Selected Solo Exhibitions & Residencies

2016 Umlauf Prize Recipient, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens and Museum, Austin, TX

2015 Arquetopia Artists’ Residency, Pigment Instructional Workshop, Puebla, Mexico

2014 Selected Participant, Creative Capital Workshop, Austin, TX

2013 Deutsch Family Residency, Santa Cruz, CA

2013 Spring Residency, Grin City Collective, Grinell, IA

2009 Sediment, Appendix Project Space Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

Distance, Curated by Gracelee Lawrence, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Thailand

Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Meteora, Art.Science Gallery, Austin, TX

Milk Voice, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

A Sponge and A Sigh, The Wurks, Providence, Rhode Island

Parallels, 60 Orange Street, Providence, RI

Heads Will Roll, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Pool Show, Austin, TX

X Marks the Spot, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX

Iceberg, Pump Projects, Austin, TX

Movement, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX

Organizer/ Co-Curator: BAR Pop-Up Gallery at Chain Drive, Austin, TX

Grin City Pop-Up Gallery, Grinnell, IA

2012 Monster Show, Domy Books, Austin, TX

The George Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Parallel Play, T-Lot, New Orleans, LA

UP! Collective, Starving Art, Austin, TX

The Art Projekts, East Sixth Street Compound, Austin, TX

2009 Geofront, Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR


Puppeteer & Fabricator, Wendy, 2017. Directors: Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin. Produced By Court 13 Arts.

Production Designer, The Age of Reason, 2014 . Directors: Jordan Harris & Andrew Schrader. Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Grand Festival Award; IFS Film Festival, Best Director Jury Award

Art Director, Bad Turn Worse, 2013. Directors: Zeke & Simon Hawkins. AFI Fest, Audience Award.

Scenic Painter, Miniatures Artist, Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012. Director: Benh Zeitlin. Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize; Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Camera.


Production Designer, Bodies of Water, 2017, by David Lykes Keenan. 

Set Designer, Collections, 2017. Generic Ensemble Company directed by Laura Khalil for the Dougherty Art Center.

Set Designer, Hobo Salon, 2017. Directed by Roni Chelben, Lisa Donato & Kate Prioetti for the 2017 Cohen New Works Festival, Austin, TX

Associate Set Designer, Church of the Passionate Cat, 2014. Underbelly Theater Collective

Set Designer, Am I Invisible? Monologues by Members of the Austin Homeless Community, 2014. Director: Roni Chelben , Austin, TX

Scenic Painter, Eighteen (Short Film) Directors: Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler 2013

Set Designer & Fabricator, Antarctica, 2012. Crank Collective, Austin, TX


University of Texas at Austin – 2016 MFA in Painting

Robert Levers Endowed Scholarship in Studio Art
Emily Maverick Miller & Emily Miller Wells Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art David Price Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art
2013-16 Teaching Assistant Fellowship in Studio Art
2015 Travel Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
2015 Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Scholar Award

Wesleyan University – 2009 BA, Summa Cum Laude
Areas of study: Drawing, Comparative Government
Phi Beta Kappa
Tischler Prize for Outstanding Thesis in Studio Art


KUT Arts Eclectic Interview with Mike Lee, January 13 2016:


Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Press Release:


Austin Chronicle:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/locations/umlauf-sculpture-garden-and- museum-46298/artist

Texas Monthly: