MFA Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Art
BFA School of Visual Arts, New York NY

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

A Shifted Memory
Cannivillastic

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2010 - present

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Selected Group Exhibitions
 

Professional Experience                                      click here to view student work


Creative Thesis Grant - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


ISC Nominee - Sculpture Magazine


School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship Award - School of Visual Arts, New York NY

Grants/Awards

Wham! A Studio Visit, Huffington Post, November 7,2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/virginia-broersma/wham-a-studio-visit-with-_b_4221391.html

 

Storage Wars: A group exhibition by 5790 Projects

Painting in LA, T.S. February 11, 2013


Artist as Idiot, The Rest of Now: Manifeste, the European Biennale of Contemporary Art”. Aristarkhova, Irina.  P124-127


Carnival Exhibition featured at Zoller Gallery, Arts & Entertainment, The Daily Collegian. P7 April 11, 2008.

Publications

Superpositions

C-Note

 

SUR Biennial 

MIdsummer Nights

MAS ATTACK 2 

Faculty Art Exhibition

Gesturing into Conciousness   

Storage Wars

Doing Pennants

Inglewood Open Studios


 Community

Presents

Open Studios


Highly Toxic
Finding the Animal in Paradox and Parable


Building, Making, Inventing, Searching
Trellis, A Sculpture Survey
Golden Calf


Displacement
Raw Summer Lovin
Cultural Corridor: The 1st 5 years
Mashabafulatic

 

Nature More

Selections from the Cultural Corridor
Home Base Brooklyn
Jefferson Stop


Unrelated
Affordable Art Fair
Alumni Auction


Sculpture as Amalgam
Night of a Thousand Drawings 

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Co-Op28 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Zoller Gallery, State College PA

RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles

 

RHC Art Gallery, Whittier CA

Thompson Hotel, Beverly Hills CA

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica CA

Palmer Museum of Art, PA

5790 Projects, Los Angeles CA

Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Inglewood CA

Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood CA
 

Gallery at 3713 Sunset, Los Angeles CA

Cope Studios, Glendale CA


Gallery Godo, Glendale CA
Zoller Gallery, PA


Pochron Gallery Brooklyn NY
Rupert Ravens Contemporary, NJ
Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA


Chashama Gallery, New York NY
Zoller Gallery, PA
Gallery 51 North Adams, MA
Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

 

3rd Ward Brooklyn NY
Storefront artists’ Project, Pittsfield, MA
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY


Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga NY
Pier 92 New York, NY
Visual Arts Gallery, New York NY


Visual Arts Gallery, New York NY
Artists’ Space New York, NY 





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Visiting Artist lecture - Advanced Sculpture Penn State University, PA


Visualizing Animals - Penn State University, PA.

Public Lecture/Visiting Artist Lectures

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3D Design                                                              Santa Monica College - Adjunct Faculty

This course explores the basic problems in 3-D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials. Intro to collaborative projects, sound and video. Weekly slide shows and videos of artists.

Art Mentor Program                                     Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This course is for selected and nominated students. Co-taught with a full time faculty Professor C.Hatton.

This advanced course meets on Saturdays for an intensive studio, student’s work on large projects throughout semester with rigorous critiques. Students must also participate in Art Club weekly continuing a dialogue with their peers. Intense portfolio development with transfer applications in progress throughout semester. Arranging guest lecturers every semester such as Natasha Wheat, Michelle Carla Handel, Max Presneill and Martin Durazo.

Adjunct Faculty Representative​                Santa Monica College - Faculty Association​

2012-2014 Nominated candidate for Faculty Association.

Bi-weekly meetings with faculty across campus to discuss educational issues.

Weekly reports to department regarding Faculty Association meetings.

Art Club Supervisor                                      Santa Monica College - SMC Art Club​

Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Arrange guest speakers and previously graduated transferred students to visit. Arrange for four-year colleges to come present their programs to our students such as SVA in NYC, San Francisco Art Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, PAIC in Portland, and CCA. Help guide students in public artwork projects around campus, currently an 80ft mural, and various artworks for the theatre departments play books.

 

2D Design                                                   Santa Monica College - Adjunct Faculty​

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory.

This course is required for all art majors

Beginning Drawing                                       Santa Monica College - Adjunct Faculty

Fundamental course is focused on representational drawing and composition using various black and white media.

Emphasis is placed on development of perceptual skill, comprehension of formal theory, and performance competency in the media introduced.

3D Design                                                   Santa Monica College - Adjunct Faculty

This course explores the basic problems in 3-D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials. Intro to collaborative projects, sound and video. Weekly slide shows and videos of artists.

