2015 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
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
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
Present Art Instructor — Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, Santa Ana, CA
Providing innovative and educational after-school arts classes for at-risk and underprivileged youth within the Santa Ana Unified School District. Teaching young artists about the artistic practices of Contemporary Masters while implementing VAPA and Common Core standards. Practicing PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) for Classroom Management.
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.