EDUCATION

Masters of Liberal Arts in Global Arts & Cultures Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Class of 2021

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration | Art History concentration Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT: RISD GLOBAL SOUTH INITIATIVE | 2019 – PRESENT Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Assist faculty with organizing new events and engagements with art and design scholars, practitioners, and institutions building collaboration in the Global South (Argentina, Kenya, Pakistan and India). Includes researching local and international partners for the Initiative and designing/managing website for documentation and archive.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING + ENGAGEMENT FELLOW | 2019 – PRESENT The Avenue Concept, Providence, RI Strengthen public programming by introducing an engagement plan, programs and new partnerships focused on creating thoughtful exchanges incorporating contemporary art in public space, storytelling, placemaking and the value of creative exchange.

FASHION ANTHROPOLOGY WRITER + CURATOR | 2015 – 2019 Providence, RI Focus on writing research-driven articles featuring on fashion anthropology, global textiles and fashion history for exhibitions, printed anthologies and publications. Curate projects for private and public collections, including research and archiving.

VISITING LECTURER | CRITIC | TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN INSTRUCTOR | 2013 – 2019 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

CREATIVE CONSULTANT | CULTURAL PROGRAMMER | 2015 – 2019 Providence, RI | Greater Boston Consultant and creative strategist working with state, city, and nonprofit organizations to create community-building initiatives. Produce programming with cultural and institutional organizations, including interdisciplinary events integrating design, community and education.

FILMMAKER | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | 2012 – 2019 Wrote, produced and directed documentary film series featuring the arts, culture, and humanities in Rhode Island.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING + SPECIAL EVENTS | 2016 – 2018 The Providence Athenæum, Providence, RI Provided creative vision, planning, development, production and implementation for over 100 high-profile international speaking programs featuring leading figures in design, theater, film, history, politics, arts, sciences and literature.

ART DIRECTOR | 2013 – 2015 Rhode Island | Greater Boston | New York Guided creative process and curated art packages for architects, interior designers, and private clients for use in international hospitality, corporate and private spaces. Consulted from concept to completion, including research, archival digitization, gallery outreach, printing, framing and shipping.

CURATOR | 2009 – 2017 Rhode Island | Greater Boston | New York Curated, directed and collaborated with non-profit art organizations, galleries and museums for exhibition and interdisciplinary events related to exhibitions for wide-ranging audiences and communities.Researched within institutional and private archives to develop public projects, exhibitions, workshops and programming combining art and design, fashion, photography, illustration, installation, science and literature.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | GRAPHIC DESIGNER | 2003 – 2017 Rhode Island | Greater Boston Provided creative vision for organizations, projects, signature events and exhibitions through all aspects of visual messaging in print, digital and environmental installations. Designed graphics and visual content following client specifications and deadlines.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS + COMMITTEE WORK * Currently Active

Aurea Ensemble *
What Cheer Writer’s Club *
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities * Rhode Island Historical Society * Rhode Island Independent Textile Artisans * The Providence Athenæum Art League of Rhode Island
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
Open Studios Pawtucket

PUBLISHED WORK

2019 “Hard Hats & Embroidery: Women of the Tirocchi House Yesterday & Today”, Ruffles, Repair and Ritual: The Wedding Cake House Anthology, Dirt Palace Public Projects 2015 “Contemporary Art in Nature”, Schiffer Publishing 2014 “Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform”, Chronicle Books

AWARDS

2019 Graduate Fellowship Award, Rhode Island School of Design 2016 Best Feature Film, The Dorry Awards 2012 Juror’s Grand Prize, Pawtucket Foundation Exhibition


SELECTED SPEAKING | PANEL PARTICIPATION

Lecturer, “Designer Dialogues: Fashion Illustration of the 1960s-70s”, RISD Art History Department

Lecturer, “Experimental Spaces and Alternative Drawing Practices”, Pre-College Summer Program, RISD

Speaker, “Helping History and Heritage Happen” Series, Rhode Island Historical Society

Speaker, “Creative Impact Series”, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Panel moderator, “Female Forces: Pioneering Women In Art”, Museum of Art, RISD

Panelist, “Business and Creative Innovation Today”, RISD Career Center

Panel moderator, “Curation and Art In the 21st Century”, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College

Panel moderator, “The Abstract in Realism”, Newport Art Museum

Panelist, Interactive Spaces, Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference, Museum of Art, RISD

Panelist, RI Art Archive Project International Student Engagement Program, Museum of Art, RISD

Panelist, RI Art Archive Project Filmmakers and Artists panel, Providence Art Club | Newport Art Museum

Speaker, “Archiving as Artistic Practice”, International Student Engagement Program, RISD | AS220

Speaker, Artist-In-the-Archive ‘Paper Dolls Project’, Salon Series, The Providence Athenæum

SELECTED CURATION

Curator, “Found Again: Memory and Contemporary Assemblage ”, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery

Curator, “From Sketch to Fiber: Fashion and Contemporary Art”, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery | Slater Mill Gallery

Curator, “RI Art Archive Project Exhibition”, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 Fashion Statements, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI

2015 Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA • Summer Faculty Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014         National Juried Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge , MA • Summer Faculty Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI • “Paper Doll Project: Artists In the Archive”, AS220 Project Space, Providence, RI  • “Periphery”, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibition, Keeseh Studios, Providence, RI  • “The Beloved Community”, MLK Series Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI

2013          Elected Members Annual Exhibition, Art League of Rhode Island, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI • 19 On Paper Anniversary Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI • The Print Exchange, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York City, NY • The Print Exchange, Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA • “New Mythologies II”, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI • “Diverse Lenses”, Two-person Exhibition, Krause Gallery at Moses Brown , Providence, RI

2012          Pool Art Fair NY, New York City, NY • Newport Annual Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI • Elected Members Annual Exhibition, Art League of Rhode Island, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI • Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Providence, RI • “Remembering”, Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

2011           Newport Annual Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI • Creative Impact Series Juried Exhibition, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Gallery, Providence, RI  • “Things With Wings”, Invitational, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI   • Comfort Zone, Art League of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Artist Guild, Portsmouth, RI • “Pictures At the Exhibition”, State Ballet of Rhode Island, Bannister Gallery: Rhode Island College, Providence, RI • Pawtucket Foundation Annual Prize Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, Pawtucket, RI  • Members Annual Exhibition, Art League of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University Gallery, Newport, RI

2010         Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI  • Solo, AS220, Providence, RI • Pawtucket Foundation Multicultural Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

2009       “Book as Post-Modern”, 5 Traverse Gallery, Providence, RI   • RISD Alumni Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI