Education:

MFA 2009-2012 Drawing and Painting Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MA 2008-2009 Linguistics (Incomplete) TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BFA 2004-206 Drawing and Painting Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Teaching Experience:

2012 Spring

Instructor of record, AD 120, Introduction to Drawing II: Wet Media and Color

Instructor of record, AD 200, Introduction to Drawing III: Figure Drawing

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2011 Fall

Instructor of record, AD 120, Introduction to Drawing II: Wet Media and Color

Instructor of record, AD 122, Communication Drawing: Drawing for designers

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2011 Summer

Instructor of record, CESL: the Center for English as a Second Language

AC, Graduate Student English: American Culture

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2011 Spring

Instructor of record, AD 120, Introduction to Drawing II: Wet Media and Color

Instructor of record, AD 122, Communication Drawing: Drawing for designers

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2010 Fall

Instructor of record, AD 100a: Studio Foundations

Instructor of record, AD 122: Communication Drawing: Drawing for designers

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2010 Summer

Instructor of record in CESL: the Center for English as a Second Language

AE2, Advanced English 2: Core Curriculum

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2010 Spring

Instructor of record, AD 100a: Studio Foundations

Instructor of record, AD 122: Communication Drawing: Drawing for designers

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2009 Fall

Instructor of record, AD 100a: Studio Foundations

Instructor of record, AD 122: Communication Drawing: Drawing for designers

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2008-2009

Instructor of record in CESL: the Center for English as a Second Language

Multiple Classes

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2006-2008

Assistant Language Teacher, Sasayama Board of Education (JET Programme)

Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions:

2012 "Somewhere in Between", MFA Thesis show,
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
2010 "There and Back",
Thai Taste, Carbondale, IL
2006 "Narratives", BFA Thesis show,
The University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Juried Exhibitions:

2011 "Art Over Easy 7 Art Auction and Gala",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
2010 "Art Over Easy 6 Art Auction and Gala",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
2009 "Naturally and Artificially Flavored",
juried by Freda Fairchild, Heart of Healing Gallery, Paducah, KY
"Art Over Easy 5 Art Auction and Gala",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
2006 "Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award Show",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 "Character Reference",
The University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2011 "Annual M.F.A. Preview Exhibitions 2011",
The University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"Halfway to Somewhere", the Second Year Graduate Exhibition
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"From SIU with Love",
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
2010 "G.A.P.P.",
Southeastern Illinois College
Art Gallery of the George T. Dennis Visual Performing Arts Center, Harrisburg, IL.
"Rated G",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"Beginner's Luck", the First Year Graduate Exhibition,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
2009 "NC-17",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
"Plein Air Summer Landscape Painting Art Exhibition",
Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University
2008 "Bunkasai",
Tannan Chugakkou, Sasayama, Japan

Travel:

2006-2008 Lived and traveled in Japan
2008 Traveled to Vienna, Austria visited Wien Museum, Leopold Museum, and the Secession building
2012 Attended Nihonga (traditional Japanese ink painting) workshop at the Miyakomesse building in Kyoto, Japan

Languages:

  • Native Speaker of English
  • Intermediate Spoken Japanese
  • Basic reading and writing of Japanese language