My goal as an art educator is to cultivate cohorts of conversationalists equipped to use their voices, sharing their own stories and highlighting other’s, rooted in a spirit of generosity, humility, and curiosity. I believe the studio is a place for dialogue and one’s work can only grow richer with the exposure to other perspectives and viewpoints. It is my responsibility to help students fill and understand their tool kits, while encouraging them to find inclusive and expansive ways of seeing and approaching art and its histories.
For over ten years the role of educator has been a constant companion to my studio practice, within multiple higher education institutions and through various community workshops, studios, and settings.
During this period, I have taught within Art & Graphic Design as a lecturer at Notre Dame De Namur, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant within the Studio Arts & Design departments at UC Davis, and served as an Academic Advisor at California College of the Arts & NDNU. I've also been a visiting artist/lecturer in numerous class rooms including University of Washington, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Delta Community College.
Beyond academia, from 2018-2020 I built out and managed a printmaking space on the main Google campus, called Hive, which included screenprinting, Risograph, and letterpress facilities. Through the studio, I offered various workshops and community projects which brought 1000s of Google employees together over creative practices, as well as provided 1:1 education to visiting artists through the AIR program.
Currently, with Chute Studio, we offer various workshops involving Riso and publication, share whatever educational resources we have created with the wider international Riso community, and actively contribute to the Color/Shift open source resource project run by University of Missouri.
A complete Teaching CV can be viewed here.
A Teaching Philosophy Statement can be viewed here.
Samples of student and workshop work can be viewed here.