ILLuSTRATOR & Storyteller CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2016

Courses in Continuing Education, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015

MST with Distinction, Art Education (All Grades), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2014

BFA, Illustration with Concentration in Visual Development, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

 

2011

AS, Fine Arts with Experimental Drawing in Italy, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY


ARTIST RESIDENCIES & GRANT FUNDED WORKSHOPS

 

2018

Nuts & Bolts Workshop, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY, November 2017 — May 2018

 

2017

Platte Clove Artist Residency, Platte Clove Cabin, Elka Park, NY, August 2017


ART EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

  • Monster Party!, The Arts Center, Troy, NY, October 26th 2018

  • Formation: Business of Art, The Arts Center, Troy, NY, September 2018 — October 2018

  • The Fence Show (Member Exhibition), The Arts Center, Troy, NY, May 2018 — July 2018

  • Imagine Too (Group Exhibition), The Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY, April 2018 — May 2018

  • First Friday April (Solo Exhibition), The Savoy Taproom, Albany, NY, April 2018 — May 2017

  • Platte Clove Artist Residency Show (Juried, Group Exhibition), Catskill Center, Arkville, NY, March 2018 — May 2018

 

2017

  • Illustrated (Group Exhibition), Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch, Albany, NY, June 2017 — October 2017

  • 12th Annual Member’s Show (Member Exhibition), Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY, January 2017

 

2016

  • Art in the Workplace (Group Exhibition), Hasbro, Providence, RI, April 2016

 

2015

  • Art in the Workplace (Group Exhibition), Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI, November 2015

  • Art Education Capstone (Student Work), Rochester Institute of Technology, Henrietta, NY, May 2015

  • Little Artists Make it Big (Student Work), Rochester Institute of Technology, Henrietta, NY, January 2015

 

2013

  • The Art of Storytelling (Curated and Showed), Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, April 2013

  • Best of Fall 2012 (Juried), Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, January 2013

 

2012

  • Illest of Illustration (Juried), Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, October 2012

 

2011

  • Illest of Illustration (Juried), Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, October 2011

  • Advanced Study Exhibition (Award, Group Exhibition), Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY, May 2011

  • 2011 Student Exhibition (Juried), Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY, May 2011

 

2010

  • Make Art, Not War (Purchase, Group Exhibition), The Dead Presidents Lounge, Albany, NY, March 2010

  • Student Art Exhibit (Juried), Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, April 2010


CONVENTIOnS & FAIRS

 

2019

Salt City Comic Con, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY, July 2019

2019

Arlene’s Maker’s Market, Arlene’s Artist Materials, Albany, NY, May 2019

2019

Collar City Craft Festival, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY, April 2019


PUBLICATIONS

 

2014

The Missing Sock (promotional illustration anthology), Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, 2014

 

2000

Trapped (self-published short story), Sand Lake Town Library, Averill Park, NY, 2000


ARTIST TALKS

 

2014

Rochester Area Literacy Council (speaker), French Road School, Rochester, NY, October 2014


DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

 

2017 — Current

Artist & Storyteller, D. M. LeBlanc Studio, Troy, NY

 

2015 — 2016

Imbedded Innovator on Future of Toys, Hasbro, Providence, RI

 

2013

Girl’s Design Team Intern, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI


CURATOR & GALLERY EXPERIENCE

 

January, 2015

Exhibition Curator, Little Artists Make it Big (Student Work) at Rochester Institute of Technology, Sarasota, FL

May, 2013

Exhibition Curator, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

 

2012 — 2013

Gallery Assistant and Promoter, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

 

2010 — 2011

Gallery Assistant, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY


ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

April, 2015 — May, 2015

Student Art Teacher, Ginther Elementary School, Brockport, NY

 

February, 2015 — March, 2015

Student Art Teacher, Brockport High School, Brockport, NY

 

October, 2014 — December, 2014

Grad Assistant: Art Teacher, Margaret’s House, Rochester, NY

 

2009 — 2011

Drawing and Painting Tutor, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY


PERSONAL CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

 

2016 — Current

Member, Gochee’s Figure Drawing Group, Delmar, NY

 

2015 — Current

Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Guilderland, NY

 

2013

Co-Founder of The Storytelling & Writing Club, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL