EDUCATION

 2019

Master of Fine Arts in Photography, University of Iowa, IA

Secondary Emphasis: Intermedia 

2018

Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture with Honors, University of Iowa, IA

Secondary Emphasis: Photography

2017      

Master of Arts in Studio Arts, University of Iowa, IA

Primary Emphasis: Sculpture. Secondary Emphasis: Photography 

 2014      

Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art, Burren College of Art/National University of Ireland Galway, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2013       

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Visual Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2008     

Rhode Island School of Design, Pre-College Semester Program in Studio Art, Providence, RI 

2007     

University of Oxford, Pre-College Semester Program in Art History and Theater, Oxford, England

2005

University Marine Biological Station Millport,John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Marine Biology, Great Cumbrae, Scotland 

ACCOLADES & Research

2019

Alumni Residency Award, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2017-2019

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Museum Intern, Photographer, and Graduate Student Researcher, Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin, Photographer and Researcher for the Blaschka Dublin Project, Dublin, Ireland

2016-2019   

Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Instructor of Record in Elements of Digital Photography (2018-2019), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Instructor of Record in Sculpture 1 (2017-2018) and Elements of Sculpture (2016-2017), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Graduate Research Assistantship in the Division of Performing Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

Visual Arts Research Assistant at ArtsShare in the Office of Outreach and Engagement, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2018

Council of Graduate Schools GRADIMPACT Featured Graduate Student Researcher

Fulbright Nomination, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture Award, Honorable Mention

Eve Drewelowe Scholarship for International Research, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Emerging Artist Selectee at the International Writing Program’s 50thAnniversary, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2017   

Museum of American Glass Artist in Residence, Weston, WV, USA

Graduate College Research Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Travel Grant for International Research, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016

Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015-2016

Iowa Arts Fellowship, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2013-2014

Michael Greene Memorial Scholarship, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland 

2013

Fulbright Semi-Finalist for Study/Research Grant in Visual Arts to Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2012

Hacienda San Lucas and the Copán Mayan Ruins Research Residency, Copán, Honduras                                   

F. Champion Ward International Grant [SITG], University of Chicago, Chicago, Il

CCIA Apprenticeship Program Metcalf Fellow, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,University of Chicago, Chicago, Il                        

2011

Art Council Summer Metcalf Fellowship, College of University of Chicago Arts Council, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il

SportsDiver Publishing Internship Finalist, Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OW-USS)

2010 & 2011

Burren College of Art Artist in Residence, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2009

Purchase Prize Award, Germantown Academy,Fort Washington, PA

EXHIBITIONS

*Denotes Solo Exhibit

 2019

PLASTICITY: Our Changing Oceans, Lichthaus Gallery, SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival, Halle (Salle), Germany*

MA/MFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition, Levitt Gallery, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Is Dead, Long Live, Intermedia Open House, Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, IA 

Cmd+Fn, Media Design Consultant, University of Iowa Department of Dance, Art Building West, Iowa City, IA 

PLASTICITY: Microplastics & Mutations, MFA Thesis Exhibition in Photography, Drewelowe Gallery, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA*

 2018

Lucid Macrocosm, BVU Art Gallery, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

MA/MFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition, Drewelowe Gallery, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Palpable Plasticity, Earth Week Fun Night, Weber Elementary School, Iowa City, IA

PLASTICITY: Our Changing Oceans, MFA Thesis Exhibition in Sculpture, Drewelowe Gallery, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA*

CollectiveEnergies, Scene Design Consultant, University of Iowa Department of Dance Dancers in Company 2018, Space Place Theater, Iowa City, IA 

2017

Kansas No More,Digital Media Design Consultant, University of Iowa Department of Dance DANCE GALA 2017, Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA 

I3, Interactive Installation & Performance Group Show, Art Building West, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MA/MFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016-2017

16x16x16 Traveling Exhibition: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Metropolotan Community College, Omaha, NE

2015-2016  

Art Alive, Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA 

Germantown Academy Visual Arts Alumni Show, Fort Washington, PA 

2014            

STOCK: Post Baccalaureate Degree Show, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland 

2013            

Hi-Vis, All-Degree Interim Show, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland 

MAY.BE LAT.ER, DOVA Senior Thesis Show, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park, IL        

University of Chicago Office of College Admissions Spring Exhibition, Rosenwald Hall, Hyde Park, IL 

2012

MODA Spring Fashion Show, Union Station, Chicago, IL

Max Arts Winter Exhibition, University of Chicago’s Max Palevsky Commons, Hyde Park, IL

2011

Festival of the Arts, Harper Library, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

Max Arts Winter Exhibition, Max Palevsky Commons, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

2010

Winter Festival, Max Palevsky Commons, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

Max Arts Winter Exhibition, Harper Library, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

2009

Germantown Academy’s Senior Honors Art Gallery, Ft. Washington, PA

2008

Rhode Island School of Art & Design Summer Studies Exhibition, Providence, RI

Germantown Academy’s Junior Honors Art Gallery, Ft. Washington, PA

CURATOR

2019

16x16x16 Traveling Exhibition: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Metropolotan Community College, Omaha, NE.

