Born in Minneapolis, MN
Resides in Poughkeepsie, NY  

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois, Chicago 2012-2014 MFA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2011-2012 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul 2007-2010 Bachelor of Arts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2014
Nicholas Rigger & Steve Ruiz, FLATspace at MANA Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Hallwalls, UIC Art & Exhibition Hall, Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL  
Hotel Room, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL  
Leftovers II, Great Space - Chicago, IL
2013
Gay-Straight Alliance, Visual Arts Gallery – University Park, IL
Sights and Sounds, CAC - Troy, NY
Leftovers, Great Space - Chicago, IL
USB Shuffle Show, Institut Fur Alles Mogliche – Berlin, Germany
2012
MDW Fair - Chicago, IL
PB Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Fall Exhibition, Gallery 128 - Philadelphia, PA
2011
It Takes Two, Gallery 8 - Philadelphia, PA
New Work, Vine Arts Center - Minneapolis, MN
2010
Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Minneapolis, MN
Fall Member Show, Vine ArtS Center - Minneapolis, MN
B.A. Exhibition, Regis Center for Art - Minneapolis, MN
2009
Drawing on the Walls, Regis Center for Art - Minneapolis, MN
2007
Untitled, Quarter Gallery - Minneapolis, MN

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS:

2013
Board of Trustees Award Recipient -University of Illinois, Chicago
2012-2013
KRP Endowed Fund -University of Illinois, Chicago
2011-2012
Merit Scholarship -Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Academic Scholarship -Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2007-2010
Minnesota Historical Society Fellowship - Minnesota Historical Society
Undergraduate Academic Scholarship -University of Minnesota
2006
Coon Rapids Community Scholarship

RESIDENCIES:

2013
Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside -Troy, NY

ARTIST TALKS:

2014
University of Illinois, Chicago – Chicago, IL
2013
Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside - Troy, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2014
Drawing 1, Instructor of Record
University of Illinois, Chicago
2013
Drawing 1, Teaching Assistant for Julia Fish
University of Illinois, Chicago
2012
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Seminar, Teaching Assistant for Dan Peterman
University of Illinois, Chicago

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2013-2014 Graduate Student Council Diversity Committee, Member
2012-2014 Graduate Student Council Art, Representative

Press:

Blouin ArtInfo
Minnesota Daily
The Alley Newspaper
Philadelphia Inquirer
Fnews Magazine
Hidden City Philadelphia

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

College Art Association