Bachelor of Fine Arts
Edward Ryerson Fellowship Recipient


Bio

Education:
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010 
The School of Art and Design at Montgomery College, Maryland, 2005–07

Selected Exhibitions:
The Value is Present, The Inn Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
Fig.4, Pentagon Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stretching Distilment, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Joke Is Irresistible, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Process in Product: Work from Summer Studio, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Usefulness: Construction, De-construction, Reconstruction, MacLean Center, Chicago, IL

Publications:
Art Talk Chicago, “Monday Morning Quarterback: 1/27/11 & 1/29/11” by Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine
TryHarder, “Raid Projects” try-har-der.blogspot.com, October 4, 2010
FNewsmagazine, “Chicago Artists Take on L.A.” by Allison Glenn, November 15, 2010
Timeout Chicago, “Process in Product” by Lauren Weinberg, September 8, 2010 2009
ChicagoArtMap, “Undergraduate Exhibition at the Sullivan Galleries”by Monica LaBelle, November 8, 2009

Awards:
Edward Ryerson Fellowship, SAIC
Ox-Bow Fellowship, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
Graduate Leadership Award, SAIC
Merit Scholarship, SAIC
Full Scholarship: study abroad Italian Art Program


Experience at SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) can be as tough or as easy as you want it to be. For me, hard work at SAIC has honed a sharp studio practice, helped create a close network of artists I can grow with, and has opened opportunities to me which span the entire country.


Personal Statement

My practice is heavily process-based with a great attention to materiality and physical “hands-on” labor using items readily found in a hardware or home-improvement store. This tradesman aesthetic evolves from my own family background—a long line of carpenters, plumbers and electricians—and the constant state of renovation that engulfed my childhood home. While initially situated in questions of “work” and the world of construction, I have come to recognize the creativity, problem-solving, and aesthetic considerations that are embedded in these lines of activity. The Fellowship I have been awarded is going toward much needed studio equipment: power tools, a table saw, a miter saw, building materials, beer, etc.


Current Interests

The mutability of site and questioning the insular yet ubiquitous world of art.

 

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