Curriculum Vitae

Thressa J. Willett  |  thressa.willett@gmail.com
Born in 1971  |  Lives and works in Portland, Maine

EDUCATION

2016 M.F.A., Maine College of Art, Studio Arts
2012 B.F.A., Maine College of Art, New Media
1997 B.A., University of Southern Maine, English

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016 Maine College of Art, Senior Thesis Writing, Teacher Assistant
2015 Maine College of Art, Intro to Textiles, Teacher Assistant

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WORK

Board Member + Volunteer | Portland Youth Dance
Portland, Maine | 2005-present

WORK EXPERIENCE

Writer, Designer, Founder | the Portland Buzz
Portland, Maine | 2011-2014, hiatus, 2017-present

Digital Design + Marketing Specialist | Casco Bay Movers
Portland, Maine | 2008-present

Custom Slipcover Design + Construction | Angela Harrison, Inc.
Gorham, Maine | 2016-present

Nonprofit Marketing + Fundraising | Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Westbrook, Maine | 2013-2014

Digital Marketing Specialist | 50 Fish
Yarmouth, Maine | 2012-2013

Digital Media + Marketing Specialist | The Beadin’ Path
Freeport, Maine | 2006-2012

Retail Shop Entrepreneur | Cayenna Dancewear
Portland, Maine | 2002-2006

Technical Writer + Contract Specialist | Unum
Portland, Maine | 1997-2002

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

2015 Floor Hammer, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 Door, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 Anthropomorphic, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition, ICA at Maine College of Art (MECA)
2015 Free for All.5, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine
2012 Mars and Venus Dress, MECA BFA Show, Portland, Maine

FASHION DESIGN

Fashion Designer | 2015 MECAmorphosis Runway Show
Maine College of Art, ICA | Portland, Maine

Fashion Designer | 2015 Mid-Coast Altered Couture Runway Show
Coleman Burke Gallery | Brunswick, Maine

RECENT DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

2016 Strong Female Character (choreographer) PortFringe Festival
Portland, Maine

2015 Thriller Flash Mob (featured dancer), Monument Square
Portland, Maine

2015 Dance for Autism (with G-tric dance company), WPAC
Westbrook, Maine