CV & Contact

May 2014

I am an artist currently living and working in Maryland, USA. In my work I incorporate performance, video, found objects, sculpture, and printmaking to create installation spaces and objects. 

I am drawn to things that have a history, that are used or useful: an old blanket, household tools, a wooden spoon, mason jars, cleaning supplies, a worn broom. I have a complex relationship with these things. They are familiar, friendly, worn, insignificant reminders of domestic labor that I enjoy and I resent. In time the objects make me aware of the space they compose: the bedroom, the laundry room, the cleaning closet, the kitchen. These spaces are manageable and managed, made by social and architectural boundaries.

Architectural boundaries are a metaphor for social boundaries; each structures our behaviors and routines, shaping our lives. In my life, I often feel pressured by domestic limits that feel inevitable and unchangeable. Through my work, I am in search of what these limits really are, and how I can change them. Part of me will always exist in the domestic boundaries that I question, but I seek ways to make new routines, spaces, and images that shape a world where I can define what lifestyle and home makes me happy. I want to create places where boundaries are not limiting, but are instead a source of constant reinvention of better ways to live. What is possible to build anew?

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Art & Art History, studio art thesis, 5/2014; GPA: 3.87
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), St. Mary’s City, Maryland    
Steve Szabo Award for outstanding work in art and art history, 2013
Study Abroad, Illustration, Camberwell College of Art, London, 2012
    
Work

Events & Markets Coordinator, Millstone Cellars, Monkton, MD
March 2016 - Present
•Coordinate special events, farmer's markets, & part time sales staff
•Sales representative for Millstone direct to customers and wholesale

Food Writer and Educator
September 2014 - Present
•Writing on food preservation and urban homesteading at Charm City Homestead
•Host workshops on canning, fermentation, and cooking

Demo Coordinator and Prep Cook, HEX Ferments, Baltimore, MD
July 2015 - February 2016
•Prepared and processed  vegetable and kombucha ferments
•Sales representative at farmer's markets and wholesale accounts

Visual Arts Technician, Art and Art History Department, SMCM
July 2014 – July 2015
•Managed supply inventory, events calendar, and department budget
•Supervised and offered support instruction in the woodshop, printmaking studio, digital lab, and digital printing lab

Secondary Fine Arts Teacher, School For Tomorrow, Rockville, MD
August 2014 – July 2015
Developed arts curriculum for middle-high school students
Taught drawing, painting, illustration, art history, food fermentation
•Managed assistant teaching staff and classroom supplies

Arts Teacher and Web Manager, Yellow Door Art Studios, Leonardtown, MD
January 2014 – December 2014
Planned summer camp lessons and trained assistant staff
Maintained website, designed promotions, prepared studios  

Education and Outreach Fellow for Boyden Gallery, SMCM
September 2013 – May 2014
Installed and represented gallery shows, events, and lectures
•Developed social media and print media publications

Communication Intern, Hamiltonian Artists INC., Washington, D.C.
January 2014 – April 2014
Processed fellowship applications and performed administrative work
Designed the 2014 catalog of artists’ work and exhibitions

 

Group Exhibitions

St. Mary’s Project Exhibition, SMCM, 2014
•McCutcheon Family Award for artistic promise 

House pARTy, House Collective, St. Mary’s City, MD, 2014

St. Mary’s Project Exhibition, Opal Fine Art, Leonardtown, MD, 2014

45th Annual Juried All Student Exhibition, Boyden Gallery, SMCM, 2014
•Patti Runco Arts Alliance Juror Award for best in show

43rd Annual Juried All-Student Exhibition, Boyden Gallery, SMCM, 2012

42nd Annual Juried All-Student Exhibition, Boyden Gallery, SMCM, 2011
•Best Work for a First-Year Student 
•PNC Bank Patti Runco Award

 

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