Education

Master of Fine Arts Candidate - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Master of Arts: Art Education - Boston University

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography, Art Education - University of South Dakota


Experience

Graduate Photography Instructor of Record - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2018-present

Union Art Gallery Lead Gallery Assistant - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2018-present

Sculpture Lab Monitor - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, January 2018-present

Documentation Lab - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2017-August 2018

Art Teacher-Photography and Sculpture (Long term substitute) - Harrison High School, West Lafayette, IN,August 2016-May 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant-Photography - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 2016-December 2016

Adjunct Art Instructor: Drawing and Art Appreciation - Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA, January 2016-May 2016

Adjunct Art Instructor-Art Appreciation - Wayne State College, Wayne, NE, August 2015-May 2016

Art Teacher-K-12 - Centerville Public School, Centerville, SD, August 2014-August 2015

Art Teacher-AmeriCorps - Academy Prep, St. Petersburg, FL, June 2013-June 2014


Awards, Grants, Fellowships

2019 - Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd Professional Creative Category

1st Place - 3rd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

Grand Prize - Portfolio Prize, Specto Art Space, VA

UW-Milwaukee Union Director’s Purchase Award

Fredrick R. Layton Research Scholarship

UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Graduate Nomination

2018 - LensCulture Emerging Talents

2018, Editor’s Pick, Life Framer Open Call

Fine Art Series Winner: Non-professional Category, The Photography Gala Awards: 12th Pollux

First Prize - (un)INHABITED: AN Exploration of Human Structure Best of Show, Specto Art Space, VA

Society for Photographic Educators-Northwest Scholarship

Fredrick R. Layton Research Scholarship

Graduate Travel Award

2017 - Frederick R. Layton Graduate Fellowship

2016 - South Dakota Arts Council Project Grant

2014 - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Grant

Jan Chase Rutz Grant

Excellence in Education, Sioux Falls Area Foundation

3rd Place Nude Category, 6th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

Finalist, 6th Pollux Awards

Finalist, 6th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

2013 - CURCA Grant

Silver Light Award, Wilber Stillwell Exhibition

Dean of Students Award, Wilber Stillwell Exhibition

2012-Honorable Mention, All of US Exhibition

Honorable Mention, The Hand Made Photograph

Silver Light Award, Wilber Stillwell Exhibition

CFA Dean’s Award, Wilber Stillwell Exhibition

2011-Distinguished Scholar Award, University of South Dakota

Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence


2010-Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic

Summit League Commissioner List


Exhibitions

2019 -

Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London

Portfolio ShowCase 12, Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Decadence + Desire, Gallery 114, Portland, OR

7th Annual International Combined Caucus Exhibition, Cleveland, OH

The Everyday Feminist: Fine China, Ploch Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Metals+Sculpture+Digital Fabrication Student Show, Milwaukee, WI

46th Annual Juried Show, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, Allegany Arts Center, Cumberland, MD

Conroe Art League (CAL) 4th Annual National Invitational, Conroe, TX

LENS 2019 Juried Photography Exhibition, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

2019 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Wichita, KS

Truths and Consequences, Giles Gallery, Richmond, KY

Identity: Places, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO (duel show)

2nd Annual Women Artists Quarterly Art Competition Online Juried Exhibition, Fusion Art, online

The Naked Print, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI

3rd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

Alternated Process and Integrated Media, The Arts Gallery, Plano, TX

Pushing Paper Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Valdosta National 2019, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA

Var Gallery 30x30x30 Show, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2018 -

LensCulture: Emerging Talent Awards, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Shape of Change, Cade Gallery, Arnold, MD

Society for Photographic Educators Student Juried Show, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Art Through The Lens 2018, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

Exhibition the Essentials, Loosen Art, Rome, Italy

(P)Review, Refraction Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

(un)INHABITED - An Exploration of Human Structure, Specto Art Space,Bridgewater, VA.

October National 2018, Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Decatur, IL

Woman Made Gallery-21st International Open, Chicago, IL

Works on Paper 2018, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

Small Works, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Headquarters, Scranton, PA

RedLine 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, RedLine, Denver, CO

The Built Environment, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO

 

2018 -

MidSummer Arts Festival, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI

2018 Midwest Photo Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery M, Milwaukee, WI

Sculpture + Metals Show, 4th floor, UWM, Milwaukee, WI

Var Gallery 30x30x30 Show, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Union 45th Annual Juried Show, Union Gallery, UWM, Milwaukee, WI

2017 -

Object Show, INOVA Gallery, UWM, Milwaukee, WI

Palate to Palette, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI

2016 -

Artists as Thinker, Maker, Feeler, Cade Gallery, Arnold, MD

Haunted, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT

Westwood Exhibition, President’s House, West Lafayette, IN

2015 -

The Local Artist, Exposure Gallery, Sioux Falls

University of South Dakota and University of North Dakota Traveling Exhibition, SD and ND

2014 -

3rd Int’l Biennial of Photography, Municipal Museum, Malaga, Spain

Wondrous Indeed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver, CO

The Kallitype Process, Beede Gallery, SD

2013 -

Art Kudos International Competition, Online Gallery

Defined By Nature, Washington Pavillion, Sioux Falls, SD

Strange Rangers-BFA Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

Stillwell Student Juried Show, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

Krappy Camera International Competition, SOHO Gallery, New York, NY

2012 -

The Handmade Photograph, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY

All of Us Juried Exhibition, Vermillion Area Art Council, Vermillion, SD

Amalgam-A Collaborative Collection, Vermillion Area Art Council, Vermillion, SD

South Dakota Universities Invitational Exhibition, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD

Painting and Photography Showcase, Vermillion Area Art Council, Vermillion, SD

2010 -

Wilber Stillwell Student Juried Show, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota Photography Show, Yankton, SD

 


Speaking Engagements and Visiting Artist

2019 - Visiting Artist at the University of South Dakota

2018 - Western Contemporary Cast Iron Art Alliance Conference

Society for Photographic Education - Midwest

Society for Photographic Education - Northwest

Society for Photographic Education - South Central

Focus Photography Guest Speaker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 


Workshops and Performances

2019 -

Co-organizer of the Lynden Sculpture Garden Iron Pour

2018 -

8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron, Scranton, PA

UW-Milwaukee Chromoskedasic Workshop, Milwaukee, WI

9th Annual Pour’n Yer Heart Out, Madison, WI

2017-

UW-Platteville Iron Pour, Platteville, WI

UW-Whitewater Iron Pour, Whitewater, WI

13th Annual Hot Iron Days, Lamberton, MN

14th Annual Down on the Farm Pour, Decorah, IA

2nd Annual Fire Festival, Cambridge, WI

Equinox Iron Pour, Chicago, IL

8th Annual Pour’n Yer Heart Out, Madison, WI

2016 -

5th Annual Type on the Cob, Mt. Pleasant, IA

12th Annual Hot Iron Days, Lamberton, MN

13th Annual Down on the Farm Pour, Decorah, IA

1st Annual Fire Festival, Cambridge, WI