Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007
M.F.A. – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2003
B.A., Art, cum laudeCoe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2001
A.A. – Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Professional Experience

2010-present
Assistant Professor of Art
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Courses: Ceramics I, II, III, Sculpture I, II, III, Thinking in Three-Dimensions, First Year Seminar: My Favorite Mistake: Art & Failure, Social Practice, Ceramics: Form, Function, and Meaning, Ceramic Sculpture
2010-2014
Part-time Instructor
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Courses Taught: Sculpture I, II, Thinking in Three-Dimensions, Collage and Assemblage, 2D Fundamentals
2010-2014
Gallery Director
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Manage Sinclair Art Galleries and Student Galleries including organizing juried and solo exhibitions, managing facilities, hosting receptions, hosting visiting artists.
  • Care for the Permanent Art Collection (over 700 works) including implementing a new database system, creating a new inventory system, overseeing restoration, re-framing, and general maintenance, provide tours of the collection, worked with the library to have UV Film installed on the windows, placed artwork in numerous offices across campus.
2010-2014
Career Workshop Coordinator
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Organize a set of on-site visits, panel discussions, and presentations that inform our students of careers in the arts, this series also provides information needed for documenting artwork, writing an artist’s statement and creating a web presence.
2009
Visiting Professor in Ceramics
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Courses Taught: Ceramics I, II, III, Advanced Art Research
2009
Instructor
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Classes Taught: Handbuilt Ceramics
2008
Docent
Foshay Museum & Observation Deck, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Outreach Faculty
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Summer Faculty, Ceramics Instructor
Interlochen Arts Camp, MI
2008
Instructor, Collaborative Art Project
Northwest Passage High School, Coon Rapids, MN
2007
Teacher of Record, May 2007
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Classes Taught: Dinnerware/Installation
2006-2007
Research Assistant, Department of Art History, Digital Content Library
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2004-2007
Teaching Assistant
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2004-2007
Studio Assistant for Tetsuya Yamada
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2003
Studio Art Assistant
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Saccharine
Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2017
Saccharine
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
2016
HomeWork
Emily Galusha Gallery, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2013
HomeWork
Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011
Building, Dwelling, Thinking
ArtLab, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2010
In Place
The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
2007
Futility, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Detritus
The Ahrnsbrak Room, University of Wisconsin Marathon CountyWausau, WI

Group, Curated and Juried Exhibitions

2019
Earthy Paradise, two-person show with Ursula Hargens, Curated by Andrea Kann, co-current exhibition for NCECA-Claytopia
Joe Christenson Studio, Minneapolis, MN
2019
Iowa Educators Exhibition, group show, Curated by JoAnn Schnabel, co-current exhibition for NCECA-Claytopia
Squirrel Haus Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2018
Pedestal to Table Ceramic Invitational, group show Curated by Marion Nehmer, Linda Lewis, Emily MacFarland, Diane Hayes and Judy Goodwin
Mainframe Studios, Des Moines, IA
2016
Superusted, Midwest Biennial, curated by Cheryl Wilgren-Clyne
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2016
Superusted, Midwest Biennial, curated by Cheryl Wilgren-Clyne
Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2015
Juried, Biennial Exhibition
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa
2014
Juried Online Exhibition, Reclaimed: Installation, Performance and Site-Specific Work, One Wall Gallery, Art Access (catalog)
www.one-wall-gallery.com
2012
Colleagues Show
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
2011
Northern Clay Center Artists
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011
Collaboration, Momento, Iowa Clay Conference Presenters Exhibition, with Susannah Biondo Gemmel
Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010
Coe College Faculty Show
Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010
Group Exhibition, Home Sweet Home
Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2009
Juried Exhibition, 2009 Artists of NCC
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2009
Four Jerome Artists, 2008 Jerome Project Grant Exhibition
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2009
Not, Not Clay: REALLY Contemporary Works
Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Interlochen Faculty Exhibition
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
2008
The Boiler Room 2, Fourteen on the Fourteenth, Group Show
Minneapolis, MN
2007
Virtual Field: Seed Project
Schroeder Romero Project Space, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Seed Project Auction & Benefit
Rare Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Four person show, Alumni Exhibition
Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2007
The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Open Door III, Juried Group Show
Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2007
Global Unity, Mosaic Festival Group Show
Minneapolis, MN
2007
Futility, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2007
Art in the Boiler Room
Minneapolis, MN
2006
Collaboration, Pattern Language, Fashion Show DPCI 97/4/ 782, with Gail Heidel
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Praxis Practice
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Narrative Beyond Words
Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Fresh Works, Graduate Exhibition
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
NAGAS, North American Graduate Art Survey
Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Group Show
Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2006
Scholarship Show
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Collaboration, Neural Communication, with Lora Stoyanova
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Collaboration, Prix Fixe, with Mayumi Amada
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005
Fresh Works, Graduate Exhibition
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005
Operation Prairie Storm, Group Show
Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2005
Scholarship Show
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005
Mandatory II, Graduate Exhibition
Arts Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2004
Iowa Crafts 36
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA
2004
Deadpan, Senior Thesis Exhibition
Sinclair Galleries, Coe CollegeCedar Rapids, IA
2003
Kirkwood Student Exhibition
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapids, IA
1993
Art Show 5, Juried Exhibition
Hearst Center for the ArtsCedar Rapids, IA

