Education

2006    M.F.A.              Glass             Virginia Commonwealth University

2001    B.F.A.   Glass             University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

 

Exhibitions

2019     Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary Glass, William King Museum,

                   Abingdon, VA

             Selections, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC

             (2014-19) Glassfest, STARworks Gallery, Star, NC

             (2014-19) Firefest, STARworks Gallery, Star, NC

2018    Fury at the Furnace, Glass and vocal performance, Chrysler Museum,  

                  Norfolk, VA

             Sphere of Influence, Toe River Arts Council, Spruce Pine, NC             

2017     Fire and Form, North Carolina Glass, Blowing Rock Art and History

                Museum, Blowing Rock NC

2016     Insistent Objects, Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro, NC

             Winter Show, Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro, NC

             Cake Invitational, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

2015     FRAGILE, The Glass House, Center for Visual Arts, Greensboro, NC

             Annual Gathering, STARworks Gallery, Star, NC

2014     World Science Festival, VIP room at the W Hotel, NewYork, NY

             The Glass Show, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

             Faces and Forms, Clearwater Artist Galleries, Concord, NC

             STARworks Glass Exhibition, Fayetteville Tech University, Feyetteville, NC

2013     Annual Gathering, STARworks gallery, Star, NC

             Faculty Exhibition, Haystack Gallery, Deere Isle ME

             Sculptural Glass, Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH

2012    (Glass)phantASMOgoria (a) Gesamtkunstwerk, Gallery A, Richmond ,VA

            Glass, A Juried Art Show, Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

            Glass, Trash and Ash, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC 

            Faculty Biennial, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts,

               Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

2011    Permanent Collection, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

2010    The North Carolina Fellowship Exhibition, Green Hill Center, 

               Greensboro, NC

2009    Faculty Biennial, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

            ISU Glass Department Annual Exhibit, Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Featured Artist at the High Point Museum, High Point, NC

            CHEERS! A Drinking Glass Invitational, Vonfire Gallery, Louiville, KY

2008    Pro/Con – Political Craft, Rebus Works, Raleigh, NC

            Hot and Cold, Works From the Fire, Caldwell Arts Center, Lenoir, NC

2007    Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas, Fayetteville Museum of Art,  

              curator Barry Bailey, Fayetteville, NC

            Master Quirks, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

            Legacy of U of I Glass, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2006    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA

            New Art Examined, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA

            For A(n) Relation(s), presented by the “Daily Constitutional,”

              ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

            I Mean C’mon. Fluff My Pillow . . . part three, The Inns of Virginia,

              Richmond, VA

            Current Fellows Exhibition, The Gallery of Fine Craft at Wheaton Village,

               Millville, NJ

            W/E Exchange Show, Claremont Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA

            Select Works | Exhibition of VCU MFA Candidates, Capital One West Creek

              Campus, Richmond, VA

2005    M.F.A. Candidacy Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University,

              Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

            Sweet Substitute, Steven Blanche Gallery, California Institute of the Arts,

              Valencia, CA

2004    Top Shelf, curator Lisa Schroeder, director of Schroeder-Romero Gallery,

              The Barrel Factory, Richmond, VA

            Debut, Graduate Exhibition, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,

              Richmond, VA

2002    Emerging Artists Show, Martah Hewitt Gallery, Louisville, KY

2001    Operant, juried exhibition, Champaign IL.

2000    Glass at the Boneyard, Boneyard Gallery, Champaign IL

            Evanescence, juried exhibition, The Springer Cultural Center, Champaign IL 

            National Society of Arts and Letters Exhibition, Champaign IL               

            Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit, University of Illinois, The Link Gallery, Champaign IL

1999    Next Wave, Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago IL

 

Bibliography

“Glass Art”  E. Ashley Rooney, Barbara Purchia. Forward by Herb Babcock.  

     Introduction by Corey Hampson.  Schiffer Publishing. 2016

“Glass Takes Many Forms”  Teresa Prout. News and Record.  2015

“Heart of Glass”  sensationalcolor.com.  April Clark. 2009

“Get MSG” The Daily Constitutional: A Publication for the Artists’ Voice.

     Issue 1, ART. Grant. 2006

 

Professional Employment/Teaching Experience

2109              Instructor, Pushing, Folding, Molding, and Blowing, glassblowing workshop,

                            Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2014-19         Director, STARworks Glass, Star, NC                          

                            Instructor of glassblowing, East Montgomery High school

                            Instructor of Glassblowing, Uwharrie Charter Academy

                            Instructor of glassblowing, Eckerd School at risk youth program

                            Beginning glass workshop with East Carolina University,

                            Public glass workshops at STARworks Glass,

                            Resident, intern, and visiting artist coordinator.

2018              Craftsperson in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2016               Instructor, Pushing, Folding, Molding, and Blowing,

                            glassblowing workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

                      Visiting Artist, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH     

2015-16         Adjunct Instructor of Glass, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC               

2013               Instructor, Make It Happen, glassblowing workshop

                            Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, ME

2010-2013      Instructor, School of art, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

                            2-d and 3-d foundations, Introduction to visual arts-lecture

                        Studio Manager, Greg Fidler Glass, Bakersville, NC

2010                Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009                Visiting Assistant Professor of Glass,

                           School of Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2008–09,11     Studio Manager, Greg Fidler Glass, Bakersville, NC

                        Teaching Assistant, Marc Petrovic, Corning Museum Studio, Corning, NY

2007                Studio Assistant, Anthony Schafermyer and Claire Kelly, Burnsville, NC

                        Studio Assistant, Marc Petrovic, Essex, CT

                        Studio Assistant, Greg Fidler, Bakersville, NC

                        Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL

2006                Teaching Assistant/Visiting Artist w/Jack Wax,

                           Toyama Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan

                        Visiting Artist, Wheaton Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

                        Studio Assistant, Anthony Schafermyer and Claire Kelly, Burnsville, NC

                        Studio Assistant, Allan Rosenbaum, Richmond, VA

                        Teaching Assistant, Kiara Pelisier, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

2005                Instructor of record, Introduction to Hot Glass, School of Art

                           Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2004                Teaching Assistant, Katherine Gray, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

                        Studio Manager, Jose Chardiet Studios, Providence RI

2003                Teaching Assistant, John Miller, Pittsburgh Glass Center

2002                Studio Assistant, William Carlson, Champaign IL, from1997–2002

                        Visiting Artist, Glassworks/Martah-Hewitt Gallery, Louisville, KY

                        Studio Assistant, Marc Petrovic, Essex CT

                        Studio Assistant, Greg Fidler, Penland, NC

2001                Visiting Artist, American University of Cairo, Egypt

                        Teaching Assistant, William Carlson, Intermediate Glass Working,

                           University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

                        Teaching Assistant, Katherine Gray, Advanced Glass Working,

                           University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

                        Studio Assistant, Katherine Gray, Champaign IL

                        Teaching Assistant, John Miller, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

                        Studio Assistant, John Miller/Ring of Fire glass studio, Champaign IL, 

                        Teaching Assistant, Greg Fiddler, Appalachian Center for Crafts, TN

 

Awards

2013    Artist in Residence, STARworks Glass, Star, NC

2012    Shared Learning Outcomes Grant, Appalachain State University, Boone, NC

2009    North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, North Carolina

2006    Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

            Thesis Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

            Certificate of achievement for academic and creative excellence, Virginia  

               Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

            Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

2005    Finalist for the Sculpture Fellowship, Virginia Commission for the Arts

2004    Graduate Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University

            Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

2003    Work-study Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

2001    Outstanding Senior Award, University of Illinois

            Elected member of Golden Key National Honors Society

1997–  Deans List for Academic Achievement

            Corning Award nominee, Pilchuck Glass School

            Two Partner scholarships, University of Illinois and Pilchuck Glass School

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