About

 

Artist Statement

Ideas of my own identity, daily life, and anxieties are themes I address within my work. I use construction materials both because of my affinity for the material, and as a metaphor for the construction of my identity and my anxieties. Our identities are always changing, however minutely, as we grow and experience new things. When it comes to my life, I recognize that I am the architect. My choices, reactions, interactions, and interpretations become the building blocks to my identity. These building blocks take form in the pieces that I create, whether that is a specific interaction with a close family member or friend, or an expression of an emotion that was caused by a distinct event. I am always present within the work, some become self-portraiture, while others are narratives or emotive responses to interactions with others.

 

CV

 

Education

M.F.A.   2018  Kendall College of Art and Design (Candidate)  

B.F.A.    2015    Colorado Mesa University 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Common Misconstructions, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2018       SparkLab at The FED Galleries, Static, Grand Rapids, MI

2016       Alluvium GalleryDisentangle, Grand Rapids, MI

2013       Triangle Gallery, Identity Crisis, Grand Junction, CO

2013       Triangle Gallery, Explosive, Grand Junction, CO

2012       Triangle Gallery, Retention, Grand Junction, CO

Group Exhibitions 

2018 HAY YAH House Show #5, HAY YAH Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

2018       Spring Small Works Show, Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2018       Masters III: The Group Show, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2018       Hallowed, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2018       Encompass, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017        Patterns, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017        Many Hands, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2016        Portmanteau, Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Byron Center, MI

2015        Cryptic Void, Colorado Mesa University B.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Grand Junction, CO

2014        Mini Print International 2014, Annual Juried Exhibition, Argentina

2014        Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Student Art Show, Grand Junction, CO    

        Juror: Collin Parsons

2013        Roasted Café and Gallery, Pop up Event, Grand Junction, CO

2013        Café-V Gallery, Pop up Event, Grand Junction, CO

2013        Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 15th Annual National Invited and Juried Contemporary Exhibit,

                 Grand Junction, CO

        Juror: Joellyn Duesberry    

2012        Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Student Art Show, Grand Junction, CO    

        Juror: Charles Hardy and KyoungHwa Oh

2012        Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery, Road Roller Relief Exhibition, Grand Junction, CO 

2011        Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Student Art Show, Grand Junction, CO    

        Juror: David Riley and Mary Mansfield

Artist Talks

2017        Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Mesa University Printmaking Department, Grand Junction, CO 

2015        Cryptic Void, Colorado Mesa University B.F.A. Graduate Exhibtion, Grand Junction, CO

Workshops

2017        Watercolor Transfer and Monotype Workshop, Lions and Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI

2017        Monotype Workshop, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Gallery Representation

2013-14    The Art Cellar, www.theartcellarpalisade.com, Palisade, CO

Bibliography

Grand Valley Magazine, May Issue, 2014

Professional Experience

2017          Assistant Lithographer to Sue Coe, Kendall College of Art and Design

2016-Present    Continuing Studies Instructor, Kendall College of Art and Design
                                 Classes Taught: Intro to Printmaking: Monotypes, Relief Printmaking,
                                 Young Architects, Geology Rocks, Make Your Own Robot

2016-Present    Graduate Teaching AssistantKendall College of Art and Design
Papermaking with Instructor Mariel Versluis
Printmaking Thesis I & II with Instructor Mariel Versluis
Printmaking II & III with Instructor Mariel Versluis
Intro to Printmaking with Instructor Olivia Timmons
                              Screenprinting with Instructor Danielle Wyckoff
                              Intaglio with Instructor Olivia Timmons
                              Intro to Printmaking with Instructor Olivia Timmons
                              Intro to Printmaking Twice with Instructor Cindi Ford

2016-Present    Graduate Assistant to Director of Continuing Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design

2016-17 Gallery Director & Curator, The Art(ery), Kendall College of Art and Design

2016-18    The Fed Galleries at KCAD Gallery AssistantKendall College of Art and Design

2014-15    Assistant Gallery Director, Colorado Mesa University

2012-15    Printmaking Studio Manager, Colorado Mesa University

2014          Teaching AssistantColorado Mesa University 
                   Intaglio & Relief to Instructor Lily Cain