EDUCATION

MFA       2011       Drawing and Painting, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
BA          2005     Studio Art, University of Arizona (summa cum laude) 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015       Wilds, College of Southern Nevada Art Galleries, North Las Vegas, NV  

2014       Wilds, Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY 

2012       Shadows to Shallows, Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery, Kaneohe, HI 

2011        Between Two WatersMFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016       Interrupted, Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

2015       Artists of Hawai'i, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
               13 Women, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu, HI 

2013       Faculty Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI 

2012       Japanese Chamber of Commerce 34th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition,                     
               Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI 
               Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI 

2011        Japanese Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition,                
               Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI           
               Faculty and Staff Exhibition
, Academy Art Center, Honolulu HI 

2010       Awards Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
               Body/Mind, Y-Center for the Visual Arts, Honolulu, HI 
               Command-Option-Escape
, The ARTS at Mark's Garage, Honolulu, HI            
               32nd Graduate Student Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Art Gallery Honolulu, HI
               Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI

2009      Japanese Chamber of Commerce 31st Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibit,                       
               Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI
               Art Upstairs: Emerging Hawai'i Artists (curated), Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI
               2008-2009 Awards Exhibition, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i at Manoa,                
               Reaching Out, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI
               ArtMania, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
               31st Graduate Student Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2008      Colors of Life, Gallery Art and Design, Richmond, VA

2007      Faculty Exhibition, BRIO Fine Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2005      BA/BFA Senior Exhibition, Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
               A Colorful Crowd, The Fremont House, Tucson, AZ
               Spirit of Inquiry, Undergraduate Research Forum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2004      Painting Matters, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ


AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS

2015       Melusine Award for Painting, Honolulu Museum of Art  
               Recognition Award, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

2011        2nd Place Two Dimensional Art, 33rd Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition
               John Young Scholarship in the Arts, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2010       Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
               Geraldine P. Clark Memorial Fellowship in Painting, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
               H. John Heide Fellowship in Art, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2009      Helen Gilbert-Bushnell Memorial Award in Painting, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2005      Staff Choice Award, Scribendi Magazine, University of New Mexico

2004      Undergraduate Research Grant in Fine Arts, Honors College, University of Arizona   

2001       Albert M. Haldeman Scholarship, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona


RESIDENCIES

2015      Artists in the Schools Residency, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts in Partnership
              with the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School, Honolulu, HI

              Artists in the Schools Residency, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts in Partnership
              with the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Queen Ka'ahumanu Elementary School , Honolulu, HI

2014      Artists in the Schools Residency, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts in Partnership
              with the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School, Honolulu, HI    

2013      Artists in the Schools Residency, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture &  the Arts in Partnership
              with the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Kaimuki Middle School, Honolulu, HI          

2012      Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY 


LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2015      Artist Talk, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
              Artist Talk, College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV

2014      Artist Talk, Berea College, Berea, KY
              Artist Talk, Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY
              Artist Talk, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 

2012      Artist Talk, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY
              Drawing Workshop for Master of Education in Teaching Cohort, Institute for Teacher Education,
              University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 


COLLECTIONS
           
          
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
           Cantor Art Collection of Phoenix, Arizona 


PUBLICATIONS 
 
2012      “One Half Living for Two: Cross-Cultural Paradigms of Twinship and Twin Loss.” OMEGA  Journal of
               Death and Dying. Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., Volume 64, Number 1, 2011-2012.  


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016       Cheng, Martha. "Sharing a Soul." FLUX Hawaii Magazine. Spring 2016. p 62-67

2015       Nelson, Shane. "Honolulu Museum of Art Unveils 'Artists of Hawaii Exhibit." Travel Weekly. July 20, 2015
               Goldberg, David A.M. "Visual Artists Highlighted in Juried Exhibit." Honolulu Star Advertiser. July 12, 2015. p F1
               Goldberg, David A.M. "Great Women of Art." Honolulu Star Advertiser. February 1, 2015
               Griffith, Lesa. "A Sneak Peak Inside Honolulu Museum of Art's Competitive Summer Exhibit." Honolulu Magazine. January 2, 2015

2011        Berger, John. "Healing Comes 'Between Two Waters.'" Honolulu Star Advertiser. September 11, 2011. p G2

2010       Stevens, Amanda. "First Exhibit at New Arts Loft." Honolulu Advertiser. May 2, 2010. p D3
               Fujihara, Chad, ed. "Featured Artist: Emily McIlroy." Ka Lamakua: The Creative Element at UH Manoa. March 4, 2010
               Morse, Marcia. "Class Creations: Diverse Hawai'i Graduate Exhibition Gives a Glimpse of What's to Come in Local Art."
               Honolulu Weekly. Vol. 20, no. 4, January 27-February 2, 2010.
               Cook, Lynn. "Art Center Instructors Get Their Moment in the Spotlight." Honolulu Advertiser. January 17, 2010

2009      Morse, Marcia. “The Graduates." Honolulu Weekly. Vol. 19, no. 4, January 28-February 3, 2009. p 15

2007      Arizona Alumnus, University of Arizona, Spring 2007

2005      Scribendi, University of New Mexico, vol. 19, 2005

2003      Scribendi, University of New Mexico, vol. 17, 2003
               Persona, University of Arizona, 2003

2002      Persona, University of Arizona, 2002


CURRENT POSITIONS

Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI                 
Instructor, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI
Art Educator, Hawai'i State Art Museum