Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:

Art Institute of Boston, MFA Visual Arts

University of Wisconsin, Superior, Masters of Arts Candidate, Communication Arts, Digital Cinema

University of Wisconsin, Superior, Masters of Arts, Studio Arts Photography

Film in the Cities, film and video processes, St. Paul, MN

St. Cloud State University BA, Theatre major, Creative Writing minor


Academic Experience:

2013 Student Teaching, Screenwriting Film Narrative, University of Wisconsin, Superior, interacted with students on daily basis providing feedback on script development, terms, character development, formatting issues, storyline, and plot devices.

2009-10  B&W lab assistant, University of Wisconsin, Superior, mixed photo chemicals, maintained film and print processes, assisted students in improving self-editing skills.

2004 Young Authors-Young Artists Workshop instructor, Mesabi C.C.Virginia, MN.

1998-2007  Title 1/Playground Supervisor, ISD 701, Hibbing, MN, individual student tutoring as well as small group instruction.

2007-2009 Photography After School Enrichment Program, taught middle school students basic photographic skills and developed a lesson plan to implement those skills into practical application.

Solo Exhibitions (partial list)

2014 Boston Public Library Grove Branch Hall, Boston, MA

2011 Holden Fine Arts Center, 3rd Floor Gallery, solo exhibition, UWS, Superