b. 1984 Minneapolis, MN 
 
EDUCATION
 
2010
MFA Fine Art California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
2006
BFA Fiber Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 
2017
Whipstitch: the state of contemporary textiles, curated by Thea Augistina Eck and        
           Rachel Walker. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Initial Encounters: ice, Electric Breath-EMERGE Festival, Tempe, AZ (screening)
Initial Encounters: desert rose, LPPTV, San Francisco, CA (screening)
Impermanent Topographies, NMSU University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM 

2016      
Slice of the Expanse, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA (two person)
Icicles In Caves, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY (two person)
Regeneration, Orme School Gallery, Orme, AZ
Materials Hard and Soft. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton TX
 
2015               
Wave. Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe AZ (solo)
String Theory: Contemporary Art and the Fiber Legacy, Tucson Museum of Art,
            Tucson,  AZ
Disturbances from the Field, La Esquina, Kansas City MO
Arrowmont Instructors Exhibition, Sandra J. Blaine Gallery, Gatlinburg,TN
Sensational Landscapes, She Works Flexible, Houston TX (two person)
USEd, the Alice Gallery, Seattle WA
 
2014
Walk Quietly, Keep Looking, Halt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
Excerpt from Location…… Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Distance, Eric Fischel Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 
Lightly Acquainted, Populus Tremula, Akureyi, Iceland 
28 Cakes, Abraut 35 – in conjunction with the Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, IS
 
2013
Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Awards Exhibition 2013: Mike Erickson, Erika        Lynne Hanson, Paul Smith, Grand Arts, Kansas City MO 
Thanks For the Warning, The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
A Manner of Looking at, or Regarding Something //a site specific performative installation// in conjunction with Rises Zora, a city wide exhibition/event curated by Jamilee Polson Lacey, Kansas City,  MO
Inspiration Station, Little Paper Planes, online exhibition
 
2012
Notes on Land, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY (two Person)
Liberty!, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Women to Watch 2012, Dean’s Gallery, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
KC Flatfile, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
Tangents & Detours, Town Pavilion, Kansas City, MO
Take Shelter, Los Caminos (curated by Plug Projects), St. Louis, MO
XOXO: Salon Show, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO
 
2011
Three Collections, Little Paper Planes and Holidayland, Oakland, CA
Re-Search: Three Projects, Paragraph + Project Space, Kansas City, MO
Twenty Something, City Arts Project, Kansas City, MO
Narrow Margins, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
Fiber Focus, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
The Real and the Represented, Little Paper Planes, Oakland, CA
Untitled 8, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
June Installation, Make Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two person)
New Fiber, Monument2, Chicago, IL
Works on Paper, Tompkins Project West, Los Angeles, CA
 
2010
Fall Exhibition, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, 
Reinterpretation, Candystore Collective, San Francisco, CA
CCA MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Dawn Fisher Collection, Fishspace, San Francisco, CA
 
2008
Network, North/South Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Bruce Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Crossing the Line, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
 
2006
W.T.F 2, The Fahrenheit Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Plaid: Recent Work, BACKSPACE at Tomboy, Kansas City, MO (SOLO)
 
2005
W.T.F, The Vault Gallery, Kansas City, MO
From Image to Woven Form, Destination Gallery, Kansas City, MO
 
COMMISSIONS
 
2012
MO Bank Artboards 
Created a set of billboards, Wind Survey, for Missouri Bank’s Crossroads Branch in Kansas City, MO
 
2011
Pattern Migration
Blue Coverlet created for Stephanie Syjuco’s exhibition Pattern Migration, at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH
 
AWARDS

2016
Herberger Institute Project Grant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

2015 
Evelyn Smith Teaching Fellowship, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts,
         Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2014
American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, New York, NY 
 
2013 
Charlotte Street Visual Art Award Fellow, Kansas City, MO 
 
2008
Toni A. Lowenthal Scholarship for Excellence in Textiles, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
 
2005
Susan Lordy-Marker Award for Excellence in Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO
 
CURATORIAL / RESIDENCES / PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
2013-present
Assistant Professor - fibers/social practice, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University. 

2017
Artist in Residence, Frontier Fellowship, Epicenter, Green River, UT

2016
Visitng Artist, ACRE Residency, Steuben WI

2015  
Artist in Residence, Wrangle Mountain Center, McCarthy AK 
 
2014
Artist in Residence, Textílsetur Íslands: the Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos Iceland
 
2013
Artist in Residence, Real Time and Space, Oakland CA
 
Artist in Residence, LPP+residency, San Francisco CA
 
2010-2013
Lecturer, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Courses developed and taught include Image to Woven Form: Digital Fabrication, Constructed Textiles: Weaving, Artistic Research: thinking and making, 
 
2012-2013
Co-Founder / Facilitator, 1522 Saint Louis, 
A project exhibition space in downtown Kansas City, MO
 
Founder, VEFA Handmade
Line of hand-woven textiles for the home that utilize historical weave structures in traditional applications
 
2012
Curator, We Belong To You, You Do Not Belong To Us, Little Paper Planes
Online Exhibition
 
Visiting Artist, Oriel Mill, Hendersonville, NC
 
Curator, To Face; Now Rare, The Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
 
2011, 2012
Instructor, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, master courses for arts educators, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 
 
2010-2012
Resident Artist, Urban Culture Project, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO
 
Studio Coordinator, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
 
2008, 2009
Juror, California College of the Arts Annual Textiles Exhibition
Curated and installed work submitted by undergraduate students and recent alumni
 
 
 
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