Professional ​

Group shows

2019- Commodified, curated by Laurence Myers Reese, Fawn Douglas, Erin K. Drew, Aaron Cowan and John McVay, UNLV Graduate Art Studios, Las Vegas, NV

2019- Wake UP! Memorial, sound and video curation by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne,

2019- Playground Arts Gallery Opening Reception, curated by Kristen Miologos and Sound Art Arizona, Playground Arts, Mesa, AZ

2019- Informal, curated by Hannah Whittaker, The Lot, Phoenix, AZ

2018- Low Data, curated by Miguel Angel Monzon, Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2018- Winter Juried BFA Show, curated by Rembrandt Quiballo, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2018- Hands On/ Hands Off, senior exhibition, curated by Merryn Alaka, Rebecca Emily, Carrie Coe, Mia Adams, and John McVay, Gallery 100, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2018- Impress, juried printmaking exhibition at ASU, curated by Merryn Alaka, Rebecca Emily, and Nathan Feller, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2016- Cult of Nostalgia, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Tucson, AZ

2015- Nightbloom, Solar Culture Gallery, curated by Steven Eye, Tucson, AZ

2015- Variations, curated by David Andres, West Campus Student Visual Art Gallery, PCC, Tucson, AZ​


2018- Endpages with Euan MacDonald (soundtrack), curated by Julio Cesar-Morales, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Sound Art Perfomances

2019- ReviveR: Performance Art Night, 10/23, Las Vegas, NV

2019- Sound Art Arizona #14, 6/22, Mesa, AZ

2019- Sound Art Arizona Showcase @ Crescent Ballroom, 6/3, Phoenix, AZ

2019- Aural Drifting, a collective sound installation, @ Playground Arts, 5/18, Mesa, AZ

2019- Informal, 2/24, live noise set, @ The Lot, Phoenix, AZ

2019- Sound Art Arizona #10, 2/23, Tempe, AZ

2019- Sound Art Arizona #9, 1/19, Tempe, AZ

2019- Audio/visual collaborative set w/Emily Sarten for the closing reception of Low Data, 1/4, @ Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2018- Collaborative aural set w/Brandon Meged for the opening reception of Low Data, 12/21, @ Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2018- Sound Art Arizona #6, 10/27, Tempe, AZ

2018- Sound Art Arizona #5, 9/29, Tempe, AZ

2018- Audio/visual collaborative set w/Emily Sarten for Night of Neuralgia 7/11 @ The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ

2018- Audio/visual collaborative set w/Emily Sarten for ASU’s Project Space exhibition, Elena, 3/2, Phoenix, AZ​

Album Covers/Band Graphics

2019- Sex Headaches t-shirt design (punkers from New Mexico)

​2019- Fibber t-shirt design (punk band from New Mexico)

​2015- Harsh Mistress- Harsh Mistress, Burger Records BRGR784

Publications and Press

2019- "Meet UNLV's MFA Students," Double Scoop, 

2019- illustration in Witness Magazine 

2019- “Meet John McVay,” interview with Voyage Phoenix;

2015- Sandscript, PCC’s student visual arts and poetry magazine







ASU Art Museum Print Room Assistant 2017-2018

-archival print collection work (organizing, inventory, and handling a collection of over 6000 fine art prints)

-TMS (The Museum System database program)

-cutting mat board (including window mats)

-float-hinging and photo-cornering prints in mats

-removing adhesive from prints for conservation

-framing prints

ASU Art Museum Ambassador 2015- 2017

-leading tours with visitors

-gallery security

-setup and takedown for special events in the museum


Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts

2018- Arizona State University, Printmaking focus with a minor certificate in Art History, Summa Cum Laude

​-Printmaking- Screenprinting I, Advanced Screenprinting (x2), Digital Processes for Printmaking, Relief, Intaglio I, Lithography I, & Photolithography

​-​Art History- History of Photography, Art and Television, The Portrait, Art in America, Art and Technology, Art of China, Mexican Art, Dada/Surrealism

Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts

2015- Pima Community College, Printmaking focus

​​-Intaglio, relief, and screenprinting classes


2019- “Collaging with John McVay,” collage table @ ASU Art Museum’s Playfest, Tempe, AZ

2018- artist practice discussion and noise loop demonstration for Dr. Kat Medill’s ARS 100: Intro to Art class @ ASU, Tempe, AZ

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