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Education

Master of Fine Art                University of Iowa                                                          2017

Post-Baccalaureate              University of Iowa                                                          2012

Bachelor of Arts                    Northwest Missouri State University                            2009

Associate in Arts                   Iowa Central Community College                                 2007   

              

Professional Experience

Research Assistant of Record, Hand Built Bicycle, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2014 – 2017

Curriculum development, course planning, exhibition planning, AutoCAD drawing.

·       Through the fabrication of a bicycle I applied knowledge of metal technology.

·       Concept development, Course planning and curriculum development.

·       Fabrication geometry and design.

·       Metal properties.

·       Tool selection.

·       Brazing and TIG welding, jig setup and use, and mitering.

·       3-D Computer-Aided Design: 3D prototyping using 3D printing process and CNC mill.

 

Internship, Black Sheep Bikes, Fort Collins, CO, summer 2014- 2015   

·       AutoCAD drawing, fabrication on titanium

·       Repairs on titanium/steel types of bikes

·       Fully building up bike, custom finish on titanium, tube bending

 

Professional Studio Artist/Manger                                                             

Produce Station Gallery/Studio, Webster City, IA, 2009 – 2013

·       Management of the Gallery/ Studio space.

·       Organized events and Community classes.

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Beginner Pottery Class, The Produce Station Pottery, Webster City, IA, 2011

 

Instructor, Night Adult ceramics session, Iowa Central Community College, Ft Dodge, IA, 2010

·       Course planning, curriculum development and grade tests, homework and submit final grades.

·       2-d design under supervision of Maureen Seamonds (MFA- University of Iowa), Rusty Farrington (MFA-University of Iowa),

Iowa Central Community College, Ft Dodge, IA

 

Professional Studio Artist, Webster City, IA, 2010

 

Other Work Experience

Wood Shop Monitor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2014-2016

·       As a wood shop monitor, I help organize and maintain the wood shop.

·       Check and make sure equipment working properly.

·       Assist student who need help in during use the wood shop.

 

Awards, Scholarships

Tuition Scholarship Division of Performing Arts - University of Iowa,       2016 – 2017

Glenn Nelson Scholarship - University of Iowa,                                         2017

Strategic Initiative Fund Fellowship - University of Iowa,                          2016 – 2017

Tuition Scholarship Division of Performing Arts - University of Iowa,       2015 – 2016

Glenn Nelson Scholarship - University of Iowa,                                          2016

Strategic Initiative Fund Fellowship - University of Iowa,                           2015 – 2016

Tuition Scholarship Division of Performing Arts - University of Iowa,        2014 – 2015

Glenn Nelson Scholarship - University of Iowa,                                          2015

Strategic Initiative Fund Fellowship - University of Iowa,                           2014 – 2015

Glenn Nelson Scholarship - University of Iowa,                                          2014

 

Organizations

Clay society, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,                                            2012 – 2017

Clay Club, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO,                2007 – 2009

Art Club, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA,                     2005 – 2007

Clay Club, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA,                   2005 – 2007

 

Select Juried Exhibitions and Awards

2017

MFA Group show, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,

Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA

Bespoked The UK Handmade Bicycle Show, Bristol, United Kingdom

NCECA; NSJE, national juried exhibition, (Jurors: Linda Arbuckle and Justin Novak) Portland, OR

North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2016

Missed Translations, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

30 x 5: Americano Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA

Philly Bike Expo, Philadelphia, PA

NCECA Concurrent Exhibition- From There to Here, Kansans City, MO

National Student Juried Exhibition, (Jurors: Liz Quackenbush and Lee Somers), Kansans City, MO

North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Sacramento, CA

 

2015   

North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Louisville, KY

30 x 5: The American Coffee Cup, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA

Recent Grads/Grads, Northwest Missouri State University, DeLuce Art, Gallery, Maryville, MO

 

2014

The Consequence of Clay, University of Iowa, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

30 x 5 Sushi and Me, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA

2014 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA

Visions in Clay 2014, LH Horton Jr. Gallery. (Juror: Garth Johnson)  Stockton, CA                                     

 

2013

River2River, The Ceramics Center, (Jurors: Clary Illian, Matt Rude, Delores Fortuna) Cedar Rapids, IA

KC Clay Guild Tea bowl National, KC Clay Guild, (Juror: Doug Jeppesen) Kansas City, MO

Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr. Gallery. (Juror: Peter Held) Stockton, CA.

Red Lodge Juried National, Red Lodge Clay Center. (Juror: Dan Anderson) Red Lodge, MT               

6th Annual Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery. Houston, TX                              

 

2012          

Small work show, Chait Galleries Downtown, (Juror: Chelsea Jacobs) Iowa City, Iowa

The DeLuce Clay National juried ceramics exhibitions,

The DeLuce, Gallery of Northwest Missouri State University. (Juror: Peter Pinnell) Maryville, MO. Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, (Juror: Jack Troy) East Petersburg, PA

Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics, Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design’s  Visual Arts Gallery, (Juror: Jane Sauer, Clark Bughan, James Marshall) Santa Fe, NM.

