2004-2006 Boston University, Boston, MA. MFA: Painting.
1997-2001 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. BA: Studio Art Major, Music Minor.
2000 University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Study Abroad Program.
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019 Cave Gallery, Vancouver, WA
2016 Foundry Art Centre, Ultrasound Series, St. Charles, MO
2015 Burien Art Center, Ultrasound Series Burian, WA
2014 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
2013 Helen Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA
2013 Gallery 110, Things May Have Shifted in Flight, Seattle, WA
2011 Gallery 110, A Place to Call Home, with artist Monika Dalkin, Seattle, WA
2011 Gallery 110 Spotlight, Seattle, WA
2010 Januik Winery, Woodinville, WA
2009 Gallery 110, Urban Migration, with artist Jason Sobottka, Seattle, WA
2009 Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA
2008 Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
2008 Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA
2008 UUC/Gilmartin Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA
2007 Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA
2006 Metropolitan Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 The Colony Group Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Alberta Street Public Gallery, Portland, OR
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Concrete and Adrift, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA
2018 Defining: The Art of Change in the Age of Trump, Center on Contemporary Political Art, Washington DC
2018 FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT: Social & Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University
2018 Untitled Space Gallery, One Year of Resistance, curated by Indira Cesarine, New York, NY
2018 Artsy Online Auction
2017 The Annex Gallery, Symbols, Salem, OR
2017 Fort Worth Community Gallery, Courage, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Art/Not Terminal, Seattle, WA
2017 Columbia City Gallery, Gimme Shelter, Seattle, WA
2017 Helen Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA
2015 Helen S. Smith Gallery, Art to Match the Furniture, Auburn, WA
2015 Auburn City Hall, Faculty Exhibition, Auburn, WA
2014 Auburn City Hall, Faculty Exhibition, Auburn, WA
2013 University House, Turning Point, Wallingford, Seattle, WA
2012 Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA
2007-2012 Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2011 Faire Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA
2011 Brooklyn Art Library, Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Gallery 114, Portland, OR
2010 Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA
2010 Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Evergreen, Seattle, WA
2010 Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Gallery 110, Literary, Seattle, WA
2010 Gallery 110, Foundations, Seattle, WA
2009 Georgia College and State University Museum, Re: Place, Milledgeville, GA
2009 Oxbow Gallery, Animals and their Belief Systems?, Northampton, MA
2009 Allied Arts, Print Invitational, Yakima, WA
2009 Gallery 110, Unbridled Narcissism, Seattle, WA
2008 Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn, WA
2008 Allied Arts Gallery, Originally From, Yakima, WA
2008 Two Wall Gallery, The Art of Democracy, Vashon Island, WA
2008 Gallery 110, Toy, Seattle, WA
2008 Gallery XIV, A Politic, Boston, MA
2007 Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Western Bridge Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Trinity Lutheran College, Issaquah, WA
2007 Form/Space Atelier Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Form/Space Atelier Gallery, The Wall of the People, Seattle, WA
2006 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA
2003 Maritime Museum, Tacoma, WA
2002 Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2001 Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA
1999 Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA
1996 Allied Arts Gallery, Yakima, WA
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
Swine Eclectic a commissioned piece for Pigs on Parade, 2007. Pike Place Market Foundation with individual artist sponsor Sur La Table. Seattle, WA
Winter Tangerine Review Volume 4, 2015.
Guppy, Nancy. Artzone feature artist on Seattle Channel. January 15, 2010.
Hobart, Erika. Toy. Seattle Weekly. September 3, 2008: p. 21.
Miller, Brian. Pecking and Order. Seattle Weekly. March 19, 2009: p.25.
Nowacki, Kim. Five from the Valley Highlighted. Art Spotlight, Yakima Herald Republic. September 12, 2008: p. 5.
Skinner, Tina. 100 Artists of the West Coast II. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Articles surrounding A Politic at Gallery XIV, Boston, MA:
Goslow, Brian. A politic, Gallery XIV. Artscope Magazine. July, 2008: pp. 22-23. http://www.artscopemagazine.com
Pelletier, Juliette. A Politic, an Exhibition at Gallery X1V, Boston, MA. Reflect Arts, NY. 2008. http://www.reflect-arts.com
Lewis, Christina S.N. Picturing Obama. The Wall Street Journal. July 17, 2008: p. D1.
Drake, John C. Street artist inspires too much enthusiasm. The Boston Globe. July 8, 2008: cover article.
Wu, Janet, WHDH Reporter. ‘Abraham Obama’ Causing Controversy. MSNBC. July 9, 2008.
Dillon, Sarah. Sprouting. City Arts Curator’s Eye. November, 2008: p. 30.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
Green River College, Auburn, WA
Tenured Faculty and Helen S. Smith Gallery Director, Fine Arts Division, 2015 - present
Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
Probationary Faculty, 2012 - 2015
Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2012 (Temporary Full Time Academic Appointment: 2009-2010 school year).
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA
Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2012
Seniors Making Art, Seattle, WA
Teaching Artist, 2008-2012
Sarah Dillon Studio, Seattle, WA
Owner and Teaching Artist, 2008-present
Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
Gallery Director, 2008-2011
Trinity Lutheran College, Issaquah, WA
Adjunct Faculty, 2007-2008
Museo Art Academy, Issaquah, WA
Senior Art Instructor, 2007-2008
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Adjunct Faculty, 2006
Boston University, Boston, MA
Teaching Assistant, 2004-2006
Boston University College of Fine Arts Galleries: (Sherman Gallery, BU Gallery and 808 Gallery), Boston, MA
Gallery Assistant, 2004-2006
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Public Programs Coordinator, 2002-2004
Cultural Council of Greater Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Administrative Assistant, 2002
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Marketing and Public Relations Intern, 2001
2015 In December, I will participate as a member of the Fulbright Committee in Washington DC.
2012 Gallery 110 Promotions Committee Member, Seattle, WA
2008-2011 Gallery 110 Board Chair, Seattle, WA
2011 Opened a new studio community in conjunction with 11 other Pioneer Square, Seattle artists: '57 Biscayne, from the ashes of the revered 619 Western Building Artist Colony.
2011 Juror, Phinney Neighborhood Association Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2011 Juror, Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Shoreline, WA
2008 Artist Talk, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
2008 Curator: The Real Me, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA
2008 Curator: Landscape Suburbia, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA
2007 Guest Artist Presentation: Developing Artistic Language through the Process of Printmaking, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Curator: Juried Exhibition: Remembering Youth, Museo Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA.
2007 Reflections Exhibition Juror, Beaver Lake Middle School, Issaquah, WA
2007 Gallery 110 Affiliate Artist Member, Seattle, WA
2007 Artist Talk as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Form/Space Atelier Gallery, Seattle, WA 2005 Artist’s Book Collaboration, three-month partnership with Poet Terry Quinn
2004 Artist in the Studio: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2004 Invitation to present Life Experiences: An Intergenerational Art Project at the Western Museum Association Conference
2003, 2004 National Fine Arts Exhibition Juror, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
HONORS AND AWARDS
2007-2013 Represented by Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2008 Awarded National Parks Residency opportunity in Stehekin, WA
2006 National Scholars Honor Society
2004 Boston University College of Fine Arts Scholarship
2003 City of Tacoma Arts in the Community Award, as part of Tacoma Art Museum Education Department