Education

B.F.A. Visual Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Klein Artist Works, art career development program

Selected Exhibitions

2016
Calvin College Gallery 106, Curated show of works on paper as part of ArtPrize 2016
GLEAN, Two person show – Cultivator, Chicago, IL

2015
CIVA Juried Conference Exhibition – Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
RSA Open Exhibition-Art – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Point of Departure (as part of Chicago Artist Month) – The Charnel House, Chicago, IL
ONU’s 1st Regional Exhibition: Expanding Borders – Brandenburg and Strickler Galleries, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

2013
Reciprocity: Artfully Aware – OpenWall, Chicago, IL
16th International Open – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012
Women’s History Month exhibit – Dunning Library Branch, Chicago, IL

2011
Art Chicago (as part of Klein Artist Works), Chicago, IL
BIG WOMEN, small works – Portage ARTspace, Chicago, IL
14th International Open – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Identity Politics Art Show – Fullton Street Collective, Chicago, IL
The Paul Show – The Charnel House, Chicago, IL
5th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Exhibit – Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
The Egg & The Starling, Two-Person Exhibition with Rebecca Israilevich– Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
Encaustic: Hot Art – Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
The Spirit of Wood – Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Dreams of Healing – Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Planet Earth – Playful Zen Gallery, Chicago, IL

Residency
Colorado Art Ranch, artist in residence, September 2015

Bibliography
The Nature Conservancy, "Artists draw inspiration from the unique landscape and give back to nature in return.", TNC website, September 2015, http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/colorado/colorado-carpenter-ranch-artist-in-residence.xml

Philip A Hartigan, “A Chicago Alderman Opens His Office to Art", Hyperallergic, October 31, 2013.
http://hyperallergic.com/86254/a-chicago-alderman-opens-his-office-to-art/

Swedish Covenant Hospital, “Dreams of Healing” – exhibit book sponsored by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Chicago

Recognition
ARTSlant 4th 2010 Showcase winner, mixed media category