MFA Alfred University, Alfred, NY (2010)
BFA Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT, (2004)
Addendum, Solo Exhibition, Alfred, NY. (2010)
Way Finding, Group Exhibition, Studio 345, Rochester, NY. (2008)
Nomad II, Group Exhibition, Hartford, CT. (2007)
Quarter Life Retrospective, Solo Exhibition, Fairfield Arts Council, Fairfield, CT. (2007)
Other Worlds, Group Exhibition, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. (2007)
The Banner Project, Group Exhibition, Fairfield Arts Council, Fairfield, CT. (2007)
Sleep and Dreams, Group Exhibition, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT. (2007)
Fall Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Reeds Art Space, Bridgeport, CT. (2006)
State of the Arts, Group Exhibition, Black Rock Art Center, Bridgeport, CT. (2006)
City Wide Open Studios, Group Exhibition, Artspace New Haven, CT. (2006)
Skin, Group Exhibition, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT. (2006)
Off the Wall, Group Exhibition, Urban Pearl, Boulder, CO. (2006)
Fall Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Reads Artspace, Bridgeport, CT. (2005)
Set Free, Two Person Exhibition, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT. (2005)
Reeds ArtSpace Grand Opening, Group Exhibition, Reeds Artspace, Bridgeport, CT. (2005)
Emergency, Group Exhibition, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT. (2005)
Talk To Strangers, Three Person Exhibition, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT. (2005)
National Arts Club Invitational, Group Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY. (2004)
Fairbanks, Amanda M. “Shelter.” New York Times (New York, NY) 3. January 2010: Education Section p 34. Print.
Carlson, Scott. “Little House at Alfred U. Teaches about Sustainability.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Wed Edition. Web. September 28, 2009.
Griswold, Kent. “ProtoHaus Update.” Tiny House Blog. Web. August 27, 2009.
Griswold, Kent. “Tiny House in a Landscape.” Tiny House Blog. Web. August 8, 2009.
Griswold, Kent. “ProtoHaus Project.” Tiny House Blog. Web. July 2, 2009.
Head, Justin. “Going Green: Alfred University ProtoHaus Project Turning Heads.” Evening Tribune (Hornell, NY) 2. June 2009: p1&7. Print.
Boros, Phylis. “Identity, Dreams Inspire Bridgeport Artist.” The Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) 31. August 2007: pE1. Print.
First Night, Housitonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT, (2006)
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR. (2004-2005).
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. (2004)
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Full Scholarship and Stipend, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. (2008-2010)
Sitka Center Scholarship, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR. (2004)
Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT. (2004)
Excellence in Sculpture, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT. (2004)
Francis A. Brinkner Award for Sculpture, National Arts Club, New York, NY. (2004)
Museum Educator and Visitor Services Liaison, University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO (2010-Present)
Provide education services within the museum to individual visitors and groups of children and adults. Manage front-of-house operations including the museum store, donations, opening and closing procedures, visitor information, guided tours, events and more. Assist with development and mailings. Coordinate attendance records adn statistics. Train and oversee student security guards. Assist with instillation and removal of exhibitions.
Teaching Assistant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (2008-2010)
Assisted with in-class project development and management. Provided demonstrations with various materials and techniques. Presented lectures on contemporary artists. Assisted with and led class critiques. Participated in the grading process. Contributed to student behavior interventions. Provided research assistance and support to students. TA positions include; Sophomore Sculpture with Joe Biggley, Foundations “Time” with Dean Joe Lewis, Art and Ecology with Diane Cox, Foundations with Michelle Illuminato.
Lecturer, Alfred University, Alfred NY (2009)
Lectured on the interdisciplinary nature of the ProtoHaus project during the Fall Trustee Meeting at Alfred University. Lectured on the environmental elements of the ProtoHaus project to the Environmental Science students and faculty, as well as Alfred community members for the Fall 2009 Environmental Science Seminar Series.
Visiting Artist Committee, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (2008-2009)
Represented the graduate students on a panel formed to determine the theme and roster for the visiting artist series for the 2009-2010 school year at Alfred University. Helped host the visiting artists during the 2008-2009 school year.
