2020            The Conditions, by Lucy M. May, invited visual artist, Montreal, QC, CA (remote collaboration)

2019             Officina Stamperia del Notaio, printshop and studio summer residency, Tusa, Sicily (Italy)

2018             Bread and Puppet Theater, summer apprenticeship, Glover, VT

Exhibitions and Performances

2020            UConn Puppet Arts Program Fall 2020 Final Presentations, presented by UConn Puppet Arts and the Ballard Institute and

Museum of Puppetry, after show critique by guest Paul Zaloom.  Storrs, CT (Online Event)

Minute Fest, streaming salon-style short performance work, presented by Vox Populi Gallery' s

Digital Doings, Philadelphia (Online event)

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 event)

Virtual Slam Extravaganza, live broadcast puppetry slam presented by Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline, MA (Online event)

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

Brooklyn, NY (Online event)

American Color Print Society Members Spring Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Dance of Shapes, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA

The Codex Project, Sketchbook Exhibit at the Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia

Typos + Spills + Broken Glass: an investigation of failure, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019            To Almost Tell, PAFA Alumni Gallery, Philadelphia

American Color Print Society Emerging Printmakers Show, Bob Jackson Gallery, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia

Pet Cemetery, Eye’s Gallery, Philadelphia

2018            Chimera, Spillway Collective, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Performance Potluck, a night of pop-up performance art in West Philadelphia


2017             Resistance, High 5 Gallery, Philadelphia

It’s a Movement, Not a Moment, The Common Room, Philadelphia

Relative Work Experience

2020            Teaching Assistant at Asian Arts Initiative

Teaching artist for Fleisher Art Memorial's Summer TeenLounge program (Online)

A cut-paper art workshop exploring folk and modern narratives

2018 —        Teacher, artist, and peace advocate with Spiral Q Puppet Theater

2018            Print shop monitor, PAFA printmaking facilities

2017 —        Resident artist and scientific illustrator at Pfefferkorn Paleobotany Lab, Department of

Earth & Environmental Sciences, UPenn


University of Connecticut, (UConn) Puppetry Arts, un-matriculated student in Advanced Shadow Theater

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bachelor of Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) * , Certificate Program, Printmaking Major


* For all forward-thinking passersby who value equal academic opportunity for all regardless of one's race, sex, or orientation, please consider this petition directed at my alma mater's administration:

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