MFA Candidate, Fine Arts - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY August 2007 - May 2009
Focus in New Forms / New Media (3.97 Cumulative GPA)
BA, Fine Arts - Transylvania University, Lexington, KY August 2000 - May 2004
Computer Science minor, two time student development grant winner, full academic scholarship, honors (3.67 Cumulative GPA)
Art Director - University of Kentucky, College of Arts & Sciences, Lexington, KY August 2011 - PresentResponsible for the visual product of the college - including graphic design of print and web material, brand / identity, digital signage, motion graphics, general promotion. Manages and instructs a staff of student designers.
Graphic Designer - Bullhorn, Lexington, KY February 2011 - September 2011
Primary graphic designer for start-up marketing agency, for both print and digital media.
Exhibitions Manager - Land of Tomorrow, Lexington, KY October 2010 - January 2011
Responsible for the installation and de-installation of all exhibits in the Lexington gallery and project space, including satellite events. Maintenance of physical space, assistance with receptions and other events hosted in the project space.
Director of Programming - Scott County Arts Consortium / ArtWorks, Georgetown, KY October 2009 - May 2010
Development of curricula for multidisciplinary arts instruction, management and coordination of local artists and arts programs in the instruction and execution of classes, workshops and programs. Maintenance of attendance / instruction records for grant purposes. Consultation with local art programs to build community support. Promotion of arts programs both in an outside of the organization. Design and distribution of such promotional material (via web, email marketing and print). Selection and supervision of arts instructors.Management of an office assistant to help facilitate these functions.
Interim Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator - Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY October 2009 - January 2010
Installation and deinstallation of exhibitions including Witness, Generously Odd and QX.Net Nude 2010. Coordination of the juroring process for the annual QX.Net Nude 2010 including correspondence with selected artists as well as shipping and receiving of work for display. Additional responsibilities as dictated in the absence of a permanent Exhibitions and Programs Director.
Executive Director - Gallery r, Rochester, NY June 2007 - August 2009
Coordination of an active, downtown professional gallery. Curation and installation of exhibits. Marketing for each show via web, email and print media. Planning and execution of receptions. Preparation and planning of exhibition calendars via committee.
Adjunct Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Winter 2007, Summer 2008
Design of and instruction for the Extended Studies course, Digital Imaging, a project oriented Photoshop 101 course intended primarily for photography students. Covering all aspects of Photoshop from a creative perspective, the course asks students to create original imagery as well as manipulate personal photography. Performance evaluation based upon exhibition of technical ability, demonstration of basic two dimensional design sensibility and defense of work in critique.
Teaching Assistant - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Fall 2007 - Spring 2009
Assistance for the course New Forms. Regular demonstrations of video editing software and equipment including Final Cut Pro and iMovie. Individual meetings with students to provide project assistance and artistic / technical guidance. Research of practices and techniques relevant to individual student proposals to offer advice for their successful execution. Co-instruction of one quarter of Foundations: Fine Arts Studio, a course designed to orient new art students to studio practices and techniques. Fully designed the painting section and assignments within this course. Evaluation of students based on group critique, with a heavy focus on defense of work and response to comments and suggestions made by both instructor and peers, as well as technical execution.
Artist's Assistant - Sterz Imrie, Rochester, NY September 2008 - August 2009
Assistance in every facet of art production, exhibition and promotion for an established international artist. Construction of elements for installations and their assembly in gallery spaces. Cataloging and archiving existing work, including scanning and reproduction of photographic prints from original film negatives. Programming and design of the artist's website and maintenance thereof, utilizing Actionscript / Flash, HTML, CSS and PHP. Communication with clients and curators about delivery, promotion and installation of work. Technical advice and hands on assistance in the use of digital video, projection and computer equipment in the creation of new work. Consulting in the use of software such as Adobe CS and Final Cut Pro.
Web Development / Design - Group CJ, Lexington, KY January 2007 - July 2007
Primarily responsible for the company's previously outsourced web design, programming and hosting to its clients. Responsible for the creation of new sites, maintenance and occasional retooling of existing sites using Actionscript / Flash, HTML, CSS and PHP. Support of these sites offered directly to clients via telephone and email. Technical advice and assistance to primary designers, including troubleshooting of video and computer equipment. Print design on demand as necessary.
Videography / Web Development - iEntry Inc., Lexington, KY August 2006 - January 2007
Consulting for the launch of a video blog focusing on the technology industry from a business-to-business perspective. Filming, scripting, editing and writing for video and supporting text. On camera presentation of news and interviews. Motion graphics development for lower thirds, intros and outros utilizing Flash and Sony Vegas software. Actionscript / Flash and PHP programming to support the web delivery of video in a blog format. Production of written documents to support standards for the continuation of such work for the company.
Associate Art Director / IT / Videography - The Idea Farm, Danville, KY July 2004 - February 2006
Design and print production for local and national advertisement. Videography and motion graphics production on Macintosh systems using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Flash. Responsible for the creation of new websites, maintenance and occasional retooling of existing sites using Actionscript / Flash, HTML, CSS and PHP. Network management, hardware / software support and web hosting for both the agency and clients.
Songbirds of North America - solo exhibition (June)
Luigart Studio & Gallery, Lexington, KY
Process and Purpose (January)
The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY
Flow & Hemisphere Mythology - solo exhibition (April)
Artists' Attic, Lexington, KY
Untitled Exhibition (August) Artists' Attic, Lexington, KY
Side x Side (April / May) LAL @ The Mayor's Office, Lexington, KY
Untitled (in Plastic) - solo exhibition (February / March) LAL @ The Mayor's Office, Lexington, KY
Member's Show - (February) Artist's Attic, Lexington, KY
Sound Bar, Lexington, KY (December)
The Treachery of Imaging MFA Thesis Exhibition (March) Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
R Connection – Juried (January) Juror's Award Gallery r, Rochester, NY
Interiors (December) Wok with You, Rochester NY
Black & White – Juried (October) Gallery r, Rochester, NY
The Political Puzzle (September) Gallery r, Rochester, NY
Artech Encore – Juried (July) Gallery r, Rochester, NY
Imagine RIT (May) Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Rochester Artech – Juried (April) Third Place in Animation Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY
Mapping – Juried (January) Juror's Award Gallery r, Rochester, NY
Inspired By Music – Juried (October) Best in Show Gallery r, Rochester, NY
Side x Side (June) ArtsPlace, Lexington, KY
Collaborations + Catalysts (May) Collaboration with Kurt Ghode - Louden House, Lexington, KY
EXHIBITIONS AS CURATOR
Scripts & Systems (May-July) Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
Aftermath (September) Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Contemporary Portraiture (April) SCAC Gallery, Georgetown, KY
TECHNICAL & SOFTWARE SKILLS
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash / Actionscript InDesign, Premiere
• Final Cut Pro / iLife suite
• HTML / CSS / PHP
• Macintosh OS, Windows and Ubuntu Linux
• Corel Painter
• advanced knowledge oil / acrylic techniques
• wide format printing
• basic framing / woodworking
• digital transfer printmaking techniques
• nontoxic printmaking with photopolymer film (Kieth Howard's techniques)
• digital photography (DSLR and digital post processing)
• MIG welding
• basic ceramics