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

2015 Skin Show Graceland University, Lamoni IA *Forthcoming*
2014 Do you belong here? Public One Space, Iowa City IA *Forthcoming*
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

2013Art Farm Marquette, NE
Collective Non-Residency Holly Wist's Facebook Profile
Tiny Circus Grinnell, IA

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.

2013 Project Grant - In the Middle, Out.
Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines IA
2007 F. Pace Woods Award.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln NE

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-Present
ASAP Teaching Artist. Des Moines IA. 2013-Present
Art Force Iowa Teaching Artist. Des Moines IA. 2013-2014
Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator. Des Moines IA 2008-2009