Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1983 in Newport News, Virginia, the United States of America
Resides and works in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia since 2020

Education & Training

2001-2006: BFA in Architecture & Designed Objects, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2008-2010: MFA in Design Criticism, School of the Visual Arts, New York 
2021-2022 Glaze Chemistry coursework with Ceramic Material Workshop

Selected Exhibitions & Collaborative Projects

2024, Facts of Matter, Linden New Art Project Space, St. Kilda, Australia
2023, Bulk Buy, Testing Grounds Emporium, Melbourne, Australia
2023, Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2022, A Reimagined Vessel – VAS, Front Room Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2021, Who’s Afraid of Public Space, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
2013, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
2012, Civic Action, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, USA
2011, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, Noguchi Museum, New York, USA
2010, Design Smells: Olfactory Rhetoric in Design Experience, MFA Thesis, SVA
2009, Amphibious Architecture, Architecture League, New York, USA
2008, China in Motion, Phase 2 Gallery at Arup, London, UK
2008, Drivers of Change, Phase 2 Gallery at Arup, London, UK
2006, Watershed, SaloneSatellite, Milan, Italy
2005, Collective_Difference, ICFF, New York, USA
2004, Hidden Histories, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Grants & Awards

2020, US Design Patent (No. US D891246 S) for the first fully-compostable bagasse container for fresh food packaging
2009, Research Fellowship, xDesign Environmental Health Clinic (Natalie Jeremijenko), New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, USA
2006, SaloneSatelitte Award


Petry, Michael. “Hidden Histories: 20th Century Same Sex Male Lovers in the Visual Arts”, ArtMedia Press, 2004 (London).
Salomon, Stephanie. “Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City”, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, 2011 (New York). 
Volland, Jennifer. “Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life”, Hatje Cantz, 2013 (Stuttgart).

Relevant Professional Experience

2023-2024, Ceramic Researcher & Educator, Melbourne Australia
2021-2023, R&D Lead and Technitian, Anchor Ceramics, Melbourne, Australia
2017-2020, Director of Packaging & Innovation, Blue Apron, New York, NY
2015-2020, Co-Founder, Studio Ana, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2016, Experience Designer,, New York, NY
2015-2017, Human-Centered Design Researcher, freelance, New York, NY
2012-2015, Director of Media, Sawyer Berson, New York, USA
2007-2008, Curatorial Assistant, Foresight & Innovation, Arup, London, UK
2006-2007,  Designer and Cultural Curator, Streng Design, Chicago, IL
2003-2008, Curator at Large, MOCALondon, Peckham, UK

Contact Information

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