EDUCATION

2015-2017 | Core Fellowship | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

2013 | BFA in Applied Design | University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Magna Cum Laude

2008-2009 | University of Central Arkansas

2005-2007 | Memphis College of Art

AWARDS & HONORS

2018 | Windgate ITE International Residency | Center for Art in Wood | Philadelphia, PA

2015-2017 | Core Fellowship | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

2014 | Dr. Judith Temple Scholarship | Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Gatlinburg, TN

2014 | Work Study Grant | Haystack Mountain School of Crafts | Deer Isle, ME

2014 | Summer Scholarship | Anderson Ranch Arts Center | Snowmass Village, CO

2014 | Work/Study Scholarship | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

2013 | Work/Study Scholarship | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

2013 | First place | Equinox | University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2012 | First place | Friends of the Arts 6x6 Exhibition | University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2011-2013 | Chancellor’s List | University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

2012-2013 | Joan R. Taylor Scholarship | University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

2005-2007 | Dean’s List | Memphis College of Art 

EMPLOYMENT + EXPERIENCE

2017-Current | Artist Assistant | Annie Evelyn | Assist in building furniture in wood and upholstery

2015-2016 | Entertainment Coordinator | Penland School of Crafts | Plan and manage events

2013-2015 | Creative Director | ESSE Purse Museum Store | Sell hand crafted personal items, merchandising, docent of the museum, product development, social media relations, advertising, display artist, photographer, curating, etc.

2013-2014 | Retail Associate/Merchandiser | Box Turtle | Sell hand crafted jewelry and home goods and merchandise goods

2011- 2013 | Artist Assistant | Mia Hall | Assist in building furniture and sculpture in wood and concrete

2012 | Internship | Anthropologie | Built visual window and store displays for Little Rock store

EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Fuel for the Fire | Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County | Fayetteville, NC | Juried show

2016 | NINE: Core Fellowship Exhibition | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC | Group show

2016 | Obsessed | Marcia Wood Gallery | Atlanta, GA | Group show

2016 | Maker Moxie: The Impact of the Craft School Experience | Peters Valley Gallery | Layton, NJ | Juried show

2016 | At Work: Penland School of Crafts | Earlham College | Richmond, IN | Group show

2015 | Girl Talk | Thea Foundation | North Little Rock, AR | Two-person show

2015 | Personal Effects | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC | Group show

2015 | Pop-up Studio Craft Marketplace | Asheville Art Museum | Asheville, NC | Group show

2015 |  20 Cubed: Small Sculpture | Southwest University of Visual Art | Albuquerque, NM | Juried show

2015 | The Penland Experience | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2014 | Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southwestern US | Artspace | Raleigh, NC | Juried show

2014 | Design Week Birmingham | Alabama Center for Architecture | Birmingham, AL | Pop up shop

2013 | Equinox | Cox Creative Center | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2013 | Emerging Artist Pop-Up | Thea Found ation | North Little Rock, AR | Solo show

2013 | Furniture Exhibition 2013 | studioMAIN | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2013 | UALR BFA Thesis Show | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR | Thesis exhibition

2013 | UALR Student Competitive | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2013 | Ovolution | Alternative space | Little, AR | Group show

2013 | UALR Scholarship Exhibition | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2012 | Quality + Quantity: a Conversation on Modern Furniture | studioMain | Little Rock, AR | Group show

2012 | UALR Student Competitive | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock, AR |Group show

PUBLICATIONS

2017 | "Purpose Driven Arsonista" | UPPERCASE | ISSUE 33

2016 | “You Might Be A Treehugger If…”| UPPERCASE | Issue 30

2016 | “Influenced by Opposition” | UPPERCASE | Issue 30

2014 | “Crafting a Career” | Sync | June 2014

2014 | “Arkansas in the Making: Morgan Hill Creative” | At Home in Arkansas | June 2014

2013 | “Taxidermy as Art” | KARK 4 | September 10, 2013

2013 | “Crafty Types” | Arkansas Democrat Gazette | May 19, 2013

2011 | “Totally Ingrained” | Arkansas Democrat Gazette | December 31, 2011