BIO

Personal Profile

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My art practice, which is primarily painting and printmaking, is where my imagination communes with memory and optimism. I spend a lot of time out in nature as a long-distance runner and skier, and this is what gives me inspiration. As I paint, I juxtapose specificity with ambiguity to allow viewers to assign their own personal projections to my work.

My belief in the intrinsic worth of wild lands informs my art practice as does my intention to connect people with nature. My desire is to forge connections with those who view my work by endeavoring to represent the beauty of the natural world and the compassion of humanity.

At the core of my practice is giving back the love and gratitude I feel and hopefully instilling those feelings in others.

Resume selections

Education

Selected exhibits

Selected commissions and commissions

Selected residencies

Memberships

Volunteer work

The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

                                    Master of Fine Arts

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude

 

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Certificate of Fine Arts

River Gallery, Mt. Vernon, WA, 2020, 2021

Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA, annual group and solo exhibitions, 2014 - present

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Reflections – 20 Years of the BMGF, Seattle, WA, 2020

Winthrop Gallery, Twisp, WA, selected works, 2020, 2021, 2022

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, interactive temporary installations, 2017, 2018

Artists for Immigrants, Group Exhibit, Seattle, WA, 2017

Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), Seattle, Across the Divide IV, 2012

One year exhibit, Collection of the President, Lesley University, 2011

Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011

Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA, 2011

Book Cover, Daughters of Elderly Women, Floating Bridge Press, 2020

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, 2020

Book Cover, “An Earlier Life”, Ovenbird Books, 2016

University of Washington, Medical Center Collection Purchase, 2009

Book Cover, “Blessing of the Animals”, EWU Press, 2009

NW Florida Museum of Art, Purchase Award, 1995

2021, Guest Presenter, Professional Development Training, Art One, China

2020-21, Evergreen content creation for the Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Program, Seattle, WA

2020, Evergreen content creation for art education, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

2018, Present, Lead Teaching Artist, Here:Now Creative Aging Program, Frye Art Museum

2018, Seattle Art Museum REMIX public art commission

2012 – 2020, Teaching Artist, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Discovery Center, Seattle, WA

2001 - Present, Teaching Artist, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2017, Artist in Residence, John Stanford International School, Seattle, WA

2013, Juror, 25th Annual Cinco Banderas Exhibition, Pensacola, FL

2011, Video artist-interview to support Arkansas Technical University contemporary art history curriculum

2008 - 2010, Teaching Artist, Gage Academy, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2008, University of Washington, Workshop Presenter, Jackson School’s annual Mosaic workshop, EARC

2022 – present,  Women Artists of Washington

2021 – present, Winthrop Gallery Cooperative

2021 – present, Washington State Public Artist

2021- present, Member and marketing committee Winthrop Gallery

2021- present, Show committee Confluence Gallery

2020, Phone Banking for Swing Left 2020 Presidential Election

2017-19, Frye Art Museum, Teaching Artist, Bridges, Creative Aging Program

2017-18, Days for Girls, Hygiene kit production and international delivery

1998- 2008, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Feral Cat Spay Neuter Project

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