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MFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 2019
BFA - University of California, Davis – 2013
         Double Minor in Environmental Horticulture and Education
Royal Drawing School – Royal Drawing School Fellowship- 2015

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2023  Carbon Copy, Two-person Exhibition with Joshua G. Stein curated by Kitty Ross, AB Projects  || Los Angeles, CA
2020  Collabiosis, Solo Exhibition, The Blue Parrot  || Chicago, IL
2020 Encyclia Imagosis, Solo Exhibition, Paris London Hong Kong  ||  Chicago, IL
2019 The Issue You Mentioned Earlier, in collaboration with Alberto Ortega-Trejo, Space P11 Gallery || Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2023 Nicrocosms: Studies on Scavenging and Renewal, curated by Tracie Hayes || Bodega Bay Marine Lab,CA
2022 Fossilized and Realized:  La BreaTar Pits Video Festival, LBTP  Mark Dion, La Brea Tar Pits || Los Angeles, CA
2022 Dream in Deixis,Tufenkian Fine Arts Gallery || Los Angeles, CA
2022  Shifting Cultural Stories, whatsnextforearth.com, The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) Stanford || online
Biodiversitywhatsnextforearth.com, MAHB Stanford ||  online
Belief Systemswhatsnextforearth.com, MAHB Stanford | online
2021   becoming - Feral, Objet-a Creative Studio || online
2021  Making Kin—Worlds Becoming, curated by Andrew S. Yang, Center for Humans and Nature || online
2021   Sound Scene Fest: EMERGE, DC Listening Lounge, Hirschhorn Smithsonian,  Dock 5 Union Market  || Washington DC
2021   Surface Tension, curated by Pia Singh, Heaven Gallery || Chicago,  IL
2020 Third Coast Disrupted Artists and Scientists on Climate, organized by Terracom, Glass Curtain Gallery || Chicago,  IL
2019  Die Prosperous, UGLY Gallery || Chicago, IL
2019  Art, Science, & Culture Initiative Exhibition, University of Chicago Center for the Arts || Chicago, IL
2019  SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition - Sullivan Galleries || Chicago, IL
2019  Inside/Outside, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dean’s Office || Chicago, IL
2019  Possibilities of Porosity, Kriti Gallery || Varanasi, India
2018  This is a Window, Ox-Bow School of Art Gallery || Saugatuck, MI
2018  You Have to Leave to Come Back, Saugatuck Center for the Arts || Saugatuck, MI
2018  T-Shirt Show, Free Range Gallery || Chicago, IL
2016  Pressing Matters: Printmaking and Artist Books, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art || SLO, CA
2014  Consilience of Art and Science, Pence Gallery || Davis, CA Publications and Special Projects

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

2023-4  Taft Gardens Artist Researcher in Residence || Ojai, CA
2021 Vashon Island Artist Residency || Vashon, WA
Stipend and long term residency, Global Forest Global Forest || Black Forest, Germany (cancelled due to covid)
2020 The Blue Parrot  Artist in Resident || Chicago, IL  
2019-20 Ex.Change: Artist and Scientist on Climate Change Grant || Chicago, IL

2019 EXPO Chicago, MFA Graduate selected to represent School of the Art Institute of Chicago || Chicago, IL
2018-19 Art, Science & Culture Initiative Research Collaboration Grant, University of Chicago & School of the Art Institute of Chicago || Chicago, IL
2018  Ox-Bow School of Art Fellowship || Saugatuck, Michigan
2018  ACRE Artist Residency || Wisconsin
2016  The Great Steward of Scotland Dumfries House Residency || Aryshire, Scotland
2016  Anderson Ranch Arts Center Presidential Scholarship || Snowmass Village, CO
2016  Can Serrat Residency & Grant || El Bruch, Spain
2016  Fish Factory Creative Center Residency ||  Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland
2015  Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Museum, Royal Drawing School fellowship || London
2013  New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture scholarship Fine Arts Department UCD || Davis, CA
2013  Wayne Thiebaud Painting Award Fine Arts Department UCD || Davis, CA

Publications + Reviews

2022 Perchance to Dream: Change in Deixis Review by Peter Frank || online
2022 Press release for E. Saffronia Downing and Faysal Altuzobar’s exhibition at Roots and Culture || Chicago, IL
2021  Featured Artist - City of Chicago Get Vaccinated Campaign, The Design Museum of Chicago + City of Chicago || Chicago, IL

2021  An Experiment in Emergence: Viral Ecologies Looks Beyond the Pandemic,  review by Review - Resende Santos, Cecilia, New City Art Magazine. 05.2021. || Chicago, IL
2020  Co-founder of  Viral Ecologies with Saffronia Downing || digital publication
2020 Colossal || online 
2019  Collective Terrain || online publication | Chicago, IL
2011  University of California Davis Honey Bee Haven Interactive Collaborative Art Science Fusion Project || Davis, CA

Work and Related Experience

2023  Visiting Artist Lecture for classes taught by Ali Williams, College of Creative Studies UCSB || Santa Barbara, CA
2023 Visiting Artist Lecture Clay to Shard, College of the Atlantic || Maine
2022-present Co-founder of Spore Space || Ojai, Ca
2021- present  Ceramic Studio Manager & Educator, Firestick Pottery || Ojai, CA
2020- present Co-founder of Viral Ecologies || online
2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Professional Practices taught by Claire Pentecoste, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2021  Visiting Artist Lecture Knowledge Lab taught by E. Saffronia Downing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2018/9 Interlink Visiting Artist and Curator Graduate Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2019  Visiting Artist Lecture Sophomore Seminar: DIY Futures, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2018  Teaching Assistant Artist Books, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2017  Teaching Assistant Advanced Screenprint, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2016  Visiting Teaching Assistant Artist in Residence Coordinator, Can Serrat Artist Residency- June  
  2015 Visiting Artist Painting Department, University of California Davis
2014/5 Education Programs Coordinator, Montalvo Arts Center
2015  Printmaking and Painting Instructor, Montalvo Arts Center
2014/5 Teaching Artist, Montalvo Arts Center
2013/4 Artist Educator, Crocker Art Museum