Artist Statement

Our world is full of naturally-occurring sculpture, both constructs of living cells and inorganic structures purposely built as habitats. The organisms that create these objects share my compulsion to make, to methodically turn inert materials into forms suggestive of life and activity, regardless of environment or available resources. By abstracting and rearticulating structures found in the natural world and imposing these new systems on a space, I strive to create work that feels both alluring and repellent, alien and familiar, and endemic to the environment in which it is presented.


Work Experience

University of Alabama - 2013-2014
Instructor- Intro to Ceramics
Instructor- 3D Design
University of Alabama - 2012-2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant- 3D Design
International Alliance of Theater Stage Employees Local 78 -various performances 2010-present
Stagehand (Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, BJCC)
Habitat for Humanity - August 2010-January 2011
Full-time volunteer/crew leader
Fresh Air Family - Summer 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011
Camp Counselor, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Birmingham Botanical Gardens University of Montevallo (Housing and Residence Life) -2009-2010
Resident Assistant
University of Montevallo (Palmer Auditorium) -2009-2010
Special Events/Theater Staff
Bear Creek Glass Studio - 2007-2008
Studio Assistant
Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley - Summer 2006
Camp Counselor
Mountain Brook Tree Commission - Fall 2004
Birmingham High School Film Initiative - June 2003
Film Editor
The Plant Odyssey - Winter 2002-Summer 2003

Academic Record

Present- University of Alabama Graduate Student, Studio Art (Sculpture)
Graduate Council Fellow
GPA 3.45
2010- Graduated University of Montevallo (Cum Laude) - BFA Sculpture, BS Mathematics
GPA 3.66
2005- Graduated Alabama School of Fine Arts - Visual Arts
GPA 3.8 Weighted GPA 4.2

Solo Exhibitions

reticulum- Harrison Galleries (Tuscaloosa, AL) July 2014
crescente- MA Thesis Exhibition, Sella-Granata Gallery (Tuscaloosa, AL) July 2013
in situ -BFA Exhibition, Bloch Hall Gallery (Montevallo, AL) April 2010

Group Shows

[Enter]Connect- Dinah Washington Cultural Art Center (Tuscaloosa, AL) November 2013
Ulpturescay- Harrison Galleries (Tuscaloosa, AL) October 2013
Alabama Clay Conference Attendees Exhibition (Birmingham, AL) 2012, 2013, 2014
You Can't Hold Water- Sella-Granata Gallery (Tuscaloosa, AL) October 2012
Plight of the Pollinators- Blue Horse Arts (Watertown, CT) June 2012
25th Anniversary Show- Woman Made Gallery (Woodstock, IL) March 2012
Materials: Hard & Soft- Greater Denton Arts Council (Denton, TX) February 2012
The Incoming Graduate Show- Sella-Granata Gallery (Tuscaloosa, AL) August 2011
Alumni Art Auction - Bloch Hall Gallery (Montevallo, AL) 2008, 2009
Juried Foundations Show - Bloch Hall Gallery (Montevallo, AL) Fall 2007
SAA Juried Show - Bloch Hall Gallery (Montevallo, AL) Fall 2007
ASFA Senior Show - Vulcan Materials Gallery (Birmingham, AL) 2005
Southeastern Regional High School Artist Competition - Prizewinner (Birmingham, AL) 2004
Energen Art Show - 2nd place (Birmingham, AL) 2004
State Superintendent's Visual Art Exhibit - (Birmingham, AL) 2004
Artwalk - (Birmingham, AL) 2003

Grants and Awards

University of Alabama Graduate Council Fellowship- 2011-2012 Academic Year
University of Alabama Research and Travel Grant- Spring 2012
2nd place- Energen Art Show (Birmingham, AL) 2004
Prizewinner- Southeastern Regional High School Artist Competition (Birmingham, AL) 2004


3D rendering- proficient in SketchUp and Sculptris
3D printing- Makerbot Replicator, Bits from Bytes 3DTouch
Welding (MIG, TIG, Oxy/Acetylene, Stick) and metal fabrication
Metal casting
Proficient in working wood, fiberglass, stone, video editing, Photoshop
Ceramics (wheel-throwing, handbuilding, slip-casting, electric/gas/wood/salt firing)
Forklift driver


Nucor Charity Golf Classic Live Auction sculpture- September 2014 (sold $9,000)
aeolian- collaborative project for Alabama Repertory Dance Theater (ARDT) using sculpture from A exhibition crescente, choreography by Sarah M. Barry, music by Scott O'Toole (Tuscaloosa, AL) February 2014
The Nest- tornado relief/community sculpture for UA Creative Campus with volunteers from Tuscaloosa community (Tuscaloosa, AL) February 2012
The Children of Echizen -designed, built, and installed sculpture (Echizen, Japan) July-November 2009

Professional Development & Volunteering

Crimson Ceramics- member 2011-present
Sculpture Student Alliance (SSA)- Secretary (Tuscaloosa, AL) 2012-2013
Alabama Clay Conference- attendee (Birmingham, AL) 2012-2015
Kentuck Festival of the Arts- volunteer (Northport, AL) 2011-2013
Rock Quarry Elementary and Middle School- muralist (Tuscaloosa, AL) Summer 2012
Alabama Clay Conference- attendee (Mobile, AL) 2011
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference- attendee (Philadelphia, PA) March 2010
National Conference on Cast Iron Art- poured with University of West Georgia (Sloss Furnaces) April 2009
Patrick Dougherty at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts- installation assistant March 2009
Student Art Association (SAA) - President (Montevallo, AL) Fall 2006-Spring 2008
SAA trips to Chicago, IL and Prospect.1 in New Orleans, LA
Sidewalk Film Festival/Sidewalk Scramble Films- "The Silent Treatment" (2004) and "Sabines" (2005) with Asylum Productions,
"From Skyscrapers to Squash" (2005) with Los Muchachos
"Almost Solved Mysteries" (2006) with Spiral Progression
Artists for Christ - Artist collective member
ONB Magic City Art Connection - volunteer, Imagination Festival artist assistant 2001-2005
ASFA - volunteer at open house and auditions 2001-2005
Italy/Greece travel - Art History trip sponsored by ASFA Art Department, Summer 2005
Art in Avondale Park - volunteer artist 2005
ASFA - painted Prom backdrop 2004
UAB Center for Advancement of Youth Health - muralist 2003
Sloss Furnaces - Intermediate Iron Casting 2002