Education

  

MFA    2006   Fibers, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

BA       1999   Art History, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (cum laude)

 

 

Current Position

 

2007-Present           Adjunct Faculty, School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2017               Dwellings (Invitational), Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York

2016               Fiber Innovations II (Invitational), Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, Parker, Colorado

2015               National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2014               Scythia 10: Contemporary Fiber Biennial, (catalog), Scythia Gallery, Kherson, Ukraine

2014               New Fibers 2014, (catalog), Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan

2014               Contemporary Fiber Art Invitational (catalog), Helikon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2013               Northern Colorado Invitational, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Colorado

2013               Threads of Change: Colorado Textiles Now (Invitational), Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado

2012-13         Home for the Holidays (Invitational), Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2012               Creative Capitol: Works by Colorado’s Higher Education Faculty, Colorado State Capitol, Denver

2011               Fabrications: Fiber / Wax / Metal, Three-Person Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2010-11         American Tapestry Biennial 8, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, and Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. Juror: Rebecca A.T. Stevens, Consulting Curator for the Textile Museum, Washington D.C. (catalog)

2010               Patterns, Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado

2009               Here On Earth, Two-Person Exhibition, Fibers and Painting, Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

2009               Selected Faculty and Alumni Invitational, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2008               Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, John M. Crawford Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

2007               Small Stitches Invitational, Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado

2006               Faculty Exhibition, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, Colorado

2006               MFA Thesis Exhibition: Thresholds (solo), Directions Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2006               Cutting Edge, East End Applied Arts, Aurora, Colorado, Commendation

2006               Schacht Student Showcase, Kendell College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Honorable Mention

2006               Material Witness, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

2006               President of Colorado State University Residence Exhibition (Invitational), Fort Collins, Colorado

2005               Between One and One (Invitational), Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Prague, Czech Republic

2005               Between One and One (Invitational), Colorado State University Gallery, Pueblo

2004               Celebration of American Craft, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut

2003               Material/Immaterial, Three-person exhibition, Only Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado

2003               Fiber Celebration 2003, Estes Park Art Center, Estes Park, Colorado, Best of Show

2003               Celebration of American Craft, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut

2001               Landscape Legacies (Invitational), Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2007-Present           Instructor, with Graduate Faculty status, Fibers Area Coordinator, School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2006               Instructor, Fibers, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, Colorado

2003-04         Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fibers; Instructor of Record, Visual Form (Foundations); Colorado State University, Fort Collins

 

 

Bibliography and Published Images

  

2014               Catalog, Scythia 10: Contemporary Fiber Biennial, Scythia Gallery, Kherson, Ukraine

2014               Catalog, Contemporary Fiber Art Invitational, Helikon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2014               Catalog, New Fibers 2014, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan

2010               Catalog, American Textile Biennial 8

2010               Featured exhibition postcard artist, American Textile Biennial 8, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln

2009               Exhibition gallery guide, Here On Earth, Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

2009               Featured artist, Dean of College of Visual And Performing Arts’ greeting cards, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

2009               Isaac Kreider, “Art Omits Boundaries,” The Mirror, October 23, 2009

2007               Featured artist, Translations Gallery, Wild Blue Yonder: The Magazine of Frontier Airlines, September/October issue

2006               “Post MFA: Coming Full Circle,” Fiberarts Magazine, November/December issue

2006               Featured exhibition postcard artist, Material Witness, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

2005               “Review: Between One and One,” Feminismus.CZ, May issue

 

 

Selected Professional and Service Activities

 

2017               Juror, Fiber Celebration, Estes Park Art Center, Estes Park, Colorado

2017               Editorial Advisor, Kam Women Artisans of China: Dawn of the Butterflies, by Marie A. Lee, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2017               Gallery Talk, Fiber Celebration, Estes Park Art Center, Estes Park, Colorado

2017-present           Advisory member, District 6 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Board, Greeley, Colorado

