Education:

2007-2009 School of Visual Arts - Master of Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000-2004 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston - Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction - Degree in Fashion Design with concentration in Costume Design/ Minor in Fine Arts Painting

Exhibitions:

Solo Shows:
2013    Vowels, Proof Gallery, The Distillery, Boston MA

2012    Suit Yourself, chashama 266– 266 W. 37th Street, New York NY

2011    Made With Love, The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn NY

           Made With Love, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

2010    Made With Love, The Shirey Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2009    Oddyknocky, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA
2004     Superego, Brant Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Shows:

2018    OUTTHERE, Filo Sofi Arts, New York NY

2018    Forms and Alteraions, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston MA

2017    Hy-brid, Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

2016    Julie Spoke Softly Under Her Long, Skinny Nose, Field Projects, New York, NY

            Chashama Gala,4 Times Square, New York NY

2015    Art Pow Wow Launch -Rivington Street, New York, NY

            Psychic Love Connection, Dixon Place, New York NY

             The Hour of the Wolf, Big Sky Works, Brooklyn NY

2014    Sixteen Sweet – Ivy Brown Gallery, New York NY

2014    Show #9 – The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

             Suits- Warehouse Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2013    High Fiber – Present Company, Brooklyn NY

             Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA

             Calamity and Ruin, Project 722, Brooklyn NY

2012    The Things Between, The Shirey, Brooklyn NY

             Art on the Roof: Boston, MassChallenge Fundraising event, Boston MA

             DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn NY

             Blank Land, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angelas, CA
2011    Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Bakalar and Paine Gallery, Boston MA

             Wearable Art Show, Mobius Gallery, Boston MA

2010    Provocative Objects, Doran Gallery, Boston MA

             FLUX Projects 2010 Festival, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta GA

Professional Experience:

2018 – 2019  Chaffey Community College, California – Associate Professor of Fashion Design – Advanced Patternmaking, Design Collection, Textiles, History of Fashion, Computer Aided Design, Advanced Construction

2016 - 2018     Parsons: The New School, New York – Part-time Faculty, School of Fashion - Thesis Advisor (Womenswear 2016/17, All Gender 2017/18), Textiles

2014- 2018      SUNY Westchester Community College, New York – Curriculum Chair of Fashion Design and Technology – Garment Construction, Apparel Design I and II, Fashion Design Technology, Textiles in the Global Marketplace, Fashion Illustration, History of 20th Century Fashion, Flat Patternmaking and Design

2012 - 2016     Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ – Global Village Living Learning Community: Douglass College - Program Coordinator and Lecturer - Women and Creativity

2013 - 2014     Montclair State University, Montclair NJ – Fashion Studies Program

Adjunct Faculty – Textile and Apparel Industry, Development of Fashion Products, Fashion Illustration  

2014 – present  Lorraine O’Grady Studio, New York, NY

                        Artist’s Assistant and costume fabricator

2010-2012       Mount Ida College, Newton MA – School of Design

                        Adjunct Faculty – Studio in Creative Fashion Design (Junior and Sophomore), Surface                Design, Apparel Construction, Draping

2012                Eliot Street School, Jamaica Plain MA – Fibers Department

                        Program Coordinator and Instructor

2011                Newbury College, Boston, MA - Fashion Merchandising Department

                        Adjunct Professor – History of Costume,

2010                Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, Douglass College

                        Lecturer – Sculpture – Women and Creativity

2009                School of Visual Arts, New York NY – Sculpture Department  

                        Teaching Assistantship – Sculpture Foundation

2009                School of Visual Arts, New York NY – Art History Department

                        Teaching Assistantship – Surrealism

2006-2011       Simplicity Pattern Company – New York NY

                        Assistant Designer

2008                Christian Holstad Studio – Brooklyn NY

                        Artist’s Assistant

Lectures:

2017    TEDx WCC – Clothing and Altered States of Consciousness

2015    Olin College of Engineering - Visiting Artist Lecture - Investigating Normal

2015    Buffalo State University – Artist Lecture for scholarship recipients for the James P. Lombardo               Sr. Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.

2014    Rutgers University – Visiting artist keynote speaker, Knowledge and Power, Douglass College

2013    Rhode Island School of Design – Visiting Artist Lecture – Digital + Media and                                      Industrial Design Department: Investigating Normal: Adaptive and Assistive Technologies

2012    Boston Center for the Arts - Artist in Residence Workshop Series, Boston MA

2012    Culture Push - Wearable Art Workshop, Fashion ReAction, New York NY

2011    Textile Arts Center, Visiting Artist – Lecture and Workshop, Brooklyn NY

Awards:

Artist in Residence: Santa Fe Art Institute: Labor Residency, Santa Fe NM, 2020

Artist in Residence: All Is Leaf: The Phoenix, Taos NM 2019

Artist in Residence: Otis College of Art, Los Angeles CA 2018

Artist in Residence: Intercultural Odysseys, San Ramon, Costa Rica 2017

Artist in Residence Mass MOCA, North Adams MA 2017

The Slipper Room - Artist in Residence, New York, NY 2013

Boston Center for the Arts Studio Residency, Boston MA 2012

Mass MOCA Assets for Artists Grant, Midas Foundation, 2011

Quimby Colony Textile Arts Residency, Portland ME, TBA

Possible Futures Grant for FLUX projects, Atlanta GA, 2010

Franklin Furnace Fund Grant, 2010

Alumni Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, 2009

President's Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, 2008

Alfred Fiandaca Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2004

Special Skills and Knowledge: The following are areas of teaching experience and expertise:

Draping/Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction

Fashion Illustration and Computer Aided Design (Analog and Digital)

Textiles and Surface Design

History of Costume

Conceptual Creative Development and Creative Problem Solving and Artistic Process

Curriculum and Program Development & Student Advisement