EDUCATION    

2009   Washington University, MFA in Visual Art, St. Louis, MO               

2006   Bethany Lutheran College, B.A. in Studio Art ,Mankato, MN

2004 - 05   Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE    

2010, 2016   Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2009 - 17   Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

2011 - 12   Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, China    

2008 - 09   Washington University, St. Louis, MO    

 

AWARDS | RESIDENCIES

2015

The League Residency at Vytlacil, Resident Artist, New York, NY

Ruth Katzman Scholarship, New York, NY

SACI Artist Award, Professional Dimensions, Milwaukee, WI

2014

Mandel Creative Studio, Milwaukee, WI

2013

Pfister AiR Program, Resident Artist, Milwaukee, WI

2008

Dedalus Foundation Scholarship, Nominee, New York, NY

2007

Siroky Scholarship, Recipient, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2006 - 07

Chicago Printmaker’s Collaborative, Resident Artist, Chicago, IL

Yilvasaker Purchase Award, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS    

2017

Traverse, Art and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

2015

Here We Are At the Vanishing Point, Mandel Creative Studios, Milwaukee, WI

2014

Gallery Night AiR Exhibition, Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI    

2012

Middle Kingdoms, RiverEdge Gallery, Mequon, WI

2011

City Middle, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Topophilia, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Middle West, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI

2010    

Visiting Artist Series, Ylivasaker Fine Arts Center, Mankato, MN

2009    

Commute, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

This Is Where We Are, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    

Indiana Green Invitational, Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

MARN Mentor Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2016    

Who Where We, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Bridges, Pfister Pop-Up Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Collective Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Revolution, Redline, Milwaukee, WI

Sense of Place, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

Material and Var, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

August Artist Residency, Spark and Echo Arts, NYC, NY (online)

Kohl’s Family Sunday, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Waysides, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

30 x 30 x 30, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2015     

DF Partners, Mobile Design Box, UW Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014    

Rolled, Stoned, and Inked, Expo 72, Chicago, IL

Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

Kohl’s Family Sunday, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2013     

Hidden River Art Festival, Sharon Lynn Wilson Art Center, Brookfield, WI

pARTy, The Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI 

2012     

MAM After Dark, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2011     

Go Figure, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Aqua Bleu, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2010    

Big Bangs, Small Bucks, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Documented Journeys, Burien Press, Burien, WA

Urbane: Portrait of a City, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

20/20, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2009    

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Rebellious Integration, Southern Graphics, Chicago, IL

2008     

Parabola, Steinberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Illustrated Book Kranzberg Book Studio, St. Louis, MO

2007     

MFA Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Urban Books, Kemper Art and Architecture Library, St. Louis, MO

New Members, Chicago Printmaker’s Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2006    

18th Print Exhibition, Chicago Printmaker’s Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Beyond Boundaries: 30 Chicago Artists Connect, Traveling Exhibition, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL; H.F. Johnson Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Saginaw Valley State University Center, Saginaw, MI; The Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Mandel Group, Milwaukee, WI

Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI

Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

St. Camillus, Milwaukee, WI

St. Marcus, Milwaukee, WI

Beerline Lofts, Milwaukee, WI

(Private Collectors in LA, New York, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Sweden, and more)

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2017

MARN Mentor, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Juror, Scholastic Awards, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI    

Guest Juror, Pfister AIR Committee, Marcus Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

2016    

MARN Mentor, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Speaker, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Art Club, Kenosha, WI

Guest Juror, Selection Committee, Professional Dimensions, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Juror, Scholastic Awards, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI    

Guest Juror, Pfister AIR Committee, Marcus Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

2015    

Guest Speaker, Creative Mornings Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014    

Guest Speaker, Translator, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Speaker, Friends of the Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Artist, The Visual Resources Association, Milwaukee, WI

2013    

Guest Speaker, Milwaukee Artist League, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Panelist, YP Week, Economic Stimulus and the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Speaker, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Artist Lecture, Milwaukee, WI

2011    

Guest Speaker, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, China

2010    

Guest Artist, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

2009    

Guest Speaker, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

 

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