EDUCATION:           University of North Texas    MFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing.  May 2007.     

      Edinboro University of Pennsylvania   BFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing.  May 2003.                             

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2016-Present           Purdue University.  West Lafayette, Indiana.

2015 - 2016              Ivy Tech Community College.  Avon, Indiana.

2010 - 2014              Front Range Community College.  Boulder, Colorado.

2010 - 2013              Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.  Denver, Colorado.

2009 - 2010             University of Colorado.  Boulder, Colorado.

2005 - 2007              University of North Texas.  Denton, Texas.

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2014                          Individual show of metalwork and jewelry at NAJA art gallery.  Denver, Colorado.

                                  Narrative Forms.  Two-person exhibition at Muse Gallery, Longmont Council of the Arts.  Longmont, Colorado.

2009                          Forms in Metal.  Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College.  El Cajon, California.  

2008                          …of Lineage and Legacy: visual conversations on jewelry and metalworks.  Curated by Gail M. Brown.  Exhibition in

                         conjunction with 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.  Savannah College of Art and Design.  Savannah, Georgia.

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:  

2007                          Nascence: An Exploration of Growth and Becoming.  MFA exhibition of metalwork.  Cora-Stafford Gallery at University of North Texas. 

2003                                Sentience.  BFA exhibition of metalwork and intaglio prints.  Bates Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

2009                          11th Annual Handcrafted Juried exhibition.  The Arts Center at the Imperial Center.  Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 

2008                               Visual Arts Society of Texas 40th Annual Spring Exhibition.  Denton Council on the Arts.  Denton, Texas.

       Overflow.  Exhibition in conjunction with the 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.  Savannah College of Art and

      Design.  Savannah, Georgia.

       10th Annual Handcrafted Juried Exhibition.  The Arts Center at the Imperial Center.   Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

       Materials: Hard and Soft.  Denton Council on the Arts.  Denton, Texas. 

2007                               Beyond Studio 9: An Exhibition of Alumni from Edinboro

               University’s Metals ProgramBruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

                       2nd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition.  Gallery 100 Gallery at Arizona State University. 

                   Fusion: 7th Biennial International Juried Student Exhibition. (Catalogue) Columbus Recreation & Parks Cultural Arts Center. Columbus, Ohio.

                       Metal Arts 2007. (Catalogue) Ellen Noel Art Museum.  Odessa, Texas.  

                       Visual Arts Society of Texas 39th Annual Spring Exhibition.  Denton Council on the Arts.   Denton, Texas. 

                              Materials: Hard and Soft Exhibition. Denton Council on the Arts. Denton, Texas. 

       9th Annual Handcrafted Juried Art Exhibition.  The Arts Center at the Imperial Center.  Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

2006                               Fine Contemporary Crafts.  Artspace Gallery One. Raleigh, North Carolina.

       Polished:  Three Decades of Metal at UNT.  UNT Artspace. Fort Worth, Texas.

       By The Hand: A National Juried Exhibition of Traditional and Innovative Craft.  Bedford Gallery. Walnut Creek, California. 

       5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2006. (Catalogue) Sophia, Bulgaria. 

       Visual Arts Society of Texas 38th Annual Visual Arts Spring Exhibition.  Denton Council on the Arts.  Denton, Texas. 

 

REGIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014                            Front Range Community College art faculty exhibition.  Longmont, Colorado.

2012                            Front Range Community College art faculty exhibition.  Longmont, Colorado.

2010                            Diverse Perspectives.  Front Range Community College art faculty exhibition.  Longmont, Colorado. 

2007                               31st Annual Student Art Competition. Union Gallery at University of North Texas.

         Dissipation: a group exhibition about water.  Cora-Stafford Gallery at the University of North Texas.

2006                                Paper and Metal: Etchings by Stefanie Ramsey and Metalwork by Jessica MohlCora-Stafford Gallery at University of North Texas. 

         1st Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition. Banter Cafe, Denton, Texas. 

         Annual Voertman Student Art Competition.  SOVA Gallery at University of North Texas. 

        30th Annual Student Art Competition.  Union Gallery at University of North Texas. 

         2005                           Out of Site. An online exhibition of art works placed throughout Denton, Texas.  Web address:  www.gillensarmy.com\outofsite\

         Annual Voertman Student Exhibition.  SOVA Gallery at University of North Texas. 

2003                           2003 Annual Student Art ExhibitionBruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

2002                           2002 Annual Student Art ExhibitionBruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

2001                           2001 Annual Student Art ExhibitionBruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:    

2014                           Husband-Wife at Muse puts your senses to work. Longmont Times-Call.  January 2014.  Article by Quentin Young.

                                          Narrative Forms Exhibition.  ART Enthusiast: Longmont Council of the Arts Magazine. Spring 2014.  Article by Suzanne Frazier.

                                          Longmont Arts: a “2nd Fridays” thing. KUVO radio interview with Steve Chavis about Narrative Forms ExhibitionJanuary 9, 2014.

2010                                A Teachable Moment. Longmont Times-Call.  October 2010.  Article by Quentin Young.

2009                          Forms in Metal.  Artweek.   Vol.39, Issue 10.  January 2009.

         2007                            500 Metal Vessels.  Juror: Fred Fenster.  Publisher: Lark Books.  November 2007.

2006                                Worth Another Look.  Denton Record-Chronicle.  Vol. 102, No. 299.  April 29, 2006.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS: 

2007                                Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition.  Best of Show.  Cash award.  Juror:  Tom Spleth. 

                         Fusion:  7th Biennial International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition.  Outstanding Example of Contemporary Student Enameling.  Cash award.  

                              Metal Arts 2007.  Small Metals Award of Merit.  Cash award.   Juror:  Patricia Meadows.

                              31st Annual Student Art Competition.  Honorable mention.  Juror: Tony Holman.

2006                         Visual Arts Society of Texas 1st annual 125-Mile Visual Arts  Exhibition.   VAST Merit Award 2, cash award.  Juror:  Mark Stephen Smith. 

                             Visual Arts Society of Texas 38th Annual Visual Arts Spring Exhibition.  Materials Award.  Juror:  Karl Umlauf.  

                             Annual Voertman Student Art Competition.  Jewelry Alumni Cash Award.  Juror:  Rainey Knudson. 

                             30th Annual Student Art Competition.  Cash Award.    Juror: Holly   Johnson.

2001                         2001 Annual Student Art Exhibition.  Best of Show.  Cash award.  Jurors:  Dr. Louis Zona and Amara Geffen.

 

ACADEMIC   SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:

2007                       Outstanding Graduate Student in Studio Arts.  University of North Texas. 

2006                            Mozelle Rawson-Brown Scholarship in the Visual Arts.  University of North Texas.  Academic year 2006 to 2007.

2005                            Donald R. Dennis Scholarship in Visual Arts.  University of North Texas.  Academic year 2005 to 2006.

2004                            University of North Texas Graduate School Master’s Fellowship.  Academic year 2004 to 2005.

2003                            Foreign Language Achievement Award for excellence in the Study of Russian.  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

 

RELATED EDUCATION EXPERIENCE:

2007                       University of North Texas.  Denton, Texas. 

   Presented slideshow and gave lecture about my recent metalwork during lecture hour of design I.

2006                       University of North Texas.  Denton, Texas. 

             Talked to local Girl Scout troop about various metalsmithing and jewelry making techniques

2004 - 2006           University of North Texas.  Denton, Texas.

   Fall and spring semesters.  Area Assistant in the metals studio: ordered and maintained studio supplies,

   helped students and performed necessary activities for the function of the studio.  

2003 - 2004            Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

                                Volunteer lab monitor in metalsmithing studio.