Still from "En Route" single channel video, 16:9, stereo sound 32:07 minutes, collaboration with Alain Wozniak 2011

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Exhibitions

2013

The Story of the Creative Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York, New York

Iron Maidens: Women of Contemporary Cast Iron Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

2012

Between Two Rivers Artist in Residence Program, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

Inform: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition Art Gallery, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland

Iron Maidens Cast Iron Saint John’s University, St Cloud, Minnesota

Between Two Rivers Solo Exhibit, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

Sculpture Now 2012 Washinting Sculptors Group, Pepco Gallery, Washington DC

US/UK Olympic Iron Exhibition Salem Courthouse, Salem, New York

Annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland

MFA 2012 Thesis Exhibition Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park

2011

En Route  Storefront Video Transformer Gallery, Washington DC

Iron Maidens US and UK women cast iron sculptors group exhibition University of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota

En Route 34 Salem2Salem International Artists Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

Iron Maidens Denbigh Library Wales, United Kindom

Intersections group print exhibition, DC Artworks, Hyattsville, Maryland

Midpoint second year MFA exhibition Stamp Gallery University of Maryland, College Park

2010

Immersion Solo sound installation, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland College Park

Best Works Plus Gallery Artists Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon, New York

Best Works Gallery Artists Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon, New York

Salem2Salem Neues Mesuem, Salem, Germany

Iron Maidens International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly, Wales, United Kingdom

Greyson’s View ArtDC, Hyattsville, Maryland

Remember your First Time Herman Maril Gallery,University of Maryland  Art Department, College Park

Made of Dreams Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon, New York

Structural Esprit Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon, New York

2009

Screen Burns JCIA Video, Brooklyn, New York

Sculpture: 301 ArtDC Gallery, Hyattsville, Maryland

Head / Spin solo exhibition Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ped Pex Power Pod Art Shanty Projects, Medicine Lake, Minnesota

Immagillaboration Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida

Immagillaboration Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, Georgia

Iron Maidens ˆLlantarnam Grange Arts Centre Cwmbran,Wales, United Kingdom

2008

Franconia, 12 years of Casting Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater, Minnesota

FERROSCITY Salem Art Works Salem, New York

Contemporary Cast Iron Exhibition Butley Mills Studios, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Standard Issue Iron Pour Showcase Cornocopia Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota

Potluck Show Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Open Studio Artist Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota

Pop up Show Art A Whirl, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007

Cary Hill Sculpture Park Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

Ferrous Aurora Lizzards Art Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota

Art Shanty/ mnatists.org ice shanty group exhibition, Medicine Lake, Minnesota

2006

Iron Artist Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota

Jamie’s Gallery Exhibition Fulton Arts Walk, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, Illinois

Columbus Invitational Iron Exhibition: Brand’s Inc., Columbus, Indiana

Iron Exhibition: Common Language 5th Annual Iron Pour, Poplar, Wisconsin

2005

POHOShow Shoebox Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Molten Metal: Chicago Artist Month, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, Illinois

Iron Artist Franconia Sculpture Park Shaefer, Minnesota

Aurora Pours Contemporary Cast Iron Exhibition Superior, Wisconsin

Snowbird Contemporary Cast Iron Exhibition New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, Louisiana

2004

Element/ Balance Solo ImprovisationMAC Music and Arts Collective, Duluth, Minnesota

Golau: Expressions of Light J Pepper Inn Art Gallery, Knife River, Minnesota

2003

US/UK Cast Iron Exhibition Berllanderi, South Wales, United Kingdom

Turn Up the Heat 2500 degrees J Pepper Inn Art Gallery, Knife River, Minnesota

Performance / Choreography

2011

Kunstlabor interactive sound creation with dance Kluftern Art Castle, Klufterner Figuren-Festivals, Friedrichshafen, Germany

2010

Half Bronze/ Half Flesh Solo Improvisation, Neues Museum, Salem, Germany

2005

[ ] Body Cartography Project Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Seed Solo Improvisation, New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, Louisiana

2003

Element / Balance Solo Improvisation, Duluth Music and Arts Collective, Duluth, Minnesota

Solo Improvisation US/UK Cast Iron Residency, Berllanderi, Wales United Kingdom

Choreographers Evening Out of the Blue Dance Cooperative, Duluth, Minnesota

2002

Choreographers Evening Out of the Blue Dance Cooperative, Duluth, Minnesota

2001

Dances on the Lakewalk Blue Water Dance, Duluth, Minnesota

1992-2001

Annual Dance Concert Blue Water Dance, Duluth, Minnesota

Education

2012 MFA, Studio Art University of Maryland-College Park

1990 BFA, Studio Art University of Minnesota-Duluth

Professional Experience / Residencies

2013

Instructor,  Drawing and Painting Studios,Vorstudium Gestaltung, Spring Semester Jugendkunstschule Bodenseekreis, Meersburg, Germany

2012

Lecturer Color Theory Fall Semester, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland

Lecturer Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing Summer and Fall Semesters Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Instructor of Record Introduction to Three Dimensions Fall and Spring Semester Department of Art,University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Instructor Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting Fall and Spring Semesters, Art & Learning Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Instructor Introduction to Digital Photography and Photoshop Summer Semester, Art & Learning Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Teaching Assistant Elements of Computer Graphics Spring Semester, Department of Art University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

