Art and design is an exercise in problem-solving and I feel grateful for the way that my varied professional experiences and education have given me a broad perspective on solving problems.
The University of Maine, Orono Maine - Completion Expected in August 2023
Thesis: (Virtual Worlds - Embodiment and Their Potential to Disrupt Social Constructs) Defense Scheduled for August 2023
BFA - Concentration in Sculpture and Printmaking
Minor Art History
University of Maine, Orono Maine - 2018
AAS - Advertising & Commercial Art
Genesee Community College, Batavia New York - 1991
All Smalls Group Exhibition
Group Exhibition - Rock and Art Shop - Bangor, Maine - 2014 - 2022
Graduate Symposium: Juried Exhibition
University of Maine - Bangor, Maine - 2019 and 2021
University of Maine - Bangor, Maine - 2020
Group Exhibition - University of Maine - Bangor, Maine - 2020
Multifarious with Parameters
Group Exhibition - Top of the Nine /University of Maine - Bangor, Maine - 2019
In the Studio as in Life
Group Exhibition - Danforth Gallery, University of Maine - Augusta, Maine - 2019
Group Exhibition - COESPACE / University of Maine - Bangor, Maine - 2018
Dean of Students’ Exhibition
University of Maine - Orono, Maine - 2018
Group Exhibition - University of Maine - Orono, Maine - 2017
Student Exhibition: Juried
Group Exhibition - University of Maine - Orono, Maine - 2015, 2016, 2017
Art Haus Gallery
Group Exhibition - Bangor, Maine - 2013, 2014
The Story of the Creative International Juried Exhibition
See| Exhibition Space - Long Island City - New York - 2013
Waterfalls Art Center
Group Exhibition - Belfast, Maine - 2010
The University of Maine Printmaking Program Student Example Collection - 2016 and 2018
The University of Maine Printmaking Program National Association of Schools of Art and Design Presentation - 2019
Creative Quarterly - Issue 28 - page 27 Fall 2012
The OCD Foundation of Michigan - Newsletter - Summer 2011
ISSUU Avenue Magazine - October 2011 pages 226 - 237 under pseudonym Alexx Fenstalker
University of Maine Senior Exhibition
Two prints were chosen by the Department of Art Faculty to be included in the 2018 Dean of Students’ Exhibition.
CQ29 Competition Winners - Creative Quarterly - Issue 28 - Fall 2012
Elizabeth Graves Fine Arts Award - 2016 and 2017
Graphic Design • Advertising and Marketing • Web Design • 3D Modeling • Audio Video
Editing and Mixing • Prototype design and production
Illustrator • Photoshop • Lightroom • WordPress • Blender • Maya • Final Cut Pro • Millumin Virtual World Content Creation • Word Press
Word • Excel • Mac OS • Windows OS • Computer Servicing
Laser Cutter Operation • 3D Printer Operation and Maintenance
Painting - Acrylic - Gouache - Water Color • Drawing - Graphite - Pen, Brush, and Ink
Sculpture • Traditional and Non-Tradition Printmaking • Photography
University of Maine, New Media, Orono, Maine - 2021 - 2023
Worked with students one on one, helping bring their NMD capstone projects to fruition.
Adapted in-person and virtual class environments to provide students with productive learning experiences.
Provided software lessons and guidance on materials and tools.
Conducted lessons on the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in the computer lab section.
University of Maine, COUGAR, Maine - 2022
Designed infographics and market material for COUGAR and the Student Symposium.
Updated Websites designs for improved access and clarity.
Church of Universal Fellowship, Audio Video Technician, Maine - 2021 - 2023
Managed and operated audio and video of Sunday services for in-person guests and remote quests via Zoom.
Developed new digital-based audio and video equipment and software that
would work effectively with a preexisting audio system.
University of Maine, Printmaking Studio Tech, Orono, Maine - 2016 - 2020
Assisted students with their various printmaking projects.
Conducted presentations on combining digital tools with traditional printmaking techniques.
University of Maine, IMRC, Orono, Maine - 2018 - 2019
Conducted safety and equipment operation training with IMRC Lab Users.
Designed and created prototypes for IMRC clients and in-house needs.
Maintained equipment and solved issues related to equipment reliability.
Designed Graphics for event promotional material.
American Screen Printing, Owner, Cicero, New York - 2001-2005
Managed all aspects of the company, including art creation and operations.
Promotion Products, Graphic Artist, Cicero, New York - 1998-2001
Design and production of art for small to medium company promotion material.
Maintained software and computers as manager of art services.
Eagle Newspaper, Graphic Artist, Syracuse, New York - 1997-1998
Created Art on Mac computer for newspaper Ads.
Champion Products, Computer Graphic Artist, Perry, New York - 1991-1993
Created art for printing with traditional drawing board techniques and Mac Computers.
Trained artists with no computer experience how to create computer art successfully.
TBF Signs, Artist, and Installer, Batavia, New York - 1990 - 1991
Created signs using hand lettering techniques and vinyl cutter lettering
Church of Universal Fellowship, Care Taker, Orono, Maine - 2013-2017
Provided maintenance and cleaning of property and equipment.
LL Bean Outlet Store, Assistant Store Manager, Ellsworth, Maine - 2007-2013
Managed operations and staffing.
Salmon Hills, General Manager, Redfield, New York - 2005-2007
Managed operation of the resort, including Lodging Services and trail maintenance.
Whitewater Challengers, River Guide, Dexter, New York - 1998-2008
Responsible for the safety of up to 7 customers in a raft.
Functioned as a trip leader, overseeing several rafts of customers and guides.
United States Army, Infantryman, Schofield, Hawaii - 1993-1997
Served in Guam - Operation: Safe Haven providing security and safety for refugees,
Participated in international training with the militaries of France and Japan.