Assistant Professor of Art
"I find the visual arts an opportune place to freely inquire about and understand the world in which we live. It is a place to reflect upon experiences and make intuitive leaps. It is a point of departure as well as a place of return. I look analytically to science and philosophy in order to glean information and inspiration from our attempt to understand, as well as communicate about the natural world. I use this information as the foundation for generative systems that are guided by memory, emotion, and intuition, resulting in work that strives to be both personal and objective. I enjoy exploring these ideas in a variety of media including drawing, painting and print. Moving through media allows me to stay in a mode of continuous questioning, discovery and risk."
Years at Knox: 2013 to present
M.F.A., Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, 2013, University of Iowa.
M.A., Painting/Drawing, 2011, University of Iowa.
B.F.A., Painting, 2004, Kansas City Art Institute.
Printmaking, drawing, painting.
Selected Professional Accomplishments
Mildred Pelzer-Lynch Painting Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2011-2012.
Paul Weber Award - Materials Grant, selected by faculty, University of Iowa, 2011.
Competitive Scholarship - Kansas City Art Institute, 2001-2004.
New American Paintings - MFA Edition #99, 2012.
Studio Visit Magazine - Open Press Studios, Vol. 15, 2011.
Visual Overture Magazine - Honorable Mention, 2011.
Methods of Being - Selected Artist Writings, 2011.
James K. Jacobsen Graduate Conference - Selected Cover Artist, 2010.
Visiting Artist at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2012.
"Visual Poetry of Crossing Shapes and Lines in Silent Gestures" - Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 2013.
"12th Annual Winter Invitational" - Telephone Booth Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2013.
"Politicizing Aesthetics" - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Curated by Monica Herman, Mixed Greens, New York City, 2012.
"Saints, Goddesses, and Bodhisattvas" - Marie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, 2012.
"Ambience and Energy Fields" - Caladan Gallery, Online Gallery, 2012.
"Animals" - Special Recognition - Light, Space and Time, Online Gallery, 2012.
"New Actions in Painting" - Garage 4141, San Diego, California, 2012.
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T" - Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, 2012.
"Graduate Student Senate Juried Show" - Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011.
"Hannah Project" - Burford Gallery, Iowa Writer's Workshop Collaboration, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011.
"The Faux Art Show" - Open Lot, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
"Annual Fundraiser" - PS1 Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 2010.
"MFA Juried Group Show" - Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, Iowa, 2009.
"Annual Juried Show" - Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2006.
"BFA Thesis Show" - H&R ArtSpace, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004.
"Processing Information: Thank you Mother Teresa" - Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012.
"Processing Nature" - Englert Theater Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012.
"Creating Dialogue" - Burford Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011.
"Subjecting the System" - Kendall Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 2010.
The Rosewood, Abu Dhabi, 2013.