"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…"
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
The Little Prince
I grew up in the woods of New Hampshire: amongst the pines, sheep, strawberries, and pets. Since I was five, I have wanted to practice art and have been both fortunate enough and tenacious enough to make this desire a lifelong pursuit. Since leaving my home state in 2007, I have completed my B.F.A. in painting and my M.F.A. in fine arts, as well as working a variety of jobs in attempts of making art my profession. I have lived in Norton (MA), Boston (MA), Portland and Scarborough (ME), Township A Range 12 (ME), Venice (IT), Vilnius (LT), Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), Brooklyn (NY), and my current abode in Greenfield, Massachusetts. I love to travel and have begun to record some of my explorations in the blog Intimacy in Tangents, here on this site. Many things are inconstant in my life - such as my place of residence- but the stable constants are my passions for art, travel, adventure, nature, and writing.
Education and Groups
2013-2015 M.F.A. Fine Arts with Merit Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Current Student)
2011 Vilnius University, Summer Language Course (Highest Honors Certification) Vilnius, LT.
2009-2011 B.F.A. Painting Boston University (summa cum laude) Boston, MA.
Fall 2010 Scoula Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
2007-2009 Wheaton College, Studio Arts (Dean’s List). Norton, MA.
Aug. 2012-Jul. 2013 Studio 412, member in ‘The Artist Building Complex,’ Portland, ME.
Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012 Member of Studio 412, State Theater Building Complex, Portland, ME.
2015 John Christie Award for A Yellow Tongue installation
2015 Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund (Newcastle University)
2015 Signature Art Prize Long List
2013-2014 Newcastle University USA Merit Scholarship
2011 Foundation for an Open America Exhibition Award
2009-2011 Boston University Merit Grant for Visual Arts
Nov. 2016 - No Niceties responsive group show of Helen Shaddock's 'A Lot Can Happen in 15 Minutes' publication and exhibition. Newbridge Books and Gallery, Newcastle, UK. http://helenshaddock.blogspot.co.uk/
Aug. -Sept. 2016 ‘WE,’ a शब्द/ شبد, a collaborative project & exhibition. Korean Cultural Centre. Delhi, India.
April 2016 Comunidad, Sala Mercado de La Merced from Pinea A.I.R. Group show. Rota, Spain.
Aug. 2015 Upcoming Newcastle University MFA Degree Exhibition, Newcastle University. Solo show, A Yellow Tongue, within a group exhibition. NCL, UK.
Jun. 2015 Solo exhibition Treescapes at the Stadler Gallery in Kingfield, ME.
Nov. 2014 (29th) photo film Adaptation in Ute Kirkwood's group show Bananas: Women's Food or Is Meatloaf for Men? Catterick Garrison, UK.
Aug. 2014 Newcastle University MFA Exhibition; INNER OUTER SKINS, Newcastle University. Solo show within a group exhibition. NCL, UK.
Feb. 2014 The Flesh is Alike, Long Gallery, Newcastle University. Group show. NCL, UK.
Aug. 2013 Absolute Health Chiropractic: solo exhibit, Portland, ME.
June 2013 Dock Fore restaurant solo exhibit opening for June First Friday Art Walk, Portland, ME.
May. 2012 Sullivan Select Real Estate group exhibit opening for First Friday Art Walk. Portland, ME.
Aug. 2012 Alpaca Shed solo exhibit opening for September First Friday Art Walk, Portland, ME.
Oct. 2011-Jul. 2012 Monthly Open Studio with Studio 412 on First Friday Art Walks, Portland, ME.
May 2011 Boston University BFA Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions, Fay G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery & Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA.
March 2011 Good Looking, LAP Gallery Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA.
Spring 2011 Foundation for an Open America Exhibition Award, Foundation for an Open America, Boston, MA. (featured on show postcard).
Dec. 2010 Mostra Internazionale degli Studenti di Stampa, SG- Gallery – Scoula Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, San Marcola, IT.
Fall 2009 Drawing Exhibition, Gallery 5, Boston, MA.
May 2009 Boston University BFA Undergraduate Show, 808 Gallery – Boston University, Boston, MA.
Private Art Commission, (Untitled) Exterior acrylic lighthouse mural (4' x 4' x 9'). Portland, ME. May 2013.
Private Art Commission, (Untitled) Pencil double portrait (30" x 30"). Portland, ME. Feb. 2013.
Private Art Commission, Lucy's NYC mid-scale collage (4’ x 2.5’), acrylics and papers on canvas. New York City, NY. Dec. 2012
2012 Private Art Commission, Gerzon's Red Forest mid-scale collage (5’ x3.5’), acrylics and papers on canvas. Bedford, NH. Sept. 2012
Feb- Apr. 2016 Pinea Linea de Costa Artist Residency, Rota, Spain. A.I.R. incorporating workshops, installation, & community outreach.
2016 (Apl 4-5) Rota Public School. Art & Science workshop for 150 eleven-twelve year olds. Painting and Isopods. Rota, Spain
Projects and Representation
2015 (Dec.) Alliterati Magazine: Issue 18, 'The Body Issue.' Short-story 'Belly Balls,' published NCL, UK.
2015 (March-Oct) WILD OBAN collaborative art video and installation with Katie Wright. Self-directed and crowd funded with Kickstarter. Incorporating travel, fundraising, underwater filming of basking sharks, local folkloric research, and the installation of a split screen narrative art video that juxtaposes tones of the magical with the terrible.
2015 (Jun.) Awarded the Bartlett Travel Scholarship for self-directed research on contemporary Midsummer narrative traditions in Estonia.
Oct.- Jan 2014 Teaching Assistant on a Newcastle University 2nd year stand lead by Nick Fox: Collections, Conversations & Transcriptions: Past Present. Lead teacher on 4th sessions: Painting in the Expanded Field: Site.
Sept. 2014-present Represented artist on New Blood Art online art gallery, UK based.
July 6-20, 2014 ‘Creating a Context’ Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP) international art and architecture project, Krakow, PL.
Oct. 2013-present (Ongoing) Art and Anatomy project at Newcastle University. ‘A student partner approach for evaluation and implementation of evidence-based artistic learning techniques,’ with Dr. Iain D. Keenan.
Feb. 2014 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Certification.
Sept. 2008 Patrick Dougherty Residency Sculpture Project at Wheaton Campus. Student volunteer. Norton, MA.
Jun.-Aug. 2007 Codirected and choreographed a full-length middle school musical entitled Oh, Horrors! It's Murder! with proceeds going to the Strafford Historical Society, the Strafford Grange Hall, and the following year’s children’s production. Strafford, NH.
2004-2006 (annually) Volunteered at the week long Strafford Summer Arts day camp for art, theater, and music.
press and publications
2016 (Nov) Blog response to No Niceties responsive group show of Helen Shaddock's 'A Lot Can Happen in 15 Minutes' publication http://helenshaddock.blogspot.co.uk/
2015 (Aug 25th) Chronicle magazine show review by David Whetstone, "Art made from seaweed and a dancing wardrobe feature in the postgraduate exhibition at Newcastle University" http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/art-made-seaweed-dancing-wardrobe-9921479
2015 (Jun.) Treescapes show press on 'The Daily Bulldog' http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/arts/stadler-gallery-welcomes-2015-summer-season-with-two-exhibitions/
2015 (Jan.) In the Mode: Multimodal Communication in Text-Based Installation Art Master's Dissertation
Nov. 2014 Interval II: Staple Press publication of short story “Perceived Abandonment.” Magazine launch public reading Nov. 27th. 2014.
Sept. 2012 Featured back cover art and listing in “Art Walk” as a solo exhibit with The Alpaca Shed, Portland, ME.
Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012 Monthly Listing in ‘Art Walk’ with Studio 412, Portland, ME.
April 2014-present Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Employment as CREW Assistant and Quay team member (Learning and engagement: children and family department). Run tours for: art exhibitions, families, visually impaired, school groups...
June-July 2014, July 2015. Temporary Employment for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 and 2015, NCL, UK.
June 2014 Assisted at the International Print Biennale 2014 Symposium, Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, NCL, UK.
2010-2011 Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA. Internship and employment with various activities and paperwork. Boston, MA.
2007-2008 Employee of Wheaton College Public Safety office as a phone operator and office assistant. Norton, MA.
Sept.-Dec. 2007 Employee of Wheaton College Recreational Department updating athletic statuses and computer files. Norton, MA.