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2019     MFA, Indiana University  
2005    BA, Oberlin College

2023    Woman Life Freedom (with poupeh missaghi), Davis Gallery, Denver University,
            Denver CO
2022    Morning Hours, A Gallery/Allen + Alan Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
2020    Light and Heat, Yeiser Gallery, Paducah KY
2020    Nature of the Abstract, Surel’s Place, Boise ID
2019    Emergence, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington IN
2015    Painting Poems, Ridgewood Public Library, Queens NY
2013    I Wake to Sleep (and Take My Waking Slow), Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford MA
2012    I Never Saw a Moor, Red Horse Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2011    Do I Contradict Myself? Bank RI Gallery, Providence RI
2011    Winter Garden, Orr Street Studios, Columbia MO
2011    Crawling Out the Window, AS220 Project Space, Providence RI
2010    Water and Sky, Kemijärvi Residency Center Gallery, Kemijärvi Finland
2009   Crackling Sky, Alice Gryphius Galerie, Berlin Germany
2009   North, Solnik Fine Arts, Berlin Germany
2008   Fragment, ACUD Galerie, Berlin Germany

2023    FUTURE, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2022    Free Iran: Ashes Literary and Arts Collective, Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn NY
2022    Woman, Life, Freedom: Ashes Literary and Arts Collective, Counterpath, Denver CO
2022   35th Annual Robert N. & Peggy Sears Invitational, Sears Art Museum, St. George UT
2022   The Art of the Landscape, A Gallery/Allen+Alan Fine Art, Salt Lake City UT
2021    The Blocks: Exhibitions on Main, Salt Lake City UT 
2021    Phase Change, Vital Spaces, Santa Fe NM
2021    Works on Paper, The In Art Gallery,
            juried by Laura F. Gibellini
2020   Transformation Shift II: Abstraction, Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville IN
2019    Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York NY
2019    Transformation Shift: Abstraction, Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville IN
2017    (re) Access, Fuller Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington IN
2017    Through the Trees, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia MO
2015    Merit Scholarship Show, Phyllis Harriman Gallery, New York, NY
2015    Red Dot Show, Phyllis Harriman Gallery, New York, NY
2015    World Was in the Face of the Beloved, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Brooklyn NY
2014    48 Hours Neukölln, Galerie Hope and Glory, Berlin Germany
2013    Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI
2013    Annual Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI
2012    Go: Brooklyn Museum’s Open Studios, Brooklyn NY
2011    The Great Kreuzberg Pavillon Show, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin Germany
2009   Neuköllner Hängung, Coaching Culture Gallery, Berlin Germany
2008   Querschnitt 21, Bethanien Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008   Anonyme Zeichner, Blütenweiss: Meinblau Galerie, Berlin Germany
2007   Phantasiewelt, Malerei und Graphik Galerie, Berlin Germany
2007   International Coloring Kollektiv, Schererstr 8 Galerie, Berlin Germany
2007   30 x 30 Malerei, Malerei und Graphik Galerie, Berlin Germany
2007   BBK Offnen Atelier, Atelier Erkelenzdamm, Berlin Germany

2024   Adams County Cultural Arts, multi-vocal painting commission, Denver CO
2023   Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, {Re}HAPPENING, Asheville NC
2023   Bard Prison Initiative Summer Residency, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 
2022   Career Empowerment Grant, Salt Lake City Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts  
2022   Artist Career Advancement Award, Utah Division of Arts & Museums
2021    Commissioned artwork: four paintings commissioned by Indiana University Hospitals
2021    Brimstone Printmaking, Artist Residency, Logan UT
2020   (postponed due to Covid-19) Metropolitan Fukujyuso, Kyoto Japan
2020   (postponed due to Covid-19) Brush Creek Arts Residency, Saratoga WY
2020   (postponed due to Covid-19) Villa Barr Artist Residency, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Novi MI
2020   Surel’s Place Artist Resedency and Grant, Boise ID
2019    T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Artist Residency, Nashville IN
2019    Oberlin College Alumni Fellowship
2018    Indiana University Travel Award
2017    Dorland Mountain Arts Residency, Temecula CA
2017    True/False Film Festival, artist installation and grant, Columbia MO
2016    Queens Council on the Arts: Su-Casa Residency, Queens NY
2016    Alderworks Alaska Artists and Writers Residency, Dyea AK
2015    Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence: Semi-finalist, New York NY
2015    Queens Council on the Arts: Individual Artist Grant Recipient, Queens NY
2015    Queens Council on the Arts: Su-Casa Residency, Queens NY
2014    Merit Scholarship – Art Students League of New York, New York NY
2010    Kemijaervi Artists Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland
2009   Vermont Studio Center Residency and Artist Grant, Johnson VT
2009   Teacher/Artist in Residency, Berlin Office of Cultural Affairs, Berlin Germany
2001-2005     John F. Oberlin Scholarship, Oberlin OH
2001-2005     Oberlin College Grant, Oberlin OH

