ABOUT

BIO
I am a compulsive maker of things. It is guaranteed that I will be sketching during jury duty or meetings, folding paper cranes out of candy wrappers, or drawing on the napkins at dinner. Born in landlocked Phoenix I am heavily influenced by my first love the desert, but the ocean and I have been having an affair ever since we first met. These contrasting elements show up in my work frequently, alternating with whim or perhaps some deeper lunar ebb and flow.

 

CV

Exhibitions
2020   Animalz 2020, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2019   Student Show, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
           4th Annual 5x5x5 Show, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA 
           Winter 2019 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
           Fine Arts Juried Show, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
           Fall 2019 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
           Summer 2019 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
           PVCC Spring Student Show, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2018  Spring 2018 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2017  Spring 2017 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Awards/ Scholarships

2019 Octopus #2, Best of Arizona, Ceramics Handbuilding, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Octopus #2, 1st Place, Ceramics Handbuilding, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Humpback Whale #3, 3rd Place, Freestanding Sculpture, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Flight, 3rd Place, Mixed Media, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Humpback #1, Best in Show, Fall 2019 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Humpback #1, Best in Category-Ceramics,  Fall 2019 Visual Arts Show, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Flight Fossil, Best in Show, PVCC Spring Student Show, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2019 Visual Talent Scholarship-Spring semester, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Publications as Author
“Nautical Fiber Friends” Stuffed: The Crafting of Softies, Spring 2015. 68-72

Collaborative Projects 
2019 Core Values Mural, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ(Mosaic collaboration, Ceramic Club)

Education
2019             Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) (pending), Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ (expected 2021)
2003-2004   Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA (Graphic design courses)
2001-2002   Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ (Interior design courses)
2017-2020   Oils & Acrylics, Phoenix Center for the Arts
2018-2019   All-in-One Ceramics, Phoenix Center for the Arts

Technical Abilities
Photoshop, Illustrator, Photomatix, Topaz Suite, Auto-CAD, Ceramics, Sculpture, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Mosaics, Hand Stitching 

Professional Services

2019 Secretary, Ceramic Club, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Memberships
Arizona Clay Association, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Phi Theta Kappa, Phoenix, AZ