EDUCATION

2021       MFA, Painting, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA   3.94 GPA

1992       BFA, Graphic Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA   3.29 GPA

AWARDS

2022       2nd Place, Atlanta Artists Center's Being Human Exhibit

2020       Chelko Foundation Endowed Scholarship

2018-20  Savannah College of Art & Design Achievement Scholarship

2017       Merit Award, Artfields

2016       Finalist, Cake Wars Paddington Bear Episode, Food Network

2013       First Place, The South’s Next Wave Design Challenge, Museum of Design Atlanta

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2022       The Figure in Contemporary Art, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

               Method to Our Madness, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

               The Drawing Show, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

               Being Human Exhibit, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

2021       Open Studio Exhibit, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

               EngageMINT, MINT, Atlanta, GA

               American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit

 

2020       American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit

               Spring Open Studio Online Exhibit, Savannah College of Art & Design

2019       Artfields, Lake City, SC

               Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

2018       Artfields, Lake City, SC

               Fall Portrait Competition, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

               Anne Irwine Fine Art Emerging Artist Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

               Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

2017       Artfields, Lake City, SC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021       Beautiful Creatures, MFA Thesis Exhibition, MINT, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021-22 Teacher, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Classes and workshops focused on oil painting and air-dry clay sculpture. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 Commission, Amy James, Atlanta, GA

Commissioned painting, King of Kings 60"x48" Oil on Canvas. Work included concept and install.

 

2021 Commission, Dixon Rye, Atlanta, GA

Commissioned sculpture, Reflecting Rams, 72"x 54" x 20" Mixed Media for storefront window display. Work included concept, build and install.

2001-2017  Owner, Couture Cakes Inc., Atlanta, GA

Established and headed operations included website development, business promotion, cake design and production, client relations, inventory, scheduling and delivery. Clients included: Tyler Perry Studios, Emory University, EllyB Events, and Jade Lee Events. Preferred vendor at The Fox Theatre, 2001 Peachtree, The Biltmore Hotel, and Ansley Country Club.

1997-2000  Art Director & Illustrator, RC&T Design, Atlanta, GA

Print and web design for clients including: Home Depot, Boston Market, The Paradies Shops, The Weather Chanel, and Sarasota Mall.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign, MS Word & Power Point.

1994-1997  Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Graphic Works, Atlanta, GA

Print design for clients including: Kimberly-Clark, Jurlique, and Path Foundation.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

1992-1994  Graphic Designer, Harland, Atlanta, GA

Print design for various financial institutions.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2019-1993  Part-Time Group Fitness Instructor, YMCA & Crunch Fitness, Atlanta, GA

Nationally certified group fitness instruction. Certifications and training in CPR, first aid, kinesiology, anatomy, nutrition, and communications.

1993-2015  Self-Employed Real Estate Development & Management, Atlanta, GA

Part-time design, restoration, management & marketing for several rental homes.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2022  Exhibitions Chair, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

Working with an Executive Board to coordinate six gallery exhibitions per year. Responsibilities include scheduling submissions, installations, judging, event promotions, fundraising and receptions. 

 

2021  Racial Reconciliation Group Leader, Buckhead Church, Atlanta, GA
Lead a group through a ten week, program based on the book "Be The Bridge," by Latasha Morrison. The program seeks to build relationships and understanding between white, black and brown people.

2019  Exhibits Host, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

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