EDUCATION

 

2015 – MFA – Interdisciplinary with a focus in Printmaking, Penn State University, PA.

2011 – BA in Studio Art from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, with Summa cum Laude and Departmental Honors.

2010 and 2011Art 4 Kids, volunteer for consecutive years’ summer programs, Bellport, NY.

1997 – 2005 – Art School – Iasi, Romania.

 

MERITS / AWARDS / PRESS

 

2013 – 2015 – Jack Kent Cooke Visual Arts Scholarship

2013 – 2015 – Penn State University School of Visual Arts Graduate Assistantship.

2008 – 2011 – Presidential Scholarship Award, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Group Shows

2016 – Emerge Gallery, Coeur d’Alene ID– Habilis – October 14 – November 11, 2016

2016 – POAC Gallery, Sandpoint ID– All Things Undressed Exhibit – May 5 – June 3, 2016

2015 – The Big Ten Print Exchange Portfolio – Exchange IX: Contemporary Prints (Years Four and Five) – Rueff Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2015 – Heuser Art Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, IL, The Peoria Art Guild – The 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition – March 7 – April 17, 2015.

2015 – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University – Words and Passages – Book Arts show with Diane Fine.

2014 – Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY – Narcissism and the Self-Portrait – 27/9/2014 to 22/11/2014.

2014 – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University – Sloppy Seconds – Second Year MFA show.

2014 – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University – Anti-thesis – an experimental show about the creative process.

2014 – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University – Beware – First Year MFA show.

2014 – HUB Gallery, Penn State University – Graduate Research Exhibition

2013 – Created murals in NYC and in private homes in NY and Long Island.

2012The President’s Collection – The SUNY Stony Brook President’s year-long show held at his mansion in Sunwood, NY

2012 – Phoenix Gallery – Black and White – Juried show, Bellport NY, First Prize.

2011The President’s Collection – The SUNY Stony Brook President’s year-long show held at his mansion in Sunwood, NY

2011 – East End Art Council Gallery, Riverhead, NY – Printmaking Juried Show – First Prize. Juror – Craig Zammiello.

2011 – Student Activities Center Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook University – URECA Show – Dean of Students Prize and the Gallery North Prize.

2010The President’s Collection – The SUNY Stony Brook President’s year-long show held at his mansion in Sunwood, NY

2009 – Perry B.Duryea Bulding, Hauppauge, NY

2007 – Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN – Artists on Location

 

Solo Shows

 

2010 – Tabler Arts Center, SUNY Stony Brook University – Light Games

2007 – World Grotto Gallery, Knoxville, TN – Black & White

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Written Media

2016 – Eli Sevenich, “Featured Artist”, The Reader, June 9, 2016, Sandpoint ID.

Online Media

2014 – Michelle Randall, “Printmaking Takes on the Big 10”, Artsword, https://sova.psu.edu/story/printmaking-takes-big-10

2011 – The Stony Brook Press, “Finding Life in Lithographs”, November 28, 2011

http://sbpress.com/2011/11/finding-life-in-lithographs/

 

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Printmaker, Expert Drawer, Ceramics Lover.

Spinner of wool, Woodworker, Intermediate welder

Professional experience in the Adobe Creative Suite on both Mac and PC platforms – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.

Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, iQuery, and Java Script.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2015 – present – Teaching introductory printmaking classes at various venues in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene ID.

2013 – 2014 – Teaching introductory online drawing classes at Pennsylvania State University

2011 – 2013 – Graphic Designer and Muralist at Painted Pieces Ltd., NY

2007 – Graphic Designer at Bargain Mart Classifieds, TN

2006 – Cashier at Old Mill Bread Company, TN

1998 – 2004 – Graphic Designer at Serimage Advertising Agency, Romania.