Since receiving my MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2007), I was selected as one of three artists to take part in the Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and was a recipient of a Gateway Foundation Grant ($20,000). Having just had my graduate art show prior to that announcement, I was immediately challenged to come up with a new body of work under a variety of new pressures. Making work for such a large exhibition space, in such a short time span, with seemingly unlimited possibilities, for the most attended venue for contemporary art in the city, was a new challenge and opportunity that became a valuable learning experience.
I have also participated in a handful of exhibitions since then including, Texas Biennial 2007, Austin, TX, New American Talent 23, Austin, TX, and have exhibited work in a number of international exhibitions including Le Souvenir, Weimar, Germany, DeCollecting, FRAC Nord-PasDe Calais, Dunkerque, France, 7 Days Brunch, Basel, Switzerland, and Somewhere Out There in the Middle of Nowhere, Munich, Germany. These exhibitions have allowed me to meet new and interesting people from all over the world, all of which share a common interest in art. The best of these was 7 Days Brunch which brought together artists and galleries from seven different countries to a temporary exhibition space where we and those who found their way to the brunch talked, ate, and made friends before departing to the various art fairs all around Basel.
In addition to exhibiting my work, I have have enjoyed being a teaching assistant at the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). CSSSA is a pre-college summer arts school that brings together promising visual art, dance, music, and theatre students to the Cal Arts Campus for an intensive creative experience. It was a fun job working with energetic students and nice to relocate to the LA area for part of the summer.    read more >>