Education

 

2015   Masters of Fine Arts: Sculpture

                  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

           

2012   Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture cum laude

                  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

           

2012   Bachelor of Arts: Gender Studies cum laude

                  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 

                                               

Grants and Awards

 

2018   Advancing Equity and Social Justice Grant, Working Class Folks Don’t Belong                    in Higher Ed. , Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

           

            Hanna Grant, Romani Textiles and Soft Sculpture in Hungary: Narrative                             Textiles and Social Responsibility, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

 

2017   Sustainability Grant, Freespeech and the Filterbubble, with Dr. Aaron

                 McKain, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

                                               

           Donald E. And Elizabeth K Birdgman Grant for Fine Arts Research,

                 Living as A Woman: An Examination and Critique of the Feminine                                 Throughout Art- Summer Collaborative Undergraduate Research with                         Emily E. Anderson

                         

            Faculty induction into Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors       

                   Society for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship

 

2016   Humanities Grant, The Monstrous Feminine, Abjection, and the Bayou,

                    Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

                       

            Dean’s Grant, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

2015   Sylvia Leslie Young Herman Scholarship Award,

                    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2012   Hutton Honors College, Capstone Award, Bloomington, IN

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020   TBA, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

            TBA, Gallery 610, Menomonie, WI

2019   Cellular Home Invasion, NE Sculpture Gallery Factory, Minneapolis, MN 

            7 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut, Wyoming Creative Arts Center, Wyoming, MN

            Bio-Wearables: Rhetorical Gesture and Embodied Sonic Affect, CICA                                  Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2018   Third-Leg-Third-Rail, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI

               (curated by Faina Lerman)

 

2017   Medusa’s Head, Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                 (catalogue) (curated by Ty Jesse)

             Waffler, Spread Art-Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

              Lost Bread, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN

 

2014   Siblings, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

            (*) Denotes Juried Exhibitions

 

2019   Abstract Mind, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea* 

            International Bad Video Art Festival, Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art,                              Moscow, Russia

            Pattern/Place, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH (curated by Marla Roddy and                       Lance Pruitt) 

            That's what she said, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA                        (curated by Xalli Zungia) 

            The Rare Few, Sloss Furnaces Gallery, Birmingham, AL

            Cope, Drag, and Core, Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL

            Faculty Exhibition, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, St Paul, MN

2018   Streams and Channels, Center for Digital Arts, WCC, Peekskill, NY*

            Bio-Wearables: Rhetorical Gesture and Embodied Sonic Affect, Rhetoric                              Society of America, Minneapolis, MN

            That’s what she said, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA* (curated by Xalli Zungia)

                   (catalogue)

            Obscure Origins, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN

            Unyielding Shapes: An Exhibition of Women in Contemporary Cast Iron,                         Casket Arts @Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Rose Von                         Muchow)

 

2017   Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, New York, NY (curated by Julia                                         Sinelnikova)

            The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: ORDER AND CHAOS,

                  Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY*

            Mid West Sculpture Exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo,

                  Kokomo, Indiana* (curated by Janet Meek)

            Don't Shut Up, City College Gallery, San Diego, CA

            Hydro-Illuminata, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

 

2016   Besides, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI (curated by Corey Oberlander                                         and Lindsey Stapleton)

            Equality Matters, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Williams Woods University,                                       Fulton, MO* (curated by Nicole Petrescu)

            Being Her Now, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD*

            We Are Survivors, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA* (curated by Jessica                                   Pleyel)

            Franconia Alumni Exhibition, Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            Faculty Exhibition, Hamline University, St Paul, MN (curated by John-Mark                          Schlink)

 

2015   Deep Play Fun House, Seed Space, Nashville, TN* (curated by Rachel                                    Bubis)

           Sweet Tooth, The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN*

           Cement All, Flux Factory, New York City, NY (catalogue)  (curated by                     Anthony Graves)

           Moist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA*                     (catalogue) (curated by Giner Shulick Porcella)

           (dis)comfort, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA*

            Destabilizing Dystopia, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada*

            Parallels, University of Texas, Austin, TX

            BYOB, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI

            A Slight Hysterical Tendency, Convention Center, Providence, RI

 

2014   Juried Sculpture Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI*

             Matters, Sculpture Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

             Anthology, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI*

             Paradise Pour, Jacksson Contemporary Art Gallery, Columbus, IN

             Kinsey Institute International Juried Exhibit, Gunewald gallery,                                               Bloomington, IN*

 

2013   Expose Gallery, Providence, RI

 

2012   Devotion Invitational, Bloomington Clay Studios, Bloomington, IN

            Kinsey Institute International Juried Exhibit, Gunewald gallery,                     Bloomington, IN*

            Beast Within, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN (catalogue)

            Candy Coated Chaos, The Lodge, Bloomington, IN

            Indiana University Fine Arts Museum Juried Auction,

                    Indiana University Fine Art Museum, Bloomington, IN*

            Without Justification, Fuller Gallery, Bloomington, IN

           

Publications 

 

Keeping Façade. Co-Authored with Gail Dodge. Synecdoche Books, Brown              University Press, Providence, RI, 2015

 “ ‘Night Mother.” In Adulthood. At This Very Instant Press, Vienna, Austria,

              2015

 

“Mudgirl.” Bluestockings Magazine. Brown University Press, Providence, RI,                                2015

 

“Siblings.” Tulane Review. Tulane University Press, New Orleans, LA, 2015

 

“Tiffany’s.” Moist. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Orange                                           County, CA, 2015

 

“Spoiled Rotten.” Anthony Graves. Cement ALL. Unleashed Animal Books,                 NYC, NY, 2015

 

Selected Reviews

           

“See It Before It is Gone: Besides at Grin Gallery,” Alexander Castro.                                        Big Red and Shiny, Boston, MA, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

  

“Grin Reapers,” Andrea Feldman, Take Magazine.

            (April/May 2016 Issue), North Hampton, MA, 2016

 

“OCCCA Gets ‘Moist’” Dave Barton. OC Weekly, Orange County, CA, June 25,

            2015  

 

Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops

 

2019     "Pedagogies of Inclusivity: Iron is for Every Body" Panel chair- moderator,                          National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices,                                Birmingham, AL

              Lecture and graduate critiques, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2018     "Social and Political Issues in iron: Pedagogies of Inclusion.” Iron in the                               21st Century, Panelist, International Conference on Contemporary Cast                         Iron Art, Scranton, PA

             “Bio-Wearables: Rhetorical Gesture and Embodied Sonic Affect”                   Unsound Methods? Panelist, Rhetoric Society of America,

                  Minneapolis, MN

              Lecture and Post- Baccalaureate critiques, Brandeis University,                    Waltham, MA

              Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

              Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Ball State, Muncie, IN

                       

2017   Artist Lecture, Spread Art-Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

            Lecture, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society, Hamline

           

2016   Lecture, Macalister College, St Paul, MN

            Lecture, Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland

2015   Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 

2014   Lecture, Sandhills Community College, Pinhurst, NC

            Workshop: Large Scale Sand Molds and Iron Casting,

            University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

 

Public Works and Permanent Collections

 

2016   University Permanent Collection, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

 

2015   Access Fort Wayne, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

           Fleet Library, Permanent Collection, Rhode Island School of Design,                    Providence, RI

 

2014   Ava at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA

            Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Providence, RI

 

2014   B-line Trail and Park, Bloomington Parks and Rec, Bloomington, IN

            Karst Farm Park, Bloomington Parks and Rec, Bloomington, IN

 

Residencies

 

2019   BARTR, Budapest, Hungary

 

2018   Popp’s Packing, Hamtramck/Detroit, MI

 

2017   Spread Art @Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

            Art House on the Levee, New Orleans, LA
 

2016   Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland
 

2014   Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

            Paradise Pour at CE Systems, Columbus, IN


2012   Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture: MOSS House

                 Coalbrookdale, United Kingdom


2011   Sculpture Trails Museum of Outdoor Sculpture, Solsberry, IN

 

Professional Experience

 

2019   Juror, Powderhorn Arts Festival, Minneapolis, MN           

2018   Visiting Artist, Large Scale Sand Molds and Iron Casting, Fanconia                                    Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2017   Juror, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalister College, Saint Paul, MN

2016   Visiting Artist, Large Scale Sand Molds and Iron Casting,

                Hydro-Iluminata, Minneapolis, MN

2015   Instructor of Record, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014   Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

            Visiting Artist, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC

            Visiting Artist Coordinator, Rhode Island School of Design,

2013   Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2013-15 Assistant Technician, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2012   Iron Foundry Technician, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

           Iron Foundry Technician, Assistant to James Wade,

                   Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture, Coalbrookdale, UK

2011-2012 Vice President, Sculpture Guild at Indiana University

 

Teaching Experience

 

            Hamline University, Department of Studio Arts and Art History, 2015-Present

            Rhode Island School of Design, 2013-2015
            Harmony High School, 2010

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2018   Talent-show-car-wash-bake-sale, Sad Boys Gallery, St Paul, MN

            Do You Want Fries With That. , Soffker Gallery, St Paul, MN

 

2017   Crisis Mode, Soffker Gallery, St Paul, MN

 

2015   Steel Feel, Gallery 301, Providence, RI