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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 --- Fabricator, Paul Bernhard Exhibits, Austin, TX. Prop and artifact fabrication.

2015 --- Apprentice, Wyss Associates Inc., Landscape Architecture, Rapid City, SD

2015 --- Project Work, Envelope Engineers, Oakland, CA. Developed effective finishing techniques for a large-scale sculpture for Jason Tucker. Will be on display in Marfa, TX, summer 2015.

2014 --- Interior Upholstery, Calton Cases, Austin, TX. Upholstering custom fiberglass instrument cases.

2013-14 --- Resident Tinkerer, Thinkery - Austin's New Children's Museum, Austin, TX. Team lead - conceptualized and taught workshops & projects, organized materials, designed and constructed a commissioned sculpture which is on display at the Thinkery now.

2011-13 --- Assistant Instructor, Foundations Dept, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. Taught 3D design, woodworking, plaster carving, plane construction, soldering, clay construction, visual aesthetics & critical thinking

2010-11 --- Graduate Assistant, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. Purchased & organized materials, maintained inventory, constructed & maintained studio spaces.

2008-09 --- Sculpture Studio Monitor, University of Minnesota, Duluth. Maintained wood & metal shops, studio organization & assistance, problem solving.

2004-05 --- Marketing Executive Assistant, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD. Organized projects, designed posters & media, event decoration & assembly.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS (HIGHLIGHTS)

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

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

 

ART EXHIBITIONS (HIGHLIGHTS)

2014 --- EAST, East Austin Studio Tours, Austin, TX

2014 --- The Third Space, Cement Loop, Austin, TX

2013 --- The Caves, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2012 --- Samenwerken, Collaboration with 'Wild' 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

2005 --- Red, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD