Education

2013-2015    Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

                      Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft and Design

 

2005-2011    Brown University, Providence, RI

                      Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

 

2009-2010    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 

                       Exchange Program, Art           

 

2004-2005   Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

                       Neuroscience     

 

  

Solo Exhibitions

2016              Window Project, PDX Contemporary

            August, 29th

           Portland, OR

 

2012               First Friday Hawai’i Gallery Walk, McKenna Design Studios and Gallery

                       McKenna Design LLC, Honolulu, HI

 

2010              Woodworks: Explorations in Sculptural Furniture Design, List Gallery 

                       Brown University, Providence, RI

 

  

Group Exhibitions

2018 Gather:Make:Shelter Celebration, Gather:Make:Shelter

September 23rd

Portland, OR

2018 Garlington Health Care Center Gala, Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

April 6th

Portland, OR

2017 Dislocation, PDX Contemporary

July 5th

Portland, OR

2016              PDX HOLIDAY BOX, PDX Contemporary

November 29th

                     Portland, OR

 

2015               Address, Zoilgilhaus Brewery

                       Curation by Troy Matthews and Adam Simmons, Portland OR

 

2015              Several Steps Removed, Furthermore Gallery

                     Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2015               Body of Evidence, Furthermore Gallery

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2014               This Could Fail, Furthermore Gallery 

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2014               Process, Material, and Inquiry, Furthermore Gallery 

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2013               Craft and Design, Furthermore Gallery 

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2013               Craft Center Showcase, Memorial Union Gallery

                       Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


2012               First Friday Hawai’i Gallery Walk, McKenna Design Studios and Gallery 

                       McKenna Design LLC, Honolulu, HI

2011                Center Stage, Cupola Gallery 

                       Honolulu Design Center, Honolulu, HI

 

2009              Art Mania, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery

                       University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

 

2009              Contrariwise, List Gallery

                       Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2009              Ala Moana Bench Show, Design Within Reach Honolulu 

                       University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

 

2009              Ala Moana Bench Show, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery

                       Univeristy of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

 

2009              Ala Moana Bench Show, Kirsch Gallery at Punahou School

                       University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

 

2008              Back to Basics: Celebrating Women’s Stories and Women’s Lives, Memorial Union Gallery

                       Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

 

2007              Hillel Gallery Project, Glenn and Darcy Weiner Hillel Center Gallery 

                      Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI        

 

 

 Collections

2013-2015     Featured Artist 

                       Oregon State University Craft Center Gallery, Corvallis, OR

 

2010-2015     Featured Artist

                       CustomMade

 

2010              Featured Artist 

                      Gallery 17 Peck, Providence, RI 

  

  

Teaching Experience

2014              Art Coordinator, Northwest Noggins Neuroscience Program

                      Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University, Portland, OR

                      Developed and taught an activity-based neuroscience curriculum, using art as a vehicle for                               learning, to middle school students.

 

2014              Lecturer, “Throw Like a Girl: Conversations on Women in Sports” 

                      Portland Community College, Portland, OR

                      Featured lecturer on the societal context of women’s athletics.

 

2013             Instructor, Beginning Woodworking 

                     Oregon State University Craft Center, Corvallis, OR

                     Developed and taught a woodworking curriculum to university students and adults.

 

2013             Instructor, Intermediate Woodworking: Furniture Design         

                     Oregon State University Craft Center, Corvallis, OR

                     Developed and taught a furniture design curriculum to university students and adults.

 

2011-2012    Tutor, Math and Reading

                     Learning Hale Tutoring, Honolulu, HI

                     Tutored elementary students in lower socio-economic situations in state-mandated and                                      personally designed curricula.

 

2008            Group Leader, Group Independent Study Project in Ceramics

                      Brown University and Brown Clay Association, Providence, RI

                      Led a group of students in a collaborative learning environment, and invited guest artists.

 

2007-2008    Art Coordinator and Instructor 

                        East Providence Boys and Girls Club, Riverside, RI 

                        Developed and taught a low-budget art curriculum that integrated art and academic concepts                         to elementary and middle school students.

 

2003-2004    Instructor, Ceramics 

                       Oregon State University Craft Center, Corvallis, OR

                       Developed and taught a ceramics curriculum to children and adults.

    

2001-2004    Instructor, Spirited Kids in Science and Engineering 

                       Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 

                       Developed and taught an activity-based interdisciplinary science and engineering curriculum to                        elementary and middle school students with a team of teachers.

 

2000-2004    Mentor, Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth     

                        Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

                        Mentored and taught high school students conducting advanced bioengineering research                                 projects.

 

2002              Instructor, Ceramics 

                       Corvallis Art Center Stars Art Program, Corvallis, OR

                       Developed and taught a ceramics curriculum to elementary school students.

    

 

Publications

2015              “Star-Crossed Science” 

                      The Whole Animal Literary Journal

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

 

2015              “This is a True Story” 

                       The Whole Animal Literary Journal

                       Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR      

 


Studio Management

2015-Current    Artist/Maker, McKenna Design Studios 

                          Portland, OR

                          Design and make custom art and furniture for individuals and businesses.

 

2011-2012        Owner, Designer, and Gallery Curator, McKenna Design Studios and Gallery

                         McKenna Design LLC, Honolulu, HI

                         Founded and managed a design company, designed and made custom art, furniture, and                                  product prototypes, and curated gallery shows featuring local artists.

 

2008-2009    Co-Founder, Brown Clay Association 

                        Brown University, Providence, RI 

                        Co-founded a ceramic art association and educational program for students and faculty.

 

2008-2009     Co-Manager, Brown Clay Association Ceramic Studio

                         Brown University, Providence, RI 

                         Designed, built, and managed a ceramic art studio and educational program within the Brown                          University Visual Art Department. 

 

 

Professional Experience

2013-2014    Furniture Designer 

                      Oregon State University Craft Center, Corvallis, OR

 

2011-2012    Art Director 

                     Great Spaces, Honolulu, HI

 

2010-2011    Sales and Design Consultant 

                     Inspiration Interiors, Honolulu, HI 

 

2007-2010  College Application and Admissions Coach and Curriculum Writer 

                     Ivy Insiders, Providence, RI 

          

  

Scholarships and Awards

2013-2015    Applied Craft and Design MFA Scholarship

                     Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

2009            Ala Moana Bench Show, 3rd Place Entry

                     Design Within Reach Honolulu and University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI