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Curriculum Vitae



 

Education

May 2020           Emerson College, Boston MA. Master of Fine Arts in Film & Media Arts

Sept. 2010          Emerson College, Boston MA. Master of Arts in Media Arts: Video Production

May 2007           University of Massachu
setts, Amherst MA. Bachelor of Arts in English; Certification in Film Studies


Solo Exhibitions

2022-2023      Featured Artist for the Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative at the Worcester Art Museum - Worcester, MA  


Film Festivals

2023             Official Selection for A Momentary Stop at the Down East Flick Fest, Kinston, NC

202
3             Official Selection for Illuminated at the Valkyrie International Film Festival, Amherst, NY

2023             Official Selection for Letter of Truth at the Valkyrie International Film Festival, Amherst, NY
 
 
2021             Semi-finalist for Illuminated at the Blow Up: International Arthouse Filmfest, Chicago, IL

2021             Honorable Mention for View at the Zoo at the Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY

2021            Official Selection for Letter of Truth at the Creators Film Festival, Springfield, MA

2021             Official Selection for Illuminated at the 401 Film Festival, Warren, RI

2021            Honorable Mention for View at the Zoo at the Experimental Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA

2021            Semi-finalist for Illuminated at the Film Arte Festival, Madrid, Spain

2021             Official Selection for View at the Zoo at the United States Super 8 & Digital Video Festival, New Brunswick, NJ

2021             Honorable Mention for Illuminated at the Screener Shorts Festival, Hackney London, UK

2020             Finalist for Illuminated in the Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athens, Greece


2020             Official Selection for Illuminated at Vastlab Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2020            Semi-finalist for
Letter of Truth at the WNY Film, Arts. Music Event, Batavia, NY

2020            Official Selection for Letter of Tru
th at the Middlesex Film Festival, Middlesex County, MA

2020             Official Selection for Letter of Truth at the Online New England Film Festival

2020             Official Selection for Letter of Truth at the Chelmsford Short Film Festival, Chelmsford, MA

2019             Official Selection for Letter of Truth at the Oasis Short Film Screening Series

2018            Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at the New York Cat Film Festival - New York, NY  

2018           Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at Shawna Shea Film Festival - Uxbridge, MA

2018            Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at SSFF Shorts Film Festival - Bolton, MA                
                 Won Best Local Short Film Award

2018            Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at Avalonia Film Festival - Providence, RI
                 Won Best Coming of Age Short Film Award

2018            Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at Film & Her: A Female Filmmaker's  Showcase- Erie, PA

2018            Official Selection for Off for the Weekend at the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival - Owensboro, KY

2018            Official Selection for Leftovers at the Caldas Film Festival - Caldas, Portugal

2017            Semi-Finalist for Leftovers at the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA

2017            Official Selection for Leftovers at the Miami Monthly Independent Film Festival  – Miami, FL


2016            Official Selection for Leftovers at the Women's International Film and Arts Festival - Miami, FL

2016            Semi-finalist for Leftovers at LA Cinefest - Los Angeles, CA

2016            Official Selection for Leftovers at the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival - Owensboro, KY
                    Won for Best Editor


 

Small Group Shows by Invitation

2020          Worcester County in Four Parts: Photographs by Louie Despres, Anne Greene, Eric Nichols, and Brittany Severance                   
                     Exhibition at the State House - Boston, MA

2019           The Medium is the Medium Exhibition at the Huret and Spector Gallery - Boston, MA

 

2018           Misremembered at the Fort Point Community Center Gallery - Boston, MA

 

Screenings and Exhibitions by Invitation

2023          Aura Exhibition at the White Room - Worcester, MA

2023          A Different Stage Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery - Worcester, MA

2023          14 Artists 14 Curators Exhibition at the
Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University   - Worcester, MA

2022          Contemporary Crompton Exhibition at the White Room - Worcester, MA

2021           Material Needs Grant Exhibition at ArtsWorcester in the Davis Gallery - Worcester, MA

2021           Faculty Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery - Worcester, MA

2021           Threads Undone Exhibition at the Emerson Contemporary Media Art Gallery- Boston, MA

2018           Faculty Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery - Worcester, MA

2017           Faculty Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery - Worcester, MA

2016          My Recent Work at the Worcester Pop-Up Gallery - Worcester, MA

2014          Faculty Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery - Worcester, MA

 

2012          Faculty Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery- Worcester, MA

2010         Masters Projects’ Screening at The Paramount Theater - Boston, MA.

2010         Kelley for Ellie at the Wharf Room, Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA.

2009         Thesis Projects’ Screening at The Bordy Theater – Boston, MA

2007         Spring Screening at South College Screening Room, UMass Amherst - Amherst, MA.

 

