Dual Degree: Master of Art in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Master of Art in Arts Administration and Policy, 2010, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL, Emphasis of study on Exhibition Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1998, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Graduated Cum Laude, Emphasis of study on Painting and Printmaking

Summer Study Program, 1996, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland,Emphasis of study on Painting and Drawing


Art Coordinator (i.e. Exhibition Coordinator/Curator, Visiting Artist Program Coordinator, Collections Manager), Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL 2013– present

Program Associate, Art Resources in Teaching, Chicago, IL 2012– 2013

Special Programs Coordinator, Campus Life, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2012

Freelance Art Consultant, clients include: Pandora Internet Radio, Veranda8, Chicago, IL, 2011– 2012

Co-Organizer, MDW Fair, Version Fest, Chicago, IL, 2011

Art Advisor, Pointbridge Solutions, Chicago, IL, 2010– 2011

Project Manager, Office of Exhibition Practices, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2008– 2010

Studio Program Coordinator, Multicultural Arts High School, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2007

Art Consultant, Look Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2005– 2006

Schools and Groups Coordinator, Education Division, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 2004

Independent Contractor/Event Assistant, The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL, 2004

Independent Contractor/Event Assistant, The International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) Chicago, IL, 2004

Co-Owner, Monkey Business gallery/boutique, Chicago, IL, 2002– 2004

Education Director, Around The Coyote, Chicago, IL, 2002

Assistant Printer to the Master Printer, The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Sunland Park, NM, 1998– 1999


Teaching Assistant for Intermediate and Advanced Lithography, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2008

Teaching Artist, Pros Arts Studios, Chicago, IL, 2007– 2008

Teaching Artist, Arts Resources in Teaching, Chicago, IL, 2006– 2008

Art Immersion Instructor, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 2002– 2005

Teaching Artist, Around The Coyote, Chicago, IL, 2003

Artist in Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002

Teaching Artist, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL, 2001– 2002

Teaching Artist, Gallery 37/After School Matters, Chicago, IL, 1999– 2007


Curatorial Fellow, ACRE, 2014– 2015

Certificate of Participation, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts,

College Art Association, 2015

Certificate of Achievement, Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training, 2015

Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellow, 2008– 2010

Outstanding SAIC Student Leader, 2009– 2010

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship, 2009

Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant recipient, 2001

13th Annual Painting Exhibition Merit Award, Larrick Student Center, 1998

Outstanding Academic Achievement, VCU Latino Scholars Program, 1998


Guest writer/catalog essay for Clique: Trisha Holt, Dina Kelberman and Jordan Tate, Co-Curated by Marco Rosichelli and Ryan Peter Miller at the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. catalog (13 pages), 2015

Is it like making a feast from crumbs?, Guest writer/catalog essay for El Material Normal Monumental, Co-curated by Alberto Aguilar and Israel Alejandrro Garcia Garcia at Garcia Squared Contemporary in Kansas City, MO (9 pages), 2013

Cultural Evolution?: Migration, Hybridity, & Multiculturalism, Exhibition Catalog (12 pages), 2013

Tania Bruguera: Performative Gestures and Participant Behavior, Masters Thesis (78 pages), 2010

(non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating, Exhibition Catalog (32 pages), 2010

Usefulness: Construction, De-construction, Reconstruction, Exhibition Catalog (16 pages), 2010

No End in Sight, Exhibition Catalog (16 pages), 2008


Curator, Not There But Everywhere, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL, 2015

Curator, Naturally, Curious, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL, 2015

Curator, Golden Rule, Terrain Biennial, Chicago, IL, 2015

Exhibition Coordinator, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Skyway Selections, a group show of artworks selected by guest juror (Jeffrey Carl, Professor of Art, Judson University, 2014; Frank Trankina, Professor, Painting, Northern Illinois University, 2015, Cynthia Hellyer Heinz, Foundation Coordinator, Northern Illinois University), Arrowhead Gallery, 2014, 2015, 2016

Danielle Dobies: PRIMP, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2016

Glob Podge: Paul Nudd Unalikes, Arrowhead Gallery, 2016

Matthew Paul Isaacson: Whereabouts Unknown, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2015

Ross Sawyers: Model Pictures, Arrowhead Gallery, 2016

Student Showcase (Spring and Fall), Von Ohlen Hall, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Student Exhibition (Spring and Fall), Todd Library, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Gallery, 2014 & 2015

Nnenna Okore: Owu, Arrowhead Gallery, 2015

Victoria Fuller: Going Nuts, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2015

George Blaha: HD, Arrowhead Gallery, 2015

John Fraser: Selected Works in Mixed Media 1992-2013, Arrowhead Gallery, 2015

Michael x. Ryan, Blown away and buried: a project in 3 acts (searching, sea of sand, and echo),

Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2015

Marissa Lee Benedict: Auscultations, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2014

Not Like I Remembered: Featuring Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades, Arrowhead Gallery, 2014

Joseph Madrigal: What Lies, Arrowhead Gallery, 2014

Nikki Renee Anderson: Standing Bodies, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2014

Permanent Collection on Exhibition within the WCC campuses, 2013 - 2014

Midterm Showcase, Arrowhead Gallery, 2014

Mary Ellen Croteau: Endless Columns, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2014

Art Peak: painting, photography, ceramics and drawing, Arrowhead Gallery, 2014

2014 Skyway Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, McHenry County College, 2014

Sam Jaffe: Haircuts (And Other Major Life Events), Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2013

Recent works by Diana Gabriel, Arrowhead Gallery, 2013

Claire Ashley: muffillumps in neoorangefluopooze, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2013

Todd Reed: See You See You See, Arrowhead Gallery, 2013

Rebecca Hamlin Green: Patterns in Futility, Dickson Window Art Project Space, 2013

2013 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition, Arrowhead Gallery, 2013, brochure

Curator, Arrowhead Gallery, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Zoom Out: Reflecting on the Digital Environment, 2015

Allison Grant: Unsoiled, 2015

Plop Art - New Work by Erik L. Peterson, 2014

Brad Temkin: Selections from the series Rooftop, 2013

Cultural Evolution?: Migration, Hybridity, & Multiculturalism, 2013, catalog

Exhibition Coordinator, Aurora Campus Café, Waubonsee Community College, Aurora, IL

ENERGY: How do you use it? (a group exhibition of student works), 2015 – present

Vincent Dhan: Levitation Photography 2015

THERMOmeter: Taking color’s temperature, 2015

Aw, Snap! (photography student show, juried by Esther Espino), 2014 & 2015

Shift what you see..., 2015

Developing Photographs: Artworks on loan from the Wynette Edwards Collection, 2014

Drawing: Works using line, form and value, 2014

Color (a group exhibition of student works), 2013 & 2014

Sara Mueller: FATE, 2014

Cynthia Perez: Stories and White Plum Tea, 2013

Michelle Matysik: Decompression, 2013

Kate Hanson: Broken City, 2013

Guest Curator/Juror, ANNUAL, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, 2012

Curator, Romantic Notions, Los Caminos, Saint Louis, MO, 2011,

Curator, Building: a way of living, Built Festival, Chicago, IL, 2011

Co-Organizer, MDW Fair, Version Festival 11, Chicago, IL, 2011

Exhibitions and Public Programs Volunteer/Intern, National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL, 2011

Co-Curator, Marked Moments: Journeys into the heart and mind, Pointbridge Projects, Chicago, IL, 2011

Curatorial Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2010

Curator, (non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating, What It Is, Oak Park, IL, 2010, catalog

Curator, Usefulness: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Boomerang Space and the MacLean Center The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL, 2010, catalog

Exhibition Coordinator, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Made In America, Columbus Building, 2010

M konnen kote li ye: Altars for Marilyn Houlberg, Site-specific installations on campus, 2009

Exhibition Assistant, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2008

Co-Curator, No End in Sight, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC Chicago, IL, 2008, website, catalog

Co-Curator, De-Mater-Realized, Allrise Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006

Curator, Group and Solo Exhibitions, East Village Arts Walk/Chicago Artists Month, Chicago, IL, 2006, ’04, ’03

Co-Owner/Curator, Monthly exhibitions, Monkey Business Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002– 2004

Curator, Vargas Gallery (Group Exhibition), Fall Arts Festival/Around The Coyote Chicago, IL, 2001


Laura Elizabeth Barone, “Romantic Notions at Los Caminos,” Temporary Art Review, November 2011.

