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
2017-18 The Rutgers Paul Robeson Galler Artist-in-Residence at Express Newark, Newark, NJ, September 2017 — April 2018
2017-18 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program (Mentor for Polish visual artist Agnes Deja)
2017 The Creative Capital Professional Development Program, Newark, NJ, March — July 2017
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) Residency Program, Jamaica, NY, February — March 2017
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
2018 Foundations Coordinator for the Art & Design Department, Montclair State University, NJ
Supervising supplies and budget oversight, hiring and scheduling adjunct faculty for Foundation classes, hiring and staffing student workers for
the various computer labs on campus, scheduling open lab hours, and developing the instructor/course schedules for the following semester
Adjunct Professor, Process and Media III: Time, Montclair State University, NJ
Teach students how to investigate concepts of sequencing, duration, performance, and narrative through still- and time-based processes
Adjunct Professor, Digital Literacy, Montclair State University, NJ
Taught students Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects to develop and instill technological versatility.
2014—18 Adjunct Professor, Digital Production: Photoshop and Digital Paint I, Brookdale Community College, NJ.
Instilling students with technological versatility in Photoshop including graphic design, storyboarding, compositing, and basic animation.2018 Adjunct Professor, Animation for Mobile Media, Montclair State University, NJSpring Taught students Adobe After Effects in depth to create 2D and 2.5D animations and environments, as well as kinetic typography, character rigging, compositing, rotoscoping, special effects, and 3D workspacesAdjunct Professor, Intro to Digital Media, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), NJTaught students a broad range of contemporary tools and techniques for constructing digital media, including websites and time-based media
2017 Adjunct Professor, Digital Animation, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), NJ
Fall Taught students After Effects to gain an understanding of the principles of animation, and developed skill sets in 2D composition, design, and movement cycles. The second half of the course focused on individual project development employing core principles in a body of work
Adjunct Professor, Intro to Cinematography, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), NJ
Instilled students with a firm technical, conceptual, and historical foundation for visual storytelling and cinematography via Adobe Premiere
2016— 17 Adjunct Professor, Digital Painting I, Brookdale Community College, NJ.
Taught 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 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.
SOLO & TWO-PERSON
2018 Phantom Limb, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ, May 17th—August 2nd
2017 First Friday Residency Series (two-person exhibit with visual artist Ify Chiehjina), Jamaica, NY, co-curator, March 3rd—31st
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
2018 Well-Hung, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, curated by Jo-El Lopez, Febraury 10th—March 16th