Bio

Originally from Abingdon, Virginia
Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Education

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Painting and Drawing, May 2009                    Jacob K. Javits Fellow

 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Arabic Language Program, September 2007 – June 2009

 

BFA, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Art History with a Minor in 2-D Fine Arts, 2004                    Summa Cum Laude

 

Temple University Rome, Italy
Junior Year Abroad, September 2002 – May 2003

 

Solo Exhibitions

Counterfeit Forest, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March 18 – April 15, 2017
An Imaginary Land of Promise, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2014 – January 24, 2015
All is Vanity, Mallory Fine Art, Abingdon, VA, September 5 – October 1, 2013
What on Earth, Wolf Hills Brewing Co., Abingdon, VA, July 4 – August 31, 2013
For Kafka, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA, February 4 – July 31, 2012
Fits and Fanfare, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, March 17 – April 13, 2012
Paintings Above the Fireplace, House on Main, Abingdon, VA, October 20 – November 15, 2011
About the Artist, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA, June 11 – December 17, 2010
Wide-Eyed Garden, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, February 13 – June 7, 2009
A Natural Imbalance, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, September 5 – October 14, 2007
New Work, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 2 – July 1, 2006
Recent Work, JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, April 28 – May 29, 2005
Recent Work, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, February 11 – April 1, 2005

 

Select Group Exhibitions

#UnThinkPink, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, February 2 – March 25, 2018
Handmade Craft Brigade, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA, December 9, 2017
Cherry Bounce: Appalachian Art, American Politics, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA, September 2, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Handmade Craft Brigade, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA, December 12, 2015
Mapping the Cosmos, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA, February 6 – May 17, 2015
Color Wars, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 2013 – January 11, 2014
At The Moment, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. July 2 – July 13, 2013
Secret Admirer, Mallory Fine Art, Abingdon, VA, February 7 – March 1, 2013
Appalachian Invitational, Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, VA, September 1 – October 31, 2011
Soaring, Tipton Gallery of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, June 3 – 28, 2011
Conversations, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, January 29 – March 12, 2011
Call & Response, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, January 8 – 30, 2011
TenXx, ABryant Gallery, Chicago, IL, November 18, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Summer, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 18 – August 14, 2010
Red Light River North, ABryant Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 25 – April 11, 2010
Cool Stuff, New People, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 20 – August 15, 2009
Glut and Grandeur, Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2 – May 15, 2009
Kunsthalle Chicago, Curated by Jean Kang, Dollar Store, Chicago, IL, April 19 – 30, 2008
Group Exhibition, Gallery 2 and Project Space, Chicago, IL, August 11 – September 8, 2007
Light, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, February 24 – March 19, 2006
Gallery Group Show, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, February 1 – March 11, 2006
Illuminated, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, November 2004
Annual Keisho Art Association Exhibition, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Summer 2004
Pardon Me, Ladies, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004
Emerging Artists: Senior Show, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, April 2 – May 16, 2004
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2002 & 2003

 

Public Collections

Pew Charitable Trust, Washington DC
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

 

Symposia and Lectures

The Proud and the Profane: The Life of Lucy Herndon Crockett, Smyth Bland Regional Library, Marion, VA, April 2015
Shining Light: Folk Artists Nancy Johnson and Minnie Ma Scyphers, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, July 2013
From These Hills, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, November 2012
Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Speakers at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010
Scarlett O'Hara's Costumed Aggression and a Modern Day Problem with the Feminine, paper presentation for symposium "From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk," hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, March 2010
Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, September 2007
The Challenge to Beauty in Contemporary Art, Thesis Presentation, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, December 2003

 

Activities and Awards

Executive Director, CraftNOW, Philadelphia, PA, 2016 – Present

Curator of Exhibitions, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA, 2010 – 2015
Guest Juror, Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Lakeland, FL, 2015
Co-Host, Art Speaks, WEHC 90.7, Emory, VA, 2010 – 2015
Guest Juror, Hunting Art Prize, Houston, TX, 2014
Jacob K. Javits Fellow, 2007 – 2009
John and Mary E. Hoggins Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009
Community Associates Scholarship, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007
Departmental Honors for Art History, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004