Although my work derives from my inner musings, the people and the environment around me are enormously influential to my art. Painting for me has to do as much with the physical materials with which I work as with the subject matter that I choose – both engaged in interplay that pushes against and interweaves with the other.

What drives me to continue to wrestle with image-making is a compelling desire to make visible what did not exist before - to find an unexpected form for a tenuous idea through the magical act of painting.

 

 

 



     

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007    

1998              


1997              

 M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle.

B.A. in Art with a concentration in Painting & Printmaking, Yale University, Connecticut.

Yale Summer School of Art at Norfolk, Connecticut.

Exhibitions

2016
  • "Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century", Clatsop Community College Art Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. Group show curated by Lisa Harris.
2015
  • "The 99 Critical Shots in Pool", StoreFronts, Seattle, Washington. Vitrine display.
2014
  • "Humming", ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, Washington.Two-person show.
2011
  • "Course of Empire", The Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City Main Library, Utah. Solo show.
2009
  • "44th", Numen Art Gallery, Benevento, Italy. Group show.
2008
  • "Multi_S_Trati", Numen Art Gallery, Benevento, Italy. Group show.

2007


  • "MFA Thesis Exhibition". Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington. Group show.
  • "A Triptych". School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle. Three-person show.
  • “MFA Open Studios”. Sandpoint Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.Group show.

2006



  • "Voice: Women in Contemporary Art". The Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island. Group exhibit curated by Kara Walker.
  • "SP 1". Sandpoint Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Group show.
  • "Works in Progress". Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Group show.
2005
  • "In Memory of Presti". Gallery 070, Vashon Island, Washington. Solo show.

2004
  • "New Work". Nexus Gallery, San Francisco, California. Two-person show.

1998
  • "Disasters". Art and Architecture Building Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Thesis show.

1997

  • "The Foundation Pit". Davenport College Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Solo show.
  • "Norfolk 1997". Art and Architecture Building Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Group show.

Felllowships, Grants and Awards

   
2007

Fulbright Grant in painting, Italy.

Chase Graduating with Excellence Award, University of Washington, Seattle.

   

2006

 

Louis & Katherine Marsh Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle.

Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund Award, Adamsville, Ohio.

   
2005 Top recruitment scholarship, Painting and Drawing Department, University of Washington, Seattle.

Teaching Assistantship, University of Washington, Seattle.