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My first experience taking photographs was making portraits of my classmates in the sixth grade. 

I continued my self-study with photography while living in Japan for three years. After that experience,
I studied art, painting, and photography while in college, but I ultimately decided to earn degrees in English and Linguistics from George Mason University.

I teach in the Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences Division at Northern Virginia Community College. I have taught at Northern Virginia College for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching, I am working on various projects while hunkering down during the pandemic. I am making still lifes, creating sculpture from clay and metal, and continuing various grant projects centered on highlighting diversity in the community college setting. 

Exhibitions


*2021 - April 23-May 3 - The Dreamer - Group Exhibition - LoosenArt, Millepiani Galley, Rome, Italy

*2021 - Jan. 23-Feb. 27 - Virginia: Changing Topographies - Piedmont Arts Museum, Martinsville, VA

                 https://piedmontarts.org/exhibits.cfm

*November 2020 - The Man and The Machine - Group Exhibition - Millepiani -Rome, Italy -     

                  https://www.loosenart.com/pages/space-millepiani-rome

                  https://www.loosenart.com/pages/event


*October 2020  - Loudoun Cares Art Auction in conjunction with Tryst Gallery -
                   https://events.handbid.com/auctions/loudoun-cares-art-auction


*2020 - Virginia: Changing Topographies - Waddell Art Gallery - Northern Virginia Community College 

                   https://www.visitloudoun.org/event/photography-exhibition%3a-virginia-changing-topographies/24367/


*2020 - Feb. 24-March 27 - The Road: Float Magazine - Selected as Digital Slideshow Artist. James Kerney Campus Gallery.  Curated by Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander.   

                  https://www.floatmagazine.us/online-exhibitions/exhibitions/the-road
                  See the slideshow here: https://youtu.be/Qx-wV-442Co

*2020 - International Student Portraits - The Gallery - Northern Virginia Community College
                 https://blogs.nvcc.edu/wogallery/

*2018 - Visual Arts Faculty Show, Northern Virginia Community College - Visual Arts Gallery

Online Features

ARTDOC Photography Magazine - 2021 - Inner World - Group Exhibition - 
           https://www.artdoc.photo/online-exhibition/inner-world

Oranbeg Press - 2021 - Late Refusals - Group Exhibition - https://oranbegpress.com/Late-Refusals

LoosenArt Mag - 2020 - The Man and the Machine -   https://www.loosenart.com/pages/event

Oranbeg Press - 2020 - Reminisce/miss⁣ -  https://oranbegpress.com/Reminisce-miss

London Photo Festival - 2020 - Photo Essay - How is the pandemic affecting your life? 
            Six Fruits https://www.instagram.com/londonphotofestival/

F-STOP - Issue - Open Theme 2020 - https://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html

Fraction Magazine - Issue 127 - http://www.fractionmagazine.com/issue-127

New Landscape Photography: Fall 2019 - http://newlandscapephotography.com/2019/10/

Don't Take Pictures - School Days - https://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-school-days - Curated by Kat Kiernan

F-STOP - Issue - Still Life 2020 - https://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html

Don't Take Pictures - 2020 -THE VIEW FROM HERE  - 
            https://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-view-from-here  - Curated by Kat Kiernan

The Curated Fridge: Summer 2019 - https://www.thecuratedfridge.com/Fridge-Shows-1/Summer-2019 -
             Curated by Alyssa Coppelman

Float Magazine: Winter 2019 - https://www.floatmagazine.us/portfolios/john-kinney

Challengers Streets: 2016 - https://www.instagram.com/challengerstreets/

Publications

*Shots Magazine - Issue No. 150, Winter 2021, Rites of Passage

*Cimarron Review -Summer Issue 212, 2020: cover: https://cimarronreview.com/

*The Northern Virginia Review - 2020

*Tiny Seed Literary Journal - Summer, 2019

*The Nassau Review - 2018

Grants

Achieving the Dream grant: International Student Portraits: 
https://blogs.nvcc.edu/intercom/2017/12/04/nova-portrait-project-highlights-diversity/

https://www.achievingthedream.org/

Innovation Grant: The Memories We Bring With Us - Student Keepsakes 
https://www.nvcc.edu/foundation/innovation-grants/index.html

Using Format