Education

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

1997           Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Bachelor of Fine Arts –Ceramics/Weaving *Magna Cum Laude     

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

1988           Belleville Area College – Associate of Arts

 

Professional Experience

2000-Present     ArtistAustin, TX, Lafayette, IN, Tallahasse, FL

  • Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics

2015-2017           Adjunct Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

  • Interior Design

2006-2012         Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • Interior Design

2005-2006        Visiting InstructorPurdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • Interior Design

2002-2003        Adjunct Faculty, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • Sculpture

2000-2002        Adjunct Faculty, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Wheelthrowing

2001 -2002        Adjunct Faculty,, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL

  • Color Theory
  • Intermediate Drawing

1999-2000         Teaching Assistant, (instructor of record), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Ceramic Sculpture

1999                  Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Methods and Concepts

1999                  Director, Middle School Art Project, Oglesby Union Art Center, Tallahassee, FL

  • 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

1998-1999         Graduate Assistant, Oglesby Union Art Center, Tallahassee, FL

  • Beginning and Advanced Wheelthrowing
  • Studio Assistant

1998-1999         Instructor, LeMoyne Art Education Center, Tallahassee, FL

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

1992-1997          Interior Designer, Interior Space, Inc., St. Louis, MO

  • 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

1997                   Interior Designer, Louer Facility Planning, Inc., Edwardsville, IL

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

 

Selected Exhibitions of Creative Work

2017            

East Austin Studio Tour, Canopy, Austin, TX

Profusion in the Void, Texas Sculpture Group, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

Shared View, Austin's Pizza-Cuernavaca, Austin, TX

 

2016            

People's Gallery 2016, City Hall, Austin, TX

Nourish, Abilene Christian University Downtown Gallery, Abilene, TX *Solo Exhibition

Feed Me, Kerby Lane Cafe-Westlake, Austin, TX

 

2015            

Penumbra, Austin’s Pizza, Blue Dalhia Cafe 6th Street, Austin, TX

Slices of Life II (Collaboration), Studio L., Spicewood, TX

Topo, Blue Dalhia Cafe Westlake, Austin, TX

Black to White, Austin's Pizza-Cuernavaca, Austin, TX *Solo Exhibition

Art in the Park, Bee Caves Sculpture Park, Bee Caves, TX

Slices of Life (Collaboration and Permanent Installation), Laura Bush Community Library, Austin, TX

Of Water and Earth 2, Laura Bush Community Library, Austin, TX

Of Water and Earth, Laura Bush Community Library, Austin, TX

 

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           

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    

 Conversation Pieces, Purdue University, Rueff Gallery, West Lafayette, IN

 

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            

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

 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

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

 

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     

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

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 

2011                    First PlaceCreative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 48th Interior Design  Educators Council Conference

2008                   First PlaceCreative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 45th Interior Design Educators Council Conference

2007                   Second Place, Creative Scholarship Competition for Visual Arts, 44th Interior Design Educators Council Conference

2004-2006         Individual Artist Program Grant, Indiana Arts Commission

2005                   Merit Award55th Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Ouincy Art Center

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

1999                    Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination, Florida State University Faculty

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

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

 

Membership

2017 - Present                        Artists 916

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