b. June 20, 1981

 

EDUCATION

2014

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

MFA, Sculpture

2003

Alfred University School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY

BFA, Glass and Neon sculpture

 

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS, & PUBLICATIONS

*denotes publication

 

2017

Social Objects, c3 initiative + Socially Engaged Craft Collective, Portland, OR *

2016

Creative Fellowship, California State University Fullerton and Community Engagement, Santa Ana, CA

With Nature, Garland Magazine Quarterly, July 2016*

2013

Kottler/Noritake Endowed Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Juliane Martin Endowed Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Mary Kay McCaw Arts Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2012

"Anger in a Jar," SuperFun Site is reviewed in Seattle Weekly, August 2012*

"The Artists Defining Glass Now," Seattle Magazine May 2012*

2011

Art Bridge Scholarship Recipient, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Emerging Artist Nominee, Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA

2010

E-Merge Finalist, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR*

2009

Recipient of 2009 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

Recipient of Tuition Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2008

Stephen Proctor Fellowship, Australian National University at Canberra, Australia

New Glass Review 29, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY*

2007

John & Mary Shirley Glass Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

New Glass Review 28, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY*

Fellowship, Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Lybster, UK

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Nasty Women, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2016

The Art of Drought/CURRENT: LA, group exhibition, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA

Heiligenschein, solo exhibition, Feast Arts Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2015

All Natural, group show, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2014

Gegenschein, MFA thesis exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013

Young and Loving!, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway

$mall Change, solo exhibition, Henry Art Gallery Test Site, Seattle, WA

2012

SuperFun Site, solo exhibition, Pratt Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA

2011

Purge, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

There is one thing I’ve never liked about you, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

2010

Visionaries and Innovators, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

E-Merge Finalist Exhibition, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR

2009

POP, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle WA

Sex and Politics, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2008

In Essence, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Recipient Exhibition, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA

2007

Pratt & Pilchuck Artists group show, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA

Fascia, Viscosity Studio and Gallery, Seattle, WA

Three Irons and a Glass Rod, Alastair Pilkington Studio, Lybster, Scotland, U.K.

Fillette, Viscosity Studio and Gallery, group show, Seattle, WA

2006

From the Furnace, Columbia City Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Playing With Glass, solo exhibition, Viscosity Studio and Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2016- present

Creative-in-Residence

Community Engagement and Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

2015

Visiting Artist

Glass Department, California State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Visiting Artist/Lecturer

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

Panelist, Discussion on socially engaged craft, Assembly, Portland State University

Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Studio Assistant

Buster Simpson Studios, Seattle, WA

2014-2015

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Reed College, Portland, OR

2013-14

Instructor of Record

Introduction to Sculpture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2013

Instructor of Record

Materials in Real Space, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2012

Instructor of Record

Introduction to Glass, University of Washington, Seattle, WA)

2012

Teaching Artist for at-risk youth

Glassblowing, Hilltop Artists, Tacoma, WA

2011

Visiting Artist and Lecturer

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Visiting Artist and Lecturer

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Teaching Artist for at-risk youth

Hill Top Artists, Arts Connect, Wilson High School, Tacoma, WA

2010

Panelist

Brychtova Forum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Featured Artist

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2009

Visiting Artist & Lecturer

Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Glassblowing Instructor/Consultant

Ethiopian Reflections, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2008

Visiting Artist & Lecturer

The Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia

Visiting Artist & Lecturer

Sydney College of Art, Sydney, Australia

Artist-in-Residence

School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Mobile Hot Shop Technician/Gaffer

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Guest Artist

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2007

Visiting Artist

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA