2001 MFA, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley
1999 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Honors: The Harry Lord Ford Award Department Award, UCB
Madrakoff Award (1998 & 1999), SFAI
San Francisco Art Institute Grant
2017 -- present Teaching Artist, Art Rewards The Student program(ARTS), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Teaching Artist for fourth and fifth grade ARTS program. Responsibilities include developing lesson plans and providing
instruction in Sonoma elementary school classrooms and installing annual ARTS exhibition at SVMA.
2015 -- present Visual Artist and Arts Instructor, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
2017--present Visual Arts Instructor, Arts Enrichment Program,
Co-creator and instructor for a collaborative arts enrichment program between MarinMOCA and Novato Unified School District.
Duties include full responsibility for development and implementation of curriculum/ projects, classroom instruction,
museum visits, and teacher training.
2016-- present "Workshops for Kids!"
Creator of and instructor for an ongoing painting and mixed media workshop series for children ages 5 - 10. Topics of
exploration include basic color theory, composition, and creative self expression.
2016 -- present Drawing, Painting, & Collage
Instructor for private drawing and painting classes. Topics of exploration include contour, value, perspective, color theory,
and composition. Classroom sessions are informed by visits to MarinMOCA’s galleries and studios.
2016--present Figure Drawing Workshops
Instructor for figure drawing workshops in collaboration with local animation and gaming studios. Duties include running
sessions, booking models and facilitating dialogue around the work.
2002 -- 2015 Full-time Faculty The Art Institute of California-San Francisco
2010 -- 2015 Advanced Expressive Figure Drawing Studio II
Instructor for a graduate level drawing course. Content focuses on body form, motion, emotions and the clothed figure.
2010 -- 2015 Advanced Expressive Figure Drawing Studio I
Instructor for a graduate level drawing course. Topics include the anatomy and the human figure as it relates to animation.
2014 History of 20th Century (Modern) Art and Design
Instructor for a graduate level seminar which explores information regarding the artistic character of the post-modern and
the anti-aesthetic. Student presentations, projects, and readings focus on Modern and Contemporary artists and movements.
2003 -- 2015 Drawing and Anatomy
Instructor for an introductory anatomy for artists course. Student’s focus on rendering life forms in space, emphasizing basic
anatomical structures of human and animal forms.
2005 -- 2015 Life Drawing and Gesture
Instructor for a continued introductory course. The course focuses on an interpretation of the human body, based on major
masses organized by gestural line. Emphasis is on line of action, gesture, motion, measurement, and foreshortening.
2002 -- 2009 Painting
Instructor for beginning painting class. Students employ elements of design in painting with an emphasis on developing a
personal style through concept, creativity and interpretation. Mediums include watercolor, gouache, and acrylic.
2002 -- 2012 Articulation Coordinator
Developer of articulation agreements with both secondary and post- secondary institutions. Duties include: reviewing curricula,
evaluating student work, and initiating and maintaining relationships with schools from the surrounding area. Also with an
additional focus on high school art and regional occupational programs with the goal of fostering youths’ interest in art related
2006 -- 2012 Portfolio Committee
Reviewer of student portfolios. Duties include: developing and maintaining artistic and academic standards in the life drawing
courses, and awarding prizes to graduating students for excellence in life drawing.
2003 -- 2005 Life Drawing
Instructor for an intense studio drawing course focusing on breaking down forms for animation. Students learn to draw the
gesture and movements of humans and animals.
2002 Figure Drawing Workshop
Instructor for figure drawing workshop for potential students as part of the Institute’s “Open House” series. The focus and
accompanying exercises are created and carried out by the instructor.
2001 -- 2002 Adjunct Faculty The Art Institute of California -San Francisco
2001 -- 2015 Observational Drawing
Instructor for beginning drawing class. Course involves the observation and translation of three-dimensional form into
two- dimensional drawings. Students build skills in composition, line quality, value, perspective, and human anatomy.
1999 -- 2001 Graduate Student Instructor University of California, Berkeley
2000 -- 2001 Introduction to Visual Thinking
Instructor for a conceptually based foundation art class. An autonomous teaching situation where the syllabus, all
exercises, and teaching responsibilities are created and carried out by the Graduate Student Instructor. Basic premise
of class: to guide students through three projects, suggesting materials and media to best communicate their ideas.
2000 The Language of Painting
Teacher’s Assistant under Professor Katherine Sherwood for an introductory level painting class. Duties included, facilitating
students’ progress by engaging with them on a one on one basis, teaching the class in professor’s absence, giving slide lectures,
and demonstrating painting techniques and materials. Mediums include oil and acrylic.
1999 Beginning Painting
Teacher’s Assistant under Professor Wendy Sussman for an introductory level painting class. Duties included, facilitating
students’ progress by engaging with them on a one to one basis, leading group critiques, and demonstrating painting techniques
and materials. Mediums include oil and acrylic.
