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Education
2011 MFA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2006 BFA, Sculpture, Maine College of Art. Portland, ME
2003 Housatonic Community College. Bridgeport, CT

International Study

2008 Maine College of Art, Continuing Studies Program. Art History, China
2005 Studio Art Centers International. Florence, Italy

Residencies

2012
White Rabbit, Upper Economy, NS, Canada
Baie St. Marie Artist residency, NS, Canada

2011
Ox-Bow Artist in Residence. Saugatuck, MI

2008
VCU Sumer Studio program. Richmond, VA

Exhibitions

2014
"Crystal Heiden:Drawings", EBK smal works, Hartford, CT

2013
"Emerging ARTist exhibition", Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT,br /> "2013 MECA Residency Exhibition", Maine College of Art, Portland ME

2012
“Once: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients”, The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT
“White Rabbit Experience Screening”, Upper Economy, NS, Canada
“Wet Paint 2012”, Zhou B Art Center. Chicago, IL
“Ox-Bow winter benefit”, Architectural Artifacts. Chicago, IL

2011
"MFA Thesis Show", Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Evanston, IL
“Frontiers of Photography” Visarts Kaplan Gallery. Rockville, Maryland
“Sketch Book Project: 2011”, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY (traveling to Portland, Chicago, Washington DC, Austin, ect)

2010
“Midnight Snacks: Chicago”, 1366 Space, Chicago IL
“The birds we have known” August House Studios, Chicago IL

2008
"Treading water” VCU Fine Arts Building. Richmond VA
Group show. 650 Moulton. Los Angeles CA

2007
"By Endurance We Conquer" Solo show. Lisman Landing Marina. Milford CT
"2007 MFAC & Milford Artists Show, " Milford Center for the Arts. Milford CT
"The Open Doors of Downtown Milford" Public art auctioned off with proceeds to go to Hole in the Wall Gang Camps.

2006
"BFA Index", Institute of Contemporary Art. Portland ME
"How the West was won," Solo show. Friedman Student Gallery. Portland ME
"Beyond the Object," The Clown Gallery. Portland ME
"Biennial Juried Exhibition," Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport ME
"The Beauty of Buildings," Firehouse Art Gallery. Milford CT

2005
"Long overdue: Book renewal," Portland public library Lewis Gallery. Portland ME
"Merit Exhibition," Maine College of Art. Portland ME
"The Human Figure," Firehouse Art Gallery. Milford CT
"BFA Exhibition," Maine College of Art. Portland ME

2004
"Merit Exhibition," Maine College of Art. Portland ME
"BFA Exhibition," Maine College of Art. Portland ME

Collaborative / Performance

2012
"The Fundy" performance in Upper Economy, NS Canada in the Bay of Fundy

2010
"Landscape Annihilates Consciousness, " Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Artist Film Screening Programed in Collaboration with Christine Negus

2006
"Cosmic Dust." Performance with Justin Cote. Elevator at Maine College of Art. Participant/Co- Creator, Portland, ME

2005
InfraSculpture "Chisels and chainsaws 2005," at the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA

"Ebune: Procession of the Ram," Procession in celebration of spring in collaboration with Superior Concept Monsters and the Museum of African Tribal Art. Portland, ME

"Oroborus project: An exploration of the modern day sewing circle," Friedman Student Gallery at the Maine college of Art. Participant/consultant. Portland, ME

Fellowships/Grants

2012
Artist Fellowship Grant, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). CT Office of the Arts (COA).
Baie St. Marie Jenny Family Artist Travel Stipend

2011
Ox-Bow Residency Scholarship

2009-2011
Northwestern University Fellowship

2002-2006
Talent Award, Maine College of Art, awarded annually

Publications/Presentations

. Artscope, Jan/Feb 2013 ed. “Once: An exhibition of Artist fellowship recipients.” J. Fatima Martins

. Panelist, "Process & Place: The Transformative Potential of Artist Residencies"
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. January 2013

. Baie St. Marie Artist Residency Artist Talk, Weymouth Waterfront Library, Weymouth, NS, Canada September 2012

. National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012 Catalogue, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL

.Oxbow school of arts and craft artist talk in conjunction with residency. August 2011

. 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, Department of Art Theory & Practice,
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

. Northwestern University Art Theory and Practice Graduate Caucus. Presenter. November 2010

.Milford Mirror, 4 Jan. 2007. "Art show is actually in the water." Jill Dion Feature article

.Connecticut Post, 6 Jan. 2007. "Artist exhibiting a harsher winter." Frank Juliano Feature article

.PortCity Life, March/April 2005 ed. "Maine's College of Art." Abby Zimet Work Mentioned