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My passion as an artist is to create unique works with meaning, often inspired by nature, poetry, philosophy, and the human experience. My desire is to express through my work the deeper motivations for why we make art. I endeavor to reflect both the beauty and the pain that we all experience as humans making our way through life.

I work principally in the mediums of metalsmithing/jewelry and photography. I hand fabricate the majority of my pieces, though I also explore creation through the use of technology, using CAD and 3D printing to bring pieces to life, unrestricted by the limitations of handwork. No matter the process I use, I infuse each of my works with intention and the passion with which I create them. Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind.

 

 

EDUCATION        

 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS – Bachelor of Fine Arts – Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design (Graduation Fall 2019)

GRS - Custom Combination Course for Jewelers (Instructor: Todd Daniels) – March 2019

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN – Chasing & Repousse Workshop (Instructor: Katja Toporski), July 2018

Central Texas Community College, Killeen, TX – Art Metals I & II, 2008-2009

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Bachelor of Arts – Spanish, May 2001

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Studio Assistant to Professor Gina Westergard, University of Kansas, Department of Visual Arts, Metalsmithing /Jewelry        -                February 2019 - Present

 

AWARDS, HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS

 2018

2nd Place Winner, Student Union Activities Wearable Arts Fashion Show, University of Kansas

School of the Arts Grant, University of Kansas Department of Visual Arts

Sherin H. Custer Memorial Award Recipient

Meyn Scholarship Recipient

Conference Student Scholarship Recipient, Society of North American Goldsmiths

 

2019

School of the Arts Grant, University of Kansas Department of Visual Arts

Jack and Lavon Brosseau Student Education Award, 1ST Place

Sherin H. Custer Memorial Award Recipient

McGrath Scholarship Recipient

Collard Scholarship Recipient

Bushong Scholarship Recipient

Burrows Scholarship Recipient

 

SELECTED/INVITED/JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018

LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries Exhibit – University of Kansas

Lied Center Juried Student Art Exhibit – Lawrence, Kansas

Selected Publication – Sink Hollow Undergraduate Literary Journal Vol. VI

Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibition – University of Kansas

Department of Visual Arts BFA Exhibition - University of Kansas

 

2019

“SNAG Exhibition in Motion” –SNAG 2019 Juried Runway Exhibition – Chicago, IL

“HERE” – Spencer Museum of Art Juried Exhibition – Lawrence, Kansas

Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design Showcase – Chalmers Hall, University of Kansas

“Art Attack” Group Exhibit Invitational – Art Emergency, Lawrence, Kansas

LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries Exhibit (Selected) – University of Kansas

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.