About

I am curious about the value and importance society gives to places, objects, and materials.  I explore this subject in interactive sculpture in the form of artist books, relief printing and paper cutting. I want to bring layers of engagement to the viewer either through the utilitarian beauty of the sculpture and materials or through the simplicity of black outline and bright, flat color.

My work can be grouped into three themes, urban community, using materials outside of their intended utility and flora & fauna.  The themes are fluid and intersect with one another.

 

Education

2015 Artist Trust EDGE

Pacific Lutheran University, BBA and Minor in Publishing and Printing Arts

Exhibitions

2016      Puget Sound Book Artist Annual Exhibition, WA

2016      Bridging the Waters; University of West England (UWE), Bristol, United Kingdom

2015      DIRT; University of Puget Sound, WA 

2015      Puget Sound Book Artist Annual Exhibition, WA

2014      Flo-ra-bun-da; New ERA Ida Culver House Broadview, WA

2014      Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition 2014

2014      Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books; ArtEAST Art Center, WA

2013      Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA

2012      Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA

2011      Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA

Public Art

Traffic Box Wrap Project-Tacoma—selected as one of 20 artists to design artworks that can be reproduced as a vinyl wrap and applied to traffic signal boxes throughout Tacoma (2015)

Bibliography

Julie Chen (juror), 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark (An Imprint of Sterling Publishing) 2013, p. 220

Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada and the United States.

Curatorial projects

2012 and 2013 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA

 

 

Copyright

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