EDUCATION

2012

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art

Summa Cum Laude

 

2009

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Bachelor of Art, Studio Art

Cum Laude

 

Areas of Specialization:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter 2015, Microsoft Office, Visual Arts Computing, Color & Composition, Fundamentals of Art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

 

JOB TITLES

2016-Present           Art Instructor (all ages) - Art Smart Academy

2015-Present           Adjunct Instructor - Limestone College 

2014-Present           Adjunct Instructor - University of South Carolina

2010-2012               Graduate Assistant - University of South Carolina

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Instructor on Record)

Spring 2016-Present                   

Art Smart Academy, Irmo, SC

  • Instructor for Private Lessons, Summer Camps, PAL, and K-12 Classes

Fall 2015-Present                   

Limestone College (ECC), Columbia, SC

  • “AR240: Art Appreciation”

 

Spring 2014-Present              

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • “ARTS 103: Fundamentals of Art” 

  • “ARTS 107: Color and Composition”

  • “ARTS 102: Visual Arts Computing”

  • “ARTS 111: Basic Drawing,”

 

Fall 2011-Spring 2012           

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina

  • Instructor on Record, “ARTS 107: Color and Composition”

 

Fall 2010-Spring 2011           

Graduate Studio Assistant, University of South Carolina

  • ARTS 107: Color and Composition 

  • ARTS 210: Introduction to Painting

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Spring 2016-Present              

Artist In Studio - Project Designer - Art Smart Academy

 

2011 - 2012 

Artist in Studio at Studio 112, Lexington, SC

 

VOLUNTEER ART EXPERIENCE

2016 - PRESENT 

Sunday School Art Teacher, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC

2014 - PRESENT 

CVLC VBS Arts & Craft Coordinator, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC

 

2013 - PRESENT

CVLC Fundraising Artist Vendor, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC

 

2010 - 2011

SLLC VBS Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, Summerville, SC

 

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

2013

Sustaining and Creating:  A VSA Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Shown at the State Russian Museum, Mikhailevskiy Palace Annex, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

2011 - 2012

Momentum:  A Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Shown at the Smithsonian Institution's S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, DC, the Volkswagen Headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud, Minnesota

 

2011

DISEGNO 3:  A Traveling Group Exhibition Featuring Works by Students from:  The Kansas City Art Institute, The Maryland Institute College of Art, and The University of South Carolina

 

 

EXHIBITIONS (*solo shows marked by asterik)

2017

"Drawing for Meaning: An Exhibition of SVAD Faculty Drawings"

McMaster Gallery, The University of South Carolina

2016

"Unbroken: Art after Injury", September 2016; Chicago, IL

2012

*“Going Under”, MFA Mural Exhibition, McMaster Gallery, The University of South Carolina

 

2012

*“Loss and Resuscitation,” McMaster Passages Gallery, The University of South Carolina

 

2011

University of South Carolina Annual Student Art Exhibition, McMaster Gallery

 

2010

MFA Student Art Exhibition, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina

 

2009

Young Contemporaries Exhibition, Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston

 

College of Charleston Student Gallery, Albert Simmon’s Center for the Arts

 

2008

College of Charleston Student Gallery, Albert Simmon’s Center for the Arts

 

OPEN-STUDIO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Featured Artist at the Open Studio Exhibition

Studio 112, Lexington, SC

2012

Participating Artist at the Open House Exhibition for the Graduate Students

University of South Carolina

AWARDS / HONORS / GRANTS

2011

Travel Grant Award from the Graduate School of The University of South Carolina to attend a conference and reception for the exhibition, Momentum, in Washington, D.C.

Award of Excellence Recipient, VSA Momentum Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution's S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC

2nd Place, Graduate-Level, University of South Carolina, Annual Student Art Exhibition

 

2009

2009 College of Charleston representative, “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”

 

2008, 2009

Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation T-Shirt Designer, Annual James Island Connector Run

 

2008

Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation Scholarship Recipient

 

2005

Winner of the American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry Chapter’s 100th Anniversary Art Contest

 

2001-2005    

Card Artist, “Kids Helping Kids” Annual Holiday Card Project, MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

 

 

JUROR POSITIONS, ESSAYS & LECTURES

2012

"Subjective vs. Objective Color Choices" - Essay written for the Elegant by Design Bridal Blog to give readers insight into how color theory can be applied to fashion

 

2011

USC Student Juror for the Crooked Creek Art League’s 16th Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Chapin, SC

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

Logo Designer for the CVLC Stewardship Committee, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC

 

2011

“Emily Gail Lyles,” Momentum 2011-2012 Exhibition Catalog, Organized by VSA and sponsored by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. p.14.

 

2011

Leslie Cantu, “Local artist kicks off career at Smithsonian,” Summerville Journal Scene, September 9th, 2011.  

 

2011

Illustrations on pages 7, 14, 40, 49. Don’t Pick Up the Ham with Your Fingers by Sherry Shealy Martschink.  ISBN-13: 9780984698509.  Earth Mover Press, 2011

 

2009

“For Once, People Look Up at Me.” Miscellany Magazine Volume XXVIX, Spring, 2009. p. 28

“Not Alice in Wonderland, This is Real Life.” Miscellany Magazine Volume XXVIX, Spring, 2009. p. 48

“One Size Does Not Fit All.”  Miscellany Magazine Volume XXVIX, Spring, 2009. p. 71

 

 

MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES

2011          College Art Association, member

2008          Golden Key International Honour Society, lifetime member

2006          National Society of Collegiate Scholars, member

2003          National Art Honor Society, member