Curriculum Vitae

•   Education:

       New School for Public Engagement:
       TESOL Certificate                                      

       Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts                                  Master of Fine Arts

       University of Utah                                                       Bachelor of Fine Arts

•     Academic Teaching Experience:
      Part time Professor
      Parsons The New School of Design
      School of Art and Design History and Theory                                          

      Adjunct Professor
      Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY                                   
•     Professional Experience:

•     Senior Exhibit Specialist
      Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx NY                            
      Principal achievements:                                                                                                                                                                                                      Creation of habitats for living exotic and endangered                    species designed in                                                      collaboration with scientific and architectural staff.                                                                                              Development and fabrication of interactive exhibits for public            enrichment and education.

      Creation of custom prosthetics for hurt or disabled animals in the        collection,

      including prosthetic bill for horned-bill parrot, orthopedic shoe        for cassowary, gorilla hand  and protective rubber caps for ibex          horn.                                                                   
      Engineering and fabrication of animatronics displays.

•     Derek Haffar Studios                                                                                       

      Sculpture fabrication and product design
      Production of artworks for national and international exhibits,          private commissions and commercial galleries.

      Manage a team of recent art school graduates in all phases of            product conceptualization andDevelopment.                                                                 
      Develop efficient and practical production strategies for                execution by third parties.

      Recent projects:
      Linda Ganijin “ A Taste of Home” PS IS297Q school cafeteria              74-03 34th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. 

      Adel Abdessemed “Go on Ni père Ni mere”, “Hope” for David                Zwirner Gallery                  

•     Tom Otterness Studio                                                             1996-1998, 2001-2003

      Production Manager
      Principal achievements:
      Manage an in house bronze sculpture studio to produce monumental          scale
      enlargements from artist models for public throughout the United          States and
      Develop and implement production plans, designs and budgets.
      Create, tool, staff and run a large scale project production              facility for bronze
      sculpture fabrication with limited outsourcing.

•     Mathew Barney/Glacier Field                               
      Properties Master and sculptor
      Principal achievements:
      Work directly with Mathew Barney to create custom set pieces and          props for the Cremaster film Cycle, number 2,3, and 5.
      Maintain and actuate props during filming live action sequences.
      Work closely with project actor/artist Richard Serra during film          sequences at The Guggenheim Museum.

•     Paula Hayes Studio                                                       Prototype and production design for silicon planters for private          collectors and
      museum exhibitions.

•     Robert Isabel Inc. N.Y NY.                                                Provide design and installation assistance for functions for              notable clients including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Erin        Lauder and Oscar de la Renta.

•     Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company , Williamstown Mass.                           
      Special effects sculpting assistant.

•     Coryat Casting Company, Rhinebeck NY                              

      Supervise/execute all phases of lost wax bronze casting and              related metal

      fabrication for commercial clients.

•     Red Grooms Studio N.Y.N.Y.                                                          1987
      Studio assistant for installation of the artists retrospective at        The Whitney Museum of American Art.

•     Exhibitions and Residencies

      Court Tree Collective Brooklyn NY                                                  July 2022
      325 Project Space Ridgewood Brooklyn NY                                            2019

      Five Myles Benefit Brooklyn NY                                                     November 2016

      Artist in Action: Annmarie Sculpture Garden                                        January 2016

      Visiting Artist, Museum of Arts and Design, N.Y. NY                                2013-2014

      Home Improvement Curated by Lesley Heller and Deborah Brown

      Brooklyn NY                                                                        2015

      Structural Odes, Art Lot, Brooklyn N.Y.                                            2013-2014

      Artist in residence, Museum of Arts and Design, N.Y. NY                            2012-2013

      Footwork, photography, Melville House, Brooklyn N.Y. NY                            2011

      Exhibition for Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y.                                   2010

      Legion Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y.                                                      2009

      Invited Artist Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah                            2006


      Square Bubbles, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady NY.,                              

      Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston NY., Kaaterskill gallery ,  

      Columbia Greene community College, Altered Space Gallery, Syracuse        NY., Warren Street Gallery, Hudson NY.