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Education
2006-2009             Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Masters of Fine Arts in glass.
1990-1994               Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Bachelors of Arts in religion with a history minor.

Awards

2009                         Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching in the University Core Curriculum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Solo Exhibitions

2010                     “Whimisical Monstrosities”, 3rd Degree Glass; St Louis, Missouri

2009                       “Almost Good Enough to Eat”, Inner Chef; Bloomington, Indiana.

2009                      “Waterlines”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Southern Illinois Museum; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.


Group Exhibitions

2010                      “Three New Artists”, ByHand Gallery; Bloomington, Indiana.

2010                      “2nd Annual Indiana Glass Arts Invitational”, Indianapolis Artsgarden; Indianapolis, Indiana.

2009                     “Down the Rabbit Hole”, Third Degree Glass Factory, St Louis, Missouri.

2009                      "Love at the Glove" Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

2008                     “MFA Preview Exhibition”, Southern Illinois Museum, Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, Illinois.

2008                      “Spaceship Earth: Astroarchaeology at SIUC”, Juried show, Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University; Brookville, New York.

2008                      "You Broke My Heart Way Down in New Orleans", Juried Show, Civilian Arts Project Gallery; Washington, DC.

2008                      "Southern Illinois University Glass", Componere Gallery; St Louis, Missouri.
2008                     "Syzygy", Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2008                     "C-4, Sculpture show", Juried show, Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2007                     "Emerging Illinois Artists '07" Juried show, Brandt Gallery; McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
2007                     "Metamorphosis" Juried show, Componere Gallery; St Louis, Missouri.
2007                     "Sign of Things to Come" Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2007                     "Origins" Vergette Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2007                     "Love at the Glove" Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2007                     "Silica: Do Not Eat" Surplus Gallery; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
2004                      "Trans Cultural Exchange: Tile Project the world", Istanbul, Turkey; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2003-2004         "MIT Glass”, MIT Museum; Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1998, 1999, 2000 "Windows Art Project", Davis Square; Somerville, Massachusetts.


Installations

2011                     “Heart and Mind”, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

2003                     "Exquisite Corpse", Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Publications

2000                     Illustrations for The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, by David Gitlitz and Linda Davidson, St. Martin's Press Griffin:                                                         July, 2000.


Professional Activities
2010-present      Bloomington Glass Guild, Bloomington, Indiana.

2010                     “1st Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch” Bloomington Glass Guild, Bloomington, Indiana.

2008-2009          Southern Glass Works President

2006-2009          Southern Glass Works Pumpkin Patch Organizer

2007-2008          Southern Illinois University Glass Arts Society Student Liaison

2009                       Glass Arts Society Conference, Student Demonstration, glass blowing, Corning, New York.

2008                       Glass Arts Society Conference, Student Demonstration, glass blowing, Portland, Oregon.

2009, 2008, 2006 “Aunt Gladys”, Southern Illinois University Mobil Unit, Clayton Art Fair, St Louis, Missouri, and Bellville Art Fair, Belleville, Illinois.


Teaching Experience


2011                         Wonderlab Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

2010-present       GRT Glass, Indianapolis, Indiana

2007-2009           Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Graduate assistant for Introduction to Art History
2008                        Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Instructor for fusing and slumping glass.
2008                        Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Instructor for casting glass.
2006-2008           Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Instructor for beginning glass blowing.
2006                        Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Instructor for  intermediate glass blowing, focusing on cane and murrini techniques.
2004-2005           Wet Dog Glass, New Orleans, Louisiana.  
Beginning glass blowing, intermediate glass blowing.
2004-2005           Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana
.  Beginning and intermediate glass blowing classes.
1999-2004            Massachusetts Institute of Technology Glass Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Beginning glass blowing. Workshops for middle and high school                                                 students.
1999-2001             Stained Glass Workshop, Boston Area, Massachusetts


