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 – Places We Might Have Been (solo show), Phipps Center

             for the Arts, WI

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

 

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2022 – Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists,

             Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI

2021 – The Valdosta National, Valdosta State University, GA

          – Variations, Marblehead Arts Association, MA

2020 – Open Door, Rosalux Gallery, MN

          – No Longer and Not Yet, Goethe Pop-Up, WA

          – Fall Small Works Show, Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, MO 

          – 23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL 

          – What Are You Voting For?, 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

            – Curatorial selection, Dovetail Magazine, Issue 02, Winter    

                2020/Spring 2021

            – “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

• Places We Might Have Been (solo show), Phipps Center for
  the Arts, WI

• Woven (3-person show), Artistry, MN

 

Selected Juried Exhibitions    

2022

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

2021

•  *The Valdosta National, Valdosta State University, GA

•  Variations, Marblehead Arts Association, MA

2020

•  *Open Door, Rosalux Gallery, MN

•  No Longer and Not Yet, Goethe Pop-Up, WA

•  Small Works Show, Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, MO 

•  23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL 

•  *What Are You Voting For?, Woman Made Gallery, IL 

•  Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN  

•  *ARCHIVE, Surface Design Association

•  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, 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  

 

*virtual     

                                                                                    

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

• Curatorial selection, Dovetail Magazine, Issue 02, Winter   

   2020/Spring 2021

•“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