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e d u c a t i o n

2004  MFA | Photography | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

1996  BS | Interdisciplinary Studies – Visual Communications | Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa

1993  AA | Southeastern Community College | Burlington, Iowa

a c a d e m i c   e x p e r i e n c e

current – 2008  Instructor | Department of Interactive Media | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

2007 – 2005  Part-Time Faculty | Department of Art | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

Part-Time Faculty | Department of Interactive Media| Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

Part-Time Faculty | Department of Communications | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

2004 – 2002  Part-Time Faculty | Department of Art | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois

Part-Time Faculty | Illinois Central College | East Peoria, Illinois

Instructor | Peoria Art Guild | Master Apprentice Program | Peoria, Illinois

1990 – 1998  Education Staff | Des Moines Art Center | Des Moines, Iowa

a c a d e m i c   a c h i e v e m e n t s

• Developed curriculum and coursework for Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University

• Coordinator for Animation major in Interactive Media

p r o f e s s i o n a l   e x p e r i e n c e

current – 1998  Photographer & President | Studio Cavanah, Inc. | Peoria, Illinois

1999 – 1998  Digital Prepress | All-American Litho | Des Moines, Iowa

1998 – 1996  Photographer | Studio AU, Inc. | Des Moines, Iowa

1998 – 1996  First Assistant | Studio AU, Inc. | Des Moines, Iowa

1996 – 1994  Staff Photographer | Iowa State Daily | Ames, Iowa

p h o t o g r a p h i c   s k i l l s

• expertise with a wide variety of digital and traditional cameras

• knowledge of chemical black & white and color processing and printing

• can work with all forms of studio lighting; daylight, strobe, HMI, tungsten, mixed

• diverse knowledge of digital photography/imaging and their applications

• well versed in the history of photography, it’s pioneers and equipment

c o m p u t e r   s k i l l s

• extensive knowledgeable of the hardware, software and techniques used to produce ideas

• digital imaging, audio & video production, 3D modelling, animation, motion grapics, printing

• specific software knowledge: Adobe CC, Cinema 4D

v i d e o   s k i l l s

• cinematographer using a wide array of 4K and DSLR cameras

• using editing, motion graphics, sound and video as the next generation of storytelling

i n t e r d i s c i p l i n a r y   c o l a b o r a t i o n

• cinematographer, director, producer, research for multiple large-scale projects with Bradley University – Routing, America Live, The Tempest, Rock Band, The Oresteia

• digital print maker for Cradle Oak visiting artist Francisco Souto, Equilibrio

Paged, Staged and Engaged, a collaborative interactive media exhibition with Kevin Stein

a s s i s t a n t s h i p s   /   i n t e r n s h i p s

2004 – 1999  Graduate Studio Assistant, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

2002   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

2000 – 1999  Graduate Assistant, Bradley University Graduate School, Peoria, Illinois

1996 – 1995  Web Design Internship, Iowa State Printing Service, Ames, Iowa

 s o l o   e x h i b i t i o n s

2012  rural ramblings, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, Illinois  – August

2009  Maine Square | Picture This Gallery | Peoria Heights, Illinois – September

2008  In the River | Richland College | Decatur, Illinois – January

2005  Some of Ten | WTVP | Peoria, Illinois – May

2004  Here to There | Anderson College | Anderson, South Carolina – September

Proverb, Hartmann Center | Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois – May

Trailing Spouse | Caterpillar, Inc. | East Peoria & Mossville, Illinois – April – June

Some of Ten | Arts for Living Center | Burlington, Iowa – March

2003   still/life | Illinois Central College | East Peoria, Illinois – October

2001  Pétanque | Club Pavillon | Brussels, Belgium – August

s e l e c t e d   g r o u p   e x h i b i t i o n s

2014  Every Other, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2013  Every Other, Peoria Public Library, Peoria, IL

Regional Juried Exhibition 10, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2012  Regional Juried Exhibition 9, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2009  Paged, Staged & Engaged | Bradley University | Peoria, IL – December

8×8 | Peoria Art Guild | Peoria, IL – November

2008  32nd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition | Augustana College | Rock Island, IL – April

8×8 | Peoria Art Guild | Peoria, IL – November

2007  31st Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition | Augustana College | Rock Island, IL – April

Member Artist Show | Peoria Art Guild | Peoria, IL – June

2006   International Exhibition | The Center for Fine Art Photography | Ft. Collins, CO – March

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition | Bradley University | Peoria, IL – August

Peoria Artists | Black Walnut Gallery | Chicago, IL – August

Illinois River Stories | Peoria Art Guild | Peoria, IL – July   *catalog

2005  The Modern Landscape | Springfield Art Association | Springfield, IL – September

29th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition | Augustana College | Rock Island, IL – April

