CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1995   BA   ARTS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON, KY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION COORDINATOR & PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR, LOUISVILLE PHOTO BIENNIAL, 2015 – CURRENT.  After researching and selecting all equipment for LPB educational pilot program, I developed and implemented a curriculum for teaching introductory photography classes to underserved communities in the Louisville Metro area.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL, LOUISVILLE, KY 2013-2015.  Through lectures, assignments, gallery visits and personal investigation, I helped students develop a basic understanding of their digital camera and current electronic imaging technology at an independent, progressive high school.

DIRECTOR, ARCHEO GALLERY, KEY WEST, FL 2006-2011.  One of Key West’s most prestigious galleries, Archeo is an oasis steeped in style and history celebrating both the elegant and the primitive.  Archeo was an invaluable experience in carefully curating and beautifully displaying museum quality art and artifacts.  I traveled to places as distinct as the Zagros Mountains of Iran to the riversides of Mali in the search of hand knotted rugs, African art and antique furniture.  As Director, I oversaw the daily operations of the gallery showroom with an emphasis on sales and marketing and as a photographer, I was an integral player in successful brand development and website design which enabled clients to view and purchase works from a distance.  My time at Archeo instilled an appreciation for the fine aesthetics rooted in simplicity.

DIRECTOR, WREN GALLERY, KEY WEST, FL 2005-2006.  Wren Gallery was a beautiful contemporary exhibition space, featuring exciting new works from local and national artists.  In addition to daily operations, I photographed and cataloged all inventory, designed and built the website, promoted exhibitions and created gallery displays.  A highlight was taking Wren Gallery to Art Basel Miami in 2005, where I scouted a location in the Design District and spent weeks prepping and promoting a successful pop up event in conjunction with this distinguished contemporary art fair.

DIRECTOR/SALESPERSON, HAITIAN ART COMPANY, KEY WEST, FL 1996-2004.  The Haitian Art Company was my version of graduate school. Established in 1976, this small family business promotes, exhibits and sells one of the largest rotating collections of Haitian Art in the United States.  A formative time in my life as both young artist and creative professional, I immersed myself in the study of Haitian arts, culture, religion and politics while learning how to operate a successfully established art gallery.  In addition to stateside operations, I made numerous trips to Haiti, where I purchased artwork, interviewed artists for gallery biographies, and prepared shipments for export.

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 2016   Luminiferous: Adventures in Metal, Wilson Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville

2012   photoRESINation, Fire House Gallery, Louisville, KY

2011   15 Years Behind the Lens, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL

2007   Below the Waist, Alexander House, Key West, FL

2003   Together Again, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

2000   Day Job, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

 2017   Gridworks Revisited, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY

2017   Artists4Artists:  A Retrospective of Anne McKee Grant Recipients, The Studios of Key West, FL

2017   Ways of Seeing, Kentucky Arts Council traveling show to 5 venues throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky

2016   InkSplash! Invitational: Printmaking in a Changing World, Rockaway Artists Alliance, sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Park, NY

2016   Reinventing Tradition, Studio Works, Louisville, KY (Curated by Barrett Smyth)

2016   Firmly Rooted, MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY (Juried by Stuart Horodner, Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum)

2016   Bluegrass Biennial Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University

2016   Wildlands Art and Music Event: A Pine Mountain Collective Group Show, The Grand Reserve, Lexington, KY

2016   Photography Since the Millennium, The Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN (Curated by CJ Pressma)

2015   Then & Now – A Retrospective Show of South Florida Cultural Consortium Recipients, Gato Building, Key West, FL

2014   LVAA Artebella Invitational, PUBLIC Gallery, Louisville, KY

2014   Transformations, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY (Juried by Jeffrey Skinner and Laura Skinner)

2014   Uncommon Wealth, 30 Years of Al Smith Fellowship Program, Lyric Theatre, Lexington KY

2013   Paducah Photo, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2012   Firmly Rooted, MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY (Juried by Douglas Stapleton with Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery)

2012   ROAD, Castell Photography, Asheville, NC (Juried by W.M. Hunt)

2012   Altered States, Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA

2011   Month of Makers, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY

2011   Slideluck Potshow, Louisville Photo Biennial, Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY

2011   Manipulated, Castell Photography, Asheville, NC (Juried by Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY)

2005   Photography Now, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL

2005   Wren Gallery Featured Artists, Art Basel, Miami, FL

2004   Groundswell, Salt Studios, Key West, FL

2004   Down and Dirty, Off the Beaten Track Productions, Key West, FL

2003   Haunted, Off the Beaten Track Productions, Key West, FL

2003   Women’s Show, Key West Museum of Art and History, Key West, FL                             

2001   HerArt, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

2001   VILLAGE, Village Gallery, Key West, FL

2001   New Artists, New Works, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, West Palm Beach, FL

2000   Under the Sun: First Key West Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Florida Art, Key West Museum of Art and History

