EDUCATION

May 2008         MFA – Intermedia, Drawing Minor, University of Iowa

May 2007         MA – Intermedia, Drawing Minor, University of Iowa

May 2003         BA – Dual Major, Photography and Spanish, University of Nevada Reno, with high distinction

 

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017     Artist in Residence Exhibition, Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Reno Art Works, Reno, NV

             DRIFT, with Victoria Buck, The Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

             Desert Notes, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

             Desert Notes, Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2016     Artist in Residence Exhibition, Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Gerlach, Winnemucca, NV

2014     Of This World, Not In It, Meinecke Gallery, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV

2014     Desert Garden, Reno Philharmonic Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration, Pioneer Center, Reno, NV

2014     Surrender, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV

2013     The Aeolian Marsh, with Jared Stanley, as part of the Conference on Ecopoetics, UC Berkeley, Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, CA

2012     Now & Never: The Torpedo Series, NeverEnder, Reno, NV

2011      In a Shifting Landscape, collaboration with Nat Evans, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA

2010     The Explorers, collaboration with Melanie Berner, Bibo 3 Gallery, Reno, NV

2009     Umwelt, Silverland Art Gallery, Virginia City, NV

2008     The Art of Wallowing, Thiel College, Greenville, PA

2008     Woolworth Windows Exhibition, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA

2008     Down To Earth, Arts Iowa City Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2007     The View From Here: an installation for one person, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Wild Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Reno, NV

            Nasty Woman, Gallery 3, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

            Nasty Woman, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Arkadelphia, AR

            Tilting the Basin, Las Vegas, NV

2016    Tilting the Basin, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

            41st Annual Faculty Show, Truckee Meadows Community College, Main Gallery, Reno, NV

            Line in the Sand, Pacific Northwest College of Art Commons, SGCI, Portland, OR

            Three to the Third: Whole Phantasmagoria Duality, Sierra Arts Foundation, invited by Tamara Scronce, Reno, NV

2015    Grants to Artists Exhibition, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

2014    Bathed in Sunshine, Covered in Dust, Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

            Ossuary, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2013    Ossuary, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

            AZ Bill 1070, A. E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

           BRIC Art 4, Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City, NV

           Forage: A Roaming Gallery, Holland Project, Lost City Farm, Reno, NV

           1-2-3, Collaborate!, print portfolio, as part of SGC, UWM PSOA Kenilworth Square East, Madison, WI

2012    For Your Eyes Only, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

           Prologue, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV

           Modern Art Makes Me Want to Rock Out, Bibo 3 Gallery, Reno, NV

2011    Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes, University of Arizona Museum, Tucson, AZ

           Diminutive, small works group show, curated by Jen Graham, Bibo 3 Gallery, Reno, NV

           MYSELF, Sheppard Gallery, Curated by Marji Vecchio, Reno, NV

           Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA

2010   Culturing Community, The Moving Crew, The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA

            Ideal X, The Moving Crew, Molekula, Rijeka, Croatia

            The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI

            Monochromatic, Holland Headquarters, Reno, NV

2009   Plus Three Ferris Wheels, Delavski dom (DDT), Trbovlje, Slovenia

            Echotrope New Media Festival, Bancroft Street Market, Omaha, NE

            Polymer, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

            Plus Three Ferris Wheels, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2008   Paths of Desire, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

            On Procession, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

            Bloom, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

            Plus 3 Ferris Wheels, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

 

RESIDENCIES

2017     Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, NV

             PLAYA, Summer Lake, OR

2016     BLM & Friends of Black Rock, Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV

2015     The Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Norway

2015      Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, NV

2009     Silverland, Virginia City, NV

2006     The University of Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka, Croatia

 

AWARDS

2017      Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council

2016     Jackpot Grant Recipient, Nevada Arts Council

2015     Grants to Artists Recipient, Sierra Arts Foundation

2015     Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council

2013     Jackpot Grant Recipient, Nevada Arts Council

2012     Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council

2011      Jackpot Grant Recipient, Nevada Arts Council

2010     Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council

2010     Jackpot Grant Recipient, Nevada Arts Council

2009     Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council

2009     Endowment Fund Grant Recipient, Sierra Arts Foundation

2008     Best Presentation, Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa

2008     Obermann Institute on Engagement and the academy, Graduate Fellow

  

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bieker, Matt. “In the Black,” Reno News and Review, February 9, 2017

365 Artists 365 Days, featured interview on blog (12/16), Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery, 2015

Peterson, Kristen. “’Contemporary Nevada’ Aims to Show the Best Art Being Created in the Silver State Today,” Las Vegas Weekly, December 9, 2015

Luciano, Josie. “Winners’ Tale,” Reno News and Review, September 17, 2015

Luciano, Josie. “Polar Expression,” Reno News and Review, April 30, 2015

Wainwright, Nonie. “Faces show character and culture”, Nevada Today, January 6, 2011

Uchill, Rebecca. “Johnny Appleseed Color Guard,” On Procession exhibition catalog, 2009

Bynum, Brad. “Daydream Believer,” Reno News and Review, September 3, 2009

 

GUEST LECTURES/ARTIST TALKS

2016     Meet the Artist, “Ice, Light, Wind,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2013     “Frida Kahlo: Her Photographs,” performance and lecture, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2013     “Collaboration,” Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

2006     Fine Art Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006     Fine Art Academy Rijeka, Croatia

 

COLLECTIONS

University of Arizona Museum of Art

Southern Graphics Council International Archive

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland State University

Center for Art & Environment, Nevada Museum of Art

University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History

University of Iowa, Special Collections

Black Rock Press, University of Nevada Reno

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2016 – Present: Adjunct Faculty, Truckee Meadows Community College

Duties include teaching digital photography art courses, developing curriculum, and assessment. Courses taught:

Art 141: Introduction to Digital Photography

Art 299: Special Topics—Color Photography

 

August 2011 – July 2016: Lecturer, University of Nevada Reno, Art Department

Duties included teaching a variety of studio art courses (listed below) and creating curriculum, as well as serving on department committees and university-wide committees, working individually with students on special projects, coordinating and managing lab assistants for the photography print lab, and handling checkout of equipment for the photography area.

Art 141: Introduction to Digital Photography

Art 151: Introduction to Time-Based Media | Videography

Art 235: Intermediate Photography Artificial Lighting

Art 237: Intermediate Photography Color

Art 251: Beginning Videography

Art 338: Advanced Photography I

Art 405: Wallworks

Art 438: Advanced Photography II

Art 440: Problems in Photography

Art 475/675: History of Photography

Art 492: Individual Studies

Art 698: Graduate Seminar in the Visual Arts

Art 710: Graduate Studio Practices

 

August 2008 – July 2011: Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada Reno

Duties included teaching a variety of studio art courses (listed below) as well as creating a digital textbook for the beginning photography curriculum.

Art 141: Introduction to Digital Photography

Art 235: Intermediate Photography Artificial Lighting

Art 338: Advanced Photography I

Art 438: Advanced Photography II

Art 440: Problems in Photography

 

January – May 2011: Adjunct Faculty, Truckee Meadows Community College

Duties included teaching a studio darkroom course on traditional black & white analog techniques.

Art 135: Introduction to Darkroom Techniques

 

June 2007 – 2012: Museum School Instructor, Nevada Museum of Art

Duties included creation and teaching of classes and workshops as well as week-long themed summertime art camps for toddlers, kids and teens. Topics taught included: clay, crochet, printmaking, digital photography, bookmaking, and drawing.