BFA Printmaking/sculpture Southern Methodist University-Magna Cum Laude 2010
Dallas County Community Colleges, Dallas, Texas. August 2005-2007
Ed Waldrum’s School of Neon, Dallas, Texas, March 2001-April2004. (Teacher).
Neon Specialist, Richardson, Texas, May 1990-August 1992. (Apprentice).
CRLA: Advance level tutor certification in mathematics
Full Academic Scholarship Southern Methodist University
Investigating Maya culture exploration grant (Guatemala)
Honor Roll list of distinction: Southern Methodist University
Artist Residency: Patzaquel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America
2017- The Spade Studio: Fine Art & Fabrication Albany, TX.
2010-2016 Freelance (Artist and fabricator) Dallas, TX.
08/2007-08/2008 Dallas County Community College Dallas, TX.
Mathematics and writing tutor
Work shops coordinator
Specializing in algebra and pre-calculus tutoring
08/2006-07/2007 Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas, TX.
Preparatory work for shows
Installation/shipping and receiving
04/2001-2007 Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Dallas, TX.
Preparatory work for installation
Visitor relations during gallery receptions
05/2004-05/2006 North Texas Neon Dallas, TX.
Neon lighting for residential
Designing neon glasswork
03/ 1998- 01/2002 Glass House Arlington, TX.
Glassblowing/processing neon glass
Working one on one with clients/meeting their needs
Years of experience in art handling, installation and curation
Specializing in cold cathode lighting, drawing, intaglio, ceramics and metal sculpture
Highly proficient on PC and Mac operating systems
MIG and TIG welding aluminum
Casting metals, slip casting mold making processes
Neon glassblower with 20 years experience
Specializing in rare gas mixtures utilizing xenon gas
Vacuum forming plastics and vacuum process
Bomb City (2017)
Neon lighting and sculpture: Ruby Red Labyrinth. Neon
Fuck. Neon and The American Beast. steel. Used in film.
SoDA District Wayfinding. Abilene, TX. 40' 2019. Designer, sculptor and glassblower.
Regina Wheat Sculpture. Saskatchewan, Canada. 21’. 2012. Teaming up with Venue Arts and StraightCircle Designs. I designed a vacuum system capable of fabricating 13’ plastic parts for monumental public sculpture.
American Beast. 20’ 2011. I designed, served as director of project, and led a team of artists to produce this sculpture for Kirk Hopper Fine Art.
ART HISTORY SPECIALTIES:
Olmec, Epi-Olmec, highland, lowland and Northern Maya cultures
Head art teacher
Teaching art processes to children affected by HIV
Phi Theta Kappa 2007-(present)
Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. 2001-2007