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. It’s not the destination I seek, it’s the path along the way.

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