2015-2018 Master of Fine Arts degree – Sculpture, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2014-2015 Master of Arts degree, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2010-2014 Bachelor of Science degree – Painting, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2012 ISU International Studies Program – Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy



2019 & 2021           Mold Masters sub committee, National Conference on Cast Iron Art and Practices Steering Committee, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

2018-Present           Gallery Curator, Illinois Central College

2018-Present            Adjunct Faculty, Art Appreciation, Illinois Central College

2017-2018                Instructor Beginning Sculpture, 203D

2016-2018                Art Foundry Technician

2015-2017                Visiting Artist Program, Graduate Assistant

2015-2017                Registered Student Organization, Critical Forum, President

2015-2017                Student Representative for Art and Design, Fine Arts Activity Fee Committee

2015-2018                Representative for Art and Design, Graduate and Professional Student Council

2016                           Wood Shop Technician

2015                           Graphic Designer, Graduate Assistant

2014-2015                Office Coordinator, Graduate Assistant


Solo Exhibitions

2018                          Returning What I Borrowed, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carbondale, IL

2015                           The Human Endeavor, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL

2014                           The Sunbeam Building and Studios, Peoria, IL


Curated Exhibitions

2019                          Veronica Bruce Woodward, Just Above the Surface, Performing Arts Center

2019                          Megan Kathol Bersett, In Between, Gallery 336B

2019                           Noah Otten, Soft Spot, Performing Arts Center

2018                           Cyndi Merrill, Making Friends, Gallery 336B

2016                           Critical Forum Members Exhibition


Group Exhibitions

2019                          Steering Committee Exhibition, Birmingham, AL

2019                           40 Under 40: 40 Up and Coming American Metal Artists Under 40, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2019                           Iron Tribe, Las Vegas, NM

2018                           CIAO V, Sunbeam Building, Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL

2017                           18th Graders at Recess, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

2016                           Critical Forum 10th Annual Juried Show, Carbondale, IL curated by Mel Watkin

2015                           Fiber Focus 2015, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO juried by Marci Rae McDade

2015                           Real People 2015, Woodstock, IL

2015                           Indigo Gallery, Champaign, IL curated by Ann Coddington and Alan Pocaro

2015                           Master of Arts Thesis Show, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL curated by Mike Schuetz and Chris Kahler

2015                           BFA/MA Student Show, Charleston, IL

2014                           Student Exhibition, University Museum, Normal, IL juried by Jim Lutes

2014                           RAW Artist, Chicago, IL



2017                            Resident at Art Farm, Marquette, NE



2018                         The Awesome Foundation, November Grant Recipient

2018                         2nd Place – CIAO V, Peoria, IL

2018                         1st Place – If You’re Sew Inclined, Sarah Ditmars, Carbondale, IL

2015-2018                Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Waiver, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2017                           Windgate Charitable Foundation Scholarship

2016                           Sponsorship from School of Art and Design for Critical Forum

2016                           Deb Morrow Scholarship

2016                           Windgate Charitable Foundation Scholarship



2019                           Black Dog Metal Arts, WMBD News

2019                           New sculpture foundry will bring cast iron art to Peoria, Peoria Journal Star

2019                           The Fine Art of Pouring Iron, Peoria Magazines, April 2019

2018                           Studio Break Podcast, Episode 208

2017                           Studio Visit Magazine, Summer 2017 edition

2017                            Guest Artist, Expressions episode 609, PBS WSIU TV,

2017                           Expose Art Magazine, Next Generation Artist, April 2017 edition

2017                           Iron Sculptors to Craft Metal Valentines, Daily Egyptian

2015                           Expo Chicago, Expose Art Magazine,

2015                           Graduates Discuss In Progress Work for Upcoming Thesis Show, Eastern Illinois University Art Department

2015                           Blue Room Magazine

Lectures Given

2016                           Artist Guest Lecturer Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2014                           Lecture on Psychopathology and Addiction, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2014                           Art History Guest Lecturer, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL


Teaching Experience

2018-Present              Adjunct Faculty, Art 110, Art Appreciation, Illinois Central College

2017-2018                  Instructor Beginning Sculpture, 203 D, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

2015                           Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Art (ART 3681), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2014                           Teaching Assistant, Art Appreciation (ART 2330G), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL


Attended Conferences

2019                           National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron and Practices, Sloss, Birmingham, AL

2019                          The Business of Art, Peoria, IL

2018                          International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, PA

2017                          National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron and Practices, Sloss, Birmingham, AL

2017                           Open Engagement, Justice, University of Illinois Chicago, IL

2017, 2018, 2019       Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition, Metals Museum, Memphis, TN