I am a studio artist working primarily within the art quilt form. After working as an accountant at the Ann Arbor Transportation Agency and at Ford Motor Company, I retired early to make art.
Wanting to supplement my income with sales, I originally thought to make functional work: pillows, portfolios, garments. It seemed like I’d moved on to factory work, making the same item many times, and I turned to art quilts. This work – nothing exactly alike -- was more rewarding and I’ve spent much of the last fifteen years creating several series of quilts.
I’ve always lived in Michigan (Detroit, Port Huron, Ann Arbor) and my grown daughter lives nearby.
Represented by River Gallery, Chelsea, Michigan
Quilt National ‘07, Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio, May-September 2007
In the Presence of Water, River Gallery Fine Art, Chelsea, Michigan, September-November 2010. Two-person show with
Fiberart International 2007, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, April-August 2007. (Kambic Memorial Award)
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October-December 2014, 2012 (Juror’s Choice Award), 2010.
2012 KBF Bojagi & Beyond, Seoul, Korea, August 2012
Fiber Directions 2009, Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas, March-May 2009 (Second Place and Purchase Award)
New Fibers 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004 University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
ArtQuilt Elements, 2014, 2008, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Transparent Quilts, Grove Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan September-October2011 (solo exhibit)
George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi,Mississippi, September-November 2008
Threadlines 2008, Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery, Springfield, September 2008
Michigan Fine Artists Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center,Birmingham, MI, 2013, 2004
Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN, January-March 2004
Crafts National 2003, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
CraftHouston 2003: National, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Texas
Sculpture and Fine Crafts, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Quilt Visions 2002, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
Fiber Directions Wichita (Kansas) Center for the Arts, 2003, 2001
Creative Artist Grant, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2002
Lecturer, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002-2010
Juror, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, 2000-2009
M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti