Education
MFA in Photography, Kendal College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, 2014
BA in Communications Art and Graphic Design, Concentrations in Photography and Computer Graphics, University of Saint Francis, 2010
 

Experience
2017 - Present
Adjunct Faculty - Grand Rapids Community College
Courses: Introduction to Photography, 35mm Film Processing, Large Format View Camera

2015 – Present
Independent Curator – Various Galleries and Non-Traditional Spaces
Organize exhibitions, seek out new artists, plan exhibition logistics, oversee exhibition promotion
2012 - 2016
Adjunct Faculty - Kendall College of Art and Design
Courses Taught: Intro to Photography, Intro to Photography for Non-Majors, Critical Transitions: Adjust, Critical Transitions: Succeed

2015
Curatorial Fellow - Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Assisted with the curation, research, installation, promotion, writing, documentation, and de-installation of UICA's exhibition SENSE for ArtPrize 7

2012
Continuing Studies Instructor - Kendall College of Art and Design.
Course Taught: Digital Photography

2011 - 2012
Photography Lab Assistant - Kendall College of Art and Design
Maintained photographic equipment in both digital and darkroom labs as well as assisted students while working
 

Volunteer Experience
January - May 2015
First Fridays Promotions Coordinator - Avenue for the Arts
Coordinated artist and venue promotions for First Fridays events, assisted in engaging local business participation in First Fridays, and created content for both printed materials and social media promotions

June - August 2012
Gallery Intern - C.O.D.A. Gallery
Curated the gallery's final exhibition; Distortions: Light, Mind, Culture, redeisgned logo and website elements, and acted as gallery attendant

August 2011 - March 2012
Gallery Intern - Open Concept Gallery.
Curator, Designer
 

Exhibitions
[ *=Group **=Invitational ***=Solo]
2016
Hybrid Landscapes, University of Saint Francis Spotlight Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN***
Import Export, Jennifer Ford Art & Wunderkammer Co., Fort Wayne, IN **
No Stone Unturned, University Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI***

2015
Curatorial Fellow Showcase, Staff Gallery, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI***
KCAD MFA Alumni Showcase, Artery Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI**
Golden Apple Art Residency Scholarship Winners, Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI*
Kitchen Gallery Showcase, Craft House Gallery,
Grand Rapids, MI*

2014
Faculty Alumni Exhibition, Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Hybrid Landscapes, Fed Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI***
MEGA, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI*
Not There Yet: Current MFA Students, Hellen Miller Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI*
(Co- Curator of Exhibition)
Art Downtown Juried Exhibition, Craft House Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI*

2013
A/Political, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI*
Transliterate, Craft House Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI*
The F Stops Here, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN**
Plastic Fantastic: A Toy Camera Extravaganza, Artlink Gallery,
Fort Wayne, IN**

2012
Art Downtown: KCAD MFA Studio Installation, Grand Rapids, MI
SiTE:LAB: Knights of Pythias Collabrative Installation, Grand Rapids, MI
MEGA, 114 Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI*

2011
Megalith: The Photographs of Ethan Ross, PS Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN***
Sweet Tooth, PS Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN**

2010
Faculty Alumni Exhibition, Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Distance, Collabrative Installation at Clabaugh Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN*
Student Art Exhibition Highlights, Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Student Art Exhibition, Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
f/8 Photo Show, PS Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN**
f/8 Photo Show,  Firefly Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN**

2009
Summer Set: Camera Club, Club Soda, Fort Wayne, IN**
Green Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
 

Curated Exhibitions
2016
Unimportant Places, Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space, Grand Rapids, MI

2015
ADAPT | EVOLVE, Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space, Grand Rapids, MI
Nature:Handmade, Vertigo Music, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
Not There Yet: Current MFA Students, Helen Miller Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (Co-Curated with AJ Cooke and Kari Friestad)

2013
Transliterate, Craft House Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (Co-Curated with Amanda Carmer, Rob Wilkinson, Eana Agopian, Matt Gubancsik, and Jillian Brown)
Distortions: Light, Mind, Culture, C.O.D.A. Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (Co-Curated with Ashlee Lambart)
 

Collections & Catalogues
Jennifer Ford Art, 2017 Print Exhibition Catalogue, Fort Wayne, IN
Craft House Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
 

Awards & Honors
2015
ArtPrize 7 Fellowship for Emerging Curators

2014
Beyond Mythologies: Graduate Research Scholarship
Golden Apple Art Residency Scholarship
Ferris State Excellence in Art MFA Purchase Award

2013
SPE Midwest Regional Conference Graduate Presenter
 

Residencies
2016
Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, ME

2014
Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, ME
 

Lectures
April 25, 2014
Constructed Landscape: The Narrative of American Landscape Photography. Beyond Mythologies Student Symposium

October 26, 2013
Hybrid Landscapes. SPE Regional Conference Graduate Student Presentation.