EDUCATION

2008University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Bachelor of Fine Art- Studio Art
2006Thammast University, Bangkok, Thailand
Thai Studies Program

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 LAZE Sculptural Invasion, Multiple Locations, Des Moines IA
Nasty Women Public Space One, Iowa City IA
2016 R & R Moberg Downtown, Des Moines IA
We Must Arise and Act! The Residential, Des Moines IA
Pursuit of Happiness Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids IA
Intertwine Design on Main, Ames IA
The Garage: A Portrait Show Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines IA
2015 Skin Show Graceland University, Lamoni IA
Greater Th>n Des Moines Building, Des Moines IA
Year in Art Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
2014 Do you belong here? Public Space One, Iowa City IA
Nubbins and a Foot State Library of Iowa, Des Moines IA
Portrait Studio Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines IA
Art on Dart Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority Bus, Des Moines IA
Ung Art Vacancy, Downtown Ames, Ames IA
Clay, Fiber, Paper, Metal, Glass, Wood Show Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA *Juried*
Art Inspired Pioneer Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames IA *Juror*
2013 Jungle Grand View University, Des Moines IA (Solo Exhibition)
In the Middle, Out Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art & Design, Omaha NE (Solo Exhibition)
Portrait Studio Grinnell Arts Center Gallery, Grinnell IA
Mimetia Design on Main, Ames IA
Portrait Studio Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA
Why Houses Matter Hillyard Des Moines's White Carpet Gallery, Urbandale IA (Curatorial)
2012 The Inverted Mountain Thee EYE, Des Moines IA (Solo Exhibition)
Sensory Overload Whittier Artist Co-op, Des Moines IA
Project Spaces Artstop, Des Moines IA
Pollock Ball Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
2011 The 11th Hour Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines IA
Portrait of an Artist Ware Haus, Des Moines IA
2010 Bad Dreams Ball Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
Sensory Overload Instinct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines IA
2009 Crossroads Conference Instinct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines IA
Femme Fatale Instinct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines IA
2008 Under Sheltered Landmarks Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln NE (Solo Exhibition)
Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln NE

RESIDENCIES

2017Map of Things No Longer Here Grin City, Grinnell, IA
2015Tough Art Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2013Art Farm Marquette, NE
Collective Non-Residency Holly Wist's Facebook Profile
Tiny Circus Grinnell, IA

PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

In the Artist's Studio KCCI Des Moines's Mollie Cooney. June 16, 2013.
Rachel Buse: The Inverted Mountain. Clay Masters. March 12, 2012.
The Moment Before Making. TEDx Des Moines. July 15, 2012.
Fantasy Environments at Thee EYE. Cityview. August 16, 2012.Volume 20, No. 33. pp 61
Creating a handmade world. Juice Magazine. June 23, 2010. Volume 6, No. 25. pp 18, 20-21.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016 Project Grant - LAZE
Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines IA
2015 IAC Artist Fellowship
Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines IA
David's Last Supper Mini Grant
Chicken Tractor, Des Moines IA
2013 Project Grant - In the Middle, Out.
Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines IA
2007 F. Pace Woods Award.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln NE

EXPERIENCE

Art Beacon Des Moines Founder, Web Administrator, Volunteer Coordinator, Event Planner & Writer. 2012-Present
Des Moines Art Center Docent, Event Planner, Set Designer. Des Moines IA. 2010-2015
Des Moines Social Club Viaduct Gallery Committee Member. Des Moines IA, 2014-2015
ASAP Teaching Artist. Des Moines IA. 2013-Present
Big Art Series Link Associates Iowa Arts Council Project Grant, Teaching Artist. Des Moines IA. 2014, 2015
Art Force Iowa Teaching Artist. Des Moines IA. 2013-2014
Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator. Des Moines IA 2008-2009