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EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Metal and Jewelry Arts, Minoring in Sculpture, University of Iowa, Graduated May 2014, with a GPA of 3.9
  • Visiting Student, East Carolina University, Certaldo, Italy, Fall 2012
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Metal and Jewelry Arts, James Madison University, Graduated May 2009, Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.7
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Lord Fairfax Community College, Graduated July 2007, with a GPA of 3.4

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Artist: Intro to Powder Coating
    Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, IA, October 2015
  • Workshop Instructor: Bend and Fold Bracelet
    The Steam Room Fab Lab, Iowa City, IA, April 2015
  • Visiting Professor: Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced Metals and Jewelry.
    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, August 2014 to December 2014
  • Instructor of Record: Intro to Metals and Jewelry.
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, August 2012 to May 2014
  • Instructor: Intro to Metals and Jewelry.
    Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA, Spring 2013
  • Instructor of Record: Intro to Ceramics.
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Fall Semester 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Novelty Ideas (scheduled)
    Arrowmont
    Gatlinburg, TN, 2016
  • Macaroni Couture
    Ark Gallery,
    Iowa City, IA, 2013
  • Portrait Collection
    Remax Allegiance Gallery
    Harrisonburg VA, 2009
  • Collected Works
    Artworks Gallery,
    Harrisonburg, VA, 2009

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • Funny Business (scheduled)
    Facere Gallery
    Seattle, WA, 2016
  • In the Realm of Innocents
    Crossman Gallery UW-Whitewater
    Whitewater, WI, 2015
  • Everyday Earrings
    EatMetal Gallery
    Hoboken, NJ, 2015
  • #THISISABROOCH
    SNAG Boston
    Boston, MA, 2015
  • Material Matters: Process to Product
    Greenville Museum of Art
    Greenville, NC, 2015
  • Influence
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC, 2015
  • Parallel Worlds
    Espace APACE:ART
    Lille, France 2015
  • METALLOphone. Personally
    AV(17) Gallery
    Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014
  • Top Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition
    Durango Arts Center
    Durango, CO, 2014
  • Resolutely Ambiguous
    Walker Art Center
    Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • Wordsmith: A Meeting of Jewelry and Literature
    Magers & Quinn Booksellers,
    Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • Material Matters, Making Connections
    Art Avenue Gallery,
    Greenville, NC, 2014
  • Tongue in Cheek
    Greenville Museum of Art,
    Greenville, NC, 2013
  • Midwest Jeweler’s Tradeshow
    Monona Terrace Convention Center,
    Madison WI, 2012
  • Midwest Metalcore
    Mary L. Nohl Gallery,
    Milwaukee, WI, 2012
  • Mid-America College Art Association Juried Exhibition
    Elaine L. Jacob Gallery,
    Detroit, MI, 2012
  • Fluxation: SNAG Student Juried Presentation
    Westin Hotel,
    Seattle WA, 2011
  • James Madison University Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition
    Sawhill Gallery,
    Harrisonburg VA, 2009
  • James Madison University Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition
    Sawhill Gallery,
    Harrisonburg VA, 2008

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Crtl+A: Attendee Exhibition
    Indiana University,
    Bloomington, IN, 2013
  • Summer of the Arts
    Old Capitol Building,
    Iowa City, IA, 2013
  • ArtsFest
    Studio Arts Building,
    Iowa City, IA, 2012
  • Graduate Metals
    Drewlowe Gallery,
    Iowa City, IA 2013
  • Graduate Metals
    Drewlowe Gallery,
    Iowa City, IA 2012
  • First Friday Gallery Walk
    Takanami,
    Iowa City, IA, 2012
  • Graduate Ceramics
    Market and Dubuque Gallery,
    Iowa City, IA, 2012
  • Graduate Metals
    Drewlowe Gallery,
    Iowa City, IA 2011
  • ArtsFest
    Studio Arts Building,
    Iowa City, IA, 2011
  • James Madison University Ceramics Show
    Valley Council of the Arts,
    Harrisonburg ,VA, 2009

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Owner/Creator/Designer, Al Dente Designs, Iowa City, IA, January 2013 to Present
    Duties Include: managing, marketing, designing
  • Patient Safety Administrative Services Coordinator, UIHC, April 2015 to Present
  • Assistant to Artist Jillian Moore, Iowa City, IA, January 2014 to January 2015
  • Grant Reviewer. Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Spring Semester 2013
  • SNAG Research Volunteer, conduct gallery interviews and write articles for SNAG’s weekly newsletter “Riveting News”, SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths, August 2013 to present
  • Phone Call Volunteer. SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths, August 2013
  • Research Assistant in Ceramics. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Spring Semester 2012
    Duties Include: Maintaining studio space, organizing, inventorying, loading and unloading, firing electric and gas kilns, making glazes
  • Research Assistantship in Dimensional Practices. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Fall Semester 2011
    Duties Included: Filming and documenting the Hand-built bike class.
  • Studio Monitor, Metals Lab. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, August 2011 to Present
    Duties Included: Maintaining studio space, monitoring and assisting undergraduate students.
  • President/Founder, UI Metal’s Coterie. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, August 2011 to Present
    Duties Include: recruiting members, organizing trips, writing and applying for grants, managing the budget
  • Studio Assistant. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Spring Semester 2009
    Duties included: maintaining studio space, photographing works, ordering supplies, plumbing, running electrical lines, general maintenance, running errands
  • Office Specialist. Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Harrisonburg, VA, 2006-2008
    Duties included: payroll, new employee processing, training, counting the daily deposit, balancing the office finances, record keeping, organizing all files, receiving, ordering supplies, general office maintenance, price changes and customer service.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Invited Artist, American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • Invited Artist, American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN, 2015
  • Strategic Initiative Fellowship
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2013-2014 academic year
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship
    VMFA, Richmond, VA, 2012-2013 academic year
  • Stanley Award for International Travel
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2012 Fall Semester
  • Ann Morse Scholarship
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2012 Fall Semester
  • Senior Art Achievement Award
    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2009 Spring Semester

PUBLICATIONS

  • Adult*, American Craft Magazine, Sept/Oct Issue, 2015
  • Contemporary Jewelry Exchange, book, 2015
  • Contemporary Jewelry Exchange, book, 2014
  • METALLOPHONE: Personally, catalogue, 2014
  • Wordsmith, Paper darts, magazine, 2014

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • SNAG. Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2014
  • ECU Metals Symposium: Material Topics: Image and MeaningEast Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. 2014
  • IU Metal’s Symposium: ZoomIndiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 2013
  • SNAG. Society of North American GoldsmithsAnnual Conference. Seattle, Washington. 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • SNAG. Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Klimt02
  • Crafthaus
  • ACA, American Craft Association
  • MACAA, Mid-American College Art Association