EDUCATION

2016 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Master of Fine Arts Candidate. Expected: 2019.

2001-2006 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Major: Fine Arts 3D / Metals

2004 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy. Study Abroad Program.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016 Windgate Foundation Endowment Scholarship. 

2011- 2012 Residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Houston, TX. Sept. - March.

2006 Lillian Bardfield Award, courtesy of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2005 Foundation Auction Award, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

2005 All School Show Honorable Mention, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

EXHIBITIONS

2016 CRAFT TEXAS. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. Sept-Jan.

2016 FLORA... AND SOME FAUNA. Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD. June-July.

2016 EARRINGS 3. Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA. April-May.

2015 COURSE OF ACTION: 50 YEARS OF JEWELRY AND ENAMEL AT THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. May-August.

2015 MASSART JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING ALUMNI & STUDENT EXHIBITION. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. May.

2015 MAPPED: A SURVEY OF HOUSTON CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY AND METALWORK. Houston Community College Fine Arts Center, Houston, TX. March-April.

2015 URBAN ECOLOGIES. Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX. Feb-April.

2015 THE PERMANENT 2015. Alliages, Lille, France. Feb-Dec.

2013 FRESH FOCUS. Hanson Galleries, Houston, TX. Oct-Nov.

2012 BODY PARTS - SITE SPECIFIC ART JEWELRY. Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX. December.

2012 IN RESIDENCE 2011. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. Oct-Dec.

2012 THE TEAPOT REDEFINED. Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Sept.-Nov.

2012 BLANK LAND. Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. July.

2012 HOT UNDER THE COLLAR, SNAG juried exhibition. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ. May.

2012 BEGINNING, MIDDLE, ENDLESS, invitational collaborative exhibition. Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry, Florence, Italy. April.

2011-12 MULTIPLES EXHIBITION 2011. Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth, DE. Nov-Jan.

2010-11 ANNUAL JEWELRY AND METAL ARTS INVITATIONAL. Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX. Dec-Jan.

2010-11 THE HIDEOUT. Garfo Arts Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Nov-Jan.

2010 JEWELS. Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA.  September.

2010 LINKED. Michele Mercaldo Contemporary Jewelry Gallery,Boston, MA.  June-August.

2010 EXTREME BEAUTY, invitational SNAG exhibition. Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX.  Feb-March.

2010 TRANSMUTATIONS: MATERIAL REBORN (invitational)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX.  Jan-March.
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.  May.
Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ.  June.
Velvet da Vinci. San Francisco, CA.  October.

2009 STIMULUS. Sienna Gallery, Lenox MA. June-July.

2009 OH NANCY. Gallery Diet, Miami FL. June-August.

2009 DECORATIVE RESURGENCE, juried SNAG exhibition. Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro NJ. April-May.

2008 GLORY. Sienna Gallery, Lenox MA. November- December.

2008 TRIPLE THREAT. Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA. July-August.

2007 WORD OF MOUTH. Gallery Diet, Bridge Art Fair, Miami FL. December.

2006 C-308. Mechele Mercaldo Contemporary Jewelry Gallery, Boston MA. June.

2006 THOUGHTS MATERIALIZED, SNAG Juried Student Exhibition. Mars Gallery, Chicago IL. May-June.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012-2016 In-house fabricator and stone setter at Jill Reno Collection. Houston, TX.

2012-2016 Instructor of metalsmithing classes and workshops at Jemco Jewelers supply. Houston, TX.

2012 & 2013 Workshop instructor of moldmaking and plastic casting for the Houston Metal Arts Guild. Houston, TX. Aug. 2012, Sept. 2013.

2012 Instructor of metalsmtihing and plastic casting. The Art League, Houston, TX.

2010, 2011 and 2012 Instructor for "Alternative Material Jewelry," School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. Jan-May & June.

2009 Instructor for "Jewelry in the style of Alexander Calder." Metalwerx, Waltham MA. July.

2008 Guest Teacher for Taylor Davis' sculpture class. Harvard University, Cambridge MA. October.

2007-2011 Studio Technician in the Metals Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

2006-2011 Metalsmithing Instructor for children and adults. Brookline Arts Center, Brookline,MA.

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. Lark Books, p.348.

2009 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Lark Books, p.246 & 394.

2009 Antler Magazine. www.antlermag.com. Issue 2, p.42.

2009 ELLE, "Oh, Pioneers". March 2009, No. 283 p.182.