I began working at RCC in 2007, and am currently full time faculty and Director of the Art Galleries. I teach a range of classes in 2D art, art history, and sculpture, and recently began working in the 3D modelling program ZBrush as part of the sculpture curriculum. In addition my teaching, I enjoy creating and organizing special projects, in topics such as tattoo art, artists’ portraits, and student project such as murals and collaborative work. Primarily working in painting and drawing, I also explore a breadth of media, including installation, printmaking, collage, murals, and worked for 15 years as a professional scenic artist and designer.
Boise State University; Utah State University; Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh; Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama; University of Wyoming; Eastern Wyoming College; Rogue Community College
Selected Grants and Awards
Graduate Scholarship, School of Visual Arts; Vice-President’s Fellowship for Creative Research, Utah State University; Idaho Commission on the Arts, Artist’s Individual Fellowship; Juror’s Award, Boise Museum of Art Biennial; Honor Student Teacher’s Award, CCAC Pittsburgh; Berkman Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon; Faculty Senate Award of Distinction in Innovation, RCC; Best of Show, Southern Oregon Art Show
Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Herrett Museum for Arts and Sciences, College of Southern Idaho, Harper-Howell Gallery, Grants Pass, OR; Firehouse Gallery, Grants Pass, OR; Eastern Wyoming College; Chadron State University, Nebraska; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Gallery; LaFond Galleries, Pittsburgh; Chase Center for the Arts, Annapolis Maryland; Saint Xavier College, Chicago; Northern Kentucky University; Viterbo College, Wisconsin
Selected Scenic Designs
The Merchant of Venice, RCC; Book of Days, University of Wyoming; The Marriage of Figaro, CMU School of Drama; Watching my Hair Grow, Boston Performing Arts Center; Grand Hotel, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; The Imaginary Invalid, Point Park College Conservatory, Pittsburgh; Children of Eden, CCAC South Campus, West Mifflin, PA; The Wiz, Island Center for the Arts, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
AA, College of Southern Idaho
BFA, Boise State University
Graduate Study in Painting with Will Insley and Lucio Pozzi at the School of Visual Arts in New York
MFA in Drawing and Painting, Utah State University.
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