ARTIST STATEMENT

Humans, animals and plants have been migrating as long as they have existed. Whether spurred on by the idea of exploration, the desire for open spaces, the need for food and habitat or survival by the avoidance of predators, other hostile environments or war, migration is a continuous flow of movement on this earth. My research increasingly centers around the consequences of people leaving their homes and trying to create new ones. Our new technological communication possibilities create what I call “a new version of the Third Space” with people meeting virtually over time and space, ultimately connecting although they are physically separate. I work to find a way to express these feelings of longing, belonging, otherness, adventure or connection using a visual language extracted from place and memory.

My images are often created using layers of color or value, starting as abstract forms then becoming something more dimensional or representative. These layers are an ephemeral “visual poetry” – something barely there but essential to the whole. These transparent layers ultimately form an image of desire and response within the works as each color or line interacts with those in the layers before it.

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021      Invisible Lines, MFA Thesis Show, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS, USA

 

DUO EXHIBITIONS
2017      Over, Under, Through, Kirmser Gallery, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS, USA

2015      BFA Exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

CURATED OR JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2022     Art For All, KCAC Small Works Exhibition, Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Main Gallery, Kansas City, MO
               The Hand at Fenix Gallery Exhibition, Fenix Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
               Finalist in the 2022 IAA Awards in Drawing, Camelback International Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
               2022 Mid America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
               Art in Dialogue with Nature - In memory of Antoni Gaudi and Daniel Defoe, Königswinter, Germany

               West of Topeka: Women Artists in Kansas, NOTO Arts Center, Topeka, KS, USA
               IN (and Out of) PLACE, The Volland Store, Alma, KS, USA

2021      KCAC Members Exhibition, Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Main Gallery, Kansas City, MO
               Fairytale Art For Mozart, Königswinter, Germany

               MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition, Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

               MFA Graduate Student Show, Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

2020     Cardinal Directions, Kansas State MFA Digital Student Exhibition, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS, USA
                MFA Graduate Student Show, NW Missouri State Gallery, Maryville, MO, USA
2019      Sanctuary Portfolio, curated by Shelley Thorstensen, Printmakers Open Forum Exchange Portfolio

                        -Women’s Studio Workshop Main Gallery, Rosendale, NY, USA
                        -Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norfolk, CT, USA
               Kansas State Printmakers, Prairie Fire Printmakers, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS USA
               Revision, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
               Fusion, Kansas State MFA Student Exhibition, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS, USA
               Touring the World through Art, Bonn, Germany
2018      "Kulturbahnhof”, Bad Breisig, Germany

               Sateen Dura-Luxe Portfolio, Indiana University Lilly Library, Bloomington, IN, USA

               Lonesome No More Portfolio, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis, IN, USA
               Mini-Prints, Cultural Center Cologne-Mülheim, Cologne, Germany

2017      Honorable Mention Award in the 3rd International Enter into Art Exhibition:

                      - Studio Gallery “ART RETREAT”, Bonn, Germany
                      - Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim, Germany
                      - Günter Leifheit Kulturzentrum, Nassau,Germany
                      - Kulturzentrum Haus Eberhard, Diez, Germany
               Sateen Dura-Luxe Portfolio, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis, IN, USA
                      -Frogman’s Printmaking Workshops, UNO Criss Library, Osborne Family Gallery, Omaha, NE, USA
                      -Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, IN, USA 2017 SGC International
               2017 Exchange Portfolio: Terminus: Arrivals and Departures, Loew’s Hotel, Atlanta, GA USA

2016      Première Biennale internationale de l’estampe de Dreux, Chapelle de l’Hôtel Dieu & Montulé-Maison des Arts, Dreux, France
               2nd International Enter Into Art, Art Retreat, Bonn, Germany
               Sateen Dura-Luxe Portfolio, MAPC 2016, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY USA
               IMPRESS. Printing Art Symposiums of the BBK Leipzig e.V., Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
               Idioms, Traveling Portfolio, Scuilla Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
                      - Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Art Center Hall Printmaking Exhibition Space, Marion, IN USA
                      - Frogman’s Printmaking Workshops, Bancroft Street Market Exhibitions, Omaha, NE, USA
               Alchemy: Creating Fine Art Prints through Chemical Processes, Hilton Conference Center, Manhattan, KS USA
               Kansas State University Printmaking Society’s Annual Fundraiser and Exhibition, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art,       

