Education

2013 MFA, Sculpture, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2011 Study Abroad Program, Japan Institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan

2005-09 BFA, emphasis in Sculpture/Ceramics, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

2004-05 Undergraduate Program, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD

Solo Exhibitions

2019 SWAARMS, Dimension Gallery, Austin, TX

2017 Denatured, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD

2017 Similar Not the Same, Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX 

2013 The Caves, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Group Exhibitions (highlights)

2019 Dimension Sculpture Garden, Oil + Honey sculpture on display until Fall 2020, Austin TX

2019 Interwoven, MASS Gallery, A Textile Show, Austin TX

2018 Femme Abstract, Curated by Moya McIntyre, Winner of the Group Show of the Year by Austin Chronicle’s Critics Table Awards, Pop Up Exhibition, Austin, TX

2018 Seasons of Fruition, Dimension Gallery, Austin TX

2017 ARTBASH,  Art Alliance Austin at the Native Hostel, Austin, TX

2014 The Third Space, Cement Loop, Austin, TX

2012 Samenwerken, Collaboration with Bill Pariso, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2012 Kinsey Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2012 Sprig: Work & Thing, Collaboration with Bill Pariso and Nicole Simpkins, Shared Heritage Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2011 Regarding The Pain of Others, Curated by James Nakagawa, Japan Institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan

2011 Say Scape, Collaboration with Bill Pariso & Nicole Simpkins, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

2010 Fresh New and True, Curated by David Hodges, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2009 College Bowl, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Collections

2017 Facebook Artist in Residence, Dank Honey, 21st Floor Elevator Lobby, Austin, TX

2014 Thinkery, Austin’s New Children’s Museum, Sculptural Installation on display in Innovators Workshop, Austin, TX

Film Production

2019 The Big Bend, Production Designer, Feature Film, with Onion Creek Productions and Director Brett Wagner, Terlingua, TX

2018 Knapper, Production Designer, Short Film, with Onion Creek Productions, Austin, TX

2018 Shakey Graves Production Designer, “Kids These Days” music video, with Onion Creek Productions. Austin TX. 

2018 Whiskey Shivers, Production Designer, “Fuck You” music video, Austin, TX

2018 WestWorld SXSW, Set dressing, scenic painting and Assistant Art Directing for an immersive experience based on the HBO show WestWorld in Manor, TX

2017 Time Trap, Fabrication of Cave elements for the Feature Film, Directors Mark Dennis and Ben Foster, Austin, TX

2016 Alita Battle Angel, Fabrication of Picture Cars and Motorcycles for the Feature Film with Paul Bernhard Exhibits, Director Robert Rodriguez, Austin, TX

2015 MAMAHAWK, Costume Design for the “Reset” Music video, Austin, TX

Professional Experience

2019 Art City Austin, Featured Artist, Stage Design and Installation, Austin, TX

2019 Human/Nature Exhibition, Curator, part of the Guayaki Come To Life Activation, Native Hostel, Austin TX

2019-Current The Contemporary Austin, Assistant Art Preparator, Austin, TX

2018-20 Dimension Gallery Fellow, Austin TX

2018-Current Third Space Arts, Co-Founder of an artist studio space in East Austin, TX

2018-20 Art in Public Places Local pre approval list, Austin, TX

2018 Designing Justice Designing Spaces, Doing project work with this architecture firm, designing and building a Resource Village for underprivileged neighborhoods in Oakland, CA. Funded by the Rauschenberg Foundation. 

2018 Designing Justice Designing Spaces, Doing project development, designing and building a Pop Up Resource Village for underprivileged areas in Oakland, CA. Funded by the Rauschenberg Foundation. 

2017 Facebook Artist in Residence Program (FBAIR), 22K Commission, Designed, managed, budgeted and was lead fabricator on a welded aluminum permanent sculptural installation. Curated by Dina Pugh, Austin, TX

2015-17 Exhibit Fabricator Paul Bernhard Exhibits, Fabrication of museum exhibits for a museum in Saudi Arabia, the Weiss Energy Hall in Houston TX, and vehicle fabrication for Battle Angel Alita, Austin, TX

2015 Apprentice, Wyss Associates Inc, A Landscape Architecture Firm, I produced hand drawn plans for the “Dignity” sculpture in Chamberlain SD and other design assistance, Rapid City, SD

2015 Independent Contractor, Envelope Engineers, Developed effective finishing techniques for “ark of the Pillars” a large scale sculpture for Jason W. Tucker, now on display in Marfa TX, Work done in Oakland, CA

2013-2014 Resident Tinkerer; Thinkery, Austin’s Children’s Museum, Designed and constructed a commissioned sculpture out of recycled materials, on display at Thinkery now. I was also a team lead, conceptualizing and teaching workshops to children, Austin, TX

2011-13 Assistant Instructor, Foundations Dept, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 3-D Design; I taught a full class of woodworking, plaster carving, plane construction, soldering, clay construction, visual aesthetics & critical thinking, Bloomington, IN

2010-11 Graduate Assistant; Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

2008-09 Sculpture Studio Monitor; University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Honors / Awards (highlights)

2019 Austin Chronicle Critics Table Awards, Nominee, Artist of the Year, Austin, TX

2013 Grant-in-aid Masters of Fine Arts Projects, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2012 Friends of Art Award, MFA Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2009 William G Boyce/Friends of the Tweed Merit Award, Body of Work Award, Art & Design Annual Student Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

2009 Howard W Lyons Scholarship, Juror’s Award, Art & Design Annual Student Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN