2016 University of Iowa - M.F.A. Painting & Drawing, Intermedia Concentration
2010 Williams College - B.A. Studio Arts, Highest Honors
2008 Maryland Institute College of Art - Exchange Student, Painting
2005 Interlochen Arts Academy - Studio Art
Solo & Two-Person Shows
2016 Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2015 Eco-Occult - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2015 Chirologia - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2014 Emma Steinkraus - Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR
2013 New Work - Eclipse Gallery, Washington D.C.
2011 Close - Dadian Gallery, Washington D.C.
2008 Emma Steinkraus & Jamie Sweeney -Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2016 Body Language - The Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA
2015 AIR Show - The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA
2015 MA Graduate Show - Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2014 21c - 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR
2014 From the Studios: Artists in Residence 2011-2014 - Dadian Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 Nest - Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
2010 This Goes on the Refrigerator - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2010 Berkshire Arts Association Fellowship Show - Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
2009 Juried Undergraduate Exhibitions - Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2008 MICA Reaccredidation Exhibit - Studio Center Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2008 ...The Horse You Rode In On - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Awards & Residencies
2015 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence - Williamsport, PA
2013-15 Iowa Arts Fellow - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2012 Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Artist-in-Residence - Washington, D.C.
2012 Pyramid Atlantic Keyholder Artist-in-Residence: Bookbinding - Silver Spring, MD
2011 Bethesda Painting Award - Bethesda, MD
2010 Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship - a Williams College faculty-selected fellowship of $18,000 for the most promising graduate in Visual Arts
2010 Berkshire Arts Association Fellow, Highest Honors
2009 Steamboat Scholar - a merit-based arts scholarship of $12,000, leadership seminar, & internship; 13 recipients nationally.
2008 Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting
2007 Winter Study 99 Grant - a Williams College grant to study Rubens in Paris for 6 weeks
2005 NFAA Arts Merit Winner
2016 Fear No Lit, Loose Change Project (upcoming)
2016 The Essay Review, Cover Art
2015 Bat City Review, Issue 12, Feature Art
2015 "How Does a Collector Decide What to Buy?," Iowa Source
2015 Geoffrey Chaucer's Twytter Feed, Electric Literature
2015 How I Feel About My Dog, or How 19th Century Men Felt About Women, jezebel.com
2015 Exchanges: A Journal of Literary Translation - Cover Art
2015 Cyclorama, Davy Knittle, the operating system press - Cover Art
2015 Schema, Anurak Saelaow, the operating system press - Cover Art
2015 Neptune Court, Anton Yakovlev, the operating system press - Cover Art
2015 The Sensitive Boy Slumber Party Manifesto, Joseph Cuillier, the operating system press - Cover Art
2015 Landlocked Response to a Growing Ocean, Nova Joven - Cover Art
2013 East City Art, Interview
2009 Juxtapose; MICA Publication - Artist Featured
2016-PRESENT Gallery Director at Coe College - Cedar Rapids, IA I manage and curate two contemporary art galleries and oversee a Gallery Assistant and group of nine Work Study students. I plan gallery talks, write press releases, and coordinate with local art organizations.
2013-PRESENT Visual Arts Editor at Company Editions - I solicit and curate art for a journal devoted to contemporary poetry and painting
2016 Drawing Instructor at Belvoir Terrace - Lenox, MA
2015-2016 Instructor of Record at the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA Taught multiple sections of Elements of Art & the majors only Basic Drawing course.
2013-14 Figure Drawing Instructor at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Cedar Rapids, IA
2011-13 Teaching Artist at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop - Washington, D.C. Taught adult painting classes and youth art classes with projects that ranged from ceramics to stop-motion animation. I also secured funding for and organized the first CHAW Film Festival
2012-13 Art Instructor at LivingSocial 918 F St. - Washington, D.C.
2012 Visiting Associate Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary - Washington D.C. Taught a graduate-level studio course on the influence of altarpieces in contemporary art
2008 & 2010 Teaching Assistant at Williams College - Williamstown, MA Figure Drawing and Drawing
2010 1960's Scholar in the Arts at Williams College - Williamstown, MA Faculty-chosen group of Williams College students who arranged lectures and symposia for the art department.
2009 Curatorial Assistant at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, MA I interviewed artists-in-residence Taro Shinoda and David Wilson, worked with curator Pieranna Cavalchini on exhibits, and designed web and print material.
2005-10 Writing Workshop Tutor & ESL Coordinator at Williams College - Williamstown, MA
Teaching - I specialize in Painting & Drawing, including historical materials & techniques. I also have experience teaching Video, Stop-Motion Animation, 3D Fundamentals, and Ceramics.
Design - I'm fluent in the Adobe Suite and have collaborated on book and design projects with the Operating System, Pyramid Atlantic, Company Journal, the Non-Fiction Writing Program Reading Series at the University of Iowa, and Williams College. I provide studio photography services to artists and writers.