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EDUCATION
Columbia College Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography & Minor in Art History 2013
Graduated with Honors, Cumulative GPA – 3.9                

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jeff Sciortino Photography - Chicago, Illinois (12/2016-Present)
Studio Manager & In-House Producer
Duties include: managing studio finances, writing estimates/invoices, working with clients, scheduling photoshoots, and hiring crew.

Sasha Andruz Photography – Illinois (08/2006-Present)
Fine Art & Freelance Photographer (www.sashaandruz.com)
Previous work includes: fine art, wedding, band/musician, business, family, and personal photography.  Currently specializing in fine art photography. Partners and clients available upon request.

Lindsay Gallup Photography – Chicago, Illinois (11/2014‐12/2016)
Studio Manager
Duties included: organizing the Lightroom catalog, keeping track of studio expenses, updating portfolios/social media outlets, marketing, prop research, and other general studio assistance. 

Larry Snider Photography – Chicago, Illinois (05/2013‐12/2016)
Studio Assistant

Duties included: organizing artwork, editing photographs, printing, writing proposals, various research, matting, framing, and other general studio assistance.

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary – Chicago, Illinois (03/2014‐11/2014 & 03/2016-10/2016)
Gallery Assistant
Duties included: selling artwork, speaking to guests, assisting with events, taking inventory, framing/shipping artwork, and helping with the day-to-day operation of the gallery.

Maxine Snider Inc. – Chicago, Illinois (05/2013‐02/2015)
Photographer & Office Assistant

Duties included: photographing furniture, sending promotional mailers, creating catalogs, updating the mailing list, and other general office assistance. 

The Project Room Gallery – Chicago, Illinois (05/2013‐12/2013)
Special Projects Assistant (Volunteer Position)

Some previous projects include: creating promotional materials for the gallery and writing press releases.

Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago, Illinois (09/2012-05/2013)
Art Preparator
Duties included: matting, framing, handling, packaging and installing artwork, as well as digitally archiving (photographing artwork and editing images) new acquisitions, organizing collection files, writing condition reports, fixing and repainting walls, selling books and prints, working as security at the front desk, answering phone calls, and assisting guests.

John Opera Photography – Chicago, Illinois (05/2012-05/2013)
Intern (05/2012-09/2012) and Assi­­­­­stant (09/2012-05/2013)
Duties included: sizing and coating materials with photographic emulsion, printing cyanotypes, and other general studio assistance. 

Perspective Group and Photography Gallery – Evanston, Illinois (09/2012-12/2012)
Gallery Intern
Aided with curation, installation, and gallery receptions.  Staffed the gallery once a week, greeting guests, answering questions, and cleaning the gallery.

Columbia College Chicago Darkroom– Chicago, Illinois (09/2010-09/2012)
Darkroom Employee and Teacher’s Assistant

Responsibilities included: check­ing out equipment to students, mixing and cleaning chemistry, keeping the darkroom clean and organized, helping students with photo-related questions, and assisting an Experimental Photographic Techniques class with photographer Allison Carey.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Software and photographic processes
Familiar with: Apple and PC computers, Epson printers/scanners, Adobe Programs (Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Also experienced with black and white film processing, silver gelatin darkroom printing, experimental and 19th century printing processes, studio lighting (hot lights and strobe lights), basic web coding (html and CSS), and 3D photographic processes.

Language
Fluent in English; understand and speak Russian, as well as some conversational Spanish and French.

GRANTS/AWARDS

RAW Artists Chicago Photographer of the Year (2013)
Albert P. Weisman Completion Grant (2013)
Columbia College Chicago Achievement Award (2009-2013)

SELECTED & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Observatory Gallery, "Constructed" (2015)
artKudos International Juried Art Online Exhibition (2015)
Degenerate Art Gallery, "DIPTYCH" - Chicago, IL (2015)
Art Soiree & Benefit for Rett's Disorder - Northbrook, IL (2015)
Woman Made Gallery, "New Visions" 23rd Annual Gala - Chicago, IL (2015)
Degenerate Art Gallery, "Red & Cyan" - Chicago, IL (2015)
Holidazed (a fundraising event sponsored by Echoes of Chicago) - Chicago, IL (2014)
APA 2nd Annual Artist's Perspective Exhibition - Chicago, IL (2014)
Art Soiree & Benefit for Rett's Disorder - Northbrook, IL (2014)
Center for Fine Art Photography, "Black & White" - Fort Collins, CO (2014)
Woman Made Gallery, "Mutations of Otherness" - Chicago, IL (2014)
5th Annual RAWards Semi-Finals Showcase - Chicago, IL (2013)
Art Works: Justice, Advocacy, and Art (sponsored by ADL) - Chicago, IL (2013)
Albert P. Weisman Exhibition – Chicago, IL (2013)
En Masse RAW Artist Showcase – Chicago, IL (2013)
Columbia College Manifest BA+BFA Photography Exhibition – Chicago, IL (2013)
Perspective Gallery LENS 2013 Exhibition – Evanston, IL (2013)
Happy Birthday, Chicago! (a fundraising event sponsored by Echoes of Chicago) - Chicago, IL (2013)
Perspective Gallery, February Exhibition – Evanston, IL (2013)
Resolutions (a fundraising event sponsored by Echoes of Chicago) - Chicago, IL (2013)
64th Annual Stereo Photography Lighthouse Exhibition – Wheaton & Glenview, IL (2012)
Where the Heart Is (a fundraising event sponsored by Echoes of Chicago) - Chicago, IL (2012)
Perspective Gallery LENS 2011 Exhibition – Evanston, IL (2011)
Columbia College Darkroom, Digital Lab, and Experimental Photography Lab (2010-2013)
L.I.S.A. Show (sponsored by The Great Frame Up) – Vernon Hills, IL (2009)
Northwest Suburban Conference Art Show (2009)
Vernon Hills High School May Art Show (2008-2009)
Waukegan High School 5x7” Show (2008)

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Mason & Rook Hotel - Washington DC (2016)
Renaissance Hotel - Cincinnati, OH (2014)
Center for Fine Art Photography - Fort Collins, CO (2014)
Thompson Hotel - Chicago, IL (2013)
Columbia College Chicago – Photography Department (2013)
Columbia College Chicago – Department of Exhibition, Performance & Student Spaces (2013)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"A Course in Stereography" - Stereoscopy Magazine, Series 2 #96 (2013)
Albert P. Weisman Award Online Gallery (2013)
MANIFEST BA + BFA Photography Exhibition Catalog - Columbia College Chicago (2013)
LENS Exhibition Catalog - Perspective Group & Gallery (2013)
Columbia College Promotional Materials (2010-2012)
Daily Herald
– Photo contest winner (2009)
Focus
- Lifetouch Studios (2009)
Vernon Hills High School’s Whispers of Immortality (2009)
Artwork also featured on Mike Stoinski’s album, Swig (2009)

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST