CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Highlights of Qualifications

·       Superior teaching skills with fully developed teaching philosophy

·       Able to work effectively with students of all ages and at any educational level

·       Excellent painting and drawing skills

·       Passion for art theory and history

·       Organized, self-motivated, and ambitious

·       Extensive showing history

·       Recipient of New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellowship for Painting (2011)

·       Chair of Exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey

 

Education

M.F.A. — Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts,

New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2003

Awards: Andrew W. Mellon Colloquium, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey; TA/GA Competitiveness Pool Funds Award. Mason Gross School of the Arts

 

B.S. Lipscomb University,

Nashville, Tennessee, 1991

Major: Exercise Science; Minor: Biology

Awards: Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges; Student Government Senator; 4-year athletic scholarship (Cross-country and Track)    

 

Relevant Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor – 2003 – Present

Schools: William Patterson University, (Wayne, NJ); Raritan Valley Community College, (Somerville, NJ);  Brookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ); Essex County College (Newark, NJ); Warren County Community College, (Washington, NJ); Richard Stockton College or New Jersey, (Pomona, NJ)

Classes Taught: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Painting 2, Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Figure Drawing 1, 2D Design, Color Theory, Art Appreciation

 

Curatorial Chair and Trustee, The Center for Contemporary Arts – January 2012 – Present Bedminster, New Jersey

 

Summer Studio Art Camp, Educator - October 2001 - Present

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Teach 2-D and 3-D art classes for children ages 6-15 and drawing to adults.

 

Teaching Assistantship - August 2001 - May 2003

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick,

New Jersey: 2-D Design, Painting I, Supervised independent study

 

Studio Assistant – October 2003 – May 2005

Gary Stephan, New York, New York.

 

Art Teacher - November 1998 - May 2000

Nashville Christian School, Nashville, Tennessee

Middle and high school art classes: art history, 2-D & 3-D art classes

 

In-School Suspension Teacher - October 1996 - November 1998

Hickman County Middle School, Centerville, Tennessee

Assisted students with all subjects, counselor for fifth through eighth grades, consulted with principal regarding suspensions, behavior management, and M-Team meetings.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey – 2017

Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, New Jersey – 2016

View Art Center, Old Forge, New York (Sept – Nov) – 2015

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2014

Hermanworks, Nashville, Tennessee – 2013 and 2014

1591 Gallery, Rahway, New Jersey - 2014

PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, New Jersey – 2012

Instillation with Organ at Grace Church, Newark, New Jersey – 2012 and 2014

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey – 2012

Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee – 2011

Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee – 2011

Parish House Gallery, Summit, New Jersey - 2009

Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, Illinois – 2007  

Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey – 2007

The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee – 2006 and 2007

Freed – Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee – 2006

Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York – 2006

33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - 2005

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

J. Cacciola Gallery W, Belleville, New Jersey: Summer Discoveries – 2016

Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey: Grand Vista – 2016

Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Damarest, New Jersey – 2014

Gallery at 14 Maple, Morris Arts, Morristown, New Jersey – 2013

Art Guild New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersesy – 2009 and 2012

Noyes Musuem of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey – 2012

John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee – 2011

Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2010 and 2011

Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey – 2011

The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey - 2010

Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, New York - 2010

John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee - 2010

Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee - 2009

Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey - 2009

Accola Contemporary Gallery, New York, New York - 2008

Aqua Art, Miami, Florida - 2008

65GRAND, Chicago, Illinois – 2008

CVA Gallery, Lincroft, New Jersey - 2008

Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York – 20016 and 2007

Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey – 2006 and 2007

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey – 2006

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey – 2005

 

Gallery Representation

J. Cacciola Gallery W

www.jcacciolagallery.com

Bernardsville, NJ

Hermanworks

www.hermanworks.com

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Visiting Artist

Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2015

Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee – 2014

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2012

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee – 2011

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2010

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey – 2010

65GRAND, (round table discussion), Chicago, Illinois – 2008

Watkins School of Art and Design, Nashville, Tennessee – 2007

Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee – 2006

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2004

Calumet College of St. Joseph, East Chicago, Illinois – 2002

 

Honors

Johnson and Johnson New Jersey Artist Series, New Brunswick, NJ – 2014

Fellowship for Painting, New Jersey State Council on the Arts – 2011

New Jersey Art Salon best of Show, New Brunswick, New Jersey– 2011

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, New York – Nomination – 2005

Andrew W. Mellon Colloquium, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 2003

Ta/Ga Competitiveness Pool Funds Award, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – 2002

 

Collection

Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

Hermanworks, Nashville, Tennessee

Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, Illinois  

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Dream Catchers, Greenwood Valley, Colorado

Pinnacle Bank, Nashville, Tennessee

ETC Management, Nashville, Tennessee

First Tennessee Bank, Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

Teaching Philosophy

As artists we are constantly faced with problems in and outside the studio. How we deal with those problems will determine how successful we are as artists. I like to organize classes that provide both structure (i.e. course objectives) and freedom (i.e. opportunity to arrive at those objectives in different ways). My goal with each class is to provide assignments that illustrate new ideas and techniques. Once those ideas and techniques are introduced, I like to give the student the opportunity to explore them and meet class objectives in his/her own creative way. Sometimes this exploration results in failures. My job is to help students learn from these failures so that they arrive at a workable solution.

 

It is important to me to provide a classroom setting in which the student feels open to discuss ideas, concerns and fears associated with the class. One of my college instructors always said, “trust is a must or your game is a bust.” I follow this dictum in the classroom. An environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to explore new ideas is an environment where growth, curiosity, and exploration are most possible.

 

Example of Student Work



*References available upon request.