EDUCATION

2008 Master of Fine Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, Arizona
2001 Bachelor of Fine Art Fibers, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

EXHIBITIONS

2012 "Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers", Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York.
"notBig", M.S. Resny Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
*Juror Jack Girard
2011 "Stripped", Installation for the Fishbowl window at Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2010 "More Than Fiber: A Creative Approach to Materials", Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
*Jurors Warren Seelig
"The Pink Show", Splendorporium Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Play for Keeps", The Tribute Gallery, Portland, Oregon
*Jurors Elizabeth Lamb and Chloe Gallagher
2009 "notBig", Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
*Juror Doug Stapleton
"Generously Odd: Craft Now", Lexington Art League Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
"Paperworks", b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York
*Juror Maura Heffner
"Fruition", Pangea Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
"30th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition", Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
*Juror Namita Wiggers *Catalog
"Love Letters", Modified Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 "Palpate", Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
*solo exhibition
"Juried MFA Summer Exhibition", Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
*Juror Dennita Sewell
"Number Ones", LAS Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
"Significant Others", Eye Lounge Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 "Juried MFA Summer Exhibition", Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
*Juror Laura TaubmaN
"Push/Pull", Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2006 "Transcending Borders", Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology, Tempe, Arizona
2005 "New Grad Exhibition", Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
2004 "Strange New Works", Hand to Mouth Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
"Gallery Inventory Exhibit", Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
2002 "New Works by Susanna Blume, Cindy Small, and Sally Hayden", Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
2001 "Minding the Body", Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
"Small Works", Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
"Pacific Northwest Art Exhibition", Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, Washington
"Beyond Boarders Juried Exhibition", Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
*Catalog

AWARDS

2012 Second place cash award, M.S. Resny Gallery "notBig" Juried by Jack Girard, Lexington, Kentucky
2009 Purchase Award, Logsdon 1909 Gallery "notBig" Juried by Doug Stapleton, Chicago, Illinois
2008 3rd place Jurors Award, Dennita Sewell, Juried MFA Summer Exhibition, Arizona State University
2008 NICHE Award Finalist, The Rosen Group, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Special Talent Award, Arizona State University
2006 Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Special Talent Award, Arizona State University
Arizona State University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University
2005 Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Special Talent Award, Arizona State University

PUBLICATIONS

2009 Mesa Contemporary Art Center 30th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Catalog, pp. 11, (image)
2006 Fiberarts, Volume 33, pp. 32, Nov/Dec 2006 (image)
2006 Beyond Borders Juried Exhibition, Catalog, pp. 7, (image, text)

TEACHING/RELATED EXPERIENCE

2009 Panelist for Pacific Northwest College Art BFA midterm theses review process, Portland, Oregon, October 2009.
2007-08 Instructor of record, Fiber One, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Fall 2007 through Spring 2008
2006-07 Personal Artist Assistant for Liz Cohen, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2006 through February 2007
2006-07 Fiber department Lab assistant, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
2006 Teaching Assistant for Mark Newport, Fiber One, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona
2004-05 Artist Assistant for Barbara Sternberger, Bellingham, Washington
2002-03 Gallery Assistant, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington

COLLECTIONS

  • Samantha Fischer and George Smith, San Francisco, California
  • Ann Morris, Lummi Island, Washington
  • Dawn Kimberling, Bellingham, Washington
  • Ann Darling, Tacoma, Washington
  • Caroline Bucalter, Porland, Oregon
  • Mark Newport, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Susan Beiner, Tempe, Arizona
  • Clare Verstegen, Tempe, Arizona
  • Margaret Engle, North Platte, Nebraska
  • Ann Morton, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sarah Dineen, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Maria Rosselson, Chicago, Illinois
  • Permanent Collection Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan