2007 Master of Fine Arts, Drawing & Textiles, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2002 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art and Education, Concordia University Irvine

Education

 

 

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE

  • Art Department Chair, 2016 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Art, 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Art, 2012 - 2015

CREAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

  • AP Art Instructor, 2012 - 2013
  • Visual Arts Department Chair, Art Instructor, 2008 - 2012

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE

  • 2D Design Instructor, 2006 - 2007
  • Drawing 1 Instructor, 2005 - 2006

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL, DES PERES, MO

  • 5th - 8th Art Instructor, 2003 - 2007

CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL ACADEMY

  • K - 8th Art Instructor, 2002 - 2003

Professional Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

I Stand, Nechita Gallery, Orange, CA.

2017

Camino de Sueños, Emmaus Church Studio, Santa Ana, CA.

The Model’s Origin: Beyond the Core, The K ansas City Art Institute Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO.

2016

Curator, Of Mind and Material: Toward a New Landscape, Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA.

Epitaphs: What dreams May Come, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

2015

Generations: 40 Hues between Black and White, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. Juror: Dinh Q. Le, Artist.

2014

Fantastical: Art of the Imagination, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO.

Take Heart…!, Solo Exhibition, Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

2012

Waiting, Ecclesia Church, Hollywood, CA.

2011

SIUE Textile Arts Alumni Exhibition, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Touching the Arts, Proverbs Coffee House, Camarillo, CA.

2009

Serendipitous Threads, Proverbs Coffee House, Camarillo, CA.

2008

Small Expressions, Handweaver’s Guild of America, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.  Juror: John Marshall, Textile Artist, Educator and Author.

Au Courant, Faculty Art Exhibit, Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

2007

The Edge of Excess, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.  Juror: Jenny K. Dowd, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Central Missouri.

A Space For Memory, MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

MFA Group Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  Juror: Cheryl Wassenaar Savage, Assistant Professor of Art, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.  Art Service Award.

2006

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art, St. Louis, MO.

Transient, Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art, St. Louis, MO.

Mexica 2006, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Honor Awards 2006, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.  Juror: David Allen, Director, Arts in Transit, St. Louis, MO.

Wound, Invitational Textile Show; Beverly Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Bound, Invitational Book Arts Show; Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.

Strands, Invitational Textile Show; Arts of Fire, Edwardsville, IL.

MFA Group Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  Juror: Eric Lutz, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawing and Photography, St. Louis Art Museum, MO.

Layered, Stitched and Assembled, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO. Jurors: Denise Ward-Brown, Multimedia artist and Professor, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO; Phil Robinson, Mixed media sculptor and Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

2005

Continued Colonies: The New Human Landscape, 2500 Ohio Avenue Gallery, Saint Louis, MO.  Curator: Jeremy Rabus, painter.

Paperwork In, On and of Paper II Annual, Foundry Art Center, Saint Charles, MO.  Juror: Joan Hall, Professor of Art, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO.

Open Space: The Art of the Landscape, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO.  Award of Excellence. Juror: Michael Eastman, Photographer.

Christians In the Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Such as These—God revealed through Children, Garden Gallery, Orange, CA.

Drawings and Paintings, Fresco Gallery, Edwardsville, IL.  

A Dash of Estrogen: Survival through Humor, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO.  Award of Excellence.  Juror: Ivy Cooper, Department Chair, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

MFA Group Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  Juror: Dawn Nash, Owner and Director, Xen Gallery, Saint Louis, MO.

2004

Fiber Fusion, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL, and The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, IL.  Curator: C. Alana Tibbets, artist.

Juried Student Show, Forest Park Community College, Saint Louis, MO. Best in Show Award.

2003

Webster University Drawings, Webster University, Kansas City, MO. Curator: Jeffrey Hughes, Associate Professor, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO.

Exhibitions