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Work Experience

Technical Instructor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2013-Present

Metal Artist in Residence, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2013-Present

Teaching Assistant, (Courses: Advanced Projects in Printmaking, Hand-Drawn Animation, and Visual Studies: Time and Space), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013

Exhibition Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Guest Reviewer, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2011

Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing Instructor and Consultant, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2010-2011

Beginning and Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing Instructor, River East Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2009-2010

Art Director, Goleta Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, Goleta, CA, 2002-2008

Education

M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

B.F.A. Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2001

Semester Abroad, Maori Art History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2000

Supplementary Study

Vermont Studio Center, Fellow, Johnson, VT, 2012

Sievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, WI, 2011

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2010

River East Art Center, Project 465, Resident Artist, Chicago, IL, 2008-2009

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA, 2002-2008

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2000

Solo Projects

Three Layers, sculpture, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2015-

In Earnest, installation, back room projects, Chicago, IL, 2011

Cyclic, installation, Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011

Take and Give, installation, HYPA Art Here Art Now, Chicago, IL, 2010

Divulgence, multi-media installation, Pop-Up Art Loop, Chicago, IL, 2010

Exposed, multi-media, interactive installation, River East Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2009

Community Tree, Goleta Boys and Girls Club, Goleta, CA, 2008

Bulwark, Community Environmental Council's Second Annual Steelhead Festival, Commissioned Artist, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007

Awards and Scholarships

Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013

Vermont Studio Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

PennDesign Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, 2012

Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant, Chicago, IL, 2011

Webpage Featured Artist (January, 2011), Women’s Caucus For Art, New York, NY, 2010

City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Individual Artist Grant, Chicago, IL, 2009

Individual Artist Grant, William T. Colville Memorial Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007

First Place Award, Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA, 2004

Friends of the Library Purchase Award, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS, 2002 

University of Kansas Crafts Area Scholarship, Lawrence, KS, 2000

Sherrin Higdon Summer Enrichment in Crafts Scholarship, Lawrence, KS, 2000

University of Kansas Basic Studies Scholarship, Lawrence, KS, 1998

Selected Group Shows

#PERSIST, Catalyst Ranch, Chicago, IL, 2017

Banned Bites, MIT Day of Engagement, Cambridge, MA, 2017

TXL/LAX, University of Pennsylvania Thesis Exhibition, Forum Factory. Berlin, Germany, 2013

Things Change, Physical Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

I Don’t Question the Things You Do Anymore, Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Safeword, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

After Siddartha, Physical Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Urban Pulse, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

S.O.S. ...---..., Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2010 Artists of EastBank Present, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2010

From the Center: NOW!, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

Derivatives, REpose Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

The Exchange Project, REpose Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

Women/Mujeres, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL, 2009

Paper Works, REpose Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

eARTh: Global Consciousness, REpose Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

Project 465, REpose Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008

SCORE VI, Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2007

Festival of Arts, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007

Synergy, Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, CA, 2007

SBAA, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007

On Site at the Gate, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, 2007

Metal Art, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, 2007

A Dialogue in 3-D, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007

Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003-06

La Arcada SCAPES Show, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003

St. Vincent’s Festival of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003

Topeka Competition 24, Topeka, KS, 2002

Baker Arts Center 5th National Juried Art Exhibition, Liberal, KS, 2002

The Road Show, Kansas City Artists Coalition, St. Louis, MO, 2001

Collections

Department of Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Hutton Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA

Goleta Boys and Girls Club, Goleta, CA

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

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