Education

2013-Present     Northern Illinois University- DeKalb, IL         Master of Fine Arts Candidate  

2010-2013          Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ceramics                 Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

2007-2010         Associates Degree                                       Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Juried Exhibitions

2015                       “Vicinity”- Norris Gallery, St. Charles            Peter Olson, Assistant Director of NIU Art Museum.

2013                       “Distorted”- Arterie Fine Arts                        Nelson Ghorbanian, Critique of Artwork

                               “Rejuvenate” – FIRE Art Studios &Gallery   Adrienne Rosen, Professor at Meramec Community College

                                “Introspect” – FIRE Art Studios & Gallery    Joanna Pinsky, Painter

                                “Feel” – FIRE Art Studios & Gallery             Teresa Parker, Professor at Fine Arts Benedictine  University                                       

                                            2nd Juried Spring Student Exhibition          Christopher Cannon, Teachers at College of DuPage and Illinois Institute of Art

Solo Shows

2015                       “Zoetrope”- Gallery 215, DeKalb IL. Featuring Korkut Akacik.

2013                       “Underwater”- July 22nd - 27th, Fire Arts and Gallery- Naperville, IL

Group Exhibitions

2013                       Prelude- Gallery 215 Dekalb, IL.

                               Emerging Artists – Morpho Gallery, Chicago IL.

2012                       Art @ the Café – Elmhurst College

                                Spring Capstone – Elmhurst College group B.A /B.F.A. Show

                                10th annual Elmhurst College Research and Performance Showcase

                               ArtNight- Springhill Suites, Elmhurst, IL.

2011                        ArtNight- Springhill Suites, Elmhurst, IL.

                                The Nature Project- Brickton Art Center, IL.

2007                       Monmouth College Student Art Show                                                                                     

Invitation Exhibit

2016                       "Kishwaukee College Art Faculty Show"- Kishwaukee Art Gallery, Malta, IL. 

2015                       “At the Back Yard”-THE FRANKLIN, Chicago IL.

                                “11th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition”-Elmhurst, IL.

2014                       “10th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition” – Elmhurst College, IL.

                                “8th Annual Paradise Pour”- Columbus, Indiana. Curated by David Kadelec

                                “A Home for Joe”- Fawick Gallery, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio.

                                “Traces of Life”- Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL.

                                “Practice+Process”- Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL. Featuring Allen Moore.

 

2013                       “Ninth Annual 2013-14 Alumni Art Exhibition” Elmhurst College, IL.

                              DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3D ArtShow, DuPage IL.

2012                       DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3D ArtShow, DuPage IL.

2011                       DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3D ArtShow, DuPage IL.

Grants/Fellowships/Awards/Scholarships

2015                   Lester K. Smith Scholarship, Northern Illinois University

2014                   Jonathan Ryan Lee Scholarship, Northern Illinois University

2014                   1st Place Annual Juried (Sergio Gomez) Blick arts materials ARS NOVA Exhibition at Jack Olsen Gallery, DeKalb, IL

2013                   Graduate Student Assistantship Scholarship, N.I.U.

2013                   1st Place FIRE Art Studios & Gallery – ‘Feel’, Naperville, IL

2012                   2nd Place College Students – DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3D Show, DuPage, IL

2012                   Honorable Mention – 1stJuried Spring Student Exhibition, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

2011                    1st Place College Student -DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3D Show, DuPage, IL

2009                  1st Place – Dragon Competition at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

2009                  Fan Favorite – Dragon Competition at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

2007                  Honorable Mention – Monmouth College student Art Show

Teaching/ProfessionalExperience

2016                       Instructor of record, ART 212 (3D Foundations) at Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL.

                               Art Teacher, Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors, Geneva, IL. 

                              Juried "High school Invatational"- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. 

2015-2016           Instructor of Record, ART 103 (3D Foundations) at Northern Illinois University

                               Visiting Artist at Long Beach Elementary School

2014                       "Professional Practices" seminar with Allen Moore and Ian Welch, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL. 

                               "Extra Crit Fridays" opportunity for art students with Ian Welch, N.I.U., DeKalb, IL.

2013-2016              Art Dept. T.A. for Advanced Ceramics at NIU

                               North Central Junior Conference- Visiting Artist Talk/Demo

2011                        Assistant Art Teacher- Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL

Organizations

2015                       Graduate Representative on the Foundations Advisory Committee at N.I.U.

2013                       Member and Treasure (2014-Present) of Graduate Arts Association

                               Member and Treasure (2014-Present) of Ceramics Arts Organization

Collections

Susan Aurinko

Marijo and Manny Bustos

Macol and Jose Cerda

Bob Dixon

Elmhurst College Student Collection

April and Dustan Creech

Carol and Charles Gurke

John Nester

Michael Rea

Suellen Rocca

Davida Schulman

Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan