BACKGROUND

Education

MFA, Studio Art, 1998
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

BS in biology plus equivalent of BA in Studio Art, 1990
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI


Related Work Experience

Scientific Illustrator, University of Michigan Museum. 1995-2002
Scientific Illustrator, Michigan State University Museum. 1990-1997

BOOK, MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATIONS

Area Revue)s(, No 17, June 2008: Three assemblages featured in the games issue.
The Altered Object: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, Terry Taylor, 2007, Lark books: one of ten artists profiled in The Altered Object.
Strut Magazine, September 2006: Cover illustration
The Metro Times, November 23, 2005: Cover illustration and two interior illustrations
Strut Magazine, November 2005: Full page interior illustration
The Metro Times, October 19, 2005: Full page interior illustration in special 25th Anniversary Artist's Supplement
Strut Magazine, April 2005: Cover illustration
Lansing City Pulse, April 28, 2004: Cover image featuring artwork
Freshwater Fishes of Mexico, Robert Rush Miller, 2005: Extensive interior black-and-white illustrations
Ancient Life of the Great Lakes Basin : Precambrian to Pleistocene, J. Alan Holman, 1995: Multiple black-and-white interior illustrations

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013

"Sex Sells," Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago IL
"Aglow," Anton Arts Center, Mount Clemens MI
"Penetrating the American Psyche," (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing MI
"1982-2012 Art Endures Thirty Years and Counting," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
"Bucktown Arts Festival", Chicago IL


2012

"Bucktown Arts Festival", Chicago IL


2011

"Looking Into The Pioneer Building," Wayne State University Community Arts Gallery, Detroit MI
"They call me Mellow Jell-O," Solo Show, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago IL
"Game Show NYC," Columbia University, New York City
"Underwear Show," Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI
"Come Play with Me Artists Toys, Dolls and Games," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
"Snacks and Refreshments for the Woodland Creatures," Solo show, Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo MI
"4 Bridges Art Festival," Chattanooga TN
"Beautiful Creatures," Madonna University, Livonia MI


2010

"Art for the Holidays," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit MI
"Saint Nick's Picks," Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago IL
"WARP," The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI
"What's So Funny?" The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI
"Bucktown Arts Festival", Chicago IL
"Conglomerate," Curator,, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing MI
"East Nashville Art Festival," East Nashville TN
"4 Bridges Art Festival," Chattanooga TN
"Touring Big Cake Country," Solo Show, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago IL
"In Spite of the Evidence," The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI
"Made of Wood: Multiple Perspectives," Northville Art House, Northville MI


2009

"FORAGE," Co-curator,, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
"Our Creative Life," Ladybug Gallery, Detroit MI
"Race," The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
"A Show about Jello, Birds, Games, Snacks and Women," Solo show, HATCH, Hamtramck, MI
"Our Creative Life," Ladybug Gallery, Detroit, MI
"Bucktown Arts Festival", Chicago IL
"Stupor: A Retrospective of Bad Ideas" Design 99, Hamtramck, MI
"The Little Big Show" Scene Metrospace, East Lansing MI


2008

"Exchange," Scene Metrospace, East Lansing MI
"Detroit to Ann Arbor," Semester in Detroit Art Show, Michigan Union Art Lounge at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
"Changeable Universe," Three Person Show, Stubnitz Gallery, Adrian College, Adrian, MI
"Harvest Gold Club," Collaborative Three Person Show with artists Jeanne Bieri and Madeleine Barkey, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI
"Curator's Select," Ladybug Gallery, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI


2007

"Rock, Paper, Scissors," Three Person Show, Marygrove College Art Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
"Automation," Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
"Women Image Women," The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
"The Studio and the Lab," Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
"The September Project," 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI.
"Urban Alchemy," Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
"Actual Size," Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Dearborn, MI


2006

"Real/Surreal," Three Person Show, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
"Back to Nature," Contemporary Artist's Center, North Adams MA
"The Game Show," Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland OR
"REcycle," Lenaweee Council for the Visual Arts, Adrian, MI
"American Icons," The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
"Game Show Detroit," Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
"The Urban Show," Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
"Feast Your Eyes," Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
"3rd Annual Intergenerational Community Exhibit," Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI
"Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Exhibition," The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
"Urban Alchemy," 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI
"That DAM Box," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI
"Tick Tock Silent Auction Fundraiser," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Dearborn, MI
"Holiday Gift Show," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
"Member's Exhibition," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI
"Art for the Holidays," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI


2005

"Six," Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
"Unreal Tournament," Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
"Re-Assembled," District Arts Gallery, Birmingham MI
"Closing Show," Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"Their Art-Our Building," 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI
"Actual Size," Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Detroit, MI
"2006 Art Out of the Box Fundraiser," Northville Art House, Northville MI
"Sister Sister," Izzy's Raw Art Gallery, Detroit MI
"Institute for Children Fundraiser," Juris Galleries, Detroit, MI
"Holiday Show," AC,T Gallery, Detroit, MI


2004

"On Another Good Day," Three Person Show, Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"Paint Creek by Number," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
"Grand Opening Show," District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI
"Grand Opening Show," Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Detroit, MI


2003

"The Edge of the Woods," Two Person Show, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
"Holiday Show," Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"Actual size," Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI
"8 Mile: Detroit Relics from the Future," Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Grosse Pointe, MI


2002

"Holiday Show," Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"On a Good Day," Three Person Show, Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"Harvest Gold--Art in an Apartment Setting of Found and Rescued Furnishings", Collaborative Two Person Show with artist Jeanne Bieri, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI
"Pin-Up", Detroit Artist's Market Benefit Sale, Detroit, MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Grosse Pointe, MI
"Eccentric Objects," Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI
Grand Opening Show, Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL
"Kitchen Sink," Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI


2001

"Beautiful Scenes," Solo Show, University of Alabama, Huntsville AL
"Sextet," Buckham Gallery, Flint MI
"Actual Size," Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit MI
"Ritual," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Grosse Pointe, MI
"Museum of New Art Benefit Auction," Detroit MI


2000

"Chasing the Ideal: Women and Eating Disorders," Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN
"Art Official Intelligence," Metropolitan Center for the Creative Arts, Detroit MI
"The Pioneer Show," Metropolitan Center for the Creative Arts, Detroit MI
"Image Factory," Girlee Collective Show, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit MI
"Lost and Found: Artists Who Use Recycled Materials," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI
"Pieces: Mixed Media Constructions," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester MI
"Actual Size," Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit MI
"AIDS Benefit Auction," Grosse Pointe, MI


1999

"Unconformity: Unexpected Layering," Two Person Show, Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn MI
"ARC Regional VI," ARC Gallery, Chicago IL     Third place award
"Re-Construction," A.C.,T. Gallery, Detroit MI
"Short Stories From the Parlor," Solo Show, Northwood University, Midland MI
"Michigan Women Artists," Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn MI


1998

"Dainty Trim," solo show, Otherwise Gallery, Lansing MI
"Otherwise Originals," Otherwise Gallery, Lansing MI     First Place Award
"HA (humorous delusions)," Marygrove College, Detroit MI
"Undefining Sculpture," Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit MI
"Our Visions: Women in Art," Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills MI
"Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition," Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
"In Through and Out," Buckham Gallery, Flint MI


1997

"Otherwise Originals," Otherwise Gallery, Lansing MI     Second Place Award
"Clabber Girls," Self produced, two person show, The Green Room, Ypsilanti MI
"New Visions," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI
"Our Visions: Women In Art," Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills MI     Second Place Award


1996

"Michigan All Media Competition," Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing MI     3-D Award
"I Am Lansing," Lansing MI
"Celebrate Michigan Artists," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester MI     Honorable Mention


1994

Fifteenth Annual Michigan Artists Competition," Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek MI     Merit Award


1993

Three person show, Otherwise Gallery, Lansing MI
"Michigan All-Media Competition," Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing MI
"Fourteenth Annual Michigan Artists Competition," Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek MI


Traveling Show, from 1995- 1998

"Affected Environment: Post-Industrial Visions by Michigan Artists."
Arranged by Art Center of Battle Creek, Exhibition sites included:

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN (1998)
Arts Foundation of Michigan, Detroit MI (1997)
Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Merrymount University, Los Angeles CA (1996)
Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI (1995)