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EDUCATION

Masters of Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2007 (Blaustein Fellow)

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Summer Studio, 2004

Bachelor of Environmental Design, College of Design, N.C. State University, 1994

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015        Brannigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM

2014        CCC Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2013        Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

2011        Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2010        Wild Thyme Art Gallery, Monte Vista, CO

2009        Harmony Hall, Ft. Washington, MD

2006        Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2005        Penninsula Fine Art Center, Newport News, VA

                  Stifel Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

                  Abington Arts Center, Jenkinstown, PA

2004        Community Arts Center, Penn State, Altoona, PA

2001        Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD

1997        Theatre Arts Gallery, High Point, NC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015        WAX STORIES Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

2014        CONTEMPORARY COLORADO, Curfman Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2013        AESTHETIC INSUBORDINATION, Curious Matters Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2012        FIBER ARTS Poudre River Artist Gallery , Fort Collins, CO (1st Prize)

2011        4 REAL 4 FAUX Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

2010        FIBER: TWENTY TEN, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2009        LOOSE ENDS, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

2008        BEAD INTERNATIONAL Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH (jurors award)

2007         THE HANDMAKING Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA

2006        FROM THE JUNKYARD TO THE FRONTYARD Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA

2005        HANDCRAFTED Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (2nd  Prize)

2004        IN 2 WORDS Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2003        ART RETHREADS All Points Gallery, El Prada, NM

2001        NOTHING NEW, Textile Arts Center, St. Paul, MN

2000        Greenbelt Federal Courthouse, Greenbelt, MD

1997        SPOTLIGHT 97”, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

1996        YOU FLOOR ME, Goldboro Art Center, Goldboro, NC

1995        Westbrook Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1994        HIS POTS, HER RUGS Gallery A, Raleigh, NC

SELECTED AWARDS

2007        Prince George’s Arts Council Individual Artists Award

2006        Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission Juror’s Award

Artist's Statement

​About Me 

 I create artwork that responds to the society in which we live. My work is created with recycled or repurposed materials. These materials appeal to me because they each have a history. This history often draws viewers in to experience these often common objects in a new manner. Artist and craftspeople have always been drawn to the materials ‘at hand’. My work explores what kind of materials we find ‘at hand’ in the twenty-first century and how they reflect our society.

Through this work, I invite the viewer to remember a time, place, or person that they once knew. In a way, I view these works a portrait of every individual who views them. Though the objects are common, often the memories invoked by the work is as varied as the individuals who view them.