EDUCATION:
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
August, 2015 – August, 2018
M.A. in Studio Arts; May, 2017
M.F.A in Studio Arts; August, 2018
Dual degree program
Primary emphasis: Photography; Secondary emphasis: Graphic Design
GPA: 4.02

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September, 2014 – June, 2015
Certificate in Digital Photography
GPA: 3.9

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
August, 2010 – August, 2014
B.A. in Art & Design
Minor in Media Communications: Photography
GPA: 3.87; Major GPA: 3.91

 

RESIDENCIES:
School of Visual Arts

Manhattan, New York
June 2, 2014 – July 4, 2014
Residency in Photography

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Professor (3/4 time)
University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
August, 2018 – Present
Courses Taught: Intro to Digital Photography, Photography II: Color & Photography II: Studio Lighting
Instructed both art majors/minors and non-major students to create a digital photography portfolio consisting of the following photographic topics:
Intro: composition, experimental composition and illusion, narrative, socio-documentary, and photographic exercises engaging specific scenes & lighting (night, shadows, ambiance)
Color: RBGCYMK color exercises, color correction, intermediate Photoshop techniques, conceptual photography, interpreting a place, compositing, and emulation
Studio: studio strobe lighting patterns, on/off camera flash, and experimental lighting  
· Taught SLR camera functions and how to post-produce a digital file in Camera Raw and Photoshop CC 2018 for fine art printing
· Provided lectures on the history of photography as it relates to contemporary fine art photography
· Assigned readings and facilitated discussions to provide students with a necessary foundation of analyzing and criticizing photography
· Designed course syllabus, lectures, materials, and assessment strategies

Instructor of Record
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
August, 2015 – May, 2018
Courses Taught: Beginning & Elements of Digital Photography (9 total)
Instructed non-major students to create a digital photography portfolio consisting of photographic genres: landscapes, portraits, narratives, still lives and socio-documentary images
· Taught SLR camera functions and how to post-produce a digital file in Camera Raw and Photoshop CS6-CC 2014-2015
· Provided lectures on the history of photography as it relates to contemporary Fine Art photography
· Designed course syllabus, lectures, materials, and assessment strategies

Instructor of Record
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
January – May, 2018
Courses Taught: Elements of Design (1 total)
Instructed non-major students with an overview of essential graphic design theory and processes and provide valuable experience and skills related to the creative and problem-solving aspects of graphic design. Students will learn basic principles and techniques of graphic design, perception theory, composition and visual hierarchy, color theory, introductory typography, and graphic design history, personal branding, and will gain experience in print production and the design process.
· Taught typographic and digital imaging techniques using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop CC 2017
· Provided lectures and discussions on design as it relates to contemporary graphic design
· Designed course syllabus, lectures, materials, and assessment strategies

AWARDS:
Juror's Choice Award
Barrett Art Center; Poughkeepsie NY
July 8 – August 12, 2017

Student Award Winner
Photo District News Photo Annual 2017
June 2017

Honorable Mention
Masur Museum of Art; Monroe LA
March 9 – July 5, 2016

Honorable Mention
Student Spring Exhibition Show; East Stroudsburg University Madelon Powers Gallery
Spring, 2014

Excellence in the Arts Scholarship Award
East Stroudsburg University
Spring, 2014

Outstanding Academic Service Award
East Stroudsburg University Student Activities Association for Leadership in the Art Association
Spring, 2014

 

SOLO SHOWS:

Solo Exhibitor; Master of Fine Art Thesis: Requiem For A Drink; Levitt Gallery; Iowa City, IA (April 15 – 22, 2018).

Solo Exhibitor; Master of Art Thesis: History is Written by the American Winner; Drewelowe Gallery; Iowa City, IA (February 12 – 18, 2017).

Solo Exhibitor; American Sustenance; Exhibited at UArts Continuing Ed. Gallery; Philadelphia PA (May, 2015 – September, 2015).

Solo Exhibitor; Undergraduate Senior Thesis Exhibit: “Immersion” (Underwater Photographic Series) consisting of 15, 16”x20” images at The Lehigh Valley Center, Bethlehem PA (January, 2014 – May, 2014).

GROUP SHOWS:
2019
Group Exhibitor
; Perspectives: America; Juried Exhibition; Specto Art Space; Harrisonburg VA (August 2 – September 3, 2019).

Group Exhibitor; Red Exhibition; Site Brooklyn Gallery; Brooklyn NY (June 14 – July 13, 2019).

2018
Group Exhibitor; Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood Juried Exhibiton; University of The Arts Hamilton & Arronson Galleries; Philadelphia PA (March, 2018).

Online Exhibition; Lenscratch; Favorite Photograph of 2017; http://lenscratch.com/2018/01/favorite-photograph-of-2017-exhibition/ (January 1, 2018).

2017
Group Exhibitor; Art Through The Lens International Juried Exhibition; Yeiser Art Center; Paducah KY (October 14 – November 25, 2017).

Group Exhibitor; We The People: Political Art in an Age of Discord; Barrett Art Center; Poughkeepsie NY (July 8 – August 12, 2017). ***Juror’s Choice Award

Group Exhibitor; 16 x 16 x 16 Traveling Exhibition at University of Iowa; Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Nebraska; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Colorado Denver; University of Kansas (February - April 2017).

2016
Group Exhibitor; Emerging Vision Juried Show: Colorado Photographic Arts Center; Denver CO (December 2, 2016 – January 7, 2017).

Group Exhibitor; Five: Graduate Photography Show, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa (November, 2016).

Online Exhibition; Light Leaked, America; Curated by Roger May; www.lightleaked.com (November, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; Gallery Bergen, Art Votes: Visualizing the Democratic Process; Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ (September 27 – November 4, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; Filter Photo, Power and Politics; Chicago, IL (September 16 – October 22, 2016).

Online Exhibition; Mall Pretzel, An Online Gallery Created and Curated by Practicing Artists; www.mallpretzel.com (July 4 – July 11, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; ViewPoints 2016, 19th Annual Juried Show: Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts; Newark, NJ (June 2 – June 30, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; Wide Open 7, National Juried Art Show: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition; Brooklyn NY (May 7 – June 12, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; 53rd Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art; Monroe LA (March 9, 2016 - July 5, 2016). ***Honorable Mention

Group Exhibitor; 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition at the Texas Women's University East / West Galleries, Denton TX (February 15, 2016 - March 9, 2016).

Group Exhibitor; 16 x 16 x 16 Traveling Exhibition at University of Iowa; Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Nebraska; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Colorado Denver; University of Kansas (February - April 2016).

2015
Group Exhibitor; AND Traveling Exhibition at the Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA; Verna Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI; School of Art, University of Tennesse, Knoxville TN (December 2015).

Group Exhibitor; Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University; Wilkes-Barre PA (October 26 – December 12, 2015).

Group Exhibitor; Allison Fine Arts Gallery; Tusculum College, Greeneville TN (September 2, 2015 – October 5, 2015).

Group Exhibitor; “Angst” Online Exhibition at the Linus Gallery; Pasadena CA (June 21, 2015 - December, 2015).

2014
Group Exhibitor; Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region Juried Member’s Exhibition at the Sunshine Gallery, Lancaster PA (November 7, 2014 – November 29, 2014).

Group Exhibitor; Student Spring Exhibition Show; East Stroudsburg University Madelon Powers Gallery (Spring, 2014).

Group Exhibitor; Undergraduate Senior Exhibition at the Dixon Center, Pennsylvania System of Higher Education; Harrisburg, PA (December, 2013 – May, 2014).

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS:
Epistem Magazine, Conversations on Photography, Ethics and Social Change;
Online Publication: Issue 02 https://www.epistemmag.com/category/histories-of-violence/
February, 2019

Photo District News (PDN), Photo Annual 2017 – Student Winner
Print and Online Publication https://www.pdnphotoannual.com
June, 2017

Don’t-Smile, A Space Devoted to Female Photographers
Print Publication: Volume II
December 31, 2017

YET Magazine, International Triannual Publisher of Photography
Online Publicationwww.yet-magazine.com
July 25, 2016

Aint-Bad Magazine, An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art
Online Publicationwww.aint-bad.com
June 28, 2016

PRESENTATIONS:
Panel Presenter: Post-New Topographic Photography as an Approach for Increasing Social Awareness
Photography For Social Justice: Society For Photographic Education West/Southwest Regional Conference
Santa Clara, CA
November 2, 2019

Panel Presenter: Practice What You Teach: Promoting Information and Engagement Through Thoughtfully Designed Course Materials
Southeastern College Art Conference
Chattanooga, TN
October 19, 2019

Graduate Student Imagemaker Presenter
Developing Spaces/Places: Society For Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference
Peoria, IL
October 13, 2017

Presenter on Art Installations of Environmental Sustainability
ESU Student Research and Scholarly Activity Symposium
East Stroudsburg University, PA
April, 2014

Presenter on Underwater Photography
ESU President’s Inaugural Student Research and Scholarly Activity Symposium
East Stroudsburg University, PA
April, 2013

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, New York
Curated by Holly E. Hughes

The Lehigh Valley Center
Bethlehem, PA
Curated by East Stroudsburg University Art Department 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Southeastern College Art Conference
Faculty Member
2019 – Present

College Art Association
Faculty Member
2015 – Present

Society for Photographic Education: National & Midwest Region
Faculty Member
2014 – Present

Society for Design
Student Member
2014 – 2015

REFERENCES:
Available upon request