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.

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Solo and Group Exhibitions

2022 - (de)Compositions, Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

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 – Intimate Spectres, Young Space Views, virtual platform

          – Earth Matters, Watermark Art Center, MN

          – Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN  

          – North x Northwest, Yellowstone Art Museum, MT

          – Crafted and Curated, Through Objects, virtual platform

          – Observing Motherhood, ARC Gallery, IL

          – Yarn, Rope, String, Appalachian Center for Craft, TN

          – The Valdosta National, Valdosta State University, GA     

2020 – Open Door, Rosalux Gallery, MN

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

          – 23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL 

          – 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, GA

          – Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, KY

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

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

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

2018 – Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, MN         

                                                                                    

Awards

2021 - Textile Center Award for Excellence and Innovation, Minnesota

            State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

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

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

             Association

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

Residencies

2021 - Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency (Miller Art Museum), WI

 
 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