Education

2010 Master of Fine Arts / Illustration
Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT)

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts / Illustration
Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)

1994 Advanced Portfolio
The Museum School (Boston, MA)


ART INSTRUCTION

JAN 2016 - PRESENT
Assistant Professor of Illustration & Drawing
Montserrat College of Art - Beverly, MA
Instructor of a variety of illustration courses. Faculty lead instructor of Comics and Sequential Art and Perspectives in Anatomy

2012 - DEC 2015
Adjunct Instructor of Illustration (Visiting Full-Time Professor/Fall 2015)

Montserrat College of Art - Beverly, MA
Instructor of self-developed curriculum for Comics and Sequential Illustration, Illustration Thesis, Illustration III: Applications and Perspectives in Anatomy, Section Instructor and Visiting Artist Coordinator for FX (Freshmen Experience)

SEPT 2014 - PRESENT
Visiting Lecturer of Art

Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Art - Danbury, CT
Instructor of Drawing 1, Illustration III and Materials and Methods

SEPT 2013 - DEC 2013
Adjunct Professor of Art

Northern Essex Community College’s Department of Art & Design - Haverhill, MA
Instructor of self-developed curriculum for Illustration I, Illustration II and Drawing 1

SEPT 2012 - DEC 2012
Visiting Professor of Art

Salem State University’s Department of Art & Design - Salem, MA
Instructor of self-developed curriculum for Basic Drawing and Figure Drawing

2011 - PRESENT
Instructor

Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan, CT
Instructor of self-developed curriculums for adults and children for Book Illustration and
Comic Book Illustration

2007 - PRESENT
Instructor

Guilford Art Center - Guilford, CT
Instructor of self-developed curriculums for adults and children for Paint Media Experiments, Acrylic Painting Technique, Experimental Watercolor, Narrative Figure Drawing, Picture Book Illustration, Printmaking and Comic Book Illustration

MAY 2009 - SEPT 2009
Teaching Assistant
Western Connecticut State University - Danbury, CT
Assisted Professors Charles Gehm in Illustration III and Abraham Echevarria and Dr. William J. Joel in Animation by working one-on-one with students, leading group critiques, teaching class in their absence and sharing my experience and professional work with the group.

SEPT 2006 - SEPT 2008
Director of Business of Art

Kenté Cultural Center - New London, CT
Instructed students ages 13-17 in the fundamentals of running their own gallery business, painting, drawing, sculpture and comics. Developed and maintained community relationships with public schools, artists, patrons and organizations. Organized all gallery related events as well as instructed after school art classes and managed internships.


Credit Courses Instructed

SPRING 2019
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

SPRING 2018
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2018
IL301 Illustration III Applications: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

SPRING 2017
IL215 Illustration I Drawing for Communication: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2017
IL302 Illustration IV: Process & Effect: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

SPRING 2016
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2016
IL215 Illustration I Drawing for Communication: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 298 Media & Methods: 3 credits, Western Connecticut State University

SPRING 2015
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2015
IL215 Illustration I: Drawing for Communication: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
DR225 Perspectives in Anatomy: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 298 Media & Methods: 3 credits, Western Connecticut State University

SPRING 2014
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2014                       
IL301 Illustration III Applications: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ID101 FX (Freshman Experience): 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 111 Drawing: 1-3 credits, Western Connecticut State University
ART 328 Illustration III: 3 load credits, Western Connecticut State University

SPRING 2013
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 211 Illustration: 3 credits, Northern Essex Community College
ART 212 Illustration II: 3 credits, Northern Essex Community College

FALL 2013
IL301 Illustration III Applications: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 111 Drawing: 1-4 credits, Northern Essex Community College

SPRING 2012
IL240 Comics and Sequential Art: 3.0 credits, Montserrat College of Art

FALL 2012
IL301 Illustration III Applications: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
IL410 Senior Illustration Thesis: 3 credits, Montserrat College of Art
ART 102 Basic Drawing: 3 credits, Salem State University
ART 202 Figure Drawing: 3 credits, Salem State University
ART 211 Illustration: 3 credits, Northern Essex Community College


Non-Credit Courses Instructed

2006 - PRESENT
Adults and Teens
Silvermine Artist Guild - New Canaan, CT 
Guilford Art Center - Guilford, CT

Comics & Sequential Art, Introduction to Photoshop, Children’s Book Illustration, Realist Methods of Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting Technique, Experimental Watercolor, Watercolor, Drawing, Inkology, (Drawing with Pen & Ink) Printmaking (mono-print), Comics & Sequential Art, Video Game Production, Inside-Out Painting, Puppet Making Workshop, Robot Making Workshop, The Art of Star Wars, Art and the Ocean, The Seven Wonders, Take Five, Young Inventor Workshop


academic service (Montserrat)

- FX Committee
- Comics Printed projects
- Comics Exhibits
- Illustration Exhibits
- Anatomy Exhibits
- SCBWI Conferences
- Academic Advising
- Open House Liaison
- Boston Comic Con Panel Speaker
- Beverly Comic Con Panel Speaker
- Evaluation Committee
- Creature Design Workshop with Simon Lee


