Originally from southwest WA, I now reside in Pittsburgh, PA. By profession I am a public-school art teacher, teaching underserved youth in Pittsburgh inner-city schools; predominantly refugee and immigrant populations. My artwork is a direct translation of my experiences as a teacher navigating a broken system.  I use a variety of mixed-media processes to create large and striking works that thematically represent shortcomings in education and advocate for the wellbeing and future of students impacted. 
My experiences in education inform my artwork, and in turn, my art work informs my experiences as a teacher.
Exhibitions
2019 -- RH POP UP, Trust Arts Education Center 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
2019 -- Radial, WCCC Gallery, Westmoreland Community College, PA
2018 -- Art All Night: Pittsburgh, 198 S 4th Street, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 -- Radiant Hall Studios 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Framehouse & Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 (juried) -- Teachers as Artists, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
2014 (juried) -- Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2014 (collaboration) -- Record (with Tor Jakubcin), B Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2014 -- In Motion, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2013 -- WWU Print Exhibition, Collin’s Pub, Seattle, WA
2013 (juried) -- Senior Student Art Show, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2013 -- Body Shots, Fine Arts Corridor floor 2, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2013 -- Stills and Motion, Fine Arts Corridor, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA​​​​​​​
EMPLOYMENTVisual Arts Teacher, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
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