art resume

EDUCATION

  • CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART – Bloomfield Hills, MI, MFA, Metalsmithing major, Sculpture minor with a focus on human scale interactive metal sculpture and video.
  • SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS – NYC, Continuing Education for Sculpture
  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY BFA Interior Design School of Visual and Performing Arts

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

  • CFEVA New Courtland Fellowship –  Project Grant (2010)
  • CFEVA Fellowship – Career Development Program (2010-2012)
  • Puffin Foundation – Project Grant (2009)
  • Eastern State Penitentiary – Grant for research and project development (2008)
  • Leeway Foundation –Transformation Award (2007)
  • 5 County Arts Fund – Community Arts Grant (2007/08)
  • 5 County Arts Fund  – Community Arts Grant (2005/06)
  • Leeway Foundation  – Art and Change Grant (2005/06)
  • Pennsylvania Council for the Arts – Arts in Education Grants (2002/2003 & 2001/2002)
  • University of Pennsylvania Community Artist Residencies – West Philadelphia High School (1999/2000); Sayre
  • Beacon School (2003/2004)
  • Pennsylvania Council for the Arts – Professional Development Travel Grant (2000).
  • West Philadelphia Partnership & The University of Pennsylvania – Educational Program Grants (1998 -1999)
  • Co-Nect Schools  – Educational Program Grant (1998)
  • School-to-Work – Educational Program Grant (1998)
  • Peggy and Albert deSalle Scholarship – Merit Scholarship at Cranbrook Academy of Arts (1995)
  • Merit Award at Cranbrook Academy of Arts – Department Assistantship (1996)

RESIDENCIES

  • John and Mable Ringling Circus Museum – Archive Research, Sarasota, FL (2011)
  • NextFab Studio – Residency and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  • Women’s Studio Workshop – Studio Fellowship/Residency, Rosendale, NY (2009)
  • 40th St AIRSPACE – Artist in Residence, Philadelphia, PA (2007/08)

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
Solo

  • CFEVA Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2011)
  • University City Arts League with Philly Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA (2009)
  • Storefront at 36th and Sansom Sts., Philadelphia, PA (2008)
  • 40th St. AIRSPACE, Philadelphia, PA, (2007)

Small Group (2-3 people)

  • Esther Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  • Green Line Café, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia PA (2004)

Group
2012

  • 2012 Philly Fringe Festival,  4613 Newhall Street, Philadelphia PA

2011

  • Steel City Coffee House, Phoenixville, PA

2010

  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Foundation Community Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
  • William Way Community Center Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA
  • Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009

  • Eileen Tognini Residence, Philadelphia, PA
  • Center for Emerging Visual Artists Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fringe Festival Bar, Philadelphia, PA
  • University City Arts League, Philly Fringe Festival
  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2008

  • Philadelphia Foundation Community Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
  • Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2007

  • Gay Art Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • Joe’s Coffee House, Philadelphia, PA

2006

  • William Way LGBT Community Center Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005

  • Infusion Café, Philadelphia PA,
  • Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
  • Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004

  • Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Walhalla, MI
  • The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA

1999-2003

  • The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA (2003)
  • Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA (2000 & 2001)
  • Intermedia Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN (2000)
  • MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (1999)

1995-1996

  • Network Gallery, Pontiac, MI (1996)
  • Cranbrook Arts Museum,  Bloomfield Hills MI, (1996)
  • Cranbrook Arts Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (1996)
  • Fibers Clay & Metal, Pontiac, MI, collaborative installations in a deserted industrial building. (1995)
  • Cranbrook High School Performing Arts Center, Bloomfield Hills, MI, (1995)
  • Milles House @ Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI (1995)

TEACHING & WORKSHOP FACILITATION
2005 – present

  • Center for Emerging Visual Artist & NewCourtland Senior Centers – Workshop leader – screen printing workshop with seniors (2010)
  • Women’s Studio Workshop – Instructor – Fabric Printing with Dye; Rosendale, NY (2010)
  • Scribe Video Center – Instructor – Photoshop; Philadelphia, PA (2008 – 2010)
  • William Way LGBT Community Center – Instructor – Digital Photography; Philadelphia, PA (2005-2008)
  • Esther Klein Art Gallery/Art-Reach – Workshop leader – photography workshop and exhibition with men in transitional housing in South Philadelphia.
  • William Way LGBT Community Center  – Workshop leader – digital photography & video for women interested in critical dialogue and art-making regarding modern female iconography in relation to female identities; Philadelphia, PA (2006)
  • BuildaBridge International  – Teaching artist –  Community Arts Program; Philadelphia PA (2005-2006)
  • Albustan Seeds of Culture – Teaching artist – video production with Palestinian-American youth and Arab-American adults; Philadelphia, PA (2005 – 2006)

1998 – 2004

  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit   – Artist in residence  –  middle schools in Delaware County, PA (2002 & 2003)
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Urban Nutrition Initiative – Artist in residence – Sayre Beacon School, Philadelphian, PA (2004)
  • Radnor Middle School – Artist in residence; Wayne, PA (2003)
  • Radnor High School  – Artist in residence in an advanced placement art class; Radnor, PA (2003)
  • West Philadelphia High School – Media Arts Program – Co-founder, grant writer and artist in residence of a media arts program designed to provide media literacy education, video production, animation, and web site design with a strong focus on community based projects for urban youth and teachers (1998 – 2004)
  • Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center – After school media arts program; Camden, NJ (1998-2001)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Present

  • Center For Emerging Visual Artists Lecture Series (since 2006)
  • Philadelphia open studio tours (since 2007)

2003-2005

  • Women in Dutch Art – Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art History Seminar
  • Printmaking Techniques – Fleisher Art Memorial, Lithography and Non-acid printmaking
  • Copyright Basics  – Scribe Video, seminar for video producers
  • Media Smart  – Temple University, lecture series showcasing educators who are using media and technology to promote the development of students’ critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  • SAFE Conference – James H. Bryson Institute of the Attic Youth Center, Creating Safe Communities for LGBTQ Youth.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    • MOLES NOT MOLARS – Slideshow and presentation with filmmaker Marie Regan in West Philadelphia private residence (2010)
    • EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER – William Way LBGT Community Center Art Gallery (2006-2008)
    • TELLING STORIES, CONSTRUCTING NARRATIVES: GENDER EQUITY AND ARCHAEOLOGY – video production (2007)
    • COMMUNITY VOICES : 30 Years of Pride and Progress – William Way LBGT Community Center, keynote speaker (2006)
    • FROM HEART TO HEART – University of Pennsylvania Greenfield Intercultural Center, video post-production & crew for a 45 min. documentary of feelings and attitudes, towards the incidents of Sept. 11, 2001, from Arab-Americans in the Philadelphia area. Aired on WYBE’s Philadelphia Stories, Sept. 28, 2004.
    • BIG PICTURE ALLIANCE – Phila. PA, Movie Production crew and mentor at Village Prep High School for Adjudicated Youth in North Philadelphia. (1999)
    • INTERIORS & ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN – New York, NY & Syracuse, NY. (1986-1994)