EDUCATION

2020        Master of Fine Arts Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2016         Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Summa Cum Laude, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape                          Girardeau, MO

2000        Bachelor of Arts, Individual Studies, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-2016    Painting Studio Technician/Artist Assistant, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau,                      MO

2014-2016    Gallery Assistant, River Campus Art Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape                                      Girardeau, MO                     

2008-2013   Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician/Hazmat Technician, Largo Fire Rescue, Largo, FL  

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2018         Graduate College Conference Travel Award, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Professional Development Grant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

                Graduate Event Travel Award, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2017         List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

                Honorable Mention Award in Painting, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southeast Missouri State                    University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2016        Jean A. Chapman Endowed Art Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau,                   MO

2016        Honorable Mention Award in Ceramics, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southeast Missouri State                 University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2016        Honorable Mention Award in Painting, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southeast Missouri State                   University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2015        Jean A. Chapman Endowed Art Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau,                   MO

2015        Merit Award in Painting, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southeast Missouri State University,                         Cape Girardeau, MO

EXHIBITIONS

2018        National Wetpaint MFA Biennial, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Returning MFA Exhibition, Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

2017         Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape                              Girardeau, MO (Juror Professor Megan Singleton: St. Louis University)

2016         Small Works and Coffee, STA Coffee House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone Exhibition: Anonymous/Ominous, Southeast Missouri State                              University River Campus Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Below the Clouds and Above the Weeds, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Sunshine and Happiness, Summer Fun Forever, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Growing Up: The Naivety of Innocence, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Summer in the Studios, Dobbins Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Schools Out for Summer, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Dream State, Cape Girardeau Public Library, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Fritos: The Collapse of Abstraction, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape                              Girardeau, MO (Juror Professor Ron Fondaw: Washington University - St. Louis)

                 Piezoelectricise, Dobbins Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Pointy Unity, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Notre Quatriéme Meilleuron, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 The Dream Machine: Behind These Gray Walls, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 What Once Was Small, Southeast Missouri State University Art Office Gallery

2015         Mentoring/Mentors, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Art Guild Fall Exhibition, Dobbins Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Summer Arts Festival Ceramics Show and Sale, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Catapult Creative House Grand Opening Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, MO

                 Prodigy School/Annual Fundraiser/Exhibition, Cup ’n Cork, Cape Girardeau, MO

                Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape                             Girardeau, MO (Juror Professor Chris Kahler: Eastern Illinois University)    

2014        Presidentʼs Council Reception, Glenn Convocation Center, Southeast Missouri State University,                         Cape Girardeau, MO

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 Instructor of Record, UIUC (Life Drawing)

2018       Lecturer, “Paint as Flesh” Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

Instructor of Record, UIUC (Beginning Painting)

               Instructor of Record, UIUC (Life Drawing)

2017       Instructor of Record, UIUC (Painting for Non-Majors)

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS

2019 Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Felicia Forte, Detroit, MI

2016        Catapult Studio Representative, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

2015        Artist-In-Residence, Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center, Southeast Missouri State                           University, Cape Girardeau, MO