Visions in Clay 2012, LH Horton Jr. Gallery. (Juror: Joe Bova) Stockton, CA.

          

MUG Shots: Fourth Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition, LUX, Center for the Arts, (Juror: Gail Kendall) Lincoln, NE.

CUPS AND COFFEE International Juried Cup Show (during NCECA), Fuel Coffee Seattle. Seattle, WA

Clay3, Clay Space, Warrenville, IL (Juror: Steve Hill)

 

2011

It’s Only Clay, Bemidji Community Art Center, (Juror: Guillermo Cuellar) Bemidji, MN

Un-Wuged, Pottery Northwest, (Juror: Chris Staley) Seattle, WA

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

DINING N: AN ARTFUL EXPERIENCE, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, (Juror:Mary Barringer)East Petersburg, PA

River2River Juried Show, The Ceramics Center, (Jurors: Bunny McBride, JoAnn Schnabel, Sanjay Jani) Cedar Rapids, IA

Evolutionaries: Art & Healing, Consultants for Arts & Culture, Houston, TX

KC Clay Guild Tea bowl National 2011, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO

Cafecite (during NCECA), Café Hey, Tampa, FL

 

2010

Alumni Art Show, Iowa Central Student Art Exhibition, Fort Dodge

Visions in Clay 2010, LH Horton Jr. Gallery.  Stockton, CA.

 

2009

Window to my World, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Northwest Missouri State University Student Art Show, Maryville, MO

 

2008          

Northwest Missouri State University Student Art Show, Maryville, MO

13th Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

 

2006

Iowa Central Community College Art Exhibitions, Fort Dodge, IA

 

Solo Exhibitions [SEJ8] 

2017

Connection/Disconnect”, Levitt Gallery Art Building West            University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

2010

Solo Exhibition, Albert Lea Art Center, Albert Lea, MN

 

2009

Solo Exhibition, BA thesis show, North West Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

 

Lectures, Presentations

Artist talk, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 2016

Artist Presentations, Edgewood College, Madison, WI 2015

“Recent Grads/Grads” panel, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 2015

 

Juried Art Festivals [SEJ9] 

 

2014                     

American Craft Council 2013, St. Paul, MN

 

2013                     

Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines, IA

Artapalooza, Cedar Falls, IA

American Craft Council 2013, St. Paul, MN

 

2011 2012      

Waterloo Holiday Art Festival, Waterloo Center for Art, Waterloo, IA

Octagon Art Festival, Ames, IA

Art in the Park, Okoboji, IA (2012 First Place)

 

2012                     

River Loop Art Festival. Waterloo, IA

Holiday Thieves Market. Iowa City, IA

Heart Fest A Fine Art Show, Des Moines, IA

 

Collections[SEJ10] 

 

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA

Waterloo Center for Art, Waterloo, IA

Albert Lea Art Center, Albert Lea, MN

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Laura Kukkee, Maryville, MO

Glenn Williams, Maryville, MO

 

Media Coverage

2017

University of Iowa “Two Disciplines. Two wheels. One elite program.”

April 2017 https://now.uiowa.edu/2017/04/hand-built-bicycle-class?utm_source=UIhomepage&utm_medium=slideshow&utm_campaign=camp04bike

Tricia Brown, uiowa.edu

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Ceramics Art Daily “NCECA’s National Student Juried Exhibition”

January 2017 http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramics-monthly/article/ncecas-national-student-juried-exhibition/

Sarah McNutt, Ceramcartdaily.org

Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, Ohio

 

2016

NCECA Blog “2016 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition”

          2016, http://blog.nceca.net/2016-nceca-national-student-juried-exhibition/

        Sara Morris, NCECA.net

 

2014

Ceramics Monthly

           Ceramics Publication Company/ Exposure

           Page. 16. Publish Date December, 2014

           600 Cleveland Ave, Suite 210, Westerville, Ohio 43082

 

2012

Ceramics Monthly

      Ceramics Publication Company/ Exposure

         Volume 60, No.9, Page. 21. Publish Date November, 2012

        600 Cleveland Ave, Suite 210, Westerville, Ohio 43082

 

Ecumene: Global Interface In American Ceramics

        P.10 – P.11,  2012, Publish Date September 9, 2012

NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) (Standard Copyright License)

 

Technical Skills

Language: Chinese Cantonese/Mandarin, English

Metal working: Problem Solving in Bike Design, Metal Fabrication (Traditional and Digital Tools)

TIG Welding: Steel, Titanium, Bronze, Aluminum

Mold making: Plaster, Wax, Silicone and Resin

Hot metal casting: Bronze, Aluminum, Ceramics Shell

Woodshop: Stationary Power Tools, Hand Power Tools, Manual Tools, Shop Maintenance and Safety

Computers: Software on PC and Mac Platforms, AutoCAD, 3DS Mix, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, CNC lathe, CNC plasma cutter, CNC router, CNC laser cutter, CNC plotter