Resume



Education

1996 – 1999 Masters of Fine Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Emphasis in Fibers

1992 – 1995 Bachelors of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Emphasis in Printmaking

1994 – 1995 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy

Professional Experience

2014 – 2017 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Professor of Fine Arts, Capstone Coordinator

2013 – 2014 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Associate Professor, Capstone Coordinator

2009 – 2013 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Associate Professor , Assistant Chair

2011 Herberger College of Fine Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Visiting Artist: public lecture, consultation with graduates and studio visits

2003 – 2009 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Assistant Professor, Foundation Coordinator

2002 – 2003 College of Arts, Media, and Design,
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Full-time Lecturer: Drawing I, 3-D Design, Fiber Arts

2000 – 2002 Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
Adjunct Faculty: Drawing I, Drawing II, 2-D Design, 3-D design

2000 – 2001 Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ
Adjunct Faculty: 2-D Design, Color

2001 Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL
Visiting Artist: solo exhibition, workshop, public lecture, benefit auction


Selected Exhibitions

2019 “Art and Design Faculty Exhibition”
Melton Gallery, College of Fine Arts and Design, Edmond, OK, group

2018 “Altered Observations”
Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK, two person

2017 “Synthesis (Re)Action”
Melton Gallery, College of Fine Arts and Design, Edmond, OK, solo

“Morphology”
Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, solo

2016 “Organic Observations”
Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, two person

“From Earth”
Tall Grass Gallery national competition, Park Forest, IL, juried

“UCO Faculty Exhibition”
Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual Arts, Ardmore, OK, group

2015 “Alchemy”
Melton Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, group

2012 “Botanical: An Exhibit of Works Exploring Plant Life”
Manifest Gallery international competition, Cincinnati, OH, juried

“25th Annual Materials Hard & Soft”
National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Meadows Gallery - The Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX, juried

2010 “Ritual Observations”
JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK, two person

2009 “Senses and Symbols”
Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, solo

“Function & Sculpture”
JRB Art the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK, group

“12 x 12 OVAC”
Fred Jones Industries Building, Oklahoma City, OK, group
“Annual Small Works Show”
JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK, group

2008 “Four Letter Word: L*O*V*E”
Invited Artist Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2007 “Dinner in the Duce”
Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK, invitational

“SKIN”
Individual Artist of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, group

“CAMD Faculty Exhibition”
Donna Nigh Gallery, Edmond, OK, group

2006 “Delicate Reciprocity”
Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK, solo

“Faculty Merit Award Exhibition”
Chambers Library, UCO, Edmond, OK, group

“Off The Books”
Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK, invitational

“Converge/Diverge”
JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK, group

2004 “Spring Sampler Evening of Art”
Fine Art Institute, Edmond, OK, group

2004 “Fiberworks 2004”
City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, juried

2003 “UCO Faculty Art Show”
Donna Nigh Gallery, Edmond, OK, group

“The HeArt of the Art”
Fine Art Institute, Edmond, OK, group

“Fiberworks 2003”
Kirkpatrick Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK, juried

“Abstract From Nature”
The Machine Shop Gallery, Washington, MO, juried
“35th Annual: Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood”
Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, juried

2002 “Mixed Rhapsody”
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ, group

“Rocky Mountain Biennial”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, juried

“Connected Visions: AWCA”
Yavapai Community College, Prescott, AZ, juried

2001 “To Each Part”
Santa Fe Gallery, Gainesville, FL, solo

“Solo Exhibition”
Phoenix College Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, solo

“Mish, Mosh, & More”
Gocaia Gallery, Tucson, AZ, juried

2000 “Embedded Layers”,
Central Museum of Art and Design, Edmond, OK, solo

2000 “AWAC Exhibition”
Visual Arts Gallery, Coolidge, Arizona, group

1999 “Solo Exhibition”
Kind Graphics Gallery, Tempe, AZ, solo

“Interacting Moments”
Harry Wood Art Gallery, Tempe, AZ, solo

“Paper Veins Biennial 2000”
HEREArt, New York, NY, invitational

“Fiber Reactions II”
Changing Hands Bookstore Gallery, Tempe, AZ, group

“Nathan Cummings Exhibition”
Harry Wood Art Gallery, Tempe, AZ, group

1998 “Paper Veins: Prosthetic Houses”
Gallery 128, and New York, NY, invitational

“Multiple Directions”
Union Gallery, Tempe, AZ, group

1997 “Paper Veins: Prosthetic Houses”
ABC No Rio Gallery, New York, NY, invitational

“Spirit of Independence”
Downtown Center Galleria, Phoenix, AZ, juried

“Contexture”
The Mat Corner Gallery, Tempe, AZ, group

1995 “European Honors Program Group Show”
Piazza Cenci 56, Rome, Italy, group

1994 “Sketchbook Exhibition”
Piazza Cenci 56, Rome, Italy, group

1991 “11th Annual Art Show”
Gallery E, Gainesville, FL, solo

“Silver Jubilee and Art Auction”
Florida Theater, Gainesville, FL, group


Curating/Consultation

2011 Consultant for Firehouse Art Center
Assessment of art instruction for elementary students at Jackson Elementary School, Norman, OK

2010 Curated international exhibition
“Altered Books”, at non-profit gallery [ArtSpace] at Untitled, in Oklahoma City, OK


