b. Albuquerque, New Mexico 1981



MA Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MFA Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master Court of Sommelier, Level 1, Level 2

BFA Photography/Sculpture, University of New Mexico



2016  ON BEING SESSILE, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago, IL

2014  A Considered Loss, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010  our empty rooms, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2005  lightdark, Maps and Geologic Information Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2004  Adore Aderi, Jon Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM



2017  Peppermint Shower Gel, CK2 Gallery/Pop Up Montreal, École des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2017 RIPE LEEKS, Filmfront, curated by Michael Wawzenek, Chicago, IL (screening)

2017  uxcool, curated by Kiyoto Koseki, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge MA

2016  Making Out, Defibrillator, Chicago, IL

2015  SAIC MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014   /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014  WEST, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013  Funny Ha Ha, Chicago, IL

2011  Shear Glory, Devotion Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

2010  360, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM

2008  Dream / Nightmare, unTrained Boxcar Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007  Betty Hahn Curates, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2006  Exhibit A, Yale Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2006  Curators Choice: SF Arts Alliance, Feral Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005  an Eclectic Group, Katrina Lasko Gallery, Bernallilo, NM

2005  Bloc-Busta, Warehouse on 5th, Albuquerque, NM



2016  Vermont Studio Center Residency and Artists Grant

2016  Ruth Kroon Scholarship, SAIC

2015  8550 OHIO Residency Fellow

2015  Edward L Ryerson Fellowship, SAIC

2014  Susan Ann Karmel Scholarship, SAIC

2013  Oliva Moore Trautman Scholarship, SAIC

2004  Departmental Honors, summa cum laude, College of Art, UNM

2003  The Charis Ann McKelvy Memorial Scholarship, College of Art, UNM

1999 - 2003 New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, UNM



2017        Lecturer, Research Studio I and Research Studio for Transfers, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2017        Lecturer/Student Liason, Berlin Now! SAIC Study Trip, Berlin, Germany

2017        Lecturer, Nightmoves: Research Studio II, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016        Lecturer, Research Studio I, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015-16  Graduate Writing Fellow, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015-16  Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Visual Critical Studies Undergraduate Thesis, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014-15  Teaching Assistant, Thing Lab, Sculpture and Designed Objects, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013       Spring Teaching Assistant, Flat to Fat, Sculpture, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2009-10  Warehouse 21, Instructor: Photography, Silkscreen and Fashion Design, Santa Fe, NM

2008-10 Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Art & Leadership Program Educator, Santa Fe, NM



2017     Bruno Sport Bar Biennales, Phillppe Parreno* and Douglas Gordan*, Etienne Chartrand, Bruno Sport, Montréal, CA

2017     EXPANDED GWC, Valérie Blass, jeux d’été w/ Michael Hall, MANA Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2016     As the World Turns, Agnes Bolt and Kevin Stuart, jeux d’été, Chicago, IL

2016     The Coat, Corin Sworn and Tony Romano, jeux d’été, Chicago, IL



2016        Co-founder, with Simon Belleau, of the artist/curatorial collective jeux d’été

2014-15   Interlink Visiting Artist Coordinator, Graduate Division, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014-15   Research Assistant, bibliodérive (event), Library Committee and Graduate Dean’s Office, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013-14   Executive Committee Assistant, Sculpture Department, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013        BOMB Magazine, Development Assistant, Brooklyn, NY

2010-12   Nyehaus Gallery, Project Manager / Artist Liaison, New York, NY

2011         Divinale Festival: Women, Wine and Song, Marketing Assistant/Sommelier, New York, NY

2009-11   Communikey Electronic Arts Festival, Volunteer Coordinator / Resident Artist, Boulder, CO



2017  urchin, Public Access Book Launch @ Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2017  THINKS: Elena Ailes, Bad At Sports, March 15, http://badatsports.com/2017/thinks-elena-ailes/

2017  Notes for a Nightshade, Kastle Press (upcoming Spring 2017)

2016  SOIF: Simon Belleau, exhibition text, Optica Centre for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2016  UNCOMMON COMMONS, performance lecture, Words & [ ] conference, Darling Foundry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2016  Notes for a Nightshade, MAVCS Symposium lecture, MacLean Ballroom, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015  Sleeping With Plants and other (un)Locatable Centers, performance lecture, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2015  Various Naumans, a performance lecture, SAIC MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014  Thinking Feeling Making Repeat (in no particular order) Thesis Graduate Lecture, Sculpture, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014  (re)contextualizing the WEST: a discussion with Andrew Hunter, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2011  Panel: Creative Climates, Moderated by Lauren Higgins, CMKY, Boulder, CO