2013 University of Pennsylvania (UPENN); Masters in Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary
Certificate in Time-Based & Interactive Media
2012 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Residency
2011 Rutgers University; Bachelor of Art; Visual Arts
AWARDS & HONORS
2016 Silicon-Fine Art Print Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
Semifinalist, 90th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
Louise Clements’ Juror’s Honorable Mention, FAUX Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2015 Cover Artist, EXPOSE Magazine, February issue
2014 American Society of Media Photographers, Educator Associate, NJ Chapter
Loft 954 Gallery Represented Artist, Brooklyn, NY
2013—14 Reginald Ingraham Gallery Represented Artist, Culver City, CA
2013 Annual Photography Salon Competition, 1st Runner-Up, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Christopher Leland Lyon Memorial Fund Award
2011—13 Dean’s Diversity Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania,
2012 The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Matching UPENN Fellowship
Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee
2016 Adjunct Professor, Digital Production: Photoshop and Digital Paint I, Brookdale Community College, NJ.
Fall Teaching students comprehensive foundation in Photoshop CS6 including character modeling, graphic design, storyboarding, and found
footage compositing. Also teaching students a introductory-level Digital Painting course providing the theory, history, and application of
computers for drawing and painting techniques.
2015—16 Assistant Professor, Photography I, Photography II, Photography III, and Advanced Digital Imaging, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.Responsible for teaching a broad range of traditional, digital, and experimental photographic and lighting methods.
Managed the department's darkroom and digital lab, maintained office hours, facilitated photo equipment rental system, and participated in
department and college-wide meetings and events.
2014 Adjunct Professor, Digital Production: Photoshop, Brookdale Community College, NJ. Teaching students comprehensive foundation in
Photoshop CS6 including character modeling, graphic design, storyboarding, and found footage compositing.
2014 Adjunct Professor, Digital Editing: After Effects, Brookdale Community
Semester College, NJ. Teaching students comprehensive foundation in After Effects CS6 including video editing, kinetic typography, animation,
storyboarding. Instruction encouraged experimentation.
2014 Instructor, Studio Lighting & Still Life Photography, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ. Teaching adult students a curriculum that focuses on
learning tungsten and strobe lighting techniques to photograph still life and product advertisement scenarios.
2014 Instructor, Experimental Methods in Photography, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ. Taught students alternative contemporary
Semester photographic processes using unconventional materials and techniques such as: scanograms, motion blur, time-lapse photography, and stop
motion animation using Adobe Bridge. In addition, students created 3D images in Photoshop, experimented with photo print on fabric, and
made photo-sculptures with Epson prints
2014 Teaching Artist, Summer Kid’s Program, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ. Taught K—9 students during an eight-week summer programTerm (June—August 2014). Developed and implemented various thematic curriculum focusing on painting, drawing, mixed-media, and sculpturetechniques
2011—13 Teaching Assistantship, Introduction to Photography, Digital Photography, and Video II. University of Pennsylvania, PA. Assisted with mixing
B&W chemistry, checking silver recovery, and communicating darkroom chemistry conditions with faculty and staff. Taught video camera
mechanics and Final Cut Pro 7 workflow. Led workshops on green screen techniques, operating DSLR and analogue cameras, creating
workflow in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop, darkroom chemical processing and photo printing. Assisted students with file management, Epson
9800 printing, and film processing
2010 Instructor, Video Editing and Digital Photography, Rutgers Quest Scholars Pre-College Summer Program, NJ. Instructed Digital Photography
classes for rising 8th and 9th graders during a six-week summer program. Developed various thematic lesson plans focusing on portraitures,
landscapes, abstraction, etc.
