EDUCATION

 

2016             MFA-Design Studies, Textile & Fashion Design University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

                     Certificate of Material Culture-University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

2004             BFA- Painting, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2003             AICAD Mobility Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

TEACHING POSITIONS HELD

 

2016             Teacher’s Assistant for Maria Kurutz, Apparel Construction- Design Studies, UW Madison, WI

2015             Lecturer, Print & Dye, Design Studies, Textile & Fashion Design, UW Madison, WI

2015             Instructor, Grandparents University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2015             Instructor, PEOPLE Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

2014             Teacher’s Assistant for Carolyn Kallenborn, Machine Knitting- Design Studies, UW Madison, WI

2014             Teacher’s Assistant for Jennifer Angus, Print & Dye II- Design Studies, UW Madison, WI

2009-2013    Instructor- Textiles, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA

 

FURTHER PROFESSIONAL ART POSITIONS

 

2013-2015    Project Assistant- Design Studies, Textile & Apparel Design, UW Madison, WI

2014             Research Assistant for Professor Jennifer Angus, STAR AWARD, UW Madison, WI

                     Winter Interim Intern, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection UW Madison, WI

Present        Custom Garment Maker- Mali Mrozinski Designs, Madison, WI

2006-2009   Artist Assistant to Jim Denevan, Santa Cruz, CA

 

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS TAUGHT

 

2016            Visiting Artist Lecture, “Doublet Design”, Wood Dept, San Diego State University, S. D., CA

2015            Visiting Artist Lecture, “Wool”, Textile and Fashion Design Dept., UW Madison, WI

2014            Visiting Artist Lecture, “7-Speak”, Madison Museum Of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

2010            Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshop, “Thinking Caps”, Creative Growth, Oakland, CA

2009            Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco State University, Fibers Dept., S.F., CA

2008            Visiting Artist Lecture, Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA

 

RESIDENCIES, HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2016             Windgate Artist in Residence, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2016             Design Studies Scholarship, School of Human Ecology, UW Madison, WI

2015             Design Studies Scholarship, School of Human Ecology, UW Madison, WI

2014             Travel Scholarship, School Of Human Ecology Graduate Conference, UW Madison, WI

                     Honorable Mention, Design 2014 Annual Juried Show, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison. WI

                     Summertime Research Grant, STAR AWARD, UW Madison, WI

2013             Textile Artist Residency, NIAD, Richmond, CA

                     Steenbock Scholarship Award, UW Madison, , Madison, WI

2011             Artist in Residence, The Quimby Colony, Portland, ME

                     Belvedere Fund for Professional Development Scholarship, MECA, Portland, ME

 

COMMISIONS/COLLABORATIONS

 

2014            Designer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

  Designed 12 Commencement Flags, representing each college/school in the University

 (Collaboration with Emily Lou Adams)

2010-2014          

                   Designer, Fibershed Project, Oakland, CA

Created two custom tailored jackets made out of an entire felted alpaca fleece and locally milled and woven color grown cotton.  http://www.fibershed.com/

2010          Designer, Outstanding in the Field, Santa Cruz, CA

Designed custom pouches for all serving platters to safely provide storage for on the road travel.  

2009          Costume Designer, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond, CA

Designed and constructed costumes and accessories for Spring performance.

2005          Designer, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Created custom bags for each art piece in the "Check It Out" exhibition. Art pieces could be checked out of the library and borrowed for the duration of a library book.

 

REVIEWS

 

Berkovich, Sarah, “Fibershed” Documentary Film, Premiered at Santa Cruz Film Festival November 7-10, 2013

“Textile for Fashion: Sourcing and Selection,” AVA Publishing, London.  July 2013 (Educational Resource Book)

Clark, Kathryn, “Noticed: Fibershed, a revolution in fiber,” Handful of Salt Bloghttp://www.handfulofsalt.com/noticed-fibershed-a-revolution-in-fiber/

“The Beauty of Limitation,” Fibershed Blog,  http://www.fibershed.com/2011/03/02/the-beauty-of-limitation/ March 2, 2011

Brown, Karen, The Challenges and Rewards of Local Production, Etsy Blog Australia, March 14, 2012 https://blog.etsy.com/au/2012/03/14/the-challenges-and-rewards-of-local-production/

Ojjala, Leena, “The Fibershed Project: Constructing Capability,” The Greenstylist, November 9, 2011 http://www.thegreenstylist.com/2011/11/the-fibershed-project-constructing-capability/

Lui, Claire, “A year of dressing locally,” Garden Design http://www.gardendesign.com/a-year-of-dressing-locally

Greenaway, Twilight, “Dressing Locally, Thinking Globally,” The Bay Citizen, California, January 7, 2011

http://www.baycitizen.org/fashion/story/dressing-locally-thinking-globally/

Martha Stewart Living, Number 230, “Our Finds”, January 2013, pg. 23-25

Handwoven, “Weaving Local”, January/February 2013, pg. 10-11

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

 

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Newsletter 2015, “Thinking About Tools”, pg. 12

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2016            Two Mobile Galleries, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

                    Four Rooms, Institute for American Art, Summer Project Space, Portland, ME

                    Design MMOCA 2016, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

                    Thesis Exhibition, The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

                    Graduate Showcase, The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

2015            Miniature Textile Exhibition, DOWNTOWN Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

                    A Proposal For Use, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

                    Graduate Showcase, The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

2014            Convergence, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

                    Dimensions Variable, Life Technologies Inc. Madison, WI

                    Remix Fashion Show 2014, School of Human Ecology UW Madison, WI

                    Design 2014: Annual Juried Show, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

                    2004 MECA Painters: Ten Years Later, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

2013            Here and Now, Design Studies MFA Candidates, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

                    Maine: Four Seasons in a Day, The Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012            Where are you going, Where have you been?, Lewis Gallery, Portland, ME

2011            Reweaving the Community Cloth, Toby's Feed Barn, Marin, CA

                    Staff: "OutsideIn", Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009            Tendril, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Oakland, CA

                    Tendril, WELL Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007-2008   Annual Spring Show, 17th Ave. Studios, Santa Cruz, CA

2005            Check It Out!, South Portland Public Library, South Portland, ME

                    Annual Members Show, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

2004            Biennial Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME