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Education:

  • MFA- Studio Art, May 2009
    Mason Gross School of the Arts
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, NJ
  • BFA*- Studio Art, May 2007
    Valdosta State University
    Valdosta, GA
*University Honors

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Professional Experience :

 

  • Senior Platform Support Specialist, Online Curriculum and Instruction, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY. May 2019-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Visual & Performing Arts, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN. Jan 2018-May 2019
  • Founder, Wonder/Cowork/Create coworking space, Memphis, TN. May 2018
  • Webinar Assistant, Columbia University, New York, NY. August 2016-May 2019
  • Photographer & Project Manager, Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN. August 2014-present
  • Program Coordinator, Reynolds Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. June 2013-Aug 2014
  • Studio Technician, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY. Sept 2011-June 2013
  • Art/Science Instructor, Empire Children’s Services. New York, NY. April 2010-June 2014
  • Studio Intern, Research & Fabrication, Sharon Louden, New York, NY. Aug 2008-July 2009
  • TA Instructor: 2D/3D Artmaking, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Sept 2008-May 2009
  • CSB Woodshop Supervisor/L.A.B. Tech Assistant, Rutgers University. Aug 2007-May 2009
  • Drawing/Painting Instructor, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. Fall 2007-Spring 2009
  • Studio Assistant, Little River Studio, Hahira, GA. Jan 2006-July 2007
  • Ceramics Studio Technician, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. Aug 2005-Dec 2006

Technical Skills:

Creative Software: 

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Blendr, Sketchup, Unity, OBS, Final Cut Pro, Html, CSS

Educational Technology and Administrative: 

  • Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Zoom, Poll Everywhere, Proctorio, Turnitin Adobe Connect, MS Office.
  • Experience grant writing & crowdfunding. Awarded over $65,000 across 5 organizations/ventures.
  • Certificate in Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) 

Materials & Fabrication

  • Skilled drawer and painter, diverse experience in digital and physical rendering techniques
  • Extremely skilled in DSLR Camera Photography & Videography
  • Digital design for print and web. Plotter & CNC expertise
  • Screen, block, & cyanotype printmaking
  • Ceramic fabrication- handbuilding, wheel throwing, slip casting, glaze chemistry, plaster mold making
  • Proficient in most major woodworking processes and tools. 
  • Experience with various welding processes (solder, TIG, MIG, oxy-acetylene, & arc welding)
  • Proficient in mold-making & casting methods (clay slip, concrete, plaster, lost wax, rubber, silicone)

Press:

Lectures/Workshops:

 

  • Artist-in-Residence Talk, Crosstown Arts, April 2018, Memphis, TN
  • Saturday Sketch, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, August 2017, Memphis, TN
  • Cement Casting, Five in One Social Club, May 2016, Memphis, TN
  • Art & Travel, Panel Discussion, Crosstown Arts, May 2016, Memphis, TN
  • Open Crit, Facilitator, Crosstown Arts, monthly May-July 2016, Memphis, TN
  • Cement Casting, Five in One Social Club, February 2015, Memphis, TN
  • Digital Illustration, Crosstown Arts, October 2015, Memphis, TN
  • Photo-reactive Fabric Dye, Reynolds Art Gallery, March 2014, College Station, TX
  • Juror- ACBV Competition, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, January 2014, College Station, TX
  • Comic & Zine History and Workshop, Reynolds Art Gallery, January 2014, College Station, TX
  • Introductory Lino-cut Printmaking, Forsyth Galleries, October 2013, College Station,TX
  • Teaching Art to Children, Housatonic Community College, October 2012, Bridgeport, CT
  • Improvising, Social Media, & Bicycle Repair, NurtureArt Gallery, September 2011, Brooklyn, NY
  • Social Media and Art Marketing, Texas Christian University, January 2011, Fort Worth, TX
  • Drawing America by Bike, Carolina Coastal University, November 2010, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Drawing America by Bike, Parkview School, September 2010, Milltown, NJ
  • Southeast Region Emerging Artists, Contemporary Arts Center, April 2007, New Orleans, LA

 

Public Art/Mural Commissions:

2018

  • Garage Level murals, Travure Center, Memphis, TN

2017

  • Stargazer Garden, Crosstown Concourse West Atrium, Memphis, TN
  • Church Health Dental Clinic window treatment, Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, TN

2016

  • Punk Rink, Mural Commission, Lovejail, Richmond, VA
  • Jerry’s Sno Cones, Mural Commission, Memphis, TN

2015

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood, Public Art Commission, Midtown Crossing Grille, Memphis, TN
  • Space, Public Art Commission, Levitt Shell, Memphis,TN
  • Cloudy Day, mural, Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN

2014

  • We Like the TV, Mural Commission, Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN
  • Lightning, Mural Commission, Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN
  • Crosstown Iron Works, Iron Tile Commission, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Exhibitions/Performances:

2019

  • The Last Drink-N-Draw Gameshow, Ghost River Brewing
  • Drink-N-Draw March Madness, Ghost River Brewing, Atomic Tiki, High Cotton Brewing
  • Drink-N-Draw Valentine’s Special, Atomic Tiki
  • Drink-N-Draw Groundhog’s Eve, Ghost River Brewing
  • Zine Night, Wonder/Cowork/Create

2018

  • Drink-N-Draw Thanksgiving Special, Atomic Tiki
  • Age of Animals, Wonder/Cowork/Create, Memphis TN
  • A Spooktacular Drink-N-Draw, Ghost River Brewing
  • Friday the 13th Drink-N-Draw, Ghost River Brewing
  • Drink-N-Draw Returns, Ghost River Brewing

2017

  • Potluck, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
  • Mad Air Decks, 430 N Cleveland Project Space, Memphis, TN

2016

  • Planet Nine: Displacement (curator/artist), Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
  • Drink-N-Draw Yardsale, Amurica Photo, Memphis TN
  • Drink-N-Draw on Planet Nine (host), Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

2015

  • Bartertown (Trading Post XVIII: Repair), Brooklyn, NY
  • Spillit Center Stage: Coming Out, Storyteller & Animation, Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN
  • 2015 DrawProject, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA
  • Two Smoking Barrels, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
  • Belongings, Crosstown Arts, Memphis TN
  • Paint Memphis, Chelsea Flood Wall, Memphis, TN
  • Spillit Center Stage:Fish Out of Water (Animation), Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN
  • Spillit Center Stage: Birth (Animation), Amurica Photo, Memphis, TN
  • Drink-N-Draw at the Tennessee Brewery Revival, April 30 & May 22, Memphis, TN

2012

  • Tomorrowmorrowland, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
  • Heart4Hart, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011

  • Bartertown: Between the Bridges, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2010

  • Telephone, The DirtyDirty, Brooklyn, NY
  • DrawProject, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA
  • Pseudonymous, The DirtyDirty, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Yard Show, The DirtyDirty, Brooklyn, NY
  • Panel Discussion, The DirtyDirty, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Caged Bird Sings, Alpha Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Bartertown, Duarte Square, New York, NY
  • DrawProject, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA

2009

  • Pierogi a Go-Go, Pierogi Gallery Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NY
  • MFA Exhibition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Open Studios, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Doppelganger, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2007

  • MFA Review, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Synesthesia, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
  • The Cookbook, Fiffe’s Place, Highland Park, NJ
  • Sartre Cycle, Hildegard’s, Valdosta, GA
  • Student Competition, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
  • DrawProject, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA