EDUCATION:
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
August, 2015 – present
M.A. in Studio Arts; May, 2017
M.F.A in Studio Arts (expected May, 2018)
Dual degree program
Primary emphasis: Photography; Secondary emphasis: Graphic Design
GPA: 3.99

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

School of Visual Arts
Manhattan, New York
June 2, 2014 – July 4, 2014
Residency in Photography

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

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
Instructor for Elements of Digital Photography:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
August, 2015 – Present
· Instructed non-major students to create a digital photography portfolio consisting of photographic genres: landscapes, portraits, narratives, still lives and abstract 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

Photography Lab Monitor:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
January, 2016 – May, 2016 
· Overseer of camera rental equipment, student printing, and inventory
· Provided troubleshooting of Epson printers
· Managed print queue and print purchases

Intern:
Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA
February, 2014 –  May, 2014
· Assisted Director with publicity and implementation of the Annual Pocono Arts Festival
· Assisted Director prepare the Annual Juried Art Show at the Pocono Arts Council’s ARTSPACE Gallery
· Designed promotional print and web media for monthly events
· Assisted Director with office tasks and database archiving

Intern:
Eileen Noelle Photography INC, Delaware Water Gap, PA
September, 2013 – December, 2013
· Retouched portraits using Photoshop and Lightroom techniques
· Assisted photographer on Photoshoots
· Printed and packaged client’s photographs

Graphic Artist Assistant:
East Stroudsburg University, University Graphics Center, East Stroudsburg, PA
February, 2011 – August, 2013
· Designed print and digital media for the Student Activity Association weekly events
· Printed student’s projects
· Managed client inventory

Photographer Assistant & Photo Editor:
Milan Rose Photography, Hillsborough, NJ
October, 2009 – January, 2010
· Retouched portraits using Photoshop techniques
· Assisted photographer on Photoshoots
· Printed and packaged client’s photographs

 

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

 

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

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

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

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).

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

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).

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

Presenter on Art Installations of Environmental Sustainability at the ESU Student Research and Scholarly Activity Symposium; East Stroudsburg, PA (April, 2014).

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).

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

2013
Presenter on Underwater Photography: An Overview at the ESU President’s Inaugural Student Research and Scholarly Activity Symposium, East Stroudsburg, PA (April, 2013).

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

SERVICE:
Elected President of the ESU Art Association Club
September, 2013 – May, 2014
· Organized and managed group agenda and meetings
· Assigned responsibilities to officers and fellow members
· Collaborated with other clubs and organizations on events
· Organized fundraisers: Zombie Walk and Comic Thon to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the University’s Art Department
· Designed club T-shirts
· Hosted and organized the Juried Spring Student Exhibit.  

Elected Secretary Officer of the ESU Art Association Club
September, 2012 – May, 2013
· Recruited members
· Maintained club’s records and student attendance
· Recorded club’s meeting times

 

GRANT WORK:
Assisted ESU Professor David Mazure with the various deliverables (i.e., packaging of panels for display of Silkscreen on clay boards with recycled tire rubber flocking) for his Grant funded piece “New Mythologists: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”; exhibited at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
January, 2013 – May, 2013

 

SKILLS:
Mediums: Digital Photography; Analog Photography; Large Format Photography; Fine Art Printing; Digital Imaging and Editing

Software: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, and Bridge; ImagePrint; Microsoft Office

Hardware: Epson Stylus: 4900, 7900, and 9900; Canon SLR Cameras; Imacon Flextight Scanner

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:                        
College Art Association
Student Member
2015 – Present

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

Atlanta Photography Group
Student Member
2014 – 2015

Society for Design
Student Member
2014 – 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED: 
Conflict Resolution; Society for Photographic Education Midwest Region, St. Louis, MI
October 6 – 9, 2016

Constructed Realities; Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV
March 10 – 13, 2016

Throwing Light, Catching Shadows; Society for Photographic Education Midwest Region, Louisville, KY
October 1 – 4, 2015

Representing Others/Representing Ourselves; Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region; Lancaster, PA     *Volunteered with SPEMA Committee
November 7 – 8, 2014

Accessibility: Ubiquity vs. the Sublime; Society for Photographic Education Northeast Region;
Albany, NY
October 24 – 25, 2014

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo; New York City, NY
April 4, 2014

Pentagram: Michael Bierut, Natasha Jen, and Emily Oberman Partners; Harrisburg, PA
March 27, 2014

 

REFERENCES:
Available upon request