CV

Education

2015                MFA, Digital Media Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2015                MFA, Spatial Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2007                BFA, Sculpture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2014-2015       Teaching Associate (instructor of record) ART 1 Professional Preparation in Art (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

2013-2014       Teaching Associate (instructor of record) ART 13 3-Dimensional Design (Fall 2013, Spring 2014) 

Artist Residencies

2016-2017      Artspace8, Chicago, IL (October-January)

2016               Likewise, Portland, OR (June)

2015-2016      City of Navasota, Navasota, TX (October-March)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015               Luz, PRISMA Art Projects, Galería Casa Jefferson, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2015               Reel Time with Texas A&M University Data Visualization Department, Texas Gallery, College Station, TX

2015               #WEAREFLATS, FLATS Studio, Chicago, IL

2015               Light and Glass, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

2015               SubZERO, SOFA District, San Jose, CA

2015               Star-Crossed Lovers, Phantom Galleries at Pho69, San Jose, CA

2015               Viral Video Fest, ZERO1 Garage, San Jose, CA

2015               Urban Fodder / Rural Encounters, Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015               #MUFATRAFOM, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2014               Science, Technology, and the Future of Art, Pacific Art League in collaboration with ZERO1, Palo Alto, CA

2014               GALLERY WARS, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA   

2014               Data Exchange, ZERO1 Garage, San Jose, CA

2013               Art In A Different Light, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013               WearTechCon Launch, Twitter Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

2013               Everyday Worlds: Interiors and Exteriorsde Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2013               Emerging Glass Artist Exhibition, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA

2012               GALLERY WARS II, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2012               GALLERY WARS I, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015               Candy On The Dancefloor, Best Museum, Navasota, TX

2015               Lovely Day, Black Gallery, San Jose, CA

2015               Supermassive, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

2015               @windowgirls, Debonair Social Club, Chicago, IL

2014               Modern Urban Follies and the Rise (and Fall) of Man, DiNapoli Gallery, King Library, San Jose, CA

2014               Gorilla, ARQ, Sydney, Australia

2012               The Pallet of Penguins, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

Selected Collaborative Projects

2016               Neon Railroad, Navasota, TX

2015               Clear, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA

Selected Curatorial Projects

2015               Light and Glass, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

2015               "Lift Off" San Jose State University MFA Graduation Exhibition, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA (with Elizabeth Torrance) 

2015               Star-Crossed Lovers, Phantom Galleries at Pho69, San Jose, CA

2015               #MUFATRAFOM, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

Lectures, Presentations, and Artist Talks

2016               Visiting Artist (ART 1 Professional Preparation in Art, ART 13 3-Dimensional Design, ART 74 Introduction to Digital Media Art, ART 173 Shape of Space), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2015               Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015               Speaker, San Jose State University Tuesday Night Lecture Series Encore, San Jose, CA

2015               Artist Talk, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

2015               Featured Presenter, #WEARTECHCON: Art & Style + Innovation of WEARABLES [Fashion Tech Week 2015], Geekdom SF, San Francisco, CA

2014               Guest Lecturer, ART 12 Two-Dimensional Design and Color Concepts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2014               Guest Lecturer, ART 74 Introduction to Digital Media Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2013               Artist Talk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

2013               Featured Speaker "Apple Talks" San Francisco Design Week 2013, Apple, San Francisco, CA

2012               Panelist, "The Role Of The Artist In The 21st Century", San Jose State University Tuesday Night Lecture series, San Jose, CA

Honors, Awards, and Grants

2014-2015      Catherine Urban Art & Design Scholarship

2014-2015      Graduate Equity Fellowship

2014-2015      Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship

2014               College Arts Association Travel Grant 

2013-2014      Elizabeth Heil Endowment Fund Scholarship

2013-2014      Fire Arts Scholarship

2013-2014      Clarence F. and Lyle V. Burmahln Scholarship

Collections

Penguin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

Press & Media

“Alumnus’s Brainchild Gallery Wars Recruits New Art Audience." News. November 25, 2012. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. <http://www.saic.edu/news/alumnuss-brainchild-gallery-wars-recruits-new-art- audience-.html>

Connie Clements. "Neon Sculptor Introduces Glass And Gas Art As Medium." Navasota Examiner. December 21, 2015: 1. <http://www.navasotaexaminer.com/news/article_ff39f6f2-a415-11e5-8942-5f62f1bf2369.html?mode=jqm>

Dennis Biles. “Gallery Wars Looks To Prove That Art Is Cool.” Spartan Daily. November 7, 2012. <http://spartandaily.com/90406/gallery-wars-looks-to-prove-that-art-is-cool>

Dennis Biles. “Gallery Wars Seeks To Display Diversity of the Campus Art Scene.” Spartan Daily. November 8, 2012: 6.

Jay Brakefield, Interview, KEOS 89.1 FM Community Radio, Bryan, TX, October 1st, 2015.

Jon Cooley, Interview, Navasota News KWBC 1550 AM, Navasota, TX, November 12, 2015.

"Neon Art Is Turning Heads In Navasota." KAGS. January 12, 2015. <http://kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/15390/Neon-art-is-turning-heads-in-Navasota>

"Pink Penguins Flock To San Jose." NBC Bay Area. July 18, 2013. <http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Pink-Penguins-Flock-to-San-Jose-216037771.html>

Sal Pizarro. "Pizarro: March Of The (Pink) Penguins In Downtown San Jose." San Jose Mercury News. July 13, 2013. <http://www.mercurynews.com/sal-pizarro/ci_23681501/pizarro-march-pink-penguins-downtown-san-jose> 

Scott DeLucia, Interview, WTAW News 1620 AM, College Station, TX, October 9, 2015.

Blogs

Kathryn French. "Creating Artists" La Biblioteca Fresca (blog). January 4, 2016. <http://labibliotecafresca.com/creating-artists>

"Luz: Contemporary Art Group Exhibition en Galería Casa Jefferson de Santurce" Puerto Rico Art News (blog). December 1, 2015 <http://artnewspr.blogspot.com/2015/12/luz-contemporary-art-group-exhibition.html?spref=fb&m=1>