Education

2016 Master of Design; Fashion, Body & Garment, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fashion Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


Solo Exhibitions

2018 EchoEcho, Solo Installation, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

2017 On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever), Solo Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA


Group Exhibitions

2020 Constructed Visions III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Clayton, MO

2020 31st Annual MassArt All-Virtual Auction, Bidsquare.com, MassArt, Boston, MA

2019 What Color... the rainbow, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

2019 Pried, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

2019 30th Annual MassArt Auction and Exhibition, Design and Media Center, MassArt, Boston, MA

2019 Do You Remember?, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2018 Sun Worship and Solar Machines, Fort Point Artist Community’s Assemblage at the Envoy, Boston, MA

2017 Clark Gallery PTown Pop-Up, 444 Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2017 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2017 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2017 Hydra Effect, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2017 Habitat/ion, MassArt Alumni Biennial, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, MassArt, Boston, MA

2017 Reclaimed, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2017 28th Annual MassArt Auction and Exhibition, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, MassArt, Boston, MA

2017 Constructed Visions II, St Louis Artists’ Guild, Clayton, MO

2016 Medicine Wheel Productions’ Day Without Art 24 Hour Vigil, Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2016 Eclectic, Fine Art and Design by MassArt Alumni and Students, Boston Design Center, Boston, MA

2016 Design Show 2016, Block Thirty Seven, Chicago, IL

2016 Post-Gay, The Distillery, Boston, MA

2016 Lazarus & Ambrosia, Sage Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015 A Tour of Observations, Experiences, and Objects, No Nation, Chicago, IL

2015 Utopia, Flatiron Building, Chicago IL

2015 Imitations of Life, Sage Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014 Open Studio Night, Sage Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013 Momentum: Performative Work Crossing Gender, Cultural, and Sexual Boundaries, SoWa Arts District, Boston, MA

2013 Smiling Stiletto: The Show, Harborside Lounge, Boston, MA

2010 CIC/GS 001, CIC, Cambridge, MA

2006 Spirit, MassArt Senior Fashion Design Thesis Show, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2006 MassArt All School Show, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Mass Art, Boston, MA

2005 Deeper Shade of Pink, Atrium Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

2004 Unfashionable, Tower Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA


Collaborations/Curatorial

2019 Pried, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, with Izzy Berdan and BLAA

2018 Free Form, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA, with BLAA and Gallery 263

2015 Dance of Death; A Reenactment of Modern Tokyo in Three Sections, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL, with Kara Jefts, Leonard Suryajaya, Toni Zhao

2013 NYC Fashion Week with Candice Wu Couture & House of Cache, New York City, NY

2013 Thom Solo Shoes: Giger Collection, custom garments for ads and events, Boston, MA


Awards and Honors

2020 Recipient, 2019/20 Château d’Orquevaux Residency Travel Grant, Conception Arts

2017 Recipient, Faculty Curriculum Development Travel Grant, Center for Global Connection, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

2017 2nd Place Juror’s Prize, Constructed Visions II, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Clayton, MO, Terry Suhre, Juror

2016 Municipal Art League of Chicago Graduate Student Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014-16 Dean’s Merit Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2014-16 Vera Berdich Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2011 Finalist, Out Magazine & Tylenol PM’s, “Lights Out Sleepwear Design Challenge” 

2006 Departmental Award for Design, MassArt, Boston, MA


Residencies/Seminars

2020 Château d’Orquevaux Artist Residency, Orquevaux, France (anticipated)

2018 Echo Trobridge Artist in Residence, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

2017 CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar, Seville, Spain

2016 Student Summer Artist-in-Residence, TextielLab/TextielMuseum, Tilburg, NE


Symposia and Lectures

2020 Moderator, Co-Organizer, CIC Virtual Arts Week Markers Monday, Cambridge, MA

2019 Moderator, Organizer, Massachusetts ArtWeek, Fashion Pedagogy and Innovation, CIC, Cambridge, MA

2018 Presenter, Artist-in-Residence’s Talk, Brookline Center for the Arts, Brookline, MA

2016 Participant, Salvage 3.1, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (C3T), Chicago, IL, Moderator, Conrad Hamather

