Education 2017 Master of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia    

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota

Work Experience 2017-present Adjunct Faculty Virginia Commonwealth University,Richmond, Virginia

Taught courses in the Arts Foundations and Craft/material studies departments at VCU

2017-present Adjunct Faculty Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Taught Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Ceramics course, teaching students the basic and advanced techniques in making with clay

2017 Graduate Assistantship with Virginia Commonwealth University and Visual Art Center of Richmond, spring semester

Assisted in the daily functions required by gallery exhibitions and events, worked with artists and curators to facilitate installation of artwork 

2016 Adjunct Faculty Virginia Commonwealth University

Taught a 5 week summer Introduction to Ceramics course, teaching students the basics in making with clay

2015-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant to Blair Clemo, Advanced Wheel Throwing and Introduction to Ceramics, spring and fall semesters

Made studio clay and glazes, fired kilns,  assisted in critique, gave technique demonstrations, and facilitated in the creation of class assignments

2010-2015 Senior Visitors Services Associate & Teaching Artist, Plains Art Museum

Assisted museum patrons, provided gallery security, helped plan and execute events held at Plains Art Museum, guided tours and taught youth classes

2011-2012 Instructor of Ceramics Class for the College for Kids Summer Camp, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Taught young students, second through sixth grade, the basics of throwing, hand building, glazing and decoration

2009-2010 Colloquium assistant, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Recorded attendance for students attending colloquiums in completion of degree requirements 

2007-2010 Ceramic Studio Assistant, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Facilitated studio upkeep, fired kilns, mixed glazes, slips and clay, assisted in research for classroom projects  

2009-2010 Archivist for the MSUM Slide Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Developed the`operation of digitalizing the slide collection of approximately 10,000 slides at MSUM’s slide library, assisted in the creation of an online, searchable database for use by students and staff at MSUM

Organizations

Volunteerism  

 2012-2014 Secretary of Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists 

2013-2015 Member of KMAC Studio

2011-2013 Member of Midwest Mud Artist Co-Op

2009-2010 Member of Works on Paper Guild, Minnesota State University Moorhead

2009 Day of the Dead Steamroller Printing Volunteer, Plains Art Museum

2008 President Ceramics Guild, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Accomplishments    Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, spring 2016-spring 2017

Permanent Collection, Plains Art Museum as part of 40 cups by 40 Artist, 2012

Excellence in Art and Design Scholarship, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2009-2010

Colloquium Speaker, Excellence in Art and Design Scholarship, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2009- 2010

Research paper presented at North Dakota Women’s Conference, 2008

MSUM Dean’s List, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2005-2010

Exhibitions        

2017    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

2016    /Material, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 

Craft/Material Studies Candidacy Exhibition, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia

Art on the Plains, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2015    This Just In: First Year MFA Students, The Depot, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

2014    MSUM Alumni Exhibition: New Works,Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota

Happy Birthday, James Rosenquist!, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

Red River Reciprocity Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota,  Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

FMVA Annual Constraint Show, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, Minnesota

2013    Meet the Artist: An Exhibition by the Museum’s Teaching Artists, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

FMVA Annual Constraint Show, North Dakota State University Renaissance Hall, Fargo, North Dakota FMVA Annual Big Show, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, Minnesota

Plains Art Museum Annual Spring Gala Auction, Fargo, North Dakota

2012    Plains Art Museum annual Spring Gala Auction, Fargo, North Dakota

2011    Art on the Plains, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

Ceramics Community Exhibition, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota

2010    BFA Exhibit, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota

College Symposium and Faculty/Student Invitational, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota

Masters of Ceramics Symposium 2010 Student Show, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Minnesota, LRAC College Ceramics Department Invitational, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Foot in the Door, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis Minnesota

Touch This, Fargo North High School, Fargo, North Dakota

2009    Excellence Scholarship Exhibition, Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, North Dakota

Bachelor of Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead,Minnesota

2008    More Than it Seams, Upfront Gallery, Fargo, North Dakota

2007    Juried Art Show, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead Minnesota

2006         Juried Art Show, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota