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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 mended into the new and the transformation becomes part of their continued narrative. Stripped of function, these once three-dimensional nets lay flat. By giving them new volume, I honor the revolving intersections of past and present.

 

Weaving within and across their fixed borders allows for long, reflective periods of creation informed by the familial moments and unexpected associations that their previous lives evoke. What began as autobiographic meditation has evolved into work that more broadly speaks to histories, loss and longing and exists in other realms of interpretive possibilities.

Solo and Group Exhibitions

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

2021 Woven (3-person show), Artistry, MN

 

Select Juried Exhibitions

2021 – Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists,

             Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI

2020 – 23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL 

          Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN  

          – ARCHIVE, Surface Design Association virtual exhibit

          – Constructed Visions III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, MO

          –*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,

             Dalton Gallery, 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 (non-juried), 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

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

– “Yarn, Rope, String,” Fiber Art Now, Fall 2020

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

            Education

              – BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2021

• Solo show, Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

Woven (3-person show), Artistry, MN

 

Select Juried Exhibitions     * online due to COVID-19

2021

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

 

2020

•  23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL

•  Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN  

•  ARCHIVE, Surface Design Association virtual exhibit

•  Constructed Visions III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, MO

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

•  *September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA

•  *H2O, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA

•  *Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival, Dalton   
    Gallery, 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, (non-juried)  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

2018

•  Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN         

                                                                                    

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

•“Yarn, Rope, String,” Fiber Art Now, Fall 2020

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

Education

BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO