EDUCATION 

2017-               Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA: Craft and Material Studies BFA Candidate, 2019
2016                TCC Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA: Studio Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude
2004                Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL: Deep Sea Diving Medical Technician, Honor Graduate
2002                University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020               (forthcoming) World Trade Center Gallery, Norfolk, VA: Soft Resistance
2017               The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC: Lift Like a Princess
2016            Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA: Lift Like a Princess

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019                Works Program Architects Gallery, Norfolk, VA: Transformation Juried Exhibition
Moorean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL: Glass Art Society Student Exhibition
2018                Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA: Adorn Invitational Exhibition
Slover Library, Norfolk, VA: Virginia Glass Guild Member Exhibition
2017                Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA: Glass National Juried Exhibition
Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA: Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition (Dr. Jutta Page, Juror)
Peninsula Fine Art Center, Newport News, VA: Dreamhouse Remix Invitational Exhibition
Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA: Breaking Barriers Juried Exhibition
Harbor Group International Gallery, Norfolk, VA: Resident Artist Exhibition
Perry Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA: Mixed Messages, Solo Installation
2016                Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA: Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition (Douglas and Katya Heller, Jurors)
Suffolk Art Gallery, Suffolk, VA: Shine, Shine, Shine Juried Exhibition
D’Art Center Gallery, Norfolk, VA: Eclectic National Juried Exhibition
Suffolk Art Gallery, Suffolk, VA: Handle With Care Juried Show
Utopia Feni Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA: ALL NATURAL Juried Exhibition
Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA, Virginia Glass Guild Annual Juried Exhibition
2015                Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA: TCC Student Art and Design Exhibit
TCC Military Student Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA

AFFILIATIONS AND AWARDS                      

2019                OxBow School Of Art Merit Scholarship
2018                Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Undergraduate Fellowship
Peachtree Scholarship in Craft
Glass Art Society Scholarship Award
2017                Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition, Hampton, VA: Honorable Mention
2016                Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition, Hampton, VA: Award of Excellence
                      TCC Student Art Show, Portsmouth, VA: Award of Excellence in Sculpture
2015                TCC Student Art Show, Portsmouth, VA: Award of Merit in Glass
2014-               Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA: Member

2007                US Navy Master Training Specialist Certification

 

CURATION

2019                (forthcoming) Co-Curator, Let Them Eat Cake, Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk, VA|
2018                Virginia Glass Guild Member Exhibition, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
2017                Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition, Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

 

PERFORMANCE

2018                Glass Fashion Show, Murano, Italy, Artist and Model
Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, Game Night by James Akers (Featured Artist)
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, The Curious Tale of the Love Nut by Benjamin Wright
2017                Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, Bag of Tricks by James Akers (Featured Artist)
The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC: Lift Like a Princess (Durational Performance and Video)
2016                Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, The Line I’ll Straddle by Suzanne Peterson (Performer)
                       Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, Embrace the Wild by Laura Donefer (Dancer)
                       Chrysler Museum of Art Vestibule 102, Norfolk, VA, Lift Like a Princess (Durational Performance and Video)
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, The Space Between Dreams by Rui Sasaki
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, Visible Vibrations by Nisha Bansil (Asst. Choreographer)

PUBLIC SERVICE

2017-               With Piece of Cake Productions: Hermitage Mermaid Tail Barge Burn Project, HERShelter Mural, Chelsea Brew-Ha-Hop
2017-2019 Virginia Glass Guild Co-Vice President and Chair of Exhibitions
2017                Juror, Trantwood Elementary PTA Reflections Student Art Contest
2016-2017       Virginia Glass Guild Student Liaison, Virginia-Wide
2014-2016       TCC Visual Arts Center Student Art League President, Portsmouth, VA

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018-               Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA: Gallery Host
2018-               Piece of Cake Productions, Norfolk, VA: Glass Artist for World Below the Brine and MEGA CAKE for Burning Man 2019
2017-2019       For All Handkind, Norfolk, VA: Consignment Manager, Instructor and Collective Artist
2017                Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA: Teaching Assistant to Julia Rogers, Glassblowing 1
2017                Nomadic Glass, Chesapeake, VA: Mobile Glass Studio Demonstrator and Narrator
2016-2017       Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA: Studio Assistant
2005-2008       US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Unit Two, Virginia Beach, VA : High Risk Instructor
2004-2005       US Navy Special Warfare Unit Three, Manama, Bahrain: Deep Sea Diving Medical Technician

PUBLICATIONS

2019                Gillian Preston: The Power of Process, GASnews, Spring 2019, Volume 30, Issue 1
2018                Dessert in the Desert, WHRO.org Featured Article
2017                3,000 Glass Maniacs Can’t be Wrong: How to Get the Most out of the Glass Art Society Conference, AltDaily.com
2015                A Memoir Through Pictures, Sally Man Autobiography Review, The Scene on WHRO.org