CV

Education


2017 M.F.A. in Studio Arts candidate, expected May 2017
New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York City, NY

2015 B.A. in Studio Arts, May 2015
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2015 B.A. in Film and Media Studies: Media Production, May 2015
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2011 Honors Degree in Mass Communications, June 2011
Manchester High School, Midlothian, VA

 

Honors


2016 May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Award, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York University Steinhardt School

2015 Barbara Lee Rubin Prize, Film & Media Studies Department, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Elizabeth M. Anderson Prize, Art & Art History Department, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Honors in Studio Arts, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Honorable Mention, Gollin Film Festival, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Scholarship Recipient, Rochester AudioVisual Association, Rochester, NY

2nd Place, Gratis Juried Exhibition, Gallery 940, Rochester, NY

Grant Recipient, Communal Principles Project: Inclusion, Intercultural Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Honorable Mention, (en)Gendered Between Identities and Environments, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies Juried Art Exhibition, Rochester, NY

 

Professional Experience


2016 Adjunct Professor, Introductory Video Art, New York University, New York, NY

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Video Art, New York University, New York, NY

  • Shadowed professor to prepare for adjunct professorship for academic year 2016-2017
  • Worked closely with professor to help students develop ideas technically and conceptually
  • Demonstrated technical processes for students
  • Designed community based video project focused on the WPA murals of Carl W. Peters and present day Rochester youth experiences
  • Recruited and managed two assistants and six youth

2015 Creative Director, Voice Your Vision, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • Designed community based video project focused on the WPA murals of Carl W. Peters and present day Rochester youth experiences
  • Recruited and managed two assistants and six youth
  • Created lesson plan materials, promotional fliers, and logo associated with project
  • Oversaw production and post-production of video
  • Final video to be played at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY in upcoming exhibition highlighting Carl W. Peters’ work

Equipment Technician, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • Managed, cared for, and inventoried all camera and audio equipment
  • Maintained use of multi-functional video studio
  • Assisted students with camera and audio equipment technical support and software use

Intern, CITYarts, Inc. New York, NY Video/Photography/Graphic Design

  • Filmed and photographed organization events
  • Created promotional videos using Final Cut Pro
  • Designed materials for 46th annual banquet, including full page ad shown in ARTnews Magazine
  • Gained insight into non-profit organizations through working closely with Program Assistant and Executive Director

Studio Assistant, Sage Arts Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • Maintained building and facilities including digital lab, dark room, wood shop, and metal shop
  • Assisted professors and students with general tasks

2013 Introductory Printmaking Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • Worked closely with professor to help students develop ideas technically and conceptually
  • Demonstrated technical processes for students
  • Met with students outside of class for further assistance

Studio Assistant, Pistachio Press, Rochester, NY

  • Assisted shop owner with day to day tasks such as organizing inventory and preparing packages
  • Served and cashed out customer orders

Honors

2016 Decolonize This Place, Artists Space Gallery, New York, NY

+ The Action Lives On, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY

Ray Ray: NYU MFA 1st Year Show, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA murals, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Reclamation: Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition, Rochester, NY

Erasing Hierarchies: Honors Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Gollin Film Festival, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Knock Knock, Hartnett Galley Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Rochester, NY

Gratis Juried Exhibition, Gallery 940, Rochester, NY

Late Night Window – Open Studio, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

HeART of Disorder, University of Rochester Active Minds, Rochester, NY

One To(o) Many, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

(en)Gendered Between Identities and Environments, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies Juried Art Exhibition, Rochester, NY

2014 24th Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition, Rochester Center for Contemporary Art, Rochester, NY

Nana, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Traces, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Lens Based Art, Dean’s Reception Screening, Rettner Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Arts Bus, Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY

2013 Glitch Art, Rettner Hall Opening Screening, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Kill Your Hypothesis, Sage Art Center Juried Art Exhibition, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

In Labor: Gendering (Re)Production, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies Juried Art Exhibition, Rochester, NY

Introductory Printmaking Exhibition, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Introductory Photography Exhibition, AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Professional Services


2015 Photographer, Installation of Calyx by Sabri Gokmen, Rochester, NY

Photographer, Senior Portraits, Rochester, NY

Photographer, Reflect, University of Rochester Louvre Ensemble

2014 Videographer and Photographer, University of Rochester Douglass Leadership House

Photographer, Lambda Upsilon and Lambda Pi Chi 3rd Annual World AIDS Day Banquet

Photographer, University of Rochester Black Student’s Union Annual Black Solidarity Day

Photographer, University of Rochester Simon School of Business

Alumni Proposal Graphic Design Consultant, Rochester Youth for Christ

Photographer, University of Rochester Department of Art and Art History Commencement Ceremonies

2013 Graphic Design Consultant, University of Rochester Music Department

Photographer, University of Rochester Department of Art and Art

History Commencement Ceremonies Photographer, My Black Is Beautiful, University of Rochester Black Student’s Union

Artist Programs


2014 Urban Fellows, University of Rochester, New York, NY

  • The Urban Fellows Program partners with Americorp VISTA and emphasizes civic engagement, promotes learning about urban issues, and fosters an appreciation for cross-cultural issues and urban life through summer fellowships, workshops, and community/cultural based activities.
  • Started micro-enterprise through creation of business plan and marketing/advertising materials, collaboration with community members, and other capacity building activities.
  • Co-founded the Reap & Sow Community Garden Club in Brockport, NY through researching farming methods, purchasing vegetables/fruits, building relationships with Successful Pathways teenage mother participants, engaging community volunteers, and maintaining the garden.

Art New York, University of Rochester, New York, NY

  • Rigorous internship program spent immersed in the stimulating art environment of New York City
  • Completed demanding internship focused on video, photography, and graphic design (CITYarts, Inc.)
  • Produced a semester-long video project using a professional recording studio and software
  • Completed colloquium course which demonstrated the operations of the New York art world

Software Skills


Video Editing

  • Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign

Audio Editing

  • Pro Tools and Audacity

Other

  • Finale Notepad and Microsoft Office