2017 MA University of California, Davis, Anthropology Graduate Program
2014 MA University of Chicago, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences
2010 BA University of Vermont, Studio Art & Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude
2017 MA Thesis: “Images of Illustration: Practices between Craft and Anthropology”
University of California, Davis, Faculty Advisor: Marisol de la Cadena, Ph.D.
Re-valuing illustration as an evocative, a-literal practice between text/ image is a way to address anthropology’s methodological concerns over the careful representation of its informants and their life-worlds.
2014 MA Thesis: “The Problem of Curating History with Paintings that Taste like the Present: An Analysis of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Exhibition ‘Art and Appetite, American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine’”
University of Chicago, Faculty Advisor: Judith Farquhar, Ph.D.
Exploring how materials and forms together elicit affects that viscerally impact present-day viewers, this paper complicates conventional understandings of the relation between art practice, art objects, & history.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2013 Tuition Scholarship, University of Chicago, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences
2012 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Work/Study Scholarship
2010 Award for the Outstanding Senior in Studio Art, University of Vermont
2010 Jennifer Goldstein Memorial Prize in Art, University of Vermont
2010 Lattie F. Coor Research Fellow, Grant recipient with Steve Budington, M.F.A., University of Vermont
2018 Ox-Bow Fall Artist Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan
2018 Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lovell, Maine
2016 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, Maine