Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1995.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1991.
Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Rome, 1998-9 (junior year abroad).
2016 “Erie Art Museum 92nd Annual Spring Show”, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2015 “Material World”, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Friends of the Arts”, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2014 (Four-Person Show) “Trashformed”, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky.
“Erie Art Museum 91st Annual Spring Show”, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2013 (Invitational) “Reclaimed, Recycled and Re-used”, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Two-Person Exhibition with John Bavaro, Urraro Gallery, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2012-13 Solo Exhibition, Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2012 “8-Hour Projects”, Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
“Still Life”, Solo Exhibition, Olean Public Library Gallery, Olean, New York.
“From Whale Oil to Whole Foods”, juried by Christy Rupp, GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill, New York and Cornell Coop Agroforestry Center, Acra, New York.
“Out of the Gray” International Exhibition of Works in Graphite, Manifest Drawing Gallery and Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalog).
2011 Solo Exhibition, Oxford Arts Center, Oxford, Ohio.
“Big Bangs Small Bucks III”, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2010 “The Art of Food”, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky.
Stone Canoe exhibition, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, New York.
2009 “Big Bangs, Small Bucks II”, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“Engineering Eden”, Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
The 86th Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania (NPAA Award).
“Nutz and Boltz”, North Western Pennsylvania Art Association exhibition, Ferraro Gallery, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2008 Solo exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage,
“Ingest”, Athens Institute for Contemporary Arts, Athens, Georgia.
“Orange”, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio.
2007 “Hybrids”, two-person show with Eunkang Koh, Stevenson Union Gallery, Southern Oregon University.
2006 “Oink, Moo, Baa, Animals in Art”, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware.
“The 83rd Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania.
2004 “The 82nd Annual Spring Show”, the Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania.
“The First Annual Environmental Art Fair”, Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania.
“The Art of the State”, 2nd place sculpture award, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.
2003 Five-person show, Centro Americano Colombo, Medellin, Columbia.
2002 “Toy Series” (solo), Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Three-Person Show with Shary Boyle and Gayle Gorman, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
“Body Politic”, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington.
“The 80th Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania (NPAA award).
Niagara Invitational Project and Exhibition, Erie Maritime Museum, Pennsylvania.
Current Professional Experience
2013-Present Assistant Professor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
Awards and Residencies
-NPAA Award, “The 86th Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, 2009
-Artist residency working with young breast cancer survivors, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, 2005.
-Second Place Sculpture, Art of the State exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 2004
-Henry Katzwinkle NPAA Award, “The 80th Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 2002.
-Drawings for two episodes The Dead Files, Painless Television, aired 2015 on Travel Channel.
-Artist Lecture, workshop, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky 2014.
-Artist Lecture and childrens’ workshop, Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2013.
-Artist Lecture, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2013.
-Panelist for Arts Erie for hiring and renewing Rostered Artists, 2009.
-Panelist for Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Program Stream, 2005.
-Artist lecture, State University of New York at Oswego, 2001.
-Lou Harry, “At Art Center, Materials are Key to Message”, Indianapolis Business Journal, June 20, 2015
-Dan Grossman, “Review: Indianapolis Art Center’s Material World”, June 24, 2015.
-Ravit Harari, “Dirt and Dust” with photo (in Hebrew), Nisha, Israeli design magazine, January 2014.
-Brown, Christopher, “Transy gets Trashy with New Exhibit!”, The Rambler, January 16, 2014.
-YouTube video of workshop, Transylvania University Office of Communications, http://www.youtube.com/user/TransylvaniaUniv.
-Merkle, Karen Renee, “Mercyhurst Exhibit Features All-Star Erie Artists”, Erie Times News Showcase, December 11, 2013.
Merkle, Karen Renee, “Urraro Show Features Married Artists”, Erie Times News Showcase, September 4, 2013
-Chacona, John, “dust to dust”, Lake Erie Lifestyles p. 24-5, October 2012.
-Out of the Gray International Exhibition of Works in Graphite catalog, Manifest Gallery and Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012.
-Ripley’s Believe it or Not Annual Book, Ripley Publishing, London, 2011.
-Art Papers review (with comments and photo) of Big Bangs Small Bucks II, Feb. /March 2010.
-Artwork published in Stone Canoe/A Journal of the Arts issue #4, spring 2010.
-Cover Art for Lake Effect literary journal, Penn State Erie, 2004, 2009 and 2011.
-Studio Visit Magazine national competition in print, 2009.
-Cover Art for Along the Lake literary journal, 2005, 2009.
Cover art and featured artist in Salt Hill Journal 1997 issue. Catalogues:
Ingest, Catalog essay by Beth Sale, Curator, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia, 2008.
“Recycled Dust Bunnies”, Green Muze staff, Green Muze, April 9, 2009.
Household Forensics exhibition review, Don Decker, Anchorage Daily News, June 22, 2008.
“Culinary Art: Food is the Inspiration at ATHICA’s ‘Ingest” Exhibit, Melissa Link, Flagpole, February 20, 2008. Flagpole cover image.
Flagpole Cover Image by Suzanne Proulx.
“We are what we Eat”, Julie Philips, Athens Banner Herald, Marquee Section, January 18, 2008.
Art & Community 7, Visual Arts Residency Program, 2005, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.