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Education

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


Curatorial Projects

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)

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

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

Facts and Fictions, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, June 18 – July 18, 2010

Sparkplug: Findings, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, October 16 – November 15, 2009 (co-curator)

Sparkplug: New Work, Jenkins Community Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, June 19 – August 22, 2009 (co-curator)


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


Writing

Freelance writing for various outlets, including Hyperallergic,  Bmoreart, and Daily Serving


Select Speaking Engagements

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

Curator’s Talk, Strange Landscapes, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, September 10, 2016

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

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


Professional Affiliations

Partner, Field Projects, New York, NY, 2015-October 2016

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