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Education

  • May 2002 • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL •  Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture
  • May 1999 • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Teaching Experience

  • 2006 – 2012 • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Full-Time Lecturer, Sculpture Area Head
    • Sculpture, Figurative Sculpture, Casting, Stone Carving, Metal Fabrication
  • 2005 – 2006 • Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA Tenure Track Assistant Professor
    • Sculpture and 3D Design
  • 2004 – 2005 • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA Instructor
    • Sculpture and 3D Design
  • 2003 – 2005 • Windward School, Los Angeles, CA Instructor
    • Sculpture and Advanced Art
  • 2002 – 2004 • Robert Cunningham, StudioCulver City, CA Instructor
    • Methods and Materials (stone carving, ceramics, and mold making)
  • 2002 – 1999 • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL Instructor of Record
    • 3D Design, 2D Design and Intro Drawing

Commissions

  • Indianapolis International Airport, THE BIRTH OF FLIGHT, May 2010, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana University, KELLEY APPLAUSE, September 2009, Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN
  • Champaign County, ATTICUS KETTLE, August 2008-09 Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, IL
  • Fullerton College, TOMORROW’S PRESENT, February 2007, Fullerton College Library, Fullerton, CA
  • The Atkins Group, ARCAS, July 2006, The Pines at Stone Commons, Urbana, IL
  • City of Urbana, SLOW AND STEADY, July 2005, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL
  • City of Clayton, YOUTH, purchased June, 2002, Wydown Park, Clayton, MO
  • Pam Hohn, WATERSHIP, purchased May 2002, Urbana, IL
  • Urbana Park District, ELARAIRAH, purchased June 2000, Meadowbrook Sculpture Garden, Urbana, IL
  • Prairie Gardens, CARAPACE, purchased July 2000, Prairie Gardens, Champaign, IL
  • Urbana Park District, FLY FISHING, purchased May 1999, Anita Purves Center, Urbana, IL
  • Tolono Public Library, UNTITLED, purchased May 1999, Tolono, IL
  • Urbana Park District, DECISIONS, purchased May 1998, Carle Park, Urbana, IL
  • Sheets and Levinson, IMOEK, purchased May 1998, Champaign, IL

Exhibitions

  • 2010 Faculty Triennial, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
  • 2009 Carnival of the Animals, East Central College, Union, MO, September
  • 2009 Fins Fur and Feathers, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL, January
  • 2008 Animal Magnetism, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, Sept.
  • 2008 Re: Group, Group Exhibition, The Humanities Center Gallery,Trinity Hall, CSUC, Chico,CA May
  • 2008 Fresh Walls, Prima Gallery, Bloomington, IN May
  • 2008 Menagerie, 111 S. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN February
  • 2007 And Sometimes Why, Solo Exhibition, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA February-March
  • 2007 Wall Paper Weights, Two Person Exhibition, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL January-February
  • 2006 Collaborations, mixed media group show, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, June
  • 2006 Just Because, Solo Exhibition, East Central College, Union, MO, February
  • 2006 Urban Trees II, outdoor sculpture competition, Port of San Diego, San Diego, CA, February 05- February 06
  • 2005 Transplant, Three Person Exhibition, Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach, CA January-February
  • 2005 Tin, Group Exhibition Ten Metal Sculptors, Willes Tin Shop, Second City Arts Council, Long Beach, CA January
  • 2004 GO, Group Exhibition, Max L. Gatov Gallery, California State University Long Beach, CA, December
  • 2004 Incognito, Group Exhibition & Benefit, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, Nov.
  • 2004 Local Motives, Group Exhibition, The Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN September
  • 2004 Converge, A Collection of Site-Specific Work, The Market art gallery, L.A., CA, Sept.
  • 2004 Faculty Art Exhibition, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Sept.
  • 2004 Playing Card, International Themed Exhibition, Gallery Munhwa, Seoul, Korea, May
  • 2003 Scissors,Paper,Rock, Five Person Exhibition, works in Paper, Steel and Stone, Glendale College, Glendale, CA, December
  • 2003 Artists Council 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, February
  • 2003 Consumerism, Juried by Rip Cronk, historic Ocean Center Building, Long Beach, CA, February
  • 2002 Echoes and Visions V, Annual Juried Exhibition in Laguna Niguel, Sea Country Community Center, Laguna Niquel, CA, November

Field Experience and Academic Appointments

  • 2002-2004 Instructor and Foundry Technician, Robert Cunningham Studio, Culver City, CA
  • 2001-2002 Casting Technician, Dorothy Morris Commemorative Sculpture, Commission Assistant to Erin Palmer, Associate Professor,
  • SIUC, Fall and Spring 2000
  • 2000-1999 Foundry Technician, Southern Illinois University, Spring 2000
  • 1999-1998 Casting Technician to Peter Fagan, Professor of Sculpture Athletic Association, University of Illinois
  • 1997-1999 Foundry Technician, University of Illinois
  • 1997 Commission Assistant to Chris Berti, Professor of Sculpture, Champaign, Illinois, Illinois State University, Biology Building

Awards, Honors, and Grants

  • 2007  And Sometimes Why, Solo Exhibition and Artist in Residence, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA Feb.-Mar. 2007
  • 2006 Just Because, Solo Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture, East Central College, Union, MO, February 2006
  •  2003 Artists Council 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Daniel Smith Award, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 2003
  • 2002 Echoes and Visions V, Third Place. Annual Juried Exhibition, Sea Country Community Center, Laguna Niguel, CA, November 2002
  • 2001 Mary C. McLellan Scholarship, Travel Grant, One-month research in Vietnam, University of Illinois, April, 2001
  • 1999 Outstanding Senior Award, University of Illinois, May 1999
  • 1999 Tuition Waiver, Teaching and Research Assistantships, Southern Illinois University, 1999-2002
  • 1999 Dean’s List, University of Illinois, 1996-1999
  • 1996  Tuition Waiver for Artistic Excellence
  • 1996President’s Award, Juried Student Exhibition, Parkland College, Champaign, IL, April 1996

Articles

  • 2007 PBS, Heartland Highways WEIU, feature story airing nationally spring 2007
  • 2006 The News Gazette, July, Champaign IL
  • 2006 The President’s Weekly, April, Fullerton, CA
  • 2005 The News Gazette, June, Champaign IL
  • 2005 The News Gazette, August, Champaign IL
  • 2005 The News Gazette, December, Champaign IL
  • 2001 Southern Windows, May, Carbondale, IL
  • 2000 Daily Egyptian, October, Carbondale, IL
  • 2000 The News Gazette, August, Champaign, IL
  • 2000 Tolono Star, June, Tolono, IL
  • 1999 The News Gazette, August, June, March, Champaign, IL
  • 1999 The Octopus, April, Champaign, IL
  • 1999 The Daily Illini, April, Urbana, IL
  • 1998 The Buzz, December, Urbana, IL