Bio/Exhibition List

I am currently Assistant Professor of Art at Doane College in Nebraska, teaching studio art and art history. I see myself as a combination artist/teacher/scholar; I have been fully engaged as an exhibiting artist since my undergrad years at the Ludwig-Maximillian-University in Munich. Since my long standing interest in the history of art deepened through the academic study of art history, the changes in my perception of landscape added depth and complexity to my art. As a landscape artist, the various places I resided- Maryland, Oregon, New Mexico and now Nebraska- influenced the presentation of the land, while the art historical focus on the interconnected layers of the past allows me to perceive the land as a palimpsest. For example, Nebraska beguiles with peacefully undulating hills, fields, and creeks, yet this is overlaid by a canvas of controversy currently engendered by drought, overgrazing and the XL Keystone pipeline. However, the landscape also retains traces of historical conflict between settlers, the U.S. Army and Native Americans, as well as islands of original prairie.

EDUCATION

2012                        Master of Arts with Distinction, Art History, Emphasis in the Arts of the Americas

                                University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                MA Thesis: “Subversion through Inversion: Counter-colonialist Strategies in

                                Kent  Monkman’s ‘The Triumph of Mischief’”

2010                        Master of Fine Arts with Distinction, Emphasis in Drawing and Painting

                                University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                MFA Thesis: “Thought Lines”


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   Sanctuary, Metro Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2016   Unseen Realities, CANO, Oneonta, NY

2015   The History of a Landscape, Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD

2015   New Work, Doane College Library, Crete, NE

2015   *Some Restrictions Apply, Metro Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2015   Forgotten Trails, Lake McConaughy Visitor Center, Ogallala, NE

2014   Gefuehlte Spuren, Rathaus Gallerie, Ebersberg, Germany

2013   Tethered, Rall Gallery, Doane Gallery, Crete, NE

2013   Unfolding Dreams, LCC Gallery, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

2012   Knitted Gold, Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2012   Die Weite im Raum. Kunst aus New Mexico, Pinakothek Hallbergmoos, Hallbergmoos, Germany

2011   Shifting Lines, Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2011   Lost Connections, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

2011   Imagining New Mexico, B. Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

2010   New Work, Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2010   Thought Lines, John Sommer Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2010   Spuren der Vergangenheit, Galerie im Rathaus, Ebersberg, Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS * juried exhibitions

Upcoming:

2017    Crossing Paths, with Jennifer Pretzeus, Open Space Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

2016     Artist and Location, CICA Museum, Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea*

2016    Atypical Topographies, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO*

2016    31. Tallahassee International, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL*

2016    Cut it Out, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA*

2016    Alter and Combine, SCENE, Metrospace, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI*

2016    ARTexchange, College Art Association Conference, Washington, DC* 

2016    Nebraska Landscapes, St. Mathew's Episcopal Church, Lincoln, NE

2014    Invitational to student organized show at Kirkland Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2014    Doane Faculty and Alumni, Hot Shops Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

2014    Squared, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams University, Alamosa, CO*

2013    WEAD Juried Membership Exhibition, China Brotsky Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of San Francisco, CA*

2013    Miniatures and More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM*

2013    Hidden Agendas, Atelier 6000, Bend, OR*

2013    ARTexchange, College Art Association Conference, New York, NY*

2012    Miniatures and More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM*

2012    New Mexico Showcase, Juror: Peter Frank, 516 ARTS Gallery, Albuquerque, NM*

2011    Act in Response: Santa Fe Speaks, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2011    Specific Environments: Landscape as Metaphor, Juror: Leanne Goebel, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO*

 

MURALS:

2016   Swallows, Mural at Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, NE

2015   Dragonfly and Turtles, Mural at Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, NE

2015   Let the Colors Sing, Mural at La Plata Elementary School, La Plate, Panama

2013   Our Home Countries, Mural at Crete Elementary School, Crete, NE

2012   Nebraska Seasons, Crete, NE

2011   Desert Daydreams, El Camino Real Elementary School in the South Valley in Albuquerque.