curriculum vitae

EDUCATION:

1994        Master of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1989        Bachelor of Arts Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2002-present

Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California
Assistant Professor of Art, Jewelry and Metalwork

2004-2005

California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Adjunct Faculty, Beginning Metals

1997-2002

Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona
Adjunct Faculty, Beginning Metals, Design

2000

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Associate Faculty, Intermediate and Advanced Jewelry

1995

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Adjunct Lecturer, Beginning Metals

1993-1994

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Beginning Metals

1991-1993

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 3-Dimensional Design

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

2007        Long Beach Arts Council Fellowship

2006        Beverly Alpay Grant, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1999-2004        Board of Directors, Society of North American Goldsmiths

1997        Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
Niche Award Finalist

1996        Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

1995        Visual Artist Fellowship, Tucson /Pima Arts Council

1994        Galeria Mesa Study Grant, Galeria Guild, Mesa, Arizona

1993        Work/Study Grant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1992        A. E. Haldeman Scholarship, Dean of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
Galeria Mesa Study Grant, Galeria Guild, Mesa, Arizona

RESIDENCIES:

2009

Cleveland Institute of Art, Visiting Artist’s Residency

Kent State University, Visiting Artist’s Residency

LECTURES:

2007        Yuma Symposium, Yuma AZ, Featured Speaker,
Beauty and Other Monsters

2004        Kent State University, Visiting Artists Lecture

2009        Cleveland Institute of Art, Visiting Artist Lecure

2010         Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Featured Speaker, Beauty and Other Monsters

EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2009

THE ART OF OPENING, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008

JEWELERS WORK, Three Person Show, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2007

BEAUTY AND OTHER MONSTERS, Solo exhibition, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California

SIGNS OF LIFE, Group invitational, Curated by Karen Lorene, with catalog,
Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Fall exhibition, Group exhibition, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, California

2006

LIFE INSIGHT, Group Invitational, Curated by Gail Brown,
Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY

500 NECKLACES, Invitational Exhibition in coordination with publication of 500 NECKLACES, Curated by Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California

27TH ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS EXHIBITION
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2005

HORTUS CONCLUSUS, One person exhibition, Gallery One, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee Technical University, Smithville, Tennessee

HORTUS CONCLUSUS, One-person exhibition, Traylor Gallery,
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

ARTISTS’S CHOICE, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York

CRAFTFORMS, Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pennsylvania, David McFadden, Curator

2003

CHARMED LIVES, Group invitational, Curated by Gail Brown
Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington

THE BRACELET, Group competitive exhibition, Curated by Nancy Yaw
SOFA NYC, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

DELIBERATE DECADENCE, Juried exhibition, Metal Arts Society of Southern California, Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, California

EXHIBITION IN MOTION, Invitational, in conjunction with SNAG conference, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

2003-2005

CHESS, Invitational Traveling Exhibition,
Curated by Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California
Flow Gallery, London, England
Vennel Gallery, Irvine, Scotland
The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales
Craft Council Shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Gallery I/O, New Orleans, Louisiana
Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin
Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts

bigLITTLE, Juried Exhibition,
Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, California

2002

STEEL CITY: CONTEMPORARY AMERICA IN METAL,
Group Invitational, Sangre de Christo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado

NATURAL INFLUENCES, Competitive Exhibition
Pismo Gallery, Denver Colorado

2001

TIARAS WIL BE WORN, Invitational Traveling Exhibition
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California
Shaw Gallery, East Harbor, Maine
Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2000

VOYAGE AND VOYEUR, One person Exhibition
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

VOYEUR, One person Exhibition
cultureclash Gallery, Salida, Colorado

NEW MESSAGES, Juried Exhibition
Artemis Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

1999-2000

BROOCH:  THE SUBJECT, Group Invitational
Traveling exhibition sponsored by Arizona Commission on the Arts

1999

BEACONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Group Invitational
Curated by Boris Bally and Bobby Hansen
Nancy Sachs Gallery, St Louis, Missouri

Two Person Exhibition
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1998

STILL ALLURING, Juried Competition, All media
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

1997

WEARABLE ART, Regional Invitational
Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson Arizona

DEATH: A ROUND TRIP TICKET, Group Invitational, All media
Central Arts Collective, Tucson, Arizona

1996

CRAFTS NATIONAL 30, Juried Competition, Michael Monroe, Juror
Penn State, Pennsylvania

1995

TUCSON’S JEWELERS, Group Invitational
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1994

POETIC ADORNMENT, Group Invitational
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

FEATURED ARTIST, Solo Exhibition
John Rink Gallery, Portland, Oregon

NIKE, Group Invitational
Morrison-Rink Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993

METALICIOUS, Group Invitational
Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

ALL THAT GLITTERS, Group Invitational
Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

VAHKI, Juried Competition
Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

1992

EMERGING ARTISTS, Group Invitational
Schneider, Bluhm, Loeb Gallery, Chicago

ANA 21, Juried Competition, Akio Takamori, Juror
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

MATERIALS:  HARD AND SOFT, Juried Competition
Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

METALS NOW, Juried Competition
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

Jo Lauria, Independent Curator, Los Angeles

Ursula Ilsa Newman, Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York

PUBLICATIONS:

2008

  • Natural Materials Jewellery Handbook, A&C Black Publishers, London
  • 500 Lockets and Pendants, Lark Books

2006

  • Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine
  • 500 Necklaces, Lark Books

2003

  • Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine

2004

  • Art Jewelry Today, Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publications

1995

  • “Brooch – The Subject”, Metalsmith, Winter, Volume 15, Number 1

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Craft Association
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Metal Arts Society of Southern California
  • Arizona Designer Craftsmen
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