Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2017 K-12 Art Teacher Certification, Southern University at New Orleans, LA expected

2012 M.F.A.(ceramics) Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2008 B.A. (fine art + gender studies) Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 I Summer Ceramics Teacher, Louise McGehee School, New Orleans, LA

2016-17 I Fine Art Survey Teacher, West Jefferson High School, Harvey, LA

2016 I Ceramics Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL Courses: First Time Potter, Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, Advanced Soda Firing

2016 I Community art programming instructor, ArtReach at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL, since 2015

2016 I Ceramics Instructor for Ingenuity Grant Programs through CPS, Manierre Elementary School and Clark Magnet High School, ArtReach at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

2016 I Ceramics School’s Out Instructor, Kidstreet at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

2015 I Ceramics Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL Courses: First Time Potter, Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, Bottles

2015 I Ceramics School’s Out Instructor, Kidstreet at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

2015 I Schools and Community Resource Project, English Teacher, United States Peace Corps, Shitachi Primary School, Limpopo, South Africa, since 2013

2012 I Instructor of Record, Graduate Assistantship, Bradley University, Peoria, IL Courses: Three-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Ceramics

2011 I Instructor of Record, Graduate Assistantship, Bradley University, Peoria, IL Course: Three-Dimensional Design

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011 I Gallery Assistant, Graduate Assistantship, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2010 I Ceramic Studio Assistant, Graduate Assistantship, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2010 I Photography Lab Manager, Graduate Assistantship, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 I Untitled, Backspace Collective Cube Project, Peoria, IL

2012 I Very Good: A Utilitarian Experience, MFA Exhibition, Peoria, IL

GROUP/JURIED* EXHIBITIONS

2016 I Artist in Residence Exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 I Word Vomit, Backspace Gallery, Peoria, IL

2012 I 2nd Annual Member Exhibition, Backspace Gallery, Peoria, IL

2012 I Ceramics Area Exhibition, Gallery 305A, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

2012 I Eclectic Artistry, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL

2012 I *Food, Glorious Food, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

2012 I *4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

2012 I *3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2012 I Uncommon Space, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

2011 I *Village of Algonquin Public Art Exhibition: annual public art show, Algonquin, IL

2011 I Two by Four, Habitat for Humanity, Peoria, IL

2011 I Progress: MFA candidates in progress show, Bradley University Hartmann Gallery, Peoria, IL

2011 I TEN, Backspace Gallery, Peoria, IL

2010 I Process/Progress/Procrastination: MFA candidates in progress show, Bradley University Hartmann Gallery, Peoria, IL

2010 I In Fact MFAC, Meyer Block Gallery, Peoria, IL

2009 I *Village of Algonquin Public Art Exhibition: annual public art show, Algonquin, IL

2008 I Senior Art Exhibition, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL

GALLERIES AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016 I Ceramic Resident, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, September 2015-June 2016

2011 I Ceramic Resident and Studio Assistant, Guldagergaard Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark, July-August

2008 I Ceramic Intern, ClaySpace, Warrenville, IL

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITION

2017 I Studio Member, Earth & Fire Pottery, New Orleans, LA

2016 I Visiting artist: lecture and demonstration, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

2015 I Volunteer Advisory Committee Representative, Peace Corps/South Africa, since 2013

2015 I Peace Corps Volunteer Grant Champion, Peace Corps/South Africa, since 2014

2013 I Graduate Student Leadership and Service Award Recipient, Slane College, Bradley University

2012 I Representative to the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty, Bradley University

2012 I Graduate Student Advisory Board Committee Member, Bradley University, since 2011

2012 I Backspace Collective, Board Member, Peoria, IL

2011 I Student Travel Grant, Office of Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, Bradley University

2008 I Alpha Vaky Wingard Art Award Recipient, Augustana College

2007 I Donald Anderson Fellowship Recipient, Augustana College

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Studio: wheel throwing, hand building, clay formulation, surface decoration, low and high fire saggar, salt firing, soda firing, operation of pug mill, Soldner mixers, spray booth, studio maintenance and safety

Computer: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

CERTIFICATION

2016 I PL2 Louisiana Teacher Certification

2016 I Praxis II: Art Content, passed

2016 I TESOL/TEFL 40-hour certification

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