Wings, Tails, Hooves & Scales | OVMA Exhibition | Columbus, OH – February

The Photograph as an Art Object | Western Illinois University | Macomb, IL – January

7th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition | Omaha, NE – Jan – Dec

2004  The Member Show | Peoria Art Guild | Peoria, IL – October – November

National Student Photography Exhibition | Traveling Show throughout Texas –   *catalog

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition | Bradley University | Peoria, IL – August

planes, trains and automobiles, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL – April – May

2003  Come Together | Bradley University | Peoria, IL – August

2002  Working | Bradley University | Peoria, IL – August

1997-1999  Selected Works | Gallery 2AU | West Des Moines, IA

1995   Images From the Trail | Sully Public Library | Sully, IA – December

e x h i b i t i o n   p r e v i e w s

Defining Photographs | Peoria Journal Star – June, 2012

Unpredictable | Peoria Journal Star – May, 2012

Maine Square | Peoria Journal Star – September, 2009

Photographers Have Work on Show in Peoria | The Hawk Eye – August 20, 2006

On the Illinois | Peoria Journal Star – August 13, 2006

Peoria Art Guild Displays Members’ Works | Peoria Journal Star – October 10, 2004

Photographs Offering New Visions | The Hawk Eye – March 7, 2004

Playing the Numbers | The Hawk Eye – March 5, 2004

Peorian Captures Different View of Europe | Peoria Journal Star – October 12, 2003

e x h i b i t i o n   r e v i e w s

Stein Poem Comes to Life at Bradley | Peoria Journal Star – December 12, 2009

River Show | Peoria Journal Star – August 13, 2006

Chicago Exhibit Features Peorians | Peoria Journal Star – August 20, 2006

Those planes, trains and automobiles | Peoria Journal Star – April 25, 2004

s e l e c t e d   p u b l i c   /   p r i v a t e   c o l l e c t i o n s

Bradley University Permanent Collection | Peoria, IL

Bradley Continuing Education Department | Peoria, IL

Bradley University Graduate School | Peoria, IL

Oscar Gillespie | Printmaker, Peoria, IL

Nathan Cox | Ceramicist, Anderson, SC

Ann Au | Gallery Owner | 2AU, Des Moines, IA

Ann Coulter | Artist, Elmwood, IL

p  u b l i c a t i o n s

2010  Paged, Staged & Engaged | Exhibition Catalog

2009  Maine Square | Exhibition Catalog

2006   Illinois River Stories | Exhibition Catalog

2004  TPS Contact Sheet | Texas Photographic Society

National Student Photography Competition Catalog | Texas Photographic Society

proverbs | Graduate Thesis

1999 – present  Bradley University Publications | Full Circle, Hilltopics, President’s Report, Admissions materials

1997 – present  Editorial Magazines | Mamm, Country Home, Family Money,

Better Homes & Gardens, Country Gardens, Traditional Home, Pulp & Paper International

1998  Des Moines, Iowa’s Financial Center | Towery Publishing

1994 – 1996  Iowa State Daily

1995  Photographer’s Forum | Best of College Photography Annual

l e c t u r e s   /   p r e s e n t a t i o n s

2014  Peoria Color Camera Club | Peoria, Illinois

2014  Speak Up Lecture Series | Bradley University

2009  Speak Up Lecture Series | Bradley University

2008  Speak Up Lecture Series | Bradley University

2007   NMC Conference | Princeton University | Princeton, New Jersey

2006  Peoria Color Camera Club | Peoria, Illinois

2004  Institute for Learning in Retirement | Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

2004  Gallery Talk/Visiting Lecturer | Anderson College | Anderson, South Carolina

2004  Visiting Artist Lecture  | Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin

s o c i e t y   m e m b e r s h i p

2006 – present  National Association of Photoshop Professionals

2005 – present  Center for Fine Art Photography

1999 – present  Society for Photographic Education

1999 – present  College Art Association

a w a r d s   /   a c t i v i t i e s

2005 – present  Ambassador | The Center for Fine Art Photography | Ft. Collins, Colorado

2004   First Place | The Member Show | The Peoria Art Guild

2004  Finalist | Texas Photographic Society | National Student Photography Exhibition

2002   Scholarship Recipient | International Photography Hall of Fame

2002 – 2004  Member | Bradley University Graduate Student Advisory Council

2002 – 2004  Graduate Student Representative | Bradley University Senate

1996  First Place | Iowa Press Photographers Association Contest, College Class, Photo Essay

1995  Finalist | Photographer’s Forum, Best of College Photography Annual

j u d g e d   /   j u r i e d

2010  Illinois Art League | Members Show – Juror

2008 Peoria Art Guild | Fine Art Fair – Selection Jury Member

2005 Peoria Art Guild | Fine Art Fair – Selection Jury Member

Illinois Art League | Members Show – Juror

2004 Morton Art Guild | Pumpkin Festival Art Show – Juror

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