Freelance Illustrator & Digital Artist

Location:South Portland, Maine, United States
2 Skills
Professional Illustrator and Concept Artist for international projects in the realm of Art + Science; Experience working with scientists in medical fields, including Neuroscience; Experience working one on one with scientists in laboratories at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology and Naturkundemuseum, Berlin's vast museum of Biodiversity and Evolution; Experience with inkjet and silkscreen Computer Print Processes; Graphic Artist proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.


2009 - 2011 Artist Moth Possible
Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany :
“Moth Possible” is an Art + Neurocience project, which resulted in the creation and exhibition of 33, large-scale, digital graphic prints and included scientific information and graphs on Neuroscience and the Psychology of Aesthetics from 84 international researchers working with the Freie Universität, Berlin. Project presented in collaboration with Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology and Naturkundemuseum.

Installation: Opening for Berlin's Long Night of the Sciences
Speaking Engagement: Sponsored by the US Embassy Berlin

Project Management: Two-year project from concept development to successful exhibition. Created exhibition concept, hypothesis and all artworks. Oversaw print production in Mexico and Berlin. Coordinated exhibition transport and installation in Berlin. Responsible for budget development, communications, promotional materials and presentations. Project coordinated with Library Director Monika Diecks in association with Library Director Dr. Klaus Werner. Production Assistants: Agustin Cruz Perez, Mexico; Markus Müller and Louise Drubigny, Berlin.

Sponsorship: Freie Universität Berlin sponsorship included art acquisitions permanently installed in Foster + Partners' library. Private donor contributions for production in Mexico. “Living Library” was funded by Harvard University Alum. Installation in collaboration with Bauchhund Salon Labor.

Photographic Documentation: “Living Library” photographic series with Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, Vladimir Nabokov's Lepidoptera Collection.

Publications: Authored and designed English/German brochure. Authored and designed website.

Further publications: Long Night of the Sciences City of Berlin Program and website; Long Night of the Sciences Freie Universität Berlin Program and website; Long Night of the Libraries Berlin Program and website; Der Tagesspiegel Berlin.
2012 - Present Graphic Designer

African Museum of Culture, Portland, Maine, USA
Creating engaging aesthetic for extensive display of Sub-Saharan ceremonial masks. Designing museum graphics to establish appealing street presence.

Silver City Museum, Silver City, New Mexico

Provided exhibition concept for Silver City Museum's exhibition with the Nde Nation (formally known as the Apache Indians) including artworks created by reservation youth representing the future of the Nation. Schematics include an historical timeline of genocide and diaspora symbolized by an EKG heartbeat. Exhibition to include sounds of ceremonial drumming. Schematics available at the above hyperlink.

2010 - Present Board Vice President and Founding Member
International Artists Manifest, Portland, Maine, USA

Developing International Artists Manifest, a non-profit organization for artists’ estate and collection management, beginning with an extensive archive donated by the Carlo Pittore Foundation for the Figurative Arts. Working to preserve, promote and position collections of underrepresented artists of exceptional merit. Responsible for strategic growth of the
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1999 – 2000 Visiting Artist and Scholar
Northeastern University Women's Studies Program, Boston, MA

Research Associate providing lectures and exhibition of four year conceptual and photographic art project, “Fashion: a feminine art”. Exhibited photographic series depicting a feminist view of “high street” fashion with models of diverse age, ethnicity and size, including high school and middle school girls from Cambodia, Somalia and the backwoods of Maine. Project created in association with Princeton Professor of Art, Photographer Jocelyn Lee. Responsible for costuming and coordinating models on location. Researched for project at Northeastern University's library consortium, which includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Museum of Fine Art. Residency included Harvard-Radcliffe Publishing Workshop.

Master of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art 2005 Completed one year of study in Studio Arts. Awarded Albert Murray Fine Arts Scholarship.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Washington 1994 Awarded Danish Brotherhood Scholarship.
Foreign Independent Study, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1993

15th Annual Maine Women's Studies Conference, University of Maine 2002 The Feminine University of Maine, Farmington Contemporary Art Gallery 2001 Member of faculty panel Space, Place, and Gender University of Maine 2001

2005 + 2006 Costume Designer and Production Assistant
Rhode Island & Maine International Film Festivals

Provided production and promotional assistance for “Monkey: A Journey to the West”, an award-winning kung-fu, live-action video with animation and special effects created for young audiences. Assistance included creating costumes and sound effects, soliciting the animal trainer, providing grip assistance for green screen animation and promoting the movie internationally.
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art