Education

2022            MFA Candidate Craft/Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA

2017            BFA Studio Arts, BA International Studies, Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2021-pres    Graduate Teaching Assistantship, VCU, Richmond, VA

2022             Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency, Alexandria, VA

VCUarts Graduate Travel Grant

2022             VCUarts Graduate Research Grant

2021             Graduate Teaching Assistantship, VCU, Richmond, VA

2020             Alice Cabell Horsley Parker Scholarship, VCU, Richmond, VA

2020             Windgate Graduate Teaching Assistantship, VCU, Richmond, VA

2017             FOCUS Grant Recipient, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021-pres    Shop Assistant to Will Lenard, Sculpture Metal and Wood Shop, VCU, Richmond, VA

Creative Reuse Specialist, SCRAP RVA, Richmond, VA

2021             Instructor, Art Foundations Special Topics Class: Child’s Play, VCU, Richmond VA

2021             Artist Presentation, Graduate Student Presentations, VCU via Zoom

Teaching Assistant to Vivian Chiu, Woodworking Techniques, VCU, Richmond, VA

2020             Artist Presentation, Graduate Student Presentations, VCU via Zoom

Interview Workshop Facilitator, UTSJR, San Juan del Río, QRO, Mexico via Zoom

Teaching Assistant to Scott Braun, Advanced Furniture Design, VCU, Richmond, VA

Teaching Assistant to Scott Braun, Woodworking Techniques, VCU, Richmond, VA

2019             Instructor, Tech Talks, UTSJR, San Juan del Río, QRO, Mexico

Event Leader, Community Animal Spaying/Neutering, San Juan del Río, QRO, Mexico

Workshop Facilitator, MEXTESOL International Convention, Querétaro, Mexico

Studio Apprenticeship with Jeff Black, Savage, MN

2018-2020   Peace Corps: University Education Volunteer, San Juan del Río, QRO, Mexico

2017             Peace Corps: Gender Education Volunteer, Tcharebaou, Togo

2014-2017   Design Peer Mentor, ISU, Ames, IA

Operations Assistant + Fillet Line Lead + Quality Control Assistant, Snug Harbor Seafoods, Kenai, AK

 

SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2021             Man(you)Factured, The Cardinal Sins, Duo Exhibition, Richmond, VA *Current/Upcoming

2021             Stick Your Tongue Out, Solo Show, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022             Small Acts: The Craft of Subversion, City College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA *Upcoming

I Never Wanted to be an Ashley, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA *Upcoming

2021             Safe Space Fall Festival, Featured Artist, Three Lakes Park, Richmond, VA

Queer Days, Featured Artist, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA

Utah Design Exhibition, Clubhouse, Salt Lake City, UT

2020             Did You See What I Sawed?, Hawthorne Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017             Studio Arts BFA Senior Exhibition, ISU, Ames, IA

FOCUS Grant Exhibition, Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA

Biorenewables Art Competition Exhibition, Biorenewables Research Laboratory, Ames, IA

2016             Airport Foundation MSP Exhibition, MSP International Airport Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

Biorenewables Art Competition Exhibition, Biorenewables Research Laboratory, Ames, IA

2015             Airport Foundation MSP Exhibition, MSP International Airport Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

2014             Minneapolis Emerging Makers Exhibition, The AZ Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Airport Foundation MSP Exhibition, MSP International Airport Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013             Minnesota Scholastic Art Exhibition, MCAD Concourse Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2022             I Never Wanted to be an Ashley, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA *Current/Upcoming

Memberships/boards

2020-pres    Furniture Society, Member

Workshop of Our Own, Member

Richmond Antique Tool Society, Member

LANGUAGES

SPANISH      Advanced reading/speaking proficiency

FRENCH       Basic reading/speaking proficiency

ENGLISH      Native Speaker