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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

2023       Finalist, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Fall Juried Exhibit

2022       Finalist, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Members Only Fall Juried Exhibit

               2nd Place, Atlanta Artists Center, Being Human Exhibit
               2nd Place, Atlanta Artists Center, Inspired Exhibit

2020       Chelko Foundation Endowed Scholarship

2018-20  Savannah College of Art & Design Achievement Scholarship

2017       Merit Award, Artfields

2016       Finalist, Cake Wars Season 3, Episode 10: Paddington Bear, Food Network

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

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2023       Portrait Society of Atlanta, Fall Juried Exhibit

               Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, GA

2022       Portrait Society of Atlanta, Members Only Fall Juried Exhibit
               Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Roswell, GA

               Inspired, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

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

               The Drawing Show, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

               Being Human Exhibit, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA

2021       EngageMINT, MINT, Atlanta, GA

               American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit

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

 

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

               The Portrait Society of Atlanta Members Only Fall Juried Exhibit, 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 & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023       Infections of Mythology, Solo Exhibit, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2022       Fall Group Exhibit, Distillery of Modern Art, Atlanta, GA

               Beyond Go Figure III, Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA

 

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

2020       Lisa Matrundola, Salon Next Gallery, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2023       Adjunct Professor of Foundation Studies, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

 

2021-23  Instructor, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
               Classes and workshops focused on oil painting and mixed-media sculpture. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2023     Atlanta Arts Alliance Studio Tour, Participating Artist

2022     Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece
             Two week residency focused on Greek culture, painting and sculpting.

2022     Commission, Amy James, Atlanta, GA

             60"x 48" 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.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2023  Board Member, MINT, Atlanta, GA
Fundraising, exhibit promotion, web design support and gallery assistance.

 

2022  Exhibits 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. 

 

2021-22  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.

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