About

When I was young, my mother taught summer Home Economics classes. As the trend of “home” training phased out with the rise of feminism, those early experiences introduced me to the push and pull of “women’s work.” Although times are different, the “double day” phenomenon continues to challenge my thoughts on domesticity, the working woman, and the fantasy of the American dream. It is through my investigation of three generational and matrilineal dialogues that I explore traditional notions of femininity, the transformative qualities of female personas, and the value of one’s time. My work explores the fluidity of found-materials, the deconstruction of the old, recontextualization of the new, and allows me to use “domestic art” to measure the boundaries that continue to challenge the modern-day woman. 


Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019 B.A. Visual & Performing Arts | Minor in Art History, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

2014 A.A. Arts & Humanities, Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, CA

Awards

2019 Auxillaries Directors’ Lease Award 2019-2020, The Deborahs Project, Ent Center for the Arts,

Colorado Springs, CO

2019 LAS Faculty & Student Creative Works Grant, A Sense of Place: Colorado Springs,

Colorado Springs, CO

2019 University Village Center Public Sculpture Scholarship, Lift Off, Colorado Springs, CO

2016 The Chrysler Museum of Art, Curatorial internship, Norfolk, VA.

2016 Linda Holmgren Jensen Endowed Scholarship for the Arts, Norfolk, VA

2016 Glass Wheel Studios Residency Award, Norfolk, VA

Solo Exhibitions and Solo Installations

2019-2020 The Deborahs Project, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2016 In)(Between, The Transit Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Group Exhibitions

2020 Altered, Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO (two-person exhibit) *November 2020

2019 Unapologetic, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 UCCS Spring Showcase, Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 Portraits, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 Gratitude, Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

2018 |awk| An Alleyway Exhibit. The Modbo & SPQR, Colorado Springs, CO

2018 LAS Peak Ambassador Pop Up, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018 Millibo Art Theatre Mural Studies, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018 Spring Showcase, Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO

2017 T. Rowe Price Juried Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO

2016 Miniature Chair Sculpture Exhibition, Design Within Reach.

2016 Student Show, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA

2016 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2015 Community Exhibit, Modern of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Publications

2018 Riverrun UCCS Literary & Arts Publication, Volume 45. Print.

2017 The Chrysler Museum of Art Magazine: Then & Now. Summer volume. Print.

2017 Vera, Amir. The Virginia Pilot: “Chrysler Museum shows life in Hampton Roads during the Great Depression through photography.” https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_db567f3f-a44f-5a04-ac3a-1fd8fc6147de.html Web. November 26.

2017 Belichis, Justin. Southside Daily: “Chrysler photo exhibition explores the Great Depression in Hampton Roads.” https://southsidedaily.com/local-news/2017/04/08/free-chrysler-photo-exhibition-explores-being-human-during-the-great-depression-in-hampton-roads/ Web. April 8.

2017 “Historical Photos Reveal Hardships and Hopes.“ Chrysler Museum of Art. https://chrysler.org/historical-photos-reveal-hardships-and-hopes/ Web. March 30.

2017 Featured in miniature Champagne Chair Contest. Design Within Reach Blog. “Design Notes.” Web. February.

Artist Talks

2019 Unapologetic, GOCA 121, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 UCCS Spring Showcase, Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 Senior Professional Seminar, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018    LAS Peak Ambassador Conference, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

2018    Pop Up & Millibo Art Theatre Study Show, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018    UCCS Spring Showcase, Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO

2017     New Deal Near Here docent training, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA 

2017     New Deal Near Here presentation & tours, Willoughby Baylor House, Norfolk, VA

2017     In) (Between, The Transit Gallery, Norfolk, VA

2016     Visiting Artist series, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2016     Artist Talk, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Professional Experience

2019 - present      Blacksmith, welder & gallery associate

                            Bliss Gallery & Studio, Monument, CO

2001 – 2016          Freelance photographer

                            Japan, Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Colorado

1992 – 2000         Freelance production manager, executive producer, print and photo media

                            Texas, Hawaii, and Rhode Island 

Fine Art Experience

Photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, temporary public art, video, sound, performance art, and large-scale public sculpture.