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Art Instructor at the Mt. Prospect Park District

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
October 04, 2016

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**** ******** ** **** **** – Emphasis in Ceramics - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Group Exhibitions

**** ******* ****** ****-******** Gallery- University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Curator: Michael Flanagan – Juror: Derrick Buisch, faculty at UW-Madison – Won a drawing award for Ocean Acidification

Upon A Pedestal-Sculpture Exhibition – The Whitewater Arts Alliance- Juror: Mutope J. Johnson - WAA Director: Linda Long – Won Best of Show for Human Albatross Hybrid

Helped Curate for Surveying the Vault, Selections from the permanent collection – Whitewater Wisconsin Crossman Gallery – Curator: Michael Flanagan - Co-Curators: Talieh Bishop, Marie Galvin, Rebecca Gentil, Shanna Kessler, Rebecca Menarik, Emily Orsted

Student Art Association Members, Section 708 Anderson Library, University of Whitewater - Wisconsin


Student Juried show - Crossman Gallery - University of Whitewater Wisconsin, Curator: Michael Flanagan, Artist: Nina Bednarski.


Student Juried show - Crossman Gallery - University of Whitewater Wisconsin, Curator: Michal Flanagan, Artist: Sara Krakewski of INOVA, UW-Milwaukee.

Student Art Association Members, Section 708 Anderson Library, University of Whitewater, Wisconsin.

A Home for Joe’s Ceramics Exhibition, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH.

2011 Kalo Foundation, Student silver work, Park Ridge Public Library, Illinois.

2010 Kalo Foundation Silver, exhibition Brickton Art Gallery, Park Ridge, Illinois.

Work Experience

Studio Assistant

January 2015-Feburary 2016

Studio Assistant for the Ceramics Department University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Load and unload kilns, mix glazes, washes and engobes for students to use, mix clay, pug clay and bag it, make cone packs for gas kilns, general cleaning for the studio.

Swim Instructor

June 2009-August 2015

Park Ridge Park District: 847-***-**** Manager: Jackie Gonzalez

Swim instructor for the Park Ridge Park District. I taught children ages 4 through 12 at the Community Center, Centennial and Hinkley pools how to swim, Park Ridge Illinois.


2014-present Whitewater Students Arts Alliance (S.A.A.)

2012-present Students Aligned for a Greener Earth (S.A.G.E.)

2014-present Ceramics Guild Membership

2014-2015 Take Back The Tap

2014 7v7 Outdoor Co-Recreational Intramural Soccer, team player

Volunteer activities

Summer 2016 Made and donated an art piece for the 2016 Lamp pole public arts project; Whitewater Arts Alliance Public Arts Project in Downtown Whitewater Wisconsin

Fall 2015 Helped curator Michael Flanagan as an assistant for the set-up of “The Realm of Innocence” in the Crossman Gallery at Whitewater-Wisconsin

Fall 2015 Volunteer for Cultural Arts Center as a receptionist at the front desk for the Quilt show-Dawn Hunter

Fall 2015 Volunteer for (SAA) Students Arts Alliance, Face Painting Booth for E Main Street Arts Festival

Fall 2015 Volunteer helping S.A.G.E. with involvement fair

Fall 2014 Prairie Restoration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (through S.A.G.E.) Students Aligned for a Greener Earth, Whitewater Wisconsin

Other Experience

December 2015

Sold ceramics work at the Annual Ceramics sale in Whitewater Wisconsin

Summer 2013

University of Whitewater Wisconsin – Whitewater, Yellowstone National Park Travel Study with the Science

Department-Professor George Cloake

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Feb 12-April 18, 2011

Early college program Spring 2011- Fashion Class

Maine South High School

June 2011

I completed Life Guard training and CPR at Maine South High School

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Oct 2- Dec 12, 2010

Early College Program Fall 2010- Architecture

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