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EDUCATION

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
Print Media, 2014

BA Columbia College Chicago
Art & Design, May 2012
Emphasis on Traditional Illustration and Printmaking Minor in Art History GPA: 3.5


HONORS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS

Best in Mixed Media, 2017
Baltimore Taxidermy Open 2017
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD

Third Place Best In Show, 2016
Baltimore Taxidermy Open 2016
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD

Wonder Commons Award, 2016
Baltimore Taxidermy Open 2016
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD

Printmaking Studio Fellowship, 2014-2015
Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago IL

Merit Award, 2013
Scholarship awarded for artistic excellence

Cranbrook Academy of Art Tuition Grant, 2013

Robert C. Larson Venture Award, 2013
Grant recipient for printmaking and artist's book project

Cranbrook Academy of Art Tuition Grant, 2012

Scholastic Gold Key Award, 2006
National juried competition winner

National Art Honors Graduate, 2006
Extra-curricular art program

EMPLOYMENT

Adjunct Faculty – Arts Department
Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills MI 08/2017-Present

Collections Specialist
The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI 07/2017- Present
Handling, conservation, packing and shipping of all objects, art and artifacts housed within the museum's collections

Preparator
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 10/2016-Present
Installation and deinstallation of shows throughout calendar year                                                                                                        

Teaching Artist
Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago, IL 05/2015-06/2016

Art Handler
Terry Dowd LLC, Chicago, IL 02/2015-06/2016
Professional handling of artworks, including conditioning, transport, and installation in both professional and private settings.

Artist Assistant
InsideOut Art Studio, Chicago, IL 05/2013-05/2014
Assisting in the process of leatherworking and mask-making, also assisting with various classes and community projects.

Collections and Exhibitions Assistant
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 09/2012-05/2013
Assisting in handling, installation and cataloguing of museum's art collection.

Print Shop Assistant
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 1/2012-06/2012

Internship: Gallery space and storefront
One Strange Bird, Chicago, IL, 09/2011-09/2012
Helped to curate and install exhibitions, created crafts for sale, and assisted with the teaching of various classes and community projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2015-09/2016
Taxidermy and Collections Volunteer

Spudnik Press Cooperative, 2016-09/2016
Exhibitions Committee

Spudnik Press Cooperative, 2015-09/2016
Fundraising Committee

One Strange Bird, 2011-2014
Art works on display and available for purchase in storefront.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

National Art Honor Society Programs
Art Mentor & Teacher, Utica, MI, 2003-2006 After-school art programs for elementary children.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Museum Naturalist Certification
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago IL, 2016

Teaching Artist Summit 2016
Chicago Artists Coalition/Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
Workshops, and presentations on how to better hone my skills and knowledge as a working teaching artist

Professional Independent Study
Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL 01/12-04/2012
Independent study in professional work environment of printmaking: Stone Lithography.

Professional Independent Study
Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL, 05/11-09/2011
Independent study in professional work environment of printmaking: Intaglio.

Apprenticeship: Tattoo Artist and Body Piercer
Various Shops, Warren, MI, 2005-2009
Closely worked with professionals to learn the art forms and processes.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Exhibitions:

Touch Me
   Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
Featuring the works of: Ashley Shaul, Joshua Kochis, David Eppig, AJ Kesler, Laura Wartel

2015 Exhibitions:

Two People Talking
   HUME, Chicago, IL
Featuring the works of: Ashley Shaul, Heather Anderson, Caroline Walp

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming:

4th Annual Taxidermy Contest
   Ruba Club, Philadelphia, PA

Chimera
   22 North Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

 

2017 Exhibitions:

3rd Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open
   Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD

Impact
   Bad Acids, Columbia, MO (currently traveling)

Exchange 2017
   Horned Toad, El Paso TX (currently traveling)

Art Now 2017: Printmaking
   Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

Dirty Show 18- Detroit
   Russel Industrial Center, Detroit MI

Taboo
   Breaking Borders, Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI

 

2016 Exhibitions:

Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open
   Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD

Fall Showcase: First Fridays
   Dark Star Ink & Gallery, Vancouver Washington

Temporal Trantrum
   The Annex, Chicago, IL

Animal Party
   Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

Summer Showcase: First Fridays
   Dark Star Ink & Gallery, Vancouver, WA

4th Annual Venus Rising: An All Women Art Exhibition
   Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

Spellbound
   Breaking Borders, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2015 Exhibitions:

Empty Before Use: The Art of the Cigar Box
   
Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods, MI

INK2
   Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2014 Exhibitions:

Graduate Degree Exhibition
   Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Hippie Hour
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills MI

Cranbrook Academy of Art: Selected Works
   Birmingham Community Center, Birmingham MI

Taste the Sin
    Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Vision: Cranbrook Academy of Art Showcase
   Delta College, University Center, MI

 

2013 Exhibitions:

Haunted Attraction II
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills MI

Posada Centenario
   Museo de la Cuidad de Cuervaca, Cueravaca, Morelos Mexico
   Atelier International Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
   Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada, Nicaragua
   Ayuntamiento de Puerto Villarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
   In Caceres, Spain
   Eugenius Gallery, Windsor Australia
   Odd One Out Gallery, 34 Sau Wa Fong, Wanchai HongKong, HongKong

Studio Drawings
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills MI

Pen Pals
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills MI

Animalia International
   The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral NSW Australia
   Gallery Cats, Brookvale AU   
   Il Bisonte, Florence Itlay

Art of Bellydance
   Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2012 Exhibitions:

BLING!
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Haunted Attraction: A Halloween Art Show
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Martic Fest II
   Chicago, IL

30/30
   One Strange Bird, Chicago, IL

 

2011 Exhibitions:

Martic Fest
   Chicago, IL

 

2009 Exhibitions:

Multiple Personalities 2.0
   LiFT Designer Toys & Gallery, Royal Oak MI

Chase the Dragon
   Blondie's, Detroit MI

 

2008 Exhibitions:

Multiple Personalities
   LiFT Designer Toys & Gallery, Royal Oak MI

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

Cranbrook Academy of Art: Selected Works, 2014
   Birmingham Community Center, Birmingham MI

Haunted Attraction II, 2013  
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills MI

Haunted Attraction: A Halloween Art Show, 2012
   Cranbrook Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, permanent collection


PUBLICATIONS & PORTFOLIOS

Horned Toad Exchange II, Horned Toad publication, 2017

El Pueblo Viejo vs. El Chuco, Horned Toad Press publication, 2015

"Back in the Day", print exchange, Bad Acids, Columbia, MO 2015
"Unit", print exchange, Bad Acids, Columbia, MO 2014
"Animalia", international print exchange, Printmaking Sisters, Australia 2013