RESUME


EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC PROJECTS

2017
SOMETIMES I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO BE IN THE WORLD (Solo Exhibition), The Lantern Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
CABINET (Group Exhibition Curated by Adam Milner), David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2016
NEW WORKS (Two Person Exhibition), Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
DAILY GEOLOGY (Book Release & Signing), Copacetic Comics, Pittsburgh, PA
2015
DAILY GEOLOGY: YEAR 2015 (Solo Exhibition), West Virginia University, Laura Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV
WORD BALLOON (Public Bike Rack), Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
Institute for New Feeling: FELT BOOK (Traveling Video Screening), Storefront Lab, San Francisco; Leisure Gallery, Denver; Threewalls, Chicago; Recess Gallery, NYC
2014
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (TWO WORD BALLOONS), Pittsburgh Biennial, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
“Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday,” (Group Exhibition), Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2013
“Liars, Actors and, Believers,” Video Screening, Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, New York
“Building on Sand,” ARTMRKT Hamptons Video Screening, Bridgehampton New York
DAILY GEOLOGY: YEAR 2013 (Solo Exhibition), Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN
Significant Ordinaries, California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2012
TOUGH ART, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, PA
“Daily Geologies,” Solo Exhibition at WERK Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2011
Emerging Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
“Room for Error” Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA
DRUGSTORE BEETLE, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2010
“Natural Translations” Blue Sky Project Armory Exhibition, Dayton, OH
Conflict Kitchen Project (Co-collaborator), Pittsburgh, PA
The Young Pretenders, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Los Perros Chandosos, Public Project, Barrio Refugio, Cali, Colombia
I Heart Photography, Capricious Gallery, New York, NY
Thoughts on a Blue Sky, Public Art Mural, Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh, PA
2008
Join the Human to Robot Army, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
A Moratorium on Make-Believe, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Regina Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh
It’s Easy To Find, PO BOX Exhibit, Elizaville, NY
2007
102.9 Sounds You Never Hear, Steel Valley Arts Council, Homestead, PA
Pittsburgh Pedal Express, Three River’s Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
“EVERYTHING MUST GO!” Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2006
HOMO LUDENS: Yip, Yap and Holler, Brewhouse Theater, Pittsburgh
Sorry to Have Missed You, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 76, Wenatchee, WA
Re-contextualizing Vistas: Concerning Place, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

(SELECTED) AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016
Placemaking + Temporary Public Art Program Artist-in-Residence, Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies, Pittsburgh, PA
2014
Creative Development Grant, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Artist-in-Residence, Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fisher’s Island, NY
2012
Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award, The Heinz & Pittsburgh Foundation Grant
Artist-in-Residence, TOUGH ART Program, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
2011
Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
“Emerging Artist of the Year,” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2010
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, MA
Blue Sky Project Resident Artist, Dayton, OH
2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MA
2008
Fulbright Fellowship Recipient, La Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia (2008-09)
AIGA World Studio Scholarship, Peter & Jill Kraus Award, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of Tennessee Knoxville (Spring 2016) - Courses Taught: Painting I & Painting IV
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2009 - 2016) - Courses Taught: Expanding The Graphic Novel (Special Topics),  Concept Studio I: Self and The Human Being & Concept Studio III: Systems and Processes
Visiting Artist Educator, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2010 - 2015)
Visiting Professor, La Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia (2009 - 2010)

EDUCATION
2008   M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2005   B.F.A. in Painting Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA