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A B O U T  M E

(b. 1994) Currently based out of Peoria, Illinois.  

Check out my artist interview series, The Familiar Realm, co-hosted by Katie Neece, on YouTube + Instagram (@thefamilarrealm).

 

Curriculum Vitae 

 

EDUCATION   

2021                             M.F.A. in Studio Art (Painting & Drawing), University of Notre Dame
2017                             B.A. in English (Honors with High Distinction), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

MEMBERSHIPS & RESIDENCIES
2019                             Kylemore Abbey Global Center Graduate Artist Residency, Dublin & Connemara, Ireland

2017 - 2019                Emerging Artist Collective member, Peoria, IL
2017-2018                  Resident artist at The Studios on Sheridan in the Sunbeam Building

SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD (*denotes solo exhibition)

2021                             Into the Chthulucene: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN

2020                           New Perspectives in Drawing + Painting, St. Louis Artists' Guild, MO, Virtual Exhibition (Juror: Justin Henry Miller)

                                                https://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new-perspectives-in-drawing-and-painting

2020                           Y-Art Sale for Charity, Project 1612, Peoria, IL

2020                           Art in the Time of Quarantine, The Art Center Highland Park, IL, Virtual Exhibition

                                                https://theartcenterhp.org/art-in-the-time-of-quarantine

2020                           Convergences, Solarium Gallery, The Graduate School, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (Juried)

2020                           In the Wake Of (2nd Year MFA Show), A/AH/D Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2019                            Immersion, Kylemore Abbey Global Center, Connemara, Ireland

2019                            Selected Works, Happy Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019                            Piece of Mind, Peoria Public Library, Main Branch Gallery, Peoria, IL

2018                            New Faces (First Year MFA Show), A/AH/D Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2018                            Unseen Voices, Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, Peoria, IL

2018                            *Into the Chthulucene, Ear in the Envelope, Peoria, IL

2018                            *Featured Artist, One World Cafe, Peoria, IL

2018                            Nefelibata, Union Street Gallery, Indiana University, Kokomo, IN
2018                            The Paint Room, Center Gallery, Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL
2018                            February Flowers, Persimmon Lofts, Peoria, IL
2017                            Resident Show, featuring resident artists of the Studios on Sheridan,
                                           Center Gallery, Sunbeam Building, Peoria, IL
2017                            Ignite Peoria 2017, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL
2017                            Figuration, UIUC Life Drawing Club, [co][lab], Urbana, IL
2016                            *Internal Complexions, Junction City Shopping Center, Peoria, IL
 
INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021                             Instructor of Record, Drawing I, Spring 2021, University of Notre Dame (Hybrid Instruction)

2020                           Instructor of Record, Drawing I, Fall 2020, University of Notre Dame (Hybrid Instruction)

2020                           Instructor of Record, Drawing I, Spring 2020, University of Notre Dame (In-Person)

2019                            Instructor of Record, Drawing I, Fall 2019, University of Notre Dame (In-Person)

2019                            Drawing Instructor, High School Art Day, Spring 2019, University of Notre Dame

2019                            Teaching Assistant, Drawing I, Spring 2019, under Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame

2018                            Teaching Assistant, Painting I, Fall 2018, under Maria Tomasula, University of Notre Dame

2018                            Figure Drawing Instructor, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN

2018                            Figure Drawing Instructor, Nude Attitude, Peoria Fine Arts Guild, Peoria, IL

2017-2018                 First Friday Participant & Demonstrator, Peoria, IL
2017-2018                 Volunteer "Exploratory" Instructor (Pen + Ink; Lettering), Washington Gifted Middle School, Peoria, IL     
2017                             Ignite! Peoria, Educational demonstration, oil painting, Peoria, IL
2017                             Live art demonstration (oil painting), Riley’s Cupcake and Coffee Lounge, Peoria, IL
 
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2021                             Striving for Excellence in Teaching Certificate, Kaneb Center for Teaching + Learning, University of Notre Dame

2020                            Graduate Student Research Award, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame

2018 - Present           Full tuition waiver and graduate stipend, Dept. of Art, Art History, and Design, University of Notre Dame

2019                             Graduate Student Professional Development Award, University of Notre Dame

2017                             Stevick Foundation - Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research, Outstanding, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2017                             Donald Smalley Thesis Award, Dept. of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016                             Raymond Seng Scholarship, Dept. of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016                             E. Veda Streitmatter & Arlys Conrad Scholarship, Dept. of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

2021 - present           Co-founder and co-host of video podcast The Familiar Realm (@thefamilarrealm), alongside Katie Neece

                                       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdi_zadNWej_loDkbwfXxUw

2021                             (Forthcoming, as author) “Strange & Sessile Liveliness: Vegetal Possibility in Art, Speculative Fiction, and Philosophy”

                                      Hyphen Journal, Issue 3: Ecologies, Summer 2021

                                      (Accepted, awaiting peer-review) University of Westminster, UK, CREAM  http://hy-phen.space/journal/

2021                             (As Author) “Into the Chthulucene” by Ana V. Fleming, MFA Graduate Thesis Paper, University

                                       of Notre Dame, Department of Art, Art History, + Design, Hesburgh Library

                                       https://onesearch.library.nd.edu/permalink/f/tgve9/ndu_aleph006013086

2021                             (As subject) "MFA students present final thesis projects in Snite museum" by Maggie Eastland, The Observer

                                      read article
2019                             (As subject) "Kylemore Abbey Residency," A/AH/D Website, University of Notre Dame

                                       read article

PRESENTATIONS

2020                           Guest Presenter: Why Graduate School?, BFA Seminar (Instructor: Lucas Korte), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2020                           Guest Presenter: Teaching Presentation (Drawing 1), Professional Practices

                                               (Instructor: Prof. Maria Tomasula), University of Notre Dame, Fall 2020

2017                             Undergraduate Research Week, English Symposium, Honors Thesis Presentation

                                      Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign