Curriculum Vitae

"Gender Bending Fashion"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photograph by: Allyu Schmaling

2019 Art exhibitions

Gender Bending Fashion, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

(Curated by Michelle Tolini Finamore)


BFA Senior Exhibition, CVPA Campus Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA


Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition, June 22 – July 19  Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island. (Curated by Helena Gomez)

Best in Show


Modern Male,July 5 – July 23  Bowersock Fine Art Gallery, Provincetown, MA. (Curated by Steve Bowersock)

2018 Art exhibitions

Conversations, Exhibition of CVPA Students and Faculty Pairs, CVPA Campus

Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA


Solo Exhibition: Aggao Nac Cagayan, SM Mall Tuguegarao City, Philippines


5th All Media Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community

College, Fall River, MA. (Curated by Kathrine Lovell)


Portrait of Frederick Douglass, UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass

Community House, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth. MA


Portrait of Frederick Douglass, New Bedford National Historic Park, MA

2017 -2016-2015 Art Exhibition

Public Hanging, Gallery X, New Bedford, MA


BCC Art and Design Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA


Invitation: Featured Artist at Onset Street Painting Festival, Onset Massachusetts.


2016 Public Hanging, Gallery X, New Bedford, MA


Black and White, Gallery X, New Bedford, MA


Clothing Optional/Figure X-posed, Gallery X, New Bedford, MA


BCC Art and Design Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA


2015 BCC Art and Design Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

education

2019                      BFA in Painting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

 

Business Accelerator Cohort, Entrepreneur for All, New Bedford, MA

(Expected Commencement, September 2019)


2017                     Associates in Fine Arts, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

awards/Grants/Scholarships

2019          Best in Show, National Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club

                    Charles j. Hoff Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

                    Swain Alumni Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

                    Ayuko Ito Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

                    David and Alfreda Myserson Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

                    Canto Art Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2018          Summer Research Grant, UMass Dartmouth Office of Undergraduate Research,

                    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

                    Stipend for Continuing Education Workshop with Vincent Desiderio, November

                    3-4, New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY

2017          Bristol Community College Curriculum Award, Bristol Community College

                    Ron Lister Professor Emeritus Fine Art Award, Bristol Community College

                   J. Robert Mello Art Scholarship, Bristol Community College

                   John Stobart Art Award, 

                   BCC Art and Design Award: Fine Arts, Bristol Community College

                   BCC Alumni Association Scholarship, Bristol Community College

                   Philip La France Scholarship, Bristol Community College

                   Christopher M. Cordeiro Memorial Scholarship, Bristol Community College

2016         Virginia Elizabeth (Zepp) Lash Memorial Scholarship, Bristol Community College

                   BCC Art and Design Award: Fine Arts, Bristol Community College

                   John Stobart Art Award

                   First Place, 3rd Onset Street Painting Festival, Onset, Massachusetts

2015         Bristol Community College Art and Design Award Foundation, Bristol Community College

                   First Place, 2nd Onset Street Painting Festival, Onset, Massachusetts

Lectures/workshops/artist Talk

2018          Workshop, Linao National High School, Cagayan, Philippines, July 11-12

                    Workshop, Cagayan National High School, Cagayan, Philippines July 17

                    Artist Talk, Cultural Forum, Linao National High School, Philippines, July 18

                    Workshop, San Isidro Elementary School, Bohol, Philippines, July 23

2017           Artist Talk, Bristol Community College, Fall River. MA. October 24

                     Lecture, University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, Philippines, March 28

"Gender Bending Fashion"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photograph by: Allyu Schmaling

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