Chico, CA




2010   MFA Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2009   Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

2006   BA Studio Art with Honors, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2006 (cum laude)

2005   Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY 




Hello Stranger (upcoming)

University Library Gallery, Sacramento State University, CA, 2022

Curated by Kelly Lindner


...I Forgot to Laugh

Carlow University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

Curated by Anna Wall and Carrie Fonder


...I Forgot to Laugh

Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL, 2020-21

Curated by Anna Wall and Carrie Fonder


Stories Nine

1078 Gallery, Chico, CA, 2020-21

With Jason Clower, curated by Thomasin Saxe


Close Encounters

Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2019

*Solo exhibition


A Place to Say

The Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA, 2018

Curated by Amanda Riner


Public Urban Multisensory Projects 2017

PUMP 2017, Long Beach, CA, 2017

Public art, curated by FLOOD


Inverse Performance Art Festival

H.J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2017

Performance and installation as The ShaftCurated by Emma Saperstein and Cynthia Post Hunt


Out of Body

Acre Projects, Chicago, IL, 2017

Curated by Kate Sierzputowski


RAIR: Filthy Rich – Project Made Possible by the Waste Stream

The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Curated by Billy Blaise Dufala and Lucia Thome


Dream Disaster

Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology, Santa Barbara, CA, 2017

*Solo exhibition and performance as The Shaft


Working Forces

The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Performance and installation as The Shaft, Curated by Jehra Patrick (Director and Curator, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN)


Wide Receivers and Near Misses

Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2016

*Solo exhibition


Wide Receivers

Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2016

*Solo exhibition


Mistaken Impressions

Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Curated by Whitney Lynn


Who’s Afraid of Feminism?

AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Juried by Catherine Morris (Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art), Catalogue


Indoor Pro

Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2015

Curated by Joseph Becherer (Chief Curator, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI), awarded "best in show"


Dream Wedding

Dreamland, Louisville, KY, 2015

*Solo performance as The Shaft


Cannonball Run III

Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2014

Curated by Lain York


Romantic Treatment Package

Force Field Project, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

Installation as The Shaft, Curated by Tim Eads


Romantic Dinner for Thirty & Total Wedding Package

New Yorker Hotel, Miami, FL, 2013

Video screening and installation as The Shaft


Total Wedding Package & Romantic Dinner for Thirty

Cannonball, Miami, FL, 2013

*Solo performance series as The Shaft


Higher Love (part of Experiment #23b)

BEAT Festival at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Performance as The Shaft with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure


A Wedding Package

The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD, 2013

*Solo installation and performance as The Shaft, curated by Deana Haggag and Michael Benevento 


The Three Month Marathon, part of Drift exhibition series, The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2013

*Solo participatory art project, curated by Maiza Hixson


Imperfect City: A Real Time Exhibition

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2013

Catalogue, curated by Maiza Hixson


Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Exhibition

The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2012


New Fiction

The New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE, 2012 

With Ann Gaziano, curated by Adaptation


Intensive Six-Week Curatorial Training School for Artists

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo public art project as The Shaft


Sustainable Shaft

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft


The Shaft Giveth, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo installation as The Shaft


Contraption, The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Curated by Maiza Hixson


Now Accepting Reservations, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft


Pre-Vaporism, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft


SHAFTING, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft


String (Figure) Theory: Lost and then Found, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

*Solo exhibition with Ann Gaziano



Gallery 31 at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., 2011

With Ann Gaziano


Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and Art Festival

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2011 

With Ann Gaziano



Pageant Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 

With Ann Gaziano


String (Figure) Theory

The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival, Charleston, SC, 2011

Public art and performance with Ann Gaziano


Rapid Smiles

ArtPrize, Gilette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

Public art, curated by Joseph Becherer (Chief Curator, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI)


Out of the Woods

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2010


Pseudanthium Synthesis

PLAYCUBE Mobile Exhibition Space, Hanover, NH, 2009

With Soo Sunny Park


Experiencing Perspectives

Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI, 2009


The Line

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 

Curated by Ruthless Animals


Good Clean Innovative Fun

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 


Dome in Flames

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009

*Solo exhibition with Ann Gaziano


Ephemeral Sensuality

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008


My universe is gigantic, enormous & amazing: A Drawing Show

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008

Curated by Carrie Fonder and Skye Gilkerson


And somewhere we will meet

Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007

*Two person exhibition


Arctic Aquarium

Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007

*Solo exhibition



Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Grant, CSU Chico, 2019

Humanities and Fine Arts Research Fellowship, CSU Chico, 2017

Faculty Research Grant, UT Chattanooga, 2015

Project Grant, The UNFoundation, Chattanooga, 2014 (with Katie Hargrave and Andrew O'Brien)

