Education

2011 MFA, California State University, Long Beach

2007 BFA in Illustration, California State University, Long Beach

 

Employment History

2007-Current  Freelance Artist

Muralist, prop-maker, sculptor, painter, illustrator, designer, curator.  Specializing in 3D and mixed media, including soft sculpture and miniatures.

2012-2015 Community Outreach Artist Coordinator

Hurley International, Costa Mesa, CA

2011 Background Designer for animated series Metalocalypse

Titmouse Inc, Hollywood, CA

2008-2011 Teaching Associate, Department of Art

California State University, Long Beach, CA

  • Intermediate Illustration 
  • Foundation Drawing
  • Beginning Illustration

2009-2011 Assistant to the Graduate Advisor, Department of Art

California State University, Long Beach, CA 

2006-2007 Textile Designer and Illustrator

Line Up Group, Irvine, CA

2005-2006 Artist/sign maker

Chalk Talk, Huntington Beach, CA

 

Freelance Artist, Illustrator and Muralist

Selected Client List

  • Nike, Mural designer and painter
  • Great Park Gallery, Irvine, Mural designer and painter
  • Parks And Recreation, TV series, mural designer
  • Crazy Cow Productions, Art Director, Puppet maker
  • Fat Wreck Chords, Album art & layout, poster design
  • Rock n Roll Camp For Girls, OC, Branding and tee design
  • Quiznos, Curator
  • Counting On Sheep, 2&3D animated short, background and set design
  • Mighty Pug Studios, Puppet and prop maker
  • Quickie Chick, branding design and book illustration
  • The Party’s Over Productions, Poster design

 

Selected Exhibitions

* Indicates Solo Exhibition **Indicates 2-person Show

2015

  • Image & Text, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
  • TEN, Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA

2014

  • Interlopers**, Artist-in-Residence exhibition, CoRK! Arts District, Jacksonville, FL
  • 6x6, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Season of Spring, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • Boxes of Death 5, travelling exhibition stopping in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo
  • Art & Nature, Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Post-It Show 10, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pit Mischief, Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA 

2013

  • Lovely Vagabonds, Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Master Blasters of Sculpture, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Post-It Show 9, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
  • Newton’s Third, F+ Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
  • Locals Only, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Chroma GoGo: a Tribute to Lisa Frank, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Boxes of Death 4, travelling exhibition stopping in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Laguna Beach
  • Phone Booth Gallery 5 Year Anniversary, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • This Wilde Abyss, Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 6th Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction, A benefit for Surfers Healing, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA

2012

  • Blacked Out, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA
  • INTER-Views, Curio, Venice, CA
  • Hell Hath No Fury, Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA
  • Monstoberfest, Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA
  • Post-It Show 8, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, AR4T, Laguna Beach, CA

2011

  • Clap Hands, Art du Vin, Long Beach, CA
  • Hotter Than A Match Head: A Love letter to the City, Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA
  • Family Album*, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Insights, University Art Museum, Cal State University, Long Beach, CA

2010

  • Unicornucopia, Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA
  • ON WORK AVOIDANCE: A Comprehensive Exploration of First World Time   Mismanagement*, thesis exhibition, Marilyn Werby Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Bellows From Freak Island, The Strange, Hollywood, CA
  • Insights, University Museum, Cal State University Long Beach, CA
  • Girls!Girls!Girls!, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Tubular, The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

Curatorial Projects

2014

  • Qanvas, an art auction benefiting ArtsReach San Diego, sponsored by Quiznos, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA
  • CONTRAST, a comprehensive exhibition of work from Laguna Beach High School artists, Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Born From Water, a group art show/fundraiser in celebration of World Water Day, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA

2013

  • Newton’s Third, F+ Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
  • The Monthly Throw Ups, a monthly artist residency, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA
  • ITHAKA’S Reincarnation of a Surfboard, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA

2012

  • Hurley Art Wall, a week-long live paint/contest, Ron Jon Beach & Board Fest, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Creatures From the Deep, 225 Forest, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Blacked Out, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Art of Noise, 225 Forest, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Light Death, Hurley HQ, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Hurley Art Wall, a week-long live paint/contest, US Open of Surf, 2012
  • Creepy Cruisers, 225 Forest, Laguna Beach, CA

2011

  • The Fabulous Life of Lisa Nguyen, Memorial art show and fundraiser for artist Lisa Nguyen.  (Additional funds raised helped to establish a memorial scholarship in her name) California State University, Long Beach, CA

2010

  • Girls!Girls!Girls!, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2008

  • The Monster Show, Merlino Gallery, Long Beach, CA

 

 

Murals, Events, Public & Live Art

2015     

  • Laguna Beach High School, interdisciplinary student mural/mosaic collaboration, Laguna Beach, CA

2014    

  • The Living Room Talks masthead (with Yevgeniya Mikhailik), The Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Nike Headquarters, Beaverton, OR
  • Phone Booth Gallery 3rd Annual Live Paint, Long Beach, CA
  • Hurley Brand murals, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, CA

2013    

  • TeWinkle Middle School, student mural collaboration, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Rothick Art Haus Live Paint, Anaheim, CA
  • Phone Booth Gallery 2nd Annual Live Paint, Long Beach, CA
  • Dalek brand murals for Hurley, International
  • Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA
  • L.A. ZineFest, Los Angeles, CA

2012    

  • Wahoo’s Costa Mesa, CA
  • Wahoo’s Laguna Beach, CA
  • Dalek brand murals for Hurley, International
  • Ron Jon Art Wall, Beach & Boards Fest, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • L.A. ZineFest, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hurley Art Wall, US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Marina High School student mural collaboration, Huntington Be ach, CA

 

Awards & Grants

  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
  • Dean’s Purchase Award, CSU Long Beach
  • 2010 G.E.S.S. Scholarship
  • 2007 John Lincoln Life Drawing Scholarship
  • 2004 Jeffery Elkins Memorial Scholarship

 

Press