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EDUCATION
2017-, MFA Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Studio Art, Contemporary 3D Practices, Metals and Jewelry
Projected graduation: 2020

2012, Bachelors of Arts, Baker University College of Arts and Sciences, Cum Laude
Double major in Studio Art and Art History, minor in German

(In progress) Certificate in Museum Studies, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
Projected completion: 2018

AUXILIARY EDUCATION
2016, Cast Away – Aluminum Casting from Digitally Derived Patterns, with Norwood Viviano
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017, (Forthcoming) Graduate Exchange Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
2017, Against Interpretation, Gallery 7, Madison, WI
2017, Case of The Nomads Residency Exhibition, crafthaus, digital exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
2017, Body of Work, Baltimore Jewelry Center (partnered with Google Cultural Institute), digital exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2016, Ring It On: Sculpture, Fashion, Function, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2016, The Gihon River School, VSC Firehouse Studios, Johnson, VT
2016, Something Fleeting, University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2016, Rising Stars, digital exhibition, American Craft Week, Charlotte, NC
2015, Arm Candy, EatMetal Inc., Hoboken, NJ
2015, Bell Jar: A Group Exhibit, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015, Textura, solo exhibition, 642 Locust Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2015, Greg Stone: Salad Days Are Gone (art book contributor), PrintSpace at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2014, Heim, solo exhibition, Alchemy, Lawrence, KS
2013, October FF Exhibition, Hobbs Taylor Loft Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2012, Amalgam, solo exhibition, Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
2009-2011, Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
2011, Holly Steffen: Binge (performance artist), Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
2010, Letters, Words Matter, Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
2009, Bread and Water, national juried group exhibition, Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
2009, Raku Showcase, Harter Union, Baldwin City, KS

RESIDENCIES
2017, Case of the Nomads, Art Off the Grid Residency, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
2016, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

AWARDS, GRANTS, & FELLOWSHIPS
2017, Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department
2016, Vermont Studio Center, Artist’s Grant
2016, American Craft Week, Finalist “30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30”
2016, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Fellowship
2016, ArtistINC, Selected Program Participant
2012, Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Society, Inductee
2012, Baker University Undergraduate Honors Symposium, 2nd Place Best Presentation, “Anselm Kiefer and Das Nibelungenlied”
2010, Baker University, Lloyd E. Ligon Memorial Art Scholarship
2009, Kansas Associated Collegiate Press, Honorable Mention for Cartooning
2008–2011, Baker University, Dean’s List
2008-2011, Baker University, Faculty Scholarship

PRESS
- Brittanie Smith, “Lawrence Arts Center will host INSIGHT Art Talk with three local artists”, The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, KS, March 9th, 2017
- Stephanie Hintz, “Rising Stars: 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30”, Handmade Business, Iola, WI, October, 2016
- Nick Krug, “Coal Fusion: Lawrence Jeweler and Metalsmith Gets National Recognition”, Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, KS, September 4th, 2016
- “Riveting News” feature, Society of North American Goldsmiths, August 15th, 2016
- Staff reports, "Lawrence Arts Center Staff Awarded Fulbright Grant, Other Honors", Lawrence Journal-World, May 9th, 2016
- “Riveting News” feature, Society of North American Goldsmiths, December 21st, 2015
- Patricia Sullivan, “Bell Jar: A Group Exhibit” Opens at Ghost Gallery in Seattle", art does matter, March 20th, 2015
- Amanda Manitach, "Small Worlds Under Glass", CityArts, March 20th, 2015

RELATED EXPERIENCE   
2015-2017, Exhibitions Coordinator, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
- Worked directly with Exhibitions Director to plan and execute exhibitions, reviews submitted portfolios, as well as facilitates artist-admin relations and communication
- Created and implemented Gallery Monitor and Docent Program
- Gallery installation

2015-2017, Conference Planning Assistant/Portfolio Review Coordinator, Society for North American Goldsmith, Eugene, OR
- Directly assisted the Conference Program Manager coordinating conference registration, events, and logistics.  Data gathering and key findings generation for 2016 conference final survey
- SNAG liaison to featured galleries and conference speakers
- Drafted weekly newsletters and social media updates
- Prepared conference brochure and website
- Coordinated 2017 conference portfolio review

2015-2017, Metals Instructor, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
- Instructed students on basic metalsmithing techniques, studio equipment, design, and alternative materials and processes in jewelry making
- Developed syllabi for youth metals courses integrating STEAM curricula

2014-2017, Owner and Operator, Monumenta Jewelry, Lawrence, KS
- Manages retail enterprise including national consignment, custom orders, repairs, designing and creating seasonal collections

2012, 2013, Archivist and Grant Writer, Lawrence Art Guild, Lawrence, KS
- Conceived and executed “The Chronicle”, a history of the Guild since its inception through extensive research
- Grant writing

2011, 2012, Gallery Assistant, Baker University Art Department, Baldwin City, KS
- Exhibit installation, lighting, painting, and marketing student and visiting artist shows

2009-2012, Assistant Archivist, Baker University Archives, Baldwin City, KS
- Assisted head archivist with conducting research and facilitating visitor projects
- Photographed and digitally cataloged largest collection of Methodist artifacts in the Midwest

STUDIO ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE
2016, Marysa Sacerdote Jewelry
2015, Rachel Sudlow Jewelry
2014, The Tea Project, Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg
2009, Ande Parks, Illustrator

VOLUNTEER WORK
2017, Judge, USD 497 Vanguard Art Awards, Lawrence, KS
2017, Visiting Artist Panel, stARTup Youth Entrepreneurial Group, Lawrence, KS
2017, Judge, Shooting Stars Scholarship Program, Arts Council of Johnson County, Lenexa, KS
2012, 2013, Docent and Tour Developer, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2011, 2012, Moderator, Baker University International Art History Conference, Baldwin City, KS

PRESENTATIONS
INSIGHT ArtTalk, March 13th, 2017, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Resident Talk, October 20th, 2016, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Artist Talk, ArtistINC, May 10th, 2016, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

PUBLICATIONS
- Walk This Dot Around, Contributor, Bracelet Press - 2016
- Ripple Effect Social Magazine, “25 of Humanity’s Most Brutal Methods of Execution,” Simon Pegg, illustrator - 2014
- Watershed Literary Magazine, Amalgam images – 2012
- The Baker Orange (campus newspaper), Cartoonist – 2009 – 2012
- The Baker University Vision (campus international newsletter), Cartoonist – 2010 – 2011

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
SNAG
crafthaus

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute Juror Pool
Terra Incognita
Alpha Mu Gamma

LANGUAGES
English, native
German, working proficiency
French, conversational

SPECIAL SKILLS
- Small metals soldering, design, and fabrication
- Stone setting - bezel/prong/basket/tube/flush
- Finishing and polishing, texturing, hammering, fold forming, cold connections, patinization, powder coating
- Centrifugal casting, vacuum casting, sand casting, and cuttlebone casting
- Mold making – rubber, investment, multi-part plaster
- Plating and electroforming
- Welding – brazing, arc, MIG
- Properties of  gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, pewter, and steel
- Alternative materials in jewelry

References provided upon request