2011

Guest Critic Senior Sculpture and Installation Seminar Maryland College Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Instructor of Record Introduction to Three Dimensions Fall and Spring semesters University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Instructor Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting Art & Learning Center, Fall and Spring semesters, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Artist in Residence Salem2Salem Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

2010

Artist in Residence Salem2Salem Invitational Multidisciplinary Artist Residence, Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany

Instructor Introduction to Drawing summer and fall semesters, Art & Learning Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Teaching Assistant,Introduction to Art Theory 150 Spring and Fall semesters Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Teaching Assistant,Elements of Sculpture, Steel, Advanced Sculpture Studio Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

2009

Teaching Assistant Elements of Drawing 110,Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Teaching Assistant Elements of Metal Casting, Advanced Sculpture Studio:Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Outreach and Education Coordinator Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Minnesota

Visiting Artist St Cloud State University Aluminum Pour, St Cloud, Minnesota

2008

Outreach and Education Coordinator Franconia Sculpture Park,Franconia, Minnesota

Visiting Artist Lecture College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Cast Aluminum Workshop Instructor Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minnesota

Workshop Director A Movable Feast Iron Pour, Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

Artist in Residence Community+ Collaboration Hot Metal Pour, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota

Director, Furnace Operator Common Language VII North Shore Pour Lakeside, Wisconsin

Instructor, Furnace Operator Cast Metal Workshops 314 Studios, Aluminum, Bronze, Copper, St Paul. Minnesota

2007

Guest Artist, furnace crew Pele Iron Pour University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Artist, furnace crew Standard Issue Iron Pour Lanesboro, Minnesota

Guest Artist Lecture: Professional Practice University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Artist in Residence Community + Collaboration Hot Metal Pour Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota

Artist in Residence Salem Art Works Iron Pour + Symposium Salem, New York

Project Director, Artist Common Language VI Cast Iron Residency Poplar, Wisconsin

Artist in Residence US/UK Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture Residency Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

2006

Artist Artist Month Fulton Arts Walk public bronze pour Chicago Sculpture Works Chicago, Illinois

Artist, mold captain Hot Metal Pour Franconia Sculpture Park Shafer, Minnesota

Co-Director Common Language V Cast Iron Residency Poplar, Wisconsin

Curator, Artist in Residence Columbus Sculpture Invitational Community iron pour and exhibition, Columbus, Indiana

2005

Artist Molten Metal: 1 Building 6 Artists Chicago Sculpture Works, Illinois

Project Director Elemental IV Common Language Iron Residency Poplar, Wisconsin

Artist in Residence Community + Collaboration Hot Metal Pour Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota

Curator National Invitational Aurora Pours Northern Arts Superior, Wisconsin

Artist in Residence Make it Hot Iron Pour New Orleans Sculpture Works New Orleans, Louisiana

Artist in Residence Iron Snowbird Iron Pour & Exhibition New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, Louisiana

2004

Studio assistant Chicago Sculpture Works: two public art projects

Project Director Elemental Pour 2004 Cast Iron Residency Poplar, Wisconsin

2003

Artist in Residence US/UK 7 Cast Iron Sculpture Residency Berllanderi Sculpture Wales, United Kingdom

2000-2004

Owner, Curator J Pepper Inn B&B and Gallery Knife River, Minnesota

1992 – 2007

Owner, Restoration Specialist, Painter, Color Consultant Minoan Painting Duluth and St Paul, Minnesota

AWARDS

David Driscoll Award for Excellence University of Maryland, College Park. 2012

Daniel Nicholson Ohlke Award for Excellence University of Maryland, College Park 2010

Tuition /Teaching Assistant, Full Scholarship, Graduate School, Department of Art University of Maryland, College Park, 2009-12

Open Studio Artist Award Franconia Sculpture Park,  2009

Project Grants Common Language Arrowhead Regional State Arts Board , 2005, 2006

Alice Tweed Touhy Student Purchase Award, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN 1989

Departmental Honors at the University of Minnesota, Duluth 1990

Tuition and Fees Athletic Scholarship for Intercollegiate Volleyball, University of Minnesota, Duluth 1984-89

Publications

Field Museum; Seed Magazine January 2009

Art is Weeds. Secrets of the City December 2008

Landscape for Art: Contemporary Parks University of Washington Press 2008

A Nomadic Iron Tribe Duluth News Tribune June 2008, Duluth, Minnesota

Elemental Pour 2004 Venture North WDSE PBS October 2004 Aired Statewide, Minnesota

Collections

Art House Co-op, Brooklyn. New York

Columbus Area Arts Council. Columbus, Indiana

Kunst- u. Kultur-Stiftung Bodenseekreis, Salem, Germany

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota

Numerous Private Collections

Organizations

Common Language: Board Member 1992-present Duluth, Minnesota

Out of the Blue Dance Cooperative 2000-2004 Duluth, Minnesota

Blue Water Dance Institute 1992-2000 Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth Art Institute: Board Member 1993-1996 Duluth, Minnesota