CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2001 to 2003, Master of Fine Arts, Photography under Carl Toth.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987 to 1992, Bachelor of Science in Education Endorsements in English, Reading, and Coaching.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Charles Schridde Gallery, "As I Was Walking a Ribbon of Highway", Grosse Pointe Park, MI. Solo Show.

Unknown location, "The Senses: Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition", Cape Town, South Africa. Work from "Another Place, Another Time", raising awareness about dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Farmington Hills Public Art Program, MI. Image from the "Red" series placed in City Hall for two years.

2016

The Scarab Club, "2016 Photography Exhibition", Detroit. One image in group show.

Charles Schridde Gallery, "The Senses", Grosse Pointe Park, MI. Three images from "Another Place, Another Time".

Cafe 1923, "Hamtramck Disneyland", Hamtramck, MI. Solo show.

Services for Older Citizens, "The Senses", Grosse Pointe, MI. Eight images from "Another Place, Another Time" in exhibition to raise awareness about dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Art Prize, Western Michigan University, "End of the Line", Grand Rapids, MI. Fifteen image installation.

Michigan AIDS Coalition, "ArtWorks Detroit". Image in exhibition and fundraiser.

The Scarab Club, "Silver Medal Exhibition", Detroit. Two images from "Another Place, Another Time", one of which won Best of Show.

Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition, Yorkshire, England. Showed eight images from "Another Place, Another Time".

2015

The Scarab Club, "2015 Photography Exhibition", Detroit. Showed two images from "Another Place, Another Time", including one that won Best of Show.

Art Prize, DeVos Place Convention Center, "Another Place, Another Time". Eight image installation.

Detroit Artists Market, "Garden Party", Detroit. Three images in fundraising event.

2014

Cranbrook Art Museum, "Serious Moonlight". Five images commissioned and auctioned by Cranbrook for a fundraiser.

2013

Butter Projects, "Range", Royal Oak, MI.  Featuring one image on the theme of a flat horizon.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, "Constructed Realities" group show, Rochester, MI.  Featuring nine image on the idea of dioramas.

Detroit Artists Market, Featured Artist, Detroit.  Showed nine images from "Underdog".

2012

Hatch Gallery, "Underdog" solo exhibition, Hamtramck, MI

Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI.  Showed installation of 400 images of red pants at "The B.O.B."

Gallery Project, “Creature” group exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI.  Showed eight images from "Taxidermy".

Detroit Artists Market, “Night Show”, Detroit.  Exhibited one image on the theme of night.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, “Michigan Fine Art Competition, 2012”, Birmingham, MI.  Showed three images from "Underdog".

2011

Scarab Club, Jurist for “2011 Photography Exhibition”, Detroit.

Artcite, “Visual Fringe”, Windsor, Canada.  Exhibited one image called "Fighting Dogs".

2010

Songjiang Art Museum, “Symbolic City”, as part of Expo 2010, Shanghai, China.  Exhibited five images from "After Midnight".

The Center for Fine Art Photography, “Mind’s Eye” group exhibition, Denver, CO.  Showed one landscape image.

Gallery Project, “Obsession” group exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI.  Installed 450 images of red pants.

2009

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, “Rob Kangas and Christopher Schneider: Photographs of the Ambiguous Landscape”, Rochester Hills, MI.  Two-person show featuring taxidermy work.

University of Michigan   Schoolof Art and Design, “Semester in Detroit Art Show”, group exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI.  Showed three images from "After Midnight".

Anton Art Center, “Mailed and Mounted”, group exhibition, Mt. Clemens, MI.  Exhibited three images from "Taxidermy".

Scarab Club, “Out of Cranbrook and Into the World”, group exhibition, Detroit.  Installed 500 images of red pants.

1999-2008

White Wall Gallery, “Speak, Talk, Tell”, Hamtramck, MI

Lawrence Street   Gallery, “Exposures: Photography ’07” juried show,   Ferndale, MI

555 Gallery, “Show Love” group exhibition, Detroit

Museum of New Art, Group show, Pontiac, MI

Saginaw Art Museum, “Third Annual Michigan Invitational:   Photography”, Saginaw, MI

Primary Space, “Potluck” group show, Hamtramck, MI

Hamtramck City Hall, Solo show, Hamtramck, MI

Fluxion Gallery, “3 a.m.” solo show and two other group shows,   Omaha, NE.

Postpicasso Gallery, “Digesting Consumerism” online exhibition

Art Center of Northern   New Jersey, National Juried Show, New Milford, NJ

Cranbrook Art Museum, Graduate Art Exhibition, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nexus Gallery, “Photography 2002 Exhibition”, New York City

Forum Gallery, “Instant Gratification: The Polaroid Show”,   Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Bowman Gallery, “Animals in Art”, Allegheny College, Meadville,   PA

Abercrombie Gallery, “National Works on Paper”, McNeese State   University, Lake Charles, LA

Books and Books   Gallery, “Words” solo show, Coral Gables, FL 

Schacknow Museum of   Fine Art, “Animalia” solo show, Plantation, FL

The Armory Art Center, “Art of Photography”, West Palm Beach, FL

PUBLICATIONS     

Feature article in Detroit Research Journal, entitled "Underdog".

Reviews in The Detroiter, Metromode Media (MI), The Reader (NE), and City Link Magazine (FL).

Featured artwork in Mogoi (Center for Philosophy and Religion, University of Notre Dame), Public Culture (University of Chicago journal), Shots Magazine thrice, and Soul Bowl, a documentary film.

Commercial work for Wired Magazine, Crain's Detroit Business,  Cranbrook Academy of Art and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

EXPERIENCE IN  PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

Lawrence Technological  University, 2003 to the present, Adjunct Faculty

Oakland Community College, 2003 to the present, Instructor

Washtenaw Community College, 2004 to 2006, 2010 to 2012, Part-time Faculty

Oakland University, 2006 to 2007, Lecturer

College of Creative Studies, 2003-2004, Adjunct Professor

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Hatch: A Hamtramck Art  Collective, 2006 to the present, Founder and Gallery Director of non-profit art group that facilitates the making of art and provides access for the community to experience art.

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute, 2003 to 2014, Founder and Program Manager of high school art program   at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2006 to 2007, Personal Assistant to Carl Toth, artist-in-residence   for the photography department.

Santa Fe Photographic   Workshops, , 2001, 2002, 2003, Audio Visual Manager; Darkroom Manager