Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience

 2016-Present  Conduct workshops for veterans through the VFW in Suffolk County

  • Teach art techniques including painting, sketching, and design
  • Demonstrated the use of a variety of art materials and tools such as oils, acrylics, palettes, brushes, palette knives, pen, pencil, canvas and paper
  • Conduct and instruct in paper-cutting, printmaking and ceramics

 2016                Art Instructor Suffolk County Youth Prison

  • Taught art techniques including painting, sketching, and design
  • Demonstrated the use of a variety of art materials and tools such as oils, acrylics, palettes, brushes, palette knives, pen, pencil, canvas and paper

 2015-17           Art Instructor, Workshop Organizer, Project9Line, Islip, NY

  • Taught art techniques including painting, sketching, and design
  • Demonstrated the use of a variety of art materials and tools such as oils, acrylics, palettes, brushes, palette knives, pen, pencil, canvas and paper
  • Conducted workshops in ceramics, and printmaking

 2013-14           Painting and Drawing Instructor, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

  • Taught art techniques including painting, sketching, and design
  • Demonstrated the use of a variety of art materials and tools such as oils, acrylics, palettes, brushes, palette knives, pen, pencil, canvas and paper

2013-14           Instructor, Continuing Education Department, Long Island University,                   

                        C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY

  • Introduction to Paper Cutting

 2012-13           Graduate Teaching Assistant, L.I.U., C.W. Post Campus

  • Supervising Professor Joan Powers
  • Photography dark room
  • Assist students with digital print techniques, adjusting images and setting the color tones on the computer. Dark Room processing of photos.

2005-11           Professor in Art and Design; English Language

                        WuYi University, Jiangmen, Guangdong China

  • Taught art techniques including painting, drawing, design and sculpture
  • Created instructional materials, selected books and art supplies for courses
  • Provided interdisciplinary-based lessons including social science and multiculturalism

2003-05           Teaching Assistant, SUNY Old Westbury, Visual Arts Department

  • Supervising Instructor Mac Adams
  • Photography dark room
  • Assist students with dark room processing and techniques.

 Education

2013                M.F.A., Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY
                        Studied Sculpture in Ceramic and Metal with Frank Olt, Dan Christoffel,

and Steven Ceraso; Painting and Public Art with Seung Lee. Teaching Assistant to Joan Powers, Photography dark room.

2010-11           Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Courses in painting

 2005                B.A. in Visual Arts, State University of New York at Old Westbury
Graduated with Honors

Concentration: Painting, Sculpture

President Art Association; Co-Founder and Director Student Art Gallery; Student                          Government Senator, Visual Arts Department

 1998                Advance Diploma in Business Logistics, US Army

1997                Advance Leadership Training Course, US Army

1996                Senior Property Book Training Course, US Army     

1995                Advance Property Book Training Course, US Army

1993                Basic Leadership Development Course, US Army

1991                Basic Diploma in Business Logistics, US Army

Related Experience

 Chairman                                                                                                                             2016-Present

Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair                                                                                             Islip, NY

Joint Street Arts Fair with Artspace Patchogue and the Patchogue Arts Council

  • Design and curate exhibitions for artists and arts organizations
  • Planning, organizing, presenting and marketing, including responsibility for public relations
  • Working closely with individual artists, developing relationships with new street, industrial and demonstration artists
  • Organizing equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork
  • Fundraising and securing sponsors

 Gallery Manager                                                                                               2013-2014, 2016-2017

Artspace Patchogue                                                                                                       Patchogue, NY

Art exhibit space for Artspace Projects Patchogue.

  • Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the gallery
  • Public relations and promotion of the gallery
  • Extending relationships with established artists from the gallery
  • Curating shows in cooperation with artists and technicians
  • Arranging transportation of work to and from the gallery, both nationally and internationally
  • Organizing equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork
  • Developing and updating the gallery website

 Art Director                                                                                                                           2015-2017

Project9Line                                                                                                                                Islip, NY

Non-For-Profit Art Organization Providing Art to Veterans.

  • Set up workshops at various venues for veterans across Long Island
  • Design and curate exhibitions
  • Planning, organizing, presenting and marketing, including responsibility for public relations
  • Extending the client database

 Additional Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Smithtown HS West, “Art as a Carrier”, March 2018
  • Guest Lecturer, St. Josephs College, Veterans and Art Therapy, March 2018
  • Guest Lecturer, Cub Scout Troop 40, “Life as a Soldier”, November 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, NASW Conference, Holtsville NY, “Art and the Veteran Experience, March 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, NASW Conference, Long Island University, “Art and Veterans”, May 2016
  • Senior Vice Commander, Jayne-Lattin Post 2913, Patchogue, NY 2017-2018
  • Junior Vice Commander, Suffolk County Council VFW 2017-2018
  • Member, Suffolk County Veterans Advisory Board 2018-Present
  • Chairman, Suffolk County Council VFW Voice of Democracy 2017-2018
  • Founder/Chairman, Lights on Veterans Project 2017-Present
  • Founder, Artspace Professional Development Network 2016-Present
  • Founder and Curator, the National Artspace Artist Run Exhibit 2016-2017
  • Founder and Organizer, The Patchogue Breakfast Crawl for the Arts 2016-Present
  • Member, Patchogue Chamber of Commence 2016-Present
  • Committee Member, Greater Patchogue Foundation 2017-Present
  • Admin Assistant, Musee Magazine, Assistant to the Content Editor 2012-2016
  • Executive Assistant, Private Art Collector, Collection Cataloging and Record Keeping 2012-2017
  • Board Member, Jiangmen Tourism Bureau, Jiangmen China 2008-2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Wuyi University, School of Textile and Design, Jiangmen, China 2007-2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Beijing Normal University, School of Textile and Design, Beijing, China 2007, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, Chinese University Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, LongJie Middle School, LongJie China 2008-2009
  • Guest Lecturer, Xiamen University, School of Fine Art, Fujian Sheng, China 2009, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, South China Agricultural University, School of Design, GuangZhou China 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Guest Judge, WUYI District Food Competition, Jiangmen China, 2008
  • Guest Judge, Guangzhou Design Week: Southern China Annual University Fashion Design Competition 2008, 2009
  • Guest Judge, Wuyi University, Annual Design Competition, Guangzhou Exhibition Hall 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Guest Judge Wuyi University, Senior Design Competition, Wuyi University, Jiangmen China 2008, 2009
  • Guest Judge South China Agricultural University Annual Fashion Design Competition 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Intern, Visual Art Department Jericho High School, Hicksville, NY 2003-2004
  • BOSS Program Supervisor, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997
  • Volunteer Korean Orphanages Group, Camp Stanley South Korea 1993-1994
  • BOSS Program Manager US Army, Korea, 1993-1994
  • Students For Tomorrow, SUNY College at Old Westbury, 1989
  • Volunteer Special Olympics 1993, 1996, 1998
  • New York City Youth Job Service Volunteer 1987-1988
  • Future Leaders of Tomorrow, Mayor of NYC, 1987-1988
  • Youth Volunteer Service, Bronx Borough President 1988

Military

Instructor / Logistics Manager                                                                                   1990 to 2005

US ARMY                                                                                                                         Various Locations

  • Served as Manager/Regional Manager/European Command Manager for Logistical Areas instructing and supervising over 1,500 subordinates in 14 years.
  • Sergeant Major Certificate
  • Primary Leadership Development Course

Awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Accommodation Medal (4X) with Combat (C) Device (2X), Army Achievement Medal (7X) , Army Good Conduct Medal (2X), Army Reserve Good Conduct Medal (2X), National Defense Service Medal (3X), Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2X), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device (2X), Primary Leadership Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons (2X), NATO Medal Bosnia, New York State Medal of Merit (3x), World Trade Center Service Medal, New York State Aide to Civil Authority (2X), Certificates of Achievement (10X), Letter of Appreciation, Governor Pataki, Letter of Appreciation, Mayor Giuliani for Service at the World Trade Center, Scroll of Appreciation for Service to Operations in Bosnia, Scroll of Appreciation for Service to Homeland Security Operations at West Point, Recognized as Employee of the Year/Regional Level 1993, 1997 and Manager of the Year 1998.

 

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