Education

2015 MFA, Spatial Arts, San Jose State University (SJSU); San Jose, CA.

2008   BFA, Crafts, College for Creative Studies (CCS); Detroit, MI.

2002-2003   Oberlin College; Oberlin, OH.

Workshops

2013   Inspiring Surfaces, Erin Furimsky, Anderson Ranch; Snowmass Village, CO.

2010   Ultra Figuración, Christina Cordova, Penland School of Crafts; Penland, NC.

2007   Natural Graffiti: Site Specific Installation, Sumakshi Singh, Ox-Bow School of Art; Saugatuck, MI.

2006   Spirit Light: The Art of Neon, David Svenson, Pilchuck Glass School; Stanwood, WA.

Residencies

2015 Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT. Short term artist in residence. 

Solo Shows

2015   Compositions with Flesh, Gallery Three; San Jose, CA.

2014   Flesh and Glass Installation, Gallery Five; San Jose, CA.

2013   Corporeal Windows (component 1), Galería de Santos; San Jose, CA.

Corporeal Windows (component 2), John Pickelle Gallery; San Jose, CA.

Ishtar Enthroned, Herbert Sanders Gallery; San Jose, CA.

Milk of the Virgin, Gallery Five; San Jose, CA.        

Group Shows

2016 Lineage: Mentorship & Learning, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA. 

2015 Clear, 4 person show, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA. 

Made Manifest, Gallery Three, San Jose, CA. 

Lift Off, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA. 

South First Billiards plus Lift Off 2015, 4 person show, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA.

SJSU Exhibition at California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA); Davis, CA.

Divergence: Emerging Legacies, The de Young Museum; San Francisco, CA.

2014   Visions in Clay, L H Horton Jr. Gallery; Stockton, CA.

SJSU Exhibition at California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA); Davis, CA.

2013   Possession, Duluth Art Institute; Duluth, MN.

SJSU Exhibition at CCACA; Davis, CA.

Tango and The Modern Nude, Art Ark Gallery; San Jose, CA.

2012   Higher Education, Higher Fire; San Jose, CA.

2010   Ultra Figuración, Penland School of Crafts; Penland, NC.

2008   BFA Exhibition, CCS; Detroit, MI.

CCS Student and Alumni Show, Janice Epstein Gallery; W. Bloomfield, MI.

2007   CCS Student and Alumni Show, Janice Epstein Gallery; W. Bloomfield, MI.

Student Exhibition, CCS; Detroit, MI.

Ceramic Artists’ Market, Detroit Artist’s Market; Detroit, MI.

Hot Reveals 2, CCS; Detroit, MI.

2006   Summer Work, U245 Gallery; Detroit, MI.

Hot Reveals, CCS; Detroit, MI.

CCS Student and Alumni Show, Janice Epstein Gallery; W. Bloomfield, MI.

Student Exhibition, CCS; Detroit, MI.

2005   CCS Student and Alumni Show, Janice Epstein Gallery; W. Bloomfield, MI.

Student Exhibition, CCS; Detroit, MI.

Curatorial and Collaborative Projects

2015 Clear, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA. Collaborative project with Scotty Gorham

South First Billiards features Lift Off 2015, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA. Curated with Scotty Gorham

San Jose State University Lift Off Catalogue 2015, SJSU. Editing and Graphic Design with Devon McKnight

2013   Six, Herbert Sanders Gallery; San Jose, CA. Curated with Chrysta Giffen

Awards

2015   Nominee, 2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center

2014   Joseph and Cheryl Battiato Ceramic Scholarship, SJSU

Elizabeth Heil Endowment Scholarship, SJSU

2013   Elizabeth Heil Endowment Scholarship, SJSU

Fire Arts Scholarship, SJSU

Brooks Fellowship, Anderson Ranch

2008   First place Goldwasser Writing Award for best senior thesis, CCS

2004-2008   Yearly CCS scholarship

2007   George Liebert Scholarship for Ox Bow School of Art

2006   CCS Glass and Pilchuck Glass School Partner Scholarship

Bibliography

2015 MFA Now 2015 Archive, Root Division

San Jose State University Lift Off Catalogue 2015, SJSU

2013   MFA Now 2013 Archive, Root Division

Conferences

2015 Glass Art Society Conference (GAS), Exhibitor; San Jose, CA.

CCACA, Exhibitor; Davis, CA

2014   National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA); Milwaukee, WI.

CCACA, Exhibitor; Davis, CA.

2013   CCACA, Exhibitor; Davis, CA.

2012   California Glass Exchange Conference, Presenter, South Bay Team: BAGI and SJSU; Oakland, CA.

2009   NCECA; Phoenix, AZ.

2008   GAS; Portland, OR.