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education

2006                MFA | Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, Ceramics Concentration, Richmond, VA

1999                BFA | Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Ceramics Major w/teaching certification, Philadelphia, PA

1996                AFA | Keystone College, La Plume, PA

exhibitions

2020                 Calling to Who We Are, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Richmond, VA

2020                 VCUarts Ceramic Alumni Exhibition, the Anderson, Richmond, VA

2019                 Think Small 9, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2019                 Mother’s Memory, workshop in partnership with VISarts, Richmond, VA

2019                 Materials Hard + Soft, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX

2018                Bling it Out! II, Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018                Studio Apartment, Gallery Madison Park, New York, NY

2018                Remnant Accumulation, Solo Show, Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018                Errant, Solo Show, UpFront Gallery at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

2018                Mother’s Memory, workshop in partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

2017                Mother’s Memory, workshop in partnership w/ VCU Health System opening the New Mothers Unit, Richmond, VA

2017                Think Small 9, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2017                Mother’s Memory, workshop as an extension of 1708 gallery 3×3 summer series, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017                Mother’s Memory, workshop, VCU’s Cabell Library, Richmond, VA

2017                Now See Us Hear Us, Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017                Within Reach, ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017                Tasmeem 2017 Analogue Living in A digital World, VCUQatar/VCU Richmond, Doha, Qatar

2016                RVAclay Tour, Location: VCUarts FAB Building, Richmond, VA

2016                VCUhall pop-up exhibition, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2016                Bling it Out!, Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015                New Ceramics in the Old Dominion, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

2015                Think Small 8, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2015                VCUhall pop-up exhibition, NCECA, Providence, RI

2014                Exquisite Corpse, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014                We Brought This in a Mini Van NCECA, Gallery 218, Milwaukee, MI

2014                Visual Textures, FCCA Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

2014                Miles to Go Before I Sleep, co-lab with Sonya Clark at her Reynolds Gallery solo exhibition, Richmond, VA

2013                Small Works, The Shirt Factory Gallery, Glenn Falls, NY

2013                Think Small 7, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2012                Sphere of Influence, Linder Gallery, Keystone College, LaPlume, PA

2012                Contemporary Clay Invitational, J. Ferguson Gallery, Farmville, VA

2011                Tacit, True F. Luck Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011                Think Small 6, Art Space, Richmond, VA

2010                Let There Be White, Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010                My Country Loves Me and Someday I’ll be President, Solo Show, Quirk Gallery Vault, Richmond, VA

2010                Alumni Show, Tyler School of Art Ceramic Philadelphia, PA

2009                Happy Birthday, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2008                Spatial Relationships, FFA Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2008                Turned for Use II, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

2008                From the Ground Up, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2008                Alumni Exhibition, VCUarts Ceramics, Slaughterhouse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007                Hush/Lush, Piedmont Art Center, Martinsville, VA

2007                Undone, Art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007                Master Quirks 2007, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006                Unrest, Solo Show, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

2006                No Face – No Show, One Night Stand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006                Amazing Clay Three, Staunton Arts Center, Staunton, VA

2006                MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006                Group Exhibition, Gallery Five, Richmond, VA

2006                Select Works, Capitol One, Richmond, VA

2006                The W/E Exchange, Claremount University, Los Angeles, CA

2006                Marge Brown Kalodrner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2005                VCU MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Plant zero, Richmond, VA

2005                Surrealist Works, Gallery Five, Richmond, VA

2005                Sweet Invitations, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2005                VCU MFA Select Works, pearl gallery, Baltimore, MD

2005                Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

2004                Anticipation, VCUfab gallery, Richmond, VA

2004                AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

2004                Deitric Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA

2004                EMCA Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA

2003                Prints and Sculpture, EMCA Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA

2004                AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

2001                Clay Girls, Tudor Gallery, Clark Summit, PA

arts community fundraising events

2010-18          Monster Drawing Rally, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016-18          Bling it Out!, Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017-18          Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

special awards/residencies

2019                  Monson Residency, Monson, ME

2018                  Mass MoCa, North Adams Residency, Boston, MA

2018                  Pop Up Residency, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

2017-18             Research Fellow, Arts Research Institute, VCUarts, Richmond, VA.

2017                   Soaring Gardens Residency, Ora Lerman Trust, Montrose, PA

2016                   Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, Richmond, VA

2016                   MFA Sculptor in Residence in connection w/the Rodin Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

2015                   Soaring Gardens Residency, Ora Lerman Trust, Montrose, PA

2013                   F. Lommat Belin Arts Scholarship Finalist, Waverly, PA

2012                   F. Lommat Belin Arts Scholarship Finalist, Waverly, PA

2006-07             Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Tuition Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006                   F. Lommat Belin Arts Scholarship Finalist, Waverly, PA

2005-06             Graduate Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Graduate School, Richmond, VA

2004                  Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, Department of Craft/Material Studies, Richmond, VA

2003                  Ever Care Resident Artist, a residency Sponsored between the Everhart Museum and CMC hospital, Scranton, PA

2002–04            Resident Ceramic Artist, Keystone College, La Plume, PA

invited lectures/interview/colloquia

2019               Invited artist/educator to Pam Lawton’s PHD/master class, VCU, Richmond, VA

2018               Oregon College of Art and Craft, Visiting Artist Lecture in connection with Portland Textile Month, Portland, OR

2018                Errant Gallery Talk, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

2017                Professional Practices Guest Speaker, Chrysler Museum Glass Intern Program, Norfolk, VA

2017                Lecture, Glenn Allen High School, Glenn Allen, VA

2016                Assembler, led conversation around Molly Lowe’s exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016                MFA Panel held by VCU’s Graduate Student Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2015                Lecture, Glenn Allen High School, Glenn Allen, VA

2012                AP Studio Art Faculty Colloquium, AP College & University Services, Chicago, IL

2006                Gallery Talk, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

2006                WVIA, a PBS and NPR affiliate, interview with Erika Funke, Scranton, PA

exhibition catalogs

2015                New Ceramics in the Old Dominion Catalog (Cover), University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

2012                Contemporary Clay Invitational Catalog, J. Ferguson Gallery, Farmville, VA

2011                Tacit Catalog, True F. Luck Gallery, Richmond, VA

2010                Quirk Gallery Vault Space Catalog, Richmond, VA

2010                Let There Be White Catalog, Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007                Hush/Lush Catalog (Cover), Piedmont Art Center, Martinsville, VA

web portfolios

Artaxis.org, Juried Contemporary Clay Database

Ceramicsnow.org, Invitational Contemporary Clay Database and Journal