2015    Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, Craft/Material Studies,

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

2009   Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK (Study Abroad)


Publication, Residencies & Teaching

2018 Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA (future)

         YUADS Design Symposium Presenter, Izmir, Turkey (future)

2017 UVA Mountain Lake Biological Station Artist Residency

         Penalnd School of Craft, Fall Concentration Instructor, Spruce Pine, NC

          Penalnd School of Craft, Winter Residency, Spruce Pine NC

          Tasmeem Design Conference, Doha, Qatar

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

         North Carolina State University, Visiting Artist, Raleigh, NC  

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

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

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

            Vie Magazine May/June 2016

2015     Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University

             Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pentaculum Residency, Gatlinburg, TN

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

               Handwerken Magazine (Denmark), January Issue

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

               ‘Handmade Design’ (China), Featured artist. Chirps&Mews Publishing. (Expected)

2014    Featured on, June 26

               Featured on, June 27

               Featured on, June, 27

               Featured on, June 30

            Buffalo Spree Magazine, January Issue, Cover Artist

Buffalo Artists and Teachers Collaborative Grant, Participant, Buffalo, NY

2013    Buffalo Artists and Teachers Collaborative Grant, Participant, Buffalo, NY



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

           Wether the Weather, 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), Doha, Qatar 

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

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

           Every Stitch Counted, Woodlawn & Pope-Leighy House, Alexandria, VA 

           Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate UK

          Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

          Stitched, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

          19th International Textile Exhibition, 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

            London Knitting and Stitching Show, London UK

            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 NY

2013   Ornantur Foliis, (Solo Exhibition), Kinetic Gallery, Geneseo, NY

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

Art In Craft Media, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (Also 2011)

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

          Artists on the Point, The Rustic, Dexter, 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

           School of Design Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo NY  (2008-09)

           Sustainable Design Conference Exhibition, FIIT, NYC, NY




2014    Haystack Summer Conference Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond V

               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

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

2012   Emerging Artisan Award, 100 American Craftsmen

2010   James Lombardo Award, Buffalo State College

                    Margaret Bacon Best in Studio Award, Buffalo State College

              John Jauquet Award, Buffalo State College

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

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