Resume

EDUCATION

  • 2009
    • M.F.A. Visual Arts | Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • 2004
    • B.A. Studio Art & Geography, magna cum laude | Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • 2002-2003
    • Study Abroad, Printmaking, Painting, Photography, Aboriginal Art History, and Wilderness Studies | University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
  • 1999
    • Summer School, Photography, Architecture History | Harvard Secondary School, Cambridge, MA


EXHIBITION RECORD

  • 2015
    • Faculty Exhibit, International School of Music & Fine Art | Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012
    • GO Open Studio, Organized by the Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010
    • Beyond Bicycles, Rock Paper Scissors Collective | Oakland, CA
    • Crafting Place, sUgAR: University of Arkansas Gallery | Bentonville, AR
    • The Annex LA April Exhibition, The Annex LA | Los Angeles, CA
    • National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Curated by Sergio Gomez | Chicago, IL
  • 2009
    • Faculty Show, California State Summer School for the Arts, CalArts | Valencia, CA
    • MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum | St. Louis, MO
    • Runneth Over: MFA Thesis Exhibition Complement, CBC High | St. Louis, MO
    • Undefined, Desotorow Gallery | Savannah, GA
    • Black & White, The Luminary Center for the Arts | St. Louis, MO
  • 2008
    • MISC: Video and Performance, New York Studio Gallery | New York, NY
    • Calculating Art: Mathematics in the Visual Field, Therese A. Maloney Gallery: College of Saint Elizabeth | Morristown, NJ
    • MFA First Year Exhibit: Part 1, Des Lee Gallery | St. Louis, MO
  • 2007
    • Non-Geologic Maps of Mars, Stain Bar | Brooklyn, NY (solo)
    • Living Gallery Art Party, 128 W. 72nd, Curated by Heather Christensen | New York, NY
    • Big Art Show, Laila Lounge | Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006
    • Rebecca Potts, Kush Café, Curated by Dmitry Gubin | Brooklyn, NY (solo)
    • Playing In Fields, Grand Central Bar | Brooklyn, NY (solo)
    • Big Art Show, The Cinema | Philadelphia, PA
    • SONYA Stroll Prelude Exhibit, ElevenTen Gallery | Brooklyn, NY
    • La Poisson d’Avril, Frying Pan: Pier 63 | New York, NY
  • 2005
    • The Ramble, Draker Solar | Burlington, VT (solo)
    • Shitcopter, Sputnik | Brooklyn, NY
  • 2004
    • We Stole Her Portfolio, The Waiting Room | Burlington, VT (solo)
    • Waddamana, Community Justice Center | Burlington, VT (solo)
    • The Ramble, Rose Street Gallery | Burlington, VT
    • The Blues, LoFo Gallery, Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT
  • 2003
    • Voluminous, Entrepot Gallery: University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts | Hobart, Australia
  • 2000
    • Rebecca Potts, Eye of the Beholder Gallery | Missoula, MT (solo)


TEACHING & EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • 2017—pres
    • Painting Instructor, Paint:Lab | Santa Monica, CA
  • 2014—2015
    • Fine Arts Teacher, International School of Music & Fine Arts | Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2013—2014
    • Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council | Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012—2014
    • Arts in Education Manager, Brooklyn Arts Council | Brooklyn, NY
      Promoted from Arts in Education Coordinator, 2013
  • 2010—2012
    • Teaching Artist, The Bronx River Art Center | Bronx, NY
  • 2010—2012
    • Education Director, The Bronx River Art Center | Bronx, NY
      Promoted from Education Manager, 2011
      Manage interdisciplinary arts & environmental education programming for ages 8-adult
  • 2004—2014
    • Member, Interviewer, Alumni Admissions Committee, Middlebury College
  • 2009
    • Teaching Assistant, California State Summer School for the Arts | Valencia, CA
      Printmaking courses with Lee Altman
      Design courses with Anthony Ryan and Karen Ruenitz
  • 2007—2009
    • Graduate Teaching & Technical Assistant, Washington University | St. Louis, MO
      Graduate Technology and Website: Teaching & Technical Assistant
      Urban Books: Imag(in)ing St. Louis: Environments with Jana Harper and Zeuler Lima: Teaching & Technical Assistant
      2-D Design with Michelle Oosterbaan, Teaching Assistant
      Printmaking Elective: Themed & Boxed with Tom Huck: Teaching Assistant
  • 2005—2007
    • Partnership Coordinator, The Academy of Business & Community Development (ABCD), Middle School/High School 336 | Brooklyn, NY
  • 2004—2005
    • Campus & Community Organizer, NJ Community Water Watch | Camden, NJ
  • Jan 2004
    • Workshop Instructor, Creative Bookbinding, Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT
  • 2004
    • Advisory Board Member, Careers in the Common Good: Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT (volunteer)
  • 2003—2004
    • Teacher’s Assistant, Otter Creek Child Center | Middlebury, VT


GALLERY & CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2008—2011
    • Visual Arts Editor, www.climatechangeeducation.org | Online
  • 2009—2010
    • Studio Assistant, Kenneth Ober & Renee A. Fox Studios | Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009
    • Museum Liaison, MFA Thesis Exhibition Preparation | St. Louis, MO
    • Co-curator, Runneth Over: MFA Thesis Exhibition Complement | St. Louis, MO
  • 2008
    • Web Consultant, Mary Pomerantz Fine Art | Los Angeles, CA and Online
  • 2008—2010
    • Gallery Assistant, Frank Pictures Gallery | Santa Monica, CA
  • 2003—2004
    • Mural Service Learning Leader, Youth Environmental Summit: Association of Vermont Recyclers | Fairlee, VT
    • Mural Volunteer Coordinator, Incarceration in Question | Rutland, VT
  • Curator, Project Director, Science Makes Art | Middlebury, VT


DESIGN EXPERIENCE

  • 2007—pres
    • Web Designer & Consultant, Freelance
      Create, update, and revamp websites for creatives, non-profits, and galleries
  • 2002
    • Design Intern, Spiker Communications | Missoula, MT
  • 2001—2002
    • Marketing/PR Intern, Frog Hollow State Craft Center | Middlebury, VT


AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2009
    • Finalist in the Lulu mini-book contest for the book Blue Gold Thaw
  • 2007—2009
    • Laura & William Jens Scholar | Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2004
    • Committee on Art in Public Places Award | Middlebury College Museum of Art
  • 2000
    • Discover Card Tribute Award | Scholarship to attend Middlebury College


BIBLIOGRAPHY & LECTURES

“Creating a Fourth Culture.” In 20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, edited by Eric P. Clapp, Dec 2010.

20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century Kick-Off Colloquium, Dec 2010, hosted at the Cloud Foundation, Boston, MA, Lecture: “Creating a Fourth Culture.”

Zhou B. Art Center, National Wet Paint Exhibition Catalogue, curated by Sergio Gomez, Jan-Feb 2010.

Society for Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference:Freeze/Thaw: Cycles in the American Heartland, Oct 2009, Minneapolis, MN, Lecture: “The Blue Gold Thaw.”

“Artist and Society” panel discussion participant. Moderated by Carmon Colangelo. Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, St. Louis, MO, May 2009.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue. May 2009.

Interviewed for Kemper Art Waves. Prod. Kimberly Singer, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. KWUR, St. Louis. April 28, 2009.

Jana Harper, “Artists’ Books 2.0: DIY with POD.” The Blue Notebook, Vol. 2, No. 2. 2008.