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Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Master of Fine Arts, May 2013

Hope College, Holland, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art & Minor in Creative Writing, May 2009

Awards: Academic Achievement Award (2007, ’08), Honors Convocation Award
(’08), Art Department Purchase Award (’09), Museum School Scholarship (’10, ’11)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Child & Teen Studio Art Classes Assistant; June – August 2013
• Aided studio art instructors in classroom/gallery teaching (children ages 5 to 18) and with implementation of lesson plans
• Assisted in organizing and using supplies room
• Helped instructors prepare for classes
• Interacted with parents of children

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibitions Assistant; October 2010 – May 2012
• Constructed exhibition layouts via partition assemblage, paintwork, carpentry, and artwork installation (through cooperative and solo efforts)
• Organized space for, stored and retrieved pieces for, and assisted in sales transactions of year Museum School Art Sale
• Performed gallery guard duty and assisted visitors

Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY, Office Assistant; September 2008 – December 2008
• Inputted and organized physical & digital information on represented artists
• Delivered materials to, and corresponded with, local artists
• Installed artworks for exhibitions

DePree Art Gallery, Gallery Guard; January 2007 – December 2007
• Opened and closed gallery, performed guard duty, and assisted visitors


Baker’s Dozen, Gallery Ehva; July 2013 (Curated by Peter Madden)
Thesis exhibition, Aidekman Arts Center; April 2013
WIT, Mission Hill Gallery, MA; November 2012
Proof of Purchase, Samsøn Projects, MA; May 2012
Print & Paper, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; April 2012 (Curated by
Carolyn Muskat, Rhoda Rosenberg, and John Schulz)
The Art of the Book, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Boston, MA; April 2012 (Curated by Peter Madden)
Drawing Area Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; February 2012 (Curated by Erica Daborn, David Kelley, and Mara Metcalf)
Prints & Drawings, Works on Paper Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN; 2009 (Curated by Audrey Niffenegger & Andrea Peterson)
Grafted, DePree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College; 2009
NYCAMS Student Show, Fall 2008 NYCAMS Gallery, NY, NY; 2008 (Curated by Linda Park)
Annual Juried Student Show, DePree Art Center and Gallery; 2007 (Curated by Thomas M. Allen)