EDUCATION

DePaul University                                                    2008

Master’s in Education

Santa Clara University                                              2004

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Minor in Art History

Syracuse University in Florence, Italy                 2002/2003

Studio Art Program, academic year

GROUP EXHIBITIONS and JURIED SHOWS

2017-2018 Upcoming

Cup: The Intimate Object XIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Holiday Show, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Containers, Three Wheel Studio, Providence, RI

NCECA Expo, Lillstreet Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Featured Artist in August 2018, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2017

NCECA Expo, Lillstreet Gallery, Portland, OR

AKAR Younomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA

Flourish, Lillstreet Faculty Ceramics Showcase, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

Last Call II, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

Cups for Y'All, Asher Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX

Mugshotmonday, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016

Half Empty Half Full: Annual Three Wheel Studio Ceramic Show, Providence, RI *Best in Show

Ninth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL

4th Annual Cup Show, Studio 550, Manchester, NH

Lillstreet Holiday Show, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015   

Handmade Holidays, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

Use It, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL and Kirlkand Fine Arts Center, Decatur, IL

2014

Missoula International Cup, The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT

2013   

Starbrick National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

Annual Cup Show, Studio 550, Manchester, NH

Best Served Hot, The Art of the Coffee Ritual, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Student Member Show, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Winter Arts and Crafts Expo, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL  

2012   

Pour, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL

Resurrection, Dispatch Gallery, Chicago, IL

Containment, Dispatch Gallery, Chicago, IL

Student Member Show, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Winter Arts and Crafts Expo, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

 2011   

Coffee, Tea, Or…? Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL

Stream of Consciousness, Dispatch Gallery, Chicago, IL

Student Member Show, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

GALLERIES and STORES

Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL

Moondeer Gallery, Boulder Junction, WI

Local Goods Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lillstreet Art Center                                                  2011 - present   

  • Ceramics Instructor – teach classes in soda firing and wheel throwing
  • Soda Program Monitor – fire the soda kiln, make slips and other necessary supplies                    

Lillstreet Ignite                                                           2013 - 2016

Program Director (2014 – 2016)

  • Develop and facilitate custom arts based professional development workshops for business teams
  • Teaching artist for custom arts based professional development workshops for business teams

Lincoln Way High School District 210                2007 – 2014

  • Full time teacher in Ceramics, Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Art Fundamentals, and Art History