​Art Mentor Program                                      Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This course is for selected and nominated students. Co-taught with a full time faculty Professor C.Hatton.

This advanced course meets on Saturdays for an intensive studio, student’s work on large projects throughout semester with rigorous critiques. Students must also participate in Art Club weekly continuing a dialogue with their peers. Intense portfolio development with transfer applications in progress throughout semester. Arranging guest lecturers every semester such as Natasha Wheat, Michelle Carla Handel, Max Presneill and Martin Durazo.

Adjunct Faculty Representative​              Santa Monica College - Faculty Association​

2012-2014 Nominated candidate for Faculty Association.

Bi-weekly meetings with faculty across campus to discuss educational issues.

Weekly reports to department regarding Faculty Association meetings.

Art Club Supervisor                                        Santa Monica College - SMC Art Club​

Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Arrange guest speakers and previously graduated transferred students to visit. Arrange for four-year colleges to come present their programs to our students such as SVA in NYC, San Francisco Art Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, PAIC in Portland, and CCA. Help guide students in public artwork projects around campus, currently an 80ft mural, and various artworks for the theatre departments play books.



3D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This course explores the basic problems in 3-D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials. Intro to collaborative projects, sound and video.

2D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory.

This course is required for all art majors

​Art Mentor Program                                      Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty
This course is for selected and nominated students. Co-taught with a full time faculty Professor C.Hatton.
This advanced course meets on Saturdays for an intensive studio, student’s work on large projects throughout semester with rigorous critiques. Students must also participate in Art Club weekly continuing a dialogue with their peers. Intense portfolio development with transfer applications in progress throughout semester. Arranging guest lecturers every semester such as Natasha Wheat, Michelle Carla Handel, Max Presneill and Martin Durazo.

Adjunct Faculty Representative​​                Santa Monica College - Faculty Association
2012-2014 Nominated candidate for Faculty Association.
Bi-weekly meetings with faculty across campus to discuss educational issues. Weekly reports to department regarding Faculty Association meetings.

Art Club Supervisor                                         Santa Monica College - SMC Art Club
Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Arrange guest speakers and previously graduated transferred students to visit. Arrange for four-year colleges to come present their programs to our students such as SVA in NYC, San Francisco Art Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, PAIC in Portland, and CCA. Help guide students in public artwork projects around campus, currently an 80ft mural, and various artworks for the theatre departments play books.



2D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty
This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory.

This course is required for all art majors.

3D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This course explores the basic problems in 3-D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials.

Intro to collaborative projects, sound and video.
2D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory.

This course is required for all art majors
​Art Club Supervisor                                         Santa Monica College - SMC Art Club
Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Arrange guest speakers and previously graduated transferred students to visit. Arrange for four-year colleges to come present their programs to our students such as SVA in NYC, San Francisco Art Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, PAIC in Portland, and CCA. Help guide students in public artwork projects around campus, currently an 80ft mural, and various artworks for the theatre departments play books.

2D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory.

This course is required for all art majors

3D Design                                                    Santa Monica College- Adjunct Faculty

This course explores the basic problems in 3-D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials.

Intro to collaborative projects, sound and video.

​Art Club Supervisor                                         Santa Monica College - SMC Art Club
Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Arrange guest speakers and previously graduated transferred students to visit. Arrange for four-year colleges to come present their programs to our students such as SVA in NYC, San Francisco Art Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, PAIC in Portland, and CCA. Help guide students in public artwork projects around campus, currently an 80ft mural, and various artworks for the theatre departments play books.



Intro to Floral Design                                  Ventura Community College - Instructor

Continuing education courses taught on the weekend. Beginning floral design and technique.

Intro to floral names, supplies and design elements. Learning to build and shape form.

Intro to Mosaics                                          Ventura Community College - Instructor​

Continuing education course introduction to Mosaics explores drawing, design and building of flat mosaic objects.

Introduction to color, design, drawing, glass and grout.



Drawing - All Levels                    Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Traveled to Italy for abroad program with 40 students and 2 other faculty members from Italian and Art History.

Together as faculty we took the students all over Italy for 3 months.

Students drew on site and met 3 hours a day for an intensive class.

Range from non-major to graduate students.



Beginning Sculpture                    Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

This course is intended to investigate the art of sculpture for art majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various conventions used in sculpture. Students will be given the opportunity to explore many of the traditional materials and processes of sculpture, including additive and subtractive processes, plaster-working, wood fabrication, metal fabrication, and mixed-media usage, as well as experimental tools and processes. Slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which sculpture functions. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experiences through increasingly demanding projects. Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and their application in creating visually compelling concepts is essential to the success of completed artworks.

