PROFILE

Visual artist specializing in painting and embroidery work. Emerging work with other textiles, book arts, and tactile art in an effort to make art accessible to people with visual impairments and various abilities. Recent recipient of the CMAB Artist Career Development Grant funded by the McKnight Foundation with focus on pursuing tactile work


EDUCATION

2018-Present Deafblind Intervener Training 

MN Low Incidence Projects & OHOA Program

Metro ECSE, Arden Hills, MN

2004 BFA in Visual Art, Major in Painting

Department of Visual Art

St Cloud State University, St Cloud MN

Final Exhibition: “Holey Socks, Darn them All”

1998 Diploma of Practical Nursing

Department of Nursing

MN West Community College, Worthington, MN


GRANTS & AWARDS

2020- Artist Grant, Central Minnesota Arts Board, Artist Career Development Grant

EXHIBITS

2004 Solo Exhibit, “Holey Socks, Darn Them All”, Kiehl Hall, St Cloud MN

2004 Group Exhibit, “They are Legion”, Speedboat Gallery, St Paul MN

2005 Group Exhibit “Open Door 5”, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2005 Group Exhibit, MN Center for Book Arts

2008 Group Exhibit, “Excuse me, You Have Some String Hanging…”, Rice Printshop Gallery, Rice MN

2015 Group Exhibit, “American Horror Story”, Cream City Tattoo, St Cloud MN

2016 Solo Exhibit, St Cloud Art Crawl, St Cloud MN

2018 Solo Exhibit, St Cloud Art Crawl, St Cloud MN

2018 Group Exhibit, Youth Shelter Deck Show, St Cloud MN

2019 Group Exhibit, “Baggage”, St Cloud MN


VOLUNTEER

2016 Group Exhibit, “Create to Save”, Nesting Doll submission for Fundraiser to donate art supplies to Central MN Boys & Girls Club

2019- Created, organized, and participated artistically in a fundraiser for local organization,Terebinth Refuge, titled “Baggage”, St Cloud, MN

2019-  Group Exhibit, skateboard deck submission for Silent Auction/Fundraiser to relocate/ rebuild local skate park, St Cloud, MN


COMMISSIONED WORK

2006, Mural, Private Residence

2008, Mural, Private Residence

2014, “Wedding”, embroider for private collection

2014, Untitled Embroidery for private collection

2014, Untitled Embroidery for private collection

2015, “Worlds Away”, mixed media for private collection

2015, “Man with Dog”, embroidery for private collection

2016, “Tattooed Man”, embroidery for private collection

2016, “Always”, embroidery for private collection


CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

2021 Hardcover Book Binding, MN Center for Book Arts 

2021 Natural Dyes: Finding Gold in Wood Shavings, Textile Center 

2021 Bookbinding of Your Artwork without Folds, Susana Dominguez Martin, Domestika

2021 Cyanotype: Printing with Light, Fábrica de Texturas, Domestika

2021 Botanical Printing on Fabric and Paper, Anabel Torres, Domestika


INSTRUCTION

2021 Handbound nature journals, Art in Motion, Holdingford MN

2021 Adapted Paper Making, Paramount, St Cloud MN


PUBLICATIONS

2020 “This Is 40”, Self Published Zine

2020 “Silly Things Kids Say”, Self Published Zine

2021 “Covid-19 Docuzine”, Self Published Zine