2017 Honorable Mention, Juror Jennifer Farris Owner STUDIO Gallery, "Light" MarinMOCA, Novato CA
2016 Honorable Mention, Juror Maria Medua Director SFMOMA Artists Gallery, "Layers" MarinMOCA, Novato CA
2006 The Trailblazer Award, Faculty Excellence Committee, AICA-SF
2002 -- 2005 Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2018 InnerScapes: MarinMOCA Member Show, MarinMOCA, Novato CA
2017 Light: MarinMOCA Member Show, MarinMOCA, Novato CA
2016 Juried Artists of MarinMOCA Member Show, MarinMOCA, Novato CA
Seventh Annual Altered Book and Book arts Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
Layers: MarinMOCA Member Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA, Juror Maria Medua
2010 Revisions: New Creations from Scrap, Eco Center, SF CA Curators: Meg Shifffler, Samara Rivers,& J.D. Beltran
2009 Group Show, Michelle O'Connor Gallery, Blue Studio, SF CA
Resurrect: Art of the Reclaimed Object, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ Curator: Claire Schneider
Group Show, Michelle O'Connor Gallery, Blue Studio, SF CA
2008 Winterfest 2008, SomArts, San Francisco CA
New-In, Hun Gallery, New York NY
Group Show, Michelle O’Connor Gallery, The Blue Studio, San Francisco, CA
A Night with Agnes, Blue Studio, San Francisco, CA
Everywhere at Once, Mission Open Studios, The Blue Studio, San Francisco, CA
The Art of Teaching, The Art Institute of California- SF, San Francisco, CA
The Big Tiny, Paper Airplane Collective, San Francisco, CA
2007 Tori-no-Ichi Festival, Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco, CA
A Form of Resistance, The Tricycle, San Francisco, CA
2006 Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York NY
DRIFT, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx NY. Curator: Eileen Olivieri Torpey
2004 ANA33, Holter Museum of Art, Helena Montana. Curator: Larry Thomas
21st Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA Curator: Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson
2003 MDR, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Headlands Center for the Arts Spring Open House, Sausalito, CA
2002 Repurpose, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA Curator: Nicolas Bourriaud
Headlands Center for the Arts Fall Open House, Sausalito, CA
I/O (# 4) San Francisco, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curator: Michael Smit
Art Alumni Group Exhibit, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, CA. Curator: Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson
AiCA-SF Faculty Art Show, Art Institute of California-SF, San Francisco, CA
Headlands Center for the Arts Summer Open House, Sausalito, CA
Inhibition Exhibition, Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2001 Five Star, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA Curator: Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson
Solo Exhibition: New Works, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley CA
1999 New Recruits, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley CA
Blind Date-Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Blind Date-Berkeley, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley CA
Visual Nectar Rizzoli Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Senior Show, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1998 Spring Show, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1997 Nudes & Dudes, Mission Underground, San Francisco, CA
2008 Visiting Artist Lecture: Cindy Imhoff, Rutgers Department of Fine Art, The State University of New Jersey, Camden NJ
2001 Artist Talk, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA
Selected Curatorial Projects and Workshops:
2014 “Art Camp” Collaboration with Denise Laws
2008 -- 2011 Wine Label Scholarship Competition, The Art Institute of California-SF, San Francisco CA
Juxtaposition, Rutgers Department of Fine Art, The State University of New Jersey, Camden NJ
2008 --present Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2008 --present The Irving Sandler Artists File, Artists Space, New York, NY
2001 -- 2003 Artist Registry, Gen Art SF, San Francisco, California
2015 Expanded Drawing Practices November 2015, expandeddrawingpractices.blogspot.com
Member Mondays 9/21/15- 9/27/15, FaceBook Marin MOCA
2006 ArtSEEN Plus, ArtSEEN Journal, London UK, Florence, Italy
2001 Look: Spring 2001, UC Berkeley Art Museum and PFA Quarterly
Five Star, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, (catalog) Berkeley, CA
2000 New American Paintings: The MFA Annual, Open Studios Press
Susan Hagstrum, Minneapolis, MN
Flora Grubb, San Francisco, CA
Peter Parisot, San Francisco, CA
Mark Brindmoore, San Francisco, CA
Steve Brindmoore, Berkeley, CA
Rebecca Sauer, Brooklyn , NY
Venske & Spaenle, Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth Demaray, New York, NY
Alicia Falango, San Francisco, CA
Eric Amoy, San Francisco, CA
Lee Hansen, San Francisco, CA
Barbara Brookins-Schneider, San Francisco, CA
Gretchen Wolfe, San Francisco, CA
Francine Szymanoski, San Francisco, CA
Julian Grey, San Francisco, CA
Andreas Velasquez, Moss Beach, CA