EDUCATION

2005 – Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture

The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

2002 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Extended Media; Minor, Art History

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

 

SELECTED ARTIST EXHIBITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS

2018     Kenilworth Open Studios, Kenilworth Arts BuildingThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017     Sum Total: Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Arts Center Gallery, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

             Kenilworth Open Studios, Kenilworth Arts Building, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2015    Sum TotalBiennial Faculty Exhibition, Arts Center Gallery, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

             Kenilworth Open Studios, Kenilworth Arts Building, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2009     Art Incendiary: Visiting Artist and Lecturer, The University of West Georgia, Carrolton, Georgia

2005    “Finished”: A Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

             Face First (Group Exhibition), Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

             Recipient of Honorary Graduate Faculty Scholarship For The Humanities (Competitive): The University of Texas at San Antonio, School of Liberal and Fine Arts, San Antonio, Texas

2004     Fire in the Belly (Group Exhibition) Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas

             Opus (Group Exhibition), Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

             (4+2)N23D (Group Exhibition), Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

2003    Depth of Field (Group Exhibition), Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

             Annual Graduate Art Exhibition, Department of Art and Art History Gallery, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San                          Antonio, Texas. Juror: Paula Owen, Director, Southwest School of Art and Craft. Awarded “First Place Graduate Sculpture”                       and was winner of the “College of Liberal and Fine Arts Graduate Research Conference Competition."

             4N23D (Group Exhibition), Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

             Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, Texas

             Recipient of The Honorary Graduate Faculty Scholarship For The Humanities, (Competitive), The University of Texas at

             San Antonio, School of Liberal and Fine Arts, San Antonio, Texas 

2002    Recipient of The Graduate Art Scholarship (competitive), The University of Texas at San Antonio, School of

             Liberal and Fine Arts, San Antonio, Texas

 

NOTABLE PROJECTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS (COLLABORATIVE WORK)

2006-2014

 

  • Raffles Museum of Biodiversity, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Fabricated original armatures, contributed in  sculpting, molding, casting and faux-painting models of Rafflesia ArnoldiiAmorphophallus Titanum (Corpse Flowers) and Latimeria Chalumnae (Coelacanth fish).

 

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas: Managed mounting and installation of Mammuthus Columbi (Columbian Mammoth) and Edaphosaurus Boanerges (Permian period reptile fossil). Managed the fabrication and collaborated in the installation of Pentanogmius and Pachyrizodus plaque mounts (Late Cretaceous fish fossils). Collaborated in the fabrication, installation, and finishing work to Frenelopsis Ramosissima (40 ft. tall tree model) and the installation of the “Life through Time” exhibit.

 

  • The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California: Managed the articulation, mount design and mount fabrication of Triceratops Prorsus. Specimen mounted for the permanent exhibit “Deep Time” in the Dinosaur Hall. Designed, built original mounts, and was critically involved in the installation of Fin Whale in the Otis Booth Pavilion.

 

  • The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Managed the mount design, mount fabrication, and installation of The Marshall's Creek Mastodon (Mamut Americanum). Specimen mounted for permanent display in the Pleistocene Hall.

 

  • The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Designed and built skeletal mounts, executed fossil preparation for Diplodocus Carnegeii. Managed the articulation, mount design, mount fabrication, fossil preparation, and installations of Stegosaurus Ungulatus and Corythosaurus Causarius. Specimens mounted for the permanent exhibit “Dinosaurs in Their Time.”

 

  • Tyrannosaurus Samson: Critically involved in the mount design and mounting of the specimen. Designed and fabricated the mount system for the fossilized skull of Samson.            

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015

Associate Lecturer: Three-Dimensional Concepts

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Immediate Supervisor: Josie Osbourne, Area Head of the First Year Program

Responsibilities/Skills:

Instructed undergraduate students in the fundamentals of three-dimensional concepts and design, including working with paper construction, clay maquette, plaster mold making and carving, wood working, and found objects; held and moderated class critiques; administered mid-term and final evaluations and entered final grades into university system.

2014-Present

Instrument Shop Coordinator/Sculpture Technician

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Immediate Supervisor: Glenn Williams, Area Head of Sculpture

Responsibilities/Skills:                                                                                                                                    

  • Coordination and implementation of shop safety, tool and equipment training for all students working in the Sculpture Labs
  • Technical and artistic advisor to students enrolled in 3D Concepts and Sculpture courses
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all studio equipment and facilities according to OSHA regulation. Facilities include: wood shop, metal fabrication shop, mold making/plaster studio, digital lab, and foundry
  • Management of University Safety and Assurances policies for Sculpture Area 
  • Management of Sculpture Area budget
  • Hiring and management of Sculpture Area student employees
  • Management of Graduate Project Assistant
  • Sculpture Area fabricator

2006 –2014         

Metals Studio Supervisor, Senior Exhibit Artist/Preparator

Phil Fraley Productions, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Immediate Supervisor: Phil Fraley, Founder and Director of Museum Operations

Responsibilities/Skills: 

  • Design and fabrication of Natural History Museum Exhibitions, including fossil skeleton mounting and dioramas;
  • Management and maintenance of all aspects of metals studio including timelines and budgets;
  • Teaching/training staff in metal craft; 
  • Fossil specimen research; 
  • Supervision of mounting, construction and articulation of paleontological specimens;
  • Metal fabrication and smithing and in steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, copper, nickel and brass;

Forging and black-smithing, metal finishing and patina work, structural welding, oxygen/acetylene welding, plasma cutting, MIG and TIG welding, machining, rigging, sculpting/modeling, mold making and casting, faux-painting, fossil preparation and archival conservation, artifact and fossil handling, carpentry, exhibit installation.