: education :    

Transart Institute: Berlin, Germany and New York, New York  2013-2015
Masters of Fine Arts in the Creative Practice

Massachusetts College of Art and Design  2007- 2008
Teacher Certification Program

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan  1999-2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts Cum Laude: Photography

: selected exhibitions :

2017: Brand New: with the Vermont Dance Alliance at The Everything Space, VT                                                            2016: Spacebodies II: Group show at Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany
2016: AHAA: Experiment, curated a group show at The Everything Space, VT
2016: Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
2016: The Edge of Omentum: Group show at The Everything Space, Montpelier, VT
2016: Spacebodies: Group show at The Judson Gym, New York, New York
2015: Transient Transgressions: Group show at SomoS Art Project Space, Berlin, Germany
2014: Vernissage: Group show at SomoS Art Project Space, Berlin, Germany
2014 : Spark & Ceremony: Collaborative Performance Sculpture, Marshfield, VT
2013: Open Frame: Group Show at Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany
2013 : We Won’t Last: Group show at Local 64, Montpelier, VT
2012 : Funeral Lights: Two person collaborative Installation, Montpelier, VT
2011 : Wild Windows: Solo show at May Day Studios, Montpelier, VT
2011 : Eat, See, Listen: Participant in two group shows, Montpelier, VT
2011 : Montpelier Arts Collective: Organized & participated, live art/sculpture
2011 : (Un)Godly: Group show at the Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2010 : 6 month retro: Solo show at Black Sheep Books, Montpelier, VT
2008 : Langdon Street Cafe: Photography Installation, Montpelier, VT

: teaching : 

U-32 High School Pilot Program Coordinator: Montpelier, VT                      Aug 2017 - Present 

• Advisor for The Pilot program, focused on the development of personalized and project based learning
• Develop learning plans tailored to student's interests and passions, connected to content standards                                  • Assist students in generating ideas for project work and development of project management skills                                  • Create a curriculum for weekly seminars focused on perseverance, time management, self-advocacy                                   problem solving, accountability, and inquiry                                                                                                                      • Work with students individually to have the capacity to excel academically and personally while they                                     discover their own path, understand themselves as learners, and create hands-on experiential work

U-32 High School Visual Arts Instructor: Montpelier, VT                              Aug 2008 - June 2017

• Instructed high school classes in various media including darkroom Photography and Sculpture
• Created an introspective curricula focused on problem solving, developing craft & expression
• Teacher Advisor, advocate and mentor for a group of twelve high school students
• Department Head - Visual and Performing Arts, curriculum development, budget and staffing
• Developed and co-taught integrated courses in Art and Anatomy
• Co-Advisor for The Pilot program, focused on the development of project based learning
• Content Area Specialist Visual Arts, developed learning plans, advised independent work in the arts 

Student Teaching: Brockton, MA                                                                   Jan 2008-May 2008

• Taught digital photography, digital imaging, and ceramics at Brockton High School
• Developed lesson plans, class assignments, and built classroom management
   skills in a diverse urban school setting

Saturday Studios: Boston, MA                                                                       Oct 2007-Dec 2007

• Instructed a high school darkroom photography class at MassArt

Detroit Connections: Detroit, MI                                                                   Jan 2002-Apr 2002

• Co-taught an after school program at Harms Elementary School
• Integrated art and math skills into a Metric Arts course

Prison Creative Arts Project: Clinton, MI                                                       Sept 2001-Dec 2001

• Developed a ceramics workshop at Boysville Juvenile Detention Center
• Worked with at-risk youth to foster artistic ability and build confidence

: awards/projects : 

Teacher of the Year: U-32 High School 2010-2011
Scholastic Art & Writing: Teacher Pin Award 2011 - 2016
Global Alliance for Africa: Therapeutic Arts trip to Kenya and Tanzania 2009

: publications : 

2011  : Thread Magazine: Issue #3, Burlington, VT
2003 : Photographer’s Forum: 23rd Annual College Photography Contest - Finalist

: residencies : 

2018 : Guest Artist at The Sable Project, Stockbridge, VT                                                                                                  2013 - 2015 : Transart Institute Residencies in Berlin and Brooklyn
2012 : Vermont Studio Center: Printmaking artist-in-residence

: skills : 

Collaboration and event organizing; Competent and skilled working with clay, including hand-built and wheel-thrown forms; metal including jewelry design and construction as well as welded sculpture; multimedia printmaking methods including monotype, transfers and lithography; Photography, especially darkroom printing in black & white and color; Digital photography, proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom; Participatory works, Installation,
and Relational Aesthetics.