Starting with a blank piece of paper, I break ground and lay an array of reclaimed materials to inhabit a rising landscape- a lost and found process, of sorts. I disappear into this imaginary world, imposing an atmospheric collection of embedded, sutured, burned, threaded, and cut throwaways between 2 ½ dimensions. Unloved plastics, discarded fabrics and ordinary scraps intimately collide with darkness and light, expanding the quiet tension that takes captive my daily experiences of chaos and rest.

Education:

M.F.A. 2002 Painting and Drawing

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 B.A. 1993 Studio Arts, De Paul University, Chicago, IL

Scholarships:

2002 Friend’s Scholarship

Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

1998-99 Smith Scholarship

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1992-93 Smith Scholarship

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Teaching:

2002-03 Instructor of Record

The International Academy of Design and Technology

Color Theory, Fundamentals of Design

2002 - Instructor of Record

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Multi-Level Figure Drawing

2001 - Teaching Assistant

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Multi- Level Painting

2001 - Teaching Assistant

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Advanced Painting

2001 - Substitute Instructor, roving

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Lectures:

2014 - The Museum of Motherhood

New York, New York

2001 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Advanced Painting Class

2001 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Multi-Level Painting Class

2001 - (Venice Biennale)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Extra Activities:

2002-(present) The Drawing Center

New York, New York

Collections:

Numerous Private Collections

Work Donated For Fund Raising:

Numerous charities/fundraisers

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Memberships:

2004 - (Today) The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002 - The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Residencies:

2011 - Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2002 - Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

Reviews:

2015 – April, The Elmhurst Independence

2012 - (mention), November, Time Out Chicago

2012 - CS Interiors Magazine, Chicago, IL

2012 - F-News Magazine- Chaicgo, IL

2012 - Art Letter, Paul Klein, Chicago, IL

2012 - Chicago Gallery Guide, Chicago, IL

2007 - Chicago Magazine, Chicago, IL

2003 - The Roundtable-Evanston

2002 - New City Review-Chicago