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EDUCATION
2017     MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
2011     Foley Gallery Artist Mentorship Program, NYC
2004     BFA Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Ohio
2002     Advanced Adult Space Academy Huntsville, Alabama

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2015-2017 New Artists Society Fellowship, MFA Program, SAIC Chicago
2015    Public Artwork Commissioned, Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
2014    Public Social Practices Project Commissioned, Brite Winter Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
2013    Merit-based Scholarship for Residency, Contemporary at Artist’s Center, Troy, NY
2011    Honorable Mention Hey Hot Shot competition, Jen Bekman Gallery NYC
2008    NASA Team award, digital imaging excellence, Space Exploration Proposal
2006    NASA Team award, excellence in Photography, Ballistics research of the Columbia Shuttle Investigation
2003    Mildred Eynon Woodell Grant for Liberal Arts and Art
2002    The Joyce Seid Grant for Excellence in Photography
1999-2004   Portfolio Scholarship, the Cleveland Institute of Art

RESIDENCIES
2018    Mana Contemporary Miami
2017    S.I.T.E.Lab,  the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2015    Artist in Residence at the 9 Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio
2014    Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2013    Contemporary Artist’s Center, Troy, New York
2011    Shared Space Studio, Pentwater, Michigan

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017  Responsive Beauty, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago IL
2016  Shimmering Schemata, 2731 Prospect Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2013  Beauty & Perception, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland Ohio
2011  America: a Comedy, Brandt Gallery, Cleveland

SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2018   Eluding Gravity, public performance, involving flyboarding in the Biscayne Bay, Miami
2017   Extending for Equilibrium, public performance sprinting with a small resistance parachute at the United Center, Chicago
Mothering Earth, public performance, nurturing Earth prop in the Garfield Park                                     Conservatory, Chicago
Gravity-bound Exploration, public performances at Maggie Daley Park and the Adler                           Planetarium
L A S T I N G  at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
2016  Journey to the Moon, after the Mercury 13 New Blood Festival, Links Hall, Chicago
Journey to the Moon, after the Mercury 13, public performance journey from the Art Institute to Northwestern Hospital, Chicago

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018  Please Touch, Mana Contemporary Jersey City curated by Ysabel Pinyol,
with artists – Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Catherine Opie, April 2018
Gravity-Bound Explorer, video at Mana Contemporary Miami curated by Molly Feingold
2017  S.I.T.E. space at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA exhibition at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL
Bright Speck exhibition HANDWERKER, Ithaca College Gallery
Bearing: object body and space SUGS Gallery at Neiman Center, School of the Art
Institute of Chicago

Auto Biography After Fiction at the Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, Flaxman Library
2016  Witchita Art Museum (WAM), ART + FILM exhibition with Joseph Beuys
Fed Galleries Kendall College Art & Design, Land of Here and Now, Grand Rapids MI
2015   Akron Art Museum, NEO GEO exhibition, Akron, Ohio
SPACES The Revisionists Natural Itstories group exhibition, Cleveland
2015  SAIC, Greater Expectations exhibition, Sullivan Center, Chicago
2011  Carpaccio Magazine & Atem Books, Nofound Photo Fair, Paris, France

WORK EXPERIENCE
2018  “Documenting, Context, Afterlife” Workshop at SAIC in the Career and Professional                               Experience Program (CAPX)
2016   Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education & Pre-College
2016   Teaching Assistant, Digital Photography with Jaclyn Wright, School of the Art Institute of                      Chicago (SAIC)
2015   Teaching Assistant, “Confronting the Abject” photo and video art topics course with Oli Rodriguez, SAIC
Teaching Assistant, Large Format Film course with Kate O’Neill, SAIC
2004-2015 Photographer for NASA, NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
2011-2013  BFA Thesis Faculty Advisor, Cleveland Institute of Art
2012  Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, Digital Photography
2010, 2011 Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Art, Photography and Video courses

CURATORIAL AND ARTS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2008-2018 Co-Founder and Co-Curator MAKE8ELIEVE International art & culture magazine
2018   Juror, Artists Alliance, Scholastic Art Awards in NYC, Digital Art category
2017   INTERLINK Visiting Artists Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Autobiography After Fiction” a research based exhibition at Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection
2016   Student Exhibition, Confronting the Abject, at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2013-2015  Director/Founder of Micro Art Space (Artist’s residency program & gallery), Cleveland Ohio