Advanced Sculpture                    Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Advanced Sculpture (4 per semester/maximum of 12) Advanced work in sculpture, with an emphasis on individual development.

Advanced Drawing                      ​Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

This course is for students who have a firm commitment in the arts, who have adequate background in the use of techniques

and materials, and who have experimented with a variety of approaches to subject matter. This course is designed to focus 
and develop personal approaches to subject matter and to encourage a sustained interest in work. Portfolios will be graded
and midterm and at the end of the semester. In addition to the portfolio requirements, each student will give a presentation on
A contemporary artist whose work has in some way influenced your own current body of work. Critiques will be regularly
scheduled. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experiences through increasingly demanding projects.
Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and their application in creating visually compelling
concepts is essential to the success of completed artworks.

Sculpture Club                           Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art

world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Work on student art walk each semester promoting
collaborative work amongst each other. Undergraduate and graduate students working and talking together. Organizing
group field trip, 200 students to NYC Whitney Biennial.



Advanced Painting Critique          ​Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Advanced Painting Critique (4 per semester/maximum of 8) The painter in relation to his peers and his profession.

Advanced Drawing                      Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

This course is for students who have a firm commitment in the arts, who have adequate background in the use of techniques

and materials, and who have experimented with a variety of approaches to subject matter. This course is designed to focus 
and develop personal approaches to subject matter and to encourage a sustained interest in work. Portfolios will be graded
and midterm and at the end of the semester. In addition to the portfolio requirements, each student will give a presentation on
a contemporary artist whose work has in some way influenced your own current body of work. Critiques will be regularly
scheduled. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experiences through increasingly demanding projects.
Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and their application in creating visually compelling
concepts is essential to the success of completed artworks.

Installation Art                           Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Installation Art Study and production of original visual statements through installation work as an art form. Intensive research into space and architecture, students are responsible for intensive research presentations, installations and weekly critiques. Use of audio, video, photography, woodworking, metal work, cast objects.

Sculpture Club                           Penn State University - Visiting Assistant Professor

Faculty mentor to students participating in Art Club once a week throughout semester. Facilitate discussions about current art

world with students, present new artists and videos for discussions. Work on student art walk each semester promoting
collaborative work amongst each other. Undergraduate and graduate students working and talking together. Working
alongside Sculpture Department Chair B. Collura in the creation and building of a technology room for sculpture students.
This space has since grown to be a very vital part of the department for video, digital work, audio, photography.



Intro. Sculpture                                   Penn State University - Instructor of Record

ART 030 is intended as a general survey of the art of sculpture for non-majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various sculptural conventions. Students are given the opportunity to briefly explore many of the traditional materials of sculpture including those that are used in modeling and replication, subtractive processes, and fabrication. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which the art of sculpture functions.



Ideas as Objects                                   Penn State University - Instructor of Record

Ideas as Objects are an introduction to the relationship between ideas and the creation of three-dimensional objects.



Intro. Sculpture                                   Penn State University - Instructor of Record

ART 030 is intended as a general survey of the art of sculpture for non-majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various sculptural conventions. Students are given the opportunity to briefly explore many of the traditional materials of sculpture including those that are used in modeling and replication, subtractive processes, and fabrication. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which the art of sculpture functions



Intro to Drawing                                   Penn State University - Instructor of Record

ART 020 is intended as a general survey of the art of drawing for non-majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and on the various conventions used in drawing. Students will be given the opportunity to briefly explore many of the traditional materials of drawing, including pencil, charcoal, conte, ink and ink wash, pastel, as well as experimental tools. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which drawing functions.



Intro to Visual Studies                          Penn State University - Instructor of Record

General survey course for non-majors consisting of images, ideas, and processes used in art making. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, which promote literacy and sensitivity to both two-dimensional and three-dimensional conventions in the visual arts. Students will experience the contextual influences of art, the visual languages and organizational systems of art, and the various studio processes of art. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which the visual arts function. As a general appreciation offering, emphasis is placed on active learning processes that involve students in basic studio materials and techniques.



Foundation Sculpture                        School of Visual Arts NYC - Teaching Assistant

Assistant to Professor 2-4 days a week for freshman foundation sculpture. Woodworking, plaster, casting and carving, clay figurative work, and intro to video. Weekly field trips around Chelsea and to major museums around the city.

 

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