Education

2020 / MFA (pending), Studio Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (expected May 2020)

2015 / BA, Studio Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

 

Honors, Awards & Grants

2019 / Nominee, Graduate School Dean’s Award – Arts & Humanities, University of Georgia

2018 / Rachel Sharp Decosimo Art Scholarship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

2018 / Society for Photographic Education Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

2017–2020 / Whitehead Graduate Art Fellowship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

2015 / Jean R. Faulkner Memorial Award, 28th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition

2015 / Nominee, Howard & Vreeland Awards Competition

2015 / Elgas Project Grant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014 / Hixson-Lied CAST Ambassador

2014 / Howard Award of Excellence, Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition

2014 / Hixson-Lied International Study Grant

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018 / Solo Exhibition: Haunts and Related Incidents, Suite Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA. Curator: Lacy Hamilton

2015 / Two-Person Exhibition: Changed Landscapes, Sourpuss Gallery, Lincoln, NE (with Michela Bridger Hunt)

Group Exhibitions

2019 / Between Here and There, Glass Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA (forthcoming)

2019 / What Keeps You Up At Night? Centre College, Danville, KY. Juror: Tomiko Jones *

2019 / Group Show 60: Winter Pictures 2019, Humble Arts Foundation (online). Curated by Andy Adams and Jon Feinstein.

2019 / Playing Possum II, Five Bananas Gallery, Athens, GA

2019 / South Poplar Art Party, Athens, GA

2019 / MFA: The Next Generation, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

2018 / Soap Box 3: The Democratic Press, School of Art & Design, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2018 / Playing Possum, Five Bananas Gallery, Athens, GA

2018 / From Here On Out, Object Space Gallery, Spokane, WA. Curated by June T Sanders and Julie Gautier-Downes

2018 / Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Five Bananas Gallery, Athens, GA. 

2018 / The Southern Disposition, Indie Grits Labs, Columbia, SC 

2018 / What Keeps You Up At Night? 
- November 1-4, Bolivar Gallery, School of Art & Visual Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
- November 1-4, University of New Mexico Honors College, Albuquerque, NM
- October 7-12, Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
- March 7-9, Mendocino College Art Gallery, Ukiah, CA

2018 / 2018 SPE Combined International Caucus Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Anthony Goicolea

2018 / 2018 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

2017 / Wayfaring, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, ME

2017 / Ironic Methods with Sincere Motivations, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2016 / What Keeps You Up At Night? California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

2015 / Capstone Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2015 / 28th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE. Juror: Wally Mason

2015 / (An)other, Medici Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2015 / Home and Away: Landscapes from Nebraska and Beyond, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE    

2014 / Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE. Juror: Jeff Whetstone 

2014 / Laurus 2014 Visual Artists Exhibition, Dudley Baily Library, Lincoln, NE

2014 / Phostimum, The Pilgrimer, Lincoln, NE. Juror: Kathleen Robbins 

* What Keeps You Up At Night? is an editioned traveling portfolio/group exhibition of works by members of the Society for Photographic Education Multi-Cultural Caucus, organized by Tomiko Jones in 2016.

Professional Experience & Development

2019 / Curator: Fade Like a Sigh, Glass Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

2018–2020 / Graduate School Teaching Assistantship, University of Georgia

2017–2018 / Graduate School Research Assistantship, University of Georgia

2017–present / Co-founder & Co-curator, PHOTO-EMPHASIS (www.photo-emphasis.com)

2016 / Curator: (In)visible, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2015–2016 / Gallery Assistant, Prescott Gallery

2015 / Intern, Collections, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

2015 / Digital Print Lab Assistant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014–2015 / Gallery Assistant, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2014–2015 / President, UNL Fine Art Photo Club

2014 / Curatorial participant & researcher: Landmade: Human Traces on the Land, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

2013–present / Member, Society for Photographic Education

 

Publications & Features

2019 / Oxford American’s Eyes on the South, “In the Georgia Archives,” February 2019. Curator: Jeff Rich

2018 / VICE, “Thirty One Photographers Share Their Spookiest Images in Time for Halloween,” October 2018. Curator: Jon Feinstein

2018 / i-D China, "A Fanzine About Bed," September 2018

2018 / Ampersand Magazine, "Dogs, Camera, Action!", Summer 2018

2018 / Aint-Bad, "Alec Kaus", February 2018.

2017 / Bedspread Zine, p. 6, Issue No. 2, November 2017

2017 / Light Leaked, Constructing Narrative, May 2017

2017 / Float Photo Magazine, Home, April 2017

2017 / Streit House Space, Winter Quarter 2017

2016 / FotoRoom, “Alec Kaus’ Photographs Mirror His Feelings of Unhappiness and Being Lost,” October 2016

2015 / Laurus Magazine, pp. 29, 42, 45, 53, 76, 100, 101, Issue No. 22, Spring 2015

2015 / Lenscratch, Family Outtakes, November, 2015

2014 / Laurus Magazine: After Dark, pp. 20, 25, 44, Issue No. 1, Fall 2014

2014 / Laurus Magazine, pp. 59, 100, Issue No. 21, Spring 2014

 

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019 / Artist Books, panelist, Medium & Materiality: 2019 Symposium on the Book, Athens, GA, March 22

2019 / University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2019 / "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Reevaluating Fact, Fiction, and the Archive in Christian Patterson's Redheaded Peckerwood,” Crime and Memory, panelist, Radical Fictions: 2019 Historical Fictions Research Network Conference, Manchester, England, February 22

Academic Service

2019 / Selection Committee Member, Post-MFA Photography Fellow, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

2019 / Selection Committee Member, Visiting Artist & Scholar Committee, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 / Student Assistant, NYC Art History Field Study, University of Georgia (Summer)

2019 / Instructor of Record, Introduction to Photography & Image Culture, University of Georgia (Spring)

2018 / Instructor of Record, Introduction to Photography & Image Culture, University of Georgia (Fall)

2018 / Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Photography & Image Culture, University of Georgia (Spring)

2017 / Instructor of Record, Composition & Craft, Feb. 26–March 4, Maine Media Workshops + College, Rockport, ME

2017 / Instructor of Record, Advanced Digital Photography, Feb. 19–25, Maine Media Workshops + College

2017 / Instructor of Record, Introductory Digital Photography, Feb. 12–18, Maine Media Workshops + College

2016 / Instructor of Record, Introductory Digital Photography, Oct. 16–22, Maine Media Workshops + College

2016 / Teaching Assistant, Photography/Multimedia/Book Arts, Maine Media Workshops + College (Summer & Fall)

 

collections

Albion College, Albion, MI

CHROMA, The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY 

En Foco, Bronx, NY 

Private collections