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Education

1998-2001 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Recognition Scholarship)

1993-1994 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

 

Exhibition History

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 "Varient", Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 "Observations", Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida

2008 Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 "Quantum Memories", Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

2007 "Gravity", Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

2006 "Accretion", Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL

2006 "Identities", McHenry College, Crystal Lake, IL

2004 "Accumulations", Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 "Wall to Wall", Gallery 1550, Chicago, IL

2015 "Real People Group Exhibition", The Old Courthousen Gallery, Woodstock, IL

2014 "Vale Craft Gallery - Alchemy", Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 "Fiber Options", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2010  "Hot Tea", Saint Louis Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, MO

2009-2012  "Shoes Tell Stories" traveling exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA

2008 International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2008 Group Exhibition "Sculptural Passions", Morpho Gallery, Chicago IL

2008 Group Exhibition, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, San Francisco CA

2008 Two Person Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts Cultural Center, Fort Myers, FL

2007 "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2007 On/Off Group Exhibition, Ukranium Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL

2007 "Materials Hard and Soft", Denton, TX

2006 "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2006 5th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005 "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2005 "Around the Curve", State of Illinois Gallery, Whittington, IL

2005 Apex Gallery, Group Show, Washington, DC

2004 Busan International Art Exhibition, Busan City, Korea

2004 "SOFA Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2004 "Art Connects", Concordia University, River Forest, IL

2004 "Crossing Borders", International Group Show, Suburban Fine Arts Gallery, Highland Park, IL

2004 "International Women’s Works" Woodstock, IL

2004 "Fiber Biennial 2004", Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003 "SOFA Chicago", Snyderman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 "Wrapped in Cloth", Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ

2003 Art Saint Louis "Fiber Focus", Saint Louis, MO

2003 "SOFA New York", The Armory, Snyderman Gallery, New York, NY

2003 "New Fiber", Spring Street Gallery, Galena, IL

2003 "Barrington Area Arts Council Show", Barrington, IL

2003 "Facet's Fiber Exhibition", Chicago Athenaeum Gallery Schaumburg, IL

2002 "SOFA Chicago", Snyderman Gallery, Chicago, IL2002 "Small Expressions-Convergence 2002", Vancouver, Canada

2002 "Survey Fiber 2002", Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002 "Faces of Fiber", Barrington area Arts Council, Barrington, IL

2002 "5th International Open", WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001 "2001 National Small Works", Bloomingdale, IL

2001 "SOFA Chicago", Snyderman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001 "Art St. Louis 2001 Fiber Focus", St. Louis, MO

 

 

Awards and Recognition

2015 Gallery Choice Award "Real People", Woodstock, IL

2013-2015 Curator for SAQA Regional - The Eye and the Needle, IL and WI

2010 "Fiber Options", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Honorable Mention Curator: Susie Brandt

2007 "Materials Hard and Soft" Award

Juror: Paula Owen

2004 "Women's Works", Woodstock, IL

First Place Award

2002 "5th International Open", WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

Juror: Faith Ringold, Textile Artist

2001 "2001 Small Works", Bloomingdale, IL

Best of Show

Juror: Melissa Ganje, Curator Elmhurst Art Museum

1996 "Art St. Louis Fiber Focus", St. Louis, MO

Creative Innovation Award

Juror: Laurel Reuter Author "Whole Cloth" 1997

1996 "Materials Hard & Soft", Denton, TX

2nd Place Award

Juror: Arlene Fisch Author, Artist

 

 

Collections

Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

 

 

Selected Reading

500 Felted Objects  “Creative Explorations of a remarkable material”

Lark Books Pg. 275  “Gravity K” 2009

Sculpture Magazine, International Sculpture Center Quarterly

October 2004 Pg. 14  “Identity 7.24”

October 2004 Volume 23 Number 8   Pg. 14

CRART Monthly Magazine

Dong, Kang-Nam Ku, Seoul Korea

May 2003, Volume 5 No. 21, Pgs. 88-91

"Recording Memory" by Hyun Jung Kim Magazine Translation

Michelle Sales, Visual Artist