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EDUCATION

2021 (Forthcoming) Master of Fine Arts in Dimensional Practice, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2018

 

Post Baccalaureate in Ceramics, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida
2017

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Ceramics, School of Art + Design, Kennesaw State University

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Graduate Student Biennial: Focus on Whitman, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PN
The Collective presents Surface Tension, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
Past Curfew, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minneapolis, MN
Winter’s Light, The Art Place, Marietta GA
Public Space One’s Sweet 16, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
The Collective, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2018 2018 ATHICA Juried Exhibition, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Ephemera, The Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Gainesville, FL
HOT elements (juried), Grinter Gallery, Gainesville FL
2017 CJX 2017(Juried), The Art Place, Marietta, GA
Emerge: An Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition (Juried), Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA
  Fresh Emerging Artists Exhibition (Juried), Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Chattanooga TN
  National Conferences on Undergraduate Research Visual Arts Exhibition (juried), The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN
  Senior Capstone Exhibition II, Zuckerman Museum Fine Arts Satellite Gallery, Kennesaw, GA
  Visions 34th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Zuckerman Museum Fine Arts Satellite Gallery, Kennesaw, GA
2016 Big Shanty Juried, The Art Station Big Shanty, Kennesaw GA

 

 

HONORS/AWARDS

2019-20 Glen C Nelson Memorial Scholarship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2018 Studio Assistantship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland,NC
2017 CJX 2nd Prize. The Art Place, Marietta, GA
Deans Purchase Award - Visions 34th Annual Student Juried Exhibition. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
2016-17 Arts Dean’s Endowed Scholarship, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA
COTA Visual Arts Scholarship, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Ga
Tena E. Redding Endowed Arts Scholarship, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap GA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2017 The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2019 The Collective, The University of Kansas
2018 Studio Assistant Artist lecture Penland School of Crafts
2017 Exploring Modern Sterility Through Cast Multiples, National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018 Jessica Smith, Flagpole, Juried Exhibition Closing Reception, Dec. 5

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant – Instructor of Record for Forms in Clay forming 1.
2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant – Instructor of Record for Forms in Clay forming 1.

 

PROFESSION-RELATED EXPERIENCE

2018 Studio Monitor at University of Iowa
Studio Assistant for Keith W. Smith’s Figuring out the Figure Workshop at Penland School of Crafts.
Leisure Course Instructor at the Reitz Union Craft Center, University of Florida. Beginning throwing, and Majolica focused surface classes.
2015 – 2017

 

Student Assistant at Kennesaw State University, Ceramics Department. Responsible for restocking the glaze lab of dry materials, Mixing shop Glazes and surfaces, training my replacement and general tasks that benefit the studio which includes firing kilns, helping students, fixing wheels, etc.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

2017 Volunteer, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Prep and Assisting Thomas Lucas’ Demo.
2015 -2017

 

Volunteer, Spring Festival, Raku Firings. Helped in the ceramics room / during firings during popular academic festival open to the general public. School of Art + Design, Kennesaw State University.
2015 Camp Counselor, Spectrum Camps and Clubs, Summer Camp. Spectrum Camps and Clubs provides camp throughout the summer for individuals along all levels of the autism spectrum. Helped teach summer camp, responsible for arts and crafts.

 

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2017-18 Secretary, H.O.T Clay. Responsible for meeting minutes, and email blasts.
2016-17 President, Mudslingers. In charge of RSO Classification paperwork, planning all trips, Sales and Open studios for the KSU Ceramics Club, Help Run open studios by helping non-majors learn to throw and hand build.

 

2015-16 Vice President, Mudslingers. helped plan trips, sales and open studios for the KSU ceramics Club; Help Run open studios by helping non-majors learn to throw and hand build.