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Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY. Bachelors of Industrial Design (BID) 2009 Cum Laude
            Concentration: Furniture, Product & Environmental Design.
            2006 Foundation Award Winner: “Excellence in 3-Dimensional Design”

Relevant Experience

Designer, Furniture + Product, 2010 - 2013
            Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York NY
                        Designed: fine and casual furniture, lighting, mirrors, storage and organization, hardware and patterns  

Artist Assistant, 2005 – 2010
            Derrick Adams Studio, Artist & Curator, Brooklyn NY

Gallery Assistant, 2005 – 2009
            Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center (Non-Profit), New York NY


Out of Line, Long Gallery, New York NY 2018
            TRAP 2 + 3 exhibited

Out of Step, Brooklyn NY 2017
            TRAP Chair & TRAP Side Table exhibited

Jumping the Line, Artiz Group, NYC 2015
            Hillman Credenza #1 exhibited

Hillman U. (A Dream Deferred; A Dream Fulfilled). Proposition Gallery, NYC 2012
            Hillman Credenza #1 & SRR Lounge Chair exhibited

DIFFA’s Dining By Design, NYC 2011
            Adams Table is included in Pratt Institute’s installation mentored by Alfredo Paredes
            Installation wins “Top Pick” by the American Society of Interior Designers

Take a Seat exhibition at IMM Cologne Furniture Fair, Cologne Germany 2010
            SRR Lounge Chair (2009) exhibited
            Curators: Mark Goetz & Marion Diegel

Studio View: Making of “Joe Louis Boxing Gym.”  Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC 2009
            Music video documentary chronicling Derrick Adams’ creation of his Harlem Postcard

Third+Bond, Brooklyn NY 2009-2010
Adams Table (2008) exhibited
Pratt Design Showhouse featuring work by noted alumni, faculty & students

BKLYN DESIGNS, Brooklyn NY 2009
Adams Table (2008) exhibited

"One of the highlights of BKLYN DESIGNS was its exhibit of work by Pratt students curated by professor Tim Richartz, which offered some of the most memorable and playful designs. A glass-top table with a spaghetti-like bentwood oak base by Michael Chuapoco was hard to miss..." - Barry Harwood, curator of decorative arts at the Brooklyn Museum. "The Expert Eye." The Magazine Antiques May 11, 2009.