Education  

     

2012     Master of Fine Arts | Glass Sculpture
             College of Imaging Sciences, School for American Crafts
             Rochester Institute of Technology
2006    
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Fiber and Material Studies
             The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

Current Position
 

            University of California Berkeley          
             Research and Design Specialist | Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, College of Engineering

 

Selected Professional Experience

2018     Parc @ Xerox Company, CA

             Artist Lecture 

             San Jose State University, CA

             Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Art Practice

2017     San Jose State University, CA

             Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Art Practice

             University of California Berkeley, CA

             Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Advanced Ceramics
2015     California College of the Arts,CA  (2015-2017)             

             Studio Operations Manager, 3D Fine Arts | Sculpture
2014     Neat Space,CA             
             Co-Owner
 of Craft, Design and Education Collective            

           Pinzette Glassworks,CA             
             Production Glassworker
             
             
Glass Art Society, USA             
             Co-Chair: Youth Events Committee , 44th annual GAS Conference
             
             Committee Member: Exhibitions Committee, 44th annual GAS Conference

2013     Public Glass, CA             
             Studio Operations Coordinator
             
             
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency (2013-2014), MI             
             Glass Studio Manager and Technician
             
             
Co-Director of Veteran’s Glassblowing Day (ongoing), USA           
             National effort to support Veterans through craft practice and community

2011     Corning Museum of Glass, 2300 Degrees, NY             
             Demonstration with Alfred University and Rochester Institute of Technology
             
           The New University of Lisbon, Portugal             
             Visiting Artist/ Lecturer
             
           Artist Assistant to Robin Cass, NY             
           Artist Assistant to Michael Rogers, NY             
           National Iron Conference at Sloss Furnaces, AL             
             “Coming from the Other” Panel Participant
2010    
           KHU:Ancient Evening, A Performance by Matthew Barney, MI             
             25 Ton Iron Pour, Furnace Charge team
             
           Spectrum Studios (2008-2010), VA             
             Director and Curator of Gallery and Invitational Residency
             
           Artist Assistant to Lisa Aronzon (2008-2010), VA2008    
           Artist Assistant to Ron Starr , IL             
           Chicago Hot Glass (2004-2008), IL             
             Studio Technician, Administration, Gallery Management

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018     Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Temporal, CA

             Blue Line Arts, Ceramic Wall Works, CA

            Transmission Gallery, Selections From The Crucible, CA

            Richmond Art Center, What Knot, CA

            Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Group Exhibition, CA

2016     College Avenue GalleryImmediate Archive, CA

             Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Remember to Forget (solo), CA

2015     Sculpture Fix, Global Glass, USA
           
 Pittsburgh Glass Center, Art On Fire, PA
           
 Workhouse Art Center, Workhouse Glass National (juried), VA
             
Carnegie Center for the Arts, Central California Showcase (juried), CA
             
City of Brea Art Gallery,  3rd Clay and Glass Biennial (juried), CA
             
Richmond Art Center, Clay and Glass Now (juried), CA
             
Art Ark Gallery, Surface Matters: Pattern|Texture|Image, CA
             
Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery, Sparks: California Glass Network 1960’s to Present, CA
2014    
Art Association of Jackson Hole, Captured Light: Glass Biennial (juried), WY 
             
Ox Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency, Memorized, MI
             
Google Headquarters, Unique and Unexpected, CA
2013     O
x Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency, MI
             
The Caroline Gallery, Re-Take, (solo), NY
             
Gallery r, Fluidity, (juried), NY
             
Foundry Art Center, Emerging Artist Series, (solo), MO
2012    
Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo State College Nor’easter Conference Exhibition, NY
             
Martha Gault Art Gallery at Slippery Rock University, Rust Never Sleeps (juried), PA
             
S12, Being Phases (solo), Norway
             
Hungerford Urban Artists, ‘Specimen’ MFA Thesis Exhibition (solo),  NY
             
Gallery r, Redefining Poetry, Craft, and Performance (juried) , NY
             
Gallery r, Instructor, Student Invitational Exhibition, NY
2011    
Memorial Art Gallery, Student Honors Exhibition, NY
             
