Resume

Education:
2011              
Masters of Fine Art, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV    
2007              
Bachelors of Fine Art, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT    

Professional Experience
Current-2011 Studio Manager/Resident Artist, ZenClay, Morgantown, WV
2011-2009       Graduate Assistant, WVU Office of International Programs, Morgantown, WV

2010               
International Forum, Coordinator, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
                        Dialogue on Africa, Coordinator, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2009               
Dialogue on China, Coordinator, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2009-2007
      Studio Assistant, Lab Tech, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2008
                Production Studio Assistant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2007-2005
      Ceramic Lab Technician, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Selected Awards:
            
2010                Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Grant, West Virginia University
2010-2009      
College of Creative Arts International Travel Grant, West Virginia University
                        Luce Foundation China Fellowship,
West Virginia University,
2009-2007      
Tuition Waiver, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2008               
China Initiative Travel Grant, Henry Luce Foundation
                       
College of Creative Arts International Travel Grant
, West Virginia University
                        College of Creative Arts Domestic Travel Grant, West Virginia University
2007               
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
                        Award of Excellence
, Utah Valley University student Exhibition, Ceramics
2006               
Award of Merit, Utah Valley University Student Exhibition, Watercolor
                        3rd place
, “Who am I?”, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012                ZenClay, Morgantown, WV, Daily Connection
                       
ZenClay, Morgantown, WV, Relics
2011                 ZenClay, Morgantown, WV, Polar Opposites
                         Pierce Art Gallery, Montgomery, WV, WVU: Institute of Technology, Objects of Status
2010                
Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV, WVU, (In)Significant Objects

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012                 Clay Place, Columbus, OH, ReBoot: Deux
                         Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV, 69th Annual AAWV Juried Exhibition
2011                 Stifel Fine Arts Center
, Wheeling, WV, West Virginia Juried Exhibition
                        Clay Place, Carnegie, PA, Ceramic Artists of West Virginia Invitational
                         West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, Student Showcase
                         ZenClay, Morgantown, WV, Graduate Exhibition
2010                
The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Soda Salt National V, Juried Exhibition
                        
Fast Forward Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, You’re a Cheese Sandwitch
                         Glasses Gallery,
Baton Rouge, LA, 8 fluid ounces, Juried Exhibition
2009                
ZenClay, Morgantown, WV, WVU Ceramics Dept.
                         Randolph Arts Guild,
Asheboro, NC, Symposium Exhibition
2008                
Robert P. Anderson Gallery, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China
                         NCECA Student Show: Shared Journeys,
Juried Exhibition
                         ZenClay,
Morgantown, WV, WVU students X 6 
                         ZenClay
, Morgantown, WV, WVU Alumni Exhibition
2007                
Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT, BFA Exhibition
                         Woodbury Art Museum,
Orem, UT, Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition
2006                
Woodburn Gallery, Orem UT, Who am I, Juried Exhibition
                         Woodbury Art Museum,
Orem, UT, Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition

Presentations & Workshops

2011-2009
        West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Study Abroad 101 Seminars
2011
                 WVU Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV, Demonstration/Discussion
2010                
NCECA: Independence, Philadelphia, PA, Graduate Lecture forum

Conferences Attended
2011                
NCECA: Shared Journeys II, Morgantown, WV
2010                
NCECA: Independence, Philadelphia, PA
                        
NCECA Pre-Conference,
West Virginia University, Morgantown,WV
2009                
NCECA: Ceramic Interface: From Dawn to Digital, Phoenix, AZ
                        
22nd Annual North Carolina Pottery Conference,
Ashboro, NC
2008                
NCECA: Shared Journeys, Jingdezhen, PR China
                        
NCECA: Confluence, Pittsburgh, PA
                        
NCECA Pre-Conference:
West Virginia University, Morgantown,WV
2007                
NCECA: Old Currents/New Blends, Louisville, KY

Travel Experience
2010                
Talavera Ceramics and Spanish in Mexico: Immersion in Guanajuato, Mexico
2009                
North Carolina Pottery Research: Mint Museum, Seagrove, Penland
2008                
Ceramics In China: Fall semester study abroad program in Jingdezhen, China
2007                
Study Abroad Art History: Italy. France, Netherlands, Czech Republic
2006                
Utah Valley University: Art and Visual Communications in NYC, New York
2000
                International Construction and Cultural Experience, Gotemba, Japan

Clubs & Associations

2010-2006       
NCECA Member
2010-2009       
West Virginia University Ceramics Guild
2012-2009       
Golden Key National Honor Society, West Virginia University

Volunteer Work & Charitable Donations

2012                
Empty Bowls Monongalia, Morgantown, WV
2011                 Empty Bowls Monongalia, Morgantown, WV
2010-2007       
$3500 donated to WVU student ceramics guild from Studio Sales
2010                
Lockbridge Pottery Exhibitions, Lockbridge WV
                        
Empty Bowls Monongalia, Morgantown, WV
                        
NCECA Pre-Conference Volunteer:
West Virginia University, Assistant to Sara Jaeger
2009                
Lockbridge Pottery Exhibitions, Lockbridge WV
                        
Empty Bowls Monongalia, Morgantown, WV
2008
                NCECA: Shared Journeys Symposium Volunteer, Jingdezhen, China, Assistant to Beth Cavaner
                               Stichter & Peter Beseaker

                         NCECA Volunteer,
Surveys, Pittsburgh, PA
                         NCECA Pre-Conference Volunteer:
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV,
                              Assistant to Tara Wilson.

2007     
           Empty Bowls Monongalia, Morgantown, WV

Collections

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, permanent collection, Jingdezhen, China