Education

Florida State University – Master of Fine Arts -Installation and Sculpture, August 2000

 

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Bachelor of Fine Arts –Ceramics/Weaving

Magna Cum Laude      May 1997    

 

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale – Bachelor of Science -Interior Design/Art, May 1992

 

Belleville Area College – Associate of Arts, August 1988

 

Professional Experience

Artist, Tallahasse, FL, Lafayette, IN, Austin, TX

Fall 2000 to Present

  • Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Mural Art

 

Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Fall 2006 to Spring 2012

  • Interior Design

 

Visiting Instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Fall 2005, Spring 2006

  • Interior Design

 

Adjunct Faculty, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003

  • Sculpture

 

Adjunct Faculty, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002

  • Wheelthrowing

 

Adjunct Faculty, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL

Fall 2001

  • Color Theory

Spring 2002

  • Intermediate Drawing

 

Teaching Assistant, (instructor of record), Florida State University

Fall 1999, Spring 2000

  • Ceramic Sculpture

 

Teaching Assistant, Florida State University

Spring 1999

  • Methods and Concepts

 

Director, Middle School Art Project, Oglesby Union Art Center, Tallahassee, FL

Summer 1999

  • Organized summer program for middle school students
  • Ceramic Sculpture, Wheelthrowing, and Drawing and Painting, with an emphasis in student participation in the gallery setup and show

 

Graduate Assistant, Oglesby Union Art Center, Tallahassee, FL

January 1998- August 1999

  • Beginning and Advanced Wheelthrowing

  • Studio Assistant

 

Instructor, LeMoyne Art Education Center, Tallahassee, FL

Summer 1998, 1999

  • Handbuilding and wheelthrowing to elementary and middle school students
  • Ceramics, painting, and sculpture to high school students

 

Interior Designer, Interior Space, Inc., St. Louis, MO

December 1992 - December 1997

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kiel Center Arena, Edward Jones Corporate Headquarters, Mercantile Bank, Magna Bank, Roosevelt Bank
  • Responsible for project design, development, and presentation to clients
  • Technical expertise with programming, schematic design, space planning, AutoCAD, and materials and finishes

 

Interior Designer, Louer Facility Planning, Inc., Edwardsville, IL

January 1997 – December 1997

  • Design team member on several large design projects
  • Technical expertise with schematic design, space planning, AutoCAD, and materials and finishes

 

Shows/Exhibitions 

2014           

Hello Show, Austin’s Pizza, Lake Hills Fitness, Austin, TX

Local Color, Bee Cave Coffee, Austin, TX

Art and Wine Walk: Five of CAC's Finest, Bee Cave Coffee, Austin, TX

Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative, Austin’s Pizza, Austin, TX

 

2012           

Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts, University of Mary Washington- Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA

Birds of a Feather, Lala Gallery, Lafayette, IN

Dinner Party, Lala Gallery, Lafayette, IN 

Current Inventiveness, Lala Gallery, Lafayette, IN

 

2011           

*Solo Exhibition

Domestic Meditations 2, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 48th Annual Interior Design

     Educators Council International Conference, Denver, CO

 

2010           

Forms In Motion, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

Urban Pulse, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL                                

White Show, Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, TX

Off Center, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Heaventree of Stars, Hotel Roanoke,

     Roanoke, VA

 

2009           

White Show, Signs of Life Gallery, Lawerance, KS

Common Threads; All Things Connected, St. Paul Cultural Center, Chicago, IL   

 

2008           

Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL

*Solo Exhibition

Bon Appétit, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Environment, Textiles and Design Gallery, Madison, WI

WCA Midwest Regional Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 45th Annual Interior Design Educators Council  

                   International Conference, Montreal, Quebec Canada  

 

2007     

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 44th Annual Interior Design Educators

                   Council International Conference, Austin, TX

Corporate Climbers, Division of Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

2006           

Passion & Persistence, Focus on Studio Furniture, Indianapolis Art CenterIndianapolis, IN 

Lafayette’s Women Artists, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

 

2005            

*Solo Exhibition    The Heaventree of Stars, Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College,  

                             Crawfordsville, IN

 The Way We Saw The World, Munce Art Center, Zionsville, IN

Renoir’s Lunch, Forum Financial, Indianapolis, IN (commission)

55th Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Ouincy Art Center, Quincy, IN

IAC Grant Show, Wells Center, April 22, Lafayette, IN

The Creative Impulse, Minnetrista Center, Muncie, IN

Indiana Now!, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

 

2004           

Holiday One Peace Show, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

11th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Krempp Gallery, Jasper, IN

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA

DisPlace, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

 

2003           

Lafayette Art Walk, Studio Opening, Lafayette, IN

 

2002            

Faculty Annual, Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL

*Solo Exhibition       Veil, Tallahassee Community College Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

 

2001           

Faculty Art Exhibit, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL

Faculty Annual, Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL

 MFA Graduate Exhibition, Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL

MFA Exhibition, Claude Pepper Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

MFA Exhibition, LeMoyne Education Complex, Studio A, Tallahassee, FL

Crave, Warehouse Gallery, Tallahassee, FL (performance)

Stray Legs, LeMoyne Education Complex, Studio A Tallahassee, FL

Bird Room Exhibit, Museum of Natural History, Tallahassee, FL

 Campus Mural Project, Sodexho Marriott, Tallahassee, FL (commission)

 

1999     

*Solo Exhibition      Collective Memories, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

The Jean Bordeaux Florida Sculpture Competition, LeMoyne Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Cycles, Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, FL

Fee-mail, Windows on Gaines, Tallahassee, FL

7 Ceramists & An Abstract Painter, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Sink (w)hole, Leon Sinks State Park, Tallahassee, FL

Erotica, MFA Warehouse, Tallahassee, FL

Visual Healing, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Faculty Show, Oglesby Union Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Art Crawl, Warehouse Billiards, Tallahassee, FL

Unfair, Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL

 

1996     

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit, University Center Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

Mexica Show, SIU-E Fine Arts Gallery, Edwardsville, IL (travel study)

Undergraduate Art Show, SIU-E Fine Arts Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

 

1995           

Mexica Show, SIU-E Fine Arts Gallery, Edwardsville, IL (travel study) 

Undergraduate Art Show, SIU-E Fine Arts Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

 

Awards/Scholarships 

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 48th Annual Interior Design Educators  

     Council International Conference, First Place for Red Velvet Wedding Cake, 2011

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 45th Annual Interior Design Educators  

     Council International Conference, First Place for Corporate Climbers, 2008

Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 44th Annual Interior Design Educators  

     Council International Conference, Second Place for Renoir’s Lunch, 2007

Indiana Arts Commission Grant, Individual Artist Program Grant, 2006-2007

55th Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Ouincy Art Center, Merit Award, 2005

Indiana Now!, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, First Place Award – Sculpture, 2005

Indiana Arts Commission Grant, Individual Artist Program Grant, 2004-2005

Graduate Assistantship, Florida State University, 1998, 1999, 2000

Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination, Florida State University Faculty, 1999

FSU Campus Beautification Project award winner, 1998, 1999

SIU-E Undergraduate Art Show, Wagner Potter’s Association Award, 1996

American Institute of Architects, St. Louis Design Awards, Merit Award, 1996

IFDA Student Design Competition, 1992

Student Design Competition:  A Charrette in Store Planning, University of Missouri,

     Columbia, Second Place, 1991

Minnie May Pitkin Scholarship Award - Interior Design, 1991

Highland Business and Professional Women’s Organization Scholarship, 1990

 

Visiting Artist Lectures 

Art and Design Consultant, Mobile Italy Workshop, Undergraduate summer travel

     abroad workshop offered through the School of Fine Arts of Miami University, 2011

 

Artist Lecture, The Garden, Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, OH, 2011

 

Keynote Address, Art in the Public Space: Case Study of Building and Placement of   

     150 Art Works, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Southwest Regional  

     Conference, Fayetteville, AR, 2010

 

Artist/Design Lecture, The Nexus of Art, Architecture, and Interior Design, University of

     Arkansas Interior Design Student Organization, Fayetteville, AR, 2010

 

Brittingham Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2008

 

45th Annual Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, Montreal, Quebec Canada, 2008

 

44th Annual Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, Austin,TX, 2007

 

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, 2005

 

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN, 2005

 

Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 2004

 

Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 2001

  

Membership

2014 - Present                        Texas Sculpture Group

2014 - Present                     Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative (Co-founder)

                                             Position: President, Exhibition Committee Chair

2010 – 2012                        College Art Association (CAA)

2007 – 2012                        Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

2009 – 2012                        Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

                     Position:  Creative Scholarship Co-Coordinator

                     Scholarship Collaborative Committee Member

2008 - 2012                        Women’s Caucus for Art