About Me.

Art has always been my way of communicating the beauty I see in the world. Around three years ago I was graduating from Old Dominion University, and was finishing my undergrad chapter. I was terrified of what the next steps would be after undergrad career, but also extremally excited for the next chapter in my life. Art has always been my calling, regardless of the material. In undergrad I used Art to communicate my journey through my childhood trauma; and help others be able to relate to the strength and chapters of life. I graduated undergrad with a degree in Metalsmithing & Clinical Psychology, and I was unsure of what I would do with these degrees. I wanted to be able to bring both of my passions together to create an experience that will change peoples lives. Because art has the power to do that, and it continues to change my life as well.

Education

2018

Old Dominion University

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA  

Bachelors of Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk,

Professional Oppurtunities

  • 2018             Artist Talk for Old Dominion University, Breaking the Silence

  • 2018             Neptune Festival Juror, Virginia Beach, VA.

  • 2016-18      Peninsula Medical Center For Women, Administrative Assistant/Volunteer

  • 2018             2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Professional Developmental                                                         Workshops & Presentations

Awards & Grants

  • 2017             Baron and Ellin Gordon Scholarship, “Breaking the Silence”

  • 2017             Bryn Mawr Juried Show, First Place Jewelry Category, "Nervous System"

  • 2018             Unique Viewpoint Juried Show, Honorable Mention, "Nervous System"

  • 2018             Unique Viewpoint Juried Show, Honorable Mention, “Copper Mask”

  • 2018             2018 Art of Possibilities, Honorable Mention, "Ceramic Hearts"

  • 2018             Linda Holmgren Jensen Endowed Scholarship of the Arts,

  • 2018             2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Award of Excellence.

Presentations & Workshops

  • 2016             Wavy News 10 News Coverage, “Breaking the Silence”

  • 2017             Old Dominion University Research Symposium “Breaking the Silence” January 2017 

  • 2017             Regional Psychology Research Symposium “Breaking the Silence April 2017

  • 2017             Virginia Beach Psychology Research Symposium “Breaking the Silence” June 2017

  • 2017             Virginia Beach Psychology Research Symposium “Copper Mask” June 2017

  • 2017             Virginia Beach Psychology Research Symposium “Nervous System” June 2017

  • 2018             Virginia Commonwealth University Seminar, “Breaking the Silence” April 2018

  • 2018             018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Senate Presentation on Capitol Hill,

  • 2018             2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Volkswagen Group of American                                    Presentation,

  • 2018             2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Professional Developmental                                                         Workshops & Presentations,

Exhibitions

  • Solo

  • 2018                 Solo Exhibition, Breaking the Silence, Depot Visual Center at VCU, Richmond Virginia,

  • 2018                 Solo Exhibition, Metamorphosis, Fawn Street Artist Studios, Norfolk Virginia,

  • 2021                 Solo Exhibition, Client Celebration, Fawn Street Artist Studios, Norfolk Virgina.

  • Group

  • 2017                 Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries Juried Show Norfolk VA. “Breaking the Silence”,

  • 2017                 Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries Juried Show, Norfolk VA. “Nervous System”

  • 2017                 Bryn Mawr Juried Show, Art Ability, Malvern, PA.  "Nervous System"

  • 2018                 2018 24th Annual El Corazón Juried Exhibition, Dallas TX.  "Ceramic Hearts"

  • 2018                 Unique Viewpoint Juried Show, Fredericksburg VA. "Nervous System"

  • 2018                 Unique Viewpoint Juried Show, Fredericksburg VA. "Copper Mask"

  • 2018                 2018 Abstract View Juried Show, Raleigh NC."Nervous System"

  • 2018                 2018 SYNChronicity Juried Exhibition, "Ceramic Hearts"

  • 2018                 2018 Art of Possibilities, Minneapolis MI "Ceramic Hearts"

  • 2018                 2018 Art of Possibilities, Minneapolis MI "Nervous System"

  • 2018                 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Capitol Hill, Washington DC “Nervous                        System”

  • 2018                 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Volkswagen Building, Washington DC                           “Nervous System”

  • 2018                 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Smithsonian “Washington DC “Nervous                        System”

  • 2018                 Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show" Malvern, PA “Ceramic Hearts” Malvern, PA

  • 2018                Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show" Malvern, PA “Imperfections” Malvern, PA

  • 2018                 Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show" Malvern, PA “Casted Hearts” Malvern, PA

  • 2018                 Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show" Malvern, PA “Phoenix Tiara” Malvern, PA

  • 2018                Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show" Malvern, PA “Collection of Specimens”                                            Malvern, PA

  • 2019                 Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries Juried Show Norfolk VA. “MRI SCANS”

  • 2019                 Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries Juried Show Norfolk VA. “Hollow Form”

  • 2019                 2019 Art of Possibilities, Minneapolis MI "Hollow Form"

  • 2019                 2019 Art of Possibilities, Minneapolis MI "Collection of Specimens"

  • 2019                 Upbringing 2019 Juried Show, Kokomo, Indiana, “Hollow Form”

  • 2021                 Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries ODU Alumni Juried Show, Norfolk VA. “Nervous System”

Commissions

  • 2018                 Private Collector, “Copper Mask”

  • 2018                 Private Collector, “Rib Cage”

  • 2019                 Private Collector, “Specimen Resin Collection”

  • 2019                 Private Collector, “Phoenix Wings”

  • 2019                 Private Collector, “Nervous System”

Publications

  • 2017                 Betsy DiJulio, “Gordan Galleries Show” August 2017.

  • 2017                 Cristine Largoza, “Art of Ability Press Release” of Awards”

  • 2017                 Cristine Largoza, “Art of Ability Program”

  • 2017                 Cristine Largoza, “Art of Ability QR code Sarah McDaniel Statement”

  • 2018                 2018 Abstract View Juried Show “Press Release”

  • 2018                 Detour “VSA Emerging Artist Press Release” of Awards”

  • 2018                 Senator Mark Warner, Press Release and Letter VSA award

  • 2018                 Detour “VSA Emerging Artist Program Book”

  • 2018                 Caroline Bologna, Huffington Post, “What's The Deal With Milk Bath Maternity Photos?”

  • 2018                 Stop Censoring Motherhood, Online Publication, “Maternity Sessions”

  • 2018                 Stop Censoring Motherhood, Online Publication,“ “Maternity Sessions”

  • 2018                 HomeSweetBirth, Online Publication,“ “Maternity Sessions”

  • 2019                 Everyday Boudoir, Online Publication,“ “Calvin Boudoir Sessions”

  • 2019                 Best in Boudoir, Online Publication,“ “Couch Boudoir Sessions”

  • 2019                 The Boudoir Collective, Online Publication,“ “Couples Boudoir Sessions”

  • 2019                 Boudoir Culture Magazine, Online Publication,“ “Dinosaur Boudoir”

  • 2021                 Sarze, Online & 14 page Magazine Publication, “Boudoir”

  • 2021                 Kavyar, Online & 12 page Magazine Publication, “Boudoir”