Born in Lancaster County, PA; currently resides in Philadelphia.


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2022 CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) Visual Fellowship Finalist, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Acknowledgements
2015 Photo Review Best of Show, Tenth Place
2014 Lens, Perspective Gallery, Second Runner Up
2014 National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, Honorable Mention

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2015 Tracing Like Fingers/Stages of Persuasion, (Two Person show with Justin Nolan), Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 GCPL Photo Annual, juried by Maria Kelly (High Museum of Art), Gwinnett County Public Library, Duluth, GA
2021 Up Against A Wall, Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA
2018 A Photographic Survey of Philadelphia, 990 Spring Garden Gallery Space, Philadelphia, PA
2018 CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) commissioned exhibition, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA (Continued)
2017 CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) commissioned exhibition, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Photo Review 2017 Competition, Flora Online Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Everyday Philadelphia, Indie Photo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Space, Griffin Museum of Photography, Camera Commons, Dover, NH
2016 Space, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery, Boston, MA
2016 Members Show, juried by Tim Wride (Norton Museum of Art), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2016 The Photo Re-Imagined, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
2016 Open Juried Exhibition, juried by Paula Tognarelli (Griffin Museum of Photography), Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
2015 Photo Review Best of Show, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2015 6th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Photography 34, juried by Stephen Perloff (The Photo Review), Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
2015 Photo LA (with Off the Clock 2014 APA show), Los Angeles, CA
2014 2014 Winter Solstice Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2014 2014 National Competition, juried by Ariel Meyerovitz, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Lens 2014 International Juried Competition, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
2014 The National, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2014 Off the Clock 2014, APA LA Chapter Member Show, juried by Britt Salvesen (LACMA Curator of Photography), Los Angeles, CA

2017 Home & Away, group zine by Same Coin Press
2016 Na h-Eileanan, published by Wilbureditions
2015 Issue 103, On Landscape Magazine
2015 Issue 74, Fraction Magazine
2013 Cities, F-Stop Magazine Issue #61

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