EDUCATION

MFA, Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts, May 2012
Columbia College Chicago • Chicago, IL

BA, Art History major, Studio Art minor,  May 2005
Texas Christian University • Fort Worth, TX
TCU London Center, London, UK

HONORS

International Encaustic Conference Scholarship, scholarship to attend the 8th International Encaustic Conference, Summer 2014
Weisman Award, partial funding of MFA thesis project, Biblical Lace.
Intensivo del Libro y Papel Fellowship, a four-week residency with curators and artists producing the paper, printing and book production of the Yanomami creation myth Pore Awë, IDEA Institute/El Centro del Libro de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, Summer 2011.
Art on Track 2010 Award, First prize and $5K award money, Summer 2010
Critical Encounters Fellowship, graduate fellowship, Fall 2010 & Spring 2011
Graduate Opportunity Award, graduate scholarship, Fall 2010 & Spring 2011, Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Rosenblum Award, partial funding to participate in the 4th International Encaustic Conference, Spring 2010

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011-2016
The New Scroll: An Old Technology Reinterpreted, March 2014, group exhibition curated by Leslie Nobler; Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ. Travelled: April 2014, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ.
Blessed are the Artists: Spirituality & Religion in Contemporary Arts, October 2012, group exhibition curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ.
Weisman Award Exhibit, September 2012, group exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
2012 Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 2012, group exhibition, Center for Book & Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
Wave Forms: New Works in Sound, May 2011, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pore Awë, June 2011, group exhibition of collaborative artist book from “Intensivo del libro y papel” fellowship curated by Tahia Rivero, Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela.

2010
Exclusions, An Artist Book Reading, December 2010, solo book reading and performance, Columbia College , Chicago, IL
Reading the Artist Book, December 2010, group exhibition, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Playing Games, October 2010, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Encaustic: Hot Art, September 2010, group exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
Art on Track, August 2010, group exhibition, CTA charted orange line train/mobile gallery, Salvo NP, Chicago, IL
Printers Ball Galley Show, July 2010, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Wax Libris II, June 2010, group exhibition juried by Joanne Mattera, Paul Scott Library, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Best Foot Forward, June 2010, group exhibition, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Open Studios, Manifest, May 2010, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
New American Landscapes, May 2010, book release and exhibition juried by David Paul Downs, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Recent Work, April 2010, group exhibition, Moraine Valley College, Palos Hills, IL
Beyond Belief, February 2010, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mother Tree Project, February 2010, contributor, Portland, OR
Nagy Recital, January 2010, recital and multi-media performance, Joplin’s Java/Family Pianos, Waukegan, IL

2008-2009
Mirrors, December 2009, recital and multi-media performance, Fused Muse, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL
Particularity: It’s All in the Details, December 2009, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Recent Work: Thinking Through Making, December 2009, group exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fused Chicago, October 2009, group exhibition, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
A Book About Death, September 2009, group exhibition, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
Degrees, May 2009, group exhibition juried by Sharon Kyle Kuhn, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX
Fused Expressions, November 2008, group exhibition, Bay 6 Gallery & Studios, Austin, TX