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BIOGRAPHY

I have been an instructor in a range of areas including printmaking, drawing and design. I have a background in art event, exhibition and portfolio organization; training in studio maintenance; and a global exhibition record.

In 2012-13 I was an Adjunct Instructor at Murray State University in Kentucky in Drawing III, Life Drawing, Art Appreciation and Art Education. I was brought in to the department to teach printmaking courses, as well, but was unable to due to low registration numbers. In addition to teaching up to 4 courses at a time, I maintain a steady studio practice exploring political and ecological disasters through various print media as well as fiber arts, painting/drawing and low-relief sculptures.

I have conducted print courses in intaglio, lithography, relief, screen, and digital. I have also taught beginning to advanced drawing classes including Figure Drawing, 2-D design, art appreciation, and art education. I enjoy maintaining and developing the studio space, as evidenced through my work as a digital print lab and woodshop assistant, and as a printmaking and lithography shop tech. I have experience maintaining equipment, making sure workspaces meet health and safety standards, and ordering supplies on a budget.

Throughout 2012 and 2013, I have exhibited work across the globe at the Printmaking in Graafika Festival in Parnu, Estonia; The Shed in Galway, Ireland; Global Vision at Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan; and New Prints/New Narratives at The International Print Center, NY. I also spent 2013 teaching workshops at art-a-site! Gallery and Studio; starting a mini letterpress artist residency at Les Cheneaux Design Type in Bowling Green, OH; and traveling all over the country to be a visiting artist myself at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, The University of Northern Iowa, and Middle Tennessee State University.

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Southeast Missouri State Univeristy, where I teach printmaking and drawing.