2014                   MFA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

2009                   Post-bac Studies, Glass Forming & Sculpture, Emporia State University, Emporia KS

2001 BFA, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg KS

Selected Exhibitions


Threshold, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City MO


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


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


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

Residencies & Fellowships

2019                   Artist Inc. Fellow, Kansas City MO

2018                   Penland Winter Residency, Penland NC

2017                   Penland Winter Residency, Penland NC

2014                   Core Retreat Residency, Penland NC

2009-11             Penland Core Fellowship, Penland NC

Grants & Awards

2013                   Writing Assistantship- Teaching Assistant to Sharona Muir, Penland NC

2012                   Marion Hamlet Award- Scholarship for Haystack, New Bedford MA

                           Graduate Assistantship- Letterpress Technician, New Bedford MA

2011                   Graduate Assistantship- Jewelry/Metals Technician, New Bedford MA

Related Professional 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 Cornices, Colonial Fox Theatre, Pittsburg KS

                           Curatorial Assistant, Holding the Line, New Bedford MA

                           Preparator, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford MA

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

Teacher of Record, 3D Design in Metals, New Bedford MA

Selected Press

2019                   Ross, Lauren. I><YOU><WE: Same Same Only Different. Visual Arts Center of Richmond. 2019. Exhibition Catalog.

2018                   Promotional Video. I><YOU><WE. Interview with Jason Sudak for ENGAGE Series. Dec.12, 2018. Vimeo.

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

Faus, José. “Jessica Heikes”. The Kansas City Collection V Catalog. p.22-24. 2018.

2013                   That Night. 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark Crafts Publication, p.271.

2012                   Adrift. Penland Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2011. Cover.


The Kansas City Collection V, Kansas City MO     

Public Collections, Star Store, New Bedford MA

Public Collections, Penland School of Craft, Penland NC

Private Collection, Brasstown NC