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Education

2002

  • MFA in Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

1997

  • BFA in Painting, The Ohio University, Athens, OH

Teaching Experience

2017

  • 2005-Present 
    Adjunct Instructor
    Waubonsee Community College

    Courses Taught:

    Drawing I
    Drawing II
    Studio Art (Drawing)
    Watercolor
    2-D Design
    3-D Design

    2003-Present
    Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
    The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

    Courses Taught:

    Observational Drawing
    Life Drawing
    Perspective Drawing
    Advanced Life Drawing
    Design Fundamentals
    Color Theory
    Digital Color Theory
    History of Graphic Design
    Survey of Graphic Design
    3-D Design
    Conceptual Thinking
    Design Drawing (Drawing II for Graphic Design)

2002

  • 2000-2002
    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record)
    Northern Illinois University School of Art

    Courses Taught:

    Drawing I
    Drawing II

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • Studio Visit Magazine, Exhibition in Print, Volume 39/40 (forthcoming), Winter, 2017-2018

    Unpresidented:  Art In Common Cause, Chicago Edition, Hubbard Street Lofts, 1821 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL

    ILIS Faculty Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery, The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

    Bridgeport Art Center Resident Artists' Showcase, 4th Floor Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

    Waubonsee Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Room, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

2016

  • 80th National Midyear Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, June 26 - August 28, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

    Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, February 26 - March 25, Library Art Exhibition Space, Waubonsee Community College Aurora Downtown Campus, Aurora, IL

2015

  • Contemporary Portraits, Juried Group Exhibition,Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


    Ghostwriting, Solo Exhibition, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
          
                                                      

    Waubonsee Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Room, WaubonseeCommunity College, Sugar Grove, IL

2014

  • Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery,

    The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

    Waubonsee Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Room, Waubonsee

    Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

2013

  • ILIS Faculty Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery, The Illinois

    Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

2012

  • Where We Live, Group Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL                                         

2011

  • Vision Becomes Reality, Group Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center,

    Chicago, IL


    Waubonsee Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Room, Waubonsee                 

    Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

2010

  • S.O.S. Save Our Shores, Group Exhibition, Benefit for Gulf Shore BP   

    Spill Relief, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2009

  • Wallflowers, Solo Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery,

    The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

2007

  • Recent Works, Two-Person Exhibition with Kimberly Mullarkey,

    EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006

  • Emergence, Traveling Group Exhibition Curated by Sergio Gomez of 33 Collective Gallery and Lou Shields of EXP Gallery


    Waubonsee Faculty Exhibition, Arrowhead Room, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL


    Shiny Plastic, Solo Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery,

    The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL


    ILIS Faculty Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery,

    The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL


     2nd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery,

    Chicago, IL

    Group Exhibition, EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL                  

2005

  • 'Til the End of Time, Group Exhibition of Collaborative Work

    Curated by Joseph LoPresti, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

     
    ILIS Faculty Exhibition, Ruth Ray Memorial Gallery, The Illinois

     Institute of Art-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

2004

  • ILIS Faculty Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg,

    Schaumburg, IL 

2003

  • In the Eye of the Beholder, Invitational Group Exhibition,

    NIU Art Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002

  • 26th Annual Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

    MFA Student Group Exhibition, Juror:  Alan Leder, NIU Art Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL (Merit Award Recipient)

    River Lethe Suite / Non-Alignment Pact, MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition, Graduate Gallery and Fourth Floor Exhibition Space, Jack Arends Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

    Graduate Student Group Exhibition, Jack Olsen Gallery, DeKalb, IL

2001

  • Two Painters, Two-Person Exhibition with Tyler Hennings, Neptune North Gallery, DeKalb, IL

2000

  • Graduate Student Group Exhibition, Jack Olsen Gallery, DeKalb, IL

1996

  • Undergraduate Art League Juried Group Exhibition, Seigfred Hall Gallery, Athens OH (Sina Sidwell Rodgers Prize Recipient)

    BFA Solo Exhibition, Undergraduate Art League Alternative Gallery, Athens, OH

    BFA Group Exhibition, Trissolini Gallery, Athens, OH

1995

  • Intermediate Painting Student Group Exhibition, Undergraduate Art

    League Alternative Gallery, Athens, OH

Selected Publications

2017

  • Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 39/40 (forthcoming), Winter, 2017-2018

2006

  • Daily Herald, Tuesday, July 25, Section 5, Page 1, "Artist Draws From

    His Childhood" by Emily Ngo

Additional Professional Experience

2017

  • 2017-Present 
    Member, Student Success Committee, The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

2015

  • 2015-Present   
    Member, Gallery Committee,  The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg 
    2015 
    Visiting Artist Lecture, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

2009

  • 2009 

    Member, EDMC Foundation Committee

    The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

    2007-2009 

    Member, Square One Committee

    The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

2006

  • 2003-2006 

    Instructor, Studio 101 Orientation for Prospective Students

    The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg         

2002

  • 2001-2002
    Graduate Assistant to the Preparator, Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Residencies

2004

  • Pouch Cove Foundation, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland

Organizations

2017

  • artNXTlevel

2010

  • 2010-Present    

    Artists of the Bridgeport Art Center

2009

  • 2009   

    Chicago Artists Coalition

    2008- 2009  

    Grommet Studios Collective 

2002

  • Graduate Art association, Northern Illinois University

1997

  • Undergraduate Art League, Ohio University

Selected Awards/Honors

2017

  • Nominee, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, 2017, Waubonsee Comminity College

2009

  • Rank of Assistant Professor conferred by The Illinois Institute of Art -

    Schaumburg

2002

  • 2002  

    Merit Award, MFA Student Group Exhibition,  Northern Illinois

    University.   Alan Leder, Director of Visual Arts, Media Arts and
     
    Multi-Arts Programs, Illinois Arts Council, Juror

    2001-2002  

    Graduate Teaching Assistantship with full tuition waiver, NIU School of Art                                     

    2001-2002  

    Graduate Staff Assistantship, NIU Art Museum

2001

  • 2000-2001  

    Graduate Teaching Assistantship with full tuition waiver, NIU School of  Art  

     

1997

  • Graduated Cum Laude, Ohio University

1996

  • Sina Sidwell Rodgers Prize, Ohio University