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Born:

  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1982

Education:

  • Master of Fine Arts – Printmaking, Bradley Unversity, Peoria, Illinois. 2010.
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts – Printmaking and Drawing, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky. 2007.

Professional/Teaching Experience:

  •  Building Manager/ Gallery-Studio Coordinator, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  August 2012 – present.
  • Instructor of Record, Bradley University, Peoria, Ilinois. 2010 – 2012.  Beginning Drawing and 2-D Creative Processes for Non-Majors.
  • Adjunct Instructor  in Printmaking, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois.  2011.  Beginning and Intermediate Printmaking.
  • Instructor of Record, Bradley University, Peoria Illinois. 2008 – 2010. Beginning Drawing.
  • Book Repair Technician, Cullum Davis Library Special Collections Office, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.  2007 – 2010.

Professional Organizations:

  • SECAC 2013-2014
  • Backspace Collective, Peoria, Illinois. 2011-2012.
  • Southern Graphics Council Member, 2006 – 2013.
  • Mid-America Print Council Member, 2006 – 2008, 2016.
  • Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop Attendance, 2005-2006, 2008 – 2009.

Artist Assists:

  • Nicholas Nylund (Seattle, Washington) installation work at Bradley University, Peoria, IL 2011.
  • Simparch (Chicago, Illinois) installation work at Bradley University, Peoria, IL 2009.
  • Fransisco Souto (University of Nebraska – Lincoln), edition of mezzotint with digital component at Cradle Oak Press, Peoria, IL 2007.
  • Nancy Palmeri (University of Arlington), Printz Blitz Demonstration at SGC Kansas City 2007. Student participant.
  • Nicole Hand (Murray State University), printing assistant 2006 – 2007.
  • Kimberly Arp (Lousiana State University), printing edition, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 2006.
  • Brian Kelly (University of Lousiana) printing edition, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 2006.
  • Oscar Gillespie (Bradley University), printing edition, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 2006.
  • Cerese Vaden (University of Arizona – Tucson), printing/artist book edition, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 2004.

Professional Print Portfolio Exchanges

  • Print Blitz, 2007. Organized by: Nancy Palmeri, University of Texas – Arlington. SGC 2007.
  • A Moveable Feast, 2008.  Organized by: Danielle Wyckoff and Carrie Lingscheit, Ohio University. SGC 2008.
  • Hello, Neighbor!, 2009.  Organized by: Jonathan Metzger and Lisa Schoenfield, Viterbo University.
  • Mezzotint: The Illuminated Mark, 2010. Organized by: John-Timothy Pizzuto, University of South Dakota. SGC 2010.
  • Both Sides of the Brain, 2012. Organized by: Aaron Coleman, Northern Illinois University. SGC 2012; traveling exhibition.
  • 1-2-3! Collaborate, 2012. Organized by: Rossitza Todorova, Arizona State University. SGC 2012.
  • BIKE PRINT MKE: Cycling, Printmaking, Community, 2012.  Organized by: Jeremy Plunkett. SGC 2012.
  • Hot-N-Ready, 2016. Organized by: Nathan Pietrykowski and Robyn Wall, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Residency:

2012

  • Local Artist In Residence, Backspace Gallery. Peoria, IL.

Awards:

2011

  • Dean’s Purchase Award, 33rd International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University.
    Collaboration with Heather Brammeier, purchased by Jeffrey Huberman, Dean of the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts.

2010

  • Graduate Assistantship – Instructor of Record, Bradley University  – Beginning Drawing
  • Graduate Assistantship – Gallery Assistant, Bradley University.

2009

  • Graduate Assistantship –  Instructor of Record, Bradley University. Beginning Drawing.
  • Graduate Assistantship – Studio Assistant Printmaking

2008

  • Graduate Assistantship – Instructor of Record, Bradley University, Beginning Drawing.
  • Graduate Assistantship – Studio Assistant Printmaking

2007

  • Graduate Assistantship – Studio Assistant Printmaking
  • 50% Tuition Waiver, Bradley University.

2006

  •  Shaun Meyers Travel Grant – Murray State University.  Funding trip to Southern Graphics Conference.

Public Service:

2017

  • Artist Talk, The Art Gallery, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina. (upcoming)
  • Artist Talk, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky.
  • Working Artist Booth, Fall Fiber Arts Festival, Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, Kentucky.

 2016

  •  Side-By-Side VSA Kentucky after school program artist participant.  Paducah Middle School, Paducah, Kentucky. Invited by Terri Sauer, Art Instructor.
  • Visiting Artist Critique, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, Advanced Drawing, Dale Leys, Professor of Art

2015

  • Mystery Artist Brunch – Visiting Artist with Sara Stewart, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Invited: Mary Beth Koszut, Assistant Professor of Art.
  • Visiting Artist Critique, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, Advanced Drawing, Dale Leys, Professor of Art
  • Visiting Artist Talk and Workshop, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Invited: Jacob Guzan, MFA Candidate; Joseph Lupo, Professor of Art.

2013

  • Visiting Artist Critique, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, Advanced Drawing, Dale Leys, Professor of Art
  • Newest Generation Panel, SECAC Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina. Panelist: Jeremy Jones, Quintin Owens, and Jerry Phillips. Moderator: Michael Aurbach.

2010

  • Backspace Collective, Peoria, Illinois. Member 2010-2012.
  • Printmaking Demo/workshop, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington Illinois, Connie Estep, Associate Professor of Art
    Demonstrated mezzotint process: rocking of plate surface and printing demo. Invited by Constance Estep, Professor of Art.
  • Book Arts Workshop Quest Charter Academy, Peoria, Illinois. Demo – Artist Books for elementary school students,  Stephanie Van Doren, Quest Charter Art Teacher.
  • Screenprinting Demo, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Demonstration and in person discussions of the Bradley Art Department to campus guests and incoming freshmen students.

2007

  • Visiting Artists- Bradley University Graduate Students, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.
  • Print Blitz, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, Kansas. Demonstration organized by Nancy Palmeri, University of Texas – Arlington.

Bibliography:

2016

  • “Paper to Sail the Seas”, Kylee Jennings, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College, Page 14-15. October 2016.

2015

  • The Vanderbilt Review 2015, Page 50, Volume XXIX, Vanderbilt University, Spring 2015.

2014

  • On the Edges: Works from the Vanderbilt University Department of Art, Pages 18-19, The Curb Center at Vanderbilt University, Fall 2014.

2013

  • “Critical I”, Joe Nolan, Nashville Arts Magazine, Page 94.  August 2013.
  • “Critic’s Pick”, Nashville Scene, Page 29, Volume 32, Number 19.  June 13-19 2013. 

2012

  • CIAO & FRIENDS INVITATIONAL, 76 page color catalog Peoria Riverfront
    Museum, Peoria, Illinois.  Page 47.
  • Art & Society, Peoria, Illinois.  September/October 2012 issue. Artist group cover  photo.
  • Art Lives in Central Illinois. 96 page, color, soft cover book. Catalog of nearly 200 Central Illinois  Artists in the
    “CIAO & Friends Invitational Exhibition” and “Vernissage Exhibition.” Peoria, Illinois. 2012.  Page 42.
  • SoA’s Wakeley gallery welcomes new exhibit, The Argus, Illinois Wesleyan University. Volume 118, Issue 13.  January 20, 2012. 

2011