Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Film, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Sculpture; term
Attending Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) with expected M.F.A. in May 2018 (attending 2016-2018)
B.A. in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in Blooomington, IN (attended 2009-2011)
Attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly The College of Santa Fe) MOV (Moving Image Arts) Film School (attended 2007-2009)
Visual Art Exhibitions & Recognition
Juried alumni exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2011)
Exhibitions for RAW Artists of Chicago and Indianapolis showcases (2011-2014)
Solo gallery exhibition in Upland Brewery Room, Murphy Building, Indpls, IN (2013)
Gallery exhibition in Broad Ripple Art Center, Broad Ripple, IN (2013)
Juried exhibition, ORANJE Art Festival at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indpls, IN (2014)
Juried exhibition, TANJERINE Art and Music Festival, Indpls, IN (2014)
Installation exhibitions, NOPAL Cultural Center’s Dia de Los Muertos Festival, Eiteljorg Museum, Indpls, IN (2014-2015)
Exhibitions for Fountain Square Brewery’s Hop Your Face festival, (2014-2015)
Exhibitions for The 5547 Project Gallery in Irvington, IN (2013-2014)
Visual art display, do317 Lounge (rotating exhibition), Fountain Square, IN (2014)
Exhibition and live visual art performance, Indy Music Festival, Indpls, IN (2014)
Exhibition and live visual art performance, Vibe on Wednesdays, Indpls, IN (2015)
Exhibition at Acceleration Art Studio in Fountain Square, IN (2015)
Exhibition at Art Bazaar in Broad Ripple, IN (2015)
Juried exhibition at Vonnegut Night/Vonnegut Historical Society, Broad Ripple, IN (2016)
Juried gallery exhibition at Primary Colours, Murphy Building, Indianapolis, IN (2016)
Collaborative installation exhibition, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN (2016)
Voted Best Local Visual 3D Artist by NUVO Magazine’s “Best of Indy” (2016)
HEALTHNET interactive art installations (2017)
Awards & Publications
Poetry (“Misery is Real,” “Kali Yuga Blues”) published by the Pine Grove Literary Review, a branch of the Pine Grove Writers’ Collection based out of Portland, Oregon (2011)
Short story “Sounds of Silence” published by the Saturday Evening Post in their Great American Fiction Contest 2013 anthology, of which I was one of eight finalists. Attended publication event in New York City (January, 2013)
Selected as short fiction reader for an event at Indy Reads Books in downtown Indianapolis (2014)
Short fiction and poetry published in two issues of KNACK Magazine, literature and arts magazine based in Santa Fe, NM (2014)
Winner of Khaos Company Theatre’s 2015 Dionysian New Play Award. My debut One Act dramatic play “MetaStasis” voted winner out of seven finalists, performed for a full theatrical run in KCT’s 2016 season (2015-2016)
Awarded Iris Film Festival Honorary Mention for Editing for 2010 short film “The Crystal Prophetess” (2011)
Winner of “Best Line” Award for 48 Hour Movie Project in Indianapolis, IN (2012)
Winner of Downtown Indy’s “We Welcome All” video contest. Voted winner out of four finalists, awarded a grand prize of $5000, and video featured on front page of Downtown Indy’s website (2015)
Teaching & Leadership Experience
Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Art Director in Indianapolis, IN (2012-13). Organized posters and presentation material, as well as attended PowerShift event in Washington, D.C. Created two short promotional films for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign in Indianapolis.
Worked as call agent for National Park Service via InfoSpherix Corp. in Carmel, IN (2005-2008). Sold park permits and made park reservations, dealt with customer service issues and inquiries.
Worked as a certified SAT/ACT/grammar/essay tutor for Wyzant, Inc. Tutored adults and youths in English, SAT and ACT prep, etc. (2011- 2015)
Qualified standardized test (ISTEP grades 5-8) grader for DPLOYIT (2012-13)
Painting instructor for Mimosa and a Masterpiece in Indianapolis, IN (2012-14)
Instructor for youth collage-making classes for Regeneration Indy (2015-2016)
Campaign videographer and media facilitator for Bernie Sanders’ campaign office in Broad Ripple, IN. Interviewed volunteers and produced video for Bernie Sanders’ primary presidential campaign (2016)
TA Fellowship for Alternative Photographic Processes class at Herron School of Art and Design. In conjunction with Professor Stefan Petranek, aided students in the classroom, hands-on work with producing photographic chemical solutions and exhibiting students’ work in university displays (2017-2018)
Co-founder and art curator for HEALTHNET, a communal art/music creative space near Fountain Square (2017)
MOV (Moving Image Arts) Program at The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico (2007-2009)
Cast, directed and co-produced numerous student projects as well as working on several others. Served as Boom mic operator, camera operator, first AD, etc., wrote two feature-length scripts.
Internship at Mosaic (2009)
Summer internship for Mosaic, full-service multimedia/marketing company in Zionsville, IN. Handled various film equipment, filmed Grand Opening party.
16mm and Digital Production Courses at Indiana University (2010-2011)
Shot four 16mm films using the Bolex and Bolex Reflex; planned, organized, budgeted and edited all projects. Wrote, directed and produced a 15-minute musical, involving location scouting and securing approval for scenes.
Editor for Team Hollywood Team Concepts, Inc. (2011)
Employed by Team Concepts, Inc. as film editor for a team-building exercise for the Kelley School of Business. Edited a short film shot by Executive Partners in three hours.
Videographer for Live from Bloomington (2011)
Shot footage of local music event Life from Bloomington at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN.
Camera operator for Fort Wayne Lincoln Mercury car commercial (2011)
Shot demolition sequences for upcoming Ford commercial in Fort Wayne, IN.
Videographer for RAW: Artists in Indianapolis (2012-2014)
Filmed and edited videos and interviews for RAW: Artists subdivision in downtown Indianapolis.
Video editor for Youth Build Indy webseries (2012-2013)
I have filmed and edited numerous videos for non-for-profit organization Youth Build Indy and Courage to Encourage in downtown Indianapolis
“Pro” wedding videographer for American Wedding Group (2014-)
I currently film weddings for the nationally recognized organization American Wedding Group
Videographer for SAE International (2015)
I filmed content for SAE International’s website at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis.
Videographer and video editor for ROCHE International client (2015)
I filmed a client proposal video for a British ROCHE employee living in Indianapolis.
Videographer for HOSA National Conference (Health Professionals Conference) (2016)
I produced a promotional video for HOSA’s national Future Health Professionals conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Videographer media facilitator for Bernie Sanders’ campaign office in Broad Ripple, IN (2016)
I produced a campaign election video for Bernie Sanders’ office in Broad Ripple, IN.