EDUCATION

-MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Material Studies, Chicago, IL, 2016

-BA, New York University, concentration in Arts-Based Community Development and Activism, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 2008

EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS

-Moving Through Walls and Floors, two-person exhibition with April Martin, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, upcoming November 2017

-The First Ritual Retreat on the Viability of Kidnapping, two-person performance with Betsy Johnson, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL, August 26, 2017

-How to Fight Like a Girl, group screening & installation, Portland, OR, August 17, 2017

-TENSES, solo project, The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, Chicago, IL, June-July 2017

-Cantering Loop, group exhibition, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL, June 2017

-Disco Ball DJ Party Lights Magic, group screening curated by Video! Video! Zine, LVL3, Chicago, IL, June 2017

-Precariat, group exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, February 2017

-Lenses, group exhibition, 2nd Floor Rear, Chicago, IL, February 2017

-A Polite Distance, group exhibition, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL, October 2016

-Y, group exhibition curated by Edra Soto, EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, September 2016

-Club 2, solo durational screening installation, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, July 2016

-PDF/OBJECTS, group exhibition (collaboration with Lori Waxman), Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, June 2016

-Dock 6 Design & Art #9, group exhibition, Dock 6, Chicago, IL, June 2016

-MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, May 2016

-Magic in the Woods, group screening event, Chicago Filmmakers and Columbia College, Chicago, IL, May 2016

-Club, solo durational screening installation, Roman Susan Gallery­­­, Chicago, IL, March 2016

-SAIC at EXPO Chicago, group exhibition curated by Kori Newkirk, Navy Pier, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

-CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo), Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL,  2015

-Draw Yourself Inside My Body + Spit Mixer, performance, Brain Frame Lit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Objects, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Slippery Slope, group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

-CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo), Center on Halsted, 2013

-Surrounded, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

-Draw Yourself Inside My Body, solo performance at The Land Line Issue 3 Release Party, Plaines Project, Chicago, IL, 2012

-Anatomy of a Shrine, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012

-Bodily Functions, solo exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011


AWARDS + RESIDENCIES

-Wassaic Project Residency and fellowship award, Wassaic, NY, June 2017

-Ox-Bow Fall Artists and Writers’ Residency and award, Saugatuck, MI, September 2016

-Anette Chicago Studio Residency, Chicago, IL 2016-2017

-ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI, 2015

-Ox-Bow Merit Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI, 2015

-Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Artist grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2012

-Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Artist grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2011

-Westhaven Park Community Design Project Competition (finalist), Chicago, IL, 2010


 COLLABORATIVE + PUBLIC PROJECTS

-BUILD PRESENCE: A Movement Supportive Happening for Racial Justice, facilitator of a collaboratively developed interactive installation in the public studio residency of Alexandria Eregbu at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Home Theater Festival, and Woman Made Gallery, 2015

-20 Neighborhoods, project director (including lead curriculum development) and exhibition curator of a 2-year community-based workshop and exhibition series in partnership with twenty Chicago neighborhood, housing, arts, and social service organizations, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012-2013

-Lezurrexion, vocals & sax in a band with over 40 local performances, Chicago, IL, 2011 – present

-Neighborhood Gift Exchange, creator and director of 150-person, 2-day art-gift exchange and photo exhibition at Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, on behalf of Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

-Criticorps, co-creator with Kristin Abhalter of performance-research project facilitating participatory observation, evaluation, and criticism during Version10 fest events and projects, Version 10 Arts Festival, Chicago, IL, 2010

CURATORIAL PROJECTS 

-Wild Cuts, collage-themed group exhibition of 22 artists, juror, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Thesis, group exhibition of 2014 women MFA graduates, co-curator Emanuel Aguilar, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-20 Neighborhoods, group exhibition of over 150 community-based participants, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2012 + 2013

-Underground, group exhibition and zine library, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

-Cavernous, group exhibition and music event, Plaines Projects, Chicago, IL, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

-At Work with Thomas Kong, booklet published by Temporary Services, illustration, Oak Park, IL, July 2017

-Existential Crush, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Platforms: Ten Years of Chances Dances, exhibition catalog illustration, Chicago, IL, 2015

-Tremors Felt Across Nation, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2015

-The Eel Tank, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2013

-Radicalphabet, contributing artist for social justice-themed alphabet poster, L is for Liberation Collective, Chicago, IL, 2013

-1007 (issue 2, May 2013): contributing artist (comic “401k”) for arts and lit magazine, Chicago, IL, 2013-The Land Line (issue 3, July 2012): contributing artist (illustration), Chicago, IL, 2013

-The Land Line (issue 2, April 2012): contributing artist (comic “Draw Yourself Inside My Body”), Chicago, IL, 2013

-Wigstaff, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2012

-Ink Fight, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2011

TALKS + PANELS

-At Work with Thomas Kong, roundtable with Dan Miller and Kate Sierzputowski, Compound Yellow, Oak Park, IL, July 2017

-Thesis, group exhibition of 2014 women MFA graduates: panel moderator with co-curator Emanuel Aguilar, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Artist Talk, Lisa Vinebaum’s Social Fabric(s) class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015

-Artist Talk, Maria Gaspar’s Contemporary Practices class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014

-!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION Film by Lynn Hershman Leeson: panelist with Maria Gaspar and Ni’Ja Whitson at documentary film screening and discussion, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, 2011

PRESS

-Annette Lepique, “Ruby T - "TENSES” at The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food”, Chicago Artist Writers, 21 June 2017

-Alicia Eler, “A New Vision for Chicago’s Oldest Feminist Gallery”, Hyperallergic, 12 September 2013

-Bert Stabler, “Review: Slippery Slope/ Woman Made Gallery”, Newcity, 30 July 2013
-Noah Berlatsky, “Art imitates porn in Slippery Slope”, The Chicago Reader, 19 July 2013

-Lauren Weinberg, “Woman Made Gallery reaches out to 20 Neighborhoods this summer”, Timeout Chicago, 20 June 2012

-Bert Stabler, “Woman Made Gallery (Review: Underground & Bodily Functions)”, The Chicago Reader, July 2011

-Laura Pearson, “Underground at Woman Made Gallery”, Timeout Chicago, 20 July 2011

EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS

-Instructor, Continuing Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Lecturer, Liberal Arts Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2016-2017

-Artist Assistant – Mike Andrews, Chicago, IL, 2016-present

-Panelist, Ox-Bow School of the Arts and Artist Residency Fall 2017 Residency & fellowship awards review, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Writing Fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014-2016

-Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014-2016

-Gallery Coordinator, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010-2014

-Art Handler, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, 2009-2010

-Supervisor, "The Dynasty Mural Research Project" Arts-based summer employment program for Chicago youth through After School Matters and Archi-Treasures Community Development Organization, Chicago, IL, 2009

-Artist Intern, "The Future is on the Table" International Community-Arts Project, Charleston, SC, 2008

-Youth Visual Art Primary Instructor and Adult Visual Art Assistant Instructor, THE POINT Community Development Corporation, Bronx, NY, 2007-2008