EDUCATION

 

2012-2014

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Master of Fine Arts 2014: Sculpture/Ceramic Art

 

2004-2008

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fine Arts 3D, Ceramics

Additional coursework in: Art Education 2004-2006

 

2002-2004

Middlesex Community College

Lowell, MA

Associates: fine arts 2D

Studied: figure Drawing and painting

 

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2015 Anderson Ranch Arts Center  Snowmass Village, Co

Three Month Artist in Residence: Sculpture

 

2014 Thayer Fellowship in the ArtsState University of New York​New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts RecipientEach year, a Thayer Fellowship in the amount of $7,000 is awarded to one student, or shared among several students, who demonstrate outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts.

 

Bernstein Award: Alfred UniversityTravel Grant

 

2012 MFA: Full Tuition Scholarship Alfred University

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Taylor + Dayne + Goulet Gallery

Aspen, CO

"Better View Than Me"

2017

1949 Gallery

Aspen, CO

"Pink Elephant, AKA:Ms. Pokey the Bear"

2016

Patton Malott Gallery: Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Snowmass Village, CO

Pink Elephant, AKA:Ms. Pokey the Bear"

Reflections on Synthetic Action: Group Exhibition

2015

The Launchpad 

Carbondale, CO

"Subject to Change"

Square Footage: Group Exhibition

Attleboro Arts Museum 

Attleboro, MA

"No Wares"

Eclectic Traditions: Group Exhibition

 

People's gallery at City Hall 

Austin,TX

"Making Ends Meet"

2015 Annual Group Exhibition

 

2014

Turner Gallery 

Alfred, NY

"Fortune Tellers Dream"

NowHERE! EveryWHERE?

MFA Thesis Exhibition

 

2013

Belfry Arts 

Hornell, NY

"NOWhere!"

Terra Firma

Alfred University 2014 MFA Prospective Graduate Student Show

 

Lawndale Arts Center 

Houston, TX

"A Series of Work"

REady Made

In conjunction with the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts

(NCECA)-Houston, TX – March 20-23, 20132012

Rhodes room Gallery

Alfred, NY

"Whenever, Wherever. However!"

Site specific Installation

 

Turner Gallery 

Alfred, NY

"Art's Not Here"

One Night Only 

Alfred University Randall Chair group show

 

{Far4} 

Seattle, WA

Right of Way"

Local and international artists working with clay

On Display for the National Council onEducation for Ceramic Arts

(NCECA)-Seattle, WA - March 20-23, 2012

 

2011

Super Fad Design Studio 

Seattle, WA

"Sleeping on the Job"

Briefly

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2014

Artist Portfolio Magazine

Cover Art Exhibit

 

2014

Light Work; 12 artists collaborative writing zine

Organized by the International Randall Chair in sculpture

January 10 2014

 

2013

Houston Press

REady Made; Article by Meredith Deliso 

June 14 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2016

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Sculpture Studio Co-ordinator

2015

Self Employed

Carbondale, CO

Artist: Mixed media sculpture

 

2014

Metal Work Austin

Austin, TX

Welder/Fabricator

Structural and specialty custom welding, fabrication and installation

 

2014

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Teaching Assistant: Foundations-Makelab

 

2013

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Teaching Assistant: Systems

Junior level studio course where students explore

architectural ceramics, Multiples and installation strategies

 

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Kiln and Facilities Coordinator

 

2012-2013

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Teaching Assistant: ​Wheel Throwing

Junior studio elective course designed to encourage students

creativity rather than skill, through problem solving

with alternative methods on the wheel

 

2011-2012

Dillon Works

Mukilteo, WA

Fabricator

Collaborating with clients and a diverse array of design professionals

to conceptualize and fabricate ideas into high-quality products for use in commercials,

photo shoots, movies, malls, theaters, schools, exhibitions, etc.

 

2009-2010

Fred Santucci Construction

Boston, MA

Site Foreman 

Finish carpentry, custom tiling, various siding, roofing,

drywall and plaster, window and door Installation, painting

 

2006-2010

Jill Rosenwald Studios

Boston, MA

Studio Production Potter

Production of studio pottery, plaster and rubber mold making,

casting ceramic lamps and tableware, wiring lamps, kiln firing

 

2009

Stanley Architects

Austin, TX

Carpenter

Construction of solar powered architecture studio, deck construction,

finish carpentry, steel siding, green roof Installation, welding, painting

 

2006-2008

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Teaching Assistant: tableware, pottery, and-hand building

 

1999-2006

Merrimack Valley Construction

Dracut, MA

Carpenter 

Framing, remodeling, demolition, roofing, tile install,

drywall, siding, finish carpentry

 

Summer 2002

Woodward Camp

Woodward, PA

Bike Instructor/Councilor

 

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