Juried Art Exhibitions

2023         Parfitt Thinking of Home Exhibition at the New Hampshire Art Association
- Dover, NH

2023         Danforth Juried Exhibition at the Danforth Art Museum - Framingham, MA

2023         87th Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA

2023        20th ArtsWorcester Biennial - Worcester,  MA
               Won Honorable Mention for the photograph "Puzzle Piece"

2023        Frames Within Frames Exhibition at the Praxis Photo Arts Center - St. Paul, MN

2023         Glad You Asked Exhibition at the See Saw Art Gallery - Manchester, NH

2022           Jack Parfitt Exhibition at the New Hampshire Art Association - Dover, NH

2022 - 2023   Your Body Belongs to You Exhibition - St Gilles Croix de Vie, France

2022            Still Life II Exhibition at the Chateau Gallery - Louisville, KY

2022            8th International Call Photography Exhibition at the RI Center for Photographic Arts - Providence, RI

2021             Homecoming 2021 Photography Exhibition at the JKC Gallery - Trenton, NJ

2021             How I See You Photography Exhibition at Float Magazine

2021             Gestalt Film Photography Exhibition at the Engine Gallery -  Biddeford, ME

2021             51st Nor'easter Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art - New Britain, CT

2021             85th Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA
                      Won Honorable Mention for the photograph Dad's Desk.


2021             A Sense of Place Photography Exhibition at Site: Brooklyn Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

2021             Life Exhibition at the A Smith Gallery -  Johnson City, TX

2020             Nights and Weekends: Art Teacher Artists  at the Davis Art Gallery - Worcester, MA

2019             84th Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA

2019            18th ArtsWorcester Biennial at the East Gallery- Worcester, MA

2018            83rd Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA

2018            21st Regional Juried Works Exhibition at the Newburyport Arts Association - Newburyport, MA

2018            Secret Gardens Exhibition at the Nave Gallery - Somerville, MA

2018            Sanctuary Exhibition at the 263 Gallery - Cambridge, MA

2018            Time Machines Exhibition at the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery  - Worcester, MA             

2017            Restructured Exhibition at the Annex Gallery  - Cambridge, MA

2017            New England Collective VIII at Galatea Fine Arts Gallery  - Boston, MA

2017            82nd Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA

2017            National Juried Show 2017 at the Cambridge Art Association  - Cambridge, MA

2017            Make Your Mark Exhibition at the Providence Art Club - Providence, RI

2017           Small Works Salon 2017 at the Chandler Gallery - Cambridge, MA

2017           Up/Rooted National Juried Exhibition at the Brookline Arts Center - Brookline, MA

2017            2017 Open Juried Exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography - Brattleboro, VT

2017           3rd Open Call Accepted Artists Exhibition at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts - Providence, RI

2017           Home: Self, Spirit, Space Exhibition at the Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University - Worcester, MA

2016        
   Out of the Woods: Fairytales Re-Imagined Exhibition at the Annex Gallery - Cambridge, MA

2016            81st Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA


2016            Spring Fling Exhibition at Arcworks Community Art Center - Peabody, MA

2016            19th Regional Juried Works Exhibition at the Newburyport Arts Association - Newburyport, MA

2016            The Small Works Exhibition at the Lemonade Stand Gallery - Key West, FL

2016           Now! New Work, New Artists Exhibition at the Krikorian and Aurora Galleries - Worcester, MA


2015           The Second Curated Fridge Show – Somerville, MA
                   
2015          
Bite: Food as Art Exhibition at the Nave Gallery – Somerville, MA
                       
2013            Worcester Biennial Exhibition at the Aurora Gallery - Worcester, MA
                    Nostalgia Series Photographs, Tied for first place in Best of Photography.

 


Curatorial Work

2018         Us: A Group Exhibition at the Sprinkler Factory - Worcester, MA


Group Member Exhibitions

2023          Strut Exhibition at ArtsWcrcester - Worcester, MA

2015          Summer Salon at the Rollstone Studios – Fitchburg, MA

2014          Model Behavior at the Aurora Gallery – Worcester, MA.

2011          Members Exhibit: 2011 at the Marion Art Center – Marion, MA

2013          Winter Solstice Exhibition at the Griffin Photography Museum –Winchester, MA.

 

        

Creative Cinematic Work Experience


2023         Periphery (currently in production)
                  Writer, director, producer, editor, and director of photography for a narrative short about a young man returning to his
                   childhood
haunts to piece together memories of the past. 

2023           The Home Front (currently in post-production)
                       Director of Photography for a narrative short about a female reporter returning to her hometown to uncover the
                   t
ruth about the death of a young artist.

2023         Correspondence
                 
Co-directed with Herman Servatius, this three minute experimental video reflects on forms of communication
      
 
2023         The Housekeeper
                      Set photographer for a narrative short about a young woman struggling in the class system in America.
                  Directed by Masou
d Arabkouchehkhatibi.

2023        A Momentary Stop
                
Writer, director, director of photography and editor for a thirteen minute narrative short focusing on a young woman
                 tying
up loose ends as she embarks on her journey to graduate school.

2023        Divine Providence
                     Set photographer and production designer for a narrative short focusing on a confessional during the Blizzard of 1078

2022       Maria
                 Production Designer for a short film focusing on a young Latinex woman weighing the life choices of an abortion.
                    Directed by Michelle Falcon Fontanez.

2022        Swimming with Stones
                     Set photographer and behind the scenes videographer for a short experimental drama about grief.
                
Directed by Amber Yang. 

2022         I Hear Spring is Beautiful
                   Scri
pt supervisor and set photographer for a musical short film directed by Malachi Van Nice.

2021         Unlike Any Other
                  Director of Photography for a 15 minute experimental social issue film about issues of pride, loss, identity, and
                  evolution for Black wo
men and Black culture directed by Lashea Johnson.

2020         View at the Zoo    
                       Director, cinematographer, and editor of the 12 minute experimental short film.

2020         Illuminated
                      Director and editor of the 11 minute experimental short film about seeing engineered lights with low vision.

2019         Letter of Truth
                  Writer, director, and editor of an 10 minute short film about a young newlywed woman who discovers her husband
                  is cheating on her through a love letter from another woman.


2017          Off for the Weekend 

                 Writer, director, and editor of an 11 minute short film about a young woman attempting to communicate with
                  her mother after arriving to pet sit for a couple and everything goes awry.   

 

2016          Leftovers
                  Writer, director, and editor of a 32 minute drama about a young woman moving past her
                 remaining feelings for her ex-boyfriend, while learning to appreciate her present circumstances.

2015       
  Breakfast with Mike
                  Director of Photography of a 20 minute short comedy about a not-so-average angel saving a depressed and
                  desperate
young man from committing suicide. 

 

2012         City Slicks in Sixty Six

                  Director and editor of a one minute experimental video about the overabundant sights and activity for
                 a tourist to explore in New York City.

2010         Tarnished Gold

                  Writer, producer, director, camera, and editor of a 49 minute masters’ thesis video project. A romantic drama
                 about discovering ones’ path to happiness in early adulthood while dealing with big life decisions.

2009         The Sighting

                  Director, cinematographer, and editor of a five-minute experimental high-definition video, which explores
                 the idea of the dead retaining contact with the living for a final goodbye.

2009         Fire Road

                  Assistant Director for a 40 minute masters thesis project video. A narrative drama between an elderly man
                 and a young ranger-in-training who strike an unlikely friendship in a national park during an autumn afternoon.

2009        Hard Drive

                  Director of Photography and Assistant Director of a 35 minute masters thesis’ project. A dark comedy about a
                 computer with a special hard drive that slowly transforms and takes over a film studies undergraduate’s life.  



Guest Lectures, Artist Talks, and Media Appearances

2023        Guest lecturer for a Conceptual Development course in the MFA program at Emeron College- Boston, MA

2023        Guest on Worcester State University's The Beat news and talk program- Worcester, mA

2023        RI PBS A
rts Inc. television series Season 1 Episode 13 - "Through My Lens" Featured Artist

2023        Six Worcester Photographers & Artists at the Worcester Historical Museum- Worcester, mA

2021          Threads Undone Artist Talk at the Emerson Contemporary Gallery - Boston, MA

2018          FPAC Gallery Misremembered Artist Talk - Boston, MA



Assistant Professor of Communication - Worcester State University

2022-Present                Understanding Movies                                                                      
                                             Worcester State University, Worcester, MA                                             
                                             Providing lectures, film screenings, and discussions on the theory, practice, and 
                                             history of classic and contemporary cinema.

 
                                            Movie Production 

                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                              Teaching in-class workshops and set simulations, lecturing on cinematic form,  and providing
                                              in-depth critiques of student work and projects.


                                              Introduction to Video
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA


                                              Independent Study in Media Production: Screenwriting                                      
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA 

                                              One on one guided instruction on writing a feature length screenplay and tv pilot. 


                                    Introduction to Digitsl Photography
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA                                 

 Director of the Center for Community Media - Worcester State University

2022- Present             Working with students in the Communication Department and community media course to provide
                                 outreach and support for local organizations in the greater Worcester area through media.


Full-time Visiting Faculty Appointment Coursework
                                  

 2021 - 2022                     Understanding Movies                                                                      
                                             Worcester State University, Worcester, MA                                            

 
                                            Documentary Production 

                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                              Teaching in-class workshops, discussing video ethics, lecturing on documentary form,  and providing
                                              in-depth critiques of student work and projects


                                              Introduction to Video
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                              Independent Study in Media Production                                       
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA 
                                              Providing assignments and guidance for building a director's visual presentation  binder                         
                                              with a focus on writing, directing and editing for narrative film.


2018  - 2019                       Understanding Movies                                                                      
                                             Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
                                            

 
                                            Documentary Production 

                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

      
                                               Media Writing                                                     
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
                                                
                                               Instructing on the proper use of grammar, spelling, and writing within the AP Styleguide for                          
                                               various occupations within the media industry.

                                              Visual Media Literacy
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA    
                                              Providing an introduction to semiotics and visual language theory on how to deconstruct images
                                              within the media industry as well as art and visual media.


                                               Independent Study in Media Production                                       
                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
 
 
               
2017  - Spring                     Directed Study for Senior Capstone
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
                                              Providing assignments and guidance for building a culminating capstone experience
                                              with a focus on media production.


                                              Understanding Movies                  
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA            

 
                                               Documentary Production 

                                               Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
 

                                               Introduction to Mass Communications                                                           
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                               Instructing students in the fundamentals of all areas of communication including the theory,
                                              production, and history of sound, film, video, journalism, publishing, and television. 


 

2012-2013                           Understanding Movies                  
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester,                         

                                               Introduction to Mass Communications                                                           
                                              Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                           

                                                Public Speaking

                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                                Providing lectures, activities, and critiques that demonstrate the fundamentals of public
                                               speaking as students also develop their presentation skills.


 

Part-time Faculty Coursework

2021                                        Intermediate Photography
                                             
Clark University, Worcester MA


2020  - 2022                         Photography 1
                                                 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2020                                       Smartphone: Mobile Media Art                                                    
                                                Clark University, Worcester, MA   


2020 -2021                           Intro to Darkroom Photography                                      
          
                                      Clark University, Worcester, MA   

2016                                        Media Writing     
                                               
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA                                 
     

2013 - 2020                          Understanding Movies

                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
                                    
                                      

2012 - 2016                           Public Speaking

                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA


2012 - 2019                          Introduction to Mass Communications 
                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

 

2011                                        Interpersonal Communications in Media

                                                Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

                                                Instructing students through reflective journals, essays, exams,  projects, and presentations on
                                                how interpersonal communications affects our daily lives and the impact that media and
                                                technology has placed on how we communicate.


 

Teaching Assistantships

2008 -2009                          Documentary Production (VM377, VM621)

                                                Emerson College, Boston, MA

                                                Lecturer: Marc Fields. Co-taught in-class workshops, trouble shooting equipment, prepared
                                               handouts, and gave critiques
of student work in both undergraduate and graduate sections.

2009                                      Foundations in Visual and Media Arts Production (VM120)

                                                Emerson College, Boston, MA

                                                Lecturer: David Kelleher. Co-taught in-class workshops on video, audio, and editing
                                               equipment,  prepared assignments and updates on classroom website, gave critiques on projects
                                               as well as graded and kept records of four sections of undergraduate mid-term and final exams in
                                               courses.


 

Production Experience

2007 – Present                    Media Artist and Freelance Videographer/Editor

                                                Video and film projects that include features, documentaries, shorts, live performances,
                                               
weddings, and corporate productions.

2011 - 2012                           Camera Operator/Photo Assistant/Editor

                                                Four Star Productions, Fitchburg, MA

                                                Operating video cameras for live dance events around New England as well as assisting with
                                               digital photo ed
iting, and video post-production services.

2011                                       Video Journalist/Freelance Writer

                                               Sippican Week, Marion, MA

                                               Producing informative video clips, photos, and articles for the weekly paper and online in the
                                              towns of Marion
, Mattapoisett, and Rochester.

2011                                       Videographer

                                                University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

                                                Creative video-recordings of live lectures and hands-on physics labs for K-12 teachers in a
                                               professional development course being prepared for online instruction and distribution.

