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Selected Projects and Awards

Downtown Seattle Association: Westlake and 7th Crosswalk Project. Seattle, WA, Winter 2017
Work with steering committee, partner organizations, and community to design five dynamic crosswalks for a high traffic and high confusion intersection

Washington State Convention Center: Ribbon. Seattle, WA, June 2016
Designed and created temporary mixed media mural for the WSCC in conjunction with Urban Artworks

Urban Artworks: Level Up! Seattle, WA, April 2016
Designed and created mural with Urban Artworks in downtown Seattle

Beacon Arts: Beacon Mural Project, Seattle, WA, September 2015
Design and install a multicultural mural based on community input and feedback

Shoefitr: Commissioned mural, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2014
Design and produce creative mural for the pittsburgh based start up

Oak Harbor High School: Commissioned sculpture, Oak Harbor, OH, May 2014
Create and install sculpture in high school parklet

Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone: Riverfront Redevelopment Project, Sharpsburg, PA, May 2014
Design, create, and install unique sculptural project on chain link fence

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Artist designed bike racks: Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013
Design and create a sculptural bike rack for Pittsburgh’s cultural district

Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Mural for Art in the Heart of the City: Ithaca, NY, August 2013
Painted mural in Ithaca’s vibrant downtown pedestrian area

Finalist, East Liberty Place South Public Art Project: Community Builders, Inc., September 2013
Create integrative public artwork for a new retail/housing complex in Pittsburgh, PA

Finalist, Glass Street Seating Project: The Glass House Collective, Chattanooga, TN, May 2013
Create an artistic seating element for the Glass Street community

Finalist, Binghampton Bus Stop Shelter Project: Memphis Area Transit Authority, March 2013
Create an artistic bus shelter for the Binghampton community

SOUP N’AT Project Grant: The Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2012
Grant awarded by community members for community based public art project

Easton Main Street Initiative, Artist Designed Bike Racks: Easton, PA, March-June 2012
Design and create a unique sculptural bike rack for the city of Easton

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Flight School Fellowship: Pittsburgh, PA, March-April 2012
Professional development fellowship for Pittsburgh based artists

Arts Council of Indianapolis, 46 for XLVI Mural Program: Indianapolis, IN, Fall 2011
Design and create three murals in the city of Indianapolis

Lawrenceville Corporation, Streetscape Planter Project: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, postponed
Design and create streetscape planters to be permanently installed in downtown Lawrenceville

Community Human Services, Lobby Sculpture: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Summer 2010
Create a tree sculpture with memorial elements for the lobby of a community center

Homewood Community Apiary, Sculptural Signage: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ongoing
Create sculptural and descriptive signage for various elements of a local apiary

Carnegie Museum of Art, PicNic House Exhibit: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 2009
Assisted in the painting of a mural in a new permanent exhibit

Fulbright U.S Student Program Fellowship: Iceland, Sculpture, September 2008
Created sculpture based on Iceland’s interaction with its unique landscape

Sprout Fund Public Art: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May-October 2007
Designed and painted large-scale mural in a Pittsburgh neighborhood

Carnegie Mellon Solar Decathlon: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June-October 2007
Collaboratively designed and constructed landscape components of solar-powered house

Doors of Oakland Project: OBID, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August-September 2006
Painted on unused doors in Oakland to reclaim and beautify the streetscape

Permanent Installation: Housing and Dining Services, Carnegie Mellon University, August 2006
Designed and created office signage

Karakuri World Contest Finalist: Nagoya, Japan, September 2005
Collaborated on mixed media work for Karakuri art contest in Nagoya

 

Selected Exhibitions

Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Expo: Special Exhibits, Chicago, IL, November 2014

The Biennial at Pittsburgh Glass Center: Pittsburgh, PA, August-October 2014

Prelude: Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA, June 2013

6th Annual Art Trail: Tecumseh, MI, Midwest Sculpture Initiative, April 2013- April 2014

Public Art Promenade Exhibition: City of Germantown, Germantown, TN, September 2012- July 2013

TRAF Juried Visual Art Exhibition: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2012                 

Wood: Elan Fine Art Gallery, Sewickley, PA, September 2011

New Trails: Wissahickon Valley, Philadelphia, PA, summer 2011

TRAF Juried Visual Art Exhibition: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2011

For(est) Sale: Solo show, Assemble PGH, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2011

Wind Through the Trees: Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2010

Antiquated and Future (or Imaginary) Technology: Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2010

Art for Nickels: Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 2009

Sophisticated Junk: The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2009

Responsive Existence: The Lost Horse Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2009

Ipseity-Abeyance: The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, February 2009

To Get to the Other Side: Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 2007

Transit: Karakuri Art: Yada Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, September 2005

 

Residencies

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Idea Furnace, Pittsburgh Glass Center, March-September 2014

Alloy Pittsburgh, Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Rankin, PA, June 2013- October 2013

Tough Art Residency, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, June-September 2012

Artist advisor, BHA Distillery 6 Program, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2011- Present

Art Out of the Box, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2011

SÍM Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland (Korpulfsstadir), September 2008

NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, October 2008

SÍM Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland (Seljavegur), December 2008

 

Related Work

Project Assistant: Custom Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 2009-Present
Assisted with the complete remodeling of a private home

Shop Assistant: Arimoto Design & Woodworking, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2009
Assisted with the fabrication of company projects

Studio Assistant: Shaw & Weber Studios, Los Angeles, California, June-July 2008
Interfaced with clientele and assisted in fabrication of large-scale projects

Studio Assistant: Meta Facilitations, Los Angeles, California, January-June 2008
Interfaced with clientele and assisted in fabrication of large-scale projects

Artist Assistant: Mindy Shapiro, Los Angeles, California, January-February 2008
Assisted on multiple large-scale sculptures

 

Education

September 2008
Reykjavik Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
Project Affiliate for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowship

May 2007
BFA in Art with a minor in Psychology with University Honors, QPA: 3.81
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Activities: Four years of Varsity Soccer

May 2006
Ghana Arts and Culture Program
Through the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont