about

M E

While I have a survey understanding about the mechanics of natural systems, I remain captivated by the magic of it all. I find animal remnants and geological treasures particularly fascinating and good materials for storytelling.

I also have great fondness for found hardware, cast-off lumber, metal, animal and plant fibers and wax. I find that these items possess dual intrinsic properties that tell stories about such things as loss, inconsistency, error, protection and concealment.  When I create with these materials, their natural properties + the process of amalgamation help me reach a depth into concepts of transformation, time, memory, purpose, place and my own mortality.  The results most often come together in mixed-media, site-specific installations.

R E S U M É

Education

Artist Trust – Seattle, WA, 2012     EDGE Professional Development Program for Artists

University of Washington – Seattle, WA, 2008     Fiber Arts Certification Program

The Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, NY, 2000

University of Texas – Austin, Texas, BA, English Literature, 1997

Residencies

  • Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, 2016
  • Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA, 2014
  • Arabia, Helsinki, Finland, 2013
  • Little Eorthe Farm, Orting, WA, 2012

Exhibitions

Current:
Shunpike Storefront Roster, Seattle, WA – 2016
Apothecary
– Solo Exhibit

Upcoming:

Artist Trust, Seattle, WA – February, 2017
M o s s  R i n g
– Artist Trust 2017 Art Auction – artist donor

Recent:

14/48 Festival – Seattle, WA – January, 2016
The World’s Quickest Theater Festival
– Costume & Prop Designer

Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park – Seattle, WA – December, 2016
Art in the Park
– Teaching Artist

Center on Contemporary Art – Seattle, WA – March 12, 2016
Equinox Studios
– CoCA Lab Artist in Residence – Public Viewing

Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park – Seattle, WA – January 23, 2016
Art in the Park
– Teaching Artist

Artist Trust, Seattle, WA – February 27, 2016
[re]evolutionary importance of love
– Artist Trust 2016 Art Auction – artist donor

Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park – Seattle, WA – August 15, 2015
Art in the Park
– Teaching Artist

14/48 Productions – Seattle, WA – April & May, 2015
Saturday Morning Cartoons
– Costume & Prop Designer

14/48 Festival – Seattle, WA – February, 2015
The World’s Quickest Theater Festival 
– Costume & Prop Designer

14/48 Productions – Seattle, WA – November, 2014
Saturday Morning Cartoons 
– Costume & Prop Designer

Smoke Farm – Arlington, WA – September 6 & 7, 2014
Lo-Fi Festival– “Ad Hoc”
LoFi General
– 48-Hour Installation with Performance

Ocean Shores Wearable Arts Show – Ocean Shores, WA – June 7, 2014
Walk of the Cock
– Costume/Wearable Art Design

Greenwood Art Walk – Seattle, WA – May 9 – 10, 2014
Outside Inside
– Solo show

Wearable Arts Show – Port Townsend, WA – May 10, 2014
Walk of the Cock
– Costume/Wearable Art Design

Fischer Pavillion, Seattle, WA – February 22, 2014
b o x
– Artist Trust 2014 Art Auction

Corridor Gallery – Seattle, WA – February 2014
SHINE
– EDGE Graduate Show

14/48 Festival – Seattle, WA – January 18, 2014
Gold Beetle
– 24-Hour Visual Art Challenge

Smoke Farm – Arlington, WA – August 13, 2013
Lo-Fi Festival – “Must be Present to Win”
The Life is Right
– 24-Hour, Collaborative Installation with Cabbage Tree Mob

Smoke Farm – Arlington, WA – August 13, 2012
Lo-Fi Festival– “Farm Time” Kairos
– 24-Hour Outdoor Fiber Installation

Camp Long – Seattle, WA – August 20 -21, 2011
Nature Consortium’s Arts in Nature Festival
Cardinal Meadowhawks
– Site-Specific Fiber Sculpture Installation

Smoke Farm – Arlington, WA – August 13, 2011
Lo-Fi Festival
Red Dragonflies
– 24-Hour Outdoor Fiber Installation

Georgetown Carnival – Seattle, WA – June 11, 2011
Blue Dandelions
– 24-Hour Outdoor Fiber Installation

Occidental Park – Seattle, WA – June, 2011
Conceptualized, created and curated by Todd Jannausch
Gallery (206) Project
“Community Collaboration” of 206 Artists

Mosaic Gallery and Coffee – Seattle, WA – Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2010
Collaboration
– Two-person show with artist Joel Astley

Fremont Abbey – Seattle, WA – April 10, 2010
Monk, Mompou & Melancholy – Studies in Melancholy
Studies Conceptualized and Curated by A. Mimi Allin
Stay
– Group Exhibition

Wallingford Good Shepherd Center – Seattle, WA – March 13, 2010
Fiberati Cooperative Show and Marketplace
Spring Show
– Group Exhibition

Camp Long – Seattle, WA – Seattle, WA – August 22 – 23, 2009
Nature Consortium’s Arts-in-Nature Festival
Site-Specific Fiber Sculpture Installation
Official Remedy for Disorders
– 24-hour Fiber Art Installation

Wallingford Good Shepherd Center – Seattle, WA – March 14, 2009
Fiberati Cooperative Show and Marketplace
New Growth….
– Group Exhibition

South Seattle Comm. College – Seattle, WA – Feb. 16 thru Mar. 20, 2009
STITCH:  The Art of Clothing, Textiles and Soft Sculpture
– Group Exhibition

Bank of America – Queen Anne – Seattle, WA – Sept. thru Oct., 2008
Artists in Action
– Group Exhibition

Counterbalance Park – Seattle, WA – August 23, 2008
Uptown Stroll – Plein Aire Competition and Show
Artists in Action
– Group Exhibition

All City Coffee – Seattle, WA – June 5 – 30, 2008
University of Washington Certification Program Student Show
Emerging
– Group Exhibition

North Greenlake Boat Launch – Seattle, WA – May 25, 2008
Site Specific Collaborative Work in Ephemera
Release
– Group Exhibition

Daniel Bagley Elementary School – Seattle, WA- April 22, 2008
24-Hour, Site Specific Fiber Installation
Magic Mushrooms
– Solo Installation

Capital Hill Arts Center, Seattle, WA – May 5 – 13, 2006
WALRUS Performance Productions
Elegant Absurdity
– Solo Costume Designer

Seattle Public Library – Central Location – Seattle, WA – December 1 – 7, 2006
Project Conceived and directed by Kristen Tsiatsos
The Maze Project
– Performance Artist

Fancy – Schmancy – Pants – Seattle, WA – November 1 thru December 31, 2005
Kristen Rask – Curator Fancy Scarf Show
– Group Show

Residencies

Additional Experience

Gage Academy of Art – Seattle, WA, Summer Workshops 2011 – 2013
– I designed, proposed and taught camps/art studios at Gage Academy. An important aspect of the job was managing students and assistants as well as working well inside time and financial budgets.

Seattle Art Museum- Seattle, WA 2011
– As part of SAM’s Family Fun series, artist Erin Shafkind and I led families through the Nick Cave exhibit. We then went down to the studio to make plushies and puppets as part of SAM’s Family Fun series.

Mandy Greer, Artist – Seattle, WA, 2007-2011
Studio Assistant
– Assisted on constructing props and installation elements for a permanent installation at Bow Lake Elementary School – Highline (2011).
– Assisted on constructing props and installation elements for Honey & Lightening at Roq la Rue Gallery (2011).
– Assisted on costuming for Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Sonic Tales (2009).
– Assisted on the installation, Mater Matrix Mother and Medium (2009).
– Assisted on the installation Dare alla Luce for Bellevue Arts Museum (2008).
– Assisted on costumes and props for the Film and Theater production of The Silvering Path (2007-08).

Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival – Gig Harbor, WA, July 2010
– I was hired by the festival to provide a child-centered arts project. I designed and taught a sewing project.

HorsePower Studio – Seattle, WA, Established 2010
Artist/Owner
– In addition to my studio practice, I give art instruction in fiber and mixed media to children ages 3 through 18.

Deborah Skorstad, Costume Designer – Seattle, WA, September 2009
Stiching Assistant
– Assisted on costume stitching for Brian Kooser’s puppet production of Blood Henry.