ARTIST RESUME

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

School of the Arts - BFA in Craft/Material Studies-Focus in Metals

The Da Vinci School of Innovation - Certificate in Product Innovation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2016-Present : Owner, CEO, & Jewelry Designer

Liberatus Jewelry LLC - Richmond, VA

July 2016 to May 2018 : Shop Girl & Liberatus Retailer

The Shops at 5807 - Richmond, VA

April 2016 to October 2016 : Studio Assistant/Production Jeweler

Young Frankk Jewelry - Richmond, VA

June 2014 to Jan 2017 : Resident Artist, Gallery Curator, Art Instructor

Gallery Edit - Richmond, VA (Subsidiary of World Horizons USA)

October 2012 to May 2014 : Gallery Curator, Co-Founder

Living Room Arts Initiative - Richmond, VA

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Stamped Jewelry Class Instructor, Gallery Edit (Aug. 2018), Local x Ashby (Dec. 2018), 68 Home (Jan. 2019)

Rivet Jewelry Class Instructor, The Graduate (Oct. 2017)

Demonstrating Artist, aMuse Art & Craft Festival (May 2017)

Teaching Assistant to Kathleen Kennedy, VCU (August 2015-December 2015)

President of the Contemporary Craft Society (August 2013-2015)

Radical Jewelry Makeover Volunteer, Visual Arts Center of Richmond (March-June 2014)

School-to-Market VCU Representative at American Craft Council-Baltimore (February 2014 & February 2015)

Studio Monitor at VCU (August-December 2013 & May-August 2014)

Commonwealth Times – Living Room Arts Initiative (LRAI) Feature (Fall 2012)

AWARDS

Wedding Wire’s 2019 Couple’s Choice Award

PUBLICATIONS

“Holiday Gift Guide”, Erin Smith’s Fit Family Blog (Dec. 2018)

“Virginia Film Festival Style”, The Darling Blog (Nov. 2018)

“Item Review” Seeking Collective Blog (Sept. 2018)

“Brand Spotlight: Liberatus Jewelry”, Sweetest Stitch Blog (Sept. 2018)

“Collaboration Feature” Seeking Collective Blog (Aug. 2018)

"Captivating Creativity", River City Fashion Uprising (Oct. 2017)

"Mass Appeal" Feature, RVA Mag, (Summer 2017)

Style Feature in Pharee Haliwud's music video, "Doin' It" (Sept. 2017)

"Beautifully Repurposed", Richmond Magazine (July 2017)

"Who to Know in RVA: Liberatus Jewelry", GoodWearBlog (June 2017)

"Spring Bada-Bing Vendor Highlight: Liberatus Jewelry", Richmond Craft Mafia Blog (April 2017)

"Fashion Talk: Liberatus Jewelry" artist feature, Primp & Wear Blog (March 2017)

"Shop Small Saturday-Shop RVA" Joanna Avant Style Blog artist feature (Nov. 2017)

"RVA Fashion Weekend Trunk Show" artist feature, RIVER CITY FASHION UPRISING (Oct. 2016)

"A Mind for Metals, the Craft Behind Liberatus Jewelry" RIVER CITY FASHION UPRISING (Oct. 2016)

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS/MARKETS

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Feb. 9, 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Feb. 2, 2018)

Stamped Jewelry Class, 68 Home, Richmond, VA (Jan. 2019)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Dec. 29, 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Dec. 22, 2018)

Carytown Artisan Market, Carytown, Richmond, VA (Dec. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Dec. 13, 2018)

Maker Night: Stamped Jewelry Class, Local X Ashby, Richmond, VA (Dec. 2018)

Crafted Brunch Market, Esoteric, Virginia Beach, VA (Dec. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Dec. 8, 2018)

Ginter Park Show, Ginter Park Center, Richmond, VA (Dec. 2018)

Open House Trunk Show, Style Post, Richmond, VA (Nov. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Nov. 24, 2018)

The Brunch Market,  Urban Roost Event Space, Richmond, VA (Nov. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Nov. 17, 2018)

Crafted Brunch Market, Esoteric, Virginia Beach, VA (Nov. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Nov. 10, 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Oct. 27, 2018)

St. Chris Fall Festival Two-Day Event, St. Christopher School, Richmond, VA (Oct. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Oct. 13. 2018)

Takoma Park Street Festival, Takoma Park, MD (Oct. 2018)

RVA FashionWeek Fall Weekend, Richmond City Hall, Richmond, VA (Oct. 2018)

Party on the Avenues, Libbie & Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA (Sept. 2018)

Trunk Show, Sweetest Stitch, Richmond, VA (Sept. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Sept. 24, 2018)

2nd Sundays Williamsburg, Downtown Williamsburg, VA (Sept. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (Sept. 18, 2018)

VA Food Truck Festival, Augusta Expo, Fisherville, VA (Sept. 2018)

