I am an artist and technologist who uses code to create my own artistic systems.These systems are at once clever and sensual, incorporating extreme tactility with ephemeral, abstract logic. I am currently working in Pittsburgh as an independent artist and freelance consultant. To hear about my work check out this interview, my resume, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS Human Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University BFA Fine Arts and Human Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Forever Overhead, solo show 707 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2015 Gettin' Physical, Bar Marco, Pittsburgh, PA 2015 H30, The Drift, Pittsburgh, PA 2015 After Sound , The Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 SciTech, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Public Record, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Actual Size, The Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Walls That Soak, The Brewhouse Association, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 She, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 The User Experience, The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA 2012 Probable Bodies, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Confluence, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Acid to Ink, Silver Spring, MD
The Innovation Studio at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh | Creative Technologist November 2015 - Present Conceptualizes, designs and programs custom interactive experiences for the Carnegie Museum of Art, Natural History, Science Center and The Warhol. Has done two large scale public facing projects so far and is currently working on a Cabinet of Curiosities drawing from content from all four museums to be installed in the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Carnegie Mellon University | Adjunct Professor August 2016 - Present teaches Introduction to Interactivity , a studio class geared at School of Art sophomores introducing programming, physical computing, and media theory. Subjects include generativity, computational photography, and social hacking.
Young Makers | Guest Educator August 2015 Co-Taught three week-long STEAM summer camps in Lego Engineering Skills, Animation, and Game Design for children 6-12 years old in Beijing.
Bossa Nova Robotics | User Research Consultant July 2015 Part of a small team doing user research for a new robot for retail. Did a literature review and assisted in two contextual inquiries and synthesis sessions.
The Pittsburgh Children's Museum | Exhibition Design Consultant January 2015 - June 2015 Assisted in the the Very Lonely Firefly interactive projection design and implementation.
Pittsburgh Opera | Media Designer February 2015 - April 2015 Designed and created interactive media for a 20 minute contemporary opera called For the Time Being.
The Ellis School | Guest Educator February 2015 Created the curriculum for and taught a six sessions Drawing with Code workshop series for the seventh grade, gave an artist's talk to the middle school, and created an educational creative coding station for the Fine Arts Festival.
Carnegie Science Center | Guest Educator March 2015 Created an educational creative coding station for SciTech week. Introduced middle and high school students to code through fun tweak-able examples.
Click'd - Independent Study with the Pittsburgh Children's Museum | Team Lead September 2014 - December 2014 Lead a 4 person team in a user centered research process to design a play area for children based off The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle.
Popbox - MHCI Capstone Project, Panasonic R&D | Team Lead January 2014 - August 2014 Lead a 5 person team in a 8 month user-centered design process developing a wearable game to motivate children to engage in healthier long-term behaviors.
The STUDIO for Creative inquiry | Research Assistant June 2013 - March 2014 Independently developed and designed custom software for three Artists in Residence. Taught basic coding and aided in the artistic brainstorming process.
ArtFab Carnegie Mellon School of Art | CNC Router Monitor September 2012 - May 2013 Assisted student, faculty and, staff with Rhino CAD files and fabrication on the CNC router.
Creators Coalition | Student leader January 2011 - May 2013 Founded, co-directed and directed a student organization whose mission was to create art resources on campus. Led curation, installation, and de-installation of seven student shows. Organized two nights of open critiques and 16 student-led workshops.
Pyramid Atlantic Studios | Studio Assistant June 2011 - August 2011 Completed Studio projects in intaglio print, monoprint, screen print, letterpress, bookbinding and paper-making. Assisted resident artists on commissioned works.
Spark Media | Visual Designer June 2010 - August 2010 Designed and produced a hand drawn poster for Dancing With N.E.D., a documentary about a rock band of gynecological surgeons.
2015 p5.js Contributors Conference, Education Team Developer 2015 Stem Stars, Volunteer Educator, YWCA 2015 Performing Code, Guest Lecturer, Media and Performance art theory class with Nico Zevallos 2015 Making Art With Code, Guest Educator, Ellis Girls' Middle School 2014 Drawing with Code, Workshop Teacher, Draw Symposium with Nathan Trevino 2014 Artist's Talk and organizer, B Star A with Maddy Varner 2013 Artist's Talk and organizer, B Star A with Robb Godshaw 2013 Liminal Spaces, Fifth Friday Lecturer, The Space Upstairs with Geoffrey P. Morgan 2012 Crash Course in Photography, Workshop Teacher, Creators Coalition with Robyn Lammert 2011 Making Paper, Workshop Teacher, Pyramid Atlantic Studios 2011 the Learned Ladies, Middle School Theater Director, Traveling Players Ensemble
2015 After Sound Review in the Huffington Post 2015 After Sound Review in Trib Total Media 2015 Artist in Residence Video Interview 2014 Pittsburgh Articulate Interview 2014 Public Record video 2014 City Paper Write up about Public Record 2011 ArtHang Feature
Awards and Honors
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Artist in Residence The Brewhouse Association Artist in Residence Phi Beta Kappa Honors society Andrew Carnegie Scholar Yale University Norfolk Fellow FRAF Grant AroKO Art and Architecture Grant Interdisciplinary Art Grant Small Undergraduate Research Grant Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Art Awards Python Fundamentals of Programming Competition Finalist