Born 1984, Buffalo, New York. Lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. 

EDUCATION

2010 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2006 BFA, Boston University (summa cum laude), Boston, MA

2005 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

AWARDS // GRANTS

2015 Artist Exchange, Art in Embassies Program, Botswana, Africa

2010 William J. Fulbright Post Graduate Research Grant, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Aalto University, Visiting Researcher, Helsinki, Finland

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE // RESIDENCIES

2016 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA 

2016 A.I.R. Studio Paducah, Kentucky 

2014 Studio 550, Manchester, New Hampshire

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 – Present, Practitioner in Residence, University of New Haven, CT

2017 – Present, Adjunct Professor, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT

2010 – Present, Columnist ("New Kids on the Block," "Praxis Makes Perfect," & "Open Enrollment") Art21 Online Magazine, New York, NY

2014 – 2017, Adjunct Professor, New Hampshire Institute of Art,  Master of Arts in Art Education Department & BFA Foundations Department, Manchester, NH

2015 – 2016, Adjunct Professor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

2009 Instructor, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

2009 Teaching Assistant, Painting Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Folds of the Cloak, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

2017 Paper Over, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2017 Ouroboros, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA   

2016 Pop Up Show, Downtown Rochester, NH. Organized by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, NH

2014 Sunshine Art & Design Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2011 Galleria Atski, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Cartel Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007 Studio Clout Gallery, Atlanta, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 CWOS, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2017 Interaction of Color, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2017 New Faculty Show, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, CT

2017 Paris, Texas: Annual Artspace Gala, New Haven, CT 

2017 Nasty Women Exhibition, New Haven, CT

2016 Studio 550, Manchester, NH

2015 Art in Embassies, Botswana, Africa

2015 Faculty Show, New Hampshire Institue of Art, Manchester, NH 

2015 Minumental, New Hampshire Institue of Art, Manchester, NH

2014 Flat Files Year Two, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Thrive, Sunshine Art & Design Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2014 Benefit Exhibition for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014 The Principle of the Thing, Daylight Savings Gallery / Sadie Halie Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Graduate Faculty Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

2014 Parallel Grounds, Daylight Savings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Atlas Review Reading Series VI, Local 61, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Atlas Review Reading Series I, Local 61, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Artists of Fulbright, FinnFest 2011, San Diego, CA

2010 Out of the Woods, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2010 Daimler Financial Services One Year Collection, Farmington Hills, MI

SYMPOSIUMS // CONFERENCES // PANELS

2017 CAA Conference, Presentation: "The Writing Artist," New York, NY

2013 National Portfolio Review Day, Cranbrook Representative, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2012 National Portfolio Review Day, Cranbrook Representative, The New School, New York, NY

2011 America in Living Color, Speaker – Contemporary Finnish Textile Design, Tampere, Finland

2010 American Voices xviii, Lecturer, Turku University, Turku, Finland

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“In Poor Taste,” Jani Leinonen: Funeral Notice. Galerie Gmurzynska: Zurich, 2011.

Knuckes, Dawud and Russell Simmons, eds. The Art Album: Hip Hop And The Visual Arts. Fiell Publishing Limited: New York, 2012.

Woolston, Samuli, ed. The Aalto Ornament Studio: Theory as a Design Tool, Ornament in Architecture, A Research Based Design Studio, Aalto University, School of Engineering, Department of Architecture: Helsinki, 2011.

SELECTED PRESS

"Art Teacher's Lengthy Installation Challenges Assumptions about Art," West Hartford News,  February 2, 2017. 

Conant, Ben. (2017, June). "Making Her Point." Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Slater, David. (2016, February). "Art in Embassies." Peolwane, 59 - 65. 

CATALOGUES

Experiencing Perspectives, Exhibition Catalogue, Daimler Financial Services: Farmington Hills, 2011.

COLLECTIONS // COMMISSIONS

Private collections (USA): AR, CT, FL, GA, MA, MI, NY, WA

Kathy Battista, Program Director, Sotheby’s Institute New York

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Earl R. Miller