2016               Keynote Address, Colorado Weavers Day, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2016               Instructor, Mural Collaboration project between School of Art and Design Students at the University of Northern Colorado and the City of Greeley

2016               Instructor, Collaboration project between School of Art and Design students at the University of Northern Colorado, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and the City of Greeley

2016               Artist Talk, Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Denver, Colorado

2015               Development of Online and Face-To-Face Classes: The Working Artist: Preparation and The Working Artist: Practicum, for the University of Northern Colorado School of Art and Design’s emerging certificate program in Entrepreneurship in the Arts

2015               Instructor: Transcending Chords, Collaboration project between School of Art and Design Students at the University of Northern Colorado, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Greeley

2015               Instructor: Common Threads, Collaboration project between School of Art and Design Students at the University of Northern Colorado and the Rodarte Community Center, and the City of Greeley, Colorado

2015               Presenter, Art in the Everyday: Social Practice and Lived Experience, Arts Education Leadership Institute, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2014               Instructor: Yarn Bombing Collaboration, Collaborative Project between School of Art and Design Students at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and the City of Greeley, Colorado

2010-2014    Gallery Representation by Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2011               Juror, Colorado Quilt Show, Boulder, Colorado

2009               Improvisational Drawing, lecture and workshop, Colorado Art Educator’s Association, Breckenridge

2009               Curator, Blurring Boundaries: Student Work In Painting and Fibers, Oak Room Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2008               Juror, Boulder Weaver’s Guild Annual Exhibition, Boulder, Colorado

2008               Weaving and Spinning Workshop and Lecture, Valley High School, Greeley, Colorado

2008               Juror, Jefferson County School District Student Art Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

2007               Lecture and workshop, Pike’s Peak Weavers Guild, Colorado Springs

2006               Lecture, Thresholds, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

2004-5           Graduate Editorial Intern, Fiberarts Magazine, Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado

2004               Lecture, Balinese Weaving: A Cosmology in Warp and Weft, Colorado Weavers Day, Colorado Springs

2004               Expressing the Most With Low-Tech Surface Design Techniques, lecture and workshop, Colorado Art Educator’s Association, Breckenridge, Colorado

1996               Lecture, Art is Sacred Law: Painting and Ceremony of Aboriginal Dreamtime, Denver Art Museum College Art Symposium, Denver, Colorado

 

  

Publications Written

 

2010               “Stitched Vistas,” Fiberarts Magazine, Summer issue

2009               “Ilze Aviks: Expanding the Circle,” Surface Design Journal, Volume 34, No.1.

2008               “Patti Roberts-Pizzuto: Intimacy and Immensity,” Fiberarts Magazine, April/May issue

2007               “Rebecca Vaughan: Lure,” Fiberarts Magazine, April/May issue

2006               “Post MFA: Coming Full Circle,” Fiberarts Magazine, November, December

2006               “Dustin Wedekind: Icons and Archetypes, Re-imagined,” Fiberarts Magazine, September/October

2006               Review: randall sinner’s 38 of 50—Capital Embroidery,” Fiberarts Magazine, September/October

2005               “The Captivating Circle,” Fiberarts Magazine, November/December

2005               “Review: No Boundaries: Fiber + Art at the Denver Art Museum,” Fiberarts Magazine, April/May

2005               “Decked Out and Down To Earth,” Fiberarts Magazine, January/February

2004               “Layers of Meaning,” Fiberarts Magazine, Summer

2003               “Larissa Brown: Office Work,” Fiberarts Magazine, November/December

 

 

Awards

 

2003-2006    Graduate teaching assistantship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2006               Schacht Student Showcase, Kendell College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Honorable Mention

2003               Best of Show, Fiber Celebration 2003, Estes Park Art Center, Estes Park, Colorado

 

 

Collections

 

Morgan Library, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

School of Social Work, University of Nebraska, Kearney

CSX Shipping Lines, Seattle, Washington