland, Invitational, Sculpture and performance, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
    3rd Annual Juried Art Show
    , Juried, Sculpture, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA.
    Small Works, Invitational, Ceramics, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.
    My Place, Juried, 3-dimensional drawing, Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickely, PA.
    Going With The Flow, Two-person exhibit, Sculpture and performance documentation, Cafe Bjarmanes, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
    Windblown, Sculpture, performance documentation, drawing, Nes Studios, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
    Collage/Mixed Media
    , Invitational, Sculpture, Fibers, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.
    small sculpture, Invitational, Sculpture, Andrews Gallery, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

2010

  • Place Space, Invitational, Sculpture, Neil Britton Art Gallery, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA.
    Portrait of the Artist, Invitational, Sculpture, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.
    Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI.
    Hello, My Name Is…, Juried, Site-specific sculpture, 2515 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.
    Artists Who Teach, Juried, Drawing, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.
    Art & Hearts, Invitational, Sculpture, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA.
    Conflict/Interest, Juried, Sculpture and performance, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.

2009

  • From Our Perspective, Juried, Paper cutouts, Oakland Community College Womenscenter, Farmington Hills, MI.
    Michigan Left, Two-person exhibit, Paper cutouts, sculpture, photography, writing, Andrews Gallery, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
    Recto Verso, Juried, Hand-altered book, Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, PA.
    Faces: Not Your Ordinary Portrait Show, Invitational, Sculpture, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.

2008

  • Buy This, Juried, Ceramic sculpture, work on paper, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.
    Self-Evident: Contemporary American Self-Portraiture, Juried, Video, Department of Art, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.
    Installations, Juried, Sculpture, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI.
    Ten by Ten, Invitational, Ceramics, University Center Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    Mailed and Mounted, Mixed media, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.

2007

  • 47th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Juried, Sculpture, Center for the Arts, Midland, MI.
    Artist Auditions II, Juried, Sculpture, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR.

2006

  • Think Small, Juried, Ceramics, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI.
    Myself: Visions & Versions, Juried, Sculpture, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI.
    Innerscapes, Juried, Photographic series and text, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI.
    Summer Exhibition, Juried, Ceramics, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI.
    swallow(ed), Juried, Solo ceramic installation, The Macomb Center Gallery, Clinton Twp., MI.
    Representing CFA, Photographs, Invitational, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2005

  • Ripple: A Benefit Auction for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees, Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Deliverance!, Juried, Photograph, Holden Street Gallery, Providence, RI.
    The Body Eclectic, Juried, Photographic series and text, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI.
    Membership Exhibition, Juried, Photograph, Starkweather Art and Cultural Center, Romeo, MI.

2004

  • Faculty Exhibition, Performance, Visual Arts Gallery, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI.
    32nd Annual Photo Exhibition, Juried, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA.
    ISQ104-Kinetics, QuickTime movie, Online exhibit, Juried, imaginestation.net

2003

  • Art Celebrating Life, Photographs, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.
    MFA Thesis Show, Sculpture, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    Framed, Photographs and poetry, Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, PA.

2002

  • In Passing, Photographs, Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
    Haunted, Sculpture, Rumblefish Gallery, Portland, OR.
    A Show for Very Special People, Sculpture, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, PA.    
    Trans-Appalachian Tractor Pull, Sculpture, Foyer Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

2001

  • smallSculpture 2001, National exhibit, Juried, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
    smallSculpture 2001, Regional exhibit, Juried, AAP Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
    The Door Opens, Photographs, Red Door Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University. PA.

2000

  • themiddleman, Performance and installation in collaboration with Dana Vinger, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

1999

  • It’s Over There, Maude, by Dana Vinger, Installation in collaboration with Dana Vinger and Hunter Caputo, Portland State University, OR.
    Slit, Solo performance. Portland State University. OR.
    9TVs, Collaborative play in association with Dana Vinger, Liz Konsella, and 6 others. KOW Films, Portland, OR.
    2150 Degrees, Cast bronze work, Dean’s Gallery, Portland State University, OR.

1996

  • Sound Maker, Solo installation and performance, Gallery 114, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University.

Grants & Awards

2014

  • Honorable Mention for Holding My Breath, “New Waves 2014”, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

2013

  • University Teaching Project Grant, The College of William & Mary.
  • Honorable Mention for Amend (when you need a little cheer), "Artists Who Teach 2013", Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.

2012

  • Second Place for Recall(ed) Quilt in "New Fibers 2012", Susie Brandt, Juror, Sculpture and performance, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Sponsored by the Fiber Arts Network of Michigan.
  • Second Place for Verkja, “Rawls Museum Arts National Juried Exhibition 2012”, Mary Rosenblat, Juror, Sculpture, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA.

2010

  • Honorable Mention for Water Bean, “Small Works”, Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA.

2007

  • Juror’s Recognition for Feed Me, “47th Annual Greater Michigan Exhibition”, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI.

2006

  • Third Place for …and so I sipped my tears slowly…, “Myself: Visions and Versions”, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI.

2003

  • Graduate Student Assembly Small Projects Grant, Carnegie Mellon University.
    GSA Conference Funding for travel to 91st Annual CAA Conference.

2002

  • GSA Conference Funding for travel to Documenta, Kassel, Germany.

2001

  • Third Place National Award for Handpool, National Society for Arts and Letters, “smallSculpture 2001”, Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
    First Place Regional Award for Handpool, National Society for Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh Chapter, “smallSculpture 2001”, AAP Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

1997

  • Recognition Award for Sentinals, Live sculpture, Annual Undergraduate Exhibit, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University.

1996

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society member (1996 - 2003)

1991

  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship recipient (1991 - 1996)

Other Experience

2015

  • CAA Representative
    FATE (Foundations: Art, Theory & Education) Board Member (2015 - 2017)

2014

  • Gallery Coordinator & Studio Technician (Aug 2009 - June 2014)
    The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

2012

  • Juror: Gosport Art Festival, Portsmouth, VA

2011

  • Juror: Art on the Square, Williamsburg, VA

2009

  • Gallery Director: The Macomb College Gallery, Clinton Twp., MI (Jan 2006 - July 2009)
  • Founder, Red Apron Studio: The Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI (Feb 2009 - July 2009)

2008

  • Art Lab Aide: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, Clinton Twp., MI (Oct 2004 - Aug 2008)
  • Juror: Stars & Stripes Festival, Mount Clemens, MI

2007

  • Juror: East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

2005

  • Juror: East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

2001

  • Special Events Volunteer: The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (Oct 2000 - Jan 2001)