2018 | B.F.A. New Media
School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
2013 – 2014 | Film, Photography, and Visual Arts
Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, New York
2013 | Spring-Summer Intermediate Spanish II
La Universidad de Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia
2015 – Present | Professional Exhibiting Visual Artist, Chicago, IL
Performance, Video, Installation, New Media, Collage, Floral Design
2011 – Present | Freelance Production Artist, Chicago, IL
Director, Editor, Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Production Designer, Assistant Art Director, Art Department Assistant, Floral/Greens Department Assistant, Set Decoration Production Assistant, Production Assistant, Runner
2019 | Picrow Inc., Chicago, IL
Set Decoration Production Assistant
2019 | Motive, New York City, NY
Brand Activation Conceptualization
2019 | Optimus Post Productions, Chicago, IL
Social Media Manager, Receptionist, Runner
2018 – 2019 | Whitehouse Post Productions, Chicago, IL
2018 | Flowers by Kristine, Champaign, IL
Floral Studio Assistant
2017 | Shatterglass Studios, Champaign, IL
2015 – 2016 | National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL
SPIN Media Archiving & Preservation Internship, Advanced Visualizations Lab
2016 | Artspace 8 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Consultation Internship
2013 | Video Films, Inc., Bogotá, Colombia
Video Production Internship
2019 | Mana Decentralized
Member | www.manadecentralized.com/
Pinball Love. Writer-Performer. Flagg Hall, Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Associate Professor Deke Weaver.
Welcome to Ether. Installation Artist. (Robinson) Knight Residence by Jack S. Baker, Urbana, Illinois. Organized by Associate Professor Deke Weaver.
Connect: A New Media Group Exhibition. Writer-Performer. Slate Arts + Performance, Chicago, Illinois. Curated by Jenny Hargrave.
Static Youth. Artist. Chicago, Illinois. Curated by Colin Mackintosh and Elliot Nick.
Activate: Scene Change. Artist. Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Organized by Chicago Loop Alliance. Curated by SONIDOS.
The Movies. Artist. Salvage One, Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by Lululemon. Curated by Jeoffrey Arrington.
School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Artist. Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois. Sponsored in part by John and Alice Pfeffer. Organized by the School of Art + Design.
This Is All Fact. Writer-Performer, Armory Free Theatre, Champaign, Illinois. Curated by Associate Professor Deke Weaver.
Magia. Writer-Director, Honey & Buddy Film Festival, Ithaca, New York. Curated by Associate Professor Changhee Chun.
Dr. Doom. Director, Black Box Theatre Festival, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Organized by Michael Fox and Michael Moran.
fellowships & awards
2016 – 2017 | Roger Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism
Sundance Institute, Roger Ebert Film Festival, RogerEbert.com, & IndieWire.
2014 | Honey & Buddy Film Festival
"Best Film" awarded to Magia.
conference presentations & panel discussions
"Feminism in Film." Festival Judge & Panelist. Annual Feminist Film Festival, Champaign Women's Resource Center, Champaign, Illinois. April.
"Empathy and Compassion and the Arts." Panelist. Roger Ebert Film Festival, Champaign, Illinois, April. livestream
"The Big Ground Initiative." Presentation. HackCulture: Hackathon for the Humanities, Champaign, Illinois. April. publish.illinois.edu/hackculture/
"An Underground History at NCSA." Presentation. SPIN Internship Presentations, Urbana, IL. April.
"Let's Talk About Femmes, Sex, & Ebertfest." Coverage for the Roger Ebert Film Festival and comparative film analysis. RogerEbert.com. Champaign, Illinois, 2017.
"Sundance 2016: Post Mortem." Coverage for Sundance Film Festival and comparative film criticism. RogerEbert.com. Park City, UT, 2016.
"Sundance 2016 Interview: Doron Weber of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation." Interview and coverage for Sundance Film Festival. RogerEbert.com. Park City, UT, 2016.
Announcing the 2016 Ebert Fellows. Sam Adams. IndieWire.com. 2016.
NCSA Intern Attends Sundance Film Festival as Ebert Film Criticism Fellow. Susan Szuch. National Center for Supercomputing Applications Newsletter. 2016.