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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

Twist-Ties, Weld House Gallery, Athens, Ohio

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

2020

Original Works Grant, OU, Athens, Ohio

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

“The 2019 Family Exhibition, Part 3”, Lenscratch, November 28, 2019. http://lenscratch.com/2019/11/the-2019-family-exhibition-part-3/?fbclid=IwAR1Ppo3dtvSX2TCdFLxQpPuxWYAASdErn7nQidkMT-ety0NRCKwjPSU4Urw

“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, Film Photography, OU, Athens, Ohio

Teaching Assistant, Black and White Photography, Athens Photo Project, Athens, Ohio

2019

Teaching  Assistant, Advanced Photography, OU, Athens, Ohio

Teaching Assistant, 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