American University, Washington, DC
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, May 2002
Campuses attended: Corciano and Rome Italy.
Coursework included: Weekly criticism of artwork, European Art History, independent studio work, and study of the Italian language.
• Studio Assistant: American University, Rome, Italy. January – May 2002
Student liaison between Martha Boyden the professor, the students, and American University, Rome. Helped with the upkeep and needs of the studio.
• Student Teacher: American University of Rome, Italy. October 2001
Taught sculpture to 10 undergraduate students, planned and executed lessons in sculpture, technique and criticism, art theory
Visiting Professors: Don Kimes, Rossella Vasta, Barbara Rose, Margaret Grimes, Carole Robb, Judy Glantzman, Lorie Nozick, Luis Silva, Pamela Lawton
- Full Scholarship: Chautauqua Institution School of Art, New York. Summer 2001
Full scholarship to study Sculpture, Drawing, Art Theory, and Criticism
Visiting Sculpture Professors: Brenda Garand, Tom Butter and Lee Tribe
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1998
Studio Art emphasis in sculpture with a Minor in Black World Studies.
Semester abroad: Lorenzo De Medici, Florence, Italy. Spring 1996
Coursework included: Studying sculpture, painting, ceramics, and the Italian language and culture.
Chimenti Studios LLC, Milwaukee, WI
Italian & Japanese Plasterer/Painter/Faux-Artistic Wall Finishes & Art, Nov 2008 – Present
Creating artistic wall finishes with premier faux finish companies like Artistic Finishes, residential homes, businesses and local builders with a personal expertise in Italian plaster finishes. Artistic contractor working alongside home builders, commercial contractors, interior designers and individual home owners. As well as creating award winning sculptures in her home studio. Recently won juror’s choice award at the first annual Blazin’ Yule Sculpture Walk 2011, produced a bust for Milwaukee’s Chudnow Museum of Yester Year and do commission work for the Milwaukee Skylight Theatre.
Cost of WI, Jackson, WI
Contract Sculptor and Painter, March 2011 – October 2011
Contracted artist at this themed construction and simulated environments company. Sculpting and painting on projects for Zoos, Aquariums, Museums, Hotels, Casinos, and Cruise Ships to name a few.
Orlandini Studios, Milwaukee WI
Plaster Restorer/Sculptor, October 2008 – August 2009
Plaster restoration with the prestigious Orlandini Studios. Utilization of my low relief knowledge, sculpture knowledge and years of working with plaster in the USA and in Italy. Recently Orlandini Studios has been working on the restoration of the Milwaukee Historical Building downtown.
YMCA Artist Residency & Instructor, Milwaukee, WI
Art Instructor, Fall 2007
Art instructor at the Milwaukee YMCA art camp for local urban children. Children were taught low relief sculpture in clay and mold making process [one part molds]. After completion of course my artwork was show at the YMCA for several months.
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Adjunct Assistant Professor, August 2005 – December 2006
Instructor of graduate and undergraduate sculpture. Preparation of all syllabi, responsible for all lectures, critiques, grading, and all aspects of educational support for the students. Instructor: Visual Studies 101[Design, Drawing, Painting, Color] and Ceramics 113 [Introduction to Ceramics].
Administrative Assistant, January 2006 – May, 2006
Support to faculty in a fast paced creative environment. Establish procedures for ordering equipment, art supplies, generating purchase orders, establish and maintain filing systems, travel arrangements, direction and travel reservations for the study abroad in Italy program. Preparation and assisting with event planning for gallery openings.
Chautauqua Institution Fine Arts School, Chautauqua, NY
Office Assistant and Drawing Instructor, June 2005 – August 2005
Office assistant to the Art School which provides administrative services, organization, guidance and visual art courses to the art students, art professors/instructors, and the community of Chautauqua. Drawing instructor for a summer course of drawing from the nude figure.
Beverly Pepper, Todi, Italy
Assistant to Sculptor, September 2004 – March 2005
Assistance to world renowned sculptor with all aspects of office duties, preparation for gallery and museum shows, catalogue preparation, archiving slides and photos and light art studio assistance.
American University, Corciano, Italy
Assistant Professor, September – October 2004
Sculpture instructor to undergraduate sculpture students based in Corciano, Italy. Instruction of sculpture techniques, various sculpture assignments, drawings for sculptures, talks on sculptors from past and present and a field trip to the Etruscan Museum in Perugia, Italy.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Contract Art & Sculpture Teacher, December 2002 – August 2003 and July – August 2004
Art Teacher for the Milwaukee Art Museum, from children to adults. Instructor of a weekend course for adults on low relief sculpture. Sculpture Instructor for a sculpture-3D art camp at the MAM facilities.
Feb 1-29, 2012, Creatures: Swim, Crawl, Fly, Juried Show, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
Feb 23-26, 2012, Wings, Tails & Scales, Juried Show, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Columbus, OH [Honorable Mention Award]
Nov-23, 2011 -Jan 6, 2012, Harley Davidson Museum, Blazin’ Yule Sculpture Walk, Juried Show, Milwaukee, WI [Juror’s Choice Award]
August 2011, Mah Kah Water for All, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI
June 2011, Aqua Bleu, Racine Art Council, Group Show, Racine, WI
July 2010, Mah Kah Water for All, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI
June-June 2010, Guardian Series, Solo Show. Windhover Center for the Arts,Fond du Lac, WI
April 2010, Milwaukee Art Beat Group Show, Hide House, Milwaukee, WI
April 2010, Flow, Guildess, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI
March 10 – June 2007, YMCA Artist in Residence Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
July 21 – Sept. 15, 2006, Art Faculty Show, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
July 20-23, 2006, All Italian Artist Exhibit, Juried Group Show, Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 5 – Mar. 4, 2006, FALLOUT, Juried Group Show, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
Jan. 5 – Feb. 4, 2006, Ancient Influences, Juried Group Show, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
Feb. 23-26, 2005, Wings, Tails, Hooves & Scales, Juried Show, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Columbus, OH
September – October 2005, Oshkosh 100, Juried Group Show, Oshkosh, WI
July 2005, Chautauqua Institution School of Art Faculty Show, Chautauqua, NY
April 2003, Beauty Benefit, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI
April 2002, American University MFA, Group Show, Rome, Italy
December 2001, American University MFA, Group Show, Corciano, Italy
April 2001, American University MFA, Group Show, Rome, Italy
December 2000, American University MFA, Group Show, Corciano, Italy
April 1998, Miami University BFA, Thesis Solo Show
April 1997, Miami University Visual Arts Club Show, Juried Group Show
The Engelhardt’s, Green Bay WI – 1998, Sculpture
Chudnow Museum of Yester Year, Milwaukee, WI – 2012, Bust of Robert LaFollete
Skylight Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 2012, Lion Head for facade of building in production of “Ave. Q”
Honorable Mention Award, Wings, Tails & Scales, Juried Show, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Columbus, OH 2012
Juror’s Choice Award, Harley Davidson Museum, First Annual Blazin’ Yule Sculpture Walk, Milwaukee, WI 2011