Education:

M.F.A. candidate in Ceramics, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2020
B.F.A. in Studio Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2018

Employment:

  • Jan. 2019 – present: Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Jan. 2019 – May 2019: Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Nov. 2018 – present: Artist, Pinot’s Palette Logan Square, Chicago, IL
  • Nov. 2016 – May 2018: Gallery Assistant, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OK
  • 2015 – 2016: Seasonal Painting Instructor, Pinot’s Palette, Katy, TX
  • 2013 – 2014: Dance Instructor, Adamson’s Ballet School, Katy, TX

Exhibitions

2020

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Online, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Satellite, David Salkin Creative, Chicago, IL

2019

  • Fragile Silences, Gallery 1922, Columbus Building, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Coming Into Being, Columbus Building, Room 109, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (curated by Dr. Arshyiya Lokhandwala and Aleksandra Matic)
  • Crumbling Spaces, Gallery 1922, Columbus Building, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2018

  • Family Dinners, Hojas Artspace, Goldsby, Oklahoma (curated by Josh Vaughn)
  • Intermixed, David Salkin Creative, Chicago, Illinois (curated by David Salkin)
  • Reflections, Solo Exhibition, Hojas Artspace, Goldsby, Oklahoma (curated by Josh Vuaghn)
  • Senior Capstone Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 104th Annual Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (cureated by Douglas Shaw Elder)
  • Momentum, Gold Dome, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK (cureated by Anna Katherine Brodbeck)
  • Symbiotic, Hulsey Gallery, Norick School of Art, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK (curated by Jarica Walsh)
  • I Think I Know Where I Stand, Second Performance, dancer in Lauren Bumgarner’s feature length film, screening and live performance at MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2017

  • Phantasma, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Sohail Shehada)
  • BFA Studio Exhibition, Spotlight Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Labyrinth of Love, Sharp Hall/Gothic Hall, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Sohail Shehada)
  • Women and Gender Studies Art Gallery, Robertson Hall, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 103rd Annual Student Show, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Joe Andoe)
  • I Think I Know Where I Stand, First Performance, Dancer in Lauren Bumgarner’s feature length film, screening and live performance at Individual Artists Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Voyage of the Imagination, Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Sohail Shehada)
  • Arena of the Imagination, Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Sohail Shehada)

2016

  • Oakwood Springs Hospital Grand Opening, Oakwood Springs Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Graph 1, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, collaboration with Steve Hilton
  • Beloved, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Gina Butler)
  • 102nd Annual Student Showcase, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Joy Reed Belt)
  • Symbiotic, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Jarica Walsh)
  • Artistic Unity in the Ballet Russes, Fine Arts Library, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Monique Mogilka)
  • Fantasma, Lightwell Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (curated by Sohail Shehada)

Panel Discussions:

  • 2019: #ToughTalks: Racism and Colorism in the Empowered Community, In conjunction with Fuse Her Fly, Logan Square Pilates + Core Studio, Chicago, Illinois

Curatorial Experience:

  • 2020: Impact Performance Festival, Graduating MFA Thesis student performance art festival, in conjunction with Sullivan Galleries, Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
    • cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2019: New Blood XIII, Student performance art festival, In conjunction with Sullivan Galleries, Links Hall, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: Envisioning Justice, In conjunction with Illinois Humanities, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: Material Gestures: An Evening of Activation and Performance, In conjunction with the MFA 2019 Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: MFA 2019 Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2018: Spaced Out on Campus Corner: Art Crawl, Spread through 5 businesses on Campus Corner, Norman, OK, curated by Dan Castellanos and myself.
  • 2018: Mom Invasion Art Bazaar, Lucky Monkey Hair Salon, Campus Corner, Norman, OK, curated by myself as a pop-up art show and market.
  • 2017: I Had the Strangest Dreams, Spotlight Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, curated by student group from the Business of Art class.

Memberships:

  • 2018-2020: Spaced Out Arts Crawl, Founder, Board Member, Norman, OK
  • 2018: Art Group Oklahoma, Member, Artist, OKC, OK
  • 2017-2018: Momentum Committee, Member, Art Subcommittee, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, OKC, OK
  • 2015 – 2018: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Member, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2015 – 2018: President of Crimson Contemporary Dance Club, President, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2015 –2018: Red Clay Faction, Member, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, OU Ceramics Department Norman, OK
  • 2016 – 2018: Visual Arts Student Association, Member, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2016: Oklahoma Creativity Festival, Board of Operations member, Campus Activities Council, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2015 – 2016: Print Club, Member, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, OU Printmaking Department, Norman, OK

Awards:

  • 2019: Anderson Ranch Art Center Summer Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Art Center
  • 2018-2020: Enrichment Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2018: Xenia Foundation Award in Honor of Sohail Shehada, 104th Annual Student Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2017 – 2018: Non-Resident Tuition Waiver, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2017 – 2018: Robert Monroe Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2017 – 2018: Theresa Carrig Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2016 – 2017: First Place Lottinville Prize, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2016: Red Clay Faction Award, 102nd Annual Student Showcase, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
  • 2015: Gallogly College of Engineering Dean’s Honor Roll, University of Oklahoma
  • 2015 – 2018: Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts Dean’s Honor Roll, University of Oklahoma
  • 2014 – 2018: University Scholars Scholarship, University of Oklahoma
  • 2014 – 2018: President’s Honor Roll, University of Oklahoma
  • 2014: University College Dean’s Honor Roll, University of Oklahoma