Awards & Grants

2015-16
Perrine Award
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2014
Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant — Faculty Grant
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2009
Art Initiative Grant
Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
2009
Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination
Dedalus Foundation, New York, NY
2006
Graduate Research Professional Partnership Grant with Professor Mark Pharis
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Joel and Aja Award in Ceramics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Zelda and Max Berman Scholarship in Art
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005
Joel and Aja Award in Ceramics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2004
Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2003
Great Lakes Clay Company Ceramics Prize
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2003
Marvin Cone Art Prize
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2003
Robert and Joan Kocher Prize in Art
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2002
William C. and Mildred M. Crawford Scholarship
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2001
Fine Art Scholarship
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2001
Outstanding Student of the Year Award
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2001
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Public Presentations and Lectures

2014
Thursday Forum Lecture: Organization May Save Your Life: and Other Stories from the Artists Studios
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2013
Public Lecture: HomeWork
Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011
Public Lecture: Building, Dwelling, Thinking
ArtLab, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2011
Iowa Clay Conference Presenter: Artist Talk & Workshop
The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
2008
Visiting Artist Lecture: Artist Talk
The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
2007
Visiting Artist Lecture: Artist Talk
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2005
Visiting Artist Lecture: Artist Talk
University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, Wausau, WI

Bibliography

2015
Soap Factory's biennial celebrates nature and nurture in handsome show, A review by Mary Abbe
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
2014
Reclaimed: Installation, Performance and Site-Specific Work
One Wall Gallery, Art Access
2013
Momento, A review by Claire Kovacs
Ceramic Art and Perception Issue 91
2012
Saatchi Online, 100 Curators 100 Days
Curator: Flora Fairbairn
2012
THERE Journal of Design
College of Design, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2009
500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
2008
NCC News, Northern Clay Center Newsletter: Jerome Artists
2006
American Craft Council Conference Publication
Shaping the Future of Craft
2003
Colere, Literary Publication
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2003
Student Research Symposium Publication
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2001
League of Innovations Catalogue
15th Annual Student Art Competition

Service

2018-present
Member of Academic Core Reform Work Group
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2018-present
Member of Enrollment Committee
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010-present
Member of Permanent Art Collection Committee
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2017-2018
Member of General Education Reform Group
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2016-2018
Member of Academic Policies Committee
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011-2016
Board Member, Vice Chair, Chair of Programming Committee
Iowa Art Works, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010-2015
Faculty Advisor for the Arts and Crafts Club
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2005-2006
Co-organizer of NAGAS: North American Graduate Art Survey
Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN