Education

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Masters of Fine Arts

2014–2017

 

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Glass

Minor - Art History

2000-2005

 

Scoula del Vetro Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy. July-August 2004

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017      “Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism,” Madjax Gallery, Muncie, Indiana

2014      “New Work by Evan Burnette,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013      “Making It,” Spring Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon  

2012      “Linear Expressions,” Compônere Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2006      “Tranquil Perceptions,” Compônere Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2005      “BFA Thesis Exhibition,” Gallery HQ, Makanda, Illinois

 

Juried Exhibitions

2017      "Ir*reality" Art Vale Gallery, Oakland, California

2016      “Craft Hilton Head” Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head, South Carolina

              “Monkey Thunder Six” GFAF Gallery, Muncie, Indiana

              “Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland 2016” Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

              “Texas National 2016,” Juror - Abelardo Morrell, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

               “Niche Awards, ‘American Made Show,” Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

2015      “82nd Annual National Sculpture Society Awards,” Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina

              “2015 Art at the Center, Human Experience Abstracts,” Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park, Kansas

              “80th Annual Student Art Awards,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2013      “Symphony of Color,” Gresham Art Committee, Gresham, Oregon

2009      “Professional Art Exhibition,” South East Alaska State Fair, Haines, Alaska

2007      “Professional Art Exhibition,” Illinois State Fair, Illinois State Fair Artisan Building, Springfield, Illinois

2005      “Solid,” Inspire Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

               “Lines into Shapes,” Estes Park, Arts Center, Estes Park, Colorado

               “Annual Collegiate Artists Competition,” Schmidt Art Gallery, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois

               “Rickert Ziebolt Trust Artist Competition,” Glove Factory Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2004      “Undergraduate Art Show,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2003      “Purchase Awards,” Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017      “Intersections” University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

2016      “Grif and Friends Art Show,” Madjax, Muncie, Indiana

              “Desperately Seeking Charles,” GFAF Gallery, Muncie, Indiana

              “Sculpture, Sound, and Performance,” Madjax, Muncie, Indiana

              “Conglomerated Combustion,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2015      “Midwest Academic Glass Exhibition,” Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

              “Graduate Art Exhibition,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2014      “The Heart of the Matter,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013      “Little Things Thirteen,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon

              “Verge,” curated by Andy Paiko, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, Washington

              “The Heart of the Matter,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2005      “Southern Glassworks,” Compônere Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

               “Senior Show,” Glove Factory Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

               “Blown Away,” University Museum, Southern Illinois University

               “Love at the Glove,” Glove Factory Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

               Untitled Show, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

2004      “Love at the Glove,” Glove Factory Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

                Untitled Show, Vergette Gallery, Allyn Building, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

               “Southern Glassworks,” Compônere Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2003      Untitled Show, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

               “Southern Glassworks,” Compônere Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2002      Untitled Show, University Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

 

Commissions

"75 Years of Excellence Award,” Commissioned by Ardagh Group for Red Gold Incorporated, 2017

Glass for the President of Ball State University's Holiday Greeting Card, 2016

Opening Night Awards for the Cast of “Waiting for Godot” on Broadway, 2013

“2013 Player of the Year Trophy,” for Portland Thorns, Professional Women’s Soccer Team, Portland, Oregon

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, gift for Vice Chancellor Dr. Rickey McCurry, “St. Louis Cardinals Goblet,” 2005

 

Awards and Publications

2017      New Glass Review 38, Corning Museum of Glass

2016      Graduate Student Recognition Award, Ball State University

2015      Finalist, Niche Awards

              Finalist, 82nd Annual National Sculpture Society Awards

             “Glass Alliance, Best of Glass Award,” “80th Annual Student Art Awards,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2009     “People’s Choice Award,”” Best of Class,” “First Place,” Southeast Alaska State Fair, Haines, Alaska

2005      Finalist, Rickert Ziebolt Trust Artist Competition

               Finalist, Illinois Governor’s Colligate Art Competition

 

Private Collections

Shirley Scott, Dean of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

United States Senator Dick Durbin (Illinois)

Patrick Stewart (actor)

Ian McKellen (actor)

 

Work Experience

September 2017 "Graphic Designer" Secret Aardvark Trading Company, Portland, Oregon

January 2009 – Present “Owner, Gaffer and Designer” Local Art Glass, Portland, Oregon and Muncie, Indiana

November 2010 – July 2014 Glass Working Assistant, Public Instructor” Elements Glass Studio, Portland, Oregon

November 2010 – July 2014 “Glass Working Assistant” Artist Cheyenne Malcolm, Canned Heat Glass Studio, Portland, Oregon

February 2011 – November 2012 “Glass Blowing Instructor, Live Laugh Love Glass, Tigard, Oregon

April 2009 – September 2009 “Lead Gaffer and Lecturer” Garden City Glass, Jewell Gardens, Skagway, Alaska

August 2007 – March 2008 “In-Production Cinematic Art Director” for “Opus Bears,” a Fred Koschmann film

2007 “Glass Fabricator and Production Specialist” Savoy Glass Studios, Portland, Oregon

2002 – 2005 “Glass Blowing Demonstrator” Southern Glassworks ”Aunt Gladys” Mobile Glassblowing Unit, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois