Artist Statement & CV

Artist Statement

The focus of my work deals with illusion, facade, and perspectives that comment on our current sociopolitical state and the contemporary home. I try not to take a one-sided approach to this investigation. I utilize narrative between objects and their relation to each other as well as pictorial space to make connections, and encourage contemplation of the domestic landscape. There are sub-themes that reoccur in my work that lend considerably to my objective: boundaries, expectations, rituals, and space. Each one of these topics is engrained in my work and helps me to create the narratives that I use.

CV

Education

2016               MFA, Studio Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2012               BFA, Painting/Drawing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Grants/ Awards

2016               MFA Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2015               Mayor Purchase Award, City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL

                        Exceptional Opportunity Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2014               Honorable Mention, International Art Festival, New York, NY

2013-2014    TCGCSA Scholarship

2014-2015    Andrew McLaughlin Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2014               Joe & Cindy Johnson Purchase Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2013               Dean’s Scholarship, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2012               Outstanding Graduate in Painting/Drawing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2012               Radius Workshop Study Abroad Scholarship, Croatia

Publications

2016               New American Paintings, No. 123, MFA Annual Issue

2015               New American Paintings, No. 117, MFA Annual Issue

Solo Exhibitions

2017               Scripted, Mantle Space, San Antonio, TX

2016               Howdy Neighbor, Umbrella Gallery, Dallas, TX 

                        Welcome Mat,621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2015                Closer Consideration, Blackbox Gallery, Sarasota ArtCenter, Sarasota, FL

2014               Extensions, Concourse Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, FL

2013               Commute, University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018               Members Show, 500X Gallery, Dallas,TX

2017               Please To Meet You….,Open Space, Dallas, TX

                        Faculty Show, Brazos Gallery, Richland College, TX

                        A Thing Added, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

                         Solo Show(Down), Fort Worth Community Arts Center,        Fort Worth, TX

2016               Faculty Show, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX

                        Sonar Scan, Brick Haus Gallery, Denton, TX

                        Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

                        Four, Brik Gallery, Art Room, Fort Worth, TX

                        Thesis Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

                         Valdosta National, Dedo Maranvile Fine Art Gallery, Valdosta, GA

2015               Concrete Acquaintances, Thomas Dean Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

                        Perspectives: Art, Liver Diseases, and Me,Reed Messe    Congress Centre. Vienna, Austria

                         Creative Tallahassee, City Hall Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

                          People and Places, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                           Mid-Point, Working Method Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2014               Emergence, Mist Gallery, Mist Gallery Online 

                        Built,Working Method Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

                        10×10,Boom Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

                         Urban Faces and Figures, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013               NJC: Juried Works on Paper, LBIF Gallery, Loveladies, NJ

                        Stranger,Kent Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2012               Artistic Migrations, University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

                        Under No Form, Cork Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

                        Canvas, Clay, Collage, & Cutting, St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

Collection

2017               Capital One Bank

2015               City of Tallahassee

2014               Florida State University

Related Experience

2016-2018    Adjunct Professor, Richland College, Richardson, TX

                        Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Art Handler, Displays FAS, Arlington, TX

2015               Museum Assistant & Installer, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, FL

2016-2015    Fabricator & Graphic Designer, Kaleidoscope Framing, Midpoint, FL

2014               Fabricator, Master Craftsman Studio Public Art Studio, Tallahassee, FL

2014-15         Graduate Instructor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2013-2014    Graduate Assistant, Printmaking, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL