CV

EDUCATION

BFA Studio Arts: Painting / May 2014 / The University of Iowa / Iowa City, IA / GPA: 3.82/4.00

General Education / July 2011 / Kirkwood Community College /  Iowa City, IA / GPA: 4.00/4.00

2019


Curator + Exhibitor: Red Light Art Show / June 2019 / Dungeon Art Gallery / Oakland, CA
Curated, Organized, and Participated in an interdisciplinary expressive arts show based around body and sex positivity. Included visual, movement, installation, and sound artists from across the United States.

Organizer /  May 2019 / BAWS Fundraiser / Oakland, CA
As part of the Failed Film festival, we hosted a film screening in our backyard for films about sex work by sex workers to raise awareness and money for an emergency fund for sex workers.

Duo Show: Create//Destroy / April 2019 / Dungeon Art Gallery / Oakland, CA
A joint punk exhibit with Dangercat to raise funds for the homeless encampment in West Oakland centered around creating where destroyed with installations and audio components.


Solo Exhibition: Art Will Never Break Your Heart / Feb 2019 / Dungeon Art Gallery / Oakland, CA
Solo show about my long healing relationship with art on Valentine’s Day.

Solo Exhibition: NY Day Show / Jan 2019 / Dungeon Art Gallery / Oakland, CA
Created installations and original works about the process of healing our home in West Oakland.

Volunteer /  Dec 2018 – June 2019 / Punks with Lunch /  Oakland, CA
Served the houseless encampment near our home providing food, clothing, sanitary goods, and harm reduction supplies.

Volunteer /  Dec 2018 – Current / Feral Change / Oakland, CA
Oversee and manage a feral cat colony established at my home in West Oakland by practicing trap-neuter-release methods of population control, socializing rescues, and daily feeding the colony.

Secretary / Jan 2018 – Current / Fitzgerald Triangle Association / Oakland, CA
Ensure effective communication internally and externally for the housing association I assisted in founding. This association provides community support and legal protection for all in our house and acts as liaison to the landlord and the city in all dealings.

Artist / Aug 2016 – June 2019 / Firehouse Art Collective / Berkeley, CA
Actively participated in a collaborative creative workspace.


2018

Solo Exhibition: Emotional Landscapes /  Sept 2018 / Philz Noe Valley / San Francisco, CA
Exhibited finalized show of Emotional Landscape paintings that each showcase a moment in the cycle of process of healing trauma.

Café Manager / Dec 2017 – June 2018 / Spasso: An Arts and Community Café / Oakland, CA
Managed and directed Spasso Café through transition and remodel to a community-based cabaret café. Interacted with the community, the city, and the owners to ensure compromise in needs met. Recruited music and artists to exhibit and perform in the café.


2017

Live Painting / Aug 2017 / Private Wedding / Moraga, CA
Painted at an outdoor wedding the landscape while the wedding and reception were happening.

Muralist / Aug 2017 / Philz Shattuck / Berkeley, CA
Commissioned by Philz to paint centerpiece mural for store.

Muralist / March 2017 / Philz Gilman / Berkeley, CA
Commissioned by Philz to paint murals in the shop of landscapes of the Berkeley Hills.


2016

Exhibitor / Sept + Oct 2016 / Alameda 2nd Friday Art Walk / Alameda, CA
Exhibited selected works to the public.

Exhibitor / Aug 2016 / Alameda Summer Art Festival / Alameda, CA
Selected by jury to exhibit collected works to the public.

Solo Exhibit: I Can Breathe / Aug 2016 / Snappy’s Café /  Hayward, CA
Displayed works based off healing hikes through the Redwoods of the Oakland Hills.

Solo Exhibit: Sweet Release / Aug 2016  / Philz Gilman / Berkeley, CA
Exhibited works from the Emotional Landscape series.

Exhibitor / Aug 2016 / Gilman Art Walk /  Berkeley, CA
Selected by jury to participate as an artist in Gilman Art Walk.

Exhibitor / July 2016 / Jack of All Trades / Oakland, CA
Selected by jury to exhibit collection of works in Jack London Square.

Exhibitor /  May 2016 /Bothwell Arts Center /  Livermore, CA
Selected by jury to exhibit collection of works in Livermore.


Exhibitor / Apr 2016 / Dimond Public Art: Art in the Streets / Oakland, CA
Selected by jury to exhibit collection of works in East Oakland.

Author/Illustrator / May 2016 / Blissful Bonsai: A Natural Meditations Coloring Book                                         Published a coloring book of bonsai’s with meditative patterns with my original illustrations.


Curation Lead / Feb 2015 – Aug 2016 / Move Loot / San Francisco, CA
Managed team of curators in second-hand furniture selection for resale through Move Loot’s ecommerce site.



2015

Production Asssistan / Aug 2014 – Feb 2015 / Houzz / Palo Alto, CA
Organized and streamlined systems product structure for Interior Design e-commerce site.

2014

Volunteer / Sept 2014 / Ai Wei Wei @ Large / Alcatraz Island, CA
Assisted in the assembly of Ai Wei Wei’s large scale installation on Alactraz Island showcasing art around being a prisoner of conscience.

Art Sale Intern / May 2014-Sept 2014 / Kala Art Institute / Berkeley, CA
Assisted in photographing, cataloguing, and organizing Kala’s art archives.

Volunteer / May - Aug 2014 / Asian Art Museum / San Francisco, CA
Assisted in the gift shop with art sales.


Nature Icons: Solo Exhibition / May 2014 / Old Brick Artist Series /  Iowa City, IA
This series exhibited natural shapes – mountains and night sky – in a traditional Catholic Icon presentation in an experimental attempt to realign people with natural rhythms.

Gingham Check: BFA Solo Exhibition /  May 2014 / University of Iowa School of Art And Art History / Iowa City, IA
I explored through artwork my fractured identity and it’s reestablishment after long-term childhood sexual and physical trauma.

Honors Group Exhibition / May 2014 / University of Iowa Honors Program / Iowa City, IA
Displayed my honors thesis and visual work based on 2-D interactive arts in a group exhibition.

Art Speaks: Riverbank Art Fair / Apr 2014 / University of Iowa Fine Arts Council / Iowa City, IA
Showcased and discussed my artwork and processes to the general public.


Teacher / Spring 2012 – Spring 2014 / EPX Studio / Iowa City, IA
Lead sessions in teaching Photoshop to fellow members of EPX Studio. Create outlines for each attendee to follow along with. Teach basic painting principles.

Student Org Fair Presenter / Spring 2012 – Spring 2014 / EPX Studios / Iowa City, IA
Represent EPX Studio at all The University of Iowa’s student organization fair. Prepare display materials, setup and tear down.


Recipient / Fall 2013-Spring 2014 / Grisamore College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship / Iowa City, IA
Awarded a merit based scholarship through the University of Iowa Honors Program.


Recipient /  Fall 2013-Spring 2014 / Rague Bendigeri Scholarship / Iowa City, IA
Awarded a merit based scholarship through the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council.


Recipient / Fall 2013-Spring 2014 / Iowa Center for the Arts / Iowa City, IA
Awarded a merit based scholarship through the School of Art and Art History.


Recipient / Fall 2012-Spring 2014 /The University of Iowa /  Iowa City, IA
Awarded the University of Iowa Upperclass Tuition Scholarship Junior and Senior years.


2013

Policy Contributor / Nov 2013 / Iowa United Nations Association /  Iowa City, IA
Presented ideas to the UN’s World We Want board of how to protect the forests, rivers, and oceans to guide post-2015 UN policy on Climate Change.


President / Mar 2012-Mar 2013 / EPX Studio / Iowa City, IA
Ensured organization growth, structural sustainability, and networking via constant communication with group members, The University of Iowa staff and faculty, and the community at large; built team leadership and practical experience for all group members by organization of semester and yearly projects and periodic events; events included bringing speakers from Pixar, EA, and independent game development studios; game tournament for Child’s Play charity; established student organization as an official student chapter of IGDA (International Game Developers Association).

Emerging Artist Pavillion / June 2013 / Iowa City Art Festival / Iowa City, IA
Selected by jury to exhibit undergraduate artwork for the general public.

2012

Attendee / Dec 2012 / Practices in Animation & Gaming / San Francisco, IA
Chosen for the experiential learning course to experience first hand animation and video game studios; received private tours of Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney Playdom, Double Fine Productions, Stupid Fun Club, and IGN; interacted one on one with animation and gaming industry leaders; documented all learning experiences via a photoblog.


Artist / Aug 2011-Mar 2012 / EPX Studio / Iowa City, IA
Self taught how to create 2D visuals for video games; created art assets for the EPX’s video game projects BUMPF! and Kowboom!; showed others in the group the process discovered.


Studio Assistant / Apr 2009-Nov 2012 / The Portrait Shop / Coralville, IA
Provided excellent service and photo editing to clients through use of Photoshop CS5.5 and Lightroom; developed original designs in Photoshop and Illustrator for store advertisements, materials, and website; revised workflow to be 45-50% more efficient in time; completed weekly and monthly accounting.

Local Fundraiser Organizer / Aug 2012 / Child’s Play Charity / Iowa City, IA
Organized and executed a video game tournament to raise money and awareness of Child’s Play Charity; all funds raised were used to purchase games for children at The University of Iowa’s Children Hospital.

Volunteer / Apr 2011-Feb 2012 / University of Iowa Museum of Art / Iowa City, IA
Interacted with visitors to the gallery by giving tour; researched gallery exhibits and facilitated discussion amongst visitors; supervised galleries for inappropriate behaviors to guarantee the artwork’s safety and care.


School of Art and Art History Representative / Aug 2012 / CLAS Major Fair / Iowa City, IA
Created materials (posters and brochures) for and represented The School of Art and Art History with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Major Fair.

School of Art and Art History Representative / May 2012 / Hawkeye Caucus / Des Moines, IA
One of two students who created materials (posters and brochures) for and represented The School of Art and Art History with The University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hawkeye Caucus; interacted at the State of Iowa’s Capitol Building in Des Moines with other students, faculty, and congressmen.



Chapter President / Fall 2012 / IGDA / Iowa City, IA
President of The University of Iowa student chapter of IGDA (International Game Developers Association).