2016           MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012           MA with Distinction, Studio Arts, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

1999           BFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (study abroad)

Parson's School of Design, New York, NY (summer drawing program)

                   Columbia College, Chicago, IL (summer drawing course)

Selected Exhibitions

2018           Pen Incest, Gallery 062, Chicago, IL, Curators: Curators: Samir Nahas and Dana Nechmad 

unLOCK: Merging Art and Industry in Downtown Lockport, IL, (NEA Funded Project), City of Lockport, Curator: Jared Packard

2017            A Faint Shadowy Trace, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL, Curator: Dan Devening

                       Like Your Work, Zolla Leiberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Erin Washington

                       Expanded, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, Represented by The Franklin

                       Welcome to the End, The Franklin, Chicago, IL, Curator: Edra Soto

2016            In the Company of Flowers, Kruger Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Jeffly Molina

                       Painting in Time, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Juror: Sarah Kate Wilson

                        Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Jurors: Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, and Lorelei Stewart

                        MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  IL

      Emerging Illinois Artists, MacLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL, Juror: Kelly Shindler                                

                       Surface Layers, Samuel, Chicago, IL, Curator: Veronica Sines

      In the Rifts of Winter, Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Curator:  Ekaterina Balueva

2015              The University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014              Collage, (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

                         Hoarding, Excess, and Amasses, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2012              Natural Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY

                        Blur, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, Jurors: Bill Barrett and Jane Barrow

                        Dividing Spaces, Indigo Gallery, Champaign, Il, Curator: Ann Conddington

                        Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL

2011              Select WPA, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

                         Gimme Shelter, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Awards / Residencies / Fellowships

2018              NEA Grant for "unLock", a public work to be installed in Lockport, Illinois

2015              Merit Scholarship for Printmaking Class, Ox-Bow Art Residency, Saugatauk, Michigan

2014              Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2013              Best-in-Show Purchase Award for the 19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois

                         Tarble Art Center- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Juror- Carmon Colangelo, Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington                                                                                            University in St. Louis

2012             Fellowship, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois

                        Fellowship & Research and Activity Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

2007             Residency and Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson  City, Vermont

Publications & Reviews

2017             New City, Chicago, IL,  review of A Faint Shadow Trace at Paris London Hong Kong    

2016             F News Magazine, Chicago, IL, review of show at The Samuel

2011             Fine Line Magazine, Milwaukee, WI

                        Parcel Magazine, Lawrence, KS

2010             Studio Visit Magazine

2009             New American Paintings Magazine, NE Edition #80


2016             Panel Discussion, On Landscape, MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016 Panel Discussion, In the Rifts of Winter, Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  2012      Visiting Artist Performance and Talk, Sewing Up Loose Ends, Visiting Artist performance and conversation in the gallery, Art Museum at Northern Illinois                             

       University,  Dekalb, IL


 2013              Tarble Arts Center Permanent Collection, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL



The School of the Art Institute of Chicago:

                            Materials & Techniques I & II

                            Painting Practice

 Early College Program and Adult Continuing Studies at

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago:

                            Figure Drawing , spring 2017, 2018, 2019

Art and Street Culture, summer 2017

                           Drawing Studio, summer 2017, 2018

                          Explorations in Acrylic Paint, summer 2017 , 2018


Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

                               Beginning Drawing, Spring 2018

                               2D Design, Spring 2018

                               Making Paint: Egg Tempera and Acrylic, winter 2017 & 2018


Marwen, Chicago, IL

                               Experimental Drawing: Analogue to Digital , summer term 2017

                               Mixed Media Assemblages, fall term 2017