Education 1998 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Education, K-12 Certificate 1994 Washington University, BFA, St. Louis, MO
Gallery (ongoing) Diane West Gallery, Durango, CO Hopscotch Gallery, Healdsburg, CA The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA Primavera Gallery, Ojai, CA The Grand Hand, St. Paul, MN Arts and Artisans, Chicago, IL Plum Bottom Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI Tiny Finch Gallery, San Antonio, TX Saugatuck Art Traders, Saugatuck, MI Hamilton Williams Gallery, Morganton, NC Essential Goods, Lawrence, KS Five Crows Gallery, Natick, MA New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC Sacred Art, Chicago, IL Gather, Bloomington, IN The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI Marguerite Gardens, Chicago, IL Twiggs, Minneapolis, MN Past Basket, Milwaukee, WI Lubeznik Art Center Gallery, St. Joseph, MI Studio b., Three Oaks, MI
Selected Exhibitions 2013-2016 Illinois Artisan Program, Thompson Center and Illinois State Museum 2016 Collector Art Shop, Berkeley, CA 2014-2016 mash handmade, Kansas City, MO, 2013-2016 Homespun Modern Handmade, Indianapolis, IN 2014 Gather, Evanston, IL 2010-14 The Evanston Art Center Winter Expo, Evanston, IL 2010-14 The Krasl Winter Holiday Fair, Krasl, MI 2010-14 Cowley Fine Arts, St. Joseph, MI 2013/2015 Bloom Yoga Center, Chicago, IL 2013 Chicago Public Library Women’s History Month, Rendon Library, Chicago, IL 2011 The Green Center for Arts and Education, St. Louis, MO 2012/2014 Ryerson Woods Nature Preserve, Deerfield, IL 2008 The One of Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 2008 The Artist Project,, Chicago, IL 2007-11 Bucktown Arts Fest, Chicago, IL 2003 The Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL 2002/2009 Uncommon Ground Gallery, Chicago, IL 1997 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Publications 2017 Health and Spirituality Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015 Birds Piled Loosely, Online Literary Journal, April 2009 Pioneer Press article, review of Ryerson Show
Collections The Mayo Clinic, Sparta, Wisconsin The Illinois Bone and Joint Clinic, Highland Park, Illinois St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Teaching Experience 2019 Mural Teaching Artist, Chicago Public Schools 2014-2019 Independent Children’s Art, Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor 2004-2014 Whittier Elementary School, Art Teacher, Chicago, IL 2002-2004 Evanston Art Center, Instructor, Evanston, IL 2002-2004 The Lill Street Art Center, Instructor, Chicago, IL 2000-2003 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor, Chicago, IL 2000-2001 The American School of Madrid, Art Teacher, Madrid, Spain 1995-1998 Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, Artist-Teacher, Chicago, IL
Speaking 2019 The Chicago Public Schools Art Education Conference/Ingenuity, "Mindfulness in the Art Classroom" 2019 The Illinois Art Education Association, "Integrating Mindfulness and Visual Art,"
Awards/Grants 2017 Hemera Foundation Fellowship for Artists With a Contemplative Practice 2015-2016 Ingenuity Arts Education Grant / Inter-American Magnet School 2004 Awarded first prize in juried show for Kelleher Gallery, in Galway, Ireland 2004 NAP Grant, Chicago 2002-2004 Illinois Arts Council Artist Roster Artist, the Illinois Arts Council 2002 Stonehouse Artists’ Residency for the Contemporary Arts 1998 Graduate Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1994 Tanaska Milovich Award in Painting, Liquitex Excellence in Art Award