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2022            The Future is Generational shadow film in partnership with Camden FireWorks, NJ

Goldenrod Worship: In Situ Polyculture Commons Beta Residency, Saxtons River, VT

Mami Wata shadow film written and directed by Brittany Clemons

Artist/scenographer for The Conditions by Lucy M. May, phase 2 at Eastern Bloc Gallerie, Montreal, QC, CA

2021             319 Artist in residence at Grizzly Grizzly gallery, Vox Building, Philadelphia, PA

O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, "Making Manual Cinema" strand, O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT (remote)

Artist/scenographer for The Conditions by Lucy M. May, phase 1 at Studio 303 residency, Montreal, QC, CA (remote)

2019             Artist in residence at Officina Stamperia del Notaio, printshop and studio residency, Tusa, Sicily, Italy

2018             Summer apprenticeship at Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT

2015             Independent art and puppetry absorption abroad,  Penn. Academy of Fine Arts Women's Board Travel Scholarship

(A backpacker's quest for art and puppets throughout Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) 

Selected Art & Shadow Showings

2022            Meadow Fest, performance to Save the Meadows at FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA

National Capital Puppet Slam, National Capital Puppetry Guild’s Dino Day 2022

Baltimore Crankie Fest, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Short Film Festival, Burlington County Library, Burlington, NJ

Puppet Slamwich at Black Cherry Puppet Theater Baltimore, MD

Nasty Brutish & Short Puppet Cabaret with the Chicago International Puppet Festival, presented by Rough House Puppets

and Links Hall.  Chicago, IL

2021             Dramatis Personae, Summer Artist in residence installation at Grizzly Grizzly with MOYOGASH KITSCHMAGIK, Philadelphia, PA

CARE: Access, highlighting the role of caregivers in the pandemic, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia

Picture Consequences in collaboration with the Philadelphia Animation Ensemble, "Illuminate the Plaza", PAFA

Puppets in the Pub, presented by Blue Gene’s Pub, O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, Waterford, CT (online)

2020            3 Minute Fest, salon-style short performance work, presented by Vox Populi Gallery' s Digital Doings, Philadelphia (online)

Virtual Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam, a night of curated short form puppet and object theatre presented by

Katy Williams Design in collaboration with Theatrical Response Team, Denver, CO (online)

Virtual Slam Extravaganza, Live broadcast puppet slam presented by Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline, MA (online)

International Toy Theater Festival Day #5, an evening of isolating together through puppetry, presented by

Great Small Works, Brooklyn, NY (online)

The Codex Project, Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia

Typos + Spills + Broken Glass, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The things I do

Shadow theater & puppetry studio, consultation, & teaching

Shadow puppetry (design, creation, and performance)

Collaborations in dance, film, and music

Workshops for the passionate and the curious: shadow puppetry, giant puppets, paper maché, printmaking, natural-dyeing

Guest lectures about my art and its roots in puppet theater, printmaking, and music


Educator, artist, and justice advocate with

Spiral Q  – SparQ in Schools / Peoplehood / Education Works / Justice Builds

Asian Arts Initiative – COVID-19 Access Center / Youth Arts Workshop / Community Fair

Fleisher Art Memorial – TeenLounge / Community Partnerships in the Arts / Summer Camp

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia

Baltimore Yearly Meeting – Opequon Quaker Summer Camp

Philadelphia Arts and Education Program – STEAM at S. Weir Mitchell Elementary

Scientific illustrator at Pfefferkorn Paleobotany Lab, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, UPenn

Education and Community


National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center— 2021 Manual Cinema strand participant, Eugene O'Neill scholarship

Puppeteers of Color Social

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Workshops — Shadow Puppetry II with Linda Wingerter, BIPOC scholarship 

       Crankie Theaters with Myra Su, BIPOC scholarship

Philadelphia Animation Ensemble

University of Connecticut (UConn), Puppetry Arts Certificate Program — Advanced Shadow Theater with Annie K. Rollins (un-matriculated)

American Color Print Society

Bread & Puppet Theater — 2018 Summer apprentice: Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, and Out-of-Joint Hamlet

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bachelor of Fine Arts*  

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) **— Certificate Program, Printmaking Major in traditional Woodcut and Lithography


Art is PHL grant

2022 Bartol Foundation Teaching Artist Micro-grant

2021 & 2022 Illuminate the Arts Grant, distributed by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Philadelphia City Council


     Call for Penn to pay PILOTS and to invest in wholistic safety measures to ensure the safety and thriving of all people in the Penn community

**     Sadly my alma mater takes consistent administrative actions against creating an equitable, safe environment for its students and teachers.  Like

many early American institutions descended from colonization, its administrative and corporate agenda clearly sustain its history (rather than isolated incidents) of white male supremacy.  I stand with my classmates and faculty against PAFA's absence in appropriately facilitating healing and proactive measures in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and survivors of sexual assault.  I think that it speaks worlds that the most fostering and generous colleagues that I met in school were the ones who were enduring and speaking out against the racism and sexism that they were still not protected against there.  While the full website displaying the student and staff-led call for change at PAFA has since expired, I encourage any curious or thorough friend to read more in the Philly Inquirer and Hyperallergic