Resume

Born: January 2, 1981

 

Education:

2011 Visiting Artist at Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH 

2010 Visiting Artist at Neusole Glass works. Cincinnati, OH

2009 Visiting artist, wheaton arts center Millville, NJ

2009 Visiting artist, Bowling green state University, Bowling Green, OH

2008, Attended workshops with renowned Italian maestro Lino Tagliapietra, Seattle, WA

2008, Attended workshop with artist Davide Salvadore, Detroit, MI

2007, Attended workshops with artists Dante Marioni, Davide Salvadore, & Boyd Sugiki, Pittsburgh, PA

2007, Attended Glass Art Society workshops in Pittsburgh, PA

2006, Attended Glass Art Society workshops in St Louis, Mo

2003, Attended Glass Art Society workshops in Seattle, WA

2001, Attended Glass Art Society workshops in Corning, NY

2001, Apprenticeship with glass artist Leon Applebaum, Corning, NY

1999-2003, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Experiences and Special Projects:

2015 Artist in Residence at Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art

2014 Presentation on “Tears of Joy” at Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA

2014 Artist in Residence at Hawaii Volcano National Park

2013-2015 Working with children in schools across the country to create “Healing Tears”, glass sculpture in hospitals

2014 Artist in Residence at Hawaii Volcano National Park

2013 Tour across North America with portable furnace, photographing installations for a audio visual book with glass sculptures

2012 Travel and begin to work on Tears of Joy in Paris, France.

2011 Started the Glass Experience, a performance based to educate about glass. Toledo, Oh

2010 Began program teaching glass creating and team working skills to Elementary schools in Dayton, Oh

2009 Ferrari Challenge, presenting Vetrobottles to the winning drivers at races (international)

2008, Visited Venice & Murano, Italy to tour glass factories

2007, Began to focus primarily on creating own works - suspended my teaching activities

2006, Coordinated a 6 week Glass Blowing Class for high school students from Wyoming, OH

2005, Began teaching private glass instruction

2005, Designed and built private hot glass studio, Waynesville, OH

2003, Received Dean of School Purchase Award, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Public Commissions:

2015 Healing Tears,Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

2015 Tears of Joy,Volcano art Center, Volcano, HI

2014 Tears of Joy,Volcano House at Volcano National Park HI

2013, Ner Tamid, "eternal flame" Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, OH

2012 Tears of Joy, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton OH

2009, Ferrari, commissioned to create the trophies for the season of International Challenge races

2008, Rising Leaves, Clossons, Cincinnati, OH

2006, Collection of blown vessels displayed in lobby of the library, South Carolina University, SC

2006, Pepsi Americas, commissioned to create trophies for achievement awards, Chicago, IL

2005, Ner Tamid, hanging "eternal flame" in the Isaac M. Wise Temple, Amberly, OH

 

Exhibitions:

2016 Corning’s GlassFest, presenting Glass Experience Corning NY

2015 Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Solo Exhibition of “Trail of Tears”, Hilo Hi

2015 Corning’s GlassFest, presenting Glass Experience Corning NY

2014 Hawaii Volcano National Park, Solo Exhibition of “Tears of Life”, Volcano Hi

2013 Tour across North America, sharing Glass Experience, Various locations.

2012 Columbus Art Museum, Performed Glass Experience, Columbus OH,

2011 Cincinnati Art Museum, Solo Exhibition of Trial by Fire. Cincinnati,OH

2011 Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Glass Experience and exhibition, Covington, KY

2011 Toledo Museum of Art, Performed the first Glass Experience, Toledo, OH

2009, BIGG (Breakthrough Ideas in Glass Globally)Sponsored by Stuben and Ohio State University, in conjunction with Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH Traveled to Chicago and New York SOFA

2009, SOFA Chicago, Group Exhibition BIGG (Breakthrough Ideas in Glass Globally) Chicago, IL

2009, Group Exhibition Clossons, Cincinnati OH

2009, Fires Around the Lakes,Bonifas Fine Art Center in Escanaba, WI

2008, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH