BIO / CV

BIO / CV

STATEMENT

In video, sound, installation, and print Florida-born artist Chalet Comellas-Baker creates multidisciplinary projects that interrogate memory, environment, and place. She draws inspiration from her Spanish, Cuban, and American roots, and references Latin American diasporic histories, through her personal lens of assimilation. Her work employs cultural imaginaries such as food, music, dance, and poetry and questions the ways in which community is performed and how these performances intersect with the construction of identity.

BIO

Chalet Comellas-Baker holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Florida State University and a BFA from The University of Tampa, with a concentration in painting. She has been involved with arts education in a variety of settings, teaching elementary and secondary art at both public and private institutions, teaching college level studio arts classes, and as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Art at Florida State University where she developed and taught critical writing courses on contemporary art and the environment.

Both as an independent artist and a collaborator, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, art centers, galleries, and festivals, including the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Miami, FL; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; The Center for Fine Arts, Ateneo, de Maracaibo, Venezuela; Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, a host for P.S. Satellites: A Project of Prospect 4 New Orleans; Laundromat Art Gallery, Miami, FL; LABSpace, Hillsdale, NY; Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC; Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA; Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto; EYEDRUM Atlanta, GA; Flashpoint Gallery, Washington D.C.; Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY; Blue Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL; Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL; InLight, Richmond, VA; ArtFields 2018, Lake City, SC.

She has participated in several residencies and received notable awards including: Visiting Artist in Residence at Vanderbilt University, Faculty in Residence at the Facility for Arts Research at Florida State University, and along with her musical collaborator, was awarded the top prize in digital media at ArtFields 2018.

Comellas-Baker’s installations have appeared in monographs, catalogues and journals including; Playing with Sketches, by Rockport Press, Making Now: Open for Exchange, by Florida State University Press and Tipping Point, Vol. 32/33 of the Mid America Print Council Journal. Her work is held in several library special collections including, Colorado College and Vanderbilt University.


Currently, she complements her studio work with a curatorial practice at Unrequited Leisure, an artist-run gallery in Nashville, TN, that she founded with artist Clint Sleeper focusing on video and net based art. The gallery’s pedagogical approach strives to pull together a diverse range of artists from the region and beyond, and thematically presents work that highlights both critical and topical investigations. Notable exhibitions, such as Josephine Lee: Practice until you feel the language inside of you, Also Tubes, and ILSSA Frameworks, have been reviewed in BURNAWAY and Number Inc. Magazine.

CV

J. CHALET COMELLAS-BAKER
chaletcomellas.com
unrequitedleisure.com


Education

2012 MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2001 BFA, Studio Arts, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL


Residencies/Awards/Grants

2020 Visiting Artist-In-Residence, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2018 Faculty in Residence, Facility for Arts Research at FSU, Tallahassee, FL
2018 Juror's Award, Digital Media Category: ARTFIELDS, Lake City, SC
2018 Deans Travel Grant, CFA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2018 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University
2017 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University
2016 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University
2015 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University
2015 Arrowmont, Artist in Residence, Finalist, Gatlinburg, TN
2013 Artist in Residence, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Graduate Research Fellowship, Florida State University

Upcoming Exhibitions

2022 Subsequent Layers, curated by Ry McCollough, Ferman Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL
2021 Dancing at Intersections, Solo Exhibition, Atrium Videos, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

Exhibitions

2021 Moving in Spatial Limbo, Solo Exhibition, <Terminal> Gallery, Clarksville, TN
2021 Radical Thoughts, Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville, Nashville, TN
2020 Tracked Prints // Layered Sounds, presented by small bars at the 2020 MAPC Remote Symposium, Mid America Print Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2020 APSU Faculty Triennial, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2020 Space Case: Making a case for artist-run spaces, LAB space, Hillsdale, NY
2020 Subcendent and so on, Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC
2019 Educators as Artists, Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA. Juror, Hannah Israel
2019 FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2018 Comma Room, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
2018 Moving Bodies - Moving Images, Facility for Arts Research, Tallahassee, FL
2018 2nd Annual Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser Exhibition, Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2018 Commabox, curated by Judy Rushin, Happy Motoring, Tallahassee, FL
2018 ArtFields, Lake City, SC, juried by Eleanor Heartney, 1st Place Award: Digital Media Category
2018 FSU Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2017 InLight Richmond, in collaboration with Clint Sleeper and Mark Baker, juried by Nate Trotman, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2017 P.S. Satellites: A Project of Prospect New Orleans: ART I-10, curated by Mary Beyt and Brian Guidry, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2017 Atlanta Zine Fest, Murmur Media, Atlanta, GA
2017 HUDDLE, curated by, Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Little Triggers, juried by Duke Riley, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
2017 Amply & Multiply, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2017 Chalet Comellas, Assembly Is Required, Solo Exhibition, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2017 FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2016 InLight Richmond, juried by Ellina Kevorkian, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2016 EMBODY EMBED INVOKE, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 BRAVA, The Studio@620, St. Petersburg, FL
2016 FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2016 Working Memory, Solo Exhibition, Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2015 Systematic Attempts in Lyrical Arrangements, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK
2015 Assembly Is Required: WISH, PORTSPACE, Gulfport, FL
2014 Assembly Is Required: ONWARD, Print St. Pete Studios, Gulfport, FL
2014 InLight Richmond, in collaboration with Christina Poindexter, juried by Denise Markonish, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2014 Variance / Invariance, in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter, Flash Point Gallery, Washington D.C.
2014 Making Now, in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University. Tallahassee FL
2013 Mudlark Report: Artist in Residence Exhibition in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2012 Have Your Cake and Eat It Too-Re/Mix Birthday Edition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 Knock on Wood, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2012 FOCUS GROUP, in collaboration with Analog Analogue. Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Catastrophe in Low Contrast, SMALLS, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Furred, Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Vignettes, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
2011 Contain it, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL
2011 Artist’s Living Room II, in collaboration with Analog Analogue,
Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2011 We’re Fans, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Cave Paintings, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2011 Bang on it, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2010 Grounded, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2010 Artist’s Living Room, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2010 Camera Obscura, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
2009 Pinnacle, National Juried Exhibition, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Florida Visual Metaphor, Gallery for Innovation & the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Take Out, Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, FL
2008 Visual Vocabulary, Solo Exhibition, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, FL
2008 WHITE BOX GROUP SHOW: 2, 5 Art Gallery, Tampa, FL
2008 WTA, curated by Elaine Gustavson, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2008 Retro-Perspectives, group show curated by The Exhibitionists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2007 Cognitive Romance, Mahaffey Theatre, Progress Energy Center for the Arts, St Petersburg, FL
2007 Spirituality and Materialism, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
2007 56th Annual All Florida Exhibition, juried by, John Henry, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2007 Chalet Comellas, Recent Works, SPASM, Tampa, FL
2006 Autumn, Solo Exhibition, C. Emerson Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2006 Entre Chien et Loup, Blue Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006 Biennial: Landscape in the Postmodern, Juried exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006 14th All Florida Juried Exhibition, juried by Donald Kuspit, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2005 2D-3D 2005, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL
2005 Familia de Comellas, Solo Exhibition, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, FL

Performances

2013 Continuous Action, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, curated by Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Mudlark Report: Artist in Residence Exhibition, performance in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2012 Have Your Cake and Eat It Too-Re/Mix Birthday Edition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 INVASIONS OF THE SURREAL, CONTEMPORARY VISUAL PERFORMANCE
curated by Jill McDermid-Hokanson, Grace Exhibition Space, exhibiting at Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL
2011 Working Method Collective Performances, exhibiting at Fountain Art, Miami, FL

Selected Fairs & Screening Events

2021 Miami New Media Festival, Centro Cultural UCAB, Caracas; Cielito Tinto, La Waffleria, San Cristóbal; The Center for Fine Arts, Ateneo, de Maracaibo, Venezuela
2021 Philadelphia Media Arts Encounter Belonging: Imagining and remaking home in pandemic times, Nomadic Street Projections, Philadelphia, PA
2020 Miami New Media Festival, Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Miami, FL; Laundromat Art Gallery, Miami, FL; Museo Archaelogico di Olbia, Cerdeña, Italy; Cas di Cultura, Oranjestad, Aruba; airWG, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 The Common Table, Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto, Canada
2006 Nueva Vida, Gala Corina, Tampa, FL
2005 Solo Project Space, MAYFAIRE, juried art fair, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

Selected Online Exhibitions

2020 Tracked Prints // Layered Sounds, presented small bars at the 2020 MAPC Remote Symposium, Mid America Print Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2020 VOTE!! A Mail Art Project, online exhibition of mail art, archived in the Special Collections Library, Vanderbilt University
2020 My View from Home, online exhibition of mail art, archived in the Special Collections Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2020 Connected // Connecting // Always and Especially Now, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN March

Selected Bibliography: Journals / Books

2021 “Assembly is Required: MANIFESTO,” MAPC Journal, Tipping Point, Vol. 32-33, Spring, 2021
2013 Sherman, W., Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists, Rockport Press.

Selected Biography: Magazines, Newspapers, Online media

2021 Gallery Review: "Practice Until You Feel the Language Inside of You at Unrequited Leisure,” Sara Lee Burd, BURNAWAY, April 19
2020 Gallery Review: “Best Online Exhibitions, Writer’s Choice, Unrequited Leisure,” Laura Hutson Hunter, Nashville Scene, October 15
2020 “What Good Are Galleries?,” Nashville Scene, August 6
2020 “The Pandemic Closed Art Galleries’ Doors, but Who Needs Four Walls and Ceiling?,” TIME Magazine, June 11
2020 “REVIEW: Outstanding Exhibition of Video Art Arrives Right on Time,” Nashville Scene, May 14
2020 “Space Case: making a case for artist-run spaces,” Art Valley, April 18
2020 What We Are Reading Now, The Program, Art & Tech Newsletter, Art in America, March 12
2020 “REVIEW: Famous Echoes, < i > also < /i > tubes at Unrequited Leisure,” Margaret Jane Joffrion, BURNAWAY, March 6
2019 “ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response,” Number: Inc., September
2018 “ArtFields Winners Collectively Take Home $120K in Prizes,” BURNAWAY, April
2018 “Artists see Interstate 10 as a Muse,” The Vermillion, January 30
2017 “InLight Richmond looks to a Famous Carnival More Than a Century Ago,” Style Weekly, October 31
2017 “MoFA shows art with international flair,” Tallahassee Democrat, September 21
2011 “DFAC hosts annual ‘Contain It!’ event,” TBN Weekly, March 7
2010 “C. Emerson Fine Arts and Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibits pair portraiture, narration,” Tampa Bay Times, June 30
2008 “Artist connects the dots to connect with us,” Orlando Sentinel, July 21
2007 “Art Questions if Spirit Matters,” Tampa Bay Times, November 26

Selected Biography: Interviews

2021 Nicole Kutz, Chalet Comellas-Baker: Interrogating the Performance of Identity, Art Spiel, August 20
2021 Vivian Liddell, Episode 34 – Chalet Comellas-Baker, Making Art Among Nashville Sounds, May 20
2020 Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, The Open Call Podcast with Chalet Comellas-Baker, The Open Call Podcast, October 29
2019 Elysia Mann, Gallery Visit: Unrequited Leisure, with Clint Sleeper, The Focus, Locate Arts, September 30
2009 Mary Glenney and Arlene Englehart, A Women’s Place, Radio, WMNF FM 88.5, October 29


Catalogs

2014 “Still Buzzing After All These Years, Making Now: Open for Exchange,” with an essay by Shane Selzer, Tallahassee, FL, Florida State University Press.
2011 “SIX” College of Visual Art Theatre and Dance, Florida State University.
2009 “Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists,” with an essay by Stacey Rosende, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, University of Tampa Press.

Public Talks and Presentations

2020 Panelist, The Civic-minded Art Practice, Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN
2018 Panelist, Art I-10, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2018 Artist talk, Assembly is Required, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2016 Artist talk, Embody Embed Invoke, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 Artist talk, BRAVA, The Studio@620, Saint Petersburg, FL
2016 Artist talk, Working Memory, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2015 Artist talk, Systematic Attempts in Lyrical Arrangements, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK
2013 Artist Talk, TEDx FSU Digital Direction, Florida State University along with artistic collaborators, Marnie Bettridge, Jay Corrales, Tyler Dearing, and Christina Poindexter, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Artist Talk, Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Collections

2020 Vanderbilt University Library, Special Collections, Nashville, TN
2016 Colorado College Library, Special Collections, Colorado Springs, CO
2006 Tampa General Hospital Foundation, curated by Marilyn Mars, Tampa, FL

Commissions

2017 Maybe in the Morning, album cover art for recording artist Emily Duff, recorded at FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL
2005 Urban Atmospheres, Banner Project, City of Tampa Public Art, Tampa, FL

Curatorial Experience


2021 Liz Clayton Scofield: The play’s the thing, solo exhibition, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2021 AIR_(space) Projects, public art program, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 Adjusting the Lens FEST!, Virtual Experimental Video and Film Fest, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 JPEGS (Joint Photographic Experts Group Show), with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 Future Framed Works, Group exhibition featuring: Liat Berdugo, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Rebecca Forstater, and Bahareh Khoshooee, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 <i>also<i/>tubes, Group exhibition featuring: Faith Holland, Amay Kataria, Everest Pipkin, Jeff Thompson, Lee Tussman, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2020 Anxious to Make, Collaborative exhibition featuring: Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2020 Do Over, Group exhibition featuring: Alla Clarke, Carrie Fonder, Steve Giasson, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Julie Lequin, Kelly Lloyd, and Nathaniel Wong, co-organized with Clint Sleeper, Didier Morelli, and Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, Good Sport Gallery, London, Ontario, CA
2019 What’s so Funny About the End of the World?, Middle Tennesssee State University, featuring: Patrick DeGuira, Craig Drennen, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Kristi Hargrove, Ron Lambert, Judy Rushin, and Clint Sleeper
2019 Terra Nullius, Solo exhibition featuring Christopher Kardambikis, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Hystrionics, Two-person exhibition featuring, Eleanor Aldrich and Guen Montgomery, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Adjusting the Lens: PLAY, a screening of experimental videos, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Critical Distance, Solo exhibition featuring, Carolina Cleere,” Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Re: tracing, Solo Exhibition featuring, Kelly Hider, Unrequited Leisure, TN
2019 This is Madness: A Proof, Solo Exhibition featuring Carolyn Henne, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Frameworks, Collective exhibition featuring the works ILSSA union members, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Act IV Scene, III, Solo Exhibition featuring Craig Drennen, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Judy Rushin Wears Weelsee Wen, Solo Exhibition featuring Judy Rushin, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Do Over, Group exhibition featuring: Allana Clarke, Carrie Fonder, Steve Giasson, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Julie Lequin, Kelly Lloyd, and Nathaniel Wong, co-organized with Clint Sleeper, Didier Morelli, and Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 PRINT+SYSTEMS+SOUND, Group Exhibition featuring: John C. Kelley, Sam King, Abigail Lucien, and Elysia Mann, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 A Beautiful Mess, Group exhibition featuring: Karen Brooks, Chris Simpson, and Jim DeVault, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Adjusting the Lens: FSU, Experimental film screening featuring: George Jenne, Julietta Cheung, Peter Whittenberger, Justin Lincoln, Monica Cook, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, Alma Leiva, Kelly Sears, Jason Bernagozzi, with Clint Sleeper, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2019 Adjusting the Lens: PERFORM, Experimental film screening featuring: Julietta Cheung, Rah Eleh, George Jenne, Lydia Moyer, Stephen Nachtigall, and Jordan Vinyard, with Clint Sleeper Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Disagreeable Giver, Solo exhibition, Marc Mitchell, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2018 By Virtue of Place, Group exhibition featuring: Nick Collier, Elizabeth DiDonna, Amy Fleming, Becki Rutta, Alejandro Simon, with Christina Poindexter, Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL

Exhibition Juror

2017 The 32nd Annual Tallahassee International, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2016 Art in STEM, Graduate Women in Science, Dirac Science Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Professional Experience

2019 - present Gallery Director and Co-curator, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 - present Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Design, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
2020 - 2020 Adjunct Professor, Department of Art + Design, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2015 - 2019 Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2012 - 2015 Adjunct Professor, Department of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2012 - 2013 Research Assistant, supervised by Professor Mary Stewart, Department of Art, Florida State University.
2009 - 2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant, supervised by Professor Mary Stewart, Department of Art, Florida State University.
2008 - 2009 Art Teacher grades 3-8, Fine Arts Department Chair & Curriculum Committee Chair, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL
2004 - 2008 Art Teacher, grades K-5, Broward Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL
2003 - 2004 Art Teacher, grades 9-12, Department Chair, Newsome High School, School District of Hillsborough County, Lithia Springs, FL

Teaching Awards and Honors

2018 The University Teaching and Advising Award: Nominee,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2016 FSU Office of Distance Learning Awards, Excellence in Online Course Design, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2003-2011 Professional Teaching Certification, Art K-12, State of Florida

College Level Courses Taught

Foundations Studio 3: Time-Based Media
Art Appreciation
Contemporary Art as a Mirror
Art & the Environment
Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice
Survey of Contemporary Art Practices
Contemporary Art and Design Foundations
Survey of Studio Art Practices
Two-Dimensional Foundations

New Course Development

2016 Contemporary Art as a Mirror, (IDS3140) Liberal Studies E-Series online course, Florida State University
2015 Art and the Environment, (IDS3129) Liberal Studies E-Series online course, Florida State University
2014 Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice, (ART2003c) Liberal Studies online course, Florida State University


Volunteer Experience

Performance Assistant | Nick Cave | HEARD Tampa | Tampa, FL | 2015

Assisted dancers performing inside of Cave’s “Soundsuits” during the HEARD Tampa performance for Lights On Tampa, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Art Assistant | Transformazium + Konbit Shelter | Braddock, PA | 2013

Helped to construct a prototype for the Konbit Shelter project which builds low-cost, sustainable, disaster-resistant homes & community spaces in Komye, Haiti.

Art Assistant | Swoon | The Shelter Project | Tallahassee, FL | 2012

Assisted artist Caledonia Curry, Swoon, in constructing an outdoor sleeping sculpture and performance stage for use at the Tallahassee-Leon County Homeless Shelter.

Art Assistant and Installation Designer | Jeff Whipple | The Spasm Between the Infinities | South Seas Hotel | Miami Beach, FL | 2006

Assisted artist Jeff Whipple in building installation elements and production props for a large-scale outdoor video installation. Designed an art installation for the exhibition’s opening night VIP Party at the South Seas Hotel, on South Beach.

Art Assistant | Jeff Whipple | Long Time No See | Lights On Tampa | Tampa, FL | 2006

Assisted artist Jeff Whipple in creating installation elements for a large-scale outdoor video installation consisting of an 80’ video projection and a 100’ lighted mural, created for Lights On Tampa and exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art.


Service

Department of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Master's Thesis Committee Member, 2016-2019
Liberal Studies Review Panel, 2016-2019
Visiting Artist Committee, 2016
Promotion and Tenue Committee, 2015

621Gallery, Non-Profit Art Space, Tallahassee, Florida
Co-President of the Board of Directors, 2011-2012

LGA, Graduate Student Organization, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL,
President and Organization Grants Administrator, 2010 – 2011