Education

2013—2015
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Masters of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment

 

2011—2012
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment

 

2006—2010
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts 
Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Sculpture + Extended Media

 

Awards

2019

Mythology Section Award, World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

2018

Dame Suzie Moncrieff Award, World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

Metro Theme Award, ManneqART 2018 Sculptural Artworks Competition—Baltimore, MD

Bra Art Competition, ManneqART 2018 Sculptural Artworks CompetitionBaltimore, MD

2017

Supreme Award Runner-Up, World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

Sustainability Award, World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

Audience Winner, Her Universe Fashion Show—San Diego, CA

Grand Prize, Death and Dying, Wearable Art Fashion Show, Expo 216—Wilmington, NC

 

2015

Grand Prize, Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA

Millinery Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

MFA Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

 

2014

Graduate Travel Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL
Travel Grant, The Italian Cultural Foundation—Chicago, IL 
IES Study Abroad International Film Festival Finalist 

 

2013

World Less Traveled Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

New Artist Society Scholar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

 

2012

John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

 

2011

The Walk Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

 

2009

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship—Richmond, VA
Undergraduate Research Grant—Virginia Commonwealth University

 

2008

Undergraduate Research Grant—Virginia Commonwealth University
Winner, Florida Tomatoes Art Contest
Grand Prize, Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA
Dean's Scholarship—Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate Research Travel Grant—Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

 

2007

Best in Show, Wearable Arts Fashion Show—Richmond VA

Juried Exhibitions 

2019

World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

D23 Mousequerade, D23 Expo—Los Angeles, CA

2018

World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

Singapore Night Festival, National Design Centre— Singapore

ManneqART 2018 Sculptural Artworks Competition—Baltimore, MD

Trash Fashion Show—Denver, CO

2017

World of Wearable ArtWellington, NZ

Death and Dying, Wearable Art Fashion Show, Expo 216—Wilmington, NC

Her Universe Fashion Show, San Diego Comic Con—San Diego, CA 

Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center—Palos Verdes, CA 

2016 

Her Universe Fashion Show, San Diego Comic Con—San Diego, CA 

2015 

Uncommon Thread: Epilogue, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA

Swarovski 120th Anniversary Showcase—New York City, NY


2014
World of Wearable Art, Wearable Art Fashion ShowWellington, NZ
Her Universe Fashion Show, San Diego Comic Con—San Diego, CA 

 

2012

BHART#01, International Arts Festival—Anterwp, Belgium
The Woven Word—Turnhout, Belgium
Trashion, Wearable Art Gallery Show—Chicago, IL


2011

Project Better Gown, Hospital Gown Redesign Competition—Minneaoplis, MN
Uncommon Thread: Transmogrify, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA


2009

World of Wearable Art, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Wellington, NZ

Uncommon Thread: Cryptozoology, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA 


2008

Florida Tomatoes, traveling art exhibition—Maine to Florida
Wearable Art Exhibition, Louisiana State Museum—Baton Rouge, LA
Uncommon Thread: FORCE, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Baton Rouge, LA
VCUArts Commencement Ceremony—Richmond, VA
Wearable Art: Illuminated Fashion Show—Richmond, VA
SEAMLESS: Computational Couture, Fashion Show: Show Opener—Boston, MA


2007

The X-Factor, Wearable Art Fashion Show—Richmond, VA
Worn Again, Fashion Show—Richmond, VA

Selected Exhibitions

2020

Port Townsend Wearable Art Online Mask Exhibit—Port Townsend, WA/International

2019

Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices, The MAC—Dallas, TX

Fall-A-Faire, Nick Cave's FACILITY—Chicago, IL

BLINK Cincinnati, Light Based Art Festival—Cincinnati, OH

Archive as Action, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnati, OH

Rhinestone Cowboy, Performance Arcade—Wellington, NZ

2018

World of WearableArt Awards Show Exhibition, TSB Bank Arena in WellingtonWellington, NZ

2018 World of WearableArt Exhibition, National WOW Museum—Nelson, NZ

Living Architecture: Rhinestone Cowboy with ATOM-r, costumes, 6018 North, 606 Trail—Chicago, IL

Digital Forensic: Performing Gender Fluid Spectacles, costumes for ATOM-r, Victoria and Albert Museum—London, UK

BEAUTIFUL HOLY JEWEL HOME OF THE ORIGINAL RHINESTONE COWBOY, costumes for ATOM-r, Marlborough Theater—Brighton, UK

Kjell Theory, Chisenhale Dance Space, costumes for ATOM-r—London, UK

2017

Six Worlds of WOW, National WOW Museum—Nelson, NZ

Kjell Theory, costumes for ATOM-r, Graham Foundation—Chicago, IL

Kjell Theory, costumes for ATOM-r, Museum of Surgical Science—Chicago, IL

 

2016

Lumenocity, Light Festival—Cincinnati, OH

#cautionmaybehot—Oakland, CA

 

2015

Coordinates Graduate Design Show, 38 Wabash Gallery—Chicago, IL

Wallflower, Sage Galleries—Chicago, IL

 

2014

Colors in Fashion, ICLAB—Florence, Italy

Three Expressions of Self, Sage Galleries—Chicago, IL

IES Study Abroad Film Festival, Finalist—Chicago, IL

Prepped, Usable Space--Milwaukee, WI

 

2013

FRSTYRGRD, Sage Galleries—Chicago, IL

 

2010

EcoChic: Recycled Fashion Show—Richmond, VA

VCUArts Commencement Ceremony—Richmond, VA

 

Design Commissions

2019

BLINK Light Festival, Cincinnati—create a series of light-up, sculptural costumes for the light festival

UNIQLO—serve as stylist for photoshoot combining recycled UNIQLO garments with pieces from rising SAIC fashion designers

