MA Arts Administration; Florida State University, 2012
BFA Drawing & Painting; University of Georgia, 2010
Before beginning this endeavor, I was raised in Tifton, Georgia. While I loved my rural childhood of competing in 4-H events and owning the role of being a small town cheerleader, I packed my bags in 2005 for the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, I knew I wasn't quite ready for the life of a studio artist. Instead of jumping into the art world, I pursued a graduate degree in nonprofit arts management at Florida State University. As most of my cohort, I had a passion for museum education and public art. I interned with the FSU Museum of Fine Art and the Tallahassee Council on Cultural Affairs, and I participated in community murals helping to revitalize the Gaines School Road district. I eventually earned my degree and began a career in higher education with the Terry College of Business in Atlanta; I fell in love with the city while volunteering with Living Walls, American Alliance of Museums, and Flux Projects. Though my breakup with Atlanta was tough, I returned to Athens in 2015 and continue to work for the University with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.
The change of pace here has allowed me to continue to be active in arts programming by serving on the board for the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, which cultivates current art projects and ushers the process of placing new public art in the community. I'm happily a Chicopee-Dudley resident, and you can easily find me enjoying the city with my spunky puppy, Hubble, and bluegrass-picking, BBQ connoisseur husband, Dan. I can't wait for what's next!
Tenth Muse Studio
My most recent, complete series, Primordial Novae, was driven by my fascination with astronomy, existentialism, and the sublime. By studying telescope photos and using my paintbrush and fingers to move acrylic paint across a surface, I explored the nature of individual and universal vulnerability by creating an allegory of my inner-self as celestial phenomena.
I am currently working on a new series, Terra Novae. Serving as a step back from Primordial Novae, I'm continuing my fascination with the color while scaling down my focus to earth's sublime landscapes. Follow me on Instagram to get all the teasers and announcements for the release of these works.
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Pecola., June 2015
Creature Comforts Brewery, November 2015
Pecola., Group Exhibition: "Small Wonders," December 2015
Hendershots, February 2016
Last Resort Grill, March 2016
The Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage, May 2016
Gallery L1, Group Exhibition: "Heartspace," May 2016
Flicker Theatre, June 2016
Terrapin Beer Company, Group Exhibition: "Roots," September 2016
Trio Contemporary Gallery, Group Exhibition Curator: "Nasty Women Athens," June 2017
Inman Cooperative Preschool, The University of Georgia, Georgia 4-H Foundation, Lutheran Services of Georgia, Tiftarea Academy, Athens-Clarke Heritage Society, Feminist Women's Health Center, Wellspring Living, and Kate's Club.