Glass Arts Society, International Student Exhibition, WA
             
Hungerford Urban Artists,Quartz Conversions, NY
             
Rochester Institute of Technology,‘Dissolve, Compose: Release',Hot glass performance, NY
2009    
Spectrum Studios,Through the Bottleneck, collaborative works of sculpture and animation, VA
2008    
Lotus Keep,  Glassholes, IL
             
Studio 2941, Chicago Women in Art, IL 
             
Morpho Gallery, Chicago Artists Review, IL
           
 Architrove Gallery,  Ashtrays to Art (Benefit for American Lung Association), IL
             
The Spare Room,  Project 3, IL
             
Kraft Lieberman Gallery,  Art Chicago, IL

Workshops/Residencies/Conferences

2018     California Conference on the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, CA

             International Symposium for Academic Makerspaces, CA

2017     National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, OR 
2015    
Glass Art Society Conference, CA
2014    
Fired in Oakland:The History & Future of California Ceramic Sculpture, CA
2012    
Nor’easter Conference (Aesthetics and Practice in Cast Iron Art) Demonstrator, NY
             
S12, Artist in Residence, Norway
             
Glass Art Society Conference, OH
2011    
Pilchuck Glass School, WA  “Glass and Animation” with Lienors Torre
             
National Iron Conference at Sloss Furnaces, AL   
             
Salem Art Works, Intercollegiate Iron Pour, NY
             
Glass Art Society Conference, WA
2009    
The Studio of Corning Museum of Glass, “Kiln Casting and Assemblage” with Anna Boothe, NY
2007    
Penland School of Crafts, “Natural Dye and Weaving” with Rowland Ricketts, NC
2006    
Penland School of Crafts, “Incalmo Technique” with Dan Cutrone, NC
             
Kawashima Textile Institute,  Japan
2005    
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency,“Multi-level Glassblowing”with George Jerecich,MI
2004    
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, “Beginning Glassblowing” with Jerry Catania,MI  

Teaching Experience

2018     University of California Berkeley, CA

             Multiple workshops merging digital technology with traditional sculptural processes

2017     Penland School of Crafts, NC

             Teaching Assistant to Mark Peiser and Susie Silbert

2015     The Crucible (ongoing), CA
             Faculty: Glassblowing, Kiln Forming, Cold Working, Foundry
2014    
Ox Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, MI
             Faculty: “Why Glass?”
             
Public Glass, CA
             Faculty: Glassblowing, Hot Casting, Kiln Working, Mold Making, Cold Working
             
Glass Hand Studios (ongoing), CA
             Faculty: Glassblowing, kiln casting
             
Neat Space (ongoing), CA
             Mold Making, Surface treatment techniques, Kiln Casting
2012    
Pilchuck Glass School, WA
             Teaching Assistant to Robert Wiley
             
Penland School of Crafts, NC
             Teaching Assistant to Pearl Dick
             
Rochester Institute of Technology (2010-2012), NY
             Instructor of Record: Kiln casting and Mold Techniques, Glass Blowing, Cold Working (all levels)
             Graduate Assistant 2-D, 3-D, Art History
2009    
Verona Elementary, VA
             Artist in Residence Teaching K-5 Fall Semester
             
Beverly Manor Elementary, VA
             Artist in Residence Teaching K-5 Spring Semester
2008    
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, MI  
             Teaching Assistant to Jerry Catania
             
Chicago Hot Glass (2004-2008), IL
             Beginning and Intermediate Glass blowing, Kiln Forming


Awards/Scholarships
 

2016     Studio Assistantship, Penland School of Crafts

2015     Honorable Mention, Central California Showcase
             
Emerging Artist Nominee, 44th Annual Glass Art Society

2012     Studio Assistantship, Penland School of Crafts

2011     Excellence in Glass, Student Honors Exhibition
2010     
Hilbert and Jean Sosin Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School
2006    
Work Study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts