Curriculum Vitae

Education

MA, Visual & Critical Studies                     Expected Completion May 2021
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

BS, Art History                                             May 2019
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

·      Minor in Museum Studies
·      3.72 cumulative GPA

Professional Experience

Gallery Assistant                                       May 2016-Present
Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

Research Assistant                                    September 2016-February 2017
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Curatorial Experience

Indigenous Future Dreaming                  August 2018-December 2018
Kendall College of Art & Design
Featuring work by four Indigenous KCAD students (including self) considering
our connections with tradition and our hopes for the future, acknowledging we are not “vanishing” and continue to resist erasure.

Resilient Women Arts Collective             April 2014-June 2014
Lantern Coffee Bar
Featuring work by women and non-binary/genderqueer artists (including self) creating work around the issue and recovery/survival from sexual violence.

Selected Published Writing

“Drag Syndrome Creates Controversy, But Also Fruitful Conversation About Disability, Queerness, and Performance Art”
On H.A.C.K. August 2019

“A Legacy of Love: Selections From the Mabel Perkins Collection at The Grand Rapids Art Museum”
On H.A.C.K. March 2019

“More of This, Please: Making Space for Equity”
On Cultured.GR April 2018

“’Art and the Mind’ Offers Little About Art, Questionable Information on the Mind”
On Cultured.GR January 2018

“Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, Muskegon Museum of Art”
On H.A.C.K. August 2017

“’Art & Healing’ Exhibition at KCAD Offers Different Perspective”
On The Rapidian March 2017

“’US IS THEM’ Asks Hard Questions & Seeks Communal Solutions”
On H.A.C.K. February 2017

“Watching You Watch Art: Gallery Guard Reflections”
On H.A.C.K. October 2015

“Why a White Poet Should Not Be Attempting to Reclaim the ‘N-Word’”
On Hyperallergic May 2015

“Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression”
On Hyperallergic May 2015

“Art, Magic, and Pagan Theology”
On Patheos Public Square February 2015

Conferences, Presentations, & Other Talks

“Crip Solidarity & Access Intimacy in the Arts,” Panel Co-Chair, CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 14, 2020

“Lalla Essaydi & Self-Representation,” presented at Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI, January 22, 2019.

“’You Should Wear Your Revolution’: Why Jae Jarrell’s Revolutionary Style Matters,” presented at the Grand Rapids Undergraduate Art History Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI, April 13, 2018.

Honors and Awards

KCAD Graduate Merit Scholarship 2020-2021

KCAD Endowed General Scholarship 2020-2021

KCAD Masters of Visual & Critical Studies Fellowship 2019-2021

Dorothy J. Thurston Scholarship (GR Community Foundation) 2019-2020

KCAD Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2016-2019

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation Scholarship 2016-2019

VanSteenberg Endowed Scholarship 2018-2019

Dr. Stanford Stoddard Family Scholarship 2017-2018

Memberships

KCAD Art History Club 2018-Present

CAA (formerly College Art Association) 2018-Present

International Center of Medieval Art 2019

Other Related Volunteer Community Work

KCAD Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee 2020-2021
Student Representative

Grand Rapids Pride Center 2020
Accessibility Coordinator for Grand Rapids Pride Festival

Impractical Spaces 2020
Editor of Grand Rapids edition of Archive of Defunct Artist-Run Spaces

TGNC Advisory Committee 2019-Present
Advisory Member, Event Planner, & Coordinator of annual Trans Arts Showcase

Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives 2017
Administrative Support

DisArt 2014-2015
Accessibility Committee Member

Arts In Motion Studios 2014-2015
Board Member, A Chair Affair Planning Committee Member, & Marketing
Committee Lead

Avenue for the Arts 2012-2014
Event Planner Committee Member, Documenter, Curator, Artist participant