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EDUCATION

2018 – 2021           MFA, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Studio Art and Design

2016 – 2017           University of Southern Indiana, Printmaking/Education

2002 - 2007            B.Sc., University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN Graphic Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 - 2021            Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Louisville

2018 - 2021            University of Louisville Printmaking Studio Technician/Monitor

2009 - present        Professional Musician - Katie Watts Music, Evansville, IN/Louisville, KY

2017 - 2018             University of Southern Indiana, Pott College Advising and Resource Center, Evansville, IN

2008 - 2010             Sous Chef/ Manager – SMG Catering, Evansville, IN

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Printmaking: Relief printing including woodcut and linocut, Intaglio printing including etching, aquatint and soft-ground; water based screen printing, Lithography, Monotype, Digital Printmaking

Drawing & Foundations: Color Theory, 2-dimensional Design & Composition, and Figure Drawing.

Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, iMovie and PowerPoint

Musical Skills: Vocals, Guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele, and Mandolin. Booking performances, managing imagery, writing, composing, recording and producing music.

Applied Skills: Refurbishing Vandercook and Demaco Presses, spot welding, home demolition and renovation, roof patching, general car mechanical skills, circus duo trapeze, gardening and canning, and photography.

EXHIBITIONS

2021                -rhiza, University of Southern Indiana PACE Gallery, Evansville, IN

2021               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY

2021                -rhiza, University of Louisville Portland MFA Gallery, Louisville, KY

2021                Mid America Print Council 2020-2022 Open Portfolio, online, #MAPC2020openportfolio

2020               AFLOAT, the Celebration of the Ohio River, Ohio River Basin Alliance Symposium and Summit, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Louisville, KY

2020               Ecological Borderlands, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2020              Time Identity, University of Louisville MFA Space, Portland, Louisville, KY

2020              Urban Legends and Myths, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2019              DETOX, New Harmony, IN

2019              Drawing Themes and Concepts Self Portrait Project, Bridwell Library UofL, Louisville, KY

2019              Louisville Visual Arts Open Studio, Portland, Louisville, KY

2019              "Afloat" Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2019               Portland Art and Heritage Fair Life on the River, Portland Museum, Louisville, KY

2019             Current//MFA New Works, University of Louisville MFA Space, Portland, Louisville, KY

2019             Justice & Music (JAM), Red Barn, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

2019            "Criminal" Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2018             Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2018              Louisville Visual Art Open Studio, Portland, Louisville, KY

2018              Katie Watts' Body of Work,  University of Southern Indiana Art Center, Evansville, IN

2017              Dapper Beasts,  University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, Brett Anderson

2016              Silences Ahead, Salon T. Newburgh, IN

2015              Unhealthy Life, Penny Lane Coffee House, Evansville, IN

2015              First Fridays, Stef L’s Amour, Evansville, IN

2014             Funk in the City, Haynie’s Corner, Evansville, IN, Ashley and Funk in the City

2013             Funk in the City, Haynie’s Corner, Evansville, IN, Ashley and Funk in the City

COMMISION WORK

2015 - 2019  Various local community members, personal commissions, Evansville, IN.

2016             Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's Inauguration Ball, Evansville, IN

2015              Historical downtown Greyhound Station painting for AXIOM Marketing - Advertising benefit, Evansville, IN.

2015              Mayor Lloyd Winnecke painting for “A Toast to the Arts” benefit, Evansville, IN.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 - 2021  University of Louisville Hite Art Institute Scholarship, Louisville, KY

2006              University of Southern Indiana Student Art Show, Scholarship (for body of work). Evansville, IN.

2005              University of Southern Indiana Student Art Show,  Scholarship Award, Evansville, IN.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES/AWARDS

2021                   Undergraduate Mentored Research Award, University of Louisville, KY

2020 - 2021       Alice Eaves Barnes Award Nominee, University of Louisville, KY

2020 - 2021       Graduate Dean’s Citation Consideration, University of Louisville, KY

2019 - 2020      Faculty Favorite Nominee, University of Louisville, KY

2019                  Co-organizer for University of Louisville Steamroller Printmaking Event, Louisville, KY

2019                  Judge for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Louisville, KY.

2007                  One of two students chosen to work with Mary Beth Edelson in her "Utopiana" project, New Harmony, IN.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2020 - 2021      Member of FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

2020 - 2021      SGCI Southern Graphics Council International Member

2019 - 2021      MAPC Mid American Print Council Member

2018 - present  Trained and Certified by At Risk Suicide Prevention for University and College Students

2016 - 2018       Member of ARTSWIN (Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana), Evansville, IN.

2017 - present  Member of Association of Print Scholars (APS)

2016 - present  Certified by The Jason Foundation Teacher In-Service Program on the Awareness and Prevention of Youth Suicide

COLLECTIONS

University of Louisville Criminal Justice Library. Louisville, KY.
University of Southern Indiana Art Department/Print Library.  Evansville, IN.

VOLUNTEER AND CHARITY WORK

2019             'Rock the Bald' a St. Baldricks event, performance at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Evansville, IN

2019              The Arc of Evansville, performance at The Really Big Show, Evansville, IN.

2017              Patchwork Central, Teaching art to local youth, Evansville, IN.

2016 – 2017  SMILE on Down Syndrome, Benefit and Fashion Show, Evansville, IN.

2015               Riley Children’s Hospital, performance at Benefit, Evansville, IN.

2011 – 2014  Tri-State Alliance (TSA), performance at AIDS Walk, Evansville, IN.

2011 - 2015  Vanderburgh County Humane Society (VHS), performance at Charity Event, Evansville, IN.

2010 – 2016  Tri-State Alliance, Pride Prom Event, Evansville, IN.

2010 – 2016  Tri-State Alliance, Pride Benefit and Event, Evansville, IN.