EDUCATION

Present  MFA Candidate- Design Studies, Textile and Apparel Design, 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.

EXHIBITIONS

2016    Design MMOCA 2016 (Upcoming), Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

            Thesis Exhibition (Upcoming), The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

            Graduate Showcase (Upcoming), The Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

2015    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, 7th Floor Gallery, UW 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: "Outside In", 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.

COMMISSIONS AND 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 Urban Triangle's spring performance "Urban Love on Jazz Street."

2005   Designer, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME.

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

RESIDENCIES, HONORS AND AWARDS

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 Award, 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   Steenbock Scholarship Award, UW Madison, Madison, WI

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

2011   Belvedere Fund for Professional Development, MECA, Portland, ME.

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS TAUGHT

2014   Visiting Artist Lecture, MMOCA, Madison, WI

2013   Textile Artist & Residency, NIAD, Richmond, CA

2010   Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshop, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA

2009   SFSU, Visiting Artist Lecture, Fibers Dept., San Francisco, CA

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Present  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, UW Madison, WI

2015   Instructor, PEOPLE Program, UW 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-Design Studies, UW Madison, WI

2009-

2013   Instructor of Textiles, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE

2013-

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

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

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

2004-

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

2009   Artist Assistant to Jim Denevan and Outstanding in the Field,  Santa Cruz, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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 Blog http://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