Reviews/Press Releases
“Botanical”, Exhibition Catalog, Manifest Volume 62, Manifest Press

“Botanical”, Cole Carothers, AEQAI, May 17th 2010, AEQAI, http://aeqai.com/main/2012/05/botanical/

“Exhibition Review of Altered Books”, Sarah Jesse, Review Magazine: Mid-Michigan’s Leading Publication of News, The Arts, Community and Culture, August 23, 2010, www.behance.net

“Altered Books”, R.J. Jones, Examiner.com, September, 10, 2010
“Altered Books Presents A Different Look at Books”, www.clearlyokc.com, June 30th, 2010

“Altered Books: A New Object”, Julia Kirt, two part article, Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship, write-curate-art.blogspot.com/2010

“Review: Altered Books” Sarah Atlee, Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship, write-curate-art.blogspot.com/2010

“Major Revisions”, Steve Gill, Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, Jul., Vol. 9, No. 7, 2010

“Form and Substance”, www.jrbartgallery.com, Sept. 23, 2010

“Unusual craftsmanship brews up teapot exhibit”, John Brandenburg, The Oklahoman, Dec. 6, 2009

“Tea Party”, Allison Meier, Oklahoma Gazette, Dec. 9, 2009

“Off the Books”, Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly, Sept., Vol. 5 No. 9, 2006

“Converge/Diverge Art Exhibit”. Oklahoma Arts Council Calendar, Mar. 23, 2006

“Coming Together”, Stephen Kovash, The Gazette, Mar. 3, 2006

“Art Exhibition”, Edmond Life & Leisure, Jan. 22, 2004

“Exposure”, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 26 No. 24, pp. 54-55, 2002

“Fiber Art”, The Arizona Republic, Sept. 17, 2001

“Artist Lecture and Reception”, Scene, The Gainesville Sun, February 2, 2001

“Arizona Artist Captures Images with Dye”, The Sunday Oklahoman, September 10, 2000

“Museum Opens Exhibition”, The Sunday Oklahoman, September 3, 2000

“Artist Swathes Her World In Colored Cloth”, The Vista, August 31, 2000

“Spotlight on Education”, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 50-51, 1999

“Fiber Pieces Reflect Human Interaction”, A.S.U. Insight, October 29, 1999


Seminars and Workshops

2013 Artist Inc. Live OKC
regional, competitive artists training program, sponsor by Mid-America Arts Alliances, Kansas City, MO

2012 FATE Workshop: Critique Strategies
regional conference, Sam Huston State University, Huntsville, TX

2010 FEC Workshop
small group discussion, UCO, Edmond, OK

2009 R & F Handmade Paints Encaustic Workshop
Gina Adams visiting artist and instructor, Majestic Ranch Art Foundation, Boerne, TX

2007 Contemporary Castings: Distinct Opinions
Potters Council Plaster Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006 Sculpture: Ideas and Solutions
two-week workshop with Barbara Cooper, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO


Awards and Special Achievements

2013 Faculty Merit Teaching Award, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

2009 Professional Basics Grant, Oklahoma Visual Art Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Educational Assistance Grant, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Research Mini-Grant, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK


Commissions

2008 Aternitas, Inc., “Bound Together & Pulled Apart”

2006 Dr. Joe and Laura Warner, “Focused Redefined”

2002 Grand Dental Studio: “Ebb & Flow” and “Silent Sentinel”

2001 Mr. Jim and Debra Brown, “Fly Together”

2000 Mrs. Billie Stevens, “They Float Away”


Collections

Aternitas, Inc., Grand Dental Studio, Santa Fe Community College


Professional Activities
2015 - 2017 Board Member of Individual Artist of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2016 Juror of “Young Talent” in Oklahoma held by Oklahoma Art Education Association, Edmond, OK

2015 Chair of committee for fundraising auction “Red Dot” held by Individual Artist of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2015 Donated work to Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition charity auction, “12 x 12”, Oklahoma City, OK

2013 Donated work to Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition charity auction, “12 x 12”, Oklahoma City, OK

2012 Lecture for IdeaLab Forum: “Being Educated” at Individual Artist of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2012 Donated work to Individual Artist of Oklahoma charity auction, “Money Talks, Art Walks”

2011 Visiting Artist/Lecture and graduate studio visits, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2008 - 2010 Artistic Programs Committee Member of Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK

2004 - 2009 Board Member of Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK

2007 Donated work to AMBUCS Charity Exhibition, Kangs, Edmond, OK

2005 - 2006 Friday Night Faction Committee Member of Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK

Member of Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition Exhibition Committee, Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Lecture to Handweavers League of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Organized and facilitated “Collaborative Community Drawing”, Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK

2004 - 2005 Assisted in promotion and organization of “The Artful Experience”, Oklahoma City Arts Council, Oklahoma City, OK

2004 Presentation and Lecture to Rotary International, Edmond, OK

2003 - 2004 Donated work to Fine Arts Institutes Annual Fundraiser, Edmond, OK

2003 Juror of “15th Annual Festival in the Park”, Cushing, OK

2003 Juror of “Youth Impressions Juried Art Show”, Edmond, OK

2002 Presentation and Lecture to Oklahoma Artist Educators Association, Edmond, OK

2001 Juror of “Tempe Spring Arts Festival”, Tempe, AZ