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Cultural programmer, curator, creative director, and filmmaker with more than 15 years of leadership and creative implementation for arts, cultural and educational organizations. Known for creating nationally-profiled creative content, strategic planning, networking and global community-building. Focused on developing diverse connections and conversations with the leading contemporary thinkers and makers to create exhibitions and programming that generates curiosity, provide access, and create awareness.

MA, Global Arts & Cultures | Liberal Arts Candidate Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

BFA, Illustration | Art History concentration Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

EXPERTISE

Creative Direction | Design
Arts + Cultural Programming
Curation
Documentary Filmmaking
Narrative Design
Writing | Journalism
Design + Archival Research
Fashion Anthropology
Panel moderation
Art History | Design Instruction + Lecture Strategic Institutional Planning

BOARD OF DIRECTORS + COMMITTEES

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

BOOKS

Schiffer Publishing 2015
“Contemporary Art in Nature” Chronicle Books 2014 “Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform”

AWARDS

Graduate Fellowship Award, RISD 2019 Best Feature Film, The Dorry Awards 2016 Juror’s Grand Prize 2012 Pawtucket Foundation Annual Prize Exhibition


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

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

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 | ARCHIVIST | 2011 – 2017 Rhode Island | Greater Boston | New York 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. 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.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | GRAPHIC DESIGNER | 2001 – 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.


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   * Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI