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Education

2006-2011     Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Summa Cume Laude

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017    Don't Worry About the Government Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington Delaware

    Walls Could Talk University City Arts League, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014    B-SIDES St. Joseph’s University Gallery, Philadelphia

    Earthly Delights (with Jon Weary) Fjord Space, Philadelphia

2013    Little Libraries Griesing Law Gallery, Philadelphia

2012    Gotta Catch ‘em Metropolitan Gallery, Philadelphia

2010    I Made It Myself Solo BFA Show, Atrium Gallery Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Preservation: Objects Registering the Past and Future The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

2016 All You Need Is Paper, Heavy Bubble Gallery, Philadelphia

2015    Ahead of the Curve: Creative Thinkers/Unconventional Makers, Dow Studios, Deer Isle, Maine

    Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington

    Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia & NCECA Providence, Rhode Island

2014    BOXESes & PIECESes, a traveling exhibition of 10 works made during Project Network Residency at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. The works were displayed in Skælskør, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Kielce, Poland; Seoul, Korea; Kansas City, USA; New Orleans, USA; Philadelphia, USA; Red Deer and Halifax, Canada; Reykjavik, Iceland; Munich, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark before returning to Skælskør, Denmark and becoming part of the permanent collection of Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center

    And the Villagers Never Liked You Anyway, Knockdown Center, New York, New York

    Hot Shop, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

    Shop on the Square II, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia

2013    World Cup, Applehouse Gallery, Guldagergaard, Skælskør Denmark

    In Front of Strangers, I Sing, 72nd Annual Juried ExhibitionWoodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

    Recent Graduates, City Hall, Philadelphia

    Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

    Best in Show, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia

2012    Shop on the Square, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia

    The Cat Exhibition, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia

    The Work Exchange Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

2011    Our Community, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

2010    Material Mastery, International Juried show at Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas

    Tyler School of Art NCECA Juried Ceramics Show, Tyler School of Art

2009    All School Juried Show, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

2008    Esposizione Gruppo, Villa Caproni Galleria, Rome, Italy

Artist Residencies

2015    Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2013    Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark

    Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

Awards

2015    1st Place, 4th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

2014    Winterthur Ceramics Conference Scholarship, Winterthur Museum

2013    Kiln God Award, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

2011    Windgate Fellowship, Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design

    Rudy Staffel Award, Tyler School of Art

2010    Diamond Research Scholars Award, Temple University

2009     Tyler School of Art/Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Scholarship

    Student Scholarship to the American Craft Council, Creating a New Craft Culture Conference American Craft Council

2008    Diamond Ambassador Scholarship, Temple University

Selected Private Collections

 Archie Bray Foundation

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center Permanent Collection

The Franklin Institute

Sacred Heart Oratory

Graphology Consulting Group

Temple University Provost Art Collection    

Selected Commissions

2012    Replica Osurarries for Dead Sea Scrolls Traveling Exhibition, nine replicas of ossuaries from Roman Palestine for The Franklin Institute’s staging of Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition. The ossuaries were approved by Israeli Antiquities Authority for exhibition.

    Custom Ceramic Replicas of Two Canaanite Vases, a pair of four foot tall ceramic vases for Sacred Heart Oratory, Wilmington Delaware