Irvington Farmers Market, Irvington, VA (Sept. 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (August 25, 2018)

Sessions: Maker Series - Jewelry Class, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA (August 2018)

Carytown Farmers Market, City Stadium, Richmond, VA (August 2018)

Heathsville Farmers Market, The Rice Hotel, Heathsville, VA (August 2018)

Fresh Food Fest, Trinity United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA (August 2018)

Carytown Farmers Market, City Stadium, Richmond, VA (August 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (August 11, 2018)

Irvington Farmers Market, Irvington, VA (Aug. 2018)

Carytown Farmers Market, City Stadium, Richmond, VA (July 2018)

South of the James Farmers Market, Forest Hill Park, Richmond, VA (July 2018)

Fresh Food Fest, Trinity United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA (July 2018)

Clarksville Lakefest, Clarksville, VA (July 2018)

The Brunch Market,  Urban Roost Event Space, Richmond, VA (July 2018)

2nd Sundays Williamsburg, Downtown Williamsburg, VA (July 2018)

Irvington Farmers Market, Irvington, VA (July 2018)

WearRVA Collective Pop Up, Amber Kay Photography Studio, Richmond, VA(July 2018)

Fresh Food Fest, Trinity United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA (June 2018)

French Twist Trunk Show, French Twist Boutique, Virginia Beach, VA (June 2018)

2nd Sundays Williamsburg, Downtown Williamsburg, VA (June 2018)

Carytown Farmers Market, City Stadium, Richmond, VA (June 2018)

Fresh Food Fest, Trinity United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA (May 2018)

Jonny Z Fest, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA(May 2018)

RVA FashionWeek, Stoney Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA (April 2018)

Daisy Days Fest, St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA (April 2018)

Center of the Universe Xmas Market, COTU Brewery, Ashland, VA (Nov. 2017)

The Market RVA,  Chesterfield Towne Center, Chester, VA (Oct. 2017)

Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA (Oct. 2017)

St. Chris Fall Festival, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA(Oct. 2017)

Love Your Community Festival, River City Fashion Uprising, Richmond, VA (Oct. 2017)

Party on the Avenues, West Hampton, Richmond, VA (Oct. 2017)

Foundry Market, American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA (June 2017)

Markets at Monroe, Moore's Autobody & Paint Shop, Richmond, VA (June 2017)

aMuse Art & Craft Fair, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA (May 2017)

Markets at Monroe, Moore's Autobody & Paint Shop, Richmond, VA (May 2017)

Trunk Show, RVA FashionWeek, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada-Bing, Hardywood Brewer,y Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Formal Wear Fashion Show, RVA FashionWeek, Bon Secours Redskins Training Center, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Casual Wear Fashion Show, RVA FashionWeek, Bon Secours Redskins Training Center, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Boutique Fashion Show, RVA FashionWeek, Bon Secours Redskins Training Center, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Art & Jewelry Gala, RVA FashionWeek, Gallery5, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

The Brunch Market Block Party, Lunch & Supper, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

Markets at Monroe, Moore's Autobody & Paint Shop, Richmond, VA (April 2017)

The Brunch Market, Lunch & Supper, Richmond, VA (March 2017)

Handcrafted Hearts Pop Up, The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA (Feb 2017)

Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA (Dec 2016)

AIGA Holiday Makers Mart, The VCU Depot, Richmond, VA (Dec. 2016)

Makers Mart Pop Up, Lift Coffee, Richmond, VA (Nov. 2016)

First Friday Pop Up, Mod&Soul, Richmond, VA (Sept 2016)

Bluegrass & Brews, Alternatives Boutique Festival, Richmond, VA (April 2016)

Art & Jewelry Gala, RVA FashionWeek, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA (April 2016)

Edit: Veins Solo Exhibition, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA (December 2015)

Senior Showcase, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (April 2015)

This is a Brooch, SNAG Metalsmith Conference Booth Exhibition (April 2015)

Edit: Company, Six-Artist Open Studio Show, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA (March 2015)

CCS Pop Up Show, Group Exhibition Pop Up Sale, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA (October 2014)

Edit: Veins, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Edit (December 2014)

Edit: Audacity, Six-Artist Open Studio Show, Gallery Edit (June 2014)

Radical Jewelry Makeover Show, Visual Arts Center of Richmond (March-June 2014)

I Observe Myself Observing What I Observe Group Exhibition, Space .88, Richmond, VA (March 2014)

Student Craft Show Group Exhibition, Living Room Arts Initiative, Richmond, VA (March 2014)

Millennial Metalsmiths Group Exhibition, Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA (December 2013)

Craft & Design Show Group Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA (2013)

Anderson Gallery Student Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA (2013)

Hospitality & Reconciliation Group Exhibition, Living Room Arts Initiative, Richmond, VA (October 2012)