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Achievements and Experience

Through many years of hard work and dedication, I’ve established a strong career in this industry. Each role has been a dynamic endeavour, providing me with an opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. I’m always looking for new projects and partners to collaborate with, so get in touch if you’d like to connect.



2012 BFA with a Major in Sculpture, University of Toledo, Department of Art Toledo, Ohio

2015 MFA with a Masters in 3D Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Professional Activities in Art

2018 - Present - Curator/Director, Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Elmore, OH

2016 - Present - Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo, Toledo OH (courses taught: Advanced Sculpture,                                       Installation, Intro to Sculpture, 3D Foundations, 2D Foundations, F.A.S.T.(Fundamentals of Art                               Studio Technology)

2001 - Present - LaBay Designs, Owner Operator

2015 - 2016     - Adjunct Professor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (courses taught: Intro                                 to 3D Foundations, 4D)

2014 - 2015      - Instructor of record, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (courses taught:                                       Modeling and Mold Making, Intro to 3D Foundations)

2013 - 2015     - Graduate Assistant in the sculpture and ceramic studio, Bowling Green State University,                                           Bowling Green, OH

2013 - 2014      - Sculpture Teacher, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (creating sculptural art projects that                                     make use of the museum collection, Classroom instruction.)

2012 - 2014      - 3D Studio Technical Assistant, University of Toledo Department of Art, Toledo, OH (maintain                                   all tools and equipment, order supplies, studio safety, assist students.)

2012 - 2014      - Gallery Assistant, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH

2012                - Assisted in Bronze Casting of Tom Otterness's sculpture

2008 - 2012       - Sculpture Student Assistant, University of Toledo, Department of Art, Toledo OH

Selected Exhibition List

2024 Solo Show, Owens Gallery, Oregon, OH 

2022 Ply-Memories, Solo Show, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

2022 Faculty Exhibition, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH Group Show

2021 Black Arts Coalition, Owens Gallery, Oregon, OH Invitational

2020 Neon Heater, Invitational, Online Exhibition

2019 Faculty Exhibition, university of Toledo

2018 All Together Now, Rachelle Evanoff's Fine Art Gallery, Toledo, OH Solo Show

2018 Presidential Collection, President of the University of Toledo's Home, Toledo, OH

2018 Interactive, Momentum, Toledo Arts Commission, Toledo, OH, Grant Awarded , Juried Exhinition

2017 Presidential Collection, President of the University of Toledo 's Home, Toledo, OH

2017 MILESTONES: Dorthy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, OH, Invitational

2016 Confluence, Dublin Arts Council Gallery, Dublin, OH Invitational

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dorthy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, OH

2014 Ology Extended, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH, Invitational

2013 Cocoon, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH, Solo Exhibition

2012 Contextual, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Kentucky, Juried

2011 South of The Border, Mary grove College, Detroit, MI, Invitational

2011 Catherine Eberly Center, Toledo, Oh, Juried

2011 Reclaiming Toledo, Secor Galleries, Toledo, OH, Juried

2010 Rock Star Posters, Toledo Museum of Art, Invitational

Selected Awards/Grants/Commissions

2023 Imagination Station, Toledo, OH, Commission

2022 ReClaim, Youth Arts Alliance, Ann Arbor, MI, Commission

2022 Women of Toledo, Girls Hub, Commission

2019 Youth Arts Alliance, Toledo, OH, Commission

2018 Toledo Arts Commission, Interactive Public Ar,Grant

2014 Dublin Arts Council, Commission

2012 Outstading Student Award in the Coleege of Visual and Performing Arts,

2012 Toledo Museum of Art Merit Award

2011 Children's Intensive Care Unit, Sylvaina,OH, Commission

2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant Creative Activity Project, Grant


Manage, Operate and Instruct power tools, CNC Router, Plotter, Laser Engraver, 3D Printing, Mold Making, Metal Casting, Welding, Fabricating, Painting and Drawing techniques, Stone Carving, Book Binding, Paper Making, Screen Printing, Photoshop, Rhino, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, Sewing, Clothing design, Pattern making, Adobe Illustrator, Etching, Operating a printing press, Chemistry for developing photos and processing film, Operating a kiln, Making Clay, Sign making, Framing, Curatorial Duties, Designing and Hanging Exhibitions, Superior Attention to Detail, Grant Writing, Packaging and Shipping of Artwork, Great Passion for Artifacts, Researching and Writing Skills, Creating Presentations and Works well in groups.

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