EDUCATION:
2013     Masters of Art + Design, Fibers & Surface Design, NC State University
2010     Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art & Art Education, East Carolina University

RESIDENCIES:
2017     Regional Emerging Artist-In-Residence, ArtspaceNC, January-July, Raleigh, NC

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
2019 Constant / Change, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
2018     Soft Goods, VAE (Visual Art Exchange), Raleigh, NC
2014     NC Art Educators Exhibition, Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC
            SCIENCEfair, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2013     Innovations in Fiber Arts VI: Internationally Juried, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2012     Momento Mori: World of Threads Festival, The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, Oakville, Canada
              Quiet Zone: World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Canada
              Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2010     Undergraduate Exhibition , Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
           ADROIT Metals & Textiles Exhibition, Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2018     National Public Art Exhibition, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC  
Wake, Sertoma Arts Center, Cary, NC
Catching Ourselves, Cary Art Center, Cary, NC
              Processing, ArtspaceNC, Raleigh, NC
2017      No One Ever Talks About This, North Carolina Art Therapy Institute, Carrboro, NC
              I Kept One Flower, Burroughs-Wellcome Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
              Reconstructing Existence: I Create Therefore I Am, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
2016      Sorrow: The Art of Death, Dying and Grief, Center for Faith and the Arts, Salisbury, NC
              Separation, Cary Art Center, Cary, NC
2015      Art of Bereavement, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, United Kingdom    
2013     Evidence of Loss, Carrack Gallery, Durham, NC
             Reconcile, Fish Market Gallery, Raleigh, NC
              Resolving the Disquiet, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
2012     Reciprocal, NC State University, Brooks Hall, Raleigh, NC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019 The Cube, VAE, Raleigh, NC
2017      Death, Noticed, Pop-Up Show, Golden Belt Studios, Durham, NC
2010     Internal Bleeding, The Art Room, Greenville, NC


RECOGNITION + AWARDS:  
2015    “Rookie of the Year” Award, NC Art Education Association
2014     First Place, Western Carolina University Juried Art Educators Exhibit
2013     Excellence in Research & Scholarship, NC State University College of Design
              Outstanding Student Award, Surface Design Association
2012     Work-Study Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
2011      Research Assistantship, Upcycle Design Studio Spring Semester, NC State University
2010      Deconstructive Award, ADROIT Metals & Textiles Exhibit, East Carolina University
              Zoller Award of Merit in Weaving, Undergraduate Show, East Carolina University
              Dowdy Stores Excellence in the Arts, Undergraduate Show, East Carolina University


K-12 + SECONDARY TEACHING:
2017         Visual Art Teacher, Governor Morehead School
2013-16    Visual Art Teacher, East Wake High School, Wake County Public School System  
2010-13    Teaching Assistant, First Year Experience Studio, College of Design, NC State University  


ARTS ADMINISTRATION: 
2017--   Programs Manager, Arts Access, Inc. 
2017--   Creative Aging Programs Coordinator, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, City of Raleigh
2017     Studio Coordinator, Art4Fun Camps, Pullen Arts Center, City of Raleigh
2014 Director, Art4Fun II Summer Camp, Walnut Creek Wetlands Center, City of Raleigh
2012 Director, Art4Fun I  Summer Camp, Pullen Arts Center, City of Raleigh

ARTS OUTREACH: 
2015    Art on the Move Collaborative Artist (with East Millbrook Magnet Middle School), City of Raleigh
             Project Volunteer (with East Wake High School), Wendell Town Mural, Wendell Appearance Commission
2014    Project Assistant, In Clothes We Remember, Cary Senior Center (Cary, NC) 
           Invited Participant, NC Museum of Art "Artists in Process" Think Tank
2013     Donating Artist, 2nd Annual Art Auction, The Carrack Modern Art (Durham, NC)
2012     Project Assistant, Up Close & Personal Project, Seymour Senior Center (Chapel Hill, NC) 
            

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: 
2013--   Blog Contributor, Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County)   
2011-18 Family Support Volunteer, Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County)   


JURYING + CURATING:  
2016     Guest Judge, Wendell Art Walk, Wendell Appearance Commission
2014     Jury Panel, The Carrack Modern Art, Exhibit Cycle 3, 2014-15, Durham, NC
2012     Curator, Reciprocal: A Partnered Exhibit of Art + Design Work, NC State University


WORKSHOPS + PRESENTATIONS: 
2017    Presenter, NC Art Therapy Institute - "Nobody Ever Talks About This" Workshop
2013    Digital Presenter, Arts in Society Conference: Art as Catalyst for Conversations about Death and Dying


TEXTS: 

2015     “Exhibitions: Death Becomes Art” by Colin Martin, The Lancet , Vol. 385 No. 9983, p. 2142  
2012     “Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: Interview No. 78”, World of Threads Festival (digital publication)