Education 

2005 - 2008          Masters of Fine Arts degree, emphasis in painting and drawing.

                                    The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), Fairbanks, Alaska.

                                   

 

1999 - 2005            Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, emphasis in painting and drawing.

                                    The University of Montana (UM), Missoula, MT

 

Grants/Awards

 

2021                          Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival: Artist of the Year

2020                         Community Arts Development Grant from the Alaska State                                                                  Council on the Arts with fiscal sponsorship from The Folk                                                                       School of Fairbanks

                                     Rasmuson Foundation 2020 Individual Artist Award

                                     The Alaska Chapter of the Awesome Foundation Grant

2019                           “Art in the Garden” grant funding from Our Two Cents and                                                                   Fairbanks Community Garden

2017                            Northern Alaska Environmental Center: Artist of the Year

2007-2008             Graduate Fellowship, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

2005 - 2007           Teaching Assistantship, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

2005                          Presidential Student of the Year Award, Department of Art,

                                     The University of Montana, Missoula

2004                          Marie Wallace Art Scholarship (UM)

1999                            Lutheran Student Fellowship (UM)

Exhibitions

2021              From Fairbanks With Love, The Lemonade Stand, Anchorage Ak

 

                        F.A.M. Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Ak

 

                        The Pink Show, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, Ak

2020             All Alaska Biennial Exhibition, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center,                                            Anchorage, Ak 

     

                        Members Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Ak

                        

                        13+ Group Exhibition, The Lemonade Stand, Fairbanks, AK 

                        The Painted Quilt, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, Ak

2019               10 x 10, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK

                         64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                         Art from the North: An Invitational Exhibition of New Works, Trax,                                                     Fairbanks, AK

           

                         Annual Membership Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks AK

 

2018               Limited Edition: Group Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

 

                        10 x 10 Membership Exhibition, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK

 

                        64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                        One Two Tree: A Group Collective Exhibition, curated by The Folk                                                      School  of Fairbanks, Trax, Fairbanks AK

2015               FLOCK, Keller Allied Architect + Arts, Fairbanks, AK

2014               Limited Edition: Group Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                         Silver Salmon, Public Art Installation, Downtown Fairbanks, Tanana                                                     Valley Watershed Project, Fairbanks, AK

                       

2012               Birds of Paradise: Solo Exhibition, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks,                                            Ak

2011                 A Birds Eye View Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK

2010                Patterns of Influence: Elements of Change Juried Exhibition, The Bear Gallery-                              Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK

2009              New Artists: New Works Invitational Exhibition, Well St. Art Company,                                             Fairbanks, AK

2008               Loop Dreams, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Annex Art Space, Ester, AK

2007               Open Invitational Exhibit, Annex Art Space, Ester, AK

                          Push and Pull: Annual MFA Exhibition, UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

2006              The Hunt, Annex Art Space, Ester, AK

                         Annual MFA Exhibition, UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                         Faculty Exhibition, UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                                   

2005              Annual MFA Exhibition, UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

                        Group Invitational Exhibition, Annex Art Space, Ester, AK

                        Sink or Swim: Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition,

                        The Gallery of Visual Arts (UM), Missoula, MT

                       Pinche Caliente, Solo Exhibition, Jeff Woods Gallery

                       Missoula, MT

                       Artist Collective Juried Exhibition, The Loft, Missoula, MT

                      10th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts (UM), Missoula,                            MT (Juror: George Gogas)

2004            SSCS Ceramic and Sculpture Juried Exhibition, Art Annex Gallery (UM),

                       Missoula, MT (juror: Lela Autio)

                       Gray Skies, Solo Exhibition, Crystal Limit Gallery, Missoula, MT

                       

                       9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts (UM),

                       Missoula, Mt (juror: Mary Farrell)

 

 

Performances, Residences and Collaborations

2020              Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Creamer's Field Migratory  Waterfowl Refuge Artist in Residence 

2017-2019     FLOW: Fairbanks Ladies of Wrestling An intersectional feminist performance art collaborative

2017                Alone in the Dark, original puppet creator for a Seward’s Follies Production, Dance Studio Fairbanks, AK

           

2007              The Sound of a Voice: a production of the Arctic Super Computing Center and the College of Liberal Arts,                                        University of Alaska, Fairbanks

                         Interplay: Nel Temp Di Sogno, Another Language Performing Arts Company, National Collaboration via Internet                            and ArtGrid and UAF

Employment

2019                Founder/Director of the Far North Quilt Trail Project, Fairbanks AK

 

2018-present   Exhibition Technician, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK

 

2017- present  Instructor of Drawing and Painting, The Folk School Fairbanks, AK

 

2007                Instructor of Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Painting, Summer Visual                                   Arts Academy, University of  Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

 

2006-2007       Gallery Coordinator, UAF Art Gallery, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

 

2005-2007       Instructor of Beginning Painting and Beginning Drawing, Graduate Teaching                                    Fellow, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

 

2005- 2015      Gallery Assistant, Well St. Art Company, Fairbanks, AK

 

2004-2005      Gallery Internship, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 

 

Volunteer Experience

 

2018-Present   Visual Arts Committee Member, Fairbanks Arts Association

 

2018- Present   Aurora Borealis Cooperative Preschool Board Member

 

2010-2015       Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, K

 

2009                Museum of the North, UAF, Fine Arts Collections Volunteer, under the directorship of Mareca Guthrie, Fine                                   Arts Collections Manager           

2008                Studio Assistant, Bread and Puppet Theatre Company, Glover, Vermont

2007                Summer Docent Tour Guide, Rose Berry Art Gallery, Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

2006                National PTA Reflections Program Juror, Wood River Elementary, Fairbanks, AK 

                           Guest Artistic Coordinator for International Students, Denali Elementary                                          School, Fairbanks, AK

 

Bibliography

David James, A Quilt Trail Comes to Fairbanks, The Daily News Miner, December 2019

Gary Black, First Friday Features, The Daily News Miner, April 4 2015

 

Micheal Kern, First Friday Show’s Feature UAF Master’s Candidates, The Sun Star, April 21, 2008

 

Kay Koerner, Art Piece of the Week, The Sun Star, September 12, 2006