EDUCATION

  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Providence, RI | 2009 | Master of Fine Arts, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, GPA 3.855 | Recipient of the John A. Chironna Scholarship: Overall academic excellence and creative contribution to her department.
  • Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY | 2007 | Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Design and Education, GPA 3.887 | Minor in Art History | Art and Design Education, Excellence in Academic Achievement.
  • Pratt Institute in Tuscany Program | Lucca, Italy | Summer 2006
  • Pratt Institute, Pre-College Program | Brooklyn, NY | Summer 2002

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

  • EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop | Etching I with Catherine Stack | New York, NY | 2016
  • Brooklyn Metal Works | Welcome to Object Making: Raising and Forming with Brian Weissman | Brooklyn, NY | 2015
  • Studio LLCJamaica Center for Arts & Learning | Jamaica, NY | 2011
  • Pratt Institute, Continuing and Professional Studies | Drawing for Product Design (GP) | Brooklyn, NY | Summer 2011

AWARDS

  • Talente Special Prize 2014 | This Special Prize was awarded to David Kaiser for Technic, Lisette Appeldorn for Wood, Floris Wubben for Ceramics, Jiun-You Ou for Metal, Pieter Mark Schevers for Metal, Patricia Domingues for Jewelry, Lauren Tickle for Jewelry, and Samantha Lewis for Typography out of 108 participants. | Munich, Germany | 2014
  • INHORGENTA MUNICH 2014 | This special prize was awarded to one of the eight Preziosa Young 2013 Competition winners | Munich, Germany | 2014 | www.inhorgenta.com

 COLLECTIONS

  • $250 US Dollars, Currency Converted  | Neckpiece | Permanent Collection, CODA Museum | Apeldoorn, Netherlands | www.coda-apeldoorn.nl
  • $178.00 Currency Converted | Neckpiece | Permanent Collection, Newark Museum |  Newark, New Jersey, USA | www.newarkmuseum.org

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery | Gallery Funaki | www.marifunakiaaward.com | www.galleryfunaki.com.au | Melbourne, Australia | 2016 | The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery is a biennial international Award that showcases excellence in international and Australian contemporary jewellery. Thirty-five artists have been shortlisted from an international field of 413 entries from 48 countries.  The winners will be announced at the opening on Tuesday 23 August 2016.  
  • Obsessed curated by Judy Parady | Marcia Wood Gallery | Atlanta, GA | 2016
  • Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art | RAM Racine Art Museum | Racine, WI | 2016

EXHIBITIONS

  • Status Symbol | Alja & Friends Gallery | Vienna, Austria | 2016
  • 2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery | Gallery Funaki | www.marifunakiaaward.com | www.galleryfunaki.com.au | Melbourne, Australia | 2016
  • Obsessed curated by Judy Parady | Marcia Wood Gallery | Atlanta, GA | 2016
  • Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art | RAM Racine Art Museum | Racine, WI | 2016
  • Thirteen Voices | Bender Gallery | Asheville, NC |  May 2016
  • Earrings3 | Velvet da Vinchi | San Francisco, CA | 2016
  • New Work from the New World | JewelersWerk Galerie in collaboration with Galerie Biro | Galerie Jordan | Munich, Germany | 2016
  • Is It Legal? | Solo Show | FOUR Gallery | Gothenburg, Sweden | May 2015
  • The Grass is Always Greener, OverseasPlatina and Platforma | Munich, Germany | 2015
  • Jeweler’s JourneyPeters Valley Gallery | Layton, NJ | 2015
  • Sofa Chicago with Charon Kransen Arts | Chichago, IL |2014
  • Coming Home | Arts Center | Wolfeboro, NH | October 3rd 2014 | The Art Show “Coming Home” is one part of Kingswood Regional High School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration that will kick off during the 2014-2015 school year. This exhibit will showcase the combined artistic abilities of KRHS alumni and staff throughout the years.
  • Suspended in Green | Traveling Exhibition | V&V Gallery, Studio Gabi Green, Lesley Craze Gallery | Vienna, Austria; Munich, Germany; London, England  |  2014
  • Talente 2014 | International Trade Fair Munich| Munich, Germany | 2014
  • INHORGENTA MUNICH 2014 | This special prize was awarded to one of the eight Preziosa Young 2013 Competition winners. | Munich, Germany | 2014
  • Exposiçao de Natal | Tereza Seabra Gallery | Lisbon, Portugal | 2013
  • Fiber Art Fair | Seoul Art Center’s Hangaram Art Museum | Seoul, Korea | 2013
  • Seams Seems | Monash Art Design & Architecture Gallery | Monash University | Victoria, Australia | 2013
  • Destination NYC | MoMa Design Store | New York, NY | 2013 | Approximately 175 designers were chosen to participate.  Selection Criteria: Innovation of materials and/or production methods, relevancy to contemporary design and emerging design in NYC.  | Selected Products being sold: $4.00 Studs and $16.50 Necklace.
  • PREZIOSA (Contemporary Jewellery) Young 2013 | The Marino Marini Museum for Contemporary Arts | Firenze, Italy |  2013 | One of eight Jewelry Artists (under 35 years old) chosen for a traveling exhibition of contemporary jewelry
  • INHORGENTA | Munchen, Germany | 2013
  • SILVER FESTIVAL | Legnica, Poland | 2013
  • Moneys Worth | Galerie Sofie Lachaert | Tielrode, Belgium | 2013
  • Operating System | Dean Project Gallery | New York, NY | 2012
  • Increasing Value | Model Citizens NYC| Brooklyn, NY | 2012
  • Studio LLC Exhibition | Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning | Jamaica, NY | 2011
  • The Drawing Show | Tompkins Project Gallery | Brooklyn, NY | 2010
  • New York: Art as Aesthetic Experience | The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery | Burlington, VT | 2010
  • Value Exploration | Model Citizens NYC 2010 | New York, NY | 2010
  • to be (determined) : an exhibition of the first five | Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO | 2009
  • From Beginning to End | Gelman Gallery, RISD Chace Center | Providence, RI |  2009
  • Objective Affection | BOFFO Exhibition Gallery | Brooklyn, NY |  2009
  • Inconsolable | Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RISD | Providence, RI |  2009
  • From Big Box to White Box | Gelman Gallery, RISD Chace Center | Providence, RI |  2008
  • Wear We Are | Sol Kolfler Gallery, RISD | Jewelry and Metalsmithing Biannual Exhibition | Providence, RI | 2008
  • Pravda | Gallery 100, Arizona State University |Third Annual Intercollege Metals Exhibition | Tempe, AZ |  2008 | Second Place for Mixed Media.
  • Pratt in Tuscany Artworks | Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY |  2007

