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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:
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:
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:
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:
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 OUTREACH: 
2017     Project Manager / Wake Arts Inclusion Project / Arts Access, Inc. 
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) 
           Director / Art4Fun II Summer Camp / Walnut Creek Wetlands Center / City of Raleigh
           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) 
             
Director / Art4Fun I  Summer Camp / Pullen Arts Center / City of Raleigh

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: 
2011-    Family Support Volunteer / Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County)   
2013    Digital Presenter / Arts in Society Conference: Art as Catalyst for Conversations about Death and Dying
2013-   Blog Contributor / 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

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