CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2009 - MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Studio Art, Painting/Drawing/Sculpture/Public Art

2005 - BFA, University of Tennessee, Studio Art, Painting/Drawing

 

Awards/Scholarships

2006-2009 - MFA Studio Art Scholarship awarded each year, for four years

2006-2009 - Surdna Foundation Scholarship awarded each year, for four years

Professional Experience

2011-Present   

Graphic Artist for Tennessee Smart Yards

Produce all marketing and educational materials; classes; website [tnyards.utk.edu]; assist with research and grant writing.

 

2007-Present

Co-founder of the TRAsh Collective, a public arts collective

A collective of artists conceptually focused on the political, social, and environmental dissection of trash.

 

2008-2013

Co-founder of the Bread Factory Collective, a public arts space and education

collective

A collective of artists, activists and educators that work to create a space for cultural exchange; knowledge sharing; skill building; and the reclamation of history in East Knoxville. We envision a community where people can thrive in creative exchange with their neighbors, and their lives can be enhanced by exposure to and involvement in the creation of art, music and theater.

 

2004-2009

Artist in Residence at Liz-Beth and Co., Jim Gray Gallery

Created custom art work and art installations for private collectors and a variety of corporations including Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, TN and The University of TN Hospital NICU.

2007

Sculpture Shop Assistant for artist Zophia Kneiss

Assisted with creation of 22' Dragon Sculpture for the Nashville Children's Theater.

2007

Instructor, Introduction to Watercolor, Oak Ridge Community Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

Provided a basic understanding of the materials and methods used in watercolor painting. Led all class activities and managed classroom at the Oak Ridge Community Arts Center.

Public Works and Performances

2014

Southern Red Oak Tribute, public sculpture, to be installed (May 2014) in the Fourth & Gill City Park, Knoxville, TN

2009

TRAsh Collective “Adopt a Road” Brown Gap Rd., performance/clean up, Knoxville, TN

2008

TRAsh Collective “Adopt a Stream” First Creek, performance/clean up, Knoxville, TN

2008

Re-Giving Tree II, Public Installation, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

2007

Re-Giving Tree, Public Installation, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Trash Ceiling, Installation, MICA Studio Center

Trash Tree, Guerrilla Installation, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

Community Quilt Community Painting project, Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, TN

Solo exhibitions

2011

Traveling Trashball, JulieApple Studios, Knoxville, TN

2009

MFA Thesis Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Pinkard Gallery

Juried Exhibitions

2009

Eco Sculpture Show, Maryville, TN, Juror- Julie Horn

2008

Open Show, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

2003

Art Buffet: 56th Annual Student Art Competition, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Jurors-

Greely Myatt and Terri Jones

Exhibitions

2011

ArtPrize, Kendall School of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2010

Bits and Pieces, Mir Gallery, Nashville, TN

The Ordinary Expands, Goucher College Silber Gallery, Towson, MD

2009

MFA Thesis Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Pinkard Gallery

8 Shooters Gallery, Group Exhibition, Knoxville, TN

2008

Garden Variety Show, Three Flights Up Gallery, Knoxville, TN

12 Hr. Road Trip, Birdhouse Gallery, Knoxville, TN

Friends of the Dragon Show, Mighty Mudd Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2007

MICA 2nd and 3rd year Show, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

12x12 show, Joe's Squared, Baltimore, MD

Drive Thru Art Show, Knoxville, TN

Mayapple Gang Show, Rose Center, Morristown, TN

Big Art Show, Ironwood Studios, Knoxville, TN

2006

Liz-Beth and Co., Jim Gray Gallery, January student exhibition, Knoxville, TN

2005

1010 Gallery, Two person exhibition, Space Bacteria, Knoxville, TN

Reviews and Publications

2009

Sarah Tanguy Review on MFA Thesis Show at MICA

Baltimore Sun article about MFA Thesis Show

Juxtapositions Catalog Maryland Institute College of Art

MFA Thesis Show Catalog Maryland Institute College of Art

MFA Thesis Show Gallery Guide Maryland Institute College of Art

2008

Knoxville Voice Newspaper, interview written by Denise Sanabria

2007

Ijams Nature Center Newsletter Article on “Re-Giving Tree” project

Rose Center Newsletter Article on “Mayapple Gang Show”