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EDUCATION

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY,  Normal, IL                                                                                                2013- 2016

Bachelor in Fine Arts: Printmaking/Studio Design                                                                               

Minor: Art History

Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0

Maga-Cum Laude                                                                                                                                          December 2016

 

PARKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Champaign, IL                                                                               2011-2013

Fine Arts

 

Employment

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL                                                                                                    August 2017 -Present

Visitor Services Executive, ensuring guest are happy, welcomed and informed at the museum

Bright Prairies, LLC, Peoria, IL                                                                                                                         August 2016-2017

Project Manager 

Create logo design and brand manual 

Refresh website and all social media pages 

Design packaging that is affordable while lasting 

JAN BRANDT FINE ARTS GALLERY, Bloomington, IL                                                                                                January 2016-2017

Assistant Gallery Manager/ Artist Assistant  

Including artist studios                                                     

Arrange and manage monthly gallery shows to include meet show artists, help install artwork, take sale transactions 

In charge of advertising show openings 

Curating showrooms, studio spaces, and merchandise displays  

Creative project manager to Jan Brandt for fiber installation artwork

HAMMERHEAD COFFEE, Champaign, IL                                                                                                   March- September 2016

Mural Artist 

Designed mural to tell Hammerhead Coffee Story

 

INTERSHIPS

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Normal, IL                                                                                                      August-December 2016

Intern/ Student Teaching Intaglio 1- Main assistant                                                                                                                                        

Introduced the entire processes of printmaking

Lead weekly artwork demonstrations  

Monitored studio maintenance,safety,and cleanliness

COMETOGETHER STUDIOSBloomington, IL                                                                                                               January - May  2015

Artist Assistant/ Studio Supervisor

Artist Studio space, with printing press, letterpress wood shop, sculpture, and ceramic studio  

Prepared art exhibitions; showcard, labels, installing artwork 

Assisted printmaker Lis Lofgan produce large printed works 

Used recycled material to create new art materials

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Fine Art Scholarship                                                                                                                                                   April 2015

Normal Editions Scholarship for excellence in Printmaking                                                                                    April 2015

Donald Dodds, Jr. Scholarship                                                                                                                                   May 2011

Grants

Friends of the Arts Illinois State University Grant: Large Print Installation                                                              March 2015

APPLICABLE SKILLS

Intaglio, Lithography, Woodblock, Monotype,  Drawing, Sculpture, Paper Sculpture, Glass Blowing, Glass Sculpture, Painting, Textile Design,  Needle work, Installation, Installation Design, Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom  

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION

2018 

       Carle Fields Administration Building: Champaign, IL

       6 commissioned collection pieces 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 

Altered Formations, Solo Exhibition

Joe McCauley Gallery, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

        Multiple Scatterings, Solo Exhibition 

        Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL 

2016        

        Mini Slices, Mini Solo Exhibition

        Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL  

 

        Insect Speculation, Solo Exhibition, 

        CoffeeHound, Normal, IL 

        A collection of artwork studying the complexities of insect gatherings

2015        

       The Fourth Wall, Solo Show, 

        Transpace Galleries, Normal, IL  

        Bachelors of Fine Arts graduating solo show, studying and creating swarms of insect environments 

        

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

         Plural

        40 North Gallery, Champaign, IL 

 

         Ink GIRLZ of CPC

         An exhibition of print works by seven women printmakers from the  Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

         Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library
         In celebration of Women’s History Month

 

         A Cross town Exchange and Exhibition 

         Spudnik Press Cooperative's Annex Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2017 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Group Show 

         The Art Center, Highland Park, IL 

 

        Nexus Exhibition

        Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL  and Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH

               

        Winter/Spring Show at McGarryBowen, Chicago, IL 

        State of the Art, Chicago, IL 

 

        Chicago Printmakers Collaborative International small Print Exhibition 

        Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL 

 

     2016

         Kindred: ISU Alumini Exhibition

        Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL

 

        Connections Exhibitions: Chicago CWCA: Women's Causus for Art

        Historic Mayslake Peabody Estate exhibition space, Oakbrook, IL     

        

         Multiplicity

        Rachel Cooper Gallery, Bloomington, IL

               

        Temporary Proportions 

        CV Loyde Building, Champaign, IL 

        Group artist installations 

 

        Spring Fever, Group Exhibitions 

        Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 

        Three artworks installed in the lobby of Chamber of Commerce building

 

2015        

        On Point Art Show: Bachelor of Fine Arts

        Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL 

        BFA student show showcasing a firefly environment piece 

 

2014       

         Friend’s of the Arts’ Seventh Annual PostCard Art Exhibition

         Illinois State University, Normal, IL 

         Postcard art exhibitions, President of Illinois State University bought my artwork 

 

2012         

        Standing Room Only, Boneyard Arts Festival

         Parkland College, Champaign, IL 

         Installation of handmade chairs 

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016   Parkland College 50th: Art and Design Alumini Exhibition

           Giertz Gallery at Parkland College 

           Juror: Berry Blinderman 

 

           Beyond the Norm: International Printmaking Exhibition 

           University Galleries, Normal, IL 

           Juror: Susan Tallman 

 

         Paper Trail: A juried exhibition of works on, in or about paper

         40 Point One, Champaign, IL

         Juror: Kelly White  

       

        After the Ground, 40 Point

         40 Point , Champaign,IL 

         Jurors: Kelly White 

2015

        Student Annual, Illinois State University Galleries 

        Illinois State University, Normal, IL 

        Jurors: Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger

        Award: Normal Editions Workshop Best Undergraduate Award 

        Competitive student exhibition, awards and scholarship given to outstanding artist 

 

2014     

         Student Annual, Illinois State University Galleries

        Illinois State University, Normal, IL

        Juror: Jim Lutes 

        Competitive Student exhibition 

 

        The 87th Annual Mclean County Amateur Art Competition/ Exhibition 

        Mclean County Art Center, Normal, IL 

        Juror: Gerard Erley 

        Emerging artist competitive exhibition 

 

2013       

         Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition

        Giertz Gallery, Champaign, IL 

        Juror: Parkland Faulty 

        Award: Parkland Art and Faulty Award

        Competitive student exhibition, awards and scholarship given to outstanding artist

 

2012     

         Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition 

        Giertz Gallery, Champaign, IL

        Juror: Parkland Faulty 

        Award: Parkland Art and Design Faculty Award 

        Competitive student exhibition, awards and scholarship given to outstanding artist

 

Curating Experience 

          Flower Paintings by Danny Epstein 

          Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL 

 

Visiting Artist

2017    

            Mahomet, Illinois 

            Mahomet Art Celebration

            Artist Demonstrations/artist talk

2016

           Parkland Community College

           Presentation on transferring and life as an artists after graduation

 

           Mahomet, Illinois 

           Mahomet Art Celebration

           Artist Demonstrations/artist talk

Awards

2017      

        Winner of Sky Gallery 

        40 North

        Participant in CPS 

        40 North

Juried Art Festivals

2018

        Barrington Amdur ProductionsArt Festival 

        Southport Amdur Productions Art Festival 

        Evanston World Art and Music Festival         

2017

        Urbana Art Expo 

        Evanston World Art and Music Festival 

        Deer Park Amdur Productions Art Festival

Conferences Attended as a non-presenter:

2014       Print City, Mid America Print Council Conference, Wayne State University, 

               Detroit, MI

 

2015        SPHERE, Southern graphics international conference, University of 

                Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 

Mid America Print Council

Southern Graphics International

Matrix: Printmaking at Illinois State University