EDUCATION Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV Anticipated Completion Date August 2022 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2018 Major in Craft and Material Studies, Emphases in Glass, Metal and Fiber
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine 2016 The Language of Jewelry with Kirstin Mitsu Shiga
POSITIONS HELD Glass Instructor, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, April 2021- Present Teaching absolute beginners to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. Creating designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create tiles, bowls, plates and panels.
Head Gallerist, Delia Dante Gallery & FireFusion Studio, Boise, ID, Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020 Curation, Selecting Featured Artists for Monthly Gallery Showings, Creating Metalsmithing Curricula, Website Creation, Gallery and Studio Marketing/Advertising, Reading and Responding to Emails, Handling Money and Daily Sales and Invoicing, Managing/Creating Schedules for the Owner, Employees, and Classes, Taking and Editing Photos with Photoshop, Managing employees and their daily tasks, Selling Artwork, Jewelry, and Classes in the Gallery, Customer Service, Cleaning and Maintaining the Gallery, Working Off-Site Shows, Keeping Track of Gallery Inventory, Online Sales of Website and Etsy Shop, Consignment, Taking Custom Fabrication Requests.
Glassblowing Instructor & Gallery Assistant, Boise Art Glass, Boise, ID, Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019 Teaching first-time glassblowers how to apply color, blow out a piece, paddle, turn pipes and torch pieces. Teaching advanced classes how to gather and shape glass, advanced color applications, using glass tools, bit work. Assisting owner Filip Vogelpohl by bringing puntis, bits, bench blowing, and placing pieces inside of annealer. Sales, Customer Service, Scheduling Classes, Gallery Maintenance, Packing & Shipping Artworks, Creating and Sharing Promotional Materials, Social Media Presence, Documenting and Photoshopping Artworks, Coldworking, Glue ups, Aesthetic and Curatorial Advice.
Gallery Apprentice, Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA, Feb. 2018-June 2018 Installation & deinstallation of exhibits, Sales, Creating and Sharing Promotional Materials, Curatorial Assistance, Contracting Artists, Packing, Transporting, and Shipping Artworks, Social Media Presence, Gallery Maintenance, Leading Walk-Throughs of Exhibits with Viewers, Set up of Food and Bar for Openings and Events.
Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Jan. 2017-May 2017 Introduction to Hot Glass Fabrication, Instructor Boyhun Yoon. Preparing the studio for class-turning on glory holes, programing annealers, managing studio, directing 40+ person cleanup. Assisting Boyhun by bringing puntis, bench blowing, bringing bits, and shielding. Assisting the students to make a bubble, learn to gather, marver, use glass tools, bit work, & apply solid and blown glass and optic abilities of material to their ideas. Leading class critiques, informing students about work of other artists, and techniques used.
Assistant to Kathryn Murphy, MFA; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Jan. 2017-July 2018 Bench blowing, shielding, bringing bits and puntis, preparing tools, placing pieces inside of the annealer, using hand torch. Installation and Deinstallation of Exhibits, Curatorial Advice, Assistance in building and installing graduate thesis exhibition. Assistant to Hannah Bates, MFA; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Jan. 2018-July 2018 Bench blowing, shielding, bringing bits and puntis, preparing tools, placing pieces inside of the annealer, using hand torch. Installation and Ceinstallation of Exhibits, Curatorial Advice.
CURATION Kylee Koenig, Solo Exhibition by Kylee Koenig, Delia Dante Gallery, Boise, ID 2020 Deborah Martell, Solo Exhibition by Deborah Martell, Delia Dante Gallery, Boise, ID 2019 Angela Neiwert, Solo Exhibition by Angela Neiwert, Delia Dante Gallery, Boise, ID 2019 Weaving As Object, Solo Exhibition by Noelani Jones, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018 GROUNDWORK, Group Exhibition, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA 2018 Humyn/Nature, Group Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA 2017
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Erin Cross, Solo Exhibition, State & Lemp, Boise, ID 2018 No Spectators, Group Exhibition, Raquetball Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018 All-Americans, Group Exhibition, Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond, Richmond, VA 2018 Funky Chunky, Group Exhibition, Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018 GROUNDWORK, Group Exhibition, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA 2018 MISC HAP, Group Exhibition, Crystal Palace, Richmond, VA 2018 Manus Speculo at Sound & Vision, Performance Assistant, The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2018 Glass Imperfections, Group Exhibition, Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA 2018 Virginia Glass Guild Members Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA 2018 Humyn/Nature, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2017 Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Art Show, Group Exhibition, Crenshaw House, Richmond, VA 2016 Student Works, Group Exhibition, SEDIMENT Arts, Richmond, VA 2015 Student Art Show, Group Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 2014
INVITED LECTURES & DEMONSTRATIONS Chrysler Museum Glass Studio; Guest Artist Glassblowing Demonstration: Norfolk, VA 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University, Art Foundations: Visiting Artist, Richmond, VA, 2021
HONORS AND AWARDS 2020-2022 Starland Portfolio Scholarship: Sierra Nevada University 2017 Anderson Gallery Space Grant: Virginia Commonwealth University 2016 Undergraduate Travel Grant: Virginia Commonwealth University, to attend the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference in Asheville, NCChrysler Museum Glass Studio Guest Artist Glassblowing Demonstration: Norfolk, VA, 2021