Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

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

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

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1/19-6/19  Art Teacher (0.4), Camelot Elementary School, FCPS

1/19-6/19  Art Teacher (0.5), Kilmer Center, FCPS

8/17-12/18 Visual Art Teacher, International High School of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Untitled, Backspace Collective Cube Project, Peoria, IL

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

GROUP/JURIED* EXHIBITIONS

2017 I *KC Clay Guild Teabowl National, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO

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

2017-20 I K-12 Art Education Certificate, LA *VA license applied for 3/2019

2016 I Praxis II: Art Content, passed

2016 I TESOL/TEFL 40-hour certification

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