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b. 1971


Education

2009                     MFA, Ceramics/Glass,

                              Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


1994-98, 2006    BFA, Glass,

                              Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.


1990-92               Hartford Art School, (no degree conferred) University of Hartford,

                              West Hartford, CT.



Professional Experience

2010-Present      Full-time Lecturer in Glass

                             University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


1999-2010           President and Lead Designer, Glass Attack, Inc  

                             Tucson, AZ/Philadelphia, PA


2009-2010           Armature Fabricator, Rebecca Medel, Philadelphia, PA


2009                     Instructor, Introduction to Glass Blowing

                             Continuing Education Program, Tyler School of Art,

                              Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


                             Teaching Assistant, Sharyn O’Mara, Senior Advanced Glass Studio,  

                              Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


2008                     Teaching Assistant, Beverly Fisher, Introduction to Wood Shop and 3D  Design,

                              Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA


2007-2008           Graduate Technical Assistant Glass and Foundations Department,

                               Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA


2007                     Teaching Assistant, Greg Dietrich, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA


                             Studio Assistant, Greg Dietrich, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA


2006                     Teaching Assistant, Nick Mount, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

                              Deere Isle, ME


2005                     Studio Assistant, Greg Dietrich, Tucson, AZ


1998-2000           Studio Glassblower and Cold Shop Manager, Philabaum Contemporary  Art  Glass,

                              Tucson, AZ


1998-99                Hot Glass Department Head and Instructor (High School Program) Horizons,

                              New England Center for Crafts, Williamsburg, MA.


1996-99                Acid Polishing Technician, Dan Dailey Inc, Kensington, NH.


1995-97                Teaching Assistant, Dan Dailey, Susan Holland, Kellmis Fernandez,  Boston, MA


        

Awards

2008                     Graduate Technical Assistantship (Glass and Foundations)

2006                     Haystack Scholarship

1998                     Pilchuck Scholarship

1997                     Niche Student Award



Exhibition Record (solo show marked by an asterisk)

2011                     Teapots! 5th Invitational (forthcoming), Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,

                             Pittsburgh, PA


2010                     Art Department Faculty Show, CAS Gallery, University of Miami,

                              Coral Gables, FL


2009                     Niche Awards Finalist for 2010, Rosen Group/Niche Magazine,

                              Baltimore, MD.


                             Visionaries!, Museum of Art and Design,

                              New York, NY    (catalog)

                            * Where’s Your Head?, MFA Thesis Show, Tyler School of Art,

                              Philadelphia, PA


                             In Limbo, Grey Area Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA  


                             Transgressions, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University,

                             Columbus, OH


2008                     Steep In Thought, 3rd Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


                             XXXXY, Tyler Gallery, Elkins Park, PA


2007                   * In-Saynt, Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL


2006                     Second Annual Glass Invitational, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL


2004                     Exquisite Objects, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                              Here I Am, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ


2003                     Dia De Los Muertos, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

                              Icono-Clash, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ


2002                     Flyers, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ


1999                     Philabaum and Friends, Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ


1998                     Texas National Exhibition, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State  University,

                              Nacogdoches, TX   (catalog)

                              Future Present, Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA

  

1995                     Class Glass, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ



Bibliography

Ashley Simcox “The Courage to Create”, American Style Magazine, August 2008, p59


Kurt Shaw “ ‘Steep In Thought’ Exhibit Makes a Political Statement”, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October, 9, 2008



Visiting Artist

2011                     The Ohio State University,  Columbus, Oh.

2007                     Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, Ill.



Collections

Sonangol USA Corporation, Houston, TX



Additional Education

2004                     Imagery in Blown Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Greg Dietrich

  

                              Vocabulary of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center,

                              Michael Schunke and Tom Farbanish


1998                     Neon and Hot Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Cork Marcheschi



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