EDUCATION

2015      Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

HONORS

2017 The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts Community Artist in Residence

2015      Florence Leif Award for Women Fellowship Recipient

2014      Gamblin Paint Award Recipient

2014      Anderson Ranch Brooks Fellowship Recipient

2014      Yale/Norfolk Fellowship Nominee

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 “The Other Art Fair” - The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA

2018      “Celebrating Women” Group Exhibition - Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA

2018      “Love-volution" Group Exhibition -  Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA

2018 “Centered on the Center” Group Exhibition - Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2017      "Slave to the Wave" Group Exhibition -  Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA

2016      "Fall Resident Exhibition" - The Bascom:: A Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

2016      "The Bascom Instructor Invitational" - The Bascom:: A Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

2016      "Painting and Seeing" Group Exhibition - CAB Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC

2015      "Spleen" Group Exhibition - The Tap Room, Providence, RI

2015      "Painting Seniors" Group Exhibition - Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2014      "Sick and Tired" Group Exhibition - Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2014      "Painting Department Group Exhibition"- Memorial Hall Gallery, Tap Room, Providence, RI

2013      "Subliminal Spaces" Group Exhibition - Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2013      "Painting Department Biennial Exhibition" - Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2011       “Foundation Studies Triennial 2011” - Woods-Gerry Galley, Providence, RI

2011       “2011 Music Center Spotlight Awards” - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

EXPERIENCE

2016-17   Community Artist in Residence — The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

Lead Teacher and Lecturer within a regional Community Outreach Department. Taught a range of age groups, including: preschool, elementary, middle, and high school; higher education; adult continuing education; and older adults. Maintained classroom supplies inventory. Curated Youth Gallery exhibits. Served as museum docent. Planned and instructed over 160 lessons for diverse audiences with 30 regional nonprofits and community groups in a 35 mile radius.  Increased Outreach program attendance from 1,400 to 3,400 in a 1-year period.

2016      Gallery Attendant / Docent — Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Represented museum to the public, providing hospitality and customer service for exhibitions and special events. Monitored gallery humidity and temperature control and adhered to secure opening and closing procedures.

2014      After-School Arts Teacher — CityArts, Providence, RI

Partnered with CityArts non-profit in their mission to provide free art classes for limited-opportunity youth. Crafted lessons and classroom management plans for a variety of interactive, multi-media art classes with youth aged 6-10.  

2014      Andrew W. Mellon Education Intern — Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Researched ways to broaden the Museums accessibility for K-12 ESL/ELL learners and their families.  Developed Museum programs based on Project Based Learning and Visual Thinking Strategies. Expanded Museum partnerships through outreach and provided valuable research about local demographics and Museum accessibility for minority groups. Presented culmination of research to Museum staff across all departments. 

2013-15   Teaching Assistant — Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Provided drawing and painting instruction and critique in various Foundation courses at Rhode Island School of Design. Duties also included studio setup and maintenance and assistance in administering grades. Advised students through an in-depth knowledge of painting and drawing materials, mediums, techniques, and building painting supports. Attained a working knowledge of woodworking machines and studio safety procedures.

2013-15   Gallery Monitor, The Tap Room — Providence, RI

Provided information about exhibitions and exhibiting artists to visitors.  Installed and deinstalled artwork.  Attended and made preparations for gallery openings and receptions.

2012      CoachArt Art Teacher — Children’s Hospital, Orange County and Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA

Provided free art lessons to chronic and terminally ill children through in-hospital workshops. Created lesson plans adapted for a diverse audience with varied physical and mental capabilities.