Education:

  • Slippery Rock University (2008)
    Bachelor of Science— English: Creative Writing
  • Butler County Community College (2001)
    Associate in Applied Science— Communication Arts / Graphic Design

Art Exhibitions:

  • The Future is The Past [interactive poetry sculptures]. 2014
    Market Street Art Center , Lockport NY (Solo)
    Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, Keenan Center, Lockport, NY (Group, Juried)
    Birchfield Penney Museum, Buffalo, NY (Group, Juried)
    Phillips Gallery, Butler County Community College, PA (Solo)
  • What if This Were a Place? (interactive sound/poetry sculpture) Cradle to Grave II, University at Buffalo. (Group) 2014
  • Flotsam (interactive poetry sculpture). Trimania, Buffalo NY. (Group, Juried) 2013
  • Two artists’ books in collaboration with three other writers and artists: Mare Desiderii: Tales of Dreamscapes and 1/2 Dozen CollisionsPart of traveling exhibition: 

More Than a Book: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books 
Presented by The Experimental Printmaking Institute

.Exhibition Locations: Centro Cultural, San Jose, Costa Rica; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitiana Mexico City, Mexico, Tiempo Extra Editores, Mexico; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Lock Haven University of PA; SUNY Genesco, NY. 2008.

Residencies:

  • Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, MT. 
Writer in Residence, June 2008

Grants & Awards:

  • Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit Award of Excellence in 3-D Work for The Future is The Past interactive poetry sculpture. 2014. (200)
  • New York State Council on the Arts grant recipient for Voices of Niagara a community poetry project and interactive poetry sculpture. 2013. (2500)
  • Stipend awarded for June 2008 residence at the Montana Artist’s Refuge (100).

Readings:

  • Guest Reader Poetry Café, Poetry Month Celebration for Children, Newfane, NY. 2013
  • Poetry Caravan Reading Series (Reader and Host)
Your Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse, Pittsburgh PA, 2009
  • Strawberry Moon Festival 
Venus Rising Espresso House, Butte MT, June 2008
  • Telepathy: A Conversation Between Music and Poetry
, Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock PA, April 2007

Guest Lectures, Workshops, and Public Speaking:

  • Children’s Halloween “Exquisite Corpse” Workshop. Newfane Library, Newfane, NY. October 2013
  • Guest Lecturer in Portfolio Review Class “Collaborations and Interdisciplinary Art”, Department of Media Studies, University at Buffalo. Summer 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Write Touch Writer’s Group. “Critiquing Poetry With Insight” May 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, “Poetry as an Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Art” Market Street Art Center’s Third Thursday Artist Talks. April 2013
  • LCTV Television Appearance, WNY Tonight with host John Lombardi discussing “Voices of Niagara” March 2013
  • Introduced poet Sonya Sanchez at Slippery Rock University’s Kaliedescope Arts Festival, 2008.

Positions:

  • Children’s Poetry Contest Newfane, NY. (Juror)
  • IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games (Online Juror)
  • SLAB Literary Magazine, Poetry Editor, 2007-2008