• 2013 MFA in Printmaking, Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • 2010 BFA in Art and Art History, cum laude, Concentration in Printmaking, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Residencies & Awards

2022, Penland, summer woodshop scholarship recipient, August 14-19

2021, Public Art for South Ellerbe Restoration Project, Budget: $50,000. I am one of a team of three artists (Julienne Alexander & Benjamin Reid) selected to create art for this RFQ for the city of Durham, NC

2021, Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant Award of $1000, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

2020 Arrowmont, 2-D artist in residence by invite at Pentaculum, January 5-11, Gatlinburg, TN

2020, Public Art for the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Budget: $6,000.  I am one of a team of three artists (Jaclyn Bowie & Nyssa Collins) selected to create art for this RFP for the city of Raleigh, NC

2017 Oberlin College, Visiting Artist in Reproducible Media, November 8-11,

Oberlin, OH

2017 Morgan Paper Conservatory, Artist in Residence, March – May,

Cleveland, OH

Professional Experience

June 2022- Present

Art Instructor
One River School,

Chicago, IL

I teach art classes to students of all ages across a variety of traditional art media.

March 2022-May 2022
Online Drawing and Art Appreciation Instructor

Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603

I designed and taught online synchronous and asynchronous semester long and accelerated Drawing I & II courses and Art Appreciation courses on Canvas

August 2021-March 2022
Grant Writer & Studio Manager

Silverado Fabricators & Makers Services

1104 E Pettigrew St, Durham, NC

Silverado Fabricators specializes in the construction of prosthetic and orthotic devices.  I managed the studio and conducted grant writing and research with the aim of pairing with local artists to utilize Silverado’s technical skills and create custom public, large-scale artworks.  Under my guidance Silverado secured a $50,000 RFQ to create a public artwork for the city of Durham, NC.

October 2019-June 2021
Research Assistant in Puppetry

Duke University, Durham, NC

During this two-year full-time assistantship I worked in collaboration with staff, visiting artists, and students at Duke to realize on-going puppet performances. 

May 2019-September 2019
Puppet-maker and Puppeteer

Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Saxapahaw, NC

Designing and sculpting puppets and sets, sewing costumes, and puppeteering in all performances

Academic year of 2018-2019
Lecturer at the College of Design

NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27606

Taught Fashion Illustration in Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019 at the Wilson College of Textiles

2018 July – 2017 September
Art Handler

Cross Museum Services

Installed artwork in the Washington D.C. area for clients including the Smithsonian and the National Geographic Museum

Language Proficiency

Portuguese, fluent (U.S. and Brazilian citizenship)