New School for Public Engagement:
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
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.
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
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
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
• 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.