 

2010                                       Volunteer

                                                Old Rochester Community Television, Marion, MA

                                                Assisting in the production of local television programming, running cameras, switcher,
                                               and other studio equipment.

2010                                       Production Intern     

                                                WGBH Forum Network, Boston, MA

                                                Shot local events and lectures, managed, edited, and recorded metadata as well as created
                                               media-based content for the web.

2010                                       Pre-Production Office Intern           

                                                Massachusetts Film Office, Boston, MA

                                                Organized and managed production documents, analyzed. critiqued, and broke down movie
                                               scripts. Communicated directly with ind
ustry professionals and researched locations for scouts.

2007 - 2008                          Documentary Video Intern                                                                                                                     
                                                 Acorn Productions, Easthampton, MA

                                                Designed and created DVD menus. Logged and edited footage for a Grassroots Campaign video.

2007                                        Camera Production Assistant                                                                                             
                                                Bubble Trubble Productions, Amherst, MA

                                                 Set up and broke down video camera equipment, labeled HDV tapes, and operated slate.



Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2023                                        Honorable Mention for Puzzle Piece
                                           
   ArtsWorcester

2023                                        Worcester State Foundation Grant Recipient
                                                 Worcester State University

2022                                         Alden Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
                                                  Worcester State University

2021                                          Curator's Choice Award for the How I See You Exhibition
                                                   Float Magazine                                      

2021                                         The Stephen Jarecki Photography Prize Honorable Mention for Dad's Desk
                                                   Fitchburg Art Museum
                                           
2020                                         President's Award Recipient                                                    
                                                  Emerson College

2020                                         Material Needs Grant Recipient   
                                                  ArtsWorcester

2018 - Present                       Emerson College Fellowship Award
                                             
  Emerson College

2018                                        Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
                                             
Worcester State University

2018                                        The Silver Award for Narrative Short for Off for the Weekend
                                                 International Independent Film Awards

2018                                        Best Local Short Film Award for Off for the Weekend
                                              
SSFF Shorts Film Festival

2018                                         Best Coming of Age Short Film Award for Off for the Weekend
                                            
   Avalonia Film Festival


2018                                 Semi-finalist Award for Off for the Weekend                                               
                                                 Hollywood Screenings Film Festival


2018                                 Finalist Award  for Off for the Weekend   
                                                 Wendy's Film Awards

2017                                 Honorable Mention Award for Best Short Film for Off for the Weekend                                               
                                                 One Reeler Short Film Competition


2017                                 Semi-finalist Award for Leftovers
                                             
  Hollywood Scr
eenings Film Festival

2016                                         Women Filmmakers Award of Recognition November 2016 for Leftovers
                                                  Best Shorts Film Competition

2016                                         Special Mention Award for Leftovers
                                       Global Shorts Competition

2016                                         Semi-finalist Award for Leftovers
                                               
Los Angeles Cinefest


2016                                         Best Editor Award for Leftovers
                                               Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival


2013                                         Best in Photography Award
                                                 ArtsWorcester

2008 - 2010                           Graduate Assistantship Award                   

                                                 Emerson College

2007                                        Nominee for Michael S. Roif Award

                                                  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 

Select Publications

2023                      Access Magazine. "Central Massachusetts Artist Intitative." Worcester Art Museum Spring/Summer 2023 Issue.
                               pg. 18.

2022                     Access Magazine. "Central Massachusetts Artist Intitative." Worcester Art Museum Fall/Winter 2022-2                   3 Issue.               

2021                      The Boston Globe. "For Blind Photographer Brittany Severance - Everything is Illuminated." by Cate  
                               McQuaid. Interview and Accompanied Images.

2018                      South Boston Online. "'Misremembered' A Must-See." by Rick Winterson.
                               Accompanied Images.

2018                      The Artful Lancer. "Welcome to the Past, Present and Future – Time Machines."
 
                              by Ciera Cutten. Accompanied Image.

2016                        The Pulse Magazine. "ArtsWorcester and Worcester Center for Crafts bring new art to Worcester"
                                 by Christina Rossetti. Accompanied Image.

 

Organizations


2020 - Present             Women in Film and Video: New England Chapter

2016 - Present              Fitchburg Art Museum Member

2016 - Present              Photographic Resource Center Member

2015 – 2017                  Project L.E.N.S.

 

2013 - Present             Arts Worcester Member

2013- Present
             Griffin Photography Museum Member

 

2011                              Marion Arts Center Member

2010 – 2011                Old Rochester Cable Access Television

2008 - 2010                Emerson Media Graduate Film Society

 

2003- 2007                  Shortcuts Short Story Journal

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