Professional Experience

2019 – Present      Instructional Assistant Professor – Illinois State University

2019 – Present      Gallery Curator – Illinois Central College

2019                      Adjunct Faculty – Eureka College

2018 – Present       Adjunct Faculty – 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

2016                      Wood Shop Technician

2015                      Graphic Designer, Graduate Assistant

2014-2015             Office Coordinator, Graduate Assistant

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

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



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

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


Solo Exhibitions

2019             Hitting Every Green Light on the Late Drive Home, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

2019             Wish You Were There, Terrain Biennial, Project 1612, Peoria, IL

2018             While We Are Here, Carbondale, IL

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             Fierce: Women in Iron, Co-Curated with Kristen Tordella Williams, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

2019             Becca Howe, Polaroids, PAC

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             First Iron Pour run by FEmale Identified Artists in Peoria, IL History

2019             Big Picture Peoria, Peoria’s First Artistic Iron Pour

2019             Fierce: Women in Iron, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

2019             Exhibition with Danny Rohr, Cape Girardeau, MO

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



2018             Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, IN

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

2020             Frail but Never Weak, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2020             Leaning Into the Fire, The Business of Art, Peoria, IL

2018            The International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art- Panel: Materiality and Iron (Panelist members, Gina Miccinilli (moderator), Jam Rohr, Cristin Millett, and Jenny Hager-Vickery, Scranton, PA

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


Attended Conferences

2019 & 2021             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