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Education
2016 MA, Art  – California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2014 BA, Art (Minor in Psychology) – California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2008 AA, Commercial Art – Central Community College, Columbus, NE

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Ghostie Gallery, Art Basil LA, Van Nuys, CA
2015 Specimen Show, Shed Gallery, Northridge, CA
2014 Relics, University Student Union Display Case, Northridge, CA
2014 Interior Void, Shed Gallery, Northridge, CA
2013 Ghosts, MATA, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Tiny Hematoma, The Crest, La Crescenta, CA
2013 Green, TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Performance
2015 Dust to Dust (in collaboration w/ Sheree Rose & Martin O’Brien), ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Purge Piece, Shed Gallery, Northridge, CA
2014 100 Reasons (in collaboration w/ Sheree Rose), Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Cuddly Confrontations, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
2013 Specimen, MATA, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions
2017
Hell in a Handbag 6 Year Anniversary, (the) Handbag Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Ill at Ease: Dis-ease in Art, University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts, Amherst, NY
GLAMFA, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2016
Open Call: Play, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Goddess, Noun, The Gallery Presents, Hawthorne, CA
SoCal MFA, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA
MA/MFA Graduate Exhibition, Main Gallery, Northridge, CA
Annual Juried Spring Art Show, Main Gallery, Northridge, CA *First Place
It’s a Small World After All, Northridge, CA
Everybody Street, West Gallery, Northridge, CA

2015
Sculpture Organization Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
CSU Summer Arts Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Meet the Guild, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Mixed Media Mold Making Culminating Exhibition, California State University, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA
Video Digital Walk, Northridge, CA
Salon de Refuses, Purple Critique Room, Northridge, CA
At Home, West Gallery, Northridge, CA

2014
Mata Rising 2, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Destroy the Selfie, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Meet the Guild, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Annual Illustration Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Annual Juried Spring Art Show, Main Gallery, Northridge, CA
Alf Show, Purple Critique Room, Northridge, CA
Cat Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA

2013
Sculpture Organization Pop-Up Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Compass: Navigating the Journey to Self Identity, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Meet the Guild, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
CSU Summer Arts 2013 Culminating Exhibition, California State University, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA
Connect Heal End Stigma, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Annual Juried Spring Art Show, Main Gallery, Northridge, CA
Pretty and Dead, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Matrix, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
New Surrealism, West Gallery, Northridge, CA

2012
1001 Artists Project, SCOPE Art Show 2012, Miami, FL
Painting as Object, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Annual Ceramics Guild Show, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Singles and Series, West Gallery, Northridge, CA
Meet the Guild, Shed Gallery, Northridge, CA
I’ve Got Wood for Trees, Zzyzx Gallery of Natural Science, Los Angeles, CA
The Anatomy of Nintendo, Zzyzx Gallery of Natural Science, Los Angeles, CA
The Vanishing Bees, Zzyzx Gallery of Natural Science, Los Angeles, CA
Annual Juried Spring Art Show, Main Gallery, Northridge, CA

2011
The Lunch Bunch Fundraiser Art Show, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
Connections, Canoga Park Youth Center, Canoga Park, CA
 
2010
Sexy Show, Echo Curio, Echo Park, CA
New and Improved, Echo Curio, Echo Park, CA
 
2008
Graduate Exhibition, Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, NE *Honorable Mention
Spring Art Show, Central Community College, Columbus, NE *Third Place, *Honorable Mention

Residencies
2015 CSU Summer Arts, Monterey Bay, CA
2013 CSU Summer Arts, Monterey Bay, CA

Awards
2016 Richard M. Neustadt/Matthew S. Bereny New Vistas Scholarship, California State University, Northridge
2016 First Place, Annual Juried Spring Art Show, California State University, Northridge
2015 Lecture Program Award, Painting Guild: Artist Talk – Jennifer Moon, California State University, Northridge
2014 Susan Manders Fine Art Scholarship, California State University, Northridge
2013 Arts Council Award Scholarship, California State University, Northridge
2013 Student Talent Program Award, Painting Guild: Painting as Object, California State University, Northridge
2012 Hans Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship, California State University, Northridge

Experience
2016 Gallery Talk, MA/MFA Graduate Exhibition, Northridge, CA
2015 Exhibition Design and Installation, Sculpture Organization Show, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2015 Exhibition Design and Installation, CSU Summer Arts Show, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2015 429 Collective, San Francisco Zine Fest, San Francisco, CA
2015 429 Collective, Los Angeles Zine Fest, Los Angles, CA
2015 Exhibition Design and Installation, At Home, Northridge, CA
2014 Jury, Exhibition Design and Installation, Meet the Guild, Northridge, CA
2014 429 Collective, Los Angeles Zine Fest, Los Angles, CA
2014 Exhibition Design and Installation, Cat Show, Northridge, CA
2014 Layout and Design, Cat Show Exhibition Catalog
2013 Jury, Exhibition Design and Installation, Meet the Guild, Northridge, CA
2013-2015 Vice President, Painting Guild, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2013 Exhibition Installation, CSU Summer Arts 2013 Culminating Exhibition, Monterey Bay, CA
2013 Exhibition Design and Installation, Pretty and Dead, Northridge, CA
2013 Exhibition Design and Installation, Matrix, Northridge, CA
2012-2013 Painting Guild, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
2012 Exhibition Design and Installation, Meet the Guild Show, Northridge, CA
2009-2010 Drawing and Cartooning Instructor, Young Rembrandts, Reseda, CA
2009 Volunteer, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2006-2008 Assistant in the Art Labs, Central Community College, Columbus, NE

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