Lectures & Professional Services

- Montserrat Representative, SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
- Post MFA Panel - WCSU (Danbury, CT)
- On Comic Panel - Beverly Comic Con (Beverly, MA)
- Just Make Something Panel - Boston Comic Con (Boston, MA)
- Drawing and Printmaking Fellowship Panel - Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)
- Just Make Something Panel - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)
- In Conversation: Modern African American Art (A Visual Study) - Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
- Me, Myself and I: Memoirs of an Art Professional - New London Public High Magnet School (New London, CT)
- Editorial Illustration - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)
- Acrylic Painting in Illustration - Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)
- A History of Watercolor Painting - Guilford Art Center (Guilford, CT)
- A History of the Modern American Comic Book - WCSU (Danbury, CT)
- Rien Poortvliet: Portrait of the Dutch Naturalist Painter and Illustrator - WCSU (Danbury, CT)
- Jack Kirby-King of Comics, WCSU (Danbury, CT)


Honors & Awards


- Society Of Illustration West (SILA) - Instagram Member Showcase
- Accepted into juried national exhibit for Society of Illustration West (SILA)
- W3 Award: Excellence in Creative Content for San Pellegrino Water’s, The Sparkling Life
- W.B. Connor Trust for Anne Sippi Fund Scholarship
- First Place Award for Best in Editorial Illustration, New Hampshire Press Association
- First Place Award for Best in Editorial Illustration, New Hampshire Press Association
- Samuel Adams Beer Co. Annual Report Calendar Contest Winner


Clients

EMCParadigm Publishing
Better Homes & Gardens
Terminal Press
New Mass Media
The Nashua Telegraph
Alterna Comics
Samuel Adams Beer Co.
Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Heineken USA
Bacardi USA
Riuniti Wine
Eventive Marketing
The Creative Croup

Purina
Hasbro
Mead Five Star
Dole
Dove
ESPN
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.
Nestle Waters North America
San Pellegrino
Westinghouse
Qatar Foundation
Mercedes
PNC Bank
Beech-Nut


AFFILIATIONS

Salem State University
Western Connecticut State University
Comic Art Fans
The New Hampshire Press Association
Terminal Press
LinkedIn
Connecting With Comics
Silvermine Arts Center

Crosshatchers.com
Commarts
AIGA
SCBWI
RISCA
Society of Illustration West
The College Art Association
Montserrat College of Art
Northern Essex Community College


Press & Publication

2019
Society Of Illustration West (SILA) - Instagram Member Showcase

2018
Montserrat College of Art - Graphic Novel- Forbidden – Art Director, Editor, Publisher

2016
Montserrat College of Art - Graphic Novel- Versus – Art Director, Editor, Publisher

2015
Montserrat College of Art - Graphic Novel- Insomnia – Art Director, Editor, Publisher

2010
Gallery & Studio Magazine – Looking to the Future at Blue Mountain Gallery

2008
Black Book Raw 3

2007
The New Haven Advocate – Fatal Fables
The New Hampshire Telegraph – Drawn to His Art


Exhibitions

2019
Society Of Illustration West (SILA) - Annual Illustration Group Exhibit (Los Angeles, CA)

2018
Nectarine Gallery Exhibits (Curator & Owner) - Multiple Group Exhibits (CT/MA)
In the Shadows & Under The Bed (2 person show) - Frostberg State University (Frostberg, MD)

2016
Panel, Page, Print Group Show (Curator) - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)

2015
100@100 Group Exhibit - Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT)
UnNatural Selection (2 person show) - The Gulú- Gulú Café (Salem, MA)
Shakespeare Illustration Theme Show (Committee) - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)

2014
Group Exhibits (several) - Visionspace Gallery (Lynne, MA)

2013
Tesla Science Foundation Art Exhibit - The Mala Galleria (Kennett Square, PA)
Group Exhibits (several) - Visionspace Gallery (Lynne, MA)

2012
Faculty Exhibit - Silvermine Art Center (New Canaan, CT)
Faculty Exhibit - Guilford Art Center (Guilford, CT)
FX Faculty Exhibit - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)
Wizard of Oz Illustration Theme Show (Committee) - Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)

2011
Illustration Now (Curator) - Warwick Museum of Art (Warwick, RI)

2010
Thirteen Emerging Artists - Blue Mountain Gallery (New York, NY)
Thesis Exhibit - Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT)

2009
Pop Euphoria - Aurora Gallery (Worcester, MA)
Winter - Gallery Della Piana (Hamilton, MA)
We3 - Diesel Café (Sommerville, MA)

2008
Student Art Exhibits (Curator, several exhibits) - Kenté Cultural Center (New London, CT)
Weaving and Stained Glass Exhibit (Curator) - Kenté Cultural Center (New London, CT)
GoFigure! (Curator) - DayOne Art Space (Bridgeport, CT)
Salon Des Independents - Hygienic Arts, Inc.( New London, CT)

2007
Inclusion - Small Space Gallery (New Haven, CT)
City Wide Open Studios - Artspace Gallery (New Haven, CT)
Retrospect Solo Exhibition - Nolia Gallery (Amherst, NH)
Student Art Exhibits (Curator, several exhibits) - Kenté Cultural Center (New London, CT)
Elsewhere - Mingo Gallery (Beverly, MA)

2006
Group Exhibit - Curator) Artmosphere Gallery (Boston, MA)
Student Art Exhibits (Curator, several exhibits) - Kenté Cultural Center (New London, CT)

2005
Five for Fall Group Show (Curator) - High Street Gallery (Danvers, MA)


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