2024    Beyond the Bars: Art from Inside, invited speaker and multi-vocal painting
            commission, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (forthcoming)
2023    Multi-Vocal Paintings, visiting artist’s workshop, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2023    Collaborative Artwork, visiting artist’s workshop, Barnardsville Community Center,
            Asheville, NC
2023    Street Lab, visiting artist’s workshop, Brooklyn NY
       2023    FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory in Education) Reality Bites: Revisioning the Foundations Classroom
                   Away from Perceptual Realism
, paper presentation, Denver CO 2023 
       2023    Pacific Northwest College of Art Low-Residency MFA program, Multi-Vocal Paintings, Visiting Artist’s
                   Workshop, Portland OR
       2022    Free Iran: Ashes Literary and Arts Collective, Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn NY
       2022    Abstraction through Process, visiting artist’s talk and panel discussion, University of Colorado,
                   Denver CO
       2022    SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) paper presentation, How Teaching Art in Prisons Can
                   Change the Way We View the Traditional Studio Art Classroom,
Baltimore MD
       2022    SECAC, co-chair for Anti-Racism and Historiography: Classroom Approaches Baltimore MD
       2021     Colorado College, visiting artist’s talk: Experimental Printmaking in Painting, Colorado Springs, CO

       2021     Utah Valley University, artist’s talk: Painting as Inheritance, Orem UT
       2021     Florida Atlantic University, artist’s talk: Iterations, Boca Raton FL
       2020    Paducah School of Art and Design, artist’s talk: Painting from Process, Paducah KY
       2020    Surel’s Place, artist’s talk and workshops: The Nature of the Abstract, Boise ID
       2019     Brown County Art Gallery, gallery talk, Nashville IN
       2017     Lee Elementary School and Hawthorne Elementary, workshop with 120 second-graders,
                   Columbia MO and Mexico MO (as part of the True/False Film Festival)
       2016     Skagway Senior Center, artist’s talk and workshop: Size and Space in Alaska, Skagway AK
       2015     Ridgewood Public Library, artist’s talk and workshop series: Painting Poems, Queens NY
       2010     Kemijärvi Art Center, workshop: WWII and Finland’s Landscape, Kemijärvi Finland
       2007    Malerei und Graphik Galerie, Crackling Sky, gallery talk, Berlin Germany

2022    KSL News story on the Dissolving Contradictions exhibition (with work by incarcerated youth):
2022    Utah Public Radio article about Dissolving Contradictions:
2022    Utah Public Radio about Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth program:
2022    KSL article about Dissolving Contradictions: 
2022    Cover image for Lesser Birds of Paradise by Cindy King, Louisiana Literature Press
2021     Featured artist, Route 7 Review
2021     Paintings and illustrations for Yanara Friedland’s Uncountry, Mattes & Seitz Berlin
2015     Artwork featured in the Denver Quarterly (University of Denver Literary Magazine)
2014     Featured artist, Tupelo Quarterly
2012     Catalogue: 12th Scenography Colloquium, Dortmund Germany, artwork featured in 
             “INTERMEDIATE SPACES – Change and Transition” by Maria Reinecke


       Art Manager, Utah Arts + Justice Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
           Teaching art classes for incarcerated youth and for adults in the Utah State Correctional Facility
            Introduction to Painting
            Introduction to Drawing
            Reinventing Portraits: Painting and Drawing
            Individual and Society: Issues in Contemporary Art
        Adjunct Professor of Art - Denver University, Denver CO
           Intermediate/Advanced Drawing
2022 – 2023 
        Adjunct Professor of Art - Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth Program, Utah Tech University, St George UT 
            Seminar in Art   
2020 – 2022
       Visiting Professor of Art - Utah Tech University, St George UT  
             Art Seminar - Higher Education for Incarcerated Youth
             2D Design
             Introduction to Art
             Integrated Arts
2016 – 2019
        Associate Instructor – Indiana University, Bloomington IN
             Drawing Fundamentals
             Painting 1
             Introduction to Art and Design
             Drawing and Painting in Florence: Summer 2018, Florence Italy
2015 – 2016
        Painting Instructor – Su-Casa Residency, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens NY
         Visual Arts Instructor, Plural Arts International, Berlin Germany
         Teaching Artist, Berlin Office of Cultural Affairs, Berlin Germany