SUMMARY: 

My studio practice is primarily working with found materials; particularly outdated technologies such as slides, film and floppy disks.

I also build giant nest installations made of natural materials. 

DEGREES:

  • ME – North Carolina State University, graduated Phi Kappa Phi

  • BFA – University of Cincinnati

POST GRADUATE: 

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

AWARDS:

  • 1st Place, Handcrafted 2019, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, Juror W. Earle, Curator Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 

  • Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

  • Voted most inspirational teacher by the Apex High class of 2012

  • 1st Place, Latitude/Longitude, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror S.Harbage Page-UNCC

  • Honorable Mention, Move, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror Dana Raymond-NCSU

  • 1st Place, POP Fuquay Varina, NC for Love Nest, Installation with Brenda Brokke

  • 3rd Place, NCAEA Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

  • 1st Place, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C., Art of Illumination

  • Best Cinema Inspired Artwork, Scrapel Hill Art Contest and Exhibit VI, Chapel Hill, NC

  • 2nd place for Comfort Quilt, Visual Art Exchange, Common Goods show, Raleigh

  • Merit Award, Scope, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror D. Fuller, Atlanta Contemporary

  • 2nd Place Wilson, N.C. POP, Nest Installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Best in Show at an international exhibit of art by art teachers

ACTIVITIES:

  • Artsplosure Steering Committee – Former coordinator of children’s activities Spring Festival & First Night

  • Guest speaker: N.C. Museum of Art, East Carolina University, and Meredith College, Campbell University 

  • Current member of Artspace, Visual Art Exchange, Durham Art Guild

  • Maintain a studio at Litmus Gallery and Studios in Raleigh

SELECT EXHIBITIONS:

  • Block Gallery​ at Raleigh Municipal Building, Darning Memory,  three person show: with M. Starke and E. Urbanski

  • Litmus Gallery, DownLoad Exhibit,  two person show with Jayne Walther

  • Solo show, Remnants of a Technical World, Herb Young Community Center Gallery, Cary, N.C.

  • Litmus Gallery and Studios, Raleigh, N.C., two person show with Brenda Brokke

  • Solo show -The Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C., - Rescuing Memories 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • Raleigh Fine Art Society, NC artists Exhibit, Juror- Jennifer Dassel Assoc. Curator of  Contemporary Art NCMA

  • Raleigh Fine Art Society, NC Artist Exhibit, Juror Dr. Eric Denker- Smithsonian

  • Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Juried

  • 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham Art Guild, Juror A. Taylor - Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts

  • Constellation Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska, Invisible Cities

  • 525,6000 MINS, Waterworks Art Center Museum, Salisbury N.C. Juried

  • Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered: Found Object Art 6th Annual International Juried Exhibit,University of N.C. Pembroke, Pembroke N.C.

  • Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI., Juried

SELECT NEST INSTALLATIONS:

  • Lucky Tree at The Royal, Raleigh – Homebound, nest installation with Brenda Brokke and Amy Friend 

  • Milton   Rhodes Art Center Winston Salem, NC, Nest installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Beta Verde, Winston-Salem, N.C. Nest installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Sparkcon Festival, Raleigh, Nest installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, N.C Nest, installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Cary Art Center Gallery, Nest installation with Brenda Brokke

  • NC Museum of Art, Un/natural Nest, Raleigh, N.C. installation with Brenda Brokke.

  • Visual Art Exchange, Exchange Gallery, Nest, installation with Brenda Brokke