Artist + Educator
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I am a visual artist working with materials such as oil, raw objects and installation to explore themes of contemporary landscapes and aesthetics.
I also have 7 years of experience in promoting/executing educational, gallery and studio environments.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
MFA of Fine Arts | 2018
Masteral Thesis: Materialization and aesthetics
Awardee for Teaching fellowship
Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN
BFA Studio Art + Art Ed.| 2016
Emphasis in painting
Minor in Art History
Awardee for Excellence of Visual Arts Scholarship
The Capital Gallery Society, Bismarck, ND | 2018-present
Maintaining relationships between artists, clients and community.
Operating gallery floor and handling 2/3 dimensional art between locations.
-Rotating inventory, wall and pedestal care, gallery install and removal, working with several track systems for lighting and hanging, managing storage and packing artwork between arrival and departure.
Organizing prospective educational outreach programs forhands-on community involvement.
-Family workshops/basic-advanced workshops
Providing additional assistance with promotional needs locally:
-Photographing artwork and gallery space, educational and public/private events, promoting through social platforms.
Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck, ND | 2018-present
Substitute for K-12 Special Ed., Art, and other common core classes.
Collaborating with aids and counselors on student IE-P’s and engagement.
Maintaining classroom responsibilities and executing daily routines, along with aiding to individual student needs.
Summer Adjunct: Color Theory Online
University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, NC | 2018
Implemented and executed undergraduate course standards.
Executed digital applications through Creative Cloud:
-Photoshop, illustrator, light-room, etc. adobe acrobat programs.
Adjusted and oversaw a 16 week program into 5 week summer session, focusing on the digital world: associating color through art on a daily basis.
Facilitated and interacted in online weekly lessons, discussions and critiques through Voice Thread.
Created a virtual exhibition room for students to present constructive feedback with peers.
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC | 2016 – 2018
Implemented and executed undergraduate course standards and curriculum based lessons: 2-D Design (Fall):
– Basic to advanced principles of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.
Facilitated a constructive environment for diverse students, working in a range of disciplines.
Introduced conceptual topics with traditional art practices.
Lead and encouraged weekly critiques for all lessons.
Collaborated with faculty and web designers on integrating a new online course into the curriculum – Color Theory (Spring 2018).
BEAM (Be a Maker) Workshop Graduate Assistant
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC | 2016-2017
Organized and conducted training sessions for students and staff in the work-space:
-3D Printers, laser engravers, wood-shop machinery and hand tools.
Partnered with colleagues to ensure a safe working environment.
Maintained and operated machinery and hazardous equipment.
Assisted undergraduate and graduate students with install set up and removal within the Art Department.
Art Education Assistant
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND | 2015
Interacted with members of the community for local involvement within the arts center.
Organized promotional outreach to local universities and public schools.
Assisted in arranging creative art-making in open studio layout:
-Addressing studio needs for Kids Quest, Tuesdays for Toddlers, Adult + Child Workshops, Artist Trading Cards, Art + Autism, Artist-Led Camps.
Managed studio space during weekend/weekday programs.Focused and collaborated on revising curriculum based projects with education team.
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND | 2015
Composed and revised publications involving museum exhibitions for promotion content.
Collaborated with head curator, along with education department, members, artists and staff to ensure memorable experience for the community.
Assisted in co-curating exhibitions, ranging from the annual private collection to regional/local rotating exhibitions.
Assisting the needs for specific care requirements when storing dated/current works on paper and paintings.
Maintained collection inventory and managed handling 2/3 dimensional artworks between artists and museum storage.
Assistant Art Teacher
Fargo/Moorhead Public Schools | 2013-2016
Practicum assistance in co-teaching within diverse classrooms K-12.
Assisted in executing lesson plans for art based activities/after school events.
Participated and organized parent-teacher student led conferences.
Integrated reading and hands-on strategies for a wide range of learners
- Microsoft Applications
- Wacom Drawing Pads
- Workshop machinery and hand tools
- Workshop driving equipment
- Gallery/Museum systems
- Community outreach, Creative Content, Curriculum development, Educational outreach, Fundraising, Hosting, Organization, promotional resources, Public Speaking, Team Building, Team collaboration, Team Management, Workshop Facilitation
Groups & Associations
- Durham Arts Guild, NAEA, NCMA, NDMOA, RFAA, The Capital Gallery, The Underbrush Gallery, VAE