Education

2014-2017

MFA, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD).

2011

Outreach Training Programme, Operation Mobilisation Lifehope, Halesowen, UK.

2008

B.A. Art, Taylor University, Upland, IN. Concentrations in Painting, Photography and Art History.

Study abroad, Oxford Studies Programme, Oxford, UK. Independent study with Oxford tutor in Modern Art History through Taylor University.

German courses, Ball State University

Work Experience

2017

Assembler, MedPlast, August '17 to present.

Artist Assistant, Mandy Cano Villalobos, May to June '17.

Gallery Graduate Assistant, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, May '16 to May '17.

Shop Tech, Kendall College of Art and Design Print Shop, January ’15 to May '17.

Roundtable Facilitator, Break it Down/Make it Better, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI, February '17.

Copywriting Graduate Assistant, Kendall College of Art and Design Communications, October '15 to January '17.

2016

Installation Assistant for artist Daniel Bare, August '16.

Graduate Work Study, Ceramics Studio, Kendall College of Art and Design, May '15 to May '16.

2015

Graduate Assistant, KCAD Drawing and Printmaking, September ’14 to April '15.

2009

Visitor Services Assistant, Art Institute of Chicago, January ’09 to November ‘09

2006

Intern, Canton Museum of Art, May ’06 to August ‘06. Experience in educational program, museum archives and exhibition curation.

 

Shows And Exhibitions

2017

More Than Anything, group exhibition, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

Investigation Pending, group exhibition, Cerasus Studio, Grand Rapids, MI. (Read about my work for this show in The New York Times and on Artnet News.)

Many Hands, group exhibition, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

All the Things I Never Say, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI.

Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY.

A Found Environment (curator), Avenue for the Arts space, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI.

Recurring Dream, solo performance, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI.

The (Art)ery, Spring cycles 2 and 3, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI.

Portemanteau, group exhibition, Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Byron Center, MI.

Meet the Faces, group exhibition, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

2016

Aeipathy, group exhibition, Cerasus Studio, Grand Rapids, MI.

Threnody, collaborative performance with Amber Bledsoe, Versluis-Mitchell Farm, Walker, MI.

meros/moros, solo exhibition at KCAD Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

Masters: A Group Exhibition, KCAD Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2016, coordinator and curator, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI.

Collection, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

The (Art)ery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI 

2015

Commonplace Intimacy, group show in a private residence, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duality Small Print Show, Avenue for the Arts First Friday event organized by Collective Pressure, Grand Rapids, MI.

Taylor University Alumni Art and Design Exhibition, Upland, IN. 

ArtPrize 7, 25 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI.

The Harris Building, Avenue for the Arts First Friday event, Grand Rapids, MI.

Icebreaker, part of DisArt event, The Fed Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI.

Prints In Peculiar Places, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Knoxville, TN. Collaborative installation with Eana Apple Agopian.

The (Art)ery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI.

2013

Some Incorporate Things, The Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI.

2012

ArtPrize 4, City View Church, Grand Rapids, MI.

2010

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY.

2008

Split Personalities, Zondervan Library at Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Year End Juried Student Show, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Student Photography Show, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

2007

Year End Juried Student Show, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

2006

Student Photography Show, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

 

Awards

2015

Metcalf Gallery Winner, Taylor University Alumni Art and Design Exhibition, Upland, IN.

2009

Merit Award, B&W Photography Magazine.

2008

1st Place Art Category, Parnassus Journal, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Honorable Mention, Black and White category, Student Photography Show, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

2nd Place, Black and White category, Student Photography Show, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

2006

1st Place, Color category, Student Photography Show, Taylor University, Upland, IN.