Fine Artist, Collegiate Teaching

Resume posted by nbcostantino in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Providence Rhode Island, United States


I have a BA in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Studio Art, from Hamilton College.
I completed a Post-Baccalaureate program in Studio Art at Brandeis University.
I have an MFA in Printmaking, and a Certificate in Collegiate Teaching in Art and Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

MFA Printmaking

Certificate in Collegiate Teaching in Art and Design

Degree Conferred – June 2019

GPA: 3.93/4.00


Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Post-Baccalaureate Student in Studio Art

Program Completed – May 2017

GPA: 4.00/4.00


Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

BA with Honors in Environmental Studies

Degree Conferred – May 2012

Completed a field program in marine and environmental studies through the Sea Education Association (SEA) – Spring 2011

Minor in Studio Art, intermediate coursework in Intaglio Printmaking

GPA: 3.59/4.00


Teaching Experience:

Instructor of Record – Letterpress Printing          January – February 2019

     Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking Department, Providence RI

  • Taught introductory letterpress printing during the condensed Wintersession semester
  • Created a course syllabus, technique exercises, and project assignments that introduced handset typesetting, relief printing with linocuts, photopolymer platemaking, and instant book making
  • Scheduled class field trips to DWRI Letterpress, a commercial letterpress shop in Providence, RI and to the RISD Fleet Library Special Collections to view letterpress printed artist books
  • Facilitated formal and informal critiques through conversations, specific questions provided by the students in advance, and reflective written responses

Graduate Teaching Assistant         September 2017 – December 2018

     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • Liaised between graduate students and faculty
  • Scheduled studio visits and critiques
  • Scheduled live models and staged subsequent drawing sessions
  • Prepared materials for in-class presentations (silver point ground, iron-gall ink, wax figurines, synthetic chalks)
  • Demonstrated introductory intaglio and etching techniques
  • Assisted students during and outside of class, reviewing techniques and offering critiques of their work
  • Conducted class in the absence of Adjunct Faculty

Teaching Assistant for Introductory Printmaking             August 2016 – May 2017

     Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts, Waltham, MA

  • Monitored the printmaking studio during evening lab hours
  • Prepared materials for in-class presentations and general studio use
  • Assisted students in project development and execution
  • Supervised students around equipment and chemicals

Ropes Course Facilitator                                              September – November 2011

     Hamilton College Dean of Students, Outdoor Leadership Program, Clinton NY

  • Instructed new facilitators in the various games, trust building exercises, and low and high rope elements
  • Facilitated both low and high rope elements for groups of middle and high school students

Teaching Assistant for Intaglio Printmaking                    August – December 2010

     Hamilton College Department of Art, Clinton, NY

  • Instructed students in intaglio printmaking techniques
  • Supervised students around equipment and chemicals
  • Ensured proper safety procedures were understood and followed


Work Experience:

Studio Assistant          June 2016 – present

    Hope Bindery & Box Co., Pawtucket, RI

  • Repair and restore old books
  • Assist in the construction of Artist Books

Studio Assistant          June 2016 – present

    Kevin Bubriski Photography, Shaftsbury, VT

  • Assisted in the production of Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War, a collection of 100 black and white photographs taken throughout Syria in 2003
  • Created book layouts using Adobe Creative Suite for
  • Created and edited digital records of contact sheets and photographs from film
  • Organized and documented data concerning newly created digital records

Technician Assistant          February – January 2018

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • Maintained the graduate printmaking studio at the RISD
  • Liaised between head Printmaking Technician, faculty, and graduate students
  • Inventoried and procured supplies
  • Organized shop and maintained cleanliness and order

Studio Assistant           May 2017

     Joe Wardwell – Artist, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University

  • Assisted in execution of commissioned 14.5 ft. x 140 ft. wall drawing, Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States (2017­) on view at MASS MoCA at least through 2020
  • Provided registration, layout, and printing assistance for screenprinting

Bread Monger          January – August 2016

     Earth Sky Time Community Farm and Wood-Fired Bakery, Manchester, VT

  • Operated stand at Bennington Farmers’ Market
  • Interacted with customers and handled cash transactions

Vegetable Farmer          April – October 2014, March – September 2015

     Love Dove Farms, LLC, Woodbine, MD

  • Cultivated produce using organic practices on 10 acres of land for 50-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and three farmers’ markets
  • Operated produce stand at three farmers’ markets each week
  • Assisted in the construction of two, 120ft-long high tunnels for extended season production

Apprentice Baker          October 2014 – February 2015

     Earth Sky Time Community Farm and Wood-Fired Bakery, Manchester, VT

  • Mixed, shaped, and baked sourdough breads for farmers’ market, CSA shares, restaurants, and retail stores
  • Managed and operated wood-fired oven
  • Maintained cleanliness standards for commercial kitchen and bakery

Student Assistant Director of Outdoor Education          January – August 2010

     Hamilton College Dean of Students, Outdoor Leadership Program, Clinton NY

  • Interviewed and hired 17 new wilderness student trip leaders
  • Developed two, seven-day training sessions for new and returning trip leaders
  • Organized and outfitted 25 different four-day wilderness trips for 213 incoming students in the Adirondack Park


  • Printmaking
  • Book Arts
  • Papermaking
  • Photography
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Drive


    Studio Organization

Spoken Languages

    Basic Spanish, English