2014 Material Disruption: Iteration II, Art Factory, Paterson, NJ, curated by Artspace Mammoth, June 13—July 16
…Between…, Unframed Gallery, Online Exhibition, curated by Jean Wilkey and Ceaphas Stubbs, April 1—May 1 2014
…And Everything Will Be Created Here…, Reginald Ingraham Gallery, Culver City, CA, curated by Reginald Ingraham, March 1st—April 12th
2016 FiveMyles Benefit FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanne Tierney, October 23rd
Abstract Mind: The International Exhibition on Abstract Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum,
Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, curated by CICA, June 3rd—26th
The 90th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Alex Klein and Mungo Thomson, May 1st
FAUX Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, curated by Louis Clements, April 1st—30thVisual Griot, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 29th—March 16th
2015 Art Faculty Show, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA, December 4th 2015—January 29th 2016
Molting, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, curated by Jacob Mandel, Alex Scott Cumming, and Kayla Carucci, October 7th—December 19th
Viewpoints 2015, Aljira Cneter for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, curated by Jeffrey Wechsler, June 4th—July 1st
Ancient Rhythms Remixed, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 20th—March 15th
Art Alliance Invitational Faculty Show, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NK, curated by Colleen Lineberry, January 7th—February 4th
2014 FiveMyles Benefit Auction, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanne Tierney, October 26th
2014 MFA Competition, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY, curated by Asya Geisberg, July 25—August 15
Material Disruption, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Margaret Coleman, March 28—April 6
for Marian, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Matt Freedman and Hanne Tierney, March 1st—30th
Your Crown Has Been Bought and Paid For, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Victoria Craig, January 20th—March 14th
2013 Annual Photography Salon Competition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Shawn James, October 4th—8th
The Story of the Creative, See.Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, curated by Team See, July 25th—September 25th
Egregious Errors of Splendor, SOLO(s) Project House, Newark, NJ, curated by Lauren Craig, June 14th—28th
2013 University of Pennsylania Thesis Exhibition, Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Alex Klein and Christian Siekmeier,
Studio Istanbul, Charles Addams Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Gabriel Martinez and Nancy Davenport, May 17th—July 5th
Generation Next, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 25th—March 22nd
2012 WORKS, The Eponymy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Amani Olu, September 12th 2012—August 31st
I Don’t Question the Things You Do Anymore, Philadelphia, PA, co-curator, September 14th—27th
PennDesign MFA Class of 2013: Safeword, Philadelphia, PA, co-curator, February 3rd—16th
2011 Siddartha—After Herman Hesse, Philadelphia, PA,co-curator, November 4th—27th
Colab Arts Presents: Still Segues, Colab Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ,curated by Theresa Francisco and Skyla Pojednic,
April 1st —May 1st
Art in the Atrium Presents: Memories of Russell, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles and Victoria Craig, January 25th—March 22nd
2010 Exposure Photography Show, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Mary Kate Riecks, November
Mason Gross Fall 2010 BA/BFA Art Exhibition “Water Show”, curated by Paul Moakley, November
Center for the Public Trust (CPT) Annual Auction, San Antonio, TX, curated by Anita Holt, October
Among Those Lines, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ, May
Exposure Photography Show, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Catherine Trestini, April
Heroes and Muses, New Brunswick, NJ, co-curator, December
2009 Mason Gross Fall 2009 BA/ BFA Art Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Paul Moakley, October
New Brunswick: Transit Village, New Brunswick, NJ,co-curator, September
Space, Colab Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Catherine Trestini, June
REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
2016 Gambling the Aisles, August 2016, Issue 10, pg. 31
2015 Paint Pulse Magazine, August 2015, Issue No. 3
PRISM Photo Magazine, 2nd Quarter, Issue No. 20, pages 78—87
Expose Magazine, February Issue
AGAVE Magazine, January 2015 Issue No. 3, pg. 30
2014 SPACE/ LAUNCH, Skowhegan Alliance, December 13thArtists to Look Out For, Starry Night Catalogue, September Issue
For Marian, Anna Tome, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2nd
For Marian, Michael Britto, The New York Times, March 28th 2013 CRED Magazine, Featured Artist, March 2013 Issue 3
2012 CRED Magazine Cover Artist, January 2012 Issue 1
LECTURES, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
2016 Juror for Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the United States, The Lore Degenstein Gallery of
Susquehanna University, Selinsgroves, PA (Forthcoming)
Jury for Lycoming College's 9th Annual Student Film & Video Festival, Williamsport, PA, April 2ndAntonelli Institue Portfolio Reviewer, Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim, PA, March 10thEpson 7900 Printing & File Management, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, February 15th2015 High School Student Portfolio Reviewer, Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA, September 26thAntonelli Institue Portfolio Reviewer, Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim, PA, March 11th
2014 Pints & Pixels Artist Talk, American Society of Media Photographers, Cranford, NJ, July 21st
2013 Lightning ICA Lecture Series, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, April 4th
Artist Talk, SALT Institute, Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey, March 4th
2012 Participant Slide Marathon, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, June 16th
2014 Event Photographer, Rutgers Business School, MAccy Meet & Greet, The Newark Club, Newark, NJ.
2013—14 Editor and Jewelry Retoucher, Filagrana by Zani Manhattan, NY.
2013 Editorial and Still Life Photographer and Retoucher, SOBEK, Saks Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NY.
Editorial Photographer, The Environment New Jersey Press Conference, Jersey City, NJ.
Editorial Photographer, The Environment New Jersey Global Warming Pollution Conference, Jersey City, NJ.
Event Photographer, Rutgers Business School, MAccy Meet & Greet, The Newark Club, Newark, NJ.
2012—13 Staff Photographer, The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,
2012 Videographer and Editor, Chitra’s Business Check-In Huffington Post.
Sports Photographer, WMBA Playoff, NY Liberty vs. Tulsa Shocks, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ.
2011 Event Photographer and Editor, The Urban Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by the Rutgers Business School
and the White House,Newark, NJ.
Event Photographer and Editor, Eighth Annual Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA) Conference
hosted by the Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ.
2010 Event Photographer and Editor, Rutgers Business School Class of 2010 Commencement Ceremony, Newark, NJ.
Curriculum development, Classroom organization, Student advising, Freelance client consultation experience, Highly proficient in Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, and After Effects CS2—CS6, Knowledge of Illustrator CS5—CS6, Digital and film photography, Digital photography file management, Medium-format TRL cameras, Large-format cameras, Knowledge of Epson 7900/ 9800 file management and printing, Collage material scanning & digital archiving, Tungsten lighting equipment, Proper green/blue screen setups and lighting, Final Cut Pro 7