…with select honours and creative highlights


Bachelor of Arts
Studio Arts
History of Art and Architecture
(double major)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
August 1995
Cumulative GPA 3.9/4.0

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Department Honours
  • Studio Arts Award: highest award to a graduating senior


art education also includes elective or post-graduate classes and workshops at: Alberta University of the Arts;
Mount Royal University; Carnegie Mellon University;
University of Illinois; Merrimack College


Bachelor of Arts

Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA
December 1989
Cumulative GPA 3.6/4.0

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • First Place Winner: Merrimack College Essay Contest
  • multiple academic scholarships


Piano Major
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
August 1985 – May 1987

  • Smith Scholarship: Full four-year music scholarship,
    won via competition, for piano performance
  • soprano, University of Illinois Chorus, by audition

  • Inaugural winner of the Outstanding English Student Award
    for the class of 1985 (@350 students)
    Centennial High School, Champaign, IL
  • four acting awards for leads and character roles
    four plays and musicals 
    Centennial High School, Champaign, IL
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp/program in piano
    Interlochen, MI
    June-August 1984

paintings, mixed media, photography