Teaching Assistant Experience

2010                        Massachusetts Art Institute, Boston, Massachusetts; Istanbul Turkey.
Assistant teacher, Tour Guide and Translator.
2007-9                   Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

                                           2009 Cappy Thompson – Painting on Glass

                                           2008 Amy Rueffert - Glass Roll ups and decals
                                           2007Kiara Pelissier -Blown hot sculpture
2004, 2005, 2007 Cam Ocagi (The Glass Furnace), Beykoz, Istanbul, Turkey

                                           Eddie Bernard and Pamina Traylor - intermediate glass blowing class combining Venetian blowing with hot sculptural technique
2003, 2005          Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina

                                           2005 Spring concentration - Eddie Bernard - intermediate glass blowing/ hot sculptural techniques
                                           2003 Summer - Eddie Bernard - intermediate glass blowing/ hot sculptural techniques

Work Experience

2009-2011            Helmick Studios, Newton, Massachusetts.
Forty-four stained glass panel installation for the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
2006-2008           Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Shop tech.
2006                        Sean Albert, Clinton, Washington
. Assistant to Sean Albert.
2005-2006           Danny Perkins, Freeland, Washington.
Assistant to Danny Perkins.
2005-2006           Katrina Hude, Freeland, Washington.
Assistant to Katrina Hude.
2005-2006           Katya Fritzsche, Freeland, Washington.
Assistant to Katya Fritzsche.
2005-2006           Cultis Bay Tile, Clinton, Washington.
Assistant in a painted glass tile making studio.
2005-2006           John DeWit, Clinton, Washington.
Assistant to John DeWit.
2005-2006           Island Glass, Freeland, Washington. P
roduction glass blowing studio.
2005                        Dick Marquis Studios, Freeland, Washington.
Assistant to Dick Marquis.
2004-2005           Wet Dog Glass, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Studio manager.
2004                        Schwartz’s Catering, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Cook and baker.
2002-2004           Helmick and Schechter Studios, Newton, Massachusetts
Nineteen panel stained glass installation piece for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal                                                                 Apprehension.
1996-present        Abby Creations, Somerville, Massachusetts; New Orleans, Louisiana; Clinton, Washington; Bloomington, Indiana

                                            Carbondale, Illinois - designer, creator and marketer of original works of stained and blown glass.
2001- Present      Galerie Ikman, Goreme, Cappadoccia, Turkey. Carpet sales person and tour guide

2000-2001           Celia’s Café, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Manager and head chef.

Other Art Related Education

2011                          Limestone Symposium, Bybee Quarry, Elletsvile, Indiana.

2007-9                     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

                                            2009 Cappy Thompson - Painting on glass
                                            2008 Boyd Sugiki - Hot Glass

                                            2007 Deborah Horrell - Pate de Verre
2009,2007             Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina

                                            2009 De la Torre Brothers- Recombinant DNA, hot sculpture and mixed media
                                            2007 Cappy Thompson - Painting on glass
2008                         Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                                            Scott Darlington - Cold core sculpting hot glass.
2005, 2002            Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine

                                            2005 Richard Marquis - Cane and murrine techniques
                                            2002 Pamina Traylor- Beginning glass blowing
1996-2004              Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

                                            2003 Chris Taylor - Venetian Goblets
                                            2001 Dan Hausman -Advanced glass blowing
                                            1996-2001 Peter Houk - Beginning, intermediate and advanced glass blowing
2002                           The Museum School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Stained glass class focusing on leaded glass and enamel painting
2002                           Corning Glass School, Corning, New York-

                                            Fritz Dreisbach -Sculpting with hot bits

2002                          Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Cold working.

Other Education

2009-2010             Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Arabic.
2000                          Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey.
Intensive Turkish language institute.
1993-1994               Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland

1993                           University of Rhode Island summer abroad, Northern Spain

1992                           Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico City, Mexico


Languages

English - fluent, Turkish – conversational, Spanish – conversational, Arabic – beginner, German – beginner.


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