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Assistant Professor of Art
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
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.
Knox Faculty Research / Creative Work Grant: Vermont Art Workshop Residency, 2014.
Knox Faculty Research / Creative Work Grant: Art Show Support and Publication Fee Assistance, 2014.
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.
ArtVoices Magazine, 7th Annual Winter 2014 Biennial Issue.
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.
"Everyday Abstraction", Drake University, Des Moines, IA.,
"Orphans in the Storm", Lovey Town Gallery, Madison, WI.,
"Party Lines", Smart Clothes Gallery, NY, NY.,
"Summer Salon", Telephone Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
"PSAD" National Painting Invitational", Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY.
14th Annual Winter Invitational, Telephone Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO, December 2013 - March 2014.
"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 Helen Keller," Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA, May 2013.
"Home," Zanzibar's, Des Moines, IA, May/June 2013.
"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.