Born, Marshalltown, Iowa USA   1957

education

South Bear School for the Arts, Highlandville and Decorah, Iowa   1975, 1976   Poetry writing with Joseph Langland.

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Summer symposium    1978   Medieval World: Culture and Society. 

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  BA.    1979   Art, English. Honors Exhibition in Printmaking. Undergraduate Writers Workshop in Poetry. Teaching Certificate.

The University of Iowa. MA in Printmaking.    1982    Mauricio Lasansky, Thesis Chair.

University of Wisconsin-Madison.   WARF Fellow.   1990    Assigned State Fellowship.  1991  MFA in Art-Graphics.  Focus on artist’s books and letterpress typography.  1992  Walter Hamady, Thesis Chair.

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college teaching

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.    1983-1985   Freshman English, Perspective Drawing, Life Drawing.

Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa.    1986-1990  Freshman English, Drawing, Painting,  Art Appreciation. Director, Ray Frederick Gallery.

East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Sabbatical replacement.  Assistant Professor.   1992-1993  Printmaking, Graphic Design, Intro to Design,  Art History Survey.

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.  Associate Professor/ Tenure.    1993-2000   Printmaking and Book Arts Area Head, Studio Foundations Faculty, Art History Survey, Life Drawing.

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projects

PICK UP STICKS.   A restorative environmental art project in midcoast Maine.  2015 on-going

Selfies in Tapestry: Slo Art in the Age of Quick.  An international online project investigating the idea of weaving selfie imagery in tapestry. 25 artists participating; 50+ contemporary tapestries shown.Blog Administrator/editor/designer. 2014-present http://selfiesonslow.wordpress.com

Shape Shifting:Transformations in the Art of the Book.  Curated and directed a national touring exhibit that traveled to 12 venues throughout the USA. Published accompanying catalog/ slides for use as teaching materials; sales supported Art scholarships at UNC. Multiple granting sources. 1996-1999

Eva Prima Pandora.  Created set, costumes and props for Wellspring Dance Collaborative.  Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984  

Artists Books Traveling Exhibition.  Curated and directed.  Traveled to 10 venues in Michigan.  Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984-1985