Pivot Arts—custom recycled trash costumes for theater company, performed for “A Persephone Pageant”

ATOM-r—custom costumes for Chicago performance collective ATOM-r, ongoing collaboration

Ikram—custom embroidery, embellishment, and beadwork for luxury boutique, ongoing collaboration

2018

Disney + Hot Topic + Her Universe—designed a fashion collection inspired by the Disney Princesses, released Summer 2018

 

2017

Walkabout Theater—custom costumes for theater company, performed for “A Persephone Pageant”

Hedwig Dances—custom costumes for theater company, performed for “Parting Shadows” and “Four Strong Winds”

2016

City of Cincinnati—ten custom, light-up, sculptural costumes for the light festival “Lumenocity”

Yellowhaus Studio—custom transforming costumes for a music video for singer Olivia Sebastianelli

2015

Virgin Hotels—designed custom uniforms under the direction of artist Nick Cave

Swarovski—designed custom chandelier for the Billy Reid store under the direction of artist Nick Cave

Artist Lectures

2019

Teaching Artist, ArtWorks/BLINK Cincinnati—Cincinnati, OH

Visiting Artist Lecture, Virginia Center for Creative Arts/ James Madison University—Auvillar, FR

Visiting Artist Lecture, The Art Academy of Cincinnati—Cincinnati, OH

Invited Artist, The Art of Innovation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

2018

Visiting Artist Lecture, James Madison University—Harrisonburg, VA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Virginia Center for Creative Arts/ James Madison University—Auvillar, FR

Visiting Artist Lecture, Sophomore Design Class, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

Panelist, Her Universe Fashion Show Update Panel, WonderCon—Los Angeles, CA

Panelist, Digital Forensic: Performing Gender Fluid Spectacles, Victoria and Albert Museum—London, UK

Panelist, BEAUTIFUL HOLY JEWEL HOME OF THE ORIGINAL RHINESTONE COWBOY, Marlborough Theater—Brighton, UK

2017

Visiting Artist Lecture, Senior Design Class, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist Lecture, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Design Class, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Chicago, IL

Press

2019

The Dallas Morning NewsThe MAC’s visually rich ‘Cosmic to Corporeal’ explores sexuality, identity, November 2019

Cincinnati Business Courier, These are the interactive installations for Blink 2019: PHOTOS, October 2019

The Dominion Post, Simply Spectacular, September 2019

Stuff.co.nzWOW gears up for another successful season in the capital, September 2019

World of Wearable ArtGrace DuVal: Up-Cycling Materials, May 2019

2018

Mazda ZoomZoom Magazine, The WOW Factor, Fall/Winter 2018 Issue

Paper MagazineMeet Vogds: The Chicago DIY Pop Star Making Radical Music, October 2018

The Atlantic, Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition, September 2018

World of Wearable ArtThe 2018 WOW Award Winners, September 2018

LucireNatasha English and Tatyanna Meharry pick up their second World of Wearable Art Supreme Award, September 2018

The Adelaide ReviewA Thread Runs Through It: The wearable art movement, September 2018

Elite DailyHot Topic's Disney Princess Collection Means Year-Round Costumes, July 2018

BustleWhat's In Hot Topic's Destination Disney Collection? It's A Modern Twist To Your Favorite Princess Looks, July 2018

Bleeding CoolHer Universe Launches Disney Princess Line – There’s a HeiHei Purse, July 2018

Laughing Place, Her Universe Debuts Destination Disney Princess Inspired Collections, July 2018

Orange County RegisterComic-Con 2018: New Disney princess line to debut from Claremont, OC Her Universe winners, July 2018

Inside the MagicNew Destination Disney collection from Her Universe available now at Hot Topic, July 2018

HelloGiggles, The latest Her Universe collection for Hot Topic is all about modern takes on our favorite Disney Princesses, March 2018

Textile Fibre Forum Issue #129, WearableArt 2017, March 2018

 

2017

World of Wearable ArtThe 2017 WOW Award Winners, September 2017

World of WearableArt, Collide, 2017

Lucire, Rinaldy Yunardi wins top honours at World of Wearable Art Awards with Encapsulate, September 2017

News Hub, World of WearableArt Awards: The winners for 2017, September 2017

Stuff.co.nz, World of WearableArt opening: Get in touch with your wild side, September 2017

Rolling Stone, 25 Best Things We Saw at 201 San Diego Comic Con, July 2017

Bustle, Why Geek Couture is a Movement That Every Woman Should Get Behind, July 2017

Orange County Register, Comic Con Fashion Show Winners Will Design New Disney Princess Fashions for Her Universe, Hot Topic, July 2017

Houston Press, Her Universe Fashion Show Reveals New Fandom-Inspired Designs at San Diego Comic Con, July 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion 2017, May 2017

 

2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion 2016, May 2016

Arts Thread, SAIC Fashion 2016, May 2016

WCPO Cincinnati, British Singer Olivia Sebastianelli comes here to record videos with Yellowhaus, February 2016

 

2015

Uncommon Thread, Grace DuVal 2015 Winner, October 2015

Crystal Blog, Causing a Commotion for 120 Years, March 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion 2015, May 2015

 

2014

World of WearableArt, World of WearableArt 2014, September 2014

2011

Jezebel, How To Make Your Own Joan Of Arc Armor Using Bike Tire Tubes, November 2011

2008

Bostonist, Bostonist Fashion: Seamless Fashion Show Review, February 2008

Daily Candy Boston, Beauty and the Geek, January 2008

Concord Academy, CA Students and Teachers Attend Fusion Fashion Show, February 2008

 

2007

V Magazine, The X, December 2007

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