My work redefines aging fiber nets through needle-weaving and knotting. Their worn imperfections are integrated into the new, and the transformation becomes part of a continued narrative. I acknowledge the nets’ past lives but absent their true histories I imbue them with my own, informed by the familial moments and unexpected associations that their previous lives evoke. Beyond the personal, my work speaks broadly to a collective nostalgia and, more so now, a new collective history. Horses, like humans, are social beings; an aging fly net without a horse becomes a lonely object, a mirror of our isolation.

Selected Exhibitions

2021

  • Solo show , Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

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

2020

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

  • North of the 45th (online), DeVos Art Museum, MI        

  • Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival (online), Agnes Scott College, GA

  • Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center (online), 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, Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

2018

  • Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, MN

Awards

2020

  • Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board

  • Award of Merit, Northern Lights

2019

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

2018

  • First place Textiles/Fibers, MN State Fair Foundation

Education

  • BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

Selected Exhibitions

2021 – Solo show (upcoming), Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

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

2020 – Manufactured Narratives: chronicles of textile artists               

             (upcoming), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI

          – North of the 45th (online), DeVos Art Museum, MI        

          – Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival (online),

             Agnes Scott College, GA

          – Fantastic Fibers (online), 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 – Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, MN

Awards

2020 – Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board

          – Award of Merit, Northern Lights

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

             Association

2018 –  First place Textiles/Fibers, 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