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My work redefines aging fiber artifacts — horse fly nets, fishing nets and similar vernacular forms — through needle-weaving and knotting. Their worn imperfections are integrated into the new and the transformation becomes part of a continued narrative. Absent their true histories, I imbue them with my own, their movement informed by the unexpected associations that their past lives evoke.

The repetitive motions of tying knot after knot, of threading a needle up and down each individual strand of rope, allow me the space to process layers of my own memory and being. The challenges of melding old with new become metaphor for the sometimes futile need to hold on and the difficulty of letting go — underscoring the duality of nets as protection versus entrapment.

Selected Exhibitions

2021 – Solo show, Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

          – Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists,

             Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI

2021 Woven (3-person show), Bloomington Center
             for the Arts, MN

2020  –*North of the 45th, DeVos Art Museum, MI

          –*33rd September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA

          –*H2O, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA

          –*Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival,

             Agnes Scott College, GA

          – Aqua (virtual), Envision Arts, TX

          –*Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, KY

          – Northern Lights, White Bear Center for the Arts, MN

          – Materials: Hard + Soft, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, TX

2020 Arts North International, Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

2020A Common Thread, Textile Center, MN   

2019 – Annual Member's Juried Art Exhibition, Artistry, MN

2019 Focus Fiber 2019, A National Contemporary Fiber Art Show
            Kent State University Museum, OH

2019Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show
             Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

2019 Hysteria, Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, MN

2018 – Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN         

                                                                                     

             * online due to COVID-19

Awards

2020 – Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board
          – Second Place, Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur Arts Alliance

          – Honorable Mention, Aqua, Envision Arts

          – Award of Merit, Northern Lights, White Bear Center for the Arts

2019 – Surface Design Award (Exhibition in Print), Surface Design    

             Association

2018 –  First place Textiles/Fibers, Fine Arts Exhibition, MN State Fair
              Foundation

 
Publications

“Soft Borders.” Surface Design Journal Exhibition in Print
              Vol. 43 Number 3, Fall 2019

Education

1982 – BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

Selected Exhibitions

2021

• Solo show, Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile
   artists
, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI

Woven (upcoming 3-person show),
  Bloomington Center for the Arts, MN

 

2020

• *North of the 45th, DeVos Art Museum, MI

• *33rd September Competition, Alexandria 
   Museum of Art, LA

• *H2O, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA

• *Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts  
   Festival
, Agnes Scott College, GA

•  Aqua (virtual), Envision Arts, TX

• *Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, KY

•  Northern Lights, White Bear Center for the 
    Arts, MN

•  Materials: Hard + Soft, Patterson-Appleton
   Arts Center, TX

•  Arts North International, Hopkins Center for the
    Arts, MN

•  A Common Thread, Textile Center, MN  

 

2019

•  Annual Member's Juried Art Exhibition,
    Artistry, MN

•  Focus Fiber, A National Contemporary Fiber Art 
    Show
, Kent State University Museum, OH

•  Arts in Harmony International Juried Art
   Show
, Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

•  Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN         

                                                                                     

             * online due to COVID-19

Awards

2020

•  Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board
•  Second Place, Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur
    Arts Alliance

• Honorable Mention, Aqua, Envision Arts

•  Award of Merit, Northern Lights, White Bear 
    Center for the Arts

2019

•  Surface Design Award (Exhibition in Print),
    Surface Design Association

 

2018

•  First place Textiles/Fibers, Fine Arts Exhibition,
    MN State Fair Foundation

 
Publications

•  “Soft Borders.” Surface Design Journal
    Exhibition in Print, Vol. 43 Number 3, Fall 2019

Education

BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO