My work is a meditation on memory and place. Through needle weaving and knotting,
I restructure aging fiber artifacts: horse fly nets, open-weave hammocks, and similar vernacular forms. Manipulating the segmented warp of these functional rope armatures creates a complexity that disrupts previously fixed borders. The repetitive motion of weaving inspires a nonlinear sorting of past and present, conjuring often small yet significant moments, transforming the object into a physical manifestation of these recollections. The tactile qualities inherent in the threads, enhanced by the life experience of each worn object, invite viewers to discover their own associations.

Selected Exhibitions

2021

  • Solo show , Phipps Center for the Arts, WI

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

2020

  • 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

2019

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

2018

  • First place Textiles/Fibers, MN State Fair Foundation

Education

1982

  • 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 – 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

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