Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

-2007 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design – Oil Painting Studies

-1999-2001 UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts – BFA – Painting and Drawing, Departmental Honors

-2000 Eastern Michigan University, Traveling Study Abroad – Studied Art and Art History in Europe, Egypt and the Middle East

-1996-1997 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design – Pre-College Figure Drawing

EXHIBITIONS:

-2017 SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora, IL, Ongoing Solo Exhibit

-2017 “Prairie View Arts Invitational,” Naperville, IL

-2017 “Gifted” Lithuanian World Center Art Museum, Lemont, IL, Juried Exhibit

-2017 Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Aurora, IL, Original Art on Exhibit

-2016 “Mini Show” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2016 “Alley Art Festival,” Aurora, IL

-2016 “Art in the Barn,” Barrington, IL, Juried Exhibit

-2016 “Prairie View Arts Invitational,” Naperville, IL

-2015 “The Art of Technology” ITWCT Art Gallery, Aurora, IL

-2015 “Wonka Ball: Warhol,” Chicago, IL, Auction Event

-2014 “Mini Show,” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2007 “Mini Show,” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2007 “Portrait,” Reuss Federal Building, Milwaukee, WI

-2003 “Word,” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2000 “Big Shoe Show,” City Museum, St. Louis, MO, Juried

-2000 “Life Drawing,” Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Juried

HONORS:

-2006 Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest, Judge

-1995 “Gifted and Talented” in Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

-2017 Organized and Taught a Workshop on Building Creativity with Naomi Zagt

-2017 Designed Poster for Alley Art Festival in Aurora, IL

-2017 Created a Collaborative Collage Artwork and Workshop at Wesley Preschool

-2005 Helped Organize and Create Large Scale Community Mural with Pewaukee Area Arts Council

-2000 Taught Youth Art Classes at Reflections of The Heart Art Gallery, Delafield WI (gallery closed)

-1998-1999 Taught Adult Art Classes at Donna Lexa Community Art Center

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

-Palette Talk, Critique Group, Aurora, IL

-Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

-Batavia Artisan Collective, Batavia, IL

-Pewaukee Area Arts Council, Pewaukee, WI, Secretary, 2005-2007

-Milwaukee Art Guild, Milwaukee, WI, Officer, 2000-2001

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