RESUME

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee    2020

Master of Fine Arts: Sculpture

Anticipated Graduation: May 2023

 

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2019

Bachelor of Arts: Teaching

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture

Minor: Art History

3.81/4.00 Cumulative GPA


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

University of Tennessee At-Large Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Knoxville, Tennessee     2020

Assist the School of Art Professor and Instructors with face to face and virtual hybrid instruction.

Lab monitor during Foundations Open Studio Hours. 

 

University of Northern Iowa Public Art Incubator, Cedar Falls, Iowa     2017-2019

Fabricate and install public art sculpture by commissioned professional artists.

    

  • UNI Spectrum Project, To Touch the Moon, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2019. 

  • Abigail Hedley, Honey, Central Avenue Corridor Initiative Iowa Byway Public Art Commission, Dubuque, Iowa, 2018.

  • Gale Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades, University of Iowa Campus, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017.

  • Tommy Riefe, Nest, North Cedar Natural Resource Area, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2017.

  • Collaboration with Riverbend Middle School, Fish Frenzy, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 2017.

  • Collaboration with Riverbend Middle School, Untitled, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 2017.

 

Technician for Sculpture Maintenance, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2017-2018

Clean and repair damaged sculptures for the City of Cedar Falls.

 

3D Art Lab Assistant, Sculpture Monitor, Cedar Falls, Iowa        2018-2019

Maintain a clean workplace and assure the safety of all peers needing assistance. 


 

PUBLIC ART EXHIBITIONS

Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ames, Iowa    2020

Transcendence

 

​SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota         2020

Surround

 

Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden, Cleveland, Mississippi    2019-2021

Amongst

 

SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota    2019

Surround

 

River City Sculptures on Parade, Mason City, Iowa    2019

Transcendence

 

SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota    2018

Transcendence

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

 

Cedar Falls Authors Festival Public Art Commission, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2017-2019

Amongst

  • A large scale stainless steel and mild steel sculpture commemorating Cedar Falls author Ruth Suckow.


 

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

First the Wurst: An Exhibition of First Year MFA Students, Knoxville, Tennessee    2020

University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, August 26-29.

 

Cedar Valley Biennial Student Art Exhibition, Waterloo, Iowa    2019

Waterloo Center for the Arts, December - March

 

Fragment BFA Group Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2019

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, April 29 - May 11.

 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa     2019

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, March - April.

 

RARA AVIS: A Poster Exhibition About Audubon’s Birds, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2019

Hartman Reserve Nature Center Interpretive Center, January - February. 

 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa     2018

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, March - April.

 

Cedar Valley Biennial Student Art Exhibition, Waterloo, Iowa    2017

Waterloo Center for the Arts, December - February.

 

Who Cares? Group Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa    2017

University of Northern Iowa Dean’s Triangle, November 13- November 19.

 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa     2017

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, March - April.

        

Somewhere Between Solo Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa.    2016

University of Northern Iowa In-Use Gallery, November 28 - December 4.

 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Cedar Falls, Iowa     2016

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, March - April.

 

Cedar Valley Biennial Student Art Exhibition, Waterloo, Iowa    2015

Waterloo Center for the Arts, December - February.



ART RELATED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

St. Patrick Elementary School Art Club, Volunteer, Cedar Falls, Iowa        2014-2019

  • Create and teach art lessons to elementary students after school. 

 

Country View Care Center Art Club, Volunteer, Waterloo, Iowa         2014-2019

  • Provide art lessons to residents and aid them in the creative process. 

 

Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Volunteer, Waterloo, Iowa        2017

  • Supply shelves with food and accommodated the needs of guests. 

 

Riverbend Middle School Collaboration, Fabricator, Cedar Falls, Iowa         2017

  • Collaborated with students to fabricate two public art sculptures for their community. 

 

Foundations of Art Education Case Study, Instructor, Cedar Falls, Iowa        2016

  • Guided individualized art instruction for homeschooled children.


 

COLLEGE ORGANIZATIONS

Student Art Education Association (SAEA)         2014-2019

Co-President May 2018-May 2019 & Secretary May 2016-May 2018

  • Lead peers to gain a passion for education, service, volunteering and an appreciation of art and education. 

 

Art Can Help         2017-2019 

Developmental Group January 2018 - May 2019 & Participant Group January 2017 - May 2019 

  • Develop art experiences to support emotional health through creative research.

 

Printmaking Society        2018-2019

Treasurer August 2018 - May 2019

  • Expand personal knowledge about the skills and techniques of printmaking with peers. 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

J. Wallace and Katie Dean Fellowship         2020

University of Tennessee Knoxville Graduate School Fellowship 

 

Nan Oberle Memorial Endowment    2019

University of Northern Iowa Department of Art Scholarship.

 

David Sands Wright Scholarship    2018

University of Northern Iowa Department of Art Scholarship. 

 

Mary Haskell-Hansen Art Education Endowment    2017-2019

University of Northern Iowa Department of Art Scholarship.

 

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Merit Award    2018

January 2, 2017, University of Northern Iowa Department of Art.

 

Cedar Valley Biennial Student Exhibition Best of Show Award    2017

January 2, 2017, Waterloo Center for the Arts.

 

Department of Art Scholarship    2016, 2017, 2019

University of Northern Iowa.

 

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Dean’s List    2014-2019

University of Northern Iowa.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Let It Flow.         2019

MagPie Issue #5: "The Creativity Issue". 2019; Page 32. Author: Gute, Gary.

https://indd.adobe.com/view/25538a60-e02c-4fe3-9a25-7dea8968eea9

 

Rare Birds: Audubon Watercolors Reimagined as Poster Art.    2019

Waterloo Courier. 2019; Section E: 1. Author: Parker, Melody.                        https://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/rare-birds-audubon-watercolors-re-

imagined-as-poster-art/article_9afaabf2-2e10-5443-a9ca-c963c8b370e7.html

 

The Daily Palette    2018

Online Database of Artwork of Iowan Artists, Curated by The University of Iowa. 

 

ARTS OVERLOOK: Amongst Sculpture    2017

YouTube video produced and shown by the City of Cedar Falls Cable Television Division.