2016 Participant, Production, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Moderators, Pia Singh, Jameson Paige

2016 Presenter, TextielLab and TextielMuseum with SAIC’s Textile Technology Research Group, Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration, Chicago, IL


Professional Experience

2021 Lecturer, Fashion Non-Textile Workshop, MassArt Professional and Continuing Education, Boston, MA (anticipated)

2018-Present Concierge Specialist, CIC, Cambridge, MA

2017-20 Director, Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance (BLAA), Boston, MA

2018-19 Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Department, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2018 Lecturer, Fashion History, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

2017-18 Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Arts, School of Design, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

2017-18 Instructor, Basic Sewing 1 & 2, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

2017 Instructor, Draping, Summer Design Week, School of Design, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

2017 Creative Arts Councilor, Textiles and Art Department, Charles River Creative Arts Program, Dover, MA

2016-17 Research Assistant, Drake Stutesman, PhD., New York University, New York City, NY

2016 Framing Assistant, Adjective Art and Framing, Boston, MA

2016 Visiting Curatorial Artist, Nick Cave: UNTIL, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA

2015-16 Teaching Assistant, Freshman Core Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015 Intern, Museum of Fine Arts Boston Department of Textiles & Fashion Arts, Boston, MA

2014 Collection Development Mentor, MoDA, University of Chicago &  SAIC, Chicago, IL

2007-Present Performer, Aquanette Prudence Jones

2007 Assistant Technical Designer, Studio Alessandro Pungetti, Bologna, IT


Bibliography and Press

Stutesman, Drake (Author), Hat: Origin, Language, Style, Reaktion Books, 11 November 2019

Christopher Harrity, “‘Pried’ Exhibition Features Work by LGBTQ Crafts Workers”, www.advocate.com, https://www.advocate.com/art/2019/4/02/pried-exhibition-features-works-lgbtqia-crafts-workers#media-gallery-media-0, April, 2019

Joe Kitsch, “Went There: All Eyes on Occhi”, bostonhassle.com, https://bostonhassle.com/went-there-all-eyes-on-occhi/, September 14, 2018

Mallory A. Ruymann, “Shiny Pretty Things: Dave J. Bermingham at Alpha Gallery”, Bigreadandshiny.com, http://bigredandshiny.org/37915/shiny-pretty-things-dave-j-bermingham-at-alpha-gallery/?mc_cid=5a5d827718&mc_ed=3c42423700, January 3, 2018

Hannah McKennett, “On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) Exhibit”, improper.com, http://www.improper.com/event/on-a- clear-day-you-can-see-forever-exhibit/, December, 2017

Hannah McKennett, “Eye for an Eye”, The Improper Bostonian, December 28, 2017, p. 84

The Walk, Fashion Department Annual Magazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2016 pp. 40-41

Jarad Solomon, “What the F Are You Doing?: Phase Two”, fnewsmagazine.com, http://fnewsmagazine.com/2016/02/what- the-f-are-you-doing-phase-two-2/, February 16, 2016

Jac Kuntz, “Resurrecting the Dead”, SAIC.edu, http://www.saic.edu/150/resurrecting-dead

Free Ass Magazine, video documentation, Chicago, IL, no.1, Utopia (2015), p. 56-57. Online, http://freeassmag.com/IS- SUE-1-UTOPIA/MEDIA-1

Jarad Solomon, “What the F Are You Doing”, fnewsmagazine, November, 2015

Alison Reilly, “Deciphering 1920s Tokyo”, fnewsmagazine, April, 2015, p.29

Ciresi Barrett, Joanne (Author/Compiler), Designing Your Fashion Portfolio; From Concept to Presentation, Bloomsbury Publishing 2013, p. 134, 142, 255, 274-5, 305

Affiliated Organizations

Artisan’s Asylum, Somerville, MA; Member (2016-2019)

College Art Association, Member (2016-17)

The History Project: Documenting Boston’s LGBT History,, Boston, MA; Volunteer (2016-17)

Textile Technology Research Group, SAIC, Chicago, IL; Research Fellow (2015-16)

Industrial Stitchers Guild, Boston, MA; Cofounder and member (2009-2014)

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