MFA Rhode Island School of Design – Cum Laude Graduate, concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
Certificate Brown University – Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning Certificate 1 Recipient. Year long series of lectures and workshops aimed to improve the quality of reflective teaching to diverse styles of learning.
BFA Alfred University – Cum Laude Graduate, concentration in Sculpture and Printmaking; Minor in Art History.
SELECT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Steel Yard, Associate Director – Works closely with the Executive Director to facilitate the implementation of the mission and vision of the organization, with a focus towards mentoring staff to grow our organizational systems and competency. Simultaneously focusing on growing the organizations industrial-arts residency program
The Steel Yard, Program Director – Head of educational programming; work with independent artists to establish course curriculum and departmental objectives. Additionally responsible for special programming, such as grant funded job training courses and youth opportunities.
The Steel Yard, Communications Director – Responsible for website, press communications, newsletters, and public relations.
Hera Gallery, Gallery Director – Organize and curate exhibitions, responsible for writing grant proposals and press releases. Additional responsibilities include planning special events, working with artists and interns, gallery maintenance, and gallery sitting.
RISD, Continuing Education Instructor – Formulated syllabus and course criteria. Emphasis on technical skills, used technically oriented assignments to introduce students to the basic methods of silversmithing. Courses ranged from beginner and intermediate, to classes focusing on alternative material or processes.
SELECT TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
2022 SNAG Conference – Meeting Points Discussion; spoke on community focused art practices from the perspective of an arts organization as platform/resource.
2021 Brown University – Humanities in Context; gave a public presentation about community engagement strategies within non-profit sector and how to reduce barriers to programs.
2021 Yale University – Life : Long : Learning; gave a presentation about non-academic learning opportunities and participated in conversation with colleagues and students.
2020 The Steel Yard – Presenting Your Best Self; gave an artist advancement workshop focusing on demystifying the process of writing strong artist bios, artist statements, and curriculum vitaes.
2017 AS220 – Participated on a panel discussing ’Becoming an Artrepreneurial City’ facilitated by the Mellon Foundation.
2013 RISD – Professional Practices Class; participated on a panel discussing how to artistically engage in the field of teaching, as well appropriate and professional methods for self-promotion.
2013 The Museum School – Jewelry Department; gave an artist talk on the genesis of my artistic career, and how to nurture ones creative endeavors beyond the sphere of academia.
2011 RISD – Professional Practices Class; gave a slide show and talk discussing my creative practice, and how to create a community of peers beyond the educational environment.
SELECT CURATORIAL & EXHIBITION
2022 Annual Resident Artist Exhibition – Curated group exhibition at Machines With Magnets, Pawtucket, RI. Featured artwork made by artists participating in The Steel Yard’s industrial arts residency program.
2021 Annual Resident Artist Exhibition – Curated group exhibition at The Works, Providence, RI. Featured artwork made by artists participating in The Steel Yard’s industrial arts residency program.
2014 Natural History – Solo Show at AS220 Project Space, Providence, Rhode Island.
2013 Industrial Evolution – Curated exhibition at Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island featuring the art of The Steel Yards’ Public Projects Department.
2011 Costume Costume – Sienna Gallery, Lennox, Massachusetts. Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Traveling exhibition curated by The Opulent Project.
2010 Material Desires – Curate exhibition at Craftland Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island. Curated Exhibition.
2010 Chromophilia – Curated exhibition at Craftland Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island.
2010 Objectified: The Domestication of the Industrial – Curated exhibition at Gallery, Washington DC.
SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Elyena De Goguel. “The Art and Science of Adornment.” Providence Monthly, January 2016.
Metcalf, Bruce (Juror). Showcase 500 Rings. New York, NY: Lark Crafts. 2012
“Haute Mess,” Vogue Italia, No. 739, Page 426, March 2012.
Skowood, Heather. Jewelry From Found Objects. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. 2011.
“Fashionable Friend,” Design Bureau Magazine, Page 54, December 2011.
Cook, Greg. “Reviewed: ’10 Most Endangered Houses’ and ‘Chromophilia’.” The Providence Phoenix, October 1 – 8, 2010.
Norris, Doug. “Providence, The Artists’ Nest.” Art New England Sept/Oct 2010: 26 – 29.
Dawson, Jessica. “Honfleur Gallery and Mexican Cultural Institute exhibits pit art against design.” Washington Post, Friday, June 18, 2010.
Meridith. “OBJECTIFIED @ Honfleur Gallery.” BrightestYoungThings: Slightly Overexposed. 4 June 2010. Web. 20 Sept. 2010. <http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/art-design/preview-objectified-honfleur-gallery/>.
Ryan, Susan Elizabeth. “Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity.” Leonardo Magazine, Volume 42, Issue 2, April 2009.
HI RES. Respond Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2007.
Whalen, Caroline. “Local Jewelry Artist Makes it to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” Narragansett Times, July 28-29, 2005, C4
Collection of Contemporary Art Jewellery – Galeria Legnica II, Legnica, Poland.
University of Rhode Island – Kingston, Rhode Island
Alfred University – Alfred, New York