National Board Certification

Chicago Public Schools/CPS & Chicago State University, 2008


Master of Arts in Teaching, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004

Thesis: Through a Wide Angle Lens: A Critical Multicultural Approach to Art Education Focusing on Identity, Representation and Photographic Images

Bachelors of Arts, Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995



School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 9 on 13 Group Exhibit, 2018

UIUC Micro-Residency Open Studio, 2017

IAEA 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017

Cat’s Cradle, Mural, Chicago, IL 2016

Homing Pigeon, Mural, Chicago, IL 2015

Chicago, Rene Arceo Press, Chicago, IL 2014

IAEA 1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL 2014

Posada 100 Years, Rene Arceo Press, Chicago, IL 2013

Boxes, Jack Palmer Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

Not Just A Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 2009

Pass It On, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, 2007

Do Your P’Art Benefit Auction, Winnetka Women’s Club, Winnetka, IL 2007

Oaxaca, Stubbs Shop, Chicago, IL 2006

The Art of Teaching I, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 2006

The Art of Teaching II, Casa Michoacan, Chicago, IL 2006

Winter, Home Show, Chicago, IL 2006

New Work, Home Show, Chicago, IL 2005

Family Line, Studio, Brooklyn, NY 2004

New Work, Studio, New York, NY 2002

Tunnel, Studio, New York, NY 2000

Mega Mix, University of California, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA 1999

Downstairs, The Basement, San Francisco, CA 1997

Group Showdown, HB Space, Los Angeles, CA 1996

Graduate Show, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1995

Points of Departure, Student Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1994




Micro-residency, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2017

Donors Choose Grant recipient, 2004-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2015

Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grant recipient, 2004-2007, 2009, 2011

DRIVE recipient, 2007-08

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Leader Award, 2004

The Society of Publication Designers 37th Annual Merit Photography Award, 2002

Outstanding Volunteer Award, Drawbridge Arts Program, 1996 






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