AKA Persia / Lo / Shows No Teeth
Born in Barrington, Illinois / Lives in Chicago
Lived in Baltimore & Attended
Maryland Institute College of Art
If you have ideas about collaboration:
Open to making, editing, and acting in videos
Open to snail mail drawings and writing
Will pay (good hard cash) for illustration work and graphic design work
Grants & Awards
Maryland Individual Artist Award 2016, 2019
for Works on Paper
I GOT PAID FROM THE STATE FOR THE ART I MADE! TWICE!
Ford Fellowship Grant Recipient 2008
Researched Welfare in Galesburg, IL
Learned firsthand the difficulties welfare recipients face when applying for services and the 'divergent tactics' that are instituted to make getting services that much more difficult.
The realization I came away with is this:
How do we expect people to live off welfare checks that are well below a livable income, while simultaneously punishing them if they make additional income?
How can a person ever participate in a democracy, if it is nearly impossible to escape poverty?
Dorothy Inness Stafford Award 2008
Awarded to student with highest
scholastic average in American History
Accomplishments from a Lion's Heart
MICA MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture 2014-2016
Knox College 2005-2009
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and History
Writing and Presentation Tutor 2016-2019
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
I would have done this job for free. Helping people write is one of my callings in life, even though I, too, have much to learn in that field.
Construction Manager 2010-2014
Initiated Sustainable Recycling Practices
for discardable construction materials:
carpet, paper, carpet pad, paint
Found Competing Carpet Businesses and recycled over 200,000 sf. of carpet from FAA Headquarters
Metal Scrapper, Painter, Carpet & Base Installer
Negotiator of the Highest Order
High School Gymnastics Coach 2009-2014