2000   Art in Public Places, Key West International Airport, Key West, FL

2000   Women’s Fest, Key West Museum of Art and History, Key West, FL

2000   HerArt, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

2000   Goddess Show, Burning Bread Gallery, Key West, FL

2000   Student Exhibition, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL

2000   New Gallery, New Works, Burning Bread Gallery, Key West, FL

2000   Ars Eroticus, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

1999   The Shrine Show, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

1999   Ars Eroticus, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

1998   Photo Guild Showcase, Gallery on Greene, Key West, FL

1998   Ars Eroticus, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL

1998   Student Exhibition, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL

1997   Mirrors of the World, Restless Native Gallery, Key West, FL

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017   Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grant

2016   Creative Capital Professional Development Program, 21c Louisville

2015    Kentucky Natural Lands Trust Selected Artist Fall Retreat

2015   ‘Washed Up’, Third Place, Portland Art & Heritage Fair

2015   Selected Featured Artist Program, Kentucky Arts Council, September / October

2014    Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient, Kentucky Arts Council

2009   Anne McKee Artist Fund, Key West, FL

2006   Rodel Charitable Foundation of Key West Artist Residency at Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, Nantucket, MA

2005   Anne McKee Artist Fund, Key West, FL

2001   South Florida Cultural Consortium Award, Monroe County Recipient, FL

2000   Anne McKee Artist Fund, Key West, FL

 

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS

2016   8 Week Digital Photography Course, Baxter Community Center, Louisville, KY

2016   Haitian Documentation, University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

2016   Digital Image Transfer Workshop University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

2016   The Journey is the Destination, University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

2016   Digital Image Transfer & Mixed Media Workshop, TSKW, Key West, FL

2015   Photography Time Machine, Home of the Innocence, Louisville, KY

2015   Intro to Digital Photography, Louisville Photo Biennial, Louisville, KY

2003   Self as Subject, Florida Keys Community College, Key West FL

 

PUBLICATIONS 

2016   ‘Photography Since the Millennium’ (Exhibition Catalog), Louisville, KY

2012   ‘Road’ (Exhibition Catalog) Asheville, NC

2012   ‘Pure Uncut Candy’, Volume 2: Issue 10, Louisville, KY

2011   ‘Pure Uncut Candy’, Volume 1: Issue 9, Louisville, KY

2011   ‘The Hungry Muse; An Exploration of Food in Literature’, KW Literary Seminar

2006   Secret of Salt, Issue #2: wrestling paradise (a love story), Key West, FL

2007   Secret of Salt, Issue #3: Writers, Ramblers, Poets & Outlaws, Key West, FL

2001   ‘New Art, The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists’, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, (Exhibition Catalog), West Palm Beach, FL

 

SELECTED PRESS

 2016   Wave of Long Island, October 28th edition

2012   Lexington Herald, November 9th edition

2012   Leo Weekly, October 3rd edition

2006   ARTnews, January

2001   Palm Beach Daily News, July 8th edition

2001   City Link, June 27th edition

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SADDLE AND SIRLOIN PROJECT, KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER, SPRING 2016.  Believed to be the world’s largest portrait gallery commemorating a single industry, the Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Collection honors leaders in all facets of the American livestock business.  I was hired to repair, restore and prepare a large portion of this collection that I assisted in arranging and installing in the South Wing Mezzanine.

FRAME APPRENTICE, DEVEN 7 STUDIOS, LOUISVILLE, KY 2012 – 2013.  Working closely with clients, I assisted in all matters relating to the framing and preservation of artwork in this small batch artisanal frame-shop, providing excellent workmanship in a detail oriented position, consistently producing high quality results. In addition, I was trusted to represent the business in deliveries and installations of artwork to both private residences and public spaces.

FOUNDER, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK PRODUCTIONS, KEY WEST, FL, 2003 – 2006.  To fulfill a need for art outside of the typical gallery space, I created and organized exhibitions, designed mail outs, and was responsible for all curating, PR and marketing of events.

MUSIC REVIEWER, SOLARIS HILL NEWSPAPER, KEY WEST FL, 2002 – 2003