2011-2014 MFA—Artisanry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth MA

2007-2009 Post Baccalaureate Studies, Glass Forming and Sculpture, Emporia State University, Emporia KS

1998-2001 BFA—Visual Arts, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg KS

Selected Exhibitions


I><YOU><WE, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond VA

2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City MO

Kansas City Collection, Populous, Kansas City MO

Run Riot, Plug Projects, Kansas City MO


Erosion, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings NE


What are you thinking?, UMass Dartmouth Gallery, Dartmouth MA

Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston MA

Laying it down, artspace Gallery, Richmond VA

Master’s Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, UMass Dartmouth MA


Fragments, Gallery 244, New Bedford MA

Bury, Greenplum Collaboratory, Spruce Pine NC

Delicate Impact, Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford MA

Metal, LIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill NC

That Elusive Feeling, artspace, Richmond VA


48 Hours, Gallery 244, New Bedford MA

Release, React, Result, ArtWorks!, New Bedford MA

Deliberate, Gallery 244, New Bedford MA


For Your Consideration, Gallery 244, New Bedford MA

Papier Machete, Gallery 5, Richmond VA


Via Penland, Rebus Works, Raleigh NC

Core Show, Penland Gallery, Penland NC


Shoestring Artist Collective, SAS Art Gallery, Sewanee TN

Core Show, Gorelick Hall, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

Scholarships & Awards

2017 Penland Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts

2014 Curatorial Assistantship, Charlotte Hamlin, UMass Dartmouth

2013 Writing Assistantship, Sharona Muir’s Teaching Asst., Penland School of Crafts

2013 Artist Assistantship, John Grade, Kohler Artist in Residence, Sheboygan WI

2012 Marion Hamlet Award- Artisanry Department, UMass Dartmouth

2012 Summer Assistantship- Jewelry/Metals Technician, UMass Dartmouth

2009-11 Penland Core Fellowship- Penland School of Crafts

Relative Work Experience

2015-current Fabrication Team, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City MO

2015 Preparator, Freelance, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

2014 Restoration Artist, Plaster Cornice, Colonial Fox Theatre, Pittsburg KS

2014 Preparator, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford MA

2013 Interim Services Manager, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

2012 President, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth

2012 Logistics Manager, Alloy, student-organized symposium, UMass Dartmouth



Faus, José. Jessica Heikes. The Kansas City Collection Catalog, 2018

Newton, Karen. Three artists challenge each other to create something new at VisArts. Style Weekly, Dec. 4 2018.


On display: ‘Erosion’ portrays women’s roles, steel artistry. (2017, Nov. 9). The Grand Island Independent.


That Night, 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark Crafts Publication, p.271


Adrift, Penland Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2011, Cover


2014 What she wanted, what she got, Public Collections, UMass Dartmouth

2011 Adrift, Public Collections, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

2009 40 Fatherly Memories, Private Collection, Spruce Pine NC