2015          MFA, Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

2000         BA, Film & Video, Documentary Concentration, Columbia College Chicago



2018         U.S. National Park Service, Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, NE (August)

2018         Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Tallgrass Artist Residency, Matfield Green, KS (July)

2016         Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE (January - March / May - June)

2000-01  U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Grant for Cinema Studies Research, Filmoteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain (August - June)

Research Project: Reconstruction of the family in post-Franco Spanish cinema


2018         University of Kansas, General Research Fund Award

2017         University of Kansas, New Faculty General Research Fund Award

2017         5th Annual New York Portfolio Review, Selected 

2015         Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Shortlist

2015         Working Artist Org, Art Purchase Award

2015         Lenscratch Student Prize, Honorable Mention

2015         Rhode Island School of Design Photo Department Nomination, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

2015         Society for Photographic Education, Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

2014         Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies Grant

2000        Columbia College Chicago, Jane Alexandroff Award, Voices of Neon Street

2000        Columbia College Chicago, Albert P. Weisman Award



2018 Show-Me States, Evelyn E. Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery, Moberly, MO

2018 Tallgrass Artist Residency Group Exhibition, The Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS

2018        Re/member/construct, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (Juror: Lisa Volpe)

2018 Arc/D Faculty Show, The University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence

2018        Highlights, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2018        Show-Me States, Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Marshall, MO

2018        Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2018        Woodstock Squared Exhibition Fundraiser, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

2018        ICP Projected: Talk in Images: Body, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (Curator: Wesley Verhoeve)

2018        Context 2018, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (Juror: April Watson) 

2017        American Collective, Stitches and Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY (Juror: Eliot Dudik) 

2017        Show-Me States, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO (Curator: Matt Rahner)

2017        Slide Show: Elise Kirk, Archive Collective @ Front/Space, Kansas City, MO

2017        Woodstock Summer of Love: 40th Anniversary Exhibition Fundraiser, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY 

2016        The Camera is a Clock, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence

2016        Thinking / Making / Creativity, The Kansas Board of Regents, Topeka

2016        Portfolio Showcase 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Maggie Blanchard)

2016        Photography Now 2016, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (Juror: James Estrin)

2016        4th International SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas (Juror: Aline Smithson)

2015        Still No Mountains in the Way, University of Kansas, Lawrence

2015        Punctum, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle (Juror: Julia Dolan, Second Place Juror's Choice)

2015        Second Open, Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Providence (Juror: Paula Tognarelli)

2015        Center Forward 2015, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Hamidah Glasgow)

2015        Six Degrees, ClampArt, Chelsea, NY

2015        RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

2014        Funny, Isn't It?, Red Eye Gallery, Providence

2014        RISD Photography Department Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence

2014        PhotoWorld 2014 (New York Photo Festival), PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn

2014        FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison, WI

2014        Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston

2014        Inescapable Mode, Red Eye Gallery, Providence

2013        All the Dire Motives, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence



2017       Picturing Place, The Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, KS 

2017       Photo Vision Awards, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO (Juror) 


selected Lectures & workshops

2018 Artist Talk, Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS, October 13

2018       Artist Talk and Demonstration, Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, NE, August 12

2018       Artist Talk, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, July 21

2018       Artist Talks, Teaching Presentations and Workshops, China, June 21-29

Arts Integration Teacher Training Workshops, Peking University Overseas Master Teacher Forum Lecture Series with Mido Art Education. Shanghai, June 28-29; Guangzhou, June 25-26; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June 21-22

2018       Workshops, Moving Image and Mixed Media, Design Camp, University of Kansas, June 11-16

2017       Artist Talk, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO, September 30

2017       Artist Talk, Hallmark Symposium Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 20

2016       Artist Talks, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, Multiple Dates

2016       Artist Talk,Columbia College, Columbia, MO, March 10



2016       Lenscratch, The States Project: Kansas

2016       Center for Fine Art Photography, Portfolio Showcase 9

2015       FlakPhoto Digest

2015       Aint-Bad Magazine

2015       Lenscratch

2015       Pool Resources

2014       FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show On-Line Gallery

2013       National Geographic Channel, Meet the Cawleys



2018 And light followed the flight of sound, Eliot Dudik and Jared Ragland, One Day Projects

2018 Re/Member/Construct, Lisa Volpe and Jennifer Murray, Filter Photo, Exhibition Catalog

2018 Book of Thesis Books, Jennifer Liese et al, Rhode Island School of Design

2016       Portofolio Showcase Volume 9, Maggie Blanchard, Center for Fine Art Photography, Exhibition Catalog

2016       Rabbit Rabbit: 01 Transition, Katie Harwood et al., Big Bad Bettie Press

2016       Incandescent Issue Nine, Pony Jacobson and Helen Jones, Pine Island Press

2015       Center Forward 2015, Hamidah Glasgow, Center for Fine Art Photography, Exhibition Catalog

2015       We Begin When We Finish When We Begin, Jennifer Liese, Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies Journal



2017        Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

2015        Working Artist Org, Tacoma, WA

2015        Rhode Island School of Design, Special Collections, Providence, RI



2016-      University of Kansas, Assistant Professor

2014-15  Rhode Island School of Design, Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant



2007-      Freelance Nonfiction Television Production, Clients Include: National Geographic, Discovery, VICE Media

2004-07 National Geographic Television, Coordinating Producer

2001-04 National Geographic Channels International, Manager, Development and Regional Production

1997-00 International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (Chicago Latino Film Festival), Development Associate



2016        Story Producer, Black Market, Viceland

2013        Supervising Producer, Yukon Men, Discovery Channel

2013        Field Producer / Director, Polygamy USA, National Geographic Channel

2012        Producer / Director / Writer, Hard Time, National Geographic Channel

2011        Series Producer / Writer, Alaska Wing Men, National Geographic Channel

2010        Post Producer / Writer, Border Wars, National Geographic Channel

2009-10 Producer / Writer, Lockdown, National Geographic Channel