Chair, Fiber and Material Studies (2016-current). Associate Professor, Fiber Material Studies (2001), Painting (2008). BFA, 1988, Villanova University; MFA, 1992, Cranbrook; Skowhegan, 1992. Solo Exhibitions: South Bend Museum of Art; Carrie Secrist Gallery; Threewalls, Chicago; Artpace; San Antonio, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley. Group Exhibitions: Miami Museum of Art & Design; Elmhurst Art Museum, IL; Sonoma County Museum of Art; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Bronx Museum, NY; Arena, LA; Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; MOCA Detroit.  Bibliography: Wall Street Journal, Europe, Chicago Tribune. Awards: Public Art Fund, NY; Chicago Public Art Commission; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; MacDowell Colony Fellowships; Oregon College of Art and Craft; Penland School of Craft.

Personal Statement

My practice at the intersection of painting, textiles, & design through sustainable craft processes conceptually reevaluates material making and inclusion within art history. I am dedicated to considering how craft is a way of thinking and producing works of art. My material choices & processes are combined in a way to demonstrate my belief that art is an essential part of the life of the mind & the body. Using collage as a system to put together a wide array of cultural references, I acknowledge my work questions its own mythology and history.

Current Interests

Serious collaborative play with materials for painting, sound, & animating signs.


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