Education

2014 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Ceramics. The University of Arts. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Land Arts, Painting & Drawing University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Exhibitions

2017 Kentucky Mudworks.  Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations. IUS: NCECA. Louisville, KY

2016  World of Wonders. Pop Up Exhibition. Spartanburg Art Museum. SC.

2016  Guldagergaard. Sculpture Park Ceramic Installations. Skælskør, Denmark   

2016  Galleri 187. Solo Exhibition. Copenhagen, Denmark. 

2016  Sparkensens Bank Exhibition. Skaelskor, Denmark.

2015  20x20 Invitational. Clemson Art Center. Clemson, SC

2014 Eraserhood Forever. Juried Exhibition. PhilaMOCA. Philadelphia, PA
2014
Pedestrian Relics. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Gallery 224.University of the Arts,

Philadelphia, PA

2013 ArtPrize. Grand River Entropy Still Pour. Venue: Holiday Inn Downtown. Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. West Michigan Regional Show 2013. Kalamazoo, MI
2013
Otium. Art.Downtown.2013. Lantern Coffee Bar. Grand Rapids, MI
2013 Destination 1111 Juried Spring Salon. Grand Rapids, MI
2012
Works in Progress Show. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

2012 Sandbox Project. University of the Arts. Hamilton Hall and Broad St. Philadelphia, PA
2012
U2D U2D. Group Show. Gallery 224, University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
2011
Works in Progress Show. University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
2010
Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibit. Old Federal Building. Grand Rapids, MI
2010
Land of Riches. Old Grand Rapids Museum. Two installations. Grand Rapids, MI
2010
What Matters Most Benefit Exhibit. EcoArtspace. New York, NY
2010
Sketchbook Project. Art House Co-op. National Traveling Exhibit
2010 Live Coverage. Art created live for auction at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2009 ArtPrize Competition. earth nrg project exhibited/sponsored by CBS Outdoor
2009 Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibit. Old Federal Building. Grand Rapids, MI
2009 :modernative: Solo Exhibition. FLUX: Division Avenue for the Arts.
2009 Live Coverage. Art created live for auction at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2008 Klamath Art Association. “Hopeful Signs,” National Juried Show. Klamoth Falls, OR
2008 Live Coverage. Art created live for auction at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2008 place•mark. Juried group show at The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
2007 West Coast Coffee. "Metamorphosis," Grand Rapids, MI 

2007 Studio 71 South. “Five” & “The Mandala Project 2007 ” Grand Rapids, MI
2006 West Coast Coffee. "Uncharted," Grand Rapids, MI
2000 Land Arts Group Journey Exhibition. Helix Gallery 670 Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, NM 1998 "Figure Study" Nines Gallery. Holland, MI
1998 Millennium Icon Juried Show. ASA Gallery UNM, NM

 

Commissions

2011 Founder’s Brewing Company. Painting made from dug earth from company’s site

2011 Calvin College. T-shirt design for annual Streetfest.

2010 Stella Artois & Westside Beer Distributor. 3 original public works for ArtPrize. MI

2010 Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Mandala Project with SSMS students.

2009 Mural Design and Production for CNA. “Should be Culture.” Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Kendall College of Art and Design’s Distinguished Alumni Awards
2008 Series of 10 Landscapes and Figures. Melting Pot of Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Kendall College of Art and Design’s Distinguished Alumni Awards
2007 Design and Art Direction “The Guvvy,” for the Govenor’s Award for Arts and Culture Completed in collaboration with ArtServe Michigan, Cranbrook Art Academy and The Henry Ford Exhibited at The Detroit Institute for Arts. This award is now called the Legacy

Award.

 

Awards

2011-14 University of the Arts Scholarship Grant
2009 Festival of the Arts Regional Show. Jurors Award First Place in Painting

1999 Clyde and Elizabeth Hill Endowment Scholarship University of New Mexico

 

Publications

2008 Grand Rapids Magazine. Article covering “The Guvvy,” and interview

2010 New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Wild Guide. “Dwelling Tree,” Tribute to John Wenger 2009 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Spring Newsletter. “Michigan Landscape” 2009 May - On the Town. the Buzz for Art Battle 2009

2009 April - On the Town. Ceramic Panoramas featured in art. downtown

2003 Grand Rapids Home. Cover featuring block prints.
1999 Conceptions Southwest. Published Painting. Albuquerque, NM

 

Experience

Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center.  Kiln Yard Technician. Maintain wood kilns. Teach and lead workshops and firings.  Research 3D ceramic printing and wood firing. 2015-2016

 

Kendall College of Art and Design: Continuing Studies Programs. Adult Throwing, Children’s Clay and Sculpture Classes. 2012- 2014.
Workshop Assistant. Kendall Clay Club, 6th Annual Wood firing at Ox Bow

School of Art and Artist’s Residency. April 2013.

 

Curator. Art.Downtown.2013. Avenue for the Arts. Otium at Lantern Coffee Bar.
 

Graduate Assistant. Kendall College of Art and Design via The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Ceramics I. Grand Rapids, MI. 2012-13.
 

Lead After Care Teacher. Stepping Stones Montessori School. Grand Rapids, MI. 2008-2014. Lead Elementary after care program with ceramics and outdoor exploration, Art Teacher and Substitute all all levels infant – 6 grade using Montessori method.
Board Vice President of Creston Neighborhood Association. Grand Rapids, MI. 2010-2011.
 

New Product Designer. Baudville, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 2003-2007.
Knowledge of current trends, manage product line and development of proprietary designs. Responsible for creating many top selling themes and awards through the use of multiple mediums: drawing, painting and sculpture. Software knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Hexagon, Carrara and Painter.