education

2019 MFA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2016 MA, Studio Art, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2013 BFA, Art Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2013-Pres. Certification Illinois Professional Educator License, Visual Arts (K-12)

solo and two-person exhibitions

2019

  • Solo Exhibition, Games for May, Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • Solo Exhibition, Drinking Games, The Varsity Center, Carbondale, IL

  • Solo Exhibition, Hard to Place, City Building, Urbana, IL

2017

  • Two-Person Exhibition, Moments, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

2016

  • Solo Exhibition, MA Thesis Show, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL

selected exhibitions

2019

  • Masters of None, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Oh Yes, She Did, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

  • Starline’s 4th Friday, Starline Factory, Harvard, IL

2018

  • The Frost Bound Fast the Tears Between Them, Rubberneck Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Reinvention II, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Sense of Place: HERE, Galaudet Gallery, Eau Claire, WI

  • Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

  • Art of Illinois, Gallery Seven, Lockport, IL

  • Studios Midwest Exhibition, Galesburg Art Civic Center, Galesburg, IL

  • Ars Nova, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL Juror: Gerry Guthrie

  • V, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

  • Going Dutch, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

  • The Art of Tasting, Hometown Sports Bar & Grill, DeKalb, IL

2017

  • Small Works, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY

  • REVISIT: Going Dutch, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

  • Void: Places Without People, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL, Curated by Jason Bly

  • Create New +, annual online national MFA exhibition, University of Montana, Missoula, MA; Jurors: Evan Hauser, Brock Mickelsen, et. al.

  • Elgin Fringe, Elgin Art Showcase, Professioal Building, Elgin, IL

  • Going Dutch, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

  • Imprints of the Mind, Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, First place award, Jurors: Matt Martin and Dan Silverstein

  • Ars Nova, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL Juror: Ellen Greene

  • Last Call, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

  • Social Graces, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, IL

  • In Plane Site, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • CVPA Winter Convocation, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL

  • MTD Art, MTD mobile exhibition, 40 North, Champaign-Urbana, IL

2016

  • Back/to/For/Ward, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

  • Art Walk, Dekalb Area Arts Council, DeKalb, IL

  • Monochrome: Blue, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

  • Dekalb Cornfest Grand Opening, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

  • Figure It Out 6, Dounda Fine Arts Center, Charleston, IL

2015

  • Figure It Out 5, Dounda Fine Arts Center, Charleston, IL

2013

  • Moving Forward: One Size Doesn’t Fit All, The Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL

2012

  • Night of the Living Doug, Douglass School Art Place, Murphysboro, IL

teaching experience

2017-Pres. Instructor of Record, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • ARTS 100 Drawing I, Fall 2017, Spring and Fall 2018

2018-Pres. Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • ARTS 324, ARTS 402 Figure Painting/Advanced Figure Study

2016-Pres. Graduate Research Assistant, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • ARTS 323 Painting I

  • ARTS 324, ARTS 402 Figure Painting/Advanced Figure Study

  • ARTS 322 Painting Materials and Methods

  • ARTS 321 Water-Based Painting

2017-18 Artist Educator, Small Wonders, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL.

2015-16 Teaching Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

  • ART 2310G Introduction to Art, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

2014-15 Special Education Teacher’s Aide, Unity Jr. High, Tolono, IL

2013-14 Art Teacher, McCracken School District, Paducah, KY.

2012-13 Teaching Intern, Carbondale Elementary School District #95, Carbondale, IL.

2012 Instructor, Sustain Workshops on Recycled Art, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

related experience

2019 Artist talk, Hard to Place, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL

2018-Pres. President, Graduate Arts Association, DeKalb, IL.

2018-Pres. Graduate Representative, Foundations Committee, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2018 Juror, Student publication Kamelian Spring issue, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL

2018 Going Dutch Committee, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL.

2017 Artist Intern, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL.

residencies, awards, and grants

2018-19 Jack and Eleanor Olson Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2018 Studios Midwest Artist Residency, Galesburg, IL. Fully funded.

2018 Juror’s Choice Award, Ars Nova, DeKalb, IL

2017 1st Place, Imprints of the Mind, Evanston, IL

2017-18 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2017-18 Jack and Eleanor Olson Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2016-17 Graduate Research Assistantship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2015-16 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2015 Grant-in-Aid Award, Art Department, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

selected bibliography

2019 Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studio Press, vol. 43, winter issue

PIKCHUR Magazine, February 2019 issue

2016 Blue Room Magazine, Sage Spencer, “The Grads,” vol. 3, issue 2

2016 The Vehicle - Spring, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, vol. 57, issue 1