MFA,   Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2019

           Collegiate Teaching Certificate II (Pending)

BA,      Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2015

Awards and Honors

Robert Giard Fellowship Finalist

TC Colley Award Honorary Mention

Graduate Assistantship, RISD

Graduate Fellowship, RISD

Yetzirah (Art) Fellowship, Jewish Enrichment Center, Chicago IL

Presidential Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, IL

Anderson Ranch Art Center Scholarship, Snowmass Village, CO

Hahnemühle Award, Undergraduate Thesis Work, Columbia College Chicago, IL


Selected Group Exhibitions

RISD Summer Faculty Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI

We Thought of You, Gelmen Gallery, Providence RI. Juried.

New Photography, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence RI

RISD Triennial Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Nine of Them, RedEye Gallery, Providence RI

Gendered, Juried Exhibition, Mint Museum Uptown, NC.

Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation into Contemporary Identities, Hartmann Center IL

Manifest Urban Arts Festival, BA + BFA Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, IL

Double Exposure, Fotovakschool / Columbia College, Rotterdam / Amsterdam / Chicago

EXPOChicago, ShopColumbia, Chicago IL

Columbia College Digital Lab Photo Hall, Chicago IL

Shutter Club Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, IL


In The News: From Santa Muerte to Saint Leonard Cohen

the revealer: a review of religion & media, Kali Handleman, 2018

Ain't-Bad Issue No.13 Top 100, 2018

PROTOCOLS: Issue #3 - BORDERS, 2018

Vaybertaytsh Interview (Feminist Yiddish Podcast), 2018

“There Are No Queer Chassidic Jews: Or Why Shterna Goldbloom is Photographing Them”

Lilith Magazine, Rebecca Halff, 2018

“Sitra Achra: Shterna Goldbloom on the Ones Who Don’t Follow”

In Geveb, Yiddish Journal, Diana Clark, 2018

Double Exposure, Visual Creature, Fotovakschool, 2015


Teaching & Professional Experience


Grad Peer Instructor, Co-Works Studio, Rhode Island School of Design

Faculty, Pre-College Darkroom Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

Teachers Assistant, Digital Photography with Steve Smith, Rhode Island School of Design

Undergraduate Mentorship, Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design

2015 - 2017

Open Art Studio, Rodfei Tzedek, Chicago IL.  

Art Educator & Coordinator, Jewish Enrichment Center, Chicago IL  

Artist Assistant, Kelli Connell Studio, Chicago IL

2014 - 15

Photography Teacher, Shterna Goldbloom, Chicago IL

2013 – 14

Internship with Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL

2012 - 13

Photography Teacher, Sabin Dual Language Magnet School, Chicago IL

2009 - 10

Photography Intern, Brian McConkey Photography, Chicago IL



“Treyf Feygele Zine” Shterna Goldbloom, University of Chicago Library, 2015