EDUCATION


Master of Fine Arts, Miami of Ohio, 2016.


Master of Associated Medical Sciences Degree in Biomedical Visualization,
University of Illinois at Chicago, medical campus, 1989. Human Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Pathology, etcetera, Computer Imaging Systems, Photography, Graphic and prosthetic Design.


Teaching Certification (K-12 Art), University of South Florida, 1994.


B.F.A., Kent State University, 1987. Specialization in figure sculpture and drawing. Minor in Biology.



WORK EXPERIENCE


2002-2013 Art teacher. Howland High School, Warren,Ohio. Wrestling coach.


2001-2002 Teacher. Orange Ridge/Wakeland Elementary, Bradenton, Florida.


1999 Freelance sculpture. Life size Looney Tunes figures for Warner Brothers' theme parks and retail stores, Tampa, Florida.


1997 Conceptual design of Florida Historical Park Project, Tallahassee, Florida.


Freelance sculpture for Busch Garden's Egypt Project, Tampa, Florida.


Freelance set painter for Sea World of Orlando, University of South Florida, and Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.


1995 Set and prop fabrication, Beaux Strategem, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.


1994-1998 High school art instructor, Bradenton Christian School, Bradenton, Florida.


1994 Instruct comic illustration course. Invitation to teach figure drawing course, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida.


Redesign of University of Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, and University of Miami Hurricanes logos.


1993 Prop design/construction, Modern Display and Innovisions, Tampa, Florida.


1992 Invitation to instruct figure sculpting course, R.S.A.D., Sarasota, Florida.


1990-1992 T-Shirt design/production manager, Sunshine Apparel, Sarasota Florida.


1990, 1994 Various freelance medical and editorial illustration work.


1989 Calabash Animation (2 & 3D), Chicago, Illinois.


1987-1988 Teaching Assistant, Biomedical Visualization, U.I.C., Chicago.


1984-86 Scenic Artist, Sea World of Ohio.



AWARDS/EXHIBITS


2015 Heroes and Villains, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, Maryland.


2014 A. K. Murray Grant recipient.


2014 Figurative Works, Foundry Show, Saint Charles, Missouri.


2013 I.S.C. Little Sculpture Show.


2013 I.S.C. Iron Pour Symposium. Invitation to participate with original piece.


2013 Butler 75th Area Artists Annual Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio.


2011 Solo Exhibition, IMPRINT, The Downtown Gallery, Kent, Ohio.


2011 Butler 73rd Area Artists Annual Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio.


2010 Kent State University Alumni Exhibit, Kent, Ohio.


2010 “Puppet Parlor” Puppeteers of America Southeast Festival Exhibition, Wilmington, North Carolina.


2009 37th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


2008 Art Institute of Pittsburgh Art Faculty Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


2004 Trumbull Art Guild 27th Annual Exhibit, Warren, Ohio.


1998 Greenbridge Art Show, Ohio.


1998 M.C.C. Competition, Bradenton, Florida.


1997 Winner, Sarasota Comedy Festival Comic Strip Competition (Juried by GOOSE and GRIMM's Mike Peters and HAGAR the HORRIBLE's Chris Browne). Strip name TIME FLIES.


1995 "Wertham's List" show, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.


1994 "First Night Tampa Bay" New Year's Eve Art Festival, Tampa, Florida.


1989 A.M.I. Thesis Scholarship; 3D simulator of craniovertebral junction musculature, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.


1988 Third place: Fine Arts Competition, U.I.C. Chicago, Illinois.


1987 "That Was Now, This is Then", one person show: life size figures; metal, fiberglass, styrene foam, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.



SKILLS/INTERESTS


1985, 1987 Eastern Europe Missions.


Script writing, languages, comic books, snow boarding and water skiing, volleyball, wrestling, motorcycles, scuba, kayaking, cartooning, martial arts.