b.1980, Burlington, Iowa
Master of Fine Arts - University of Wisconsin – Madison 2013
Bachelor degree in studio arts/art Education - University of Iowa - Iowa City 2004
Instructor of Photography 2017-present Germantown Academy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Created digital photography and multimedia storytelling program for students ages 16-19. The course focused on using digital photography, video, software, and sound to tell stories about people within students' environments.
Professor of Photography 2016-2017 Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota
Taught introduction to digital photography to liberal arts students. Course focused on understanding digital camera functions and using lightroom to create photographs and multimedia slide shows.
Instructor of Photography 2016-2017 Film North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Taught 6 week digital storytelling workshop focusing on finding personal stories and creating poignant photographic essays. Students were introduced to the history of photography as well as lightroom software, portraiture approaches, and techniques in telling visual stories.
Instructor of Record – Graduate Teaching Assistant 2011-2013 Art Department University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Taught two classes per semester in Foundations, within a comprehensive BFA program with approximately 400 art majors. Average class size of 16.
2011-2013 – (2) Two Dimensional Design
Instructor 2011-12 University of Wisconsin People Program Madison, Wisconsin
Taught 4 week drawing I program to underprivileged students age 16-18. Average class size of 18.
Summer 2011 – Drawing I
Summer 2012 – Drawing I
Instructor 2009 United States Embassy Lima, Peru
Designed and taught one-week photography workshop for underprivileged teens ages 15-18 in the district of Villa El Salvador, Lima. Workshop focused on visually expressing personal identity and environment through the use of digital photography. Class size 10.
Photography Instructor/Artist in Residence 2008-2009 Scattergood College Prep School West Branch, Iowa
Taught traditional wet photography to high school students ages 16-18 in beginning and independent study photography courses. Exhibited student works and lectured to student body. Average class size of 6.
Instructor of Photography 2007-2008 Lima Kids Non-Profit Organization Lima, Peru
Designed, instructed, and exhibited student work of photography classes for at-risk teenage boys at the San Francisco group homes.
Professional Educator 2006-2007 Iowa City School District Iowa City, IA
Instructed students 12-18 in primarily at-risk and art education classrooms.
Photography Teaching Assistant 2005-2006 Studio Art Centers International Florence, Italy
Assisted in college photography classroom with lectures and equipment maintenance. Comprehensive bachelor and MFA program with approximately 200 students.
Professional Art Educator 2004-2005 Daystar School Juticalpa, Honduras
Instructed students age 13-18 in creating meaningful art with limited budget and facilities. School of 600 students with average class size 26.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORK EXPERIENCE
Founded Story City Films 2014 Iowa City, Iowa
Founded commercial studio to work with businesses and non-profit organizations. Created concepts, shot video, and edited work to produce documentary style storytelling video and multimedia works.
Project Assistantship 2010 University of Wisconsin
Worked with photography Professor Tom Jones to archive and exhibit his work.
Fulbright Fine Arts Scholarship 2007-2008 Lima, Peru
Created a photographic essay and exhibition through research of religion and history. Exhibited work in 2009, and lectured at El Centro De La Imagen.
Photojournalist 2005-2015 Press Citizen newspaper Iowa City, Iowa
Responsible for covering local, state, and national news and sports events.
Staff photographer 2003-2004 The Daily Iowan newspaper, Iowa City, Iowa
Responsible for covering local, state, and national news and sports events. Worked weekly as photo editor, selecting, toning, and transmitting images.
Freelance Photojournalist 2003-2004 Associated Press
Photographed state and national political and sporting events.
Darkroom Supervisor 2002-2004 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Responsible for maintaining photographic equipment and assisting students.
North Land Films – Captured photographs during 3 week assignment for a book project
University of Iowa Video Services – produced video work relating to sports documentation
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – produced promotional video for new gallery
UNESCO – camera operator and editor for documentary work about Iowa Writers Workshop
The 74 - Produced short doc style video about the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy
2017 Story City - Germantown Academy Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2016 Nicholas Wynia - Ellsworth College Pat Clark Gallery - Iowa Falls, IA
2016 Pond Hockey-Film Scene Gallery - Iowa City, IA
2014 From Tumbes to Irene - Farnham Gallery - Simpson College – Indianola, IA
2013 Post Modern - Gelsy Verna Gallery – Madison, WI
2012 Tumbes To Irene- Art Lofts Gallery - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
2011 Invisible Cities - Langdon Lakefront Gallery - Madison, WI
2010 Glances in Middle America - SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy
2009 De Tumbes a Cusco – Mirafoto Festival (traveling exhibit) – Lima, Peru
Bianci e Neri – SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy
2008 Honduras: an Isthmus Country – SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy
Honduras: an Isthmus Country – Ambisciate di Marte Gallery- Florence, Italy
2015 Forthcoming exhibition Madison Museum of Modern Art – Madison, WI.
2013 It’s OK to Eat Fish – Humanities Gallery – University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
2012 3rd Year Review - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.
Graduate Graphic Review - Union South Gallery - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
“2” - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.
Too Many Dinner Parties- Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.
2011 Photography Group Show – Steenbock Gallery – Madison, WI
2010 New Car Smell Lofts - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.
2003 Night Landscapes - Arts Iowa City Gallery - Iowa City, IA
2002 Year Retrospective - SACI Gallery - Florence, Italy
Memorial Union Gallery – University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa
SELECTED PUBLIC FILM SCREENINGS
2014 The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
2013 Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Between Document and Fiction II, Madison, WI
Capital Lakes Community Center, Madison, WI
Dane County Cultural Grant, Dane County Cultural Committee, Madison WI, 2012
Honored Instructor - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
NAVE Research Grant - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI 2011
Judson Graduate Student in the Creative Arts, University of Wisconsin, 2010
Arts Institute Illuminate – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, 2010
Blink Grant - Madison Arts Commission – Madison, WI 2010
Fulbright Fine Arts Scholarship- Peru, South America, 2007
Daily Iowan Scholarship – University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA 2004
Through Your Eyes (grand prize-winner) - University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA 2003
2014 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2012 Capital Lakes Community Center, Madison, Wisconsin
2011 Madison Museum of Modern Art, Madison, Wisconsin
2010 Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy
2009 El Centro De La Imagen, Lima, Peru
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
2008 Fulbright Commission, Quito, Ecuador
2007 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
2006 Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy
2005 University of Juticalpa, Juticalpa, Honduras
Photography I Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.
Digital Photography I Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.
2-D Design and Color Fundamentals of pictorial design. Introduce the concept of the picture plane, figure/ground relationships, mark-making, patterning, composition, value, color, and spatial illusion.
Drawing 1 Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.
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