b. 1992, Arlington, VA

Education
2018    MFA Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2014    BA Painting & Drawing, Anderson University, Anderson, SC

Solo + Group Exhibitions
2019 American Earthquake, VACATION Gallery, New York, NY (organized by Olympia Projects, curated by Madeleine Bialke) upcoming
Constructed Sites/Unfamiliar Selves, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (curated by Jennifer Gerow) upcoming
Magic Wave Summer 2019 Online Exhibition, Young Space (curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Kate Mothes)
Rhythm Garden, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY (curated by Alan Prazniak)
Twist and Twine, Paradice Palase, Long Island City, NY (curated by Tiffany Smith), juried grand prize winner
Awaken, Lower East Side Print Shop, New York, NY (curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch)
GIFC NYC, The Hole, New York, NY
Gossamer, La Bodega, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Glorimar Garcia)
2018      Flat File Program Opening, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
All My Friends, Right Behind the New Museum, New York, NY (curated by Tom Levy)
              Practice: in Progress, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn NY (curated by Elisa Gutierrez Eriksen)
              Online Show #51: Our Souls to Keep, Field Projects, New York, NY (curated by Lissa River, Jacob Rhodes, Rachel Frank,
Alissa Polan,Kristen Racaniello, and Mikela Wesson)
               artBangall, Bangall, NY (curated by Amanda Brown and Stephanie Del Carpio) 
              Return of the Living Dudd, JONALDDUDD, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Lydia Cambron and Chris Held)
              A Nervous Rock Stands in the Sunset (solo), NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
               After Exit, Smart Objects, Landers, CA (curated by Chadwick Gibson & Derek Paul Jack Boyle)
               Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
              Visual Art Alumni Exhibition, Anderson University, Anderson, SC            
2017       Single Fare, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
              Leipzig Summer Residency Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
              Summer Exhibition, Leipzig International Artist Programme (LIA), Leipzig, Germany
              TriBeCa Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2016       Brandon Fellowship Exhibition, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
              Telling Her Story, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
2015       SELFIE, Clemson University Center for Visual Arts, Greenville, SC (curated by Kara Soper)
              THE FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT, The Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
2014      Twenty-Three Sisters, Gallery 1308, Madison, WI (curated by Katie Garth)
              Debbie Millman Workshop Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC
              2nd Annual Collegiate Invitational, Spartanburg County Library, Spartanburg, SC
              Senior Show, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson University, Anderson, SC
2013       Summer Show, D.C. Arts Center, Washington, DC
              1st Annual Collegiate Invitational, Spartanburg County Library, Spartanburg, SC

Awards + Grants
2017      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2016      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
              Academy Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015      Brandon Fellowship Recipient, The Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
2014      Outstanding Student in Painting & Drawing, Anderson University, Anderson, SC
              First Place, 2nd Annual Collegiate Invitational, Spartanburg County Library, Spartanburg, SC
2010      Art Scholarship/Academic Scholarship, Anderson University, Anderson, SC

Residencies
2018      Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2017 Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA) Residency, Leipzig, Germany

Selected Bibliography
2019 Art Maze Mag, Summer Issue 13
2019 Artspace.com, Torey Akers, “The Best of Summer Group Shows: 5 Emerging Artists Who Deserve Solos Next Season”
2016        Greenville Journal, Caroline Hafer, “Craft: Naomi Nakazato”, vol. 18, no. 32
2014        Ivy Leaves, Literary Journal of Literature and Art, Hunter Burton & Cory Rabideau, Artist Spotlight, vol. 89
                Forge Art Magazine, vol. 3, 47-50
2013        Ivy Leaves, Literary Journal of Literature and Art, vol. 88, page 26- 27, 112-113
2012        Ivy Leaves, Literary Journal of Literature and Art, vol. 87

Collections
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
Anderson University, Anderson, SC

Work
2019 David Salle Studio LLC, New York, NY
2017                Intern, NARS Foundation, New York, NY
2015-16           Program Director, Belton Center for the Arts, Belton, SC
2014                MAKE/BELIEVE, Washington, DC, supervised by Marissa Long
2013                Volunteer for D.C. Arts Center Annual Wall-Mountables, Washington, DC
2012                Volunteer, Blank Canvas, Greenville, SC, supervised by Seth Scheving
2012-13           Painting Lab Assistant, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, supervised by Peter Kaniaris