EDUCATION

1982 - MASTER OF FINE ARTS.  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1977 - BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS.  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

1975-76 - Drake University in Florence, Italy

 

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

2016 - Professional Development Grant.  DCASE, Chicago, Illinois

            Faculty Development Grant.  Columbia College Chicago

2014 - Bronze Award. Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C. 

2012 - Faculty Development Grant.  Columbia College Chicago

2010 - Best of Metal.  Chicago Metal Arts Guild Exhibition

2008 - Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award

2007 - Purchase Award.  American Craft Exhibition, Evanston, Illinois

2006 - Travel Grant.  Embassy of the United States of America.  (travel to Australia)

           Workshop Grant.  Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

           Travel Grant.  Columbia College Chicago.  (travel to Australia)

2004 - Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award

2003 - Project Grant.  The George Sugarman Foundation.

2001 - Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award.

           Award For Excellence.  Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.

           Governor James R. Thompson Award for Excellence.  Illinois Artisans Program.

2000 - Purchase Award.  American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois

1999 - Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award

           Craftsmen's Choice Award.  Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.

           Best of Metal.  American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois

           Second Prize.  Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1993 - Project Grant.  Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Illinois Arts Council

           Project Grant.  Ruth Chenven Foundation, New York, New York

1980 - Ford Foundation Fellowship Grant.  Indian University, Bloomington, Indiana

           Ford Foundation Project Grant.  Indian University, Bloomington, Indiana

           National Society of Arts and Letters Award.  Bloomington, Indiana

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 - SOFA Chicago/K. Allen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

           Carla Massoni Gallery, Chesterton, Maryland - Fragmentation

2016 - SOFA Chicago/K. Allen Gallery, Chicago Illinois

2015 - Graver's Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Structure and Form

            Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois - Sculpture Invasion

            Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois - Behold - Modern Metal Vessels

            Robert Morris University Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - Made in Illinois

2014 - SOFA Chicago/K. Allen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

           Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois - Sense of Scale

           Allen B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan - Metalsmithing Today

           Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, New York - On the Surface:  Outward Appearances

           Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Playing With Fire

           Art Palm Beach/K. Allen Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2013 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, Illinois - Observation and Response (solo exhibition)

            Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois - The Art of Craft

            SOFA Chicago/K. Allen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2012 - Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona - CU29 - Work in Copper

2011 - Morgan Contemporary Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Teapots!

           James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois - Memory and Reflection (solo exhibition)  

2010 - Del Mano Gallery, LosAngeles, California - Flora and Fauna

           The Staunton-Augusta Art Center, Staunton, Virginia - Transformations

2008 - Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin - Recent Gifts to the Collection

           Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona - 29th Annual Contemporary Crafts

2007 - SOFA Chicago/FunctionArt Gallery, Chicago Illinois

2006 - Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois - Midwest Metals Invitational

2005 - Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin - Magnificent Extravagance

           D.A.M. Gallery, Detroit, Michigan - Metalize

2003 - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - Vessels (solo exhibition)

           Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Transformation

2002 - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York - Expressions

2000 - SOFA Chicago, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Chicago Illinois - Works From Metalsmith: Exhibition in Print

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Racine Art Museum. Racine, Wisconsin

Barr Foundation. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Kamm Teapot Foundation.  Sparta, North Carolina

Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.  University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

Evanston Hospital.  North Shore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois

Highland Park Hospital.  North Shore University Health System, Highland Park, Illinois

Borg-Warner Corporation. Chicago, Illinois

Blank Rome, LLP.  Los Angeles, California and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for Art in Wood.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.  Toledo, Ohio

 

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia -  Visiting artist,  2014

 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - Adjunct faculty, 1991-present

 Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois - Faculty, 2007-present

Evanston Art Center, Chicago, Illinois - Faculty, 1985-2000 and 2013- present

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York - Visiting Artist, 2009

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois - Adjunct faculty, 2008

Maker: Metal Arts Workshop & Educational Retreat, YMCA Camp Loma Mar, California -  Visiting Artist, 2007

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia - Artist in residence, 2006

The Jewelers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Sydney, Australia - Visiting artist, 2006

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - Adjunct faculty, 2004 and 1990

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan - Visiting Artist for Michigan Silversmiths Guild, 1991

Artpark, Lewiston, New York - Visiting Artist, 1990

CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - Visiting Artist, 1989

North Central College, Naperville, Illinois - Adjunct faculty, 1985-86