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Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 2015

Georgetown University, M.A., Communication, Culture and Technology, Washington, DC, 2009
Thesis: Leaving Something to the Imagination: Neo-Burlesque, Gendered Spectacle, and New Subcultural Forms

Maryland Institute College of Art, B.F.A., Photography (cum laude), Baltimore, MD, 2005

Select Curatorial Projects

Blue Freedom: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC, November 17 – December 10, 2017

Close at Hand, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Gallery, Washington, DC, October 6 – November 10, 2017

Footprint aka The Lansburgh’s Notebook, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC, April 15 – May 6, 2017

FAILED EVOLUTION, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY, February 28 – March 6, 2017 (co-curator)

Strange Landscapes, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, June 25 – October 2, 2016 (co-curator)

Full-Scale Exercise, Field Projects at Artist-Run, SATELLITE, Miami, FL, December 1 – 6, 2015

Marginalias, Field Projects, New York, NY, September 3 – October 24, 2015

S/N, The Kitchen, New York, NY, May 22 – June 13, 2015 (co-curator)

Strange Bedfellows, presented by Washington Project for the Arts at VisArts, Rockville, MD, October 17 – November 23, 2014

Social Construction, Wyatt Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, May 10 – June 9, 2013

Something Other Than the Present, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, June 17 – July 17, 2011

Barter, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, July 2 – July 30, 2010


In the galleries: Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, November 30, 2017

In the galleries: Close at Hand, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, October 27, 2017

What It Was: Gentrification and Recent Art History in DC, Mike Iacovone, BmoreArt, April 21, 2017

In the galleries: A visual guide to a shrinking arts scene, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, April 27, 2017

More Than You Can Chew: Priorities for Armory Week in New York, Natalie Hegert, MutualArt/Huffington Post, March 1, 2017

Inside SPRING/BREAK, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside a Times Square Office Building, Scott Lynch, Gothamist, March 1, 2017

Wild World, Mike Iacovone, BmoreArt, September 30, 2016

Excavating the Layers Under the Landscape, Alexis Clements, Hyperallergic, September 16, 2016

In the galleries: Strange Landscapes explores gardens of unearthly delights, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, September 15, 2016

11 Artists Give Landscape Art a Much-Needed Makeover, Andrew Nunes, The Creators Project, August 12, 2016

Landscape Art is Pushed to New Limits in Arlington Arts Center’s ‘Strange Landscapes’, Erin Devine, Washington City Paper, July 22, 2016


Temporary Art: Remembering DC’s Artist-Run Spaces
in We’re SO not getting our security deposit back: A guide to defunct artist-run spaces, DC EditionBeltway Public Works and ArtFCity, Natalie Campbell, Paddy Johnson, and Blair Murphy ed., October, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts Celebrates Judy Chicago’s Landmark ‘Dinner Party’, Interview with Judy Chicago, DCist, September 12, 2017

Why Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts Would Hurt Rural Americans the Most, Hyperallergic, May 31, 2017

In a Performance, a Soundscape Invokes the Brutality of Slavery
Hyperallergic, Nov. 17, 2016

Call and Response
in S/N, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, Benjamin Young, ed., May, 2015

Additional arts coverage and criticism for BmoreArt, DCist, Hyperallergic, Daily Serving, and other outlets.

Select Speaking Engagements

Free Parking: The Jefferson Place Gallery, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, October 12

Luce Artist Talk for Footprint aka The Lansburgh’s Notebook, Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, April 30, 2017

IN: Blair Murphy, Podcast hosted by NLS, Kingston, Jamaica, November 17, 2015
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DIY Education Experiments, CAA at CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, February 13, 2015 with BFAMFAPhD

The Artist as Debtor, Cooper Union, New York, NY, January 23, 2015 with BFAMFAPhD

Crossing Brooklyn First Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, January 3, 2015 with BFAMFAPhD

Slide Sessions: A Stitch in Time, presented by NURTUREart at Brooklyn Fireproof East, Brooklyn, NY, October 20, 2014

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous, National Academy of the Sciences, Washington, DC, May 24, 2012

Related Professional Experience

DC Arts Center, Managing Director
Washington, DC, November 2016 – Present

Field Projects, Partner
New York, NY, June 2015 – September 2016

Washington Project for the Arts, Program Director
Washington, DC, March 2011 – September 2013

Washington Project for the Arts, Membership Director
Washington, DC, July 2010 – March 2011

District of Columbia Arts Center, Office Manager
Washington, DC, August 2007 – July 2010

Provisions Library, Program Associate
Washington, DC, September, 2005 – July 2007

Professional Affiliations

Member, ArtTable, New York, NY and Washington, DC, 2013-Present

Advisory Committee Member, NLS, Kingston, Jamaica, 2012-Present

Curator, Sparkplug Artist Collective, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, 2009-2012