The Story So Far…
My professional practice as an artist/designer is influenced by my studies of mathematics and physics. Surface to volume efficiency and structural rigidity are two characteristics that nature has optimized within crystal lattices. Learning about fractal architectures at a micro scale has inspired me to adapt these geometries to housing, furniture and toy design. At greater scope, I see science and art as valuable tools to be implemented in the much-needed reforms of institutionalized education and societal embodiment. I continue to develop my capabilities as a designer, entrepreneur, and researcher through my academic and professional pursuits, working to demonstrate the viability of interdisciplinary problem solving within the capitalist framework. Producing work for an elite class may be one person’s idea of success, but I think it’s more meaningful to use technology, creativity and collective action to demonstrate an alternative that considers the greater environment, economy and society.
2018 – MFA Graduate in Interdisciplinary Studies, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Relevant Coursework: Pedagogy, Sensorium Seminar, Research and Creation
2014 – BA in General Studies, New College: The Honors College of Florida, Sarasota, FL, USA.
Relevant Coursework: Calculus I, II, III. Physics I, II. Crystallography. Sculpture, and Advanced Sculpture.
2017 – SSHRC Connection Seminar: Materiality Matters: Struggles with Digital Technology and the (Em)bodi/i(ed). (03/06/17)
2017 – Science & Art Seminar: NSCAD & Nathan Wilson hosted Dr. Knoll (MSVU) and her B of Ed class for a collection of interactive presentations and workshops regarding the cross applications between science, art, and education. (01/26/17)
2015 – “Red Man” presentation, Cary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition opening gala. (07/17/15)
2014 – “Quasi-Periodicity in Sculpture”, NCF Baccalaureate Defense (4/24/14)
2017 – “Strength in Numbers” Sculpture Commissioned by the State of Florida – Art in Public Spaces Grant: Heiser Natural Sciences Complex, Sarasota, FL
2016 – Kenny Doren Memorial Grant for Sound Art, Private Donors, Halifax, NS.
2015 – Exhibition Award, Provided by Cary Visual Art Inc. – “2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition”, Cary, NC.
2014 – Commission Awarded by Fuzion Dance Artists Inc – “Close Quarters” performance at the Historic Asolo Repertory Theater, Sarasota, FL.
06/2017 “Strength in Numbers”, New College of FL Permanent Collection
04/2017 “Living Lattice II”, Waterfront Place Condominiums, Halifax, NS
07/2013 “Creeping Order”, Bridges Organization Travelling Collection, NL
02/2013 “Polar Drops”, Applied Physics Lab, New College of FL, Sarasota, FL
Performance and Installation Work
2018 – “The Latest Tech at Garrison” Installation for Nocturne 2018 Festival, Garrison Brewery, Halifax, NS
2017 – “The Voice of Thousands” Sculpture/Loudspeaker Installation at “Totally Wicked Music Festival 5”, Halifax, NS
2017 – “Breaking the Chain” Performance, ArtBar + Projects, Halifax, NS
2017 – “Growing The Square”: Residency and Installation, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax NS
2015 – “Red Man” Sculpture Installation at the “IHeartRadio Festival”, Sarasota, FL
2014 – “Close Quarters” Performance in “Voices of Fuzion” Show, Asolo Repertory Theater, Sarasota FL
2014 – “Close Quarters” Residency, The Two Columns Gallery, Sarasota FL
2014 – Black Box Project: Living Lattice (two person installation), Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota FL
2014 – “Decagon” Sculpture/Loudspeaker Installation at New College of FL Graduation, Sarasota, FL.
2018 – The Latest Tech: Thesis Showcase, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax NS
2017 – Ladder Training: MFA Showcase, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax NS
2017 – Line, Form & Color, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL
2017 – Crystallizing Craft, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax NS
2016 – Mix Masters: MFA Showcase, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax NS
2015 – SARTQ: Here and Now, State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota FL
2015 – CVA’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Cary NC
2015 – Inaugural Exhibition, Galerie Dänknéiss, Sarasota FL
2015 – I’ll be the Judge, Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota FL
2015 – Ringling Underground, Ringling Museum, Sarasota FL
2015 – Downside, Upside Down, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota FL
2014 – Parallel Universes, Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota FL
01/2018: 11/2018 – Research and design services under Prof. Angela Henderson, NSCAD, Halifax, NS.
Projects include furniture and toy design
06/2016: 05/2019 – Bartender and Event Assistant at ArtBar + Projects, Halifax, NS
08/2017: 12/2017 – TA for “Intermediate Jewelry”, NSCAD 2017. Instructor: R. Hannon
01/2017: 05/2017 – TA for “Audio Explorations”, NSCAD 2017. Instructor: C. Leonard
07/2016: 12/2016 – TA for “Science of Sculpture”, NSCAD 2016. Instructor: T. Delva
06/2016: 10/2016 – Research Assistantship: “301 Barometer Falling” Project by Prof. David Clark, Halifax NS
05/2015: 02/2016 – Executive Director at Galerie Dänknéiss, Sarasota, FL
08/2013: 05/2014 – Sculpture Teaching Assistant at New College of FL
05/2011: 01/2014 – Lifeguard at New College of FL, Sarasota, FL
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