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Awards & Grants

2020         FSU College of Fine Arts Department of Art Undergraduate Area Award: Sculpture

2020         Xperimental Puppetry Theater Grant for Chaotic Hour

2019         “Rookie of the Year” at the Center for Puppetry Arts

2019         Florida State University SIX Research and Creative Grant

2018         Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge LIVE! Honorable Mention

2018         David A. & Linda Knoph Emerging Artist for the Artists' League Summer Salon

 

Exhibition, Competition, and Display Record     

2021         Creative Tallahassee Exhibition

2020         Split/Level -BFA Fall Thesis Exhibition at the FSU MoFA

2020         Coral Reefscape for FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory with Carolyn Henne and Dr. Sandra Brooke

2020         Assistant/Collaborator to Keith Roberson for CERN in Switzerland [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

2020         Untitled Show with Covalent Reality (VR/AR/Inventing Agency) [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

2019         Colors of Humanity Art Gallery Show: Red (Juried Show)

2018         Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge LIVE! (Competition)

2018         Florida State University Artists’ League Summer Salon: Global Warning (Juried Show)

 

Director

2021          A Game of Fate (Film) for the LA Guild of Puppetry (Director, Camera, Fabricator, Puppeteer, Composer, and Editor)

2021         Chaotic Hour (Film) for Xperimental Puppetry Theater 2020 (Director, Fabricator, Puppeteer, Composer, and Editor) [Postponed due to COVID-19]

2020         The Amygdala of Misha (Film) for Split/Level Exhibition (Director, Camera, Fabricator, Puppeteer, Composer, and Editor)

2020         Paranoimia (Film) for The Late Night Puppet Slam at Dragon Con (Director, Camera, Fabricator, Puppeteer, and Editor)

2020         Vigi’s One Hope (Film) for the LA Guild of Puppetry (Director, Camera, Fabricator, Puppeteer, Composer, and Editor)

2020         Motion Capture Puppetry Lab at Florida State University [Ended due to COVID-19]

 

Curating and Consulting

2020         Curator of Jan and Her Friends Exhibition at the FSU MoFA

2018         Curator (in Team) for Regimes of Visuality: Print Culture and Haiti During the Age of Revolution at   Florida State University

2017-Present   Florida Department of Transportation Graphic Designer and Consultant

2016-Present   Aspire Bridge Magazine- Social Media Consultant

 

Internships

2018         Intern for Museum Directors of the FSU MoFA (1 Semester)

Tasks: Assisting with Installations, Event Planning, Etc.

2017         Intern for Art Education Department of the FSU MoFA (2 Semesters)

Exhibitions/Projects: Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, Alphonse Mucha & Art Nouveau, Land Art- Broken Ground, New Beginnings, Cinema Judaica, Bell & Belman, Asian Works from the Permanent Collection

 

Guest Speaker

2020         Visiting Artist for Soft Sculpture at Florida State University

2020         “Art, Puppets, and Classic Horror” at Infinity Con Tally 2020 (Virtual)

2020         Visiting Artist for Puppetry Arts Day at the FSU MoFA

2019         Joseph Cashore Puppetry Workshop: Notable Participant with Jan Kaufman and Linda Hall

 

Publications

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition Research Co-Publisher

2018         “Japanese Textiles & Prints” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, 2018.

2017         “Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, 2017.

2017         “Bell & Belman Education Packet” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, 2017.

 

Volunteer Work

2020         St. Marks NWR- Volunteer, Full Body Character Performer, Photographer (Since 2008)

2019         Center for Puppetry Arts- Puppeteer, Museum, House Management, Outreach Events (Summer)

2019         Florida Wild Mammal Association- Volunteer & Photographer (From 2011 to 2019)

2017         Operation Migration- Volunteer & Full Body Character Performer (From 2008 to End of Program)

2015         H.A.R.T. Program- Wakulla Correctional Institution Dogs- Producer & Video Editor (1 Year)

 

Education

2020       BFA: Studio Art at Florida State University College of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude)

Classes of Interest: All Studio Art Foundations, Virtual Environments, Experimental Animation, Iterative Making (Mold Making & Casting), Digital Fabrication, Sculpture, Video Art, Soft Sculpture, Art & Electronic Media, Leadership in Film, Cinema and the Cultural Image of Science, Anthropology, Museum Object, Mythology East and West, Contemporary Art as a Mirror, Apocalypse: The End of the World in the Arts

2020         President’s List at Florida State University (Spring 2020, Summer 2020)

2019         Dean’s List at FSU (Fall 2017- Winter 2019)

2017        Lawton Chiles High School Honors Graduate

Classes of Interest: AP Drawing, AP 2D, Externship, TV Production I-III (Wolfcenter Studios)