curriculum vitae

education

1995                MFA, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY (Graduate Award)

1991                BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO (Painting/Printmaking) [Honors]

1986                BA, College of Journalism at University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE (Art/Psychology/Advertising)     

professional experience

2017–present  Adjunct Instructor, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Drawing I & II

2015–2016      Adjunct Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: 3D Design

2011–present Annual Exhibitions Assistant, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park,
Grand Rapids MI; Assist in the development, planning, and execution of three major exhibitions attracting 750,000 guests annually. Work with stakeholders at all levels of organization from vice presidents to volunteers.

2008–2011      Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Portfolio Camp, Sculpture, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, and Creative Thinking Workshop   

2008–2011      Instructor, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Summer Art Camp, Outreach Education

1997–2005      Owner, Nollette Studio, Brooklyn NY; Designed and manufactured short run, and custom furniture. Notable clients: The Birch Pond Group (j.jill Retail Stores), Yves St. Laurent, and MGM Mirage Hotel.

honors/residencies

2016                Marble House Artist Residency, Dorset VT

2011                Honorable Mention, 25th International Juried Art Show, Summit NJ (Juror: Joan Young, Associate Curator Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

1996                Alternate, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Award, New York NY

1995                Graduate Award, Queens College at the City University of New York, Queens NY

1994                Honorable Mention, 12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY (Juror: Jerry Salt)

1986                Margaret K. Debord Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE         

1985                Sue Wilson Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

1984                Hazel V. Emely Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

1983                Luther Drake Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

bibliography

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Goddard, Elizabeth. “Conversations.” Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Fall 2009: 8. Print.

Brunsting, Josh. “Pair of exhibits encourage compassion, contrast.” Grand Valley Lanthorn 22 Nov. 2009: N.p. Print.

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“Room Service.” MBA Jungle Sept. 2007: 57. Print.

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Schetzel, Florence. “New Direction in Gender…and Clothes.” The Poughkeepsie Journal [Poughkeepsie] 7 Oct. 1994: 8D. Print.

lecturer/critic

2016                Artist Talk “Honorable Ordinaries”, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI

                        Senior Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

2012/2015       Artist Lecture and Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

                        Artist Lecture and Critique, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI

2014                Panelist, Avenue for the Arts’ First Fridays, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts,
Grand Rapids MI

2013/2014       Artist Demonstration, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI

2009                Artist Talk “Current Work”, Northern Trust Bank’s For Arts’ Sake, Grand Rapid MI

                        Artist Lecture and Workshop, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

2008                Artist Workshop, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI

2006                Artist Lecture and Workshop, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

curator/juror

2018                Curator, code ORANGE, the home of Tom Clinton, Grand Rapids MI

2017/2018       Juror, The Marble House Project, Artists Residency, Dorset VT

                        Curator, Gilding the Pussy, Project 337, Grand Rapids MI

2009–2013      Member of Curatorial Board, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI

2011                Juror, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

                        Curator, (a)wake, The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI

2010/2012       Juror, Scholastic’s Art Awards Regional Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

collections

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit MI

MGM Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas NV

jill Group, Tilton NH

Yves St. Laurent, New York NY

Private Collections

registry/gallery

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids & Douglas, MI

solo exhibitions

2016    Honorable Ordinaries, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI

2009                Untitled (flesh), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI

1995                Made Especially for You, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Paul Klapper Gallery,
Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY

1993                Peep Show, Paul Klapper Gallery, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY

group exhibitions

2018                TBA, Divisible Gallery, Dayton OH

                        code ORANGE, the home of Tom Clinton, Grand Rapids MI

                        Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

2017                95th Annual All-Media Exhibition, The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

                        Perception & Intention, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

                        Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson NY

                        Gilding the Pussy, Project Space 337, Grand Rapids MI

2016                Inked, Pressed, Cut & Sewn (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI

                                    sELECTED Works, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

                        At Home and Further Afield (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI

                        Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

2015                Governors Island Art Fair (juried), New York NY [catalogue]

                        Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

                        Loosely Bound (juried), 106 Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapid MI

2014                Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

                        Even/End, CultureWorks (invitational), Holland MI

                        Out of the Polar Vortex, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

2013                The Not Yet (invitational), SiTE:LAB Grand Rapids MI

                        Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

2012                From Lausanne to Beijing (juried), The 7th International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition Beijing, China [catalogue]

                        Working Toward Invisible, Marygrove College Art Gallery, Detroit MI

                        Formative Process (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI

                        The Power of Pattern, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI

                        Broad Without Walls (juried), Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

                        Acts of Recognition (invitational), Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

2011                West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

                        (a)wake (invitational), The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI

                        Associations (invitational), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI

                        25th International Juried Art Show (juried), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey,
Summit NJ

2010                Drawing in the Expanded Field (juried), Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO [catalogue]

                        Governors Island Art Fair (juried), Governors Island, New York NY

                        Michigan—Land of Riches (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI

                        West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

2009                The Sketchbook Project (juried), Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA

                        ArtPrize at Tanglefoot (invitational), Tanglefoot Studios, Grand Rapids MI

2008                All Area/All Media Statewide Exhibition (juried), ArtCenter, Traverse City MI           

2007                Design Trust for Public Space Art & Design Auction (juried), Milk Gallery, New York NY

                        Brooklyn Designs (juried), St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn NY

1994                Art Competition (juried), The Strouse-Adler Smoothie Foundation Building,
New Haven CT

                        12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition (juried), Schoharie County Arts Council,
Cobleskill NY

            New Directions ’94: Women 30, Men