Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. Graduating Class of 2012-Cum Laude Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey: Spring 2010 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand: Spring 2009
Exhibitions/Performances 2014: QUEER BIENNIAL l: LA/NY and parts in between. Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
2013: Mammal Solo Exhibition. Out Central Great Room, Nashville TN Alphabet Art Show: Exhibition of Queer Artists. Out Central Community Center, Nashville TN
2012: Salo: Solo Exhibition. 40AU Gallery in The Nashville Arcade, Nashville TN WKU Department of Art Graduating Seniors Fall Exhibition. Ivan Wilson Gallery, Bowling Green KY EMERGING ARTIST to WATCH - New Thoughts on Painting from WKU. Gallery Hertz, Louisville, KY US Bank Celebration of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Kentucky Museum Gallery, Bowling Green KY WKU Student Art Competition and Exhibition. WKU Ivan Wilson Gallery, BG, KY
2011: Salo: Patricide, Solo-Exhibition. 1303 College St.Bowling KY Works in Progress. Haus Rotations, 3530 Murphy Rd. Nashville, TN Salo: May Day Performance/Installation. Cube Gallery, Western Kentucky University KY Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Humanities, Bowling Green, KY Salo: Concept Performance Piece. Cube Gallery, Western Kentucky University KY The Grid. Group Exhibition, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville KY
2010: The Process of Product, Twist Art Gallery, Nashville, TN Get Tested. Two-Person Exhibit, Cube Gallery, Western Kentucky University KY
2009: GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2009, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC, NY. International Art Exchange Exhibition Juried Show, World Trade Center, Saint Louis MO Emè Exposition Internationale, Centre Culturel et de la Vie Associative Villeurbanne, Lyon, France Solo Exhibition “Intake”: The Duncan Center Museum and Art Gallery, Greenville, KY Nude International 2009 Lexington Art League, Juried Group Exhibition, Lexington, KY Governors School for Tennessee Arts Counselor Show: Todd Gallery, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN
Teaching/Experience 2013-2014: The Frist Center for the Arts Martin ArtQuest Educator - Developed programs within the Education Department by researching art exhibitions. - Directed art-related lessons & activities, and teaching programs within Frist Center. - Led and taught art lessons and topics in studio classes of K-12 and post graduate students.
2012-2011: On-call Educator for Martin ArtQuest/Summer Camp Teaching Assistant - Assisted guests in The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery - Responsible for education in each Martin ArtQuest station/ materials inventory/stock. - Responsible for large number of K-12 children in assistance with another art teacher - Assisted and led art related projects and lessons based on exhibition content.
2009: Tennessee Governors’ School for The Arts at Middle Tennessee State University teaching-assistant. -Taught/ lead art classes in sculpture, painting, and ceramics for high school students. - Supervised students on campus and dorms during non-studio times. Awards 2011: Best Research in Humanities: Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference 2009: Nomination of Best In Show in Painting: GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2008: Honorable Mention: US Bank Celebration of the Arts 2008 Open Art Exhibition
Activities/Leadership 2012: Feminist Boot Camp. Soap Box Inc, New York City, NYC 2011: The Frist Center for the Arts Summer Internship: Art Camp. Nashville, TN 2009: Governors School for Tennessee Arts Counselor: Sculpture and Painting
Study Abroad Experiences Spring 2010: Istanbul, Turkey (exchange program) four months One Month Cultural Exploration in Israel Spring: 2009: Bangkok, Thailand (study residence) four months Summer 2008: Paris, France (study abroad: Processing Influence) one month