Education

2017       Master of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of Arts (MGSA), Rutgers University (RU), New Brunswick, NJ

2014       Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), Cleveland, OH

 

Teaching Experience

2018       Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Art, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ (upcoming)

2017       Part Time Lecturer, Visual Thinking A (Design Elements), MGSA, RU,  New Brunswick, NJ

               Part Time Lecturer, Visual Thinking B, (Color Theory), MGSA, RU,  New Brunswick, NJ

2016       Part Time Lecturer, Visual Thinking A (Design Elements), MGSA, RU,  New Brunswick, NJ

               Part Time Lecturer, Visual Thinking B (Color Theory), MGSA, RU,  New Brunswick, NJ

2013       Teaching Assistant, Abstraction & Expression Through Drawing, CIA, Cleveland, OH

               Teaching Assistant, Young Artists Painting Course, CIA, Cleveland, OH

 

Professional Experience

2018       Temporary Preparator, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

               Temporary Preparator, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

2016-P    Gallery Preparator & Installation Assistant, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2013-P    Freelance Stretcher and Furniture Fabricator, Jersey City, NJ

2016       Wood Shop Monitor, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

               Design and Editing, Parachute: Mason Gross MFAs in Conversation, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2014-15  Studio Assistant, Corrie Slawson, Cleveland Heights, OH

2014       Installation Assistant, Jennifer Omaitz, Red Space, Cleveland, OH

               Studio Assistant, Lane Cooper, Lakewood, OH

               Designer/Contributor, FLUXUS: Arts Advocacy Packet, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2013       Treasurer and Project Secretary, The Shape of Art to Come, Cleveland, OH

               Studio Assistant, Douglas Sanderson, Cleveland, OH

2012       Curator and Project Head , Blunderbuss, CIA, Cleveland, OH

               Sign Designer & Fabricator, Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH

2011-14  Wood Shop Monitor, CIA, Cleveland, OH 

2011        Studio Assistant, Barbara Chira, Parma, OH 

 

Grants/Fellowships

2017        Mason Gross Travel Grant, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

                VSC Artists Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016        Frank P. & Lilly A. Novak Endowed Scholarship, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ                  

                Mason Gross School of the Arts Scholarship Fund, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

                Tepper Family Scholarship in Visual Arts, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2015        Tepper Family Scholarship in Visual Arts, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2013        Provost Scholarship, CIA, Cleveland, OH

                Liza Noble ’48 Scholarship for Excellence in Painting, CIA, Cleveland, OH

2012        Provost Scholarship, CIA, Cleveland, OH

                Frances Wise Lang and H. Jack Lang Scholarship for Painting, CIA, Cleveland, OH

2011        Provost Scholarship, CIA, Cleveland, OH

2010        Provost Scholarship, CIA, Cleveland, OH

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017       Turning, W83, New York, NY

2014       ZEST: BFA Thesis Exhibition, CIA, Cleveland, OH

     

Two-Person Exhibitions

2015       Blah, Blah, Blah: Ben Weathers and Jamey Hart, Forum Artspace, Lakewood, OH

 

Group Exhibitions

2018       Whatever it is I have Looked For, Marque Projects, Bellport, NY (upcoming)

2017       Stranger Loops: Rutgers MFA in New York, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

               Action at a Distance: Rutgers MFA Thesis Show, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2016       Engagement Party, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

              Timbre: Co-Cureate Shows, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

              Group Show, Robert E. Mortensen Hall, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

              Back Wash, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2015       Divers: Graduate 1st Year Review, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

              Chautauqua 58th Annual Exhibition, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua. NY

2014       Process And Materiality, Beachwood Arts Council, Beachwood, OH

              Bazaarbeque, Forum Artspace, Lakewood, OH

              Summer Show, Reinberger Gallery, CIA, Cleveland, OH

              68th Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, CIA, Cleveland, OH

2013       Shape of Art to Come, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

              Art Cares, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

              Color & Form, Art Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH

              4u, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2012       Blunderbuss, CIA, Cleveland, OH

              Five, Art Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH

              Texture, Art Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH  

 2011     Uncorked, Art Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH

2010      Young Tennessee Artists, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN 

 

Curatorial

2018       Big Toe Gallery, www.bigtoegallery.com (Ongoing)

               Whatever it is I have Looked For, curated w/Jamey Hart, Marque Projects, Bellport, NY,  (upcoming)

2016       Timbre: Co-Cureate Shows, curated w/ Joshua Aruajo, Mason Gross Galleries, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ 

2012       Blunderbuss, CIA, Cleveland, OH

 

Visiting Artist and Lectures

2017       Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

 

Residencies

2017       Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 

2015       Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

 

Publications

2016       Parachute: Mason Gross MFAs in Conversation, MGSA, RU, New Brunswick, NJ

2014       FLUXUS: Arts Advocacy Packet , Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH 

2013       Albion Review,  Albion College, Albion, MI

 

Skills

Have experience installing a variety of artworks in gallery exhibition    

      Can mount flat screen monitors on drywall and projectors to ceiling

      Have experience handling/installing fragile works

      Lighting artworks

      Deinstalling works, patching, sanding, painting walls

      Can build pedestals, benches, shelves, based on the needs of one’s artworks installations

Have knowledge of acrylic mediums and acrylic paint applications 

      Have knowledge of Golden and Liquitex mediums, their applications, and alternative uses

      Have knowledge of developing experimental, homemade paint mediums

Have basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator

      Have experience designing posters and postcards for exhibition advertisement