EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, 2009
Honor Student

Duke University, Durham, NC
Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude), Visual Arts and Spanish & European Studies, 1999
Graduation with Distinction in Visual Arts, Dean’s List with Distinction
 


EXHIBITIONS

2017
Vagabond Time Killers (upcoming), The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2016
IN:SITE, Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, NY
RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

2015
Sustenance, Ghost Town, Telluride, CO
Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Aftershock: Sampling Impact, with Shura Baryshnikov, Brown University, Providence, RI
NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Memorial Hall Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

2014
Tink's House, Los Angeles, CA
Formed, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT

2013
Breaking Even, solo exhibition curated by Ian Alden Russell, David Winton Bell Gallery / Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

2012
Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Wanted Design (with Eduardo Benamor Duarte), The Tunnel at Terminal Stores, New York, NY

2011
VICINITY, Keeseh Studio, Providence, RI
On and Off the Wall, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI
RISD Faculty Biennial Exhibition, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Benefit Exhibition for The Wassaic Project, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Ceramic Art, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2010
13 by Seven at Islington Mill, NICE Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom
The Solitude of Good Company, Museum of International Ceramic Art–Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
Project Network, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

2009
The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Wassaic, NY
RISD Graduate Ceramics Exhibition, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
One Nation (Under God?), Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Dwelling Places, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence RI

1999–2008
Featured Artist, Welcome dinner for President John Maeda, RISD, Providence, RI
RISD Ceramics Department Biennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence RI
Resident Artist Exhibition, Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India
Gallery Objet, Kitakyushu, Japan
Gallery WALD, Fukuoka, Japan
Honors Thesis Exhibition, Bivins Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017
Project Consultant & Fabrication Assistant, Sameer Farooq, Toronto, Canada

2016
Commission, Tula Plants & Design, Brooklyn, NY

2015
Project Consultant, Wafaa Bilal, New York, NY
Graduate Thesis Advisor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014 & 2015
Faculty, RISD, Mindful Making in Japan (a four-week study abroad course in Nara Prefecture, Japan)

2012
Faculty, RISD Continuing Education, Ceramics Studio: The Cup,
Studio Assistant, Eduardo Benamor Duarte (architect & designer), New York, NY
Mindfulness Educator, RISD, Spatial Dynamics

2011
Faculty, RISD, Mindful Making: Contemplative Practice & Creativity in Clay
Independent Study Tutor, RISD
Mindfulness Educator, RISD
Studio Assistant, Lawrence Bush (ceramic artist), Providence, RI

2010
Studio Assistant, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

2009
Teaching Assistant, RISD, Clay in Context (taught by Larry Bush)

2008
Interpreter and Teaching Assistant, RISD, Japan: Workspace/Dreamspace (a six-week travel & studio course in Nara Prefecture, Japan, taught by Larry Bush)
Instructor of Record, RISD, Wheel Pottery

2007
Teaching Assistant, RISD, Ceramic Sculpture (taught by Linda Sormin)

2006 & 2008
Staff Manager, Yoga Teacher Training Program, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA

2005–Present
Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Kripalu Center, and independently

2004–2005
Apprentice, Tozangama Ceramics Studio, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

1999–2002
English Teacher, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES                  

2016
Artist-in-Residence, ID Pool, Vista Alegre Atlantis, Ílhavo, Portugal

2015
Alternate, Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Program, Future of Food, Fall 2015, Omaha, NE
Performer/Contributing ArtistThinking the Earth, ISES, Brown University, Providence, RI

2013
Juror, Visual Arts Department Annual Student Exhibition, Brown University, Providence, RI
Participant, Contemplative Pedagogy Workshop, Brown University, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist, Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing, RISD, Providence, RI

2012
Artist-in-Residence, Studio La Grane, Puycelci, France
Artist Talk, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Wassaic, NY
Guest Critic, RISD, Spatial Dynamics, Division of Foundation Studies, Providence, RI

2011
Guest Critic, RISD, Spatial Dynamics, Division of Foundation Studies, Providence, RI
Contemplative Education Group, RISD, Providence, RI
Dancer, An Arcade Project, Providence, RI
Performer, Mercy Brown and the Devil’s Footprint, Providence, RI

2010
Visiting Artist, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Project Network Residency, Guldagergaard ICRC, Skaelskor, Denmark
Founding Member, 13 by Seven (international artist collective)

2009
Dancer, Mandala by Maureen Fleming, Brown Festival of Dance, Brown University, Providence, RI & La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Benefit honoring Harvey Lichtenstein and Deborah Jowitt, New York, NY

2008
Guest Critic, RISD, Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI

2007
Artist-in-Residence, Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India


GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / PUBLICATIONS

2016                 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship in New Genres

2015                 Paddy Johnson, “Gloom, Doom, and Glory at the Wassaic Project,” artfcity.com, June 18, 2015

2013                 Cate McQuaid, “An Installation with an Arresting Presence,” The Boston Globe, July 3, 2013

                         Bill Van Siclen, “Displaying the Fruits—and vegetables—of Her Labor,“ Providence Journal, June 16, 2013

2012                 Linda Marston-Reid, “Wassaic Project Summer Exhibit a Must-See,” poughkeepsiejournal.com, June 21, 2012

2010                 Danmarks Nationalbanks Jumilæumsfond (artist grant), Denmark                         

                         Ceramic ReviewThe International Magazine of Ceramic Art and Craft, Jul/Aug 2010

2007–2009    Graduate Fellowship & Assistantship, RISD, Providence, RI

1995–1999      Endowed Scholarship, Duke University, Durham, NC