2017-2018

UI REACH Ceramic Workshop Series, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa, IA

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019

Presenter and Panelist: Art, Tech, and Environment. Lichthaus Halle, SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival, Halle (Salle), Germany

2018

Panel: Creativity For a Lifetime: Art and Aging. Guest Speaker for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Visiting Artist, Buena Vista University, BVU Art Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific North West College of Art - Global Ecologies Summer School, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Visiting Artist & Presenter, Earth Week at Weber Elementary, Iowa City, IA

Workshop Leader & Visiting Artist Lecture, South Central Conference Art Day, Ottumwa, IA 

Marine Ecology Presenter & Activity Leader,RecycleMania Family Event, University of Iowa, IA

Marine Ecology Presenter & Activity Leader, Twain Elementary School, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Marine Ecology Presenter & Activity Leader, Williamsburg Extended Learning Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Panel: NEXUS Program: Intuitive Thinking. Guest Speaker for Interdisciplinary Research, Seamans Center, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, IA 

2017

Panel: NEXUS Program: Polymaths. Guest Speaker for Interdisciplinary Research, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, IA

Presenter & Organizer, STEAM Fest, Terry Trueblood Recreational Center, Iowa City, IA

2016            

Presenter, Stanley Graduate Award Recipient Collected Research, School of Art and Art History, Center for the Book, & International Programs, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Panel: International Program’s Fulbright & International Research Symposium, University of Iowa, IA 

Panel: Art Alive, Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

2015           

Visiting Artist Lecture, Alumni Career Progression in the Arts, Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

BIBLIOGRAPHY / PUBLICATION

2018

Sculpture.Vol. 37 No. 8. “2018 International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture Awards”. October, 2018. Web & Print.

Live Design. Lampert-Greaux, Ellen, “What’s Trending in Education: Academia And Digital Media Design, Part One”. August, 2018, Web. 

University of Iowa’s Office of Communications. Nelson, Emily. UI Art Students Travel World in Pursuit of Discovery”. July, 2018. Web.

University of Iowa Office of Communications. Nelson, Emily, “The Blaschkas’ Glass Menagerie”. July, 2018. Web. 

The Gazette. Gowans, Alison, “Animated Oceans: Exhibit Mixes Art, Science to Raise Awareness”. March, 2018. Web & Print. 

The Daily Iowan. Prochnow, Jordan, “Interactive Exhibit Informs Iowa City Community on the Dangers of Marine Pollution”. March, 2018. Web & Print.

Council of Graduate Schools. “GradImpact: Educating the Public on a Decline in Marine Life through Art Installations”. 2018. Web.

University of Iowa Graduate College. Riehl, John, “UI Artist Educates About the Wonder of our Oceans”. February, 2018. Web.

 2017

Iowa Now. Peters, Chris, “New UI class challenges students to meld technology, performance” October, 2017. Web. 

 2016

University of Iowa International Programs. Bartlett, Amanda, “Finding the Beauty in Nature”. December, 2017. Web. 

 2013

Sliced Bread Magazine. Issue 7. Spring Edition. 2013. Print. 

 2012

Jake Jennings: Lacrosse Goalie.Butler, Lisa. Illustrator. October, 2012. Print. 

Sliced Bread Magazine. Issue 6. Fall Edition. 2012. Print.

VOLUME. Vol I. May, 2012. Print.

 2011

Sliced Bread Magazine. Issue 5. Spring Edition. 2011. Print.

 2010

Sliced Bread Magazine. Issue 4. Fall Edition. 2011. Print. 

 2009

Academy Monthly Magazine. Cover Art. Spring Edition. 2009. Print.

Academy Monthly Magazine. Winter Edition. 2009. Print.

Collections

Michael Greene Memorial Collection,Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

College Admissions Office Collection, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

Purchase Prize Collection, Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA 

LEADERSHIP & RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

2018-Present

Mentor, University of Chicago’s WAA/GWAA Mentorship Program, Chicago, IL

2017-2019

Pole Vault Coach, University of Iowa Track & Field Club, Iowa City, IA

Mentor & Artineer, NEXUS Program, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2014-2017   

Graphic Design & Grant Consultant, The TRECS Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2014-2015   

Mentor, Academy Scholars Program, Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

Graphic Design Consultant, SPECTRUM Accountable Care, Philadelphia, PA

Web Design Consultant & Underwater Photographer, Underwater World, Horsham, PA

Assistant Scuba Diving Instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Pole Vault Coach, Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

2013-2015

Assistant Soccer Coach, Ballyvaughan National School, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2012-2013  

Research/PR/Graphic Design Volunteer, Sea Save Foundation, Worked remotely from Chicago, IL

Art Therapy Volunteer, Magee Rehabilitation Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012

Math Tutor & Soccer Coach Volunteer, Maya Chorti village of La Pintada School, Copán, Honduras                                   

Editor. Volume I: Practice & Theory Magazine, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL 

2010-2013

Art Editor, Sliced Bread Magazine, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, IL

2009

Artist Assistant, Steve Tobin Sculpture Studios, Quakertown, PA

2002-Present   

PADI Advanced Rescue Diver since 2011, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver since 2007, PADI Nitrox Diver since 2006; NAUI Scuba Diver since 2002; Training for DiveMaster certification.