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CV (as of March 2020)

Residencies, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Spudnik Press  Studio Fellowship Recipient 2021

  • Cow House Studios (Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland) Feb 16- Mar. 1, 2020

Gallery Showings:

  • “Good Manners” Artist Book Release & Solo Show
    Tusk (3206 W Armitage, Chicago, IL)
    Opening Reception June 16, up through July 16

  • Rising Stars: Emerging Artists from Chicago
    Richard T Wright Community Gallery (Grayslake, IL)
    Opening Reception December 3, 2021, Up Nov. 22-Dec. 17

  • Lily x Cloina Clothing Capsule
    Released August 22, 2020 online and in store at Lost Girls Vintage.

  • "Drawn to Paper"
    Fulton Art Collective, July 2021

  • 3rd Annual Juried Show
    Line Dot Editions (West Town, Chicago IL) June - July 2019

  • Hokin Honors Awards Show, nominated artist (see “Awards”) April - May 2018
    Hokin Gallery (South Loop, Chicago IL)

  • Halloween All Year (Avondale, Chicago IL) Jan. & April 2018

  • IC3 Manifest Portrait Show May 2017
    Glass Curtain Gallery (South Loop, Chicago IL)

  • IC3 Annual Release (see Publications)  Oct. 11, 2017
    Casa Calle 20 (Pilsen, Chicago IL) 

  • The Rabbit Hole (Pilsen, Chicago IL) Oct. - Nov. 2016



  • Piece + Bio published in FORGE Art Magazine Issue 22 (x) April 24, 2019

  • Illustration of Frank Lloyd Wright Hyde House published in South Side Weekly Architecture Issue (x) April 17, 2019

  • Interview published in VoyageChicago's "Art & Life" section (x) Sept. 2018

  • Featured Illustrator on Illustration CCC's Facebook page (x) Sept. 2018

  • Artist feature published on ShopColumbia blog (x) Sept. 2018

  • Linework Anthology 2018 Spring 2018
    Selected artist for curated submission

  • Columbia College Chicago IC3 Illustration Annual 2017 Fall 2017
    Contributing artist

  • IMNOROTTER Chicago Coloring Book Feb. 4, 2017 
    Page design contribution

  • Melted Magazine Spring 2017
    Designed series of gig posters for national concerts

  • Linework Anthology 2016 Dec. 2016
    Contributing artist


  • 2018 IC3 Illo Awards Nov 1, 2018
    Illustrator of the Year (won), Best Traditional Illustrator (nominated), Best Website (nominated), Best Overall Illustration (nominated)

  • Hokin Honors Awards 2018  April 12, 2018
    Best in Show (for humdrum)

  • 2017 IC3 Illo Awards Dec. 17, 2017
    Best Website (Won), Best Overall Illustration (Nominated)


  • Studio Assistant Summer 2018
    Assisted Michael K Paxton with packing, transporting, and photographing paintings and drawings

  • NYC Book Expo May 31 - June 2, 2017
    Bologna Children's Book Illustration Guest Juror

  • SGC International 2017 Atlanta Conference March 15-19, 2017
    Received SGC International Student + Emerging Professions Grant to attend


Work Experience:

  • Freelance Illustrator 2016 -
    Custom commissions for a variety of clients, designing and screen printing gig posters (see “Community Involvement”), logo design

  • Columbia College Chicago Printmaking Facility Student Worker 2016 -
    Checked out equipment to students, troubleshoot student’s problems with their projects, upkeep and maintain shop, further develop printmaking technical abilities in various mediums.

  • Baker Prints: Studio Assistant September 2016 -
    Began as intern at a local screen printing company, accepted part time job. Cleaned screens, assisted in print production, quality control monitoring, and packaging orders for shipping, among other various responsibilities. 


Artist Statement

I am an artist and illustrator living and working in Chicago. Through realism and accessible materials, I primarily utilize the medium of drawing to explore and balance the ideas of sincerity and banality.

Being able to accurately and realistically capture something - a person, an object, a moment - lends itself to a permanence beyond itself.

In an age where technology is an intermediary to every social interaction, removal of the camera as a barrier between the experience and the individual creates a new energy.  Restoring intimacy and immediacy to even the most inconsequential, unconscious visual transactions -  marking what you see, what you look at - raises the experience to a new level, even if it is revisited in hindsight. Recreating a visual experience by hand is a third-hand re-telling of a moment, but has the truth of the immediate experience without the potential insincerity of a photograph.

Utilizing pen and other non-traditional materials lends a certain approachability to my work. Ink is indelible, which keeps an edge and subversiveness to the process. This medium lends itself to both the detailed execution and the limited color palette of my work. I find that I am naturally attracted to using black, reds, and blue (the primary ballpoint pen colors). In some pieces, I like to incorporate found objects and/or color blocking to further enliven the image. I try to pair my detailed execution with the stylistic use of my chosen medium in order to bring a warmth and vivacity to my brand of realism.

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