1. ARTIST 2. PRINTMAKER 3. If I had a band we’d be The Long - Distance Lovers

CV

 

Professional Experience

Bessenberg Bindery
Paid Internship (2016-2017)
• Produced three large projects: custom
clamshell boxes, slipcases, and fine binding.
• Executed hand-bound book projects, fine
bindings and gradaute thesis texts.

Drawing Instructor
Oakland Community College (2016)
• Crafted syllabus, all lesson plans, and projects for
Basic Drawing class at undergraduate level.
• Demonstrated various media toward the
completion of long-term projects.
• Facilitated discussions and gave presentations on
art and design.

Photographer’s Assistant
Paul-David Rearick Photography (2016-2017)
• Assisted with photography sessions for artists
working in the fields of ceramics, performance,
architecture, and jewelery.
• Headed the audio recording, file management,
still life design, and modeling for photo sessions
and video filming sessions.

Artist Assistant
Emmy Bright Artist (2016-2017)
• Consulted and ran production on large projects
including screenprinted card decks.
• Designed and produced portfolios for
works on paper.
• Provided screen-printing assistance for books
on handmade paper.
• Provided editing services for proposals, grants,
and projects.

Department Assistant
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Print Media Department (2015-2016)
Oversaw Printshop, Fundraising,
Budget, and Facilities.
• Cross departmental orientations to printshop
facilities
• Project consultation and technical assistance
for students and faculty
• Maintained and stocked screenprinting, dark
room, etching, and lithography, and
letterpress studios equipment and studios.
• Managed and maintained digital print
facilities, plotters, scanners and computers.
• Managed departmental fundraising initiatives
and basic accounting.
• Oversaw department work orders for repairs
and maintenance.
• Coordinated visiting artist talks, travel,
and studio visits, and public lectures.
• Designed promotional materials.

Dorm Advisor
Cranbrook Academy of Art (2015-2016)
• Orientation to incoming students.
• Coordinated with facilities management for
dorm work orders.
• Developed and facilitated programming to
enhance student social life.

Printmaking Instructor
Cranbrook Academy of Art (2016)
• Taught workshop in the modern printmaking
process of photo-polymer (solarplate) etching.
• Demonstrated digital pre-press, plate
exposure, and hand-printing on etching press.

Studio Council
Cranbrook Academy of Art (2016)
• Organized community events and allocated
budget for extracurricular student activities.
• Evaluated feasibility of student proposals for
visiting artists.

Artist’s Assistant
Alicia Collins Imagery
Atlanta, GA (2015, 2016)
• Assisted in photographing products for
commercial usage.
• Framed fine art photography, built frames from
scratch.

Printer, special projects
Straw Hat Press (fine art printmaking)
Atlanta, GA (2014)
• Hand-printed engraving plates for special editions.
• Created an edition of photogravure etchings by
artists Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith.
• Assisted in setting up and organizing etching and
screenprinting shop

Penland School of Craft, Work Study (2014)
• Worked on a team to support kitchen
operations, executing daily duties.
• Maintained dish and cookware
• Executed preparations for meals

Teaching assistant
SCAD Print department (2014)
• Assisted with workshops in photo polymer
(solarplate) etching, and monoprinting at
undergraduate level.

Internship with Straw Hat Press (2013)
• Helped maintain and organize studio.
Shop monitor for printshop, SCAD (2012-2013)
• Maintained facilities
• Assisted students as needed, assisted with special
projects.

Office Assistant
Department of Defense, Transportation and
Records Depts. Ansbach, Germany (2009-2010)

Red Cross Summer Volunteer for Eisenhower
Army Medical Center, Occupational Therapy
and Records Depts. Augusta, GA (2007-2008)

Volunteer Experience

Honduras Medical Clinic, Rock of
Gainesville Church, Gainesville, GA, 2017

Southern Graphics Council Internatl’.
Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017

 

 

 

Education:

MFA Studio Art (2016)
Print Media
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI

BFA Printmaking (2013)
Savannah College of Art and Design
Atlanta. GA
Magna Cum Laude


Additional Coursework:

Oxbow School of Art,
Artists’ Residency
Printmaking course (August 2016)
Papermaking course (September 2016)

Penland School of Craft
The Hand-Welted Shoe (July 2014)
Bespoke shoemaking

Skills
Print Processes
Graphic Design
Video Editing
Bookbinding
Basic Carpentry
Exhibition Installation
Administration
Fundraising
Facilities Maintenance
Drawing and Painting
Photography

Print Experience
Screenprinting on paper and fabric.
Letterpress typesetting, Vandercook SP-1
Etching, Photogravure, Stone and Photo-Lithography,
Large format digital

Computer Exp.
MS Office
MS Excel
Adobe Suite:
Photoshop
Lightroom
Indesign
Premiere Pro
Audition

Residencies, Awards, and Scholarships

Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West
Work-trade Resident
(anticipated, March 2018)
Carrizozo Colony Residency Program
Artist-in-Residence (November, 2017)
Oxbow School of Art
Merit Scholarship (2016)
Penland School of Crafts
Scholarship (2014)
Savannah College of Art and Design
Magna Cum Laude (2013)

 

Group Exhibitions

2017   WonderRoot’s Generally Local,
Mostly Independent Film Festival
Plaza Theater, Atlanta, GA

Lyric Theater Screening
Carrizozo Colony, Carrizozo, NM

2016            Impossible Biology,
Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL

Cranbrook Thesis Exhibition,
Cranbrook Art Museum, MI
Mercedes-Benz Corporate, MI

2015    Mercedes-Benz Corporate, MI

    A Hawk and a Handsaw, Cranbrook
    Academy of Art, MI

2014    Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, Cranbrook
    Academy of Art, MI

    ArtSwim Vol.II, W Hotel, Atlanta, GA

    Seen Gala SCAD Atanta, GA

    Fresh Blood Mason Murer; Atlanta, GA

    Student Artist’s Book Competition; SCAD Atlanta, GA

2013    Open Studio SCAD Atlanta, GA

    Moxie Interactive; Atlanta, GA

    Troposcope Cherry Lion Gallery; Atlanta, GA

    Transparent Base Blue Tower
    Gallery; Atlanta, GA

    Peachtree Apartments, Kai Lin; 
    Atlanta, GA

    Con\Verge Borderline; Atlanta, GA

    Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Milwaukee, Open Studio

        DeFine Art SCAD Atlanta, GA 

2012     Open Studio SCAD Atlanta;

    Vernissage SCAD Lacoste; Lacoste, France

2011    Student Artist’s Book Competition; SCAD Atlanta, GA

 

Publications
 2017    Yes Ma’am Press
Issue 11: The Body Issue

2016     Fall Line Press,
IRL, Zine
Atlanta, GA

Experiencing Perspectives
Exhibition Catalogue
Mercedes Benz Financial
Farmington Hills, MI

2015     Experiencing Perspectives
Exhibition Catalogue
Mercedes Benz Financial
Farmington Hills, MI

665 Days
Artist’s book