About

I am a storyteller. I craft sculptural narratives from clay, found objects and raw materials gleaned from nature. My stories are built around distant memories, rituals and dreams from my childhood in the Yakima Valley. Recent and ongoing observations and experiences also inform my work. The human figure piques my curiosity and capturing it provides endless challenge. Animal/human hybrids are my latest fascination as they allude to the dual nature/spirit of all human beings. My art communicates emotion and seeks to evoke a time and space that is both ancient and contemporary. After utilizing text, drawing and collage in my work I finish with oils, acrylics, wax, graphite and textural glazes.

 

Education

2019: Workshop taught by Debra Fritts, Bellissima Art Escapes; Gig Harbor, WA

2016: Workshop taught by Lindsay Pichaske, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2015: Workshop taught by Patti Warashina, Shoreline Community College; Seattle, WA

2015: Workshop taught by Kensuke Yamada, Pottery Northwest; Seattle, WA

2014: Workshop taught by Lisa Clague, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2008: Workshop taught by Sunkoo Yuh, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2006: Summer Quarter taught by Doug Jeck, Univ. of Wash. Ceramics Dept; Seattle, WA

2006: Workshop taught by Arnie Zimmerman, Archie Bray Center; Helena, MT

1996: Awarded BFA, University of Washington

 

PublicationS

“Artists explore the meaning of Motherland at COCA”; Real Change newspaper; March 27, 2019

500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2; Lark Books; 2013

“‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’: Immersed in the emergent”; Yakima Herald; Jan. 10, 2013

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS 

Sept, 2019: Two-person exhibition, MUSEO; Langley, WA

Exhibitions

2019: “Garden Show,” MUSEO; Langley, WA

2019: “Pets on Parade” exhibition, Schack Art Center; Everett, WA

2019: “Motherland” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2018: “Chasing Ghosts” exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery; Portland, OR

2018: “Creativity Persists” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2018:  “Salon des Gallery One Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration”; Ellensburg, WA

2018: “Bloom” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2018: “Best of Kirkland Arts Center”; Kirkland, WA

2018: “Flight of Fancy” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2018: “Nevertheless. We Persist” exhibition, Columbia City Gallery; Seattle, WA

2018, 2015, 2014, 2012: Artist Trust Juried Auction; Seattle, WA

2017: “Objectification 10” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2017: “A Generous Kingdom II” exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery; Portland, OR

2017: “Fine Arts Competition”, Phinney Center Gallery; Seattle, WA *Juror’s Choice Award, juried by Lynn Schermer, Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan

2017: “A 2017 Artist’s Exhibit”, Kirkland Arts Center; Kirkland, WA

2017: “Make America Create Again”, COCA; Seattle, WA

2016: “35 Live” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2016: Solo featured window artist, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2016: “Roots” 2-person exhibition, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2015: Eighth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show; Bremerton, WA

2015: KAC Artists Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2015: Schack Garden Show; Everett, WA

2014: 19th Juried Art Show, Schack Art Center; Everett, WA

2014: 16th Annual Expression Northwest, Northwind Arts Center; Port Townsend, WA

2014: “Feminine Voices in Clay”, Gallery One; Ellensburg, WA

2014: Vashon Allied Arts; Vashon Island, WA

2014: “Hand Built”, Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Mud, Sweat & Tears”, UPFront Gallery; Issaquah, WA

2014: Columbia Winery, Curated by BHerd Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Who Did She Think She Was”, Tashiro Kaplan Building – Pioneer Square; Seattle, WA

2014: Guest 3D Artist, Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2013: KAC Artist's Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2013: Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery; Seattle, WA

2013: Mercer Island Event Center Gallery; Mercer Island, WA

2013: Sixth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show, Juried by Alfredo Arreguin, Honorable   Mention; Bremerton, WA

2012: Guest 3D artist at Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2012: Columbia City Gallery's 7th Annual Juried Show; Columbia City, WA 

Gallery Artist 

Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA 

MUSEO; Langley, WA