LECTURES

  • ECU Metals Symposium | Greenville, NC | 2016
  • 2015 China (Shanghai) International Jewelry Design Forum | Shanghai, China | 2015
  • SNAG Emerging Artists speakers at Sofa Chicago | Chicago, IL | 2014
  • University of the Arts | Material Studies Department | Philadelphia, PA | 2014
  • RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare | http://mindshare.risd.edu/speakers.php | Chace Center Auditorium | Providence, RI |  2013

ARTIST RESIDENCY

GALLERIES

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Goldsmith, Reinstein/Ross Ltd. | New York, NY | September 2010- present | http://www.reinsteinross.com | Hand Made Jewelry Company.
  • Sales Associate, Reinstein/Ross Ltd. | New York, NY | 2010 | http://www.reinsteinross.com | Hand Made Jewelry Company.
  • Machine Room Technical Assistant,RISD Jewelry/Metalsmithing Department | Providence, RI | 2008|Maintained Machine Room Equipment. Ensured that students operated machines properly (bandsaw, sandblaster, drill press, polisher). Protected Student Safety.
  • Artist Assistant, Lola Brooks Jewelry Artist | New York, NY |Summer 2008 | http://www.lolabrooks.com | http://www.siennagallery.com/artist-bio.php?artistID=7 | Helped construct work for her August show, Confection, at the Senna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts.
  • Sales Associate, Reinstein/Ross Ltd. | New York, NY |Summer 2007, 2008 | http://www.reinsteinross.com | Hand Made Jewelry Company.
  • Sales Associate, Melanson’s Many Facets Jewelry | Wolfeboro, NH Summer 2005

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer | University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA | Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 | Taught: Introduction to Jewelry/Metalsmithing (1.5 credits), Collaborative Studio: Methods and Making (3 credits), Collaborative Studio: Body as Art, Body as Site (Co-Instructor with Mallory Weston)
  • Co-Instructor for Introduction to Jewelry/Metalsmithing for Non-Jewelry Majors, RISD Jewelry/Metalsmithing Department  | Providence, RI | 2007-2009, three semesters | Graduate Assistantship | Taught Graduate and Undergraduate Students Created lesson plans and course goals. Directed periodic critiques of student work.
  • Teaching Assistant to Visiting Artist (David Taylor), RISD Jewelry/Metalsmithing Department | Providence, RI| 2008 | Graduate Assistantship | Taught basic metalsmithing techniques.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Afterschool Art Teacher, Harlem Educational Activities Fund | New York, NY | Spring Semester 2011 | Ninth and Tenth Graders | Created lesson plans based on foundational drawing techniques.
  • Permanent Substitute Teacher, Governor Wentworth School District | Wolfeboro, NH | 2009-February 2010 |
  • Long Term Substitute Health Teacher, Kingswood Regional Middle School | Wolfeboro, NH | 2009, Quarter 1 | Created lesson plans based on curriculum, evaluated students performance. Occasionally met with teacher to determine what material needed to be covered. (Teacher out on maternity leave.)
  • Student Teacher, Community Roots Charter School | Brooklyn, NY | 2006 Fall | Kindergarten Art Class | Instructed pupils in collage, drawing, and painting techniques. Prepared lesson plans, correlated with the general curriculum study. Organized student art show.
  • Student Teacher, Pratt in Tuscany Program | Lucca, Italy | Summer 2006        High School Class (9-11th grades) | Instructed Italian high school students English through the visual arts. Taught drawing, collage, mark-making, and painting techniques. Created lesson plans and course goals, including both art and English literacy. Organized student art show.
  • Student Teacher, Beginning with Children Charter School | Brooklyn, NY | Spring 2006 | After School Program for Fourth and Fifth Grade| Instructed elementary students in drawing and painting techniques. Collaborated with co-teacher to develop curriculum and lesson plan ideas. Organized student art show.
  • Student Teacher, Pratt Institute Saturday Art School | Brooklyn, NY | Fall 2005 | First Grade Art Class | Taught first graders painting, drawing, collage, and mask-making techniques. Worked in conjunction with co-teacher and supervising professor to develop syllabus. Organized student art show.

TEACHING COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Art and Design: 3 Dimensional Art and Design, Drawing, Installation Art, Performance Art, Public Art, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Adornment as Indicator, Conceptual Craft, and Investigating Subject Matter.
  • Computer: Word, Excel, Power Point, Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, KeyNote, I Movie, WordPress, squarespace.

CERTIFICATION

  • New York State Public School Teacher Certificate | Certification Area: Visual Arts | Form: Initial | Effective Date: 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2014
  • New Hampshire Beginning Educator Certificate | Endorsement: Art Education | Effective Date: 11/01/2009 to 06/30/2015

PUBLICATIONS