education
 
Hastings College, Hastings, NE
B.A. in Fine Art, Concentration in Sculpture and Glass, 2008


workshops

2013      Davide Fuin, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, Juried, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY  
2009     Richard Royal, Advanced Glassblowing, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2007     James Mongrain, Advanced Venetian Techniques, The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey
 

work experience

2015–current       Glass Studio Coordinator, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2015                      Owner and Designer, Niquzie Design, Star, NC
2008–2014           Glass Studio/Outreach Coordinator, STARworks Center for Creative Enterprises, Star, NC
2008–2009          Fabricator, Wet Dog Glass LLC., Star, NC
2007                      Artist Assistant, Luke Jacomb, Kiln Casting, Auckland, New Zealand
2006–2007          Artist Assistant, Ted Dohmen, Flamabull Glassworks, Omaha, NE
2005–2008          Artist Assistant, Tom Kreager, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
 

teaching experience

2018                      “Goblets: Don’t Waste Your Time,” Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2014                       Intro to Goblet Making and other Venetian Techniques, Tulsa Glass School, Tulsa, OK
2009–2014            Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Glassblowing
                                     East Montgomery High School
                                     Montgomery Community College
                                     Eckerd Youth Alternatives, STARworks Glass Lab, Star, NC
2006                       Co-taught with Luke Jacomb, Dominating the Goblet, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
 

teaching assistant

2017                       Courtney Dodd, “Define, Ideate, Protype, Test,” Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2014                       Brian Corr, “Seeing with your Hands,” Fall Concentration, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
                               Nadege Desgenetez, “Color and Form,” Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2012                       Nadege Desgenetez, “Color and Form,” Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
                               James Mongrain, “Advanced Venetian Goblet Making,” Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2010                       Visting Artists: Luke Jacomb, Joe Hobbs, and James Mongrain, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
2006                      Tom Kreager, “Glass for the Beginner,” Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
                               Tom Kreager, “Molds and Murrini,” Unique Piece Glass Studio, Denver, CO               
2005                      Assistant for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Glassblowing,
2004–2008           Hastings College, Hastings, NE


honors and awards
 
2019                       Architectural Digest, 9 Contemporary Glass Artists You Need to Know 
2018                      New Glass Review, Issue 39
2011                       Glass Art Society, Demonstrating Artist, GAS Conference, Seattle, WA
2010                      Gaffer/Demonstrating Artist, Pilchuck Open House, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2008                      3rd Place, NICF Student Exhibition, Omaha, NE
2006                      2nd Place, International Student Exhibition, Juried, GAS, St. Louis, MO
                               Best 3-D Work, Student Exhibition, Juried, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
                               Full Scholarship, Summer Intensive, The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey


special projects and residencies
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2019                        RIT, Visting Artist, Rochester, NY 
2018                       Visting Artist Workshop Series, NC Glass Center, Asheville, NC
2017                       Demonstrating Artist, STARworks, Star, NC
                               Visting Artist, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
2016                       Optical Obscura, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2015                       Visting Artist, Tulsa Glass School, Tulsa, OK
2014                       Visting Artist, Gaffer Glass at Lukeke Design School, Auckland, New Zealand
2010–2013            Tracy Krohn Designs, Lighting Design, Trinity, NC
2010                      Gaffer/Demonstrating Artist, Pilchuck Open House, Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, WA
2007–2008           Gaffer for Tom Kreager, Hastings, NE
2007                      Gaffer Assistant, Anthony Schafermeyer, Project for Artist Therman Statom, Pittsburgh, PA
                               Gaffer Assistant, Martin Janecky, Project for Artist Therman Statom, Pittsburgh, PA
                               Gaffer, Projects for Artist Therman Statom, Pittsburgh, PA
                               Gaffer, Projects for Artist Ted Dohmen, Omaha, NE


artist lectures
 
2018                      Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

                              Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Toyama, Japan

2017                      Artist Talk, Perception of Sense, The Refinery, Asheville, NC
                               University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
                               Artist Lecture, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2016                      Studio Practices: Penland 9, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
                               Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
                               Adventure Time, Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, NC
                               Artist Lecture, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2015                      Artist Lecture, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2014                      Artist Lecture, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2013                      The History of Drinking Glasses, Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC


select exhibitions
 
2020                     Collaboration in Craft, GreenHill, Greensboro, NC

2019                      New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

                              Pivot, Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

                              Featured Artist: Penland Benefit Auction, Invitational, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

                              Modifed Perceptions, Curated, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC

                              for the table, Two Person Show, MICA Gallery, Bakersville, NC

                              Chow Chow, Makers Market, Asheville, NC

                              Nasty Women & Bad Hombres, The Wedge Foundation, Asheville, NC

                              TRAC Studio Tour Exhibition, Toe River Arts Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC

                              TRAC Studio Tour, Summer & Winter, Bakersville, NC

2018                      Alchemy, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

                              Penland Pop-Up Shop, CCD, Asheville, NC

                              TRAC Studio Tour, Summer & Winter, Bakersville, NC

                              TRAC Studio Tour Exhibition, Toe River Arts Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC

                              Sphere Of Influence, Toe Rive Arts Council, Spruce Pine, NC
                              Glass On Fire, Toe Rive Arts Council, Burnsville, NC
                               Gather | Eat, Drink, Enjoy, Two Person Show, Focus Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
                              Nasty Women & Bad Hombres, The Cloud Room at The Wedge Foundation, Asheville, NC
                              Sound and Vision, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
                              Penland Benefit Auction, Invitational, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2017                      Studio Practices: Penland 9, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
                              Perception of Sense, Two Person Show, The Refinery, AAAC, Asheville, NC
                              Capturing Light, Invitational, The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
                              The Penland Series, Invitational, Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at CPCC, Charlotte, NC
                              Glass on Fire in the Mountains, Invitational,Cary Arts Center Gallery, Cary, NC
                              6th Annual WNC Studio Glass Exhibition, Invitational, Burke Arts Council, Morganton, NC
                              Fire & Form: North Carolina Glass, Invitational, Brahm Museum, Blowing Rock, NC
                              New Artist Show, Toe River Arts Council, Burnsville, NC
                              GlassFest, Invitational, STARworks, Star, NC
                              Adventure Time, Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, NC
2016                      Fragile: The Glass House, The Center for Visual Arts, Invitational, Greensboro, NC
2015                      Cup: The Intimate Object XI, Invitational, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
                              AACG Glassville Cup Show, Invitational, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
                              Annual Gathering, STARworks, Star, NC
2013                      FireFest, STARworks, Star, NC
                              Annual Gathering, STARworks, Star, NC
2012                      Annual Gathering, STARworks, Star, NC
2011                      STARworks Glass Lab-Group Exhibit, W.H. Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC
                              Annual Gathering, STARworks, Star, NC
2010                      STARworks Glass Lab-Group Exhibit, Redsky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
                               Annual Goblet Show, Glasshouse Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008                      Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition, Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, NE
                               NICF Student Exhibition, 3rd Place Award, Omaha, NE
                               Annual Goblet Show, Glasshouse Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007                      Junior Thesis Exhibition, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE
                               Glass Act, Louisville Art Gallery, Louisville, NE
                               Stuhr Museum Show, Grand Island, NE
                               Annual Goblet Show, Marelli’s Glass Artistry, Omaha, NE
2006                      Annual GAS International Student Exhibition, Juried, 2nd Place Award, St. Louis, MO
                               Hastings College Student Exhibition, Best 3-D Work, Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, NE