2008                      M.F.A., Painting, University of Cincinnati, School of Design Art Architecture and Planning (D.A.A.P.)

2005                      B.F.A., Painting, Ohio University



2014 – Present       Board President, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio

                                Curatorial review, bookkeeping, facilities management, and studio rental.

2015 – Present       Adjunct Art Professor, University of Cincinnati, School of Design Art Architecture and Planning (DAAP)

                  Currently teaching: Drawing, Surface (Painting), and Visual Arts Concepts 

2014 – Present       Adjunct Art Professor, Gateway Community College

                                 Currently teaching: Art 100

2009 – Present      Adjunct Design Foundations Professor, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Online)

                                 Currently teaching:  Observational Drawing, Digital Color Theory, Perspective, and Fundamentals of Design.

2010 – 2014             Design Foundations Professor, The Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley

                                  Classes taught: Visual Language and Culture, Color Theory, Image Manipulation, Design Fundamentals, Observational Drawing,                                         Rapid Visualization, and Perspective in Rendering.  Additional Responsibilities: Gallery Curator of all student art displays, Member of                                   student success committee.

2008 – 2009          Adjunct Design Foundations Instructor, The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati

         Classes taught:  Color Theory, Design Fundamentals, and Rapid Visualization.

2007 – 2008           Foundations Instructor, University of Cincinnati, School of Design Art Architecture and Planning (D.A.A.P.)

        Classes taught:  Intro to Painting, Methods and Concepts.


      Related Experience

2013 – 2014           Board of Directors, Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative, San Francisco, CA   

                                Served on the Finance and Operations Committee

2009 – 2010          Gallery Consort, Linearis Institute, San Francisco, CA

        Installed high-end commercial gallery collections(Chagall, Picasso,

        Matisse, Dore, Dufy, Zakaria, and others) 

2007                        Teaching Artist, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

         Instructed students in mural painting and managed mural production  



2016                          (May)   Edison College Gallery, Piqua, OH

2015                            Lucha Libre Installation, Trimtab Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2014                            Lucha Libre, University of Montevello, Montevallo, AL

2013                             Whispering Dome Installation, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV

                                      ArtSpan’s Open Studios, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                      Humility of the New, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                      Two Kinds of Ha, Reed Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

                                      4 Down, Ashford University, Clinton, IO

2012                             Commerce Installation, RE-Store, San Carlos, CA

Painting Collaboration with Lo Studio dei Nipoti, Monasterace, Italy

Skip Cullen and Jessica Eastburn, Mohr Gallery, Mountain View, CA

A UPS, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011                               SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

SLAPface: All Four One, Backspace Gallery, Peoria, IL

The Sketchbook Project, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA

2010                              Carousel Kids, MGGM Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Losing our Faculties, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009                            Connect 4, Marx Gallery, Covington, KY

U.C. SLAPface Exchange, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

Everyday, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Faculty Show, Illinois Institute of Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008                            Daniel Libeskind’s Assent Building, Assent Building, Covington, KY

New Edgecliff Theatre Group Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH

The Big Show Exhibition, Findlay St. Warehouse Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

070201 Unsanctioned Black Painting Street Performance, Armory Show, New York, NY

2007                             It Never Entered My Mind, Pipeline Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

070201 Unsanctioned Black Painting Street Performance, Art Base, Miami, FL

Harmonic Damper, Engine 22 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

O.K. (Ohio Kentucky), Engine 22 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Secret Artworks Exhibition, Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Doomed, Meyers Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2006                             1:1 Correspond, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

Identified: Two Gaps, Sycamore Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Transgression+, Marx Gallery, Covington, KY

2005                             Purity in Paint, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH 

2004                             Painting that Fits, Cube 4, Athens, OH

Broken Histories, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, OH

Art vs. Sound, Lacuna Gallery, Athens, OH

Union Group Exhibition, Union Street Warehouse, Athens, OH

Line Drawing, Pickering Gallery, Athens, OH


     Awards and Recognitions

2015                      The Art Academy of Cincinnati Visiting Guest Speaker, Cincinnati, OH

2014                      University of Montevallo Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker, Montevallo, AL

2013                      Ashford University Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker, Clinton, IO 

2012                      Recipient of honorary sabbatical for research and art making through the Art Institute of

      California – Sunnyvale

2012                      Commissioned to create wall installation for the new San Carlos, CA RE-Store building

      for Habitat of Humanity

2009                      Curator of Greener Grass, A cross-country exhibition of mid-western art        


2007                      Curator of Individually Wrapped, Meyers Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2006                      Recipient of the University of Cincinnati Wolfstein Travel Grant to Japan