current and recent works

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EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.F.A. Studio Art, May 2009

GPA 3.6

Maryville College, Maryville, TN, 2005-2006

GPA 3.7

RESEARCH AND COURSE PROJECTS

•    Senior Honors Thesis, “Have You Read the News Today?” April 2009

•    Co-curated Ackland Art Museum Exhibit “Politics in Contemporary Art” December 2008

–Determined exhibition checklist and layout

–Co-authored the show’s published catalogue

AWARDS AND HONORS

•    Dean’s List all semesters

•    Member of Golden Key International Honor’s Society, 2009

•    Grant recipient for UNC-CH Honor’s Thesis, Spring 2008 and Fall 2008

•    Recipient of George Kachergis Memorial Scholarships in UNC-CH Studio Art

competitions, 2007 and 2008

•    Grant recipient of John and June Alcott travel grant for organizing art classes

in Guatemala, 2007

•    Freshman honor society Alpha Lambda Delta second semester

•    Awarded Dean’s Scholarship two semesters at Maryville College

•    Accepted to Governor’s School for the Arts, Tennessee, 2005

EXHIBITIONS

COLLABORATIONS

•    “El Ultima Libro” Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina; Buenos Aires, Argentina 2008

–Curated by Luis Camnitzer

•    “The Suburban Frontier” Nightlight performance space; Chapel Hill, NC

–Co-organized, curated, and exhibited work for the show

GROUP AND INVITATIONAL SHOWS

•    “Free Press in Free Fall” Athens Institute of Contemporary Art; Athens, GA 2009

•    “2009 Saint Louis ART! Revolution, Exposition: A Preliminary Report” Des Lee gallery; St. Louis, MO

—  A collaborative show with Ann Hamiton, Michael Mercil, and participants of the Saint Louis Art! Revolution workshop

•    “UNC Undergraduate Awards Exhibition” Chapel Hill, NC 2008 and 2009

•    “Funny Bird Momma Garden Show” TABLE gallery; Carrboro, NC 2008

•    “Local Art Exhibition” Jack Sprat coffee shop and venue; Chapel Hill, NC 2008

•    “UNC Undergraduate Studio Art Juried Competition” Chapel Hill, NC 2007 and 2008

WORK EXPERIENCE AND WORKSHOPS

•    “Saint Louis ART! Revolution” Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University; St. Louis, MO June 2009

— Participated in a workshop with Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, and several other national artists

•    Instructor at Orange County Parks and Recreation Creative Arts Enrichment Camp for youth; Hillsboro, NC Summer 2009

— Created lesson plans and taught as the sole instructor

— Responsible for 12 children ages 6-13, nine hours a day

•    Instructor at Carrboro Arts Center; Carrboro, NC Fall 2008 and Summers 2008-2009

— Created lessons and instructed camps for children ages 6-12

— Taught puppet building, collageing, book binding, mask making, color theory, and fabric arts

— Invited to plan and instruct a special workshop for children ages 6-12

•    Assistant Puppet Builder and Puppeteer for Duke’s Theater Studies Department Production of “Exit the King” 2009

— Assistant to visiting artist Basil Twist and local artist Tori Ralston

•    Puppet Designer and Builder of UNC-CH Playwriting Studio’s Production of Hannahlee” 2008

— “Hannahlee” is the Sam Selden prizewinning play sponsored by UNC Playwriting Studio

— Designed and built ninteen life-sized puppets

•    Puppet Designer and Builder 2008

— Designed and built three ten foot tall figures and one dove with a twenty foot wingspan as part of an anti-war demonstration

— Responsibilities included spearheading, organizing, designing and fundsraising

•   Teacher’s assistant at “Los Artistas” Carrboro NC, 2007-2008

— Assisted with art classes taught to Latino high schoolers

•  Panajachel, Guatemala Summer of 2007

— volunteered painting services to a local non-profit business

— organized and taught art classes to local children

— cared for infants in an orphanage

•    Panajachel, Guatemala Summer of 2006

— Volunteered painting services to a local non-profit business

–Worked on construction of schools and churches

— Taught in rural schools

— Assisted in medical clinics

•     Self Employed 2004-2006   Maryville, TN; Chapel Hill, NC Commissioned Artwork

— Commissioned for paintings, interior murals, and decorative interior borders

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