Education

2015        Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, Craft/Material Studies

2010         State Univ. College at Buffalo, BFA, Fiber Design

2009        Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, Study Abroad, Embroidery

 

Publication, Residencies & Teaching

2018        Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

                Visiting Artist, Yasar University Annual Design Symposium, Izmir, Turkey

2017        Artist in Residence, University of Virginia Mountain Lake Biological Station, Mountain Lake, VA

                Instructor, Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine, NC

                Winter Artist in Residence, Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine NC

                Visiting Artist, Tasmeem Design Conference, Doha, Qatar

                Featured Artist and Speaker, Northern Virginia Maker Faire, Reston, VA

                Visiting Artist,  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC  

2016       Teaching Assistant, Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine, NC

               Featured Artist and Lecturer,  Woodlawn and Pope Leighey Historic Properties, Arlington, VA

                Instructor/trip leader, Italian Craft and Design; Virginia Commonwealth University, Florence, Italy

               Featured artist,  Vie Magazine,  May/June 2016

2015       Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

               Pentaculum Artist in Residence, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

               Cover Artist,  ‘Genome-Scale Algorithm Design’, Cambridge University Press (UK)

               Featured artist, Handwerken Magazine (Denmark), January Issue

               Featured artist, ‘Textile Nature’ (UK), Batsford Books

2014       Conference Attendee, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME

               Featured artist,  www.thisiscolossal.com, June 26

               Featured artist, www.boredpanda.com, June 27

               Featured artist,  www.demilked.com, June, 27

               Featured artist, www.thevisualnews.com, June 30

               Cover & featured artist, Buffalo Spree Magazine, January Issue,

               Visiting Artist, Buffalo Artists and Teachers Collaborative Grant, Buffalo, NY

2013       Visiting Artist,  Buffalo Artists and Teachers Collaborative Grant, Buffalo, NY

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018       Organic Form, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC (future)

               True/False, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO (future)

                Cut Up/Cut Out, Pensacola Museum of Art, FL & Ellen Noel Art Museum, TX (future)

2017       Volume, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC & Millersville University, Millersville, PA

               Cut Up/Cut Out, Belleview Art Museum, WA & Huntsville Museum of Art, AL

               form(force), VCUQ Gallery, Doha, Qatar

               Paper Makers, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

               Back & Around, (solo) Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

               Every Stitch Counted, Woodlawn and Pope Leighey Historic Properties, Alexandria, VA

              Natural Connections, Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate UK

               3 x 3, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

               Stitched, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

               19th International Textile Exhibition, Galeria X, Bratislava, Slovakia

2016       Signs of Life, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

               Volume, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA   

               Cut up / Cut Out, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

               Eye of the Needle, Feather and Bone Gallery at The Draw, Appleton WI

               Continuum, Light Art and Design, Chapel Hill, NC    

               Permanent Collection, Capital One Galleries, Richmond, VA

2015       Arboreal (Solo Exhibition), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, VA

               Fallen/Lifted (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014       Hillary Fayle & Yari Ostovany, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

              Where Words Are Not Enough, Artspace, Richmond, VA

              Hidden Gallery Walk, Palenville Arts Commission, Palenville NY

2013      Ornantur Foliis, (Solo Exhibition), Kinetic Gallery, State University of New York at Geneseo, NY

              Living Exhibition, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, Solomons, MD

              Art In Craft Media, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2012      Bounty, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY

              Crafts National, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS

              Uncommon Threads, Studio Hart, Buffalo, NY

              100 American Craftsmen, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY (2011)

2011       Fiber Arts Initiative, Impact Artists Gallery, Buffalo, NY

               Art In Craft Media, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2010       Mud & Silk, (Solo Exhibition), Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY

               Thread + Ink, (Solo Exhibition), North Creek Depot Museum, North Creek, NY

               Miniature Textiles Exhibition, Galeria X, Bratislava, Slovakia

               Sustainable Design Conference Exhibition, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, NY

  

Awards

2014       Mid-Atlantic Needlework Retailers Association Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

               Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA (Fall Semester)

2013       Sylvia L. Rosen Purchase Award, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

               Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA (Spring   Semester)

2012       Emerging Artisan Award, 100 American Craftsmen, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

2010       James Lombardo Award, Buffalo State College, Buffalo NY

               Margaret Bacon Best in Studio Award, Buffalo State College, Buffalo NY

               John Jauquet Award, Buffalo State College, Buffalo NY

2008       Hyatt Award, Buffalo State Fibers Department, Buffalo State College, Buffalo NY

2006       Best in Show & 1st Place, NYS Women’s Federation Annual Art Competition, Buffalo NY