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 (2D Concentration), Spanish Minor
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Graduation Date: May 2011, Magna Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021 – Present. Adjunct Faculty, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
2015 – Present. Adjunct Faculty, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2014 – 2019. SiteStudio Instructor, artlink.gr.SiteStudio, Grand Rapids, MI
2012 – 2020. Continuing Studies Instructor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 – Present. Faculty Advisor, KCAD Mangaken, Kendall College of ARt and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2019 – Present. Exhibitions Assistant, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2018. Juror, East Lansing Art Fair, Lansing MI
2018. Juror, Art Scholarship Alert, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2017 – 2020. Open Life Drawing Coordinator, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2017. Juror, Art Scholarship Alert, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2016 – 2019. Assistant Director, artlink.gr.SiteStudio, Grand Rapids, MI
2016. Juror, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Grand Rapids, MI
2014 – Present. Studio Artist, Grand Rapids, MI
2012. Artist-in-Residence, Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, ME

INVITED TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

2021. ARTbreak Lecture Series, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI (Schedule for July)
2019. Demonstration and Artist Talk, Japanese Art Appreciation Day, Oakland University (in collaboration with Consulate General of Japan in Detroit and GEN-J), Rochester, MI
2019. Collaborative Demonstration (with Calligrapher, Kyoko Fujii), Japanese Art Day, Oakland University (in collaboration with Consulate General of Japan in Detroit and GEN-J), Rochester, MI
2018. Artist Talk, Fine Art Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
2017. Creative Process and Cultural Identity, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
2017. Artist Talk, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
2017. Artist Talk, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2016. Artist Talk, Park Library Auditorium, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2016. Methodology for Teaching 2D Design, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2016. Creative Process and Artistic Practice, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2016. Demonstration and Artist Talk, Alumni Board ArtPrize Reception, College of Pharmacy of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI

AWARDS AND HONORS

2020. The Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realism, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2019. 2nd Place Juror’s Award, Art Walk Central, University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2019. 2D Juror’s Award, Regional Arts Exhibition, The Fed Galleries@KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
2019. Juror’s Choice, Away: Other Places, Cultures, and People, Golden Apple Online Exhibit
2018. Second Place, Investigating Identity, Kreft Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2017. Finalist, Loeschner Art Competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
2016. People’s Choice Award, Our Changing Climate, Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2016. The Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realism, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2015. First Place, FRESH Great Lakes, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
2014. Finalist, Loeschner Art Competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
2014. Vinecroft Studios Award, Regional Arts Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018. The Space Between, FSU Fine Art Gallery, Big Rapids, MI
2017. Searching for the Middle Path, SVSU University Art Gallery, University Center, MI
2017. Searching for the Middle Path, Gallery 602, Holland, MI
2017. Searching for the Middle Path, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2016. Searching for the Middle Path, CMU Baber Room Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2016. Searching for the Middle Path, Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2015. Amalgamation (Two-Person Exhibition with Joshua Adam Risner), DeVos Place SKywalk Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2014. Searching for the Middle Path, Helen Miller Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021. West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2021. Art Walk Central, University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2020. West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2020. West Michigan Art Competition, LowellArts, Lowell, MI
2019. Art Walk Central, University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2019. Selection from the 2019 Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Competition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2019. Regional Arts Exhibition, The Fed Galleries@KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
2019. Permanence and Change, Kreft Art Gallery, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
2019. Art Now: Painting, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2018. Crossing Perspective, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI
2018. Focus on Faculty: Influence, The Fed Galleries@KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
2018. ArtPrize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
2018. Regional Arts Exhibition, The Fed Galleries@KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
2018. Investigating Identity, Kreft Art Gallery, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
2017. MI Arts, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI
2017. ArtPrize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
2017. Art Now: Printmaking, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2016. Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
2016. Regional Arts Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2016. 88th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2016. West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2015. In Celebration of Golden Apple Artists, Jonesport Public Library, Jonesport, ME
2015. FRESH Great Lakes, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
2015. 87th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015. Wide Open, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
2014. Statewide Fine Art Exhibition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
2014. National Wet Paint Biennial, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014. 53rd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
2014. Balancing Point, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI