Education

2005 -2007 - Portland State University, OR. Bachelor of Science. Painting/Drawing. Studio Arts/Art History. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. President’s list.

  • Volunteer Director/Curator: Food for Thought Student Gallery.
  • Volunteer Assistant: Drawing Club.
  • Teacher’s Assistant: Intermediate Painting II, 2007. Prof. Bill LePore.
  • Studied under Horia Boboia, Laura Ross-Paul, and Bill LePore.
  • Awards
  • 2006-2007 Piacentini Scholarship.
  • 2005-2006 Jean Kendall Glazer Scholarship.

2003 - 2005 - Lane Community College, Eugene OR. Associate of Arts. Studio Arts/Transfer Credits. Graduated with honors. President’s list.

  • Studied under Adam Grosowski.

1993 - 1994 - Moorpark Community College, CA. Studied under Frank Sardisco.

  • Awards
  • 1993 Advanced Placement Scholarship for graduating high school seniors.

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Lost Language. Alaska State Museum, Juneau AK.

2013

  • Mythos. 1078 Gallery, Chico CA.

2009

  • There Are Ghosts in the Forest II. Bombay Room, Skaguay AK. 10% of proceeds built in to a scholarship for Skagway City School Student to enroll in the Sitka Arts Camp 2010. Donation matched by Jan Wrentmore, owner Red Onion Bombay Room.

2007

  • The Humanist: Small Triumphs Slowly Stitch our Dichotomies. Rake Gallery, Portland OR.
  • Release: Navigating the Smallest Bones of Autumn. Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR.

2006

  • The Quiet Ones Are Always Thinking. Haven Café, Skaguay AK.
  • Concerning Figure. La Tazza Rossa, Portland OR.

2005

  • New Oil Paintings. Haven Café, Skaguay AK.
  • Portraits and a Landscape. Alberta Street Public House, Portland OR.

2004

  • New Paintings. Morning Glory Café, Eugene OR.
  • Faces. Café Sienna, Eugene OR.

2003

  • First Oil Paintings. Keystone Café, Eugene OR.

Group Exhibitions

2014

  • Spring Show of Winter Work. AB Hall, Skagway AK.

2012

  • Summer Stock 2. 1078 Gallery, Chico CA.

2009

  • Alaska Artworks Holiday Hours. Alaska Artworks, Skaguay AK. Local and Native Arts display.
  • There Are Ghosts In The Forest. Trim Vodjani Gallery at p:ear, Portland OR. Group show with p:ear youth members.
  • The Love Show. The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR. Curated by Ben Pink and Chris Haberman.

2008

  • Persistence of Being. Rake Art Gallery, Portland OR. Juried by Jeremy Tucker and Shannon Mayoroa.
  • Cascade AIDS Project Benifit Auction. Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR. Curated by Linda Tesner.
  • Art Italy. MK Gallery, Portland OR. Visiting Artist.
  • The Love Show. The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR. Curated by Ben Pink.

2007

  • PDX Panels. Portland Art Center, Portland OR. Fundraising auction to benefit the center.
  • Secrets. The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR. Curated by Ben Pink.
  • Recent Graduates. Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR. A juried show in which participating Colleges and Universities in Oregon each select one student to represent the school in visual arts.
  • Modern Myths Exhibit. Exhibited at the MJ Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, then at The Grey Area Gallery, San Francisco. Chief Curator: Jon Peloso (Leviticus Presents).
  • The Volunteer Show. Food for Thought Student Gallery, Portland OR.
  • The Love Show. The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR. Curated by Ben Pink.
    *On-going monthly exhibitions at the P:ear Gallery, Portland Oregon.

2006

  • Art Italy. MK Gallery, Portland OR. Responses to abroad program, PSU Art Dept.
  • Scholarship Award Show. MK Gallery. Portland OR.
  • Oregon Schools Exhibit. Portland International Airport, Portland OR.
  • The Love Show. The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland OR. Curated by Ben Pink.

2005

  • Scholarship Award Show. MK Gallery, Portland OR. Studio art scholarship recipients.
  • Exploring Emotion in Portrait. Food for Thought Student Gallery, Portland OR. A split show with Katie Simpson. Curated by Rochelle Koivunen.
  • Drawing Club Student Exhibition. MK Gallery, Portland OR. Member exhibition.
  • High and Low Art Auction. Smith Ballroom, Portland OR. Fundraiser for PSU Art Department.

Public Collections

  • The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills CA.
  • National College of Natural Medicine, Portland OR.
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR (Art Dept. Office)
    *Private Collectors available upon request with permission.

Related Experience

2014 - Current

  • Scholarship Committee Board Member - FOE #25, Skagway AK.

2012 - 2014

  • Exhibitions Committee Board Member - 1078 Gallery, Chico CA.

2007 - 2008

  • Volunteer Mentor/Tutor for The Academy Project. An after school program for selected high school students organized by the Rake Gallery. Program enables students to visit Portland artists and critics and expand their artistic practice.
  • Volunteer Mentor - P:ear, a non-profit space offering creative mentoring through art and education to homeless youth in Portland. (On-going since April 2007).
  • Assistant Professor to Laura Ross-Paul. Figure Painting at Portland State University, Winter term 2008.

2005 - 2007

  • Volunteer Director - Food for Thought Student Gallery at PSU, a student-run art gallery 2007 dedicated to exhibiting student art work and student-involved art projects.
  • Workshop Host - “Basic Physics and Alchemy of Oil Painting,” at PSU. Free to the public.
  • Retreat Host/Organizer - 3 day Research Trips to Seattle, where 8 PSU students go to study curatorial practices and contemporary art exhibits. Free to students, sponsored by the Student Activities and Leadership Program at PSU.

2006 - 2007

  • Volunteer Assistant Coordinator - Drawing Club at PSU, a student-run drawing collective. Organizes exhibitions and drawing events. Organized and brought weekly figure drawing sessions to PSU, entirely free and open to the public - sponsored by the PSU Art Dept.

2004 - 2006

  • Volunteer Coordinator - Weekly Figure Drawing Sessions in Skaguay AK. (June through September, yearly).
  • Volunteer - High and Low Art Auction at PSU. Auction double and set-up/take-down (2005). Donator of art work (on-going since 2005, yearly).

Selected Curatorial Experience

2013

  • Winter’s Shadow Cast by Light. Curator. Works by Pacific Northwest Artists. 1078 Gallery, Chico CA.

2007

  • No Human Being is Illegal and Russian Impressions. Curator. A dual group show at Food for Thought Student Gallery, featuring works of homeless youth from p:ear, PSU students, and Friends of Russian Culture.
  • The Modern Myth Exhibit. Assistant Curator for Jon Peloso. A juried group exhibit featuring 13 artists responding to a theme chosen at random. Shown in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • The Volunteer Show. Curator. Selected works from the volunteer staff managing the Food for Thought Student Gallery. Artists: Garrett Price, Rochelle Koivunen, Pete Yahnke, and myself.

2006

  • Paper Politics. Co-Curator. Paper Politics is an International Political Printmaking Collective, organized by Josh McPhee, NY. The Portland showing was displayed at the Food for Thought Student Gallery.
  • Air. Curator. A group show at the Food for Thought Student Gallery. Artists and poets respond to the theme: Air. Pathos Literary Magazine hosted poetry/performance at the opening reception.
  • Place Where Walls are Erected. A dual exhibition of Gregory Nipper and Jessica Walker’s photography of decaying walls in Guatemala. Proceeds went to benefit charities in Guatemala.
  • Friendship Balloons. An exhibition/performance at the Food for Thought Student Gallery of hundreds of drawings on balloons by Tim Nikodemus and Jessica Eastburn. Opening reception hosted by the Drawing Club at PSU.

*Additional materials and information are available upon request.