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Education

2019-Present              Master of Fine Arts in Dimensional Practices

                                 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2017-2019                   Post Baccalaureate, Ceramics                            

                                       University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2014-2017                   Bachelor of Fine Arts, focus in 3 Dimensional Practices                            

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2004-2006                   Associate of Arts     

                                       Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Teaching Experience

 

2016                            Ceramic Instructor

                                     Boone River Valley Arts Association, Webster City, IA

                                     Wheel throwing instructor, handbuilding alterations and alternative firing techniques

 

2014                            Ceramic Instructor

                                     The Workspace, Ames, IA

                                     Wheel throwing instructor

 

2013-2014                  Ceramic Studio Manager

                                      The Octagon Center, Ames, IA

                                      Wheel throwing instructor, firing kilns, glaze mixing, clay preparation, studio maintenance

 

Residences & Assistantships

 

2017                              Advanced Student Networking Program, Red Lodge Clay Center,

                                       Summer 2017, May

                                       Red Lodge, MT

                                       Ceramics research, presentation, and personal work production

2015                              Artist in Resident, Chautauqua Institution School of Art,

                                       Summer 2015, June to August

                                       Chautauqua, NY

                                       Ceramics research, presentation, and personal work production

 

                                       Studio Assistant, Chautauqua Institution School of Art,

                                       Summer 2015, June to August

                                       Chautauqua, NY      

                                       Work production, teaching assistant, professional experience exchange

 

Exhibitions

 

2019                             "Surface Remix"

                                 Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

                                       "Making Moves"

                                       University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

                                       "Once and Always Here"

                                 Concordia College, Minneapolis, MN

                                    

2018                             “UArk/U-Haul”

                                       Pittsburgh, PA

2017                             “Graduate Exchange”

                                       Iowa City, IA

                                      "ASPN"                               

                                       Red Lodge, MT

                                 "AKMA Undergraduate Exhibition"                                       

                                       Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

2016                             "North on 71"                                     

                                       Kansas City, MO

 

                                 Best of 3D, “Juried Student Exhibition”

                                       North West Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

                                     

                                 “Pop-up Gallery”

                                       North West Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2015                              “Juried Student Exhibition”

                                      Chautauqua, NY

 

                                       “Art at the Center”

                                       Overland Park, Kansas

 

                                       Best of Show, “Juried Student Exhibition”

                                       North West Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2014                              “Juried Student Exhibition”

                                       North West Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2012                              1st, 2nd Prize, Ceramic Division “Iowa Central Student Art Exhibition”

                                       Fort Dodge, IA

 

2006                             Best of 3D, “Iowa Central Student Art Exhibition”

                                       Fort Dodge, IA

 

2005                             2nd Prize, “Iowa Central Student Art Exhibition”

                                       Fort Dodge, IA

 

Solo exhibition

 

2016                                "Making Memories"

                                          Senior Exhibition, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 

                                   “BIG”

                                   Maryville Arts Council, Maryville, MO

2012                               “Artist Showcase”

                                         Café Milo, Ames, IA

 

Private Collection and Contributions

 

2015                               Ceramic Vase for Chautauqua Institution School of Art

                                       Chautauqua, NY

 

2014                              Ceramic Vase, Provost office

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2006                             Painting for music department, music event

                                       Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

 

Presentations

           

2019                              "Making Moves", visiting artist images presentation

                                        University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2017                               “Thus Far”, visiting artist images presentation

                                        Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

 

2016                               “Alternative firing techniques”, visiting artist images presentation

                                        Boone River Valley Arts Association, Webster City, IA

2013                               “Altering and wheel thrown demonstration”, visiting artist images presentation

                                        Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge, IA

 

Honors

 

2016                               University Scholar

                                        Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

                                  Rice Scholarship                                       

                                        Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

                                       Bearcat Advantage Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2015                              Don and Wendy Cohen Scholarship

                                       Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Chautauqua, NY

 

                                       VACI Scholarship

                                       Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Chautauqua, NY

 

                                       Rice Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

                                       Deardorff Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

                                       Bearcat Advantage Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2014                              Deardorff Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

                                       Bearcat Advantage Scholarship

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Organizations

 

2017-2018                   ACE, PR Assistant

                                        events meeting organization

                                        University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2015-2017                   Clay Club, President

                                       events meeting organization

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2014-2015                   Clay Club, member

                                       events meeting organization

                                       Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

2005                              Clay Club, President

                                       events meeting organization

                                       Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

 

Other Work Experience

2018-current                Studio Technician, Community Creative Center, Fayetteville, AR

                                         As a Studio Technician, I coordinate the operation of the ceramic studio with the classes and                                               workshops offered by the center, oversee studio assistants and open studio members, fix and                                                 maintained kilns, pug mills, electric wheels, order materials and supplies, schedule and fire                                                   kilns, mix glazes, mix clay bodies for classes, organize material, help students with material                                                   understanding and firing process.

2018                               Studio TechnicianOx-Bow School of Arts and Crafts            

   As a Studio Technician, I coordinated the operation of the ceramic studio to suit the needs of        the resident artists, fixed and maintained kilns, ordered materials and supplies, scheduled and        fired kilns, mixed glazes, mixed clay, organized material, helped residents with materials                    understanding and firing process.

2016-2017                   Teaching Assistant, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

                                        As a Teaching Assistant, I monitor the sculpture shop, wood shop, jewelry studio, assisting                                                   students with correct usage of  equipment as well as organizing shop and maintaining properly                                          functioning equipment.

 

2015-2016                   Gallery Assistant, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

                                       As a Gallery Assistant, I monitor the gallery during visiting hours, assist with the delivery of                                                art work, installing shows, lighting and maintenance of gallery, building display stands.

 

                                       Research Assistant, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

                                       As a Research Assistant, I research and develop glaze recipes for studio uses, photo                                                                  documentation, displaying results, online publishing.

 

2014-2015                   Kiln Supervisor, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

                                      As a Kiln Supervisor, I fixed and maintained kilns, clay mixers, pug mills, electric wheels,                                                       ordered materials and supplies, scheduled and fired electric, gas, and soda kilns, mixed glazes,                                              mixed clay bodies for classes, organized material, helped other students on materials                                                                understanding and firing process.

 

2005-2006                   Studio Assistant, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

                                       As a Studio Assistant, I ordered materials and supplies, scheduled and fired kilns, mixed glazes,                                            organized material, helped other students on materials understanding and firing process.

                                     

Teaching Assistant, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

As a Teaching Assistant, I organized teaching materials, copy information from textbooks, and organized slides

 

Technical Abilities

 

Ceramics

Hand building, wheel-throwing, mold making, press molding, slip casting, plaster, clay and glaze formulation, slip decorating and glazing techniques, printmaking techniques using ceramic materials, electric, gas oxidation, gas reduction, soda kiln firing, electric kiln repair, ceramic restoration and repair, studio maintenance and safety

 

Mold Making

Plaster, silicone and resin, wax, rubber

 

Metals

MIG welding, stick welding, oxyacetylene welding, blacksmithing, brazing, sodering, lost wax casting

 

Casting

Plaster, wax

 

2-D

Printmaking, oil painting and canvas preparation

 

Woodshop

Stationary power tools, hand power tools, manual tools, shop maintenance and safety

 

Miscellaneous

Digital photography for documentation

 

Computers

Software PC and mac platforms, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop

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