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Illustration Portfolio

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EDUCATION

2009 - Pacific NW College of Art, BFA

HONORS & AWARDS

2012 - Recipient, The Xeric Grant
2012 - Finalist, Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts
2009 - Thesis Award in Illustration, PNCA
2009 - Thesis Exhibition Design Award, PNCA
2009 - 1st and 2nd place, Carrie-Voorhies Drawing Contest
2008 - 2nd and 3rd place, Carrie-Voorhies Drawing Contest

ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

The NY Times, The American Reader, The Believer Magazine, The Willamette Week, Edible Portland Magazine, The Portland Mercury, Tom Tom Magazine, Bitch Magazine, MCMC Fragrances.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014, February - Non-Sequitur: Abstraction in Contemporary Sequential Art, curated by Tom Hart and Jeff Owens. Gallery Protocol, Gainesvill, FL.
2013, November - Reconstructing Comics, curated by Peter Sattler. Lakeland College, WI.
2013, January - Untitled, curated by Jeffery Kriksciun. Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden.
2012, September - The Beginning. Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2012, June - Short Cuts, curated by Bill Kartalopolous. On a Marché sur la bulle, Ameins, France.
2012, May - Study Group, curated by Zack Soto. Fantagraphics Bookstore, Seattle, WA.
2011, August - Also, Books, curated by Holly Holly Hobby Hobby. Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA.
2011, August - Art Trek 8, curated by Ephameron. Gallerie Mekanik, Antwerp, Belgium.
2010, March - It was a Large & Lovely Garden, with Mia Nolting. Together Gallery, Portland, OR.
2009, September - It is Happening Again. The Curiosity Shoppe, San Francisco, CA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014, March - Letters & Other Writings. City Limits, Oakland, CA.
2014, January - But What Happens Next. Lowell, Portland, OR.
2013, December - Mortals. Farewell Books, Austin, TX.
2013, May - The Marble Hand. Nationale, Portland, OR.
2012, March - The Dancer at Midnight. Huis Haas, Antwerp, Belgium.

PUBLICATIONS (** self published)

2013 - Strapazin, issue 111.
2012 - Field Studies, published by Floating World Comics.
2012 - The Blonde Woman**
2011 - StudyGroup Magazine issue 1. ed. Zack Soto.
2011 - Astral Talk, published by Publication Studio. ed. Aidan Koch
2011 - Gang Bang Bong, issue 2. ed. Ines Estrada.
2011 - Black Walls, published by Kaugummi Books.
2010 - Nudity In Groups, issue 2. ed. Alex Felton & Kevin Abel.
2010 - MOME 20. ed. Eric Reynolds, published by Fantagraphics.
2010 - The WHALE, published by Gaze Books.
2010 - L'episode, issue 3.
2010 - Smoke Signals, issue 4.
2009 - Warmer**

CONFERENCES

2012, September - Perverse Comics Form: Challenging Comics' Conventions, SPX. Panel Member.
2010, August - Participation/Observation, Portland Zine Symposium. Panel Member.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2013, March - Visiting artist, Illustration dept. Pacific NW College of Art.
2012, November - Community illustration workshop, Epicenter.
2012, June - Conversation with James Payne and Caitlin McGurk, Wexner Center for the Arts.
2011, October - Visiting artist, beginning screen-printing class, Rutgers University.

RESIDENCIES

2014, April-July - Maison des Auteurs, Angouleme, FR.
2012, October - Epicenter, Green River, UT.
2012, June - Skylab, Columbus, OH.
2009, January - Open House, Portland, OR.

INTERVIEWS

Cinders artist of the month, September 2013
The Comics Journal interview with Sean T. Collins
InkStuds radio interview with Robin McConnell
20 Questions with Austin English