In art as in life, I am inspired by my surroundings, and by an exploration of the new, the unique, and often by association, the unconventional. After my recent graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, where I majored in Art History, with a minor in Studio Arts, I am truly excited to be spending my first year outside of academics here, at the Society for Contemporary Craft!
In line with my own values, SCC is an institution that supports its local artistic community and fosters creative growth. Since moving to Pittsburgh four years ago, I have become a part of many diverse communities within the city. Throughout the summer of 2012, I was fortunate to work full time as a The Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellow with The Andy Warhol Museum. More recently, I have engaged in an internship with the local independent radio station, WYEP, and then in a framing apprenticeship with Concept Art Gallery in Regent Square.
The time I have spent exploring these expressive environments has inspired me to continue work within the arts, and to learn more about the process of exhibition making. In my future, I hope to apply the skills I have developed to engage the broader public with art making, and with the creative possibilities that exist as a part of everyday life.