I create objects and I collect objects, the collecting influences the making, and the making influences the collecting. My projects have included work in ceramic sculpture, painting, installation, printmaking, photography, digital composition, words, sound, wearable pins, functional ceramics, and independent curatorial work.

My travels and road trips since childhood between the West Coast and the Midwest have informed my interest in landscape, identity of place, discarded objects, and the emotional currency of materials. Endeavoring to grapple with the environment in ways that collapse and mesh boundaries of self/other, I want challenge the viewer to look a little closer, to notice our complicit shuffling of things from one place to the next, and to value the labor of those who maintain objects and places.

My curatorial work has focused on expanding and opening these narratives for other voices and vantage points, to bring attention to the work of other artists, and facilitate a sense of shared community on this planet.

I am member of the regional artist cooperative, Saranac Art Projects, in Spokane, WA.



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education

   2018  MFA, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2011  BA, magna cum laude, Studio Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

   2005  AS, Fine Art (Graphic Design), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID


selected exhibitions (solo & two-person)

   2019  (April 5-27) Into Pieces, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA   * 

   2019  Escape, Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2019  Text and Response, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA    

   2018  (Un)Pleasant, with Coco Spadoni, The Factory, Seattle, WA   * 

   2018  Summer, Little Pink House Gallery, Genesee, ID 

   2018  Moscow Art Walk 2018, Habitat for Humanity, Moscow, ID

   2018  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, WA

   2018  Collision, Stray Galleries, Moscow, ID

   2018  WSU x UI, MFA Exchange Exhibition, Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

   2017  Memento Mentori, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017  LUV, Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2017  Shrug Show, Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2017  Terrain 10, Spokane, WA  

   2017  Hiatus, Locker Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017  100 for 100, CVA Gallery, Greensboro, NC 

   2017  Equilibrium, Little Pink House Gallery, Genesee, ID

   2017  Words and Pictures, Studio 107, Coeur d' Alene, ID 

   2017  LOOK DOWN, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA   *

   2017  6 Hours, The Lodge Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR 

   2016  Words and Pictures. Grumpy Monkey, Coeur d'Alene, ID   *

   2014  Growing Seasons. Bloom Cafe and Arthouse, Moscow, ID   *

   2012  Art on the Green Juried Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Silver Award

   2011  Art on the Green Juried Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Juror's Choice Award

   2011  Gathering Stones, BA show, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL

   2011  Nonword and Upward, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL

   2009  Nonword and Upward, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL (Juror: Suellen Rocca)


curatorial 

   2019  Curator, enTropic, Studio 84 Contemporary Art Space, Genesee, ID 

   2018  Curator, SIDE STREET, Locker Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 

   2017  Gallery Committee, Shifting Landscapes: Signal Fire, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017  Gallery Committee, Memento Mentori, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017  Juror, Utopia/Dystopia, Juried Exhibition, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2016  Co-Curator, Collaborative Draw. Community Drawing Project, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


collaborative projects

   2018  Zine Fest with June T Sanders, Spokane, WA

   2018  Studio Assistant for Lari Gibbons, Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2018  Poetry & Performance at the Rose House. Pullman, WA

   2017  Points of Interest: Reflections on Place. Collaboration with Linda Russo, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, WA 

   2016  The Beauty of the Palouse: A geologic and poetic story. Visiting artist at Palouse Prairie Charter School, Moscow, ID

   2016  Grace Under Pressure. Steamroller prints with WSU and UI printmaking, Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

   2005  Human Rights. Permanent group installation with Art on the Edge, Molstead Library, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID

   2004  There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods. Permanent installation, Molstead Library, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID


awards & fellowships

   2019  Latah County Arts & Culture Grant. Studio 84 Contemporary Art Space, Genesee, ID

   2018  Sidney and Pansy Siler Graduate Fellowship, High Five Award. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2018  Sidney and Pansy Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2017  Claude N. Nelson Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2017  John Ludwig Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2009-2011  Burton and Patricia Ericson Scholarship. Wheaton College, IL

   2006  Toni Robideaux Scholarship. American Advertising Federation, Spokane, WA

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