Résumé

EDUCATION

2015

Master of Fine Arts with Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

2013

Master of Arts with Metalwork and Jewelry
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

2011

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Museum Studies
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

2009

Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minors in Cinema Studies and Chemistry
University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020 – present

Assistant Professor + Fabrications Studio Coordinator
(Foundations + Fine Arts)
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, Colorado

2016 – 2020

 Adjunct Faculty (Foundations and Digital Fabrication)
School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2016

Instructor (1st Time Jeweler & Basic Digital Fabrication)
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2015 – 2016

Adjunct Faculty – Art (3D Design & Introduction to the Visual Arts)
Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois

2014 – 2015

Instructor of Record (Beginning Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication)
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

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RESIDENCIES

2018

Artist-in-Residence
Yellowstone Forever, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Wyoming

2015 – 2016

Artist in Residence for Metalwork and Glass
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020

Please Continue (solo)
Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa

Brooching the Subject (juried)
Balefire Goods, Arvada, Colorad2019

2019

Mad for Hoops
Gallery 2052, Chicago, Illinois

2018

Please, Stay on the Trail (solo)
Oak Room Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Please, Stay on the Trail (solo)
Yellowstone Art & Photography Center, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Wyoming

Cold Connections (juried)
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennzylvania

SWEET, Golden and Delicious – “Faculty-select and Museum-certified”
South and Rotunda Galleries, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois

2017

Unmasked: Conceal and Reveal (juried)
Runway Exhibition at the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2016

AiR: 2016 Artist in Residence Showcase 
Main Gallery, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

Flora…and Some Fauna 
Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Journey-scapes 
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois

Inches from the Earth 
Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

2015

As the World Turns (solo)
DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb, Illinois

Forward into the Anthropocene (solo)
Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb, Illinois

Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making 
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Guess You Had To Be There 
Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois

Nature Untamed 
Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illnois

2014

TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition 
Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado

Luminarts Visual Arts Competition 
Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois
Finalist

TEN° 
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2013

HUMIFUSE (solo)
Gallery 215, DeKalb, Illinois

4th Year Anniversary Show (juried)
Water Street Studios, Batavia, Illinois
Honorable Mention

Confluence: SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition (juried)
In conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, Toronto, Canada

ANTHROTROPISM (solo)
Brauer Gallery, Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb, Illinois

Love Under Funnel Cake and Vengaboys
Space Club HQ, Chicago, Illinois

2012

Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Arts Competition
Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois
Finalist

Exhibition in Motion: Pomp & Swagger
Runway Exhibition at the SNAG annual conference, Phoenix, Arizona

Fusion: SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition (juried)
Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, Phoenix, Arizona

Differences Unite Us
ganoksin.com (international online exhibition)

2011

Multiples
Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

On the Body and in the Hand
NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois

SIMS’ (Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society) 4th Annual
Form, Fabricate, Forge 
(juried)
Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, Illinois

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