Born and raised in Southern California and currently residing near Philadelphia, PA, I specialize in handmade photographic processes but have been known to rebel and use digital as well.
Associate of Fine Arts
Degrees in both Fine Art and Photography studies Delaware College of Art and Design, 2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photography, the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
Educational Awards and Scholarships
2008, Patron’s Award, Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition 2009, Barbara Blondeau Memorial Grant, Finalist
2009, Peters Valley Craft Education Center Award
2007, ’08, ’09 Marshall Bridge Welding Workshop (sculpture), Kennett Square, PA; Stan Smokler, instructor
2007, ’08, ’09, ‘10 Alternative Photographic Processes and Advanced Alternative Photographic Processes, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME; Christopher James, instructor
2012, Advanced Alternative Processes: Projects with Christopher James at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, NM, continued instruction in wet plate photography.
2012-Present, Consistently takes yearly workshops, both private and group size with Christopher James, Diana Bloomfield, and others.
Delaware College of Art and Design, Continuing Education Program “Alternative Photographic Processes”, spring session 2008 and summer session 2008
2007, Delaware Women’s Conference, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, and the Newark Arts Alliance, Newark DE
2008, A Decade of DCAD + 1 (fundraiser to benefit the college’s scholarship program),participated in the exhibition and artwork was sold in the auction, also volunteered services as staff support, Wilmington, DE
2008, Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition, Phillips Mill, New Hope PA
2008, Alternative Processes: A Traveling Exhibition, Christopher James, juror; Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio TX
2009, A Decade of DCAD + 2 (fundraiser to benefit the college’s scholarship program), participated in the exhibition and artwork was sold in the auction, Wilmington DE
2009, Delaware College of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition, Wilmington DE 2010
2010, Reverie 13, Gallery H, Burbank CA
2010, Print Exchange Program Participating Colleges/Universities: Alberta College of Art and Design, Alberta, Canada Collin College, Plano, TX Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN Orange Coast College, Mesa, CA University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2010, FotoFestiwal International Festival of Photography, Factory of Photography Exhibition, Lodz, Poland
2010, The Pin-up Show for the SPE National Conference in Philadelphia, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2010, Art Unleashed, The University of the Arts (benefit supporting student scholarships)
2012, Portfolio for American Dreaming featured on Fotomuseo's website from April to May.
2012, Three images from American Dreaming in the gallery exhibition "Play", A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, honorable mention. June 22 to July 29; juror Angela Bacon-Kidwell
2012, Image from American Dreaming in the online annex for the "Alternative Realities" exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. August 7 - September 1, 2012; juror Laura Moya
2012, Two images from American Dreaming in the gallery exhibition "The Unreal" at The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA; exhibition dates October 31 - December 1; juror Ken Rosenthal
2012, One image from American Dreaming chosen by Blue Mitchell for the Plates to Pixels catalog (published 12/28/12) and online gallery exhibition titled, "Enchantment"
2013, Two wet plate tintypes selected for the gallery exhibition "Methods (Alternative)", The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA; January 30 - February 23 2013; juror Christopher James; "Genetically Enhanced Fruit Still Life" was featured in the physical gallery, and "The Playroom" was selected for the online gallery.
2013, One image from American Dreaming selected for exhibition in "TPS 22: The International Competition". First exhibition at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas from 3/1/13 - 3/31/13, then the show traveled for a year throughout the state of Texas. Juror: Blue Mitchell
2014, Gumoil print, After the Fire, A Graceful Exit, selected for exhibition in “The Alternative Approach” at The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, Feb, 2014; juror: Christopher James
Christopher James, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Third Edition, (CENGAGE Learning, 2015)
The gumoil process, gumoil tutorial, http://www.alternativephotography.com/the-gumoil-process/, February, 2017