grants & awards

Merit Award.  St Anthony Park Arts Festival.  St Paul, Minnesota, June 2017
Recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2015.
Best in Show.  St Anthony Park Arts Festival.  St Paul, Minnesota, June 2015
Minnesota State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibit, How My Garden Grows Honorable Mention.  August 2014.
Selected Artist for Hennepin County Libraries Photographic Frieze project, Glacial Erratics May 2014.
Finalist for Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s Call for Art for Directory Cover, 2012.
Recipient of Split Rock Art Program Merit Scholarship, 2007 & 2011.


Minnesota State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibit, August 2017.  Group Exhibit.
Ornaments. Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts, June 2017.  Solo Exhibit
SmartArt, rotating Art Show.  at the Minneapolis Convention Center, September 2015.  Juried Group Exhibit .
Continuum. Intelligent Nutrients Installation, Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota.  May 2015
Abstraction in Action, at Minnetonka Center for the Arts.  April 2015.  Juried Group Exhibit .
Wintertide, at Public Functionary, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015.  Biennial Juried Art Group Exhibit.
Brilliance, Made Here. Installation Slow Light/ Sun-up, Dun-down. Gaviidae Center, Minneapolis, 2014-15.
On the Periphery, at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Minnesota. October 2014.  Juried Group Exhibition.
Minnesota State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibit, August 2014.  Group Exhibit.
Smitten at Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, MN March 2014, Group exhibit.
Escape Artists “Master Manipulation” Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts.  Hopkins, MN February 2012.   Six-member Group exhibit.
The Black and White Group Exhibit, Northrup King Building, #404, Minneapolis, MN January 2012.
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association Fall Fine Art Show, 2011-2014. 
Fuse Firecracker Studio, Madison, Wisconsin. March 2006. Group Exhibit. 


in print

Camille LeFevre, "Ornaments:  A Minnesota Growing Season", City Pages, June 2017.

Judy Woodward, “Made by Hand”, Park Bugle, August 2015.

Art force minneapolis, artist of the month

Mary Abbe, “Abstraction blooms anew in Minnetonka Center for the Arts show featuring Minnesota artists, Star Tribune.  April 30, 2015.

Erik Ritter, “Wintertide walks the tightrope at Public Functionary”, The Examiner.  January 17, 2015.

BA of Studio Art and Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus May 2010.
Graduate coursework in Museum Studies, and studio art courses:
Abstract Painting with Derek Bisch, University of Wisconsin, Madison July 2007.
Intuitive Drawing with Clive King, University of Miami, July 2011.