EDUCATION                                                 
2012        BFA in illustration, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI 
AWARDS                                                
2017        Ward H. and Cora E. Nay Director's Purchase Prize, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 
2017        Best of Drawing/Pastels, Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI 
2017        Best of Drawing/Pastels, Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI 
2017        Best in Show: Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Digital Art, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2017        Mary Louise Womer Award for Excellence, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2017        Honorable Mention, Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL 
2016        Best in Show: Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Digital Art, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2016        Vi Fogel Uretz, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2016        Robert and Veronica Young Memorial Award for Graphic Arts, 88th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 
2016        First Place: 30th Annual Regional Exhibition, LowellArts!, Lowell, MI 
2015         Best of Show, Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL 
2015        Best in Show: Mayor's Award, Penrod Arts Fair, Indianapolis, IN 
2015        Jim Kemp Craftsmanship Award, Fourth Street Festival of Arts 2015, Bloomington, IN 
2015        Best of Drawing/Pastels, Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI 
2015        2nd Place: Drawing/Pastel 2D Mixed Media, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2015        Mary Louise Womer Award for Excellence, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2015        Best of Show, St. Charles Art Fair, St. Charles, IL 
2015        West Michigan Area Show Third Prize, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI 
2014        Judge’s Award, Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL 
2014        Best of Drawing/Printmaking, Midwest Salute to the Arts, Fairview Heights, IL 
2014        2nd Place: Digital Art, Drawing/Pastel &Painting, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2014        Award of Excellence, St. Charles Art Fair, St. Charles, IL 
2013        Best of Show, Art in the Park, Highland, IL 
2013        Honorable Mention, Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair, Peoria, IL 
2013        Judge’s Award, Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL 
2013        Rights of Passage: Best of Show, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2013        Graphics 2nd Place, Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo, OH 
2013        Award of Excellence, St. Charles Art Fair, St. Charles, IL 
2012        Award of Excellence, Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair, Peoria, IL 
2012        Best of 2D and Mixed Media, St. Charles Art Fair, St. Charles, IL 
2012        Judges Award, St. Charles Art Fair, St. Charles, IL 
2011          Vi Fogel Uretz, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2009       Honorable Mention, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
LECTURES                                                 
2015        ARTbreak: Up Close and Personal: WMAS Talks, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 
2013        Guest Speaker, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN 
2011         An Evening with Taylor Mazer, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI 
PUBLICATION/BIBLIOGRAPHY                                         
2017         Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design Issue 46 
2017         INDA 11, Manifest Gallery 
2016        Chicago Quarterly Review Volume 22, p. 135, 187, and 209. 
2015        Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design Issue 40, p. 16. 
2015        sPARKLE & bLINK 68, Quiet Lightning, Featured Artist. 
2015        Vitriol No. 2, Quiet Lightning 
2015        INDA 10, Manifest Gallery 
2014        INDA 8, Manifest Gallery, p. 125. 
2013        Ellipsis: Literature and Art Volume 49, p. 12 and 105. 
2013        The Macguffin Winter Issue, Schoolcraft College, p. 32 and 33. 
2012        Bluecanvas Issue 14, p. 80 and 81. 
2011         491 Magazine Issue Five, p. 21. 
2010        South Jersey Underground. Featured Artist. 
2011         “Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation,” 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, p. 73 reproduction. 
2006       Café Review 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                            
2013        Drawings in Ink, Artists’ Own, Lafayette, IN 
2012        Colluvium, Byrneboehm Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 
JURIED EXHIBITIONS                                            
2017        2017 West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 
2017        31st Annual Regional Exhibition, LowellArts!, Lowell, MI 
2017        15 Years of Decay: Defying the Local, Center for New Media/Arcus Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI 
2016        Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2016        88th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Arts, Muskegon, MI 
2016        30th Annual Regional Exhibition, LowellArts!, Lowell, MI 
2016        DRAWN, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2015        Regional Arts Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI 
2015        Nature's Place Exhibit, The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2015        87th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Arts, Muskegon, MI 
2015        Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2015        West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI 
2015        DRAWN, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2015        Regional Showcase: Michigan, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2014        The Little Exhibition, Richard App Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 
2014        Festival of the Arts, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI 
2014        DRAWN, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2013        Selections from INDA 8, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2013        Rights of Passage, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
2012        10 under 40, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI 
2011         Artprize, The SPOT, Grand Rapids, MI 
2011         Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI 
TEACHING EXPIERENCE                                             
2013-Present    Adjunct Faculty, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI     -     Advanced Inking Techniques (Accredited College Course) 
2013-2014    Continuing Studies Instructor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI -    Drawing Architecture in Perspective (6 Week Class) -    Drawing Batman (3 Week Class) -    Drawing Level One (7 Week Class) -    Drawing Storms (Workshop) 
SELECTED ART FAIRS                                                 
2017        Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI 
2017        Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2017        57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 
2015        Penrod Arts Fair, Indianapolis, IN 
2014        Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL 
2014        Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO 
2012        Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
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