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CV

EDUCATION
  • 2015-present MFA (pending) Studio Art Ceramics. University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (expected completion May 2019)
     

  • 2018 Graduate Academic Certificate in Art Museum Education; University of North Texas
     

  • 2001 Bachelor of Arts Media Advertising and Graphic Design, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
     

  • 2013-2015 Post-baccalaureate work in art history and studio art, including ceramics, painting, drawing, and metals. Dallas County Community College District, Farmers Branch, Texas

Museum Experience

2019

C3 Visiting artist project at the Dallas Musuem of Art in Dallas, TX.

  • Created a participatory installation that poses questions addressing the artworks in the museum's collection.

 

2018

Public Programs and Interpretation Internship at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Fort Worth, Texas

  • Responsibilities include creating observations notes, assist in the implementation of Public Programs, create content for an Art Cart activity, research and lead a Story Time program for families with children.

2016

Research Assistant at Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas, Texas

  • Conducted feedback interviews on concept designs for the upcoming Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Principal investigator Mariana Adams, Ed. D.

Teaching Experience

 

Teaching Fellow. Beginning Ceramics. Spring 2019, University of North Texas. ​

  • Created curriculum to address the basic techniques of ceramics.

 

Digital Fabrication Lab Technician, CVAD, University of North Texas.

 

​​Fall semester 2018 - Beginning Ceramics Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. 

Fall semester 2018 - Fabrication Lab Assistant at the University of North Texas.

 

2017-present

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Denton, Texas

  • Courses include lab sections for Core Design 1 and 2. Responsibilities include instruction of undergraduate students for studio art foundation courses. Topics: fundamental elements in design, 2D and 3D design, creative problem solving, and applications using the Arduino platform.

2014-2015

Private Instructor, West Lake, Texas

  • At-home ceramics tutor for a 7 year old student

 

2014

Teaching Assistant, Dallas Arts Studio, Dallas, Texas

  • Painting and drawing teaching assistant to children ages 5-12

Graphic Design Experience

2014-2015           

Freelance Designer, Dallas, Texas

  • Production assistant to digital publications such as Live Happy magazine, Direct Selling News magazine, and Success magazine.

  • Layout design and production for e-book Going to the Well by Janet H. Cronstedt and J.M. Emmert

 

2008-2013           

Design Director, Direct Selling News magazine, Lake Dallas, Texas

  • Designed layout of monthly print and digital magazine and marketing materials

  • Edited images and finalized products for pre-press uploads

  • Designed and maintained daily content for the website

  • Translated documents from English to Spanish

 

2003-2008           

Graphic Designer, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

  • Designed advertising layouts for Spanish publication Al Dia.

  • Translated documents from English to Spanish

 

2002-2003           

VergeTech, Freelance graphic design, Addison, Texas

  • Designed and coded websites with HTML and CSS

 

2001-2002           

Polar Bear Media. Web designer. El Paso, Texas

  • Designed and coded websites with HTML and CSS

Group and Student Exhibitions

2018

(non)standard Exhibition at Texas Woman’s University 

  • Co-Curated an Invitational exhibition of undergraduate and Graduate students that incorporate digital fabrication and handmade processes in their artwork. The exhibition was part of the TWU Humanizing the Digital Symposium organized by the North Texas Digital Fabrication Group.

 

Function

  • Ceramics Graduate and Undergraduate Student Exhibition at UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

WIP

  • Participated in a collaborative demonstration of works in progress at the UNT Cora Stafford Gallery.

 

2017

Sculpture Graduate Student Exhibition at UNT Lightwell Gallery, Denton, Texas

Clay Guild Expo, UNT Union Gallery, Denton, Texas

Emerging Artist Student Exhibition, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas

 

2016

Ceramics Student Exhibition at Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

Visual Speedbump, Angela Faz Studio, Dallas, Texas

2015

Visual Speed Bump, Angela Faz Studios, Dallas, Texas

2014

Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit, Capital One Headquarters, Plano, Texas

Visual Speed Bump, Angela Faz Studios, Dallas, Texas

Juried Student Art Show, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

2013

Student Art Show, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

Art Conspiracy 9. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2012

Art Conspiracy 8. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2011

Forces of Nature. Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas             

Art Conspiracy 7. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2010

Art Conspiracy 6. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2009

Art Conspiracy 5. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2007

Día de Los Muertos. Bath House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Art Conspiracy 3. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2006

International Rescue Committee, Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum

Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2006

Co-curated Horrors of the Enchanted Wasteland. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

Six by Six. Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2005

Art Conspiracy 2. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

Art Conspiracy 1. Benefit Auction, Dallas, Texas

2004

Visionaries. Co-curated group exhibition. Art Bar, Dallas, Texas

Le Cinque Femmes. Avenue Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

2015

UNT Clay Guild

Assisted with monthly student meetings

Assisted with student participation at annual arts and crafts festival

 

2006

International Rescue Committee

Assisted refugee family from Iran

Participated in annual fundraising art event

 

2005-2012

Art Conspiracy

Assisted executive team with annual fundraising event. Responsibilities included artist sign-ins, organizing art-handlers, set-up and tear-down of event

SKILLS

 

Fluent in Spanish and English

Print and digital book design

Magazine layout and design

Image editing

Production and print management

Organizations

UNT Clay Guild

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Software Knowledge

Epilog software Fusion, Helix, and Zing laser cutting machines

Resin and plastic filament 3D printing

VCarve software for CNC Router

Sure Cuts-a-lot Pro Vinyl cutter software

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Proficient in CMS web content management, HTML, CSS

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Awards
  • 2018
    Toulouse Graduate School Travel Grant with matching funds from the UNT Clay Guild

  • 2017
    Project Grant Award by the 
    College of Visual Arts Student Award for a workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts in Crafts and Scholarship by the Friends of Arrowmont for a workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

  • 2015
    Tuscan Ceramics Study Abroad Scholarship, La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy

  • 2014
    Tuition Scholarship by the School of Fine Art at  Brookhaven College

  • 2014 Juried Exhibition Prize for “Spider Monster at the Park,” Brookhaven’s permanent art collection

Studio Training

Specialized in interdisciplinary artwork with an emphasis on ceramic sculpture. Firingint techniques  low-fire techniques on electric and gas kilns, paper clay, terra sigillata applications.

  • 2018 Wood fire ceramics two-day workshop, Tool, Texas

  • 2016 Ceramics Surface Workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • 2015 Ceramics Handbuilding, La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy.  

  • 2013 Creative Arts Center, Ceramics and Drawing Workshops, Dallas, Texas