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

2018 Art in Public Places Local pre approval list, 2018-2020, Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

2015 Costume Design, Music video for Mamahawk, Reset. Austin, TX

2015 Apprentice, Wyss Associates Inc, Rapid City, SD. Hand drawn plans for the “Dignity” sculpture in Chamberlain SD and other design assistance.

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

2013-2014 Resident Tinkerer; Thinkery, Austin’s Children’s Museum, Austin, TX. 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.

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

 

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)

2017 ---Denatured, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD

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

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

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

 

Collections

2017 ---Facebook Artist in Residence Program, 21st Floor Elevator Lobby, Austin, TX

2014 ---Thinkery, Austin’s New Children’s Museum, Austin, TX

Press

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/black-hills-roots-helped-artist-s-style/article_938aeb1e-c690-5099-bdcf-0213a1d52851.html

http://www.blackhillsfox.com/content/news/Artist-prepares-to-open-show-at-the-Dahl--463988713.html

https://www.artallianceaustin.org/blog/beyond-the-bio-suzanne-wyss

http://video.klru.tv/video/2365371973/