Education:

2020              MFA, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2013               BA, Fine Arts, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2011                AA, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Exhibitions:

2022

Collectivity is Flux, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Random Generator, Public Space One: Close House, Iowa City, Iowa

Paper Boats, traveling exhibition

SG Gallery of Scuola Internazionale Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy 

Museum of Art Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, California

IICPC and Cory Christiansen, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa

2021          

Waterscapes, solo exhibition, Mount Mercy University, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa Exhibited XXXVI, Merit Award, Polk Heritage Art Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

Osmotic Radiance, Film Scene, Iowa City Iowa

Art 214 Exhibition, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

2020          

Print as Object 2020, Oklahoma City University, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hot & Sweaty 2020, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Aqua, Envision Arts, juried online exhibition

Navigating the Waters, solo exhibition, University of North Texas, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

2019           

Pernicious Blue, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Interlude 2, University of North Texas, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

The 60th Midwestern Invitational: Zeitgeist, The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, Main Gallery, Moorhead, Minnesota

26th Parkside National Print Exhibition: It’s NOT Small Anymore! University of Wisconsin-Kenosha, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kent Blossom, Kent State University, Payto Gallery, Kent, Ohio

Trace, Divide, Order, University of North Texas, Eagle Exhibit Hall, Denton, Texas

Southern Graphics Council Member Portfolio Exhibition, The Fairmont, Dallas, Texas

North Texas MFA Small Works, University of Texas- Arlington, Gallery 343, Arlington, Texas

Vim and Vigor: Aunna Escobedo and Taylor Swanson, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

2018           

A Gathering of Perspectives: Cultivating Community, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Waage Gallery, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Ink in Common, University of North Texas, Union Art Gallery, Denton, Texas

(Un)Necessary Duplicates, traveling exhibition

Mid-America Print Council Conference, Albany Public Library, Laramie, Wyoming

Mayflower Mobile Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

Southern Graphics Council Member Portfolio Exhibition, Ballys’ Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Moth Migration Project, Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, Texas

2017          

Succession, University of North Texas, Eagle Exhibit Hall, Denton, Texas

2014           

Frogman’s Assistant Exhibit, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Plant it Forward, The Tapestry (non-profit), Ecofest, New-Bo City Market, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2013           

Wandering Reflections, solo exhibition, Ramsey’s Metro Market, Marion, Iowa

Summer Student Art Show, Mount Mercy University, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Senior Thesis Art Exhibit, Mount Mercy University, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Southern Graphics Council Member Portfolio Exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Art Show for Groundswell, hosted by Create., Groundswell Youth Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

All Area Student Show, Lowe Art Center, Marion, Iowa

2012          

Fall Art Show Hosted by Create. The Basement of the Cherry Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Summer Student Art Show, Mount Mercy University, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, ­­­­Cedar Rapids, Iowa

All Area Student Art Show, Lowe Art Center, Marion, Iowa

Papav Somnav, Solo Art Exhibit, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Awards:

2020              College of Visual Arts and Design Travel Grant, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Funding for Southern Graphics Council International, San Juan, Puerto Rico, cancelled, covid-19

2020-19        CVAD Mystery Lady of Santa Fe Scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2018               The Peggy Laverne Chavellier Graduate Scholarship Fund, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2019-17          Academic Achievement Scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2013               Emerging Artist Award and Sponsorship, Marion Arts Festival, Marion, Iowa

The Sister Mary Norbert Karnik Award, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2013-11           Art Scholarship, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Teaching Experience:

2020               Adjunct Professor, Photography I, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teaching Assistant, Drawing 2 with Lecturer Mary Johnson, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2020- 19       Teaching Fellowship (Instructor of Record), Introduction to Printmaking, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2018                Instructor for Polyester Plate Lithography for Dallas Independent School District, Onstead Institute, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2018-17          Teaching Assistant, Drawing 1 with Senior Lecturer Rachel Black, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2018                Teaching Assistant, Drawing 2 with Associate Professor Elaine Pawlowicz, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2013                Instructor and Participant, Create. Artist Workshop, Groundswell Youth Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2013-12          Instructor for Monotype, High School Art Day, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Curatorial Experience:

2022               Juror, Iowa Exhibited XXXVII, Polk Heritage Art Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

             Coordinator, Print-a-thon (Art-a-thon) Exchange, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa

Coordinator, Collectivity is Flux, Portfolio Exchange for Southern Graphics Council International Conference,

2020              Co-Coordinator, Interchanging Lines, Constructing Home, Art Room, Fort Worth, Texas

2018               Curator, Ink in Common, University of North Texas, Union Art Gallery, Denton, Texas

2016               Coordinator, Portfolio Exchange, Solidarity: Postcards for Peace at Standing Rock, North Dakota, Madison, Wisconsin

2015               Coordinator, Rebirth: Portfolio Exchange for Artists in Nepal, Madison, Wisconsin

2012               Curator’s Assistant, The Obsessive Visionary Art of Stephen J.M. Palmer and the Sacrificial Love Society, Mount Mercy University, Janalyn Hanson                                   White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                         Co-Curator, Create. Fall Art Show, The Basement of the Cherry Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Continuing Education and Workshop Participation:

2019                Art and Ecology with Taryn McMahon, Emily Arthur, Valerie Hammond, Kent Blossom Summer Arts Program, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2018                Mezzotint with Carrie Lingscheit, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Omaha, Nebraska

2016                Polyester Plate Lithography with Kathryn Polk, Andrew Polk, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Omaha, Nebraska

2015                Etching with Douglas Bosley, Continuing Education Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2014                Collagraph with Rina Yoon, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota

2013                Moku Hanga with Yoonmi Nam, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota

2012                Multiple-Plate Intaglio with Andrew Kosten, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota

 

Other Professional Experience:

2023               Director of Galleries and Collection, Instructor of Art, Coe College, Cedar Rapids

2022               Des Moines Print Club Artist Talk, Iowa City Press Co-op, Iowa City, Iowa

                         Coordinator, Print Day in May, Iowa City Press Co-op, Iowa City, Iowa

Panelist, Just an Organism in an Ecosystem, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

2022-20       Program Coordinator, Iowa City Press Co-Op, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Responsible for overseeing the Iowa City Press Co-Op as a working space for its members. Duties include coordinating workshops, volunteers, member dues, safety training, inventory, and general printmaking equipment maintenance.

 

Mid American Print Council Board Member​​

  • SGCI Liaison, appointed

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion committee member

  • Exhibition committee member

 

2020              Mid America Print Council Power of Print Virtual Conference Participant

College Art Association Member

Paper Boats, Southern Graphics Council International themed portfolio juried by Mary Sherwood Brock

2019               Graduate Student Assistant to Registrar Holly Hutzell, College of Visual Arts Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

                         Printing Assistant for Minna Resnick, Visiting Artist, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

                         Graduate Student Assistant to Lindsay Bass, 4th Floor Wood Shop, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

                         Onsite Conference Volunteer, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Dallas, Texas

2019-18       Themed Exchange Portfolio Sub Committee Member, Southern Graphics Council International, Dallas, Texas

  • Assisted in selecting themed exchange portfolios accepted into the conference.

  • Received portfolios, organized, installed and deinstalled portfolios for view at the University of North Texas during conference.

 

2018                Graduate Student Assistant, Southern Graphics Council International, P.R.I.N.T. Press, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Assisted Lari Gibbons in preparation of promotional materials to be presented at SGCI.

  • Assisted Alison Saar and printed bon-a-tier that was presented at the college during the conference.

 

2017                Archival Documentation Assistant, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Omaha, Nebraska

2017-15          Gallery Attendant, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

2016-15         Volunteer, Art Fair on the Square, Madison, Wisconsin

2015-14         Docent, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

2014                Assistant, Printstallation with Crystal Wagner, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Vermillion, South Dakota

2013                Gallery Assistant, Campbell-Steele Art Gallery, Marion, Iowa

Presenter, Scholarship Festival, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Gender Equality Diversity Task Force Member, Research and Development, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2020-13        Member of Southern Graphics Council International, Conferences Attended

  • 2021 Virtual Conference , MakeReady!

  • 2019 Dallas, Texas          

  • 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2015 Knoxville, Tennessee

  • 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin