BFA, 1989, MDes, 2016 School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Exhibitions Without Borders, Michael Kohler Museum, WI; Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, FL.; Milwaukee Museum of Contemporary Art, WI.; Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show, Philadelphia PA. Collaborative Projects: Runway Fashion Show, Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, FL.; Keysook Geum Installation, Andrew Bae Gallery, Chicago, IL; Runway Fashion Show and Photography Showcase, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota FL. Publications: Perspectives, "Jay Van Dam, Ready for anything"; Oakland Press, "Best show ever for Art Lovers". Collections: Bob Mackie, CA; Marilyn Bartter, Winnetka, IL; Gayle King, NY.

Experience at SAIC

SAIC is a remarkable environment that allows, enables and encourages students and teachers to cross over traditional lines of media and thought. There are multiple material and intellectual resources available and there is a place for all curious minds to find a place to grow.

Personal Statement

Having worked in business and so-called creative capacities in fashion design, and in the fine arts, taught me that success is achieved by being able to navigate it all. Today an artist/designer is also an entrepreneur and a successful entrepreneur is an artist. But its what we love to do and its all fun and rewarding. Along with the learning of the specific skills of the artist and designer, that's what I want students to come away with after their time in my class. Each student has a unique story and gift for humanity. My goal is to encourage their dreams and help them develop all the skills necessary to make them into thriving capable professionals.

Current Interests

Currently exploring the various meanings, philosophies and expressions of love. Also have a passion for finding new materials and media combinations as a visual language of expression. I'm always considering the work as it's related to the human form.


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