                   Manhattan, KS, USA

2015      IMPRESS. Printing Art Symposiums of the BBK Leipzig e.V., Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
               All Pressure Aside, Chapman Gallery Annex, Manhattan, KS, USA
               Idioms, Spark Box Studio, Picton, Ontario, Canada
                      -Ephemera, Des Moines, IA, USA
               Pints and Prints, Angus Room Gallery, Little Apple Brewery, Manhattan, KS, USA
               Beans Make You Art, Arrow Coffee House, Manhattan, KS, USA
               Kansas State University Printmaking Society’s Annual Fundraiser and Exhibition, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art,

                  Manhattan, KS, USA

               Methods to Madness: Jason Scuilla and the Pussycat Press, UWG Bobick Gallery, Carrollton, GA, USA
               2015 SGC International Exchange Portfolio: Sphere, Art and Architecture Building, University of Tennessee – Knoxville,

                  Knoxville, TN, USA
               Commerce Bank All Media Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Commerce Bank Lobby, Manhattan, KS, USA

2014      Making: Progress, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS, USA
               3rd International Print Biennale of Araraquara “Livio Abramo”, Casa da Cultura Luiz Antônio Martinez Corrêa, Araraquara,

                  Brazil
               2014 Print Exchange Exhibition, 7Dunham Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA
               Works of the Pussycat Press, E. B. White Gallery, Eldorado, KS, USA
               Kansas State University Printmaking Society’s Annual Fundraiser and Exhibition, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art,

                  Manhattan, KS, USA
               2014 SGC International Exchange Portfolio: Bridges, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA -Bridges, Worth

                  Ryder Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
               Commerce Bank All Media Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Commerce Bank Lobby, Manhattan, KS, USA

2011- 2013    Kansas State University Printmaking Society’s Annual Fundraiser and Exhibition, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art,

               Manhattan, KS, USA

COLLECTIONS

               Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI, USA

               University of Indiana-Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN, USA
               Janet Turner Museum, Chico, CA, USA
               Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
               Pinacotheca of Araraquara, Araraquara, Brazil
               Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), Kennesee, GA, USA
               Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis, IN, USA
               Frogman’s Printmaking Workshops’ Permanent Collection, Omaha, NE, USA

PRESENTATIONS
2019     “Electrolytic Etching from NEA Research”, Print Council of America, Manhattan, KS, USA
               “Finding Modern Printmaking Methods Through Optimal Experimental Design”,
               Graduate Research Forum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
               “From Rags to Riches: Strategies for Securing External Funding for Interdisciplinary
               Printmaking Research”, Southern Graphic Council International Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, USA

2016      “What Artists Want”, American Chemical Society Midwestern Meeting, Manhattan, KS USA

PUBLICATIONS
2022      Art in Dialog with Nature, to be published.

               Märchenhafte Kunst für Mozart, International Art and Poetry, 2nd Edition, Enter Into Art 2/4, ISBN 978-3-98527-478-5,

                   P. 31

2021      Märchenhafte Kunst für Mozart, International Art and Poetry, Enter Into Art 2/4, ISBN 978-3-98527-476-5, P. 31.
               Kunstretreat, Living with Pictures, Faszination weltweiter Kunst, Farbe und Meditation, Vol. 6, p. 74. Publisher: Gabriele

                   Walter, Königswinter, Germany
2020      Enter Into Art International Miniprint and Mixed Media, Due to Covid online publication.

2019      An Optimized Nontoxic Electrolytic Etching Procedure for Fine Art Printmaking, Leonardo, December 8, 2020. doi:

                   10.1162/LEON_a_02000.

 

EDUCATION
2021      M.F.A. in Fine Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS USA
2015      B.F.A in Studio Art, Emphasis in Printmaking, Kansas State University,Manhattan, KS, USA

1996      M.F.A in Music (Musikwissenschaft), Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
1986      B.A. in Vocal Music, Judson University, Elgin, IL, USA
1986      B.Sci in Computer Information Science, Judson University, Elgin, IL, USA

 

GUEST ARTIST
2022      Avila University Art Department, Kansas City, MO, USA
               Kansas State University Art Department, Manhattan, KS USA

 

RESIDENCIES
2020     Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, USA (cancelled due to Covid Pandemic)

2015      Printmakers Open Forum, Oxford, PA, USA (with Shelley Thorstensen)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS
2020     Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship Award

               Physical Chemistry Methods in Intaglio Printmaking Scholarship
2019      National Endowment for the Arts Funded Graduate Research Stipend II
2018      National Endowment for the Arts Funded Graduate Research Stipend I
2015      Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Travel Award