Freelance Industrial Design, Semaphore Design Group, Westport, CT (2007-2008)
Art direction, product photography, CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) design, display development.
Instructor, Music and Arts Center for Humanity Lighthouse After School Program and Neighborhood Studios Program, Bridgeport, CT, (2005-2008)
Developed and taught courses in life drawing, anatomy, advanced drawing, photography and sculpture for high school students and adults in the Neighborhood Studios program. Developed semester long syllabus, monthly unit plans and weekly lesson plans for 3rd – 8th grade students in the Lighthouse after school art program. Placed emphasis on the study of artists from various backgrounds and cultures who work in a variety of mediums and techniques throughout history. Student’s explored art history, contemporary artists, art making and group critique. Also designed and taught a 6-week summer intensive sculpture apprenticeship program.
Gallery Manager, Gallery Eleven, Fairfield, CT (2007)
Managed operations and planning for contemporary art gallery. Wrote press releases, coordinated pick up and drop off of artwork with artists, organized and hung shows, designed and ordered invitation cards for openings, photographed exhibitions.
Visual Art Fellow, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT), Arts Division, Hartford, CT, (2006-2007)
Managed the CCT Visual Art Slide Bank as well as the Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank. These banks function as a library of images used to select artists for public commissions through the state of Connecticut. Artists submit slides and printed support materials that I systematized and recorded in an electronic database (Pearl, an Access program) and filed for use by selection panels, galleries and juries. Photographed recent public commissions and CT collection works. Filed maintenance records. Assisted in the organization of exhibitions from the Connecticut Artist Collection. Tracked artwork on loan. Maintained electronic data. Handled contact with artists and the general public. Prepared mailings for slide bank updates and opportunities for artists. Updated the CCT website. Assisted in Operational and Organizational Support Grants panels as well as Individual Artist Support Grants panels. Performed research for proposed projects. Organized artist’s presentation materials for selection panels. Developed an online gallery to showcase Connecticut visual artists.
Freelance Photographer, Exotic Recordings, CT, (2005-2006)
Collaborated with professional musicians and their record label to develop theme and mood for publicity and promotional photography. Organized and execute the shoots.
Instructor (art introduction), Truman School, New Haven, CT, (2005)
Developed semester long syllabus, monthly unit plans and daily lesson plans for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Placed emphasis on the study of artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures who work in a variety of mediums and techniques throughout history. Student’s explored art history, contemporary artists, art making and group critique. Graded students and submitted reviews of their work. Maintained contact with parents regarding their children’s progress and behavior.
Exhibition Committee Co-Chair, Reads Art Space, Bridgeport, CT. (2005)
Planned and led resident meetings concerning resident gallery space, shows and schedules. Organized information to be distributed to residents regarding upcoming exhibition dates and deadlines. Placed, hung and lit resident exhibitions.
Studio Assistant, Milestone Graphics, Bridgeport, CT. (2002-2004)
Assisted in the printing of fine art lithographs, etchings and relief prints. Assisted in the maintenance of Milestone Print Collection. Assisted in matting and framing of prints for exhibition. Assisted in lectures and workshops in lithography and etching held at the Connecticut Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, and the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Gallery Assistant, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT. (2002)
Assisted in the placement, hanging and lighting of exhibitions.
Adobe CS4, Microsoft Office, Rhinoceros (3-D modeling and rendering), Pearl, Group Wise, online grant databases such as Guide Star and FC Search and limited web design / html editing.
Woodworking/woodshop skills, casting (plaster, clay, resin, wax, metals, etc.), life-drawing and anatomy, figure and portrait sculpture, drafting and perspective drawing, printmaking (intaglio, lithography, relief, digital), some metal work (including fabrication and foundry), mold making (plaster, rubber, sand), digital and traditional photography, gallery (art handling, hanging, lighting, framing), proposals and grant writing, construction (passion for sustainable design), sewing, felting, cosmetology.
Excellent leadership and problem solving skills. Ability to independently multi-task and organize workflow using personal discretion. Intelligent, personable, honest, and dedicated, with a team mentality and a big picture philosophy. Excellent under pressure and get the job done with a great attitude. Ability and interest in working with individuals outside of the fine art field. Community oriented.