ThinkAchieve Grant, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, UTC, 2014 (for experiential learning and pedagogy)

Dean's Research Presentation Fund Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UTC, 2014

Faculty Research Grant, UT Chattanooga, 2014

Faculty Development Grant, 2014

Liberta Award (, 2012 (for The Shaft)

Liberta Award (, 2011 (for The Shaft)

Ox-Bow Fellowship funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2011

Dartmouth College General Fellowship, 2007

Richter Memorial Trust Grant, Dartmouth College, 2006

Marcus Heiman-Martin Rosenthal '56 Achievement in the Arts Award, Dartmouth College, 2006

Perspectives on Design Exhibition Award, 2006




The Wassaic Project (upcoming)

Art Farm, Marquette, NE, Fall 2021

The Residency Project @ 880, Pasadena, CA, November 2020 (as The Camoufleurs)

Arteles Creative Center, Finland, June 2018 

ACRE, Steuben, MI, July 2016

Cannonball, Miami, FL, October 2013 (as The Shaft)

Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, October 2011

Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR), Philadelphia, PA, August 2011



"Sculpture as Social Object", Artist Lecture & Workshop, UC Davis, CA, 2019

"No Punchline Required", Panelist, SECAC, Birmingham, AL 2018 

Visiting Artist Lecturer and Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecturer and Critic, UTK Department of Art, Knoxville, TN, 2014

"The Three Month Marathon", Speaker, Gretchen Hupfel Symposium: imPERFECT CITY, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2013

"The Slowest Marathon Ever", Versus: Games and Social Forms Panel, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2013

"The Shaft: A Precarious Occupation", Panelist, Medium of Exchange Panel, SECAC, Durham, NC, 2012

"Art Salad" Artist Lecture, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Panelist, Gretchen Hupfel Symposium SUPERstructure, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Alumni Artist Lecture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2011

Visiting Critic, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Artprize PechaKucha Talk, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

Visiting Critic, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, CO, 2010




The Camoufleurs, collaboration with scholar Jason Clower, 2020-21

The Shaft Gallery, artistic/curatorial collaboration with Maiza Hixson, 2011-2017

Ruthless Animals, artistic collaboration with Ann Gaziano, 2009-2012




Patrick, Jehra. Working Forces (The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, 2017), Exhibition catalogue. 

Lieberman, Michael. “Turning Trash into Art – RAIR at the Galleries at Moore.” The Artblog, 13 Feb. 2017. 

Mills, Ted. “Requiem for a Dream Disaster,The Santa Barbara Sentinel, 13 – 27 Jan. 2017, pp. 22.

Chun, Kimberly. “Mistaken Impressions Explores the Inspiration of Trash.” SFGate, 6 Jan. 2016. 

Women’s Caucus for Art. Who’s Afraid of Feminism? (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015), Exhibition catalogue.  

Onyewuenyi, Ikechukwi. “Waves Washing Ashore: A.I.R. Gallery Considers the State of Feminism Through the Visual.” ARTS.BLACK, Sept. 2015.

Cathy Carter, “The emerging trend for pop up art events in Wilmington,” WDDE, Delaware Public Media, July 28, 2015.

Michelle Kramer Fitzgerald, "The Arts: Imperfect City," Volume 4, Issue 10, April, Out and About Magazine, Wilmington.

Bonnie Barber, "Dartmouth Exhibition Showcases the Work of 14 Alumni Artists," Dartmouth Now, Dec 11, 2012

Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof, "The Shaft: Pick of the Month," the artblog, July 2012

Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosef, "Buildings and Contraptions R Us - DCCA's 2012 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium", the artblog, April 1, 2012

Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosef, "2011 Liberta Awards!" the artblog, Dec 20, 2011

Jacquelyn Gleisner, "End-troducing," Praxis Makes Perfect, art:21 Blog, Oct 13, 2011

Holly Otterbein, "First Friday Focus," Philadelphia City Paper, May 5, 2011, pg 22

"Smile: ArtPrize is Here," front page feature photograph, The Grand Rapids Press, September 22, 2010, pg 1




Associate Professor of Art, California State University Chico, Chico, CA, 2016 - present

Assistant Professor of Art, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2013 - 2016

Professorial Lecturer in Sculpture, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2012 - 2013