Education

Master of Fine Arts University of Wisconsin, Madison

Master of Arts  University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bachelor of Arts   Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA

1st Field: Fine Arts / Art History

2nd Field: Ethnomusicology

Senior Thesis Award Winner in Performing Arts – 1 of 6 awarded a year of independent scholarship in the style of postgraduate dissertation.


Professional Experience

Freelance Illustrator, 

Jan. 2016 - Present 

 

Woodshop Technician PA, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

August. 2016 – Present 

 

Woodshop Manager/Furniture Maker, Stoll Furniture and Design, Austin, Texas

August. 2015-July. 2016

Production Glass Artist Wimberley Glassworks, Wimberley, Texas

June-August 2015

Carpenter’s Assistant, SWS Custom Woodworks, Brighton United Kingdom 

Sept. 2014-March 2015

Glassblowing Instructor and Production / Assistant Art Gallery Manager, Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, Tacoma, WA, USA.  2012 – Spring 2015. 

Private Banjo Instructor, freelance, Tacoma, WA, USA.  2011 – Present.

Awards

ALL Prize Art and Literature Lab, Madison Wisconsin, May 2019

Temkin Endowment Award, May 2019

The Jon Bekoff Project for the Advancement of Georgia Old-Time Music, May 2018

Work Study Scholarshop to Penland School of Craft, May 2018

Steven E. and Carolyn J. Gottlieb Woodcraft Scholarship May 2018

Steven E. and Carolyn J. Gottlieb Woodcraft Scholarship August 2016

 

Residencies

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Artist in Residence. Two-month residency 

 

Paradise Garden Foundation. Summerville, Georgia.  Two-week residency creating the first installation for the contemporary sculpture garden at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. 

 

Shows, Presentations, and Performances

Solo Exhibition, Slumgullion, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI 2019

Broke Show, Alive and Fine Gallery, Milwaukee, WI Mar. 2018

Solo Exhibition, BE REAL, Antiques Mall of Madison, Madison, WI Feb. 2018

Alive and Fine Takes a Trip, Alive and Fine Gallery, Milwaukee, WI Jun. 2017

The Art of Storytelling, Forge Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Charles, MO Jun. 2017

MUNICIPAL, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI, Dec. 2016

Entering the Tessaract, Gallery 7, Madison, WI, Oct. 2016

Look: A Presentation of 78 RPM Records from the Golden Era of American Vernacular Recording, Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, Madison WI, Nov. 2016

 

Still Life: The Art of Moonshine, Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN, Sept. 2015

 

Third-Realm: A Glass, Craft, and Sculpture Show, Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, Tacoma, WA, USA, 2013.

 

Fiddlin’ John Carson: The Inception of the Hillbilly in American Vernacular Music and its Preservation into the Twenty-First Century (a comprehensive performance / academic presentation), Evergreen State College, 2013.

 

Feature Artist, Student Originated Studies (Visual Arts) Comprehensive Student Art Show at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA, 2012.


Feature Artist, Student Art Show at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA, 2011.