Joe Iverson, “Storefront Art: ‘Usefulness: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction’ at the Sharp,” f-newsmagazine: A Student Journal of Art, Culture and Politics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, March 2010.

Casilda Sanchez, “Usefulness,” (Video documentation of interviews with the artists) The Student Journal of SAIC, February 25, 2010.

Bruce E. Phillips, “In Line for Close Encounters,” Tania Bruguera’s website, December 2009.

Thea Liberty Nichols, “The School of the Art Institute’s ‘No End in Sight’,”Artslant Chicago, December 2008.


Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, 2013– 2015

Matthew Paul Isaacson: Lecture and Workshop, 2016

Ross Sawyers: Lecture, 2016

Lise Haller Baggesen: Lecture, 2015

Johannah Silva: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Victoria Fuller: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

George Blaha: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Samantha Bittman: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Samantha Bittman: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Cheryl Holz: Lecture, 2015

Michael x. Ryan: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Industry of the Ordinary: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

John Fraser: Lecture, 2015

Nate Mathews: Lecture, 2015

Allison Grant: Lecture and Workshop, 2015

Paul Nudd: Lecture and Workshop, 2014

Nikki Renee Anderson: Lecture and Workshop, 2014

Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades: Lecture, 2014

Joseph Madrigal: Lecture, 2014

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap: Lecture and Workshop, 2014

Marilyn Propp: Lecture and Workshop, 2014

Holly Holmes: Lecture and Workshop, 2014

Diana Gabriel: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

Sam Jaffe: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

Claire Ashley: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

Todd Reed: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

Laura Hart Newlon: Lecture, 2013

Sarah Rehmer: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

Geoffrey Todd Smith: Lecture and Workshop, 2013

PechaKucha Inspired Event, Romantic Notions, Los Caminos, Saint Louis, MO, 2011


Juror (upcoming), 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition, McHenry County College, 2016

Juror, Fall 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibition, President’s Gallery, Harold Wasgington College, 2013

Guest Curator and Juror, ANNUAL, O’Connor Gallery at Dominican University, 2012

Visiting Critic for the Final Critique, Dominican University, 2012

Visiting Critic for the Final Critique, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

Juror, Student Union Galleries committee, 2008– 2010


College Art Association, 2009– 2014

American Alliance of Museums, 2011– 2014

Curatorial Advisory Committee, Chicago Artist’s Coalition, 2012

Chicago Women’s Entrepreneurial Group, 2011– 2013


Lake FX Summit + Expo, Chicago Cultural Center, 2015

Creative Chicago Expo, Chicago Cultural Center, 2013– 2014

College Art Association Conference, 2010– 2014

Hand in Glove Conference, 2011

Association of Midwest Museums Conference, 2011

Tremaine Cutting Edge Conference, Chicago Cultural Center, 2008


EXPO Chicago: Chicago Artists Coalition Bolt Residency booth, volunteer, 2014

Chicago Public Schools, Department of Arts Education, volunteer, 2013

Gwenn-Aël Lynn (Artist), Fundraising Coordinator and Grantwriting Editor, volunteer, 2011– 2012

Association of Midwest Museums Conference, volunteer, 2011

Chicago Humanities Festival, volunteer, 2010

Green Lantern Gallery, volunteer, 2009

Links Hall Benefit, volunteer, 2008


Computer Skills: PC and Mac OS, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop), Acrobat Pro, File Maker Pro, Content Management Systems/ website updates (e.g. Square Space, Cascade), Mailchimp, Internet browsers, scanning

Exhibition/Event Related Skills: Full Life Cycle Development-Implementation, Developing exhibition/event concepts, designing layouts, preparing budgets, promoting via press releases, designing (postcards, posters, brochures and catalogs), installing/de-installing, set-up/break down, facilitating receptions, giving guided tours, giving public presentations, maintaining professional relationships, relating to individuals (ranging from young children and individuals with special needs to the elderly)

Fine Art/Teaching Skills: Exhibition Studies, Art History, Art Administration, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Book making, Paper making, and Collage