Education

2016 - 2018 MFA Candidate and Fellow, San Francisco Art Institute

      2017 The Grand Tour, Mark Van Proyen, Italy, Germany

2017 Das Berlin Project, Lasse Schleffig, Berlin

2016 Mentorship, Xiaoze Xie, Stanford University

2011-12 Instituto Italiano Scuola, San Francisco

2011 Illustration Department New York Program, California College of the Arts

2010 BFA Illustration with distinction, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2009 New York Studio School, Summer Program, Linda Geary, Brooklyn

2008 Italian Art and Contemporary Culture, Summer Program, Mariella Poli, Italy

 

Exhibitions

      2017 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards, SOMArts

2017 "Beyond the Veil", Group Show, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

      2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finale, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland

      2017 “With Liberty and Justice For Some”, Berkeley Art Center

      2017 “Languages of (A)scape”, Group Show, juried by Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Diego Rivera Gallery

2017 "Iconographic Drift" Solo Exhibition, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

2017 "Wikihow to Set Up an Art Exhibition" curated by Gigja Jonsdottir, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Center

2017 "Agartha",Group Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Main Campus

2017 "Portals", Group Show, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Center

2017 "The Pacific Wall", group show in collaboration with the San Francisco Art Institute and the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Schillerpalais, Berlin

2017 Invisible Gallery, Rooftop, San Francisco Art Institute, Main Campus

2017 Graduate Open Studios, San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Center

2016 Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center

2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco

2016 Alma Mater: 2016 CCA Alumni Exhibition, Hubbell Street Galleries, SF

2016 Collect! Art Auction, Berkeley Art Center

2016 Order + Chaos, Juried Exhibition curated by Catharine Clark, Arts Benicia Gallery

2015-16 “La Famiglia” Group Exhibition, Arte Verissima Gallery, Oakland

        “Here” Group Exhibition, Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center

2015 CCA Illustration Faculty/Alumni Juried Biennial Exhibition: Drought, Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco

        Kaaboo Del Mar, 111 Minna Gallery, pop up, San Diego

       Jeanie Madsen Gallery, group shows, Santa Monica

2014-15 Arte Verissima Gallery, The Founders Show, group show, Oakland

2014 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, I Love Santa Monica, group show, Santa Monica

      Latvian Center, Fall Colors, group show, San Francisco

      Arte Verissima Gallery, Unabashed, Solo Exhibition, Oakland

      Jeanie Madsen Gallery, I heART LA, group show, Santa Monica

      JNA Gallery, group show, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

2013 Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Women Rock, group show, Santa Monica

      Wattis Gallery, CCA Illustration Faculty/Alumni Juried Biennial Exhibition, San Francisco

      JNA Gallery, group show, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

      James Gray Gallery, group show, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

      ArtLA, group show, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

2012 Berkeley Art Center, North Berkeley Wonder, Members group show

     ArtLA, group show, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

     ArtLA, Deconstruction, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica

2011 Berkeley Art Center, Shine, Members group show, North Berkeley

      Siena Art Institute, Drawing Connections, inaugural international group show, Italy

      Room Interior Art Gallery, Marin Art Walk, San Rafael

      Baccalaureate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

      States of Perception, University of Cape Town, South Africa

      States of Perception, California College of the Arts, North/South Gallery, Oakland

2010 Illustration Thesis Review Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

      Decomposition, BFA Solo Exhibition, Bruce Gallery West, San Francisco

      What’s Their Face? Juried Exhibition, self-portrait group show, Remedy, Oakland Art Murmur

2009 Passage, group show, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland

2008 Tricks and Gypsies, group show, North/South Gallery, Oakland

 

Experience

2017 Teaching Assistant, Popular Culture Painting, Luke Butler, San Francisco Art Institute

2017 Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Practices, Taravat Talepasand, San Francisco Art Institute

2017 Teaching Assistant, Drawing 1, Luke Butler, San Francisco Art Institute

2013-16 Director, Curator, Co-Founder at Arte Verissima Gallery, Oakland

2015 Private Art Lessons and Undergraduate Mentor, Piedmont

Guest Judge, Las Positas Junior College, Photography Annual Juried Show

Book Designer and Editor, Naomi Baran “Images of India and Nepal”

Book Designer and Editor, Alicia Ponzio “Within Silence”

2014 Book Designer and Editor, Kazuhiko Sano “Imagine”

        Book Designer and Editor, Carol Tarzier “Romance of Light”

        Book Designer and Editor, Robert Steele, “Figures Alla Prima”

        Director, Figure in Landscape Drawing and Painting Session, Arte Verissima, Oakland

2013-14 Director, Figure in Costume Drawing and Painting Session, Arte Verissima, Oakland

2013 Guest Lecturer, California College of the Arts, John Hersey, San Francisco

        Guest Demonstrator, California College of the Arts, Alexis Mahrus, San Francisco

2012 Teaching Assistant, Robert Hunt, Plein Air Painting Workshop, Arte Verissima, Oakland

        Teaching Assistant, Robert Hunt, Portrait Painting Workshop, Arte Verissima, Oakland

        Teaching Assistant, Robert Steele, Portrait Painting Workshop, Arte Verissima, Oakland

2011-14 Studio Manager, Arte Verissima, Oakland

2010-14 Freelance Illustrator

2010-13 Branding, Web Design, and Tutorial for Photography Portfolio Websites

2010 Teaching Assistant, Robert Hunt, Plein Air Painting Course, California College of the Arts

         Teaching Assistant, Robert Hunt, Figure Painting Workshop, Arte Verissima, Oakland

         Studio Assistant, Joshua Hagler, Berkeley

2009 Teaching Assistant, Barron Storey, Graphic Novel, California College of the Arts

      Teaching Assistant, Barron Storey, Visual Journalism, California College of the Arts

      Jewelry Assistant, Marna Clark, American Craft Council, San Francisco

 

Publications

2016 Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design, Issue 44

2016 Studio Visit Magazine

2012-15 Creative Quarterly, Issues 28, 30, 33, 41, and 42 Runner-up, Fine Art Professional

2015 ArtLA Magazine, April Issue

2014 Creative Quarterly Top 100 Artists Annual

      SF Weekly, DRINK Special Issue, Cover Illustration

      Tikkun Daily, Artist Feature and Interview

      Brink Magazine, Cover Illustration, UC Berkeley Graduate Journalism Magazine

      Peste, Motion Picture, original artwork rental for set production

      “Unabashed”, portfolio soft cover book, self published

      Westside People Magazine, Penny Marshall Celebrates I heart LA at Jeanie Madsen Gallery

2013 Creative Quarterly 31, Winner, Fine Arts Professional

Fine Art Connoisseur, Powerful Landscapes at Grand Opening for Oakland Gallery
Best of 2012, ArtLA Magazine, Issue 11

2012 Constructing Deconstruction, ArtLA Magazine, Issue 6
“Deconstruction”, portfolio hardcover book, self published

 

Curatorial at Arte Verissima Gallery

2016 Halsted Craig Hannah “Emergence” Solo Exhibition

2015 “La Famiglia” group exhibition
      Lawrence Noble “A Noble Legacy”, Solo Exhibition
      Jamie Morgan “Into the Wild”, Solo Exhibition
      Douglas Andelin “Land and Sea”, Solo Exhibition
      Alicia Ponzio “Within Silence”, Solo Exhibition
      Gregory Manchess “Weightless”, Solo Exhibition

2014 “The Founders Show”, Group Exhibition
      Carol Tarzier “Romance of Light”, Solo Exhibition
      Robert Gantt Steele “Figures Alla Prima”, Solo Exhibition
      Robert Hunt “Utopia”, Solo Exhibition

2013 Kazuhiko Sano “Imagine”, Solo Exhibition
      Lauren Szabo “Unabashed”, Solo Exhibition
      Robert Hunt “Elements”, Solo Exhibition

 

Public Service

2016 Las Positas Junior College, Women’s Arts Panel, Livermore

2016 Speaker and Undergraduate Mentor, CCA Alumni Association, San Francisco

2015 Exhibiting Artist, Art of Beer, Silent Auction benefitting Ales for Autism, Sacramento

2014 Exhibiting Artist, Silent Auction benefit for Latvian Song Festival, Latvian Hall, SF

       Gallery Sponsor, Kazuhiko Sano Memorial Scholarship, Society of Illustrators, New York

2013-14 Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Exhibition Assistant, Kansas City

2012 Exhibiting Artist, Artworks for Healing, Silent Auction, A Window Between Worlds, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

2009 Exhibiting Artist and CCA Representative, Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco

 

Awards/Honors

2017 Cadogan Contemporary Art Scholarship, San Francisco Foundation

2016 Award of Excellence, Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design, New York

2016 MFA Fellowship Award, San Francisco Art Institute

2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2014 Creative Quarterly, Top 100 Artists of 2013, Fine Art Category, New York

2013 Best of 2012, ArtLA

2012-13 Saatchi Gallery Showdown Finalist, London

2011 Distinction Award, BFA Illustration, California College of the Arts

2006 Creative Achievement Award and Scholarship, California College of the Arts