EDUCATION

M.F.A. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL : painting & drawing

B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA : painting & drawing (& photo)
     (study abroad) Temple University Rome, Italy

pre-BFA: Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA-: Business Administration & Art

EXHIBITIONS

2017 CHEESE PORTRAITS, solo exhibition
-St Supery Estate Vinyards and Wineery, Napa, CA

2016 BAKED GOODS, group exhibtion
-University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

2016 CHOW, group exhibition
-LABspace gallery, Hillsdale, NY

2015 CITY BITES, two-person show
-Griesing Law LLC, Philadelphia, PA

2014 CHEF PLATES: THE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION, solo exhibition
-The JBH Greenhouse Gallery, The James Beard Foundation, NY, NY

2013 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE MEAL, solo exhibition
-250 Metropolitan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013 AQUA 13 - Art Miami, Projects Gallery
-Miami, FL

2013 ART TORONTO, Projects Gallery
-Toronto, ON

2013 FOOD FOR THOUGHT, Group exhibition
-Univercity of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2013 HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR, Projects Gallery
-Houston, TX

2013 SUMMERTIME, Group exhibition
-Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2013 STUDIO INTERVIEW & FEATURED WORK, Food Network Magazine
-New York, NY

2013  STUDIO INVTERVIEW, Der Feinschmecker Magazine
-Berlin, Germany

2013 INTERVIEW, Miss Cheesemonger
-website : misscheesemonger.com

2012 CANDY, Group Exhibition
-Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2012 FEATURED WORK, Cheese Connoisseur Magazine, Winter issue
-Boca Raton, FL

2012 FEATUED COMMISSIONED WORK, Cooking LIght Magazine (November 2012)
-New York, NY

2012 YUMILICIOUS, Group Exhibition
-Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2012 INTERVIEW & ART FEATURED, Esquire Magazine, Spain (September 2012)
-Madrid, Spain

2012 STUDIO INTERVIEW & ART FEATURED, New York Times (4/18/12 publication)
-New York, NY

2012 WELCOME BACK, invitational group exhibition
-Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 WEDGE + FIG: cheese portrait print exhibition + sale
-wedge + fig shop, Old City, Philadelphia, PA

2011 CULTURE MAGAZINE (publication) CHEESE PORTRAITS - photo essay and text

2011 RADIUS 250, Juried Exhibition
-ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011 FROMAGE HOMAGE: CHEESE PORTRAITS - Solo exhibition
-Cakespy, Bluebottleart Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011 FOODIE SHOW- Solo exhibition
-Nice Things Handmade, Philadelphia, PA

2010 SWEET & SAVORY -PAINTINGS BY MIKE GENO, Solo exhibition
-Cakespy, Bluebottleart Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009 THE BACON SHOW, Group exhibition
-Mew Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009 GIGANTIC, Group exhibition
-Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009 YUMMY!, Group exhibition
-Matchbox Gallery, Junctionview Studios, Grandveiw Heights, OH

2009 Control_Shift_Option: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition
Centre for the Living Arts, Space 301, Mobile, AL

2009 Readymade: Objects in the American Landscape
-Moore College Galleries at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009 MEAT & SUGAR, 2 person exhibition
-Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2008 GIGANTIC, Group exhibition
-Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, P

2008 ANNUAL NEW TALENT SHOW, Group exhibition
-Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 PLACE/DISPLACE, Group exhibition
-Humanities Center Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA

2007 GIGANTIC, Group exhibition
-Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007 SOCK & AWE, Group exhibition
-Mew Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007 FACULTY TIENNIAL EXHIBITION
-Moore College of Art and Design

2007  ART OF THE CITY, Art in City Hall
- City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2007 SUBURBIA -REDEFINED: Intersections of Urban and Rural
-Towson ARTS Collective,Towson, MD

2007 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP SOCK MONKEYS:- The Art, History and Business of the American Sock Monkey (Hardcover)

2006 BLACK & WHITE, Group exhibition
--Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 MEATSTORE, Curated exhibition installation
-gallerythe, Brooklyn, NY

2006 P-500, 4 person exhibition using Polaroid P-500 format
-Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2006  Appropriately:Exploring Humor, Curated exhibition
Union Gallery, University of Maryland, MD

2005 (un)KONVENTIONAL KITSCH! , Curated edhibition
-MAP:maryland art place, Baltimore, MD

2005   FUNCTIONAL FORMS, Group exhibition
-Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005 TOOLS, Solo Drawing Exhibition
-Commons Art Galleries, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

2005 THE FOOD SHOW: POLITICS, PLEASURE & PAIN, invitational group exhibition
-New Mexico State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM

2005-2006  15 PORTRAITS, Moore Faculty Exhibition/Installation
-Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
-Moore College of Art and Design (lobby area), Philadelphia, PA

2005   RADIUS 250, Juried Group Exhibition (curated by John Ravenal)
-ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2005   142nd ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL OIL PAINTINGS, Juried Group Exhibition
-The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2004  GO, Group Exhibition
-California State University, Long Beach, CA

2004   LOCAL MOTIVES, Group Exhibition
Middle Tennesee University, Murphreesboro, TN

2004 MENTORS + MODELS, Group Exhbition
Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004 FACULTY EXHIBITION
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2004 STILL: contemporary still life collections, Solo exhibition
Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Alabama

2004   DAY JOB: WORK INFLUENCING WORK, group exhibition
The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY

2003 MINI PRINT, Group Print Exhibition, Graduate Association of Painters & Printmakers
Vergette Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2003 RECENT WORK, Solo Exhibition
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2003 PRODUCT: COMMENTS ON CONSUMER CULTURE, International Juried Exhibition
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc., Athens, GA

