Education

 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Master of Fine Arts in Painting 2004
• Justine Critella Memorial Scholarship winner 2002
• Nominee, Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship
University of Maryland, College Park,MD
Bachelor of Arts, double major Fine Art and Art History, 1998

Professional Experience

 

Art Instructor

Adjunct Professor of Art, Camden County College 5/06-present
• Basic Drawing I
Adjunct Professor of Art, Lincoln University, Oxford 8/06-present
• Introduction to Art/Art Appreciation, Drawing I, Painting I,
Introduction to Color and Media
Faculty, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA 4/05-present
• Watercolor, Introduction to Oil Painting
• Summer Arts Camp, 2006 – Ages 4-5/ 10-11, painting and
drawing
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, University of MD 8/97-5/98
• Painting I, Introduction to Art/Theory of Art
Art institure of Pittsburgh 9/07-present
• Color Theory

Production Designer

Uppity Pilgrim Theatre Co., Philadelphia, PA 7/02-12/04
• Designed and installed sets, props, and playbills, for productions of “PVT Wars,” “Number 3,” and “Actor,”
Temple University Theatre Department, Philadelphia, PA 8/03-5/04
• Designed sets, playbills, and costumes for “Electra,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Temple University Graduate Theatre Department


• Media and Public Relations Assistant Philadelphia Museum of Art 5/99-7/00
• Directed national and international media requests for PMA events and exhibitions
• Maintained PMA mailing lists of 240,000 entries as well as Media and PR budget in Microsoft Excel
• Coordinated press mailings and media images for all special exhibition openings and PMA events
• Oversaw visiting film crews and journalists, ensuring the protection and proper exposure of the PMA’s collection
• Staffed, scheduled and directed departmental volunteers

Exhibitions/Performances

 
2007 Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys in Contemporary Art,
Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania
2006 Candem County College, Faculty Exhibition, NJ
US Artists Exhibition, represented by Schwarz Gallery, PA
Caramoor Art Fair, represented by Nelson Macker Fine Art, NY
2005 “Works on Paper,” Arcadia University, Juror, Cornelia Butler, Chief
Curator of Drawings and Prints, MoMA, NY
“Drawing to Recall” Nelson Macker Fine Art, New York (solo)
“Sea and Be Seen” Nelson Macker Fine Art, Port Chester, NY
“Paintings of Paris” Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
“Crushed Crushes” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Dream Relief” Darius Gallery, Philadelphia (solo)
2004 “Levity” (juried exhibition), Afif Gallery, Philadelphia
“I Ran to Get My Camera, Juried Photography Exhibition,” Yellow
Wall Hall Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
“MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Phila.
“The Imaginary Artist,” (solo performance, 25 min.) PAFA
2003 “St. David’s Annual Juried Exhibition,” Radnor (Juror, Norman
Keyes, Philadelphia Museum of Art)
“New Work,” (solo) Soma Gallery, Philadelphia
“Work,” (group) The Gallery at Bubbling Well Road, Cape May, NJ

Publications/Reviews

 
Art Smart, The Qbix Gallery Fine Arts Magazine, Issue Three, Volume 1, Winter 2006
“Paris by Puma – Nice View,” The Artblog, Libby Rosoff and Roberta Fallon, August 25, 2005
New American Paintings, 57th Edition, April 2005

Invited Lectures/Independent study

 
“The Biomorph,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2003 – A thirty-minute slide lecture about my work relating line, flora and fauna as surrogates for the human form.
“She’s Leaving Home,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2004 – A thirty minute slide lecture concerning the preservation of memory through repetition and imitation in matter. This lecture included images from my thesis exhibition as well as the work leading to it.
Independent Painting Studies in Calcutta, India August 1998, and Paris, France, August 2004