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education

2004

2001

supplemental education

2000

  • ISSAP- International Summer Study Abroad Program, Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France

selected solo & two-person exhibitions

2017

2016

2015

2013

2012

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2009

2008

selected group exhibitions

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Midwest Drawing Invitational, curated by Justin Johnson, Lupke Gallery, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Lost and Found: Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures, curated by Brian Barr, via PASSENGER, Detroit, MI

2011

  • The Library of Babel, curated by Jason Wright, RC Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Other Possible Titles, juried group exhibition, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA
  • Of Land and Water, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
  • Non Native, four-person exhibition, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI
  • Fixing the Sky, three-person exhibition with Helen Dennis and Nicole Pietrantoni, Brick & Mortar, Brooklyn, NY

2010

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2007

2006

  • 2nd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition, Juried by Ruth Crnkovich, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 24th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Juried by Lori Bookstein, Tri County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY
  • State Street Collaborative Installation, You Are Beautiful, Chicago, IL
  • Capture and Release, Three-person exhibition with Jennifer Bock-Nelson and Kelly Mueller, EXPgallery, Chicago, IL

2005

2004

  • these things or the memory of them, three-person exhibition with Jennifer Bock-Nelson and Kelly Mueller, ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL

residencies

2016

2013

2012

2010

2007

2005

2003

grants & awards

2017

2015

  • Research and Development Grant, Art Department, Eastern Michigan University
  • Juror's Choice Award, 6th Annual Drawing Discourse, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC; juried by Val Britton

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2010

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2006

artist registries

2012

exhibitions curated

2015

  • Atmosphere: Artists' Responses to Space(s), 14 person/project national exhibition, co-curated with Jason DeMarte, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (forthcoming November - December)

2011

selected press & publications

2017

  • Flint Magazine, collaborative publication by Sensate Journal, goodgood design, and DittoDitto; featured artwork, Issue 1.; Detroit, MI (forthcoming in 2017)

  • Detroit Sequential: A Comic Strip Project, curated and edited by Ryan Standfest, Detroit, MI
  • root & star, Issue 7, custom illustration for periodical

2016

2015

2014

  • Experience landscape in a different way, Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News, February 9, 2014

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2006

  • Drawings defy, define catagory, on Drawing No Conclusions at UICA, by Gail Philbin for The Grand Rapids Press, December 24, 2006

artist lectures & gallery talks

2017

  • Longwood University, Department of Theatre, Art and Graphic and Animation Design, artist lecture and advanced undergraduate critiques, March 23, 2017
  • Gallery talk in conjunction with solo exhibition, Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 16, 2017

2016

  • Gallery talk in conjunction with two-person exhibition, Popps Packing, February 13, 2016

2015

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • SÍM House, in conjunction with residency, Reykjavík, Iceland, November 9, 2010

  • Northeastern Illinois University, in conjunction with solo exhibition, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, October 29, 2010

2009

2008

  • Culver-Stockton College, in conjunction with the solo exhibition Neither Here Nor There, Maybee Art Center, Canton, Missouri, November 10, 2008

2006

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2004

related experience

2014

  • Board member, PASSENGER, Detroit, MI (2014 - present)

2013

2012

2007

2006

2005

2004

  • Development Intern, Website Coordinator, ThreeWalls, Chicago

teaching experience

2016

  • Professor (2016 - present) | Associate Professor (2011 - 2016)  |  Assistant Professor (2006 - 2011)
    2D Design; Drawing I; Drawing II; Intermediate and Advanced Drawing; Drawing: Contemporary Methods and Materials; Painting I; Advanced Painting; Art 101; Studio Concepts; Capstone Senior Seminar; Critique, Professional Practice, and Ideation Graduate Seminar; Graduate Committee Member; Graduate Advisor

2006

2005

2004

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record, (2002 - 2004)
    2D Design; Drawing I; Drawing II