EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Painting
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Graduation Date: December 2014

Bachelor of Science in Art (2-D Concentration), Spanish Minor
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Graduation Date: May, 2011, Magna Cum Laude


SELECTED TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017JUROR
Art Scholarship Alert, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan
2016–ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
artlink.gr.SiteStudio, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2016GUEST LECTURER
Theory and Research on Early Childhood Concept Development and Creativity
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
ARTIST TALK
Park Library Auditorium, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
JUROR
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Grand Rapids, Michigan
GUEST LECTURER
Graduate Teaching Seminar, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2015–ADJUNCT FACULTY
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Courses Taught: 2D Design, Figure Drawing I
2015ASSISTANT CURATOR/PREPARATOR
DeVos Place Skywalk Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2014–KCAD SITESTUDIO COORDINATOR/LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
FREELANCE ARTIST/DESINER
Poster Design, Logo Design, Commisioned Art Projects, etc.
2014ASSISTANT CURATOR
Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2012–CONTINUING STUDIES INSTRUCTOR
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Courses Taught: Beginning Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Landscape Painting Workshop, Printmaking, Portfolio Camp
2012ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, Maine

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018The Space Between
FSU Fine Art Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
2017Searching for the Middle Path
University Art Department Gallery, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan
Searching for the Middle Path
Gallery 602, Holland, Michigan
Searching for the Middle Path
Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan
2016Searching for the Middle Path
Baber Room Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Searching for the Middle Path
Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
2015Amalgamation (Two-Person Exhibition with Joshua Adam Risner)
DeVos Place Skywalk Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2014Searching for the Middle Path
Helen Miller Gallery, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2013State of Existence (Two-Person Exhibition with Shannon Czaja)
Gallery 602, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017MI Arts
Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, Michigan
Regional Arts Exhibition
The Fed Galleries@KCAD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
West Michigan Art Competition
LowellArts, Lowell, Michigan
Art Now: Printmaking
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2016Michigan Fine Arts Competition
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan
88th Regional Exhibition
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
West Michigan Area Show
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
2015FRESH Great Lakes
South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, Michigan
87th Regional Exhibition
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
In Celebration of Golden Apple Artists
Jonesport Public Library, Jonesport, Maine
2014Statewide Fine Art Exhibition
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, Michigan
National Wet Paint Biennial
33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
53rd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan
Balancing Point
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, Michigan
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SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2016PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Our Changing Climate, Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
MARTIN MADDOX PRIZE FOR IMAGINATIVE REALISM
West Michigan Area Show, Kalamzoo Institute of Arts, Kalamzoo, Michigan
2015FIRST PLACE
FRESH Great Lakes, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, Michigan
2014FINALIST
Loeschner Art Competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2014VINECROFT STUDIOS AWARD
Regional Arts Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2012GOLDEN APPLE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, Maine

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016Chintia Kirana, Expose Art Magazine: Next Generation of Artists, April, 2016, p. 21-24
2014Kendall College of Art & Design and Saugatuck Center for the Arts (Compilers), Balancing Point,
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 2014, p. 15
2011Hoffman, Michael, “’Conserving’ Art”, Central Michigan Life, Feburary 11, 2011, p. 7A
2011Jajuga, Elise (Compiler), Open Palm Print: Winter 2011, Open Palm Print 2011, p. 25, 46