EDUCATION
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
BFA in Fine Arts with Teaching Certificate | Major in Painting | Minor in Photography

ARTIST STATEMENT
My artwork focuses on capturing details and scenes of the ordinary that reveal abstract compositions depicted through the use of color, pattern and texture. I examine and document these man-made marks at a given moment in time to uncover their inherent beauty. My creative vision involves using various approaches that weave many life experiences together. My images don’t always have to define reality, but rather convey a feeling about reality.

EXHIBITIONS
2019 All Politics are Local, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL | curators Chris Jackson & Laura Junge
2018 WIF Neighborhood Project, The Hairpin Art Center, Chicago, IL  | curator Charles Osgood
2018 Inspiration Corporation Gala Auction, Venue West, Chicago, IL | curators Steven Gross & Stan Klein
2018 Kwin'tet, The OuttaSpace, Berwyn, IL
2017 In the 'Hood, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL | curators Chris Jackson & Kaitlyn Miller
2017 November Gallery, FlapJack Brewery, Berwyn, IL | curator Joey Izaguirre
2017 Hop Stop, Metro Train Station, Riverside, IL | partnered with Noon Whistle Brewing to create a piece of art
2017 Vicinity, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL | juror Melissa Ann Pinney
2017 12 Photographers, 12 Months, 12 Neighborhoods, Cafe Selmarie, Chicago, IL | Women in Focus Chicago, curator Richard Cahan
2017 Spring Members Show, Elmhurst Art Guild, Elmhurst, IL
2016 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids, MI
2016 What I See, Kinderhook Tap, Oak Park, IL
2016 Tweet Home LaGrange, Stockholm Objects, LaGrange, IL
2016 11th Annual Juried Photography Show, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL | juror Barbara Diener
2015 Chicago Photography Center, Selmarie Cafe, Chicago, IL
2015 Sights of Evanston, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL | juror Debra Hatchett
2015 4-Person Group Photography Show, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 Chicago's Architexture: From Bricks to Steel, Sofitel Hotel, Chicago, IL
2015 ArtPrize, Craft-Revival Jewelers, Grand Rapids, MI
2015 Off the Grid, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL | juror Susan Sensemann
2015 10th Annual Juried Photography Show, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL | juror Christopher Schneberger
          AWARDED participation on a November 2015 group show
2015 I Am Woman, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL | juror Susan Aurinko
2014 Women in Focus, Space 1858, Chicago, IL
2014 Recent Photographs, Maze Library, Oak Park, IL | photography workshop in July for grades 6-8
2013 4th Anniversary Exhibition, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL | juror: Glenn Wexler  AWARDED Honorable Mention
2013 Recent Work, Kinderhook Tap, Oak Park, IL
2012 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL | jurors: Larry Lee & Bernard Williams  AWARDED Alice & Arthur Baer Award
2012 Modular 22, Gallery 22, Berwyn, IL
2012 SOLO SHOW Urban Trace, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside , IL | curated by Nancy Hejna
2010 Up Close, Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park, IL
2002 Digital Photography 3-Person Show, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL

PERMANENT COLLECTION
Chicago Architecture Foundation Corporate Offices, Chicago, IL

WORKSHOPS
2012 LaGrange Art League | Cold-Wax Painting with Diane Martia
2011 LaGrange Art League | Encaustic with Sarah Rehmer
2009 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Free Motion Embroidery with Carol Shinn
2002 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Fabric Dying and Surface Design with Jeanne Brady

AFFILIATIONS
Women in Focus Chicago
Filter Photo Festival
Chicago Artists' Coalition