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EDUCATION:

2008 - 2012 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

BFA in Printmaking

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019 The Java Project, Brooklyn NY

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition (May 2019), curated by Dakota Sika

2018 Gallery Co.Co., Brooklyn NY

Press, curated by Gerardo Madera and Nick Weltyk

2017 Bunker Projects, PIttsburgh PA

Picture Planes, curated by Bunker Projects

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018 The Java Project, Brooklyn NY

Elastic Behavior, curated by Memory Foam

2017 Demo Project, Springfield Illinois

Unfurnished, curated by Erin Hayden

2016 Project Space / Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Vistas, self curated

2016 University Galleries at William Paterson University, Paterson NJ

Ink, Press, Repeat : Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition juried by Phil Sanders

2016 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA

Artist’s Annual Exhibition, curated by Kala Art Institute

2016 Rabbithole Projects, Brooklyn NY

Plant Show: a group show exploring the common house plant, curated by Krystyna Printup

2015 Mist Gallery, www.mistgallery.com

Stomping Ground, curated by Mist Gallery

2015 Espacio Trapezio, Madrid, Spain

Módulo Avenida de Manzanares, Curated by Intercambiador ACART

2013 So What Space, Brooklyn NY

Thank You, Come Again! Curated by Alex Boberg and Paige Hinshaw

2012 Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI

Printmaking & Ceramics Thesis Exhibition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2017 Spencer Finch Studio, Brooklyn NY

Studio Assistant

2017 - 18 Half Gallery, Manhattan NY

Gallery attendant

2017 - 18 Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn NY

Contract silk screen and letterpress printer, freelance designer

2017 Outdoor Voices, Manhattan NY

Contract print designer & technician

2013 - 16 Dream Collective, Los Angeles CA

Assistant designer, sales associate, buyer

2013 - 15 Kuu Collections, Los Angeles CA

Co-founder, Co-Designer, Fabricator

2012 Grow Your Own Media, LA, CA

Assistant silk screen printer

2011 - 12 RISD Printmaking Department, Providence, RI

Teaching assistant, Intro to Silkscreen, Intro to Lithography, Photographic Methods

2010 - 12 RISD Printmaking Department, Providence, RI

Studio monitor, Lithography, Silkscreen, Intaglio, Relief

2011 Gold Teeth Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Silk screen printer

2011 Pace Editions, Manhattan NY

Studio Intern under Bill Hall; assisted in the production of works by Arturo Herrera, Kiki Smith, art packaging

2009 - 11 RISD Foundations Department, Providence, RI

Teaching assistant, Drawing and 2D Design

2008 - 11 Art Collaborations, Princeton, NJ

Assistant children’s art teacher, under Heather Barros

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS:

2016 - 17 Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA

Artist in residence, October 2016 - January 2017

2016 Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Artist in residence as part of the Self-Directed Artist Residency, fall 2016

2016 Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Flair Foundation Artist Award (scholarship), fall 2016

2016 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA

Artist in residence, March 2016

2016 Anderson Ranch, CO

Markell Fund Class Scholarship (declined)

2015 Intercambiador ACART, Madrid, Spain

Artist in residence, September 2015 - October 2015