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A B O U T  T H E  W O R K

Primarily working in oils, I explore impermanence, growth, and renewal. Elements from nature are used as a visual metaphor for these phases of change throughout the figurative and still life scenes in my work.

The still lives often take on the humanistic, gestural expressiveness of figures. In the midst of these emotional and mental adaptations, the figures themselves are shown in a variety of introspective states, unaware of the viewer’s gaze. Interior settings begin to feel surreal with fabrics and colors evocative of streams and skies. When placed in composed exterior landscapes, figures can take on the appearance of nymphs in mythological narratives.

Aspects of melancholy, romance, and fragility speak through the poses of the figure, floral arrangements, symbols, and color schemes. The paintings describe elements that are a part of everyone’s inner world and they mean what your response is to them. Whether it be a figurative or still life scene, the tender, mysterious, and emotive content displays human vulnerability.

E X H I B I T I O N S

2021 Therefore… I am, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2021 Spring Equinox (Solo Exhibition), Unsmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, Pa

2021 Pittsburgh Artist Showcase, Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2019 Blick Artist of November, Blick Art Supply, Shadyside, Pa

2019 The Red Carpet Project, Gallery One, Pittsburgh, Pa

2019 Radiant Hall Pop Up Exhibit, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, Pa

2019 Radial, Science Hall Gallery, Youngwood, Pa

2018 The 2 Exhibit, Jesse Best Gallery, Homestead, Pa

2018 A State of Flowering (Dual Exhibition), Gallery One, Pittsburgh, Pa

2017 Radiant Hall Anniversary Show, FrameHouse & Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa

2014 Beyond the Surface, Bottleworks Gallery, Johnstown, Pa

2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2013 Hidden Worlds, Pop-up Show, Indiana, Pa

2013 Undergraduate Juried Honors Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2012 Undergraduate Juried Honors Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2012 Permutations, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2011 Undergraduate Juried Honors Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, Pa

T E A C H I N G  &  D E M O S

2019 Visiting Artist Workshop, Mercer county High School, Mercer, Pa

2019 Painting Demonstration, Blick Arts Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa

2013 Eisenhower Elementary School, Indiana, Pa

2013 Indiana Area Junior High, Indiana, Pa

2013 Chartiers Valley Middle School, Pittsburgh, Pa

2012 Johnstown Community Arts Center, Johnstown, Pa

2011 Philadelphia Urban Seminar: Clara Barton Elementary, Philadelphia, Pa

C U R A T E D  /  P R O D U C E D

2013 Co-Curator, IUP Art Exchange & Gallery Event, Miller Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2013 Juror, New Growth Arts Review, Indiana, Pa

2013 Asst. Curator, Solo Show & Critiques with Chris Beckman, Miller Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2012 Art Handler/Asst. Curator, Deer Girls (Solo Show), Lecture, & Critiques with Emily Burns, Annex Gallery, Indiana, Pa

2012 Co-Curator, The Art Department Annual Walk Through Event, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

L E C T U R E S

2013 Explanations, Undergraduate Scholars Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

A W A R D S

2013 Robert Alco Junior Scholarship Award

2013 Outstanding Presentation Award, Undergraduate Scholars Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

E D U C A T I O N

2013 BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa

2013 BSED, Magna Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa

O T H E R  E D U C A T I O N

2018 Workshop, Cornelia Hernes: Painting the Draped Figure, Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Glen Cove, NY