ARTISTs BIO

EDUCATION
The University of Iowa, Iowa City
Master of Fine Arts, Multimedia Art, 1982
Master of Arts, Multimedia Art, 1981
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing, 1979
Master of Arts, Counselor Education, 1996

  • Approved by the Institute for Character Development to conduct CHARACTER COUNTS! Through the Arts residencies and workshops
  • Member of the Iowa Arts Council Iowa Artist Directory and Teaching Artist Roster
  • Featured artist in the May 2007 issue of Art Calendar
  • Participant in The Kennedy Center program, Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Workshops for Teachers, sponsored by the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Participant in The Kennedy Center program, Artists as Educators: Mapping the Journey – Planning Effective Arts-Integrated Residencies for Students, sponsored by the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council
  • Installations and collages exhibited nationally and internationally

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, 1997, 1998, 1999

  • Collaboration with Russian artists
  • Guest lecturer, Pedagogical State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • CollaborArt Project – Art residencies in schools and universities, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
  • Presenter, Woman and Earth International Conference: Creative Use of the Internet, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Presenter, 5th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Installation, environmental works throughout St. Petersburg, Russia

Nanjing and Beijing, P. R. China, 1993

  • Guest lecturer, Nanjing University and Nanjing Art Institute
  • Collaboration with Chinese artists, Nanjing and Beijing, P. R. China
  • Guest lecturer and exhibit, September Gallery, Beijing, P. R. China
  • Featured artist, Jiangsu Art Monthly, October 1993, P. R. China
  • Journal translated into Chinese, Cultural Meetings: American Writers, Scholars and Artists in China, published 2004

Avignon and Cavaillon, France, 1994, 1995

  • Summer studios, installations, performances, exhibits

Victoria, Australia, 1991

  • Multicultural exchange and Artist-In-Schools

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1980

  • University of Iowa Graduate studies, installations, performances

REGIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Facilitator, Building Character Through Found Object Art workshop, Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, IA, June 2008
  • Solo Exhibit, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City IA, August-October 2008
  • Group Exhibit, Artists Respond to HIV/AIDS, The Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA December 2007
  • Solo Exhibit, MidCoast Fine Arts Centre Station @ John Deere Commons, Moline, IL, August-September 2007
  • Solo Exhibit, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, June-July 2007
  • Featured artist, national art magazine Art Calendar, May 2007
  • Group exhibit, Cedar Rapids, Day into Night, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA, September 2006-January 2007
  • Facilitator, Building Character Through Found Object Art workshop, University Northern Iowa, May 2006, Sept 2006
  • Group exhibit, Image and Word, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL, 2006
  • Solo Exhibits, MidCoast Fine Arts, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Exhibit, My Creative Soul, MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown, Davenport, IA, 2006
  • Solo Exhibit, Krumpets Cafe, Clinton, IA, 2005-present
  • Arts Partner, Clinton High School, Iowa Arts Council Arts Partners for Achievement, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Exhibit, Voices and Visions On the September Attacks– University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2002
  • Participant, Thaw – video, film, digital media festival, University of Iowa, 1999, 2000
  • Recipient, sponsorship of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for Collaborart ArtWithoutBorders
  • Exhibit, Open Studio: Arts Online– digital media festival, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
  • Acknowledgment of Web site as Bookmark by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
  • Exhibit, Wellness, Disease and Visual Arts – University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1998
  • Multimedia installation, Coping With Grief: Great Flood of 1993 – Arts Iowa City Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 1994; Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City, IA, 1994; Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL, 1993
  • Set designer, LaBete – Riverside Theater, Iowa City, IA, 1993
  • Awards for installations cosponsored by Davenport Art Museum and Quad City Arts, Streetscapes I, 1989 first prize; Streetscapes III, 1991 grand prize
  • Group Exhibit, Iowa Artists 1990, video installation, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 1990
  • Group Exhibit, Regional Art Show, Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA, 1989

DIRECTOR
Humanities Enrichment Program (HEP), Clinton Community School District, IA, 1985-92