2003 CRAMER'S COLORFORCE, Group Exhbition
The Optimistic Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003 PET PORTRAIT PROJECT, solo exhibition
Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002 FOOD CHAIN, International Juried Group Print Exhibition
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Sommerville, NJ

2002 15 ARTISTS, International Juried Group Show
Project Green/ Ellevenbulls Magazine, Brooklyn, NY

2002 ALL SMALL, National Juried Group Exhibition
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002 ART OF THE STATE: PENNSYLVANIA -2002, Regional Juried Exhibition
Susquehanna Art Museum, PA

2002 MINI PRINT 8, Group Print Exhibition, Graduate Association of Painters & Printmakers
Vergette Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2002 PULP, Traveling Group Exhibition
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
West Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University City Arts League
Winter Session 1 & 2 Intro to still life paitning: Adult education

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Fall 2015 Introduction to Visual Language, Painting (2 sections)
Spring 2015 Introduction to Visual Language, Painting (2 sections)
Fall 2014 Introduction to Visual Language, Painting (2 sections)
Spring 2014 Introduction to Visual Language, Painting

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2013 Foundation 3D Design, Color Theory, Foundation Drawing 1
Fall 2012 Foundation Drawing 1, Foundation (2D) Design 1,
Spring 2012 Foundation Drawing2, Foundation 3D Design, Color theory, Drawing 1 (fine arts)
Fall 2011 Foundation Drawing (2 sections),, Basic 2D Design,
Spring 2011 Painting II, Foundation 3D design, Color Thoery (2 sections)
Fall 2010 Painting I, Foundation Drawing, Foundation 2D Design
Summer 2010 Color theory, Intro to Painting (SADI)
Spring 2010 Foundation 3D Design (2 sections), Color Theory (2 sections)
Fall 2009 Basic 2D Design (2 sections), Life Drawing
Summer 2009 Color Theory
Spring 2009 Foundation 3D Design, Color Theory (2 sections)
Fall 2008 Basic Drawing, Basic 2D Design, Color Theory, Drawing 1 (fine arts)
Summer 2008 Color Theory
Spring 2008 Color Theory (2 sections), Basic 3D Design
Fall 2007 Basic 2D Design, Color Theory
Summer 2007 Color Theory
Spring 2007 Color Theory (2 sections), Basic 3D Design
Fall 2006  Life Drawing, Color Theory , Basic 2D Design
Summer 2006 Basic 3D Design
Spring 2006 Color Theory (2 sections), Basic 2D Design
Fall 2005 Life Drawing, Drawing I, Computer Applications (2 sections), Color Theory
Summer 2005 Basic Drawing II, Color Theory
Spring 2005 Basic Drawing, Color Theory (2 sections)
Summer 2004 Color Theory II
Summer 2004 Color Theory, continuing education program
Spring 2004 Color Theory I, Color Theory II (3 sections)
Fall 2003 Color Theory I (2 sections), Computer Applications (2 sections)
Spring 2003 Color Theory I & II, First Year Seminar
Fall 2002 Computer Applications

The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Winter 2010 Color Theory
Fall 2009 Color Theory
Fall 2007 Fundamentals of Design, Color theory
Fall 2006 Color Theory
Winter 2006 Color Theory
Fall 2005 Fundamentals of 2D Design (2 sections)
Winter 2005 Fundamentals of 2D Design (for photo majors), Color Theory
Fall 2004 Fundamentals of 2D Design (3 sections)
Fall 2004 Fundamentals of Drawing
Winter 2003 Fundamentals of 2D Design
Winter 2003 Fundamentals of Drawing
Fall 2002 Fundamentals of Drawing

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2005 Introduction to Drawing 2
Fall 2004 Introduction to Drawing
Summer 2004 Introduction to Painting, Drawing (college prep)
Spring 2004 Introduction to Drawing (2 sections)
Fall 2003 Introduction to Drawing (2 sections)

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Spring 2003 Painting for all levels
Fall 2002 Beginning & Intermediate Painting
Summer 2002 Drawing with Pastels
Summer 2002 Portraiture (painting/mixed media)

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Summer 2002 Beginning Drawing 3 sections
Summer 2002 Sketchbook Excursions (painting/drawing)
Spring 2002 Drawing with pastels

Burlington County College, Burlington, NJ:
Fall 2001 Introduction to 2D Design
Fall 2001 Introduction to Art (two sections)

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
(Graduate Assistant / Instructor of Record)
Spring 2001 Drawing II
Fall 2000 Drawing I
Spring 2000 Drawing II
Spring 2000 Saturday morning workshops (bookbinding)
Fall 1999 Intro. To 2D Design
Spring 1999 Drawing II
Fall 1998 Drawing I, Intro. To 2D Design

Union County Community College, Union County, NJ
Spring 1999 Mural Painting Workshop, Teen Arts Festival

High Wire Artists Inc., Cooperative Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997- 1998 Vice President: Community outreach, recruitment and public relations

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Spring 1999 Assistant to Foundations Program Coordinator, Dawn Gavin

Spring 1999- 2001 Research Assistantship: Coordinate and organize all aspects of The Rickert-Ziebold Trust Fund Competition
and assistant to the Committee Chair, Erin Palmer.

1999-2000 Co-President, Graduate Association of Painters & Printmakers

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2003 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Full Fellowship Grant

1998-2000 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Full Tuition Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship

1998 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Fellowship Grant

COLLECTIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

The Drawing Center, Slide Registry
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs, Slide Registry
330 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Jerusalem Venture Partners, Permanent Collection
41 Madison Ave, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Libertae Women‘s Shelter, Permanent Collection
Bensalem, PA

Reading Anthracite Co., Permanent Collection
Pottsville, PA

Temple University, Permanent Collection
Humanities Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA