CURRENT POSITION

   Center for Metal Arts, Jewelry and Metalsmithing Studio Coordinator

 

EDUCATION

   Masters of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Major In Metalsmithing. 2016 

   Bachelors of Fine Arts, James P. Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University. Major in Metalsmithing. 2012.

 

TEACHING

    Advanced Metalsmithing, Instructor of Record, SIU Carbondale, IL Spring 2015

    Intermediate Metalsmithing, Instructor of Record, SIU Carbondale, IL Spring 2015

    Advanced Metalsmithing, Instructor of Record, SIC Carbondale, IL Fall 2014

    Intermediate Metalsmithing, Instructor of Record, SIU Carbondale, IL Fall 2014

    Intermediate Metalsmithing, Instructor of Record, SIU Carbondale, IL Summer 2014

    Metalsmithing GTA To Rick Smith, SIU Carbondale, IL Fall 2014- Spring 2016 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    Mokume Gane Exhibition in Japan,” Celebrating 300 years of tradition, innovation, and influence. Traveling Exhibition: 

          Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum, Tsubame City, Japan. 2016

          Yamawaki Art College Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. 2016

    “Contemporary Smiths,” SNAG Online Exhibition. 2015. Jurors: Sue Amendolara, Tom Muri, Greg Gehner

    “American Made Show,” Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. 2015

    Form Forge Fabricate,” SIUC University Museum, Carbondale, IL. 2015

    Toe River Arts Council Annual Blacksmithing Exhibition,” Spruce Pine, NC. 2015

    Adorning the Table,” National Ornamental Metal Meuseum, Memphis, TN. 2015  

    Behold: Modern Metal Vessels,” Honorable Mention, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2015

    Jurors: Yann Wooley and Pam Robinson     

    Annual C4 Exhibition,” Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL. 2015

    Just Words,” Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL. 2015  

    IMPACT,” SNAG Conference 2015, Brookline Arts Center, Boston, MA 2015

    Jurors: Lauren Blais, Peter Evonuk and Ashley Vick

   Changing Hues: Colors Embraced by Metalsmiths around the World” ganoksin 2014

   Toe River Arts Council Annual Blacksmithing Exhibition,” Spruce Pine, NC. 2014

   “Annual Juried C4 Exhibition,” Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL. 2014

   “43RD Mid-State Craft Exhibition,” Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN. 2013 

   “Form, Forge, Fabricate,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2013

   “Jewelry & Objects,” Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI. May 2013

   “Metals 2013,” Walter B. Ford, Detroit, MI. 2013

   “Metelmorphosis,” University of Michigan, Taubman North, Ann Arbor, MI. 2013

   “Graduating Seniors Exhibition,” Art Department Gallery, Detroit, MI. 2013

   “Embodiment,” Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 2012

   “Form, Forge, Fabricate,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2012

   “Trashion,” Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI. 2012

   “Undergraduate Exhibition,” Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, Detroit, MI. 2010 – 2012

   “Art Instillation Exhibition,” Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. 2012

   “Salon d’ Autumn,” Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. 2011

   “Automotive Recycled Technology,” BEHR America, Troy, MI. 2009

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

     2016 Niche Award Finalist, Functional Metal Category.   

     Wingate Scholarship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Fall 2015

     Wingate Scholarship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Fall 2014

     Wingate Scholarship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Spring 2013

    Undergraduate Research Grant, Wayne State University. 2012

    Albert & Peggy DeSalle Scholarship, in Metalsmithing. Wayne State University. 2012

    John & Irene Sowinski Scholarship, Fine Arts and Design. Wayne State University. 2012

    CFPCA Alumni Association Scholarship, Wayne State University. 2012

    Albert & Peggy DeSalle Scholarship, in Metalsmithing. Wayne State University. 2010

    Art Activity Award, Wayne State University. 2009 

    Automotive Recycled Technology Art Competition, First Place, BEHR America. 2009

 

WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS TOUGHT

     Raising Workshop, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 2015  

    Mokume Gane Workshop, University of Gothenburg, Steneby, Sweden. 2015

    Copper and Steel Workshop, Metalshop Studio, Austin, Texas. 2015

    Hammer and Chisel Demonstration, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas. 2015

     Sinking and Raising Workshop, Discovery Days, SIU Carbondale, Illinois. 2015

    Mokume Gane Workshop, Center For Metal Arts, Florida, New York. 2015

    Metal Forming Workshop, Discovery Days, SIU Carbondale, Illinois. 2014

     Cold Connections Workshop, Armstrong Tool and Supply, Detroit, Michigan. 2013

     Sibuichi Workshop, Armstrong Tool and Supply, Detroit, Michigan. 2013

     Metal Forming Workshop, Armstrong Tool and Supply, Detroit, Michigan. 2013

     Raising Demonstration, Michigan Silversmiths Guild, Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2012

      

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

    Penland School of Crafts, Assistant to Andrew Hayes, Sheet Metal Fabrication Workshop. 2016

    Penland School of Crafts, Assistant to Patrick Quinn, Sculpture with Hardware Workshop. 2016  

    SNAG Conference, Boston, Massachusetts 2015 

    Coordinator, Hiroko Yamada Metalsmithing Workshop, SIU Carbondale, Illinois. 2015 

    President, Southern Illinois Metalsmith Society, Illinois 2014-2015

    Forging on the River, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Tennessee. 2014    

    SNAG Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2014

    Repair Days, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Tennessee. 2008-2015

    Treasurer, Southern Illinois Metalsmith Society, Illinois. 2013-2014  

    Coordinator, David Clemons Demonstration, Smithshop Detroit, Michigan. 2013

    Exhibition Chair, Michigan Silversmiths Guild, Michigan. 2011-2013

    Coordinator, Dale Wedig Demonstration, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Michigan 2013 

    Curator, “Jewelry & Objects,” Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens. May 2013

    Curator, “Metals 2013,” Walter B. Ford, Detroit. March 2013 

 

MEMBERSHIP AND ORGINAZATIONS

    SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2011-Current

    ACC, American Craft Council, 2012-Current 

    MSG, Michigan Silversmith Guild, 2008-Current

    ABANA, Artist-Blacksmiths Association of North America, 2012-Current

    Tillers International, 2011-Current