CV

Education
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - MA New Arts Journalism, 2010
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BFA Studio, 2007

Experience
Art Handler for Mongerson Gallery, February 2014-current
Art Writer for Newcity, November 2011-current
Editor of A/C -- Gapers Block, Chicago, IL, 2010-2015
Art & Culture Writer for Gapers Block, Chicago, IL, 2009-2015
Founder & Co-Director at Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010-2014
Portrait Artist for events at The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2007
Woodshop and Framing Assistant for Joel Fromer, Chicago, IL, 2006-2008
Studio Assistant for Artist Lee Tracy, Chicago, IL, 2006-2008
Studio Assistant for Artist Ed Hinkley, Chicago, IL, 2006

Exhibitions
Upcoming:
"Required Reading", Gallery F, Chicago, IL June 2017
"Paper Trails", Jimmy Beans, Chicago, IL May 2017
"Nutter Butter", Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL April 2017
"World Town: Spring Gala 2017, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL April 2017
Past:
"Valentines", Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL 2017
"Animals", Vintage Quest, Chicago, IL 2017
“Krampusnaucht”, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL 2016
"Six Flags", Floor Length & Tux, Chicago, IL 2016
"The New Imagists", Sidewinder Gallery, Chicago, IL 2016
"Everything Must Go", Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 2016
“The Human Body”, Circamodern, Chicago, IL 2016
“Heaven and Hell” Solo Exhibition, Autotelic Studios, Chicago, IL 2016
“Summer Series”, NIMBY, Chicago IL 2016
“Cults”, East Room, Chicago, IL 2016
“Ungoverned”, GAG, Chicago, IL, 2015
Roots and Culture Auction Benefit Event, Chicago, IL, 2015
“Peanut Colada”, Roman Susan Annex, Chicago, IL, 2015
“Black and White”, Club Rectum, Chicago, IL, 2015
“Dock 6 Art + Design”, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL, 2013
“Creature Comforts”, Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL, 2013
“Sunny Side Up”, Self-Curated section of SAIC BFA show, Chicago, IL, 2007
“Forts”, Installation in Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 2006
“Miles Out”, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 2006
“Waterworks: Paintings in Aquamedia”, August House Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006
“Too Cool for School”, Three Seasons Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006
“All about Love with Joe and Kelly”, Lazerhappy studios, Chicago, IL, 2005

























Awards & Honors
Merit Scholarship toward BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003
Scholarship from the Miniature Art Society, 2003
Sponsorship from Classic Artists Oils, 2003-2007
Advanced Painting Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006
Merit Scholarship toward MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007
Peanut Gallery named “Best New Gallery of the Future”, Newcity, 2011