Shows

2017

Washi Art & Design: International Paper Art Exhibition - Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN
Archaic Innovations - The Noise Gallery, Bloomington, IN
Keeping Time : MFA Thesis Exhibition - Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
A Rush and a Push : Strangeways, Here We Come" - The Fuller Projects, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2016
Excellence in Fibers Exhibition-In-Print  -  Fiber Art Now Magazine, Winter 2016/2017, vol 6 iss 2
New Fibers 2016  -  University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (pending)
Joint Effort  -  Expanded Draught Collective International Juried Exhibition, Pinecone Gallery, Paducah, KY
Resonance: An Intangible Cultural Heritage  -  Online Exhibition, Babaran Segaragunung Culture House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Spin: Spinbikes and Worksounds  -  The Fuller Projects, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Why? : MFA/BFA Group Exhibition  -  The Fell Gallery, Bloomington, IN
MFA Exhibition  -  Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


2015
• The School of Fine Arts Abroad: Overseas Study Exhibition  -  Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
• MFAEN Miniature Textile Exhibition  -  Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH
• Arts Indiana: Work by Indiana University Bloomington MFA Candidates  -  Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY    
MFA Exhibition  -  Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2014
Up and Away, Solo Exit Exhibition  -  North Windows Gallery, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Featured Artist, Fiber577  -  The 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, OH
A Lively Experiment, All-Media Exhibit  -  Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
All That Jazz, Fashion Show and Exhibit  -  Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

2013
Fiber577  -  The 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, OH
Emerging Artist Exhibition, KCAI Art and Design Auction  -  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Southern Highland Craft Guild 13th Annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art   -  Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
Appalachian A.I.R.: Work by Artists-In-Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft  -  The Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY
Appalachian Artist-In-Residence Show  -  Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

2012
Master Artist/Apprentice Program Exhibition  -  Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN
Annual Artist-In-Residence Show   -  Gallery Two, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Focus on Fibers: Studio Feature  -  Gallery One, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

2011
Animal Fibers: Art Informs Shibori - 8th International Shibori Symposium  -  Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong, China
Imagine By Hand: Faculty and Artists-in-Residence from the Appalachian Center for Craft  -  Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Students' Textile Show, Surface Design Association Currents Conference   -  Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
And The Land Will Continue - Solo Thesis Exhibition  -  KCAI Continuing and Professional Studies North Campus, Riverside, MO
2011 BFA Exhibition  -  H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
End-Of-Semester Show  -  Fibers Dept., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Awards/Grants

• Grant-In-Aid of MFA Project
    Awarded by The University Graduate School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

• Friends of Art Studio Award
    Scholarship awarded by the Friends of Art Bookshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

• First Place
    Expanded Draught Collective International Juried Exhibition, Pinecone Gallery, Paducah, KY

• Textiles Graduate Appointee
    2014-2015, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

• Professional Development Grant -
    Awarded by the Tennessee Arts Commission for a workshop at AVL Looms
    Jan 2013, Smithville, TN

• Master Artist/Apprentice Program Grant
    Awarded by the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists and the Tennessee Arts Commission
    Dec 2011 - Jun 2012, Smithville, TN

• Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award
    Jan 2011, Kansas City, MO

• ITMA Virginia Jackson Competition
    2nd Place Dobby, Jun 2010, High Point, NC

• Susan Lordi Marker Excellence in Fiber Honorable Mention
    Fiber Department End-Of-Semester Show, May 2010, Kansas City, MO

• KCAI Merit Scholarship
    Jan 2009 - May 2011, Kansas City, MO

• Truman State University President's Scholarship
    Aug 2001 - May 2006, Kirksville, MO

Teaching Experience

• Indiana University, Associate Instructor
    August 2016 - May 2017 – Bloomington, IN
    Instruct F102: Color and Design, focusing on the principles of two-dimensional design and the study of color.

• Indiana University, Associate Instructor
    August 2015 - May 2016 –  Bloomington, IN
    Instruct S220: Intro to Textiles, an introductory course in Textiles covering three main areas: shibori fabric dyeing, screenprinting, and felting

• Appalachian Center for Craft, Workshop Instructor   
    21 Feb - 1 May 2012; 23 Feb - 27 Apr 2013 –  Smithville, TN
    Taught the basics of weaving on a floor loom, which includes determining proper sett, learning to measure warp, setting up and threading a loom,
    using a boat shuttle to weave fabric, and finishing a scarf project.

• Appalachian Center for Craft, Outreach Instructor   
    Fall 2011 - Spring 2014 –  Smithville, TN
    Teach itajime (folded-resist) dye techniques to grades 9-12; teach felting techniques to grades 6-8

• Kansas City Art Institute, Workshop Instructor   
    11, 18, 25 Jun 2011 – Kansas City, MO
    Taught fiber dye techniques using natural dye, including printing, painting, and immersion dyeing on both protein and cellulose fibers; used dyes both    
    locally collected and purchased

Skills

• Weaving on a 4- and 8-harness handloom and a 16-harness AVL Compu-Dobby
• Extensive research in dye chemistry using MX, Acid, Vat and Natural Dyes
• Surface Design Processes including Silkscreen, Shibori, Thermofax and Photo Emulsion Screen Printing,
• Hand and Machine Knitting
• Papermaking
• Spinning
• Wet Felting and Needle Felting

Education

• Indiana University Aug 2014 - May 2017 –  Bloomington, IN
    MFA Candidate in Studio Art - Textiles

• Kansas City Art Institute Jan 2009 - May 2011–  Kansas City, MO
    BFA Double Major in Fibers and Art History
    Dean’s Honorable Mention List (Top 15% of Class)

• Truman State University Aug 2001 - May 2006–  Kirksville, MO
    BFA in Visual Communications