resume

born

Willemstad, Curaçao / Former Netherlands Antilles / 1980

education

Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, RI
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture –With Honors / 2009
New College of Florida / Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art- Sub-concentration Biology/Chemistry / 2002

solo exhibitions

Empty Cache / Governor's Island Art Fair, New York, NY / 2016
Emerald City / Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA / 2016
Coconuts / Uni Arte (Showcase), Willemstad, Curaçao / 2016
Kelly Goff: Break Down / Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA / 2013
Landscapes and Tool Portraits / Gimme, Ithaca, NY / 2006
New Material(s) / Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL / 2002 / Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition

group exhibitions

NXNE 2017 / Brattleboro Museum and Art Center / Brattleboro, VT / 2017 upcoming
Awareness of Pollution / Project 3 / Willemstad, Curaçao / 2016
MCC Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres / New Art Center / Newtonville, MA / 2015
Deep End / The Wassaic Project / Wassaic, NY / 2015
WonderLAND / D Street Art Lab, Lawn on D, Convention and Exhibition Center / Boston, MA / 2015
We Place Our Ideas/ Our Ideas Place Us / Grossman Gallery / Lafayette College, Easton, PA / 2015
P3SF / Beard and Weil Galleries / Wheaton College, Norton, MA / 2014
Works of Paper / Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY / 2013
RISD Faculty Biennial / RISD Museum, Providence, RI / 2013
The Wassaic Project / Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY / 2012
RISD Summer Faculty Show / Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI / 2011
Moonlight, Mai Tais, and Magic / Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY / 2011
American Demonic / Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY / 2010 / Curated by Eve Biddle
Tectonic / Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ / 2010 / Curated by Yvonne Davis (catalog)
Free Range / WORK Gallery, New York, NY / 2009 (catalog)
The Wassaic Project / Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY / 2009
RISD MFA Graduate Exhibition / Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI / 2009
Pollinate / Galapagos Arts Space, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY / 2009 / Curated by Trevor Freedland
A Thin Veneer / Chace Center, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI / 2009
Everything is Fine/ The Market is Fine / Ristie’s, 235 Westminster St., Providence, RI / 2009
We’ve Killed It, Mounted It, and Cut Its Flesh… / Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI / 2009
Slide Slam / Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT / 2009 / Juror: Kristina Newman-Scott
The Wassaic Project / Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY / 2008 / Curated by Bowie Zunino and Eve Biddle
Lapse of Time / Chace Center, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI / 2008
Boston Young Contemporaries / 808 Gallery, Boston, MA / 2008 / Juror: Carole Anne Meehan
The Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition / Narragansett Bay Insurance, Pawtucket, RI / 2008
fear/less / Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI / 2008
Animata: Creatures in Contemporary Society / Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI / 2008
Open House: Narratives of Domestic Space / Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL / 2002 
Group collaboration with Julie Ault of Group Material
5 / Behind the Blue Door Gallery, Sarasota, FL / 2001 

awards and grants

Artist Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council / 2015
Andrew W. Mellon Research Award / Wheaton College / 2014
Full Fellowship, Chulitna Artist Residency / Lake Clark, Alaska / 2014
Finalist Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council / 2013
Amelia Peabody Grant, St. Botolph Club Foundation / Boston, MA / 2013
SOLO Exhibition Competition Winner / Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA / Juror: Dina Deitsch / 2012
White Columns Curated Artist Registry / 2011- present
Full Fellowship for Residency, Vermont Studio Center / 2008
RISD Awards of Excellence, Honorable Mention / Juror: Ian Berry / 2008
RISD Graduate Sculpture Fellowship / 2007- 2009
Silvia Leslie Herman Young Scholarship / 2007 -2009
New College Foundation Thesis Grant / Funded research and exhibition materials / 2002
New College Foundation Research and Travel Grant / Funded travel in Italy / 2001

teaching

Assistant Professor of Sculpture / Wheaton College, Art and Art History Department / 2013 – presently
Adjunct Faculty / RISD, Sculpture Department / 2012
Adjunct Faculty / MassArt, 3D Fine Arts Department / 2013
Adjunct Faculty / Salve Regina University, Art Department / 2011- 2012
Guest Lecturer / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, D-Lab / 2011, 2013
Design Team Mentor / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, D-Lab: Design / 2011
Guest Lecturer / Art Department, Salve Regina University / 2011
Visiting Critic / Graduate Studies Department, RISD / 2010
Instructor / RISD, Continuing Education and Pre-College Program / 2009 – 2013

selected professional endeavors

Community Artwork / Bamboo 3 / Royal Thimphu College campus / Thimphu, Bhutan / 2017
Community Artwork / Bamboo 4 / V.A.S.T Sculpture Park / Thimphu, Bhutan / 2017
Visiting Artist and Critic / IBB, Curaçao Center for Contemporary Art / Willemstad, Curaçao / 2016
Artist Talk / Uni Arte / Willemstad, Curaçao / 2016
Panelist / Play In Public Art / Lawn on D / Boston, MA / Moderator: Chris Wangro / 2015
Artist Talk / Cape Cod Art Association / 2014
Member / RISD Alumni Council / 2012, 2013
Curator / RISD Museum, Gelman Gallery, From Big Box to White Box / 2008
Gallery Talk / RISD Museum, Free-to-the-Public Night / 2008
Artist Talk / University of Massachusetts, Amherst / 2013
Artist Talk / The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY / 2012
Artist Talk / Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition, RI / 2008