2013                       University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MFA Studio Art / Craft / Metal, Magna Cum Laude

                                Avery Fellowship 2010-2011

2009                      Texas State University, San Marcos, BFA Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Magna Cum Laude


Teaching and Professional Experience

2018-Present        Assistant Professor, Head of Jewelry & Metals, Department of Art, University of Texas, El Paso

2015-2018             Visiting Assistant Professor, Head of Jewelry & Metals, Department of Art, University of Texas, El Paso

2014-2015             Adjunct Instructor, School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos

                              Adjunct Instructor, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas  

2013-2014             Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2011-2013              Instructor of Record, Jewelry/Metal, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2011-2012              Gallery Attendant/Coordinator: Free Print Fridays, Figure One Gallery, Champaign, IL    

2009                       Teaching Assistant, Metals I, Professor Beverly Penn, Texas State University, San Marcos



2017                       Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2016                       Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2015                       Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2014-2015              Artist in Residence, Metals, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2011                        Now Breath, Ruudt Peters workshop, Ravenstein, Netherlands                 

Professional Activities

2018                     Co-Curator, KNOCKOFF, roving, pop-up exhibition,

Gallery Talk, Subtle Gestures: Working on a Small Scale, Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX

Symposium Co-organizer, MINE: Material, Meaning, & Making, Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and The

University of Texas, El Paso, TX

2017                      Co-Curator, Duality of Presence, traveling exhibition,

2015                      Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, Pewtersmithing, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2015                      Presenter, Notes from the Field, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Annual Conference, Boston, MA

                               Curator, Infra-Ordinary, Adorned Spaces Exhibit, SNAG Conference, Boston, MA

2014                      Contributing Writer, Art Jewelry Forum, Shift (ZOOM exhibition review)

2010                      Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, Mold Making Workshop, Texas State University, San Marcos

Gallery Representation

2018-present        Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ

2018-present        Gallery 2052, Chicago, IL

Select Recent Exhibitions

2018                    KNOCKOFF            New York City Jewelry Week, New York, NY

Craft Forms                        Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA – Juror: Perry A. Price

Refined                               Biennial at The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX – Juror: Perry A. Price

Not-So-Lone-Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers

Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX – Curated by Kathleen Janvier and Natalie Macellaio

Hello, My Name Is              El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize,

                                                                         Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

CraftTexas 2018   Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Here & Now                        Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

Earrings Galore                  Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Reliant Objects                  Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR


2017                   Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition              Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China

                              Ottobar                              Handswerksmesse/Schmuck (Jewelry) Expo, Munich, Germany

Duality of Presence           super + CENTERCOURT, Munich Jewelry Week, Munich, Germany, The Blue House, New Orleans, LA,

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX

Materials: Hard & Soft      Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Body of Work                    (online) organized by Baltimore Jewelry Center & Google Arts and Culture Institute

2016                   Spirit & Matter                 The Jung Center of Houston, Houston, TX

Urban Transformations     Texas Trost Society Public Art Project, El Paso, TX

CraftTexas 2016   Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Cooperation Garnish         Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY


2015                   Reflect                              The RAL Art Studios, Lewes, DE

                           Cooperation Garnish         Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD

                              Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellry Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

                              Ritual                                Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

                              Adorn                                Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

                              9th Cheongju International Craft Competition   Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea

                           Art Jewelry: Strong Voices  Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

                           Earrings Galore     Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

                           Infra-Ordinary                   Adorned Spaces, Boston, MA **Curator


2014                     Craft Forms 2014 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

                           Resolutely Ambiguous      Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

                           Art from the Heartland     Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

                           Material Matters: Making Connections             Art Avenue, Greenville, NC

                           Materials: Hard & Soft     Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX


2013                   Magnitude 7                     Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

                           Artificial Turf                   The Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL

                           Post-Conceptual Glitter: A Mastery of Fine Arts Exhibition, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

                           Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art         Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA


2018                   Jewelry & Metals Survey, JAMS, 2nd Annual SNAG Survey publication

2017                   Jewelry & Metals Survey, JAMS, 1st Annual SNAG Survey publication

2015                   10 Best Displays at SNAG Boston 2015, Infra-Ordinary, Art Jewelry Forum

2014                     American Art Collector, December 2014 Issue 110, interview

                             Shift Exhibition Review         Contributing Writer, Art Jewelry Forum

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

2018 The Rachelle Thiewes Endowment, University of Texas at El Paso

2017                    Artist Incubator Program Grant, Museum & Cultural Affairs Department, El Paso, TX

The Rachelle Thiewes Endowment, University of Texas at El Paso

2016                    Project Grant Recipient, Duality of Presence, 2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Scholarship Recipient, Present Tense, American Craft Council Conference, Omaha, NE

                            Award of Merit, Urban Transformations: Visions of the Future Award, El Paso, TX

2015                    Special Citation, 9th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju Biennale, South Korea