Kent State University, Adjunct Professor. Kent, Ohio. August 2016
- Color Theory and Application for the Visual Communications and Design Department.
- Work collectively and individually with students to improve knowledge and understanding of color.
University of Akron 2D Design, Adjunct Professor. Akron, Ohio. August 2015-December 2015.
- Use of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator in classroom to keep course engaging.
- Work individually with students to improve skills and understanding of course.
- Help students further their understanding of art through a range of projects, exercises, and discussions.
Seasonal Installation Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
- Handling and installing works of art.
- Gallery preparation and finishing.
- Packing and shipping works of art.
- Lighting construction
- Gallery Maintenance.
Exhibition Preparator’s Assistant, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio
- Care and preservation of museum's fashion collection.
- Prepare and install galleries for show changes.
- Wood and metal shop knowledge and skills.
- Soldering and welding experience.
- Creating mannequins and other displays for specific individual pieces of museum's collection.
Self-employed, 2002 - Present
- Create art and jewelry to sell on the internet and art shows.
- Develop tactics to increase sales and brand name among clients.
- Marketing using social media.
- Produce and review financials and tax statements using basic accounting skills.
Summer Studio Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 2009
- Work in studio full time.
- Participate in art discussions.
- Work with other artists to create a professional art exhibition.
2014 M.F.A. concentration in painting/drawing Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
2007 B.F.A. concentrations in sculpture and painting/drawing Miami University Oxford, Ohio.
2016 2nd Place, Art of the Book.
2014 Honorable Mention, Art of the Book.
2014 Honorable Mention, Transformation.
2014 William and Hazel Schock Scholarship.
2013 Stipend, Graduate Student Exhibition.
2013 Best of Show, Altered Octavos.
2006 First Place, 30th Annual Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival.
2014 David P. Gieske. Art Within: The Excavated Books of David P. Gieske.
2015 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Silver Springs, Maryland.
2015 The Center For Book Arts. New York, New York.
2015 Art Within: Excavated Books. Education Gallery, Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center.
2014 Art Within: Excavated Books. Painting Gallery, Kent State University. Kent, Ohio.
2015 22nd International Juried Exhibition. The American Art Salon.
2015 Altered Books-Altered World. Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Gallery. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
2015 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition. Watterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH.
Juror: Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator, Akron Art Museum.
2015 Pyramid Atlantic Juried Members Exhibition. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, Maryland.
2015 Blurring The Edges. Dubuque Area Arts Collective Art Gallery, Dubuque Iowa.
2015 MFA Graduate Student Biennial. Art Gallery, Kent, Ohio.
2014 Art of the Book. Rochester Public Library, Rochester, New York.
2014 Akron Art Prize. Palladian Palette, Akron, Ohio.
2014 Transformation. Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio.
Jurors: Karen Beckwith and Denise Stewart.
2014 San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition. Mandeville Special Collections, Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego.
Juror: Sue Ann Robinson.
2013 Altered Octavos. Loganberry Books, Annex Gallery, Shaker Heights, Ohio.
2013 Graduate Student Exhibition. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, Hudson, Ohio.
2013 46th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
Jurors: Amy Koller Anderson and Roscoe Wilson.
2011 45th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
Jurors: Susan Byrnes and Jason Shaiman.
2010 Rising Sun 7th Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Rising Sun, Indiana.
2009 Community Showcase. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.
2009 Rising Sun 6th Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Rising Sun, Indiana.
2009 Locker 50B Show. Locker 50B, Richmond, Virginia.
2009 Smash It & Grab It. Virginia Commonwealth University Galleries, Richmond, Virginia.
2008 Ice Fest Arts and Crafts Show. Hamilton, Ohio.
2008 Hueston Woods Arts and Crafts Fair. Oxford, Ohio.
2008 Mason Arts and Crafts Festival. Mason Art Center, Mason, Ohio.
2008 Pyramid Hill Art Fair. Hamilton, Ohio.
2007 Mason Arts Festival. Mason Art Center, Mason, Ohio.
2007 Annual Lyceum Art Competition. Lee Gallery, Oxford, Ohio.
2007 43rd Annual Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
2007 Pyramid Hill Art Fair. Hamilton, Ohio.
2007 Mancub Steel. Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford , Ohio.
2006 Whitewater Valley Art Competition. Whitewater Art Gallery, Richmond, Indiana.
Juror: Pamela Franks.
2006 September Dayz. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.
2006 B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition. Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
2006 30th Annual Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival. Sharonville, Ohio.
2005 41st Annual Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
2005 September Dayz. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.