Exhibitions and Projects

Collaborative Project, Fire Ancestor, Black Rock City, NV (Frogma Collective) 2017
- Design Lead for aesthetics and music stations surround 15ft metal structure with flame affects.

Project Assistant, Worlds Bergs, Goleta, CA (with Chad Gaetz, Alchemy Arts) 2016
- Metal work, cutting, welding, problem solving

Solo Exhibition, Doorways Art Show, Spirit Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2015
- Conceptualized, built and curated mixed media installation art show.

Collaborative Project, Fire Helix, Black Rock City, NV (Frogma Collective) 2015
- On building team for 12’ tall aluminum double helix with flame poofers

Collaborative Project, Control Tower for The Runway, Black Rock City, NV (Frogma Collective) 2013
- Design Lead and project manager - 2 story control tower building, functional structure.

Collaborative Project, The Vast Deferens, Black Rock City, NV (Pickle Squad) 2012
- Welded and fabric sculptures, based on anatomical parts.

Collaborative Project, Labia Minorah, Black Rock City, NV (Pickle Squad) 2011
- Clay and wire sculpture, based on anatomical parts.

Solo Exhibition, BFA Thesis Exhibition - Building a Community, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT 2007
- Photograph and video documentary project, showed as a mixed media installation experience.

 

Workshops

2015 – Present   Creative Openings, Creative Experience Curator, Facilitator & Founder, Los Angeles, CA
Creative exploration workshop, creating the time and space for play and expression through process based visual, written and movement activities.

 

Work Experience

Safe Place for Youth - Venice California
Healing Arts Program Manager - February 2018 - Present
Management of all parts of the Healing Arts program including creation and management of programming, volunteer facilitators, organization and community partner relationships, donor relationships and finding donations, organizational stats and programming. Also running open studio during drop-in hours, creating a safe and judgement free space for all youth who enter the Arts Room.

Arts and Healing Coordinator - February 2017 - February 2018
Coordination and management of all parts of the Arts and Healing program including volunteer facilitators, organization and community partner relationships, donor relationships and finding donations, organizational stats and programming. Also running open studio during drop-in hours, creating a safe and judgement free space for all youth who enter the Arts and Healing Room.

Arts and Healing Facilitator and Administrative Associate - October 2016 - February 2017
Facilitate meditation and healing arts programming at homeless youth drop-in center. Also manage administrative tasks for both Arts and Healing Program and entire organization.


Under the Ellas Events - Santa Monica California
Events Producer and Coordinator - January 2016 - December 2017
Production of Non-Profit Event – Westside Coalition 20th Annual Westside Bowl-a-thon
Ran and implemented registration, marketing, online presence and email communication. Maintained calendar of important dates and budget before and during event.


SB Art and Design - Santa Monica California
Freelance Web and Graphic Design - February 2014 - Present
Design and Web Design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Squarespace, Wix and Wordpress. Creation of online and print materials. Manage online presence, email marketing and social media.


Art Walk Inc - Los Angeles California
Board Treasurer - October 2011 - Present
Active member in decision making policies, event creation and maintaining current standards for 501c3 status. Collaborative liaison between Executive Director, board members and community organizations for fundraisers, publicity and community building events.


Yogitoes, LLC  - Santa Monica California
Creative Design/Marketing Associate - December 2010 - February 2014
Responsible for creating and implementing all visual content, marketing materials, packaging and product mock-ups. Manage website content and imagery. Product photography and editing of images, and video editing.


Survivors’ Truths - Los Angeles California
Board Secretary - June 2011 – October 2015
Organized meetings and assisted in organizational decision making. Managed design projects. Responsible for formal compliance with 501c3 standards. Supportive role for Chair/ Executive Director. Other administrative duties to help organization run efficiently.

Volunteer Projects Manager - June 2009 - December 2010
Responsible for planning fundraisers, contacting possible donors, organizing and scheduling meetings, tracking data, and carrying out various administrative activities for non-profit social service organization.


Gramercy Housing Group - Los Angeles, CA
Case Worker/ Administrative Assistant - November 2009 - December 2010
Case Manager for homeless shelter residents. Held one on one consultation/assessment sessions, weekly group meetings and organized activities for the teenage residents and their kids. Communicate with other agencies regarding placement of clients. Intake of new residents and check ins with former clients. Meet with children to ensure best opportunity for growth and learning.


Grace S. Webb School at the Institute of Living - Hartford, CT
Assistant Teacher - 2008 - 2009
Work in a non-public classroom providing support for the lead teacher. Responsible for supervising and managing the behavior of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with mental and behavioral disorders. Implemented and taught art class, based on self-expression through photography and digital arts.

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, May 2007
Graduated Cum Laude Honors


Art Direction and Design Program
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London, UK
Fall 2005 – Semester Abroad    

 

Related Education

Grad Assistant for Social Emotional Arts Facilitator Certification - Summer 2017 Cohort
UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Social Emotional Arts Facilitator Certification - Winter 2016 Cohort
UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Delivering the Muse: The Poetry Salon, with Tresha Haenfer-Rubinstein 2016
Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

Flame Effects for Artist, with Eric Smith and Dave Scholl 2015
Big Art Labs, Los Angeles, CA

 

Additional Skills and Knowledge

• Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro

• Welding/Metal work, Wood work, Installation Art

• Arts Program Facilitation and Teaching

• Art Project Management

• Magento, Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix

• MailChimp, NamasteLight, Vertical Response, Constant Contact

• Social Networking- Facebook, Youtube, Instagram

• Excel, Word

• Fire Spinning