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Education
2021
MFA in Photography + Integrated Media, Ohio University (OU), Athens, Ohio (expected graduation May 2021)
2018
BFA in Photography, minor in Printmaking, University of Akron (UA), Akron, Ohio
Solo Exhibitions
2018
I Want to Believe, BFA Exhibition, The Hub Art Factory, Canton, Ohio
Layered Locations, Myers School of Art Projects Gallery, Akron, Ohio
2017
An Exploration in Alternative Photographic Processes, Honors Thesis Exhibition, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio
Out of this World, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio
Group Exhibitions
2019
fourteen seconds, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio
Waterloo Arts 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (juried by Anthony Mastromatteo)
First of All, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, Ohio
New Directions, Harris-Stanton Gallery, Akron, Ohio
2018
Decennalia, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Waterloo Arts 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
(juried by Ray Juaire)
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
FRESH, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio (juried by Charles Beneke)
Myers School of Art 82nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio (juried by Alex Coon)
GAR Foundation 9th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Andrew Jackson House, Akron, Ohio (curated by Lindsey James)
2017
Preservation and Transformation, Bluff Blue Door, Akron, Ohio
Product, Meraki Gallery, Massillon, Ohio
Egg Show, Myers School of Art Projects Gallery, Akron, Ohio
High Arts Fest, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio
PHOTONOW 2017, Gallery East, Highland Hills, Ohio (juried by Aline Smithson)
Waterloo Arts 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (juried by Anderson Turner)
PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – The Art of Seeing, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio (juried by Arnold Tunstall)
Artists of Rubber City’s 27th Annual Juried Show, The BOX gallery, Akron, Ohio (juried by Pita Brooks)
Myers School of Art 81st Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio (juried by Lauren Davies)
Myers School of Art Annual Scholarship Show, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio
2016
Bio-Geo Print Show, University of Akron Honors College, Akron, Ohio
Rubber City Prints Student Pop-Up Show, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio
Myers School of Art Annual Scholarship Show, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio
Trade Print Portfolios
2018
Emerald Print Exchange, Whiteaker Printmakers, Eugene, Oregon
Altered Landscapes, Southern Graphics Council International, Las Vegas, Nevada
2017
Terminus, Southern Graphics Council International, Atlanta, Georgia
Scholarships, Grants, Awards
2019
Graduate Assistantship, OU, Athens, Ohio
2018
Graduate Assistantship, OU, Athens, Ohio
Stanley Blanchard Graduate Photography Scholarship, OU, Athens, Ohio
NEOH Artist CAN Journal Prize: Waterloo Arts 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio
2014-18
Academic Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
Honors College Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
2016-18
Myers School of Art Studio Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
Dr. Irving J. and Ruth B. Olson Photography Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
2017
Juror’s Choice: PHOTONOW 2017, Gallery East, Highland Hills, Ohio
Venice Biennale International Travel and Study of Art Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
Dashiell Tools and Materials Grant, UA, Akron, Ohio
First Place: Myers School of Art 81st Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Gillette Study of the Arts Abroad Scholarship, UA, Akron, Ohio
Professional Organizations
2017-18
Society of Photographic Education, member
Southern Graphics Council International, member
2017
Artists of Rubber City, member
Press
2019
“Best of Show: Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition”, CAN Journal, Summer 2019, Cleveland, Ohio, page 19
2018
“Art Exhibits: Works by Stephanie Spyker, Joe Karlovec, Austin Turner and Mike Metz at Akron’s Harris-Stanton Gallery”, Akron Beacon Journal, January 29, 2019, https://www.beaconjournal.com/entertainmentlife/20190129/art-exhibits-works-by-stephanie-spyker-joe-karlovec-austin-turner-and-mike-mentz-at-akrons-harris-stanton-gallery
“Four Emerging Artists Featured in Harris-Stanton Gallery Akron’s New Directions Show”, Cool Cleveland, January 10, 2019, https://coolcleveland.com/2019/01/four-emerging-artists-featured-harris-stanton-gallery-akrons-new-directions-show/
2015
“The Most Instagrammed Places in America”, TIME, December 2, 2015, https://time.com/2015-most-popular-us-landmarks-instagram/
Teaching Experience
2020
Instructor of Record, Introduction to Film Photography, OU, Athens, Ohio
2019
Teaching  Assistant, Advanced Photography, OU, Athens, Ohio
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Film Photography, OU, Athens, Ohio
Related Experience
2019
Program Ambassador, Photography + Integrated Media Program, OU, Athens, Ohio
Cyanotype Workshop, Experience the Arts Day, OU, Athens, Ohio
Kids Tent Volunteer, Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
Cyanotype Demonstration, Foundations Course- Description, OU, Athens, Ohio
2018
President, Folk Photo Association, UA, Akron, Ohio
Secretary, Akron Print Enthusiasts, UA, Akron, Ohio
2017
Photography Representative, Fall Portfolio Review Day, UA, Akron, Ohio
Events Coordinator, Folk Photo Association, UA, Akron, Ohio
Photography Representative, Summer Visit Day, UA, Akron, Ohio
Guest Speaker, Springfield Middle School, Springfield, Ohio
Photography Representative, Spring Portfolio Review Day, UA, Akron, Ohio
2016
Printmaking Representative, Fall Visit Day, UA, Akron, Ohio
Intaglio Workshop, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Photography Representative, Summer Visit Day, UA, Akron, Ohio
Photography Representative, Spring Visit Day, UA, Akron, Ohio