Education

• Old Dominion University 2020-to date 

Department of Art Education and 3-D Material Studies 

4.0 GPA 

• VCUArts 2014-2016 

Department of Art Education 

3.6 GPA 

• Governor's School For The Arts 2010-2014 

Visual Arts Department 

4.0 GPA 

• Landstown High School 2010-2014 

Graduated with Advanced Diploma 

3.8 GPA 

Experience

Art Instillation, “Willing Vessels” at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Vestibule 102 Gallery Norfolk, VA 2021

Studio Assistant and Assistant Instructor at the Governor’s School for the Arts Norfolk, Virginia. Fall 2021-current

Ceramic Studio maintenance and instructional assistant, instructional assistance in Drawing Studio.

Research Presentation of Ceramic Works, “Shades of Blue”, at Old Dominion University’s Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Norfolk, VA 2021

Student Worker of the Ceramics Departments at Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia. Fall 2020-current

Studio assistance, secretarial assistance to the professor, implementation of lessons and projects, and studio upkeep.

Art Education Department at Old Dominion University Student Worker Norfolk, Virginia. Fall 2020-Fall 2021

Secretarial assistance to professors and head of the department, implementation of lessons and projects, graphic design work and website building, material and supply maintenance, and studio upkeep.

Instructor and Coordinator at the Hermitage Museum and Garden’s Summer Art Camp Norfolk, Virginia. Summer 2020 and Summer 2021

Lesson planning and teaching of week-long art courses. Assisting the Curator of Education in overseeing camp operation, teacher assistance, childcare and instruction, and maintenance of ceramic studio and classrooms in the Visual Arts Building.

Commissioned Mural for the Virginia Beach Vibe District VA Beach, Va. 2020

Selected from applicants to paint original artwork on 8 x 12 foot wall in the Vibe District on Virginia Beach, Virginia’s boardwalk area.

Exhibition Juror for the Governor’s School for the Art’s Annual Student Show Norfolk, Virginia. 2020

Selected to judge and award student submissions alongside artist, Matthew Pierce, for the Governor’s School for the Art’s Annual Juried Exhibition.

Solo Exhibition, “HeadSpace” at Utopia Feni Studios VA Beach, VA 2016

Creative Intern at Non-Profit Art Gallery, Utopia Feni Studios VA Beach, VA. 2016-2017

Assisted in gallery renovations, planning and execution of community events, event photography and journalism, composing proposals for sponsorship and promotion for non-profit efforts, exhibition install and art curation

Solo Exhibition, “Habitual Pretending” at Dominion Towers Norfolk, VA. 2014

 

Awards & Acknowledgements

 

  • Provost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, Old Dominion University. 2022

  • The Windgate University Fellows Scholarship Recipient at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. 2022

  • Old Dominion University’s Linda Holmgren Jensen Endowed Scholarship for the Arts. 2022

  •  2022-23 VMFA Undergraduate Fellow, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 2022

  • Westminster-Canterbury’s First Annual Black History Month Emerging Artist Exhibition, 2nd Place Scholarship Award. 2022

  • National Art Education Association ED&I Scholarship Recipient, 2022

  • Old Dominion University’ Dean’s Selection Exhibition. 2021, 2022

  • Old Dominion University’s Charles K. Sibley Art Scholarship. 2021

  • Old Dominion University Student Art Gallery. Best in Show. 2020

  • Old Dominion University’s Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship. 2020

  • Old Dominion University Dean’s List. 2020-present

  • Utopia Feni Gallery’s Annual Talent Exhibition. 2nd Place Best in Show. 2018

  • Governor's School for the Art’s Katherine Toscano Kastenbaum Memorial Scholarship. 2014

  • Chesapeake Bay Art Association Scholarship Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014

  • The Smithsonian Teen Portrait Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014

  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Silver Key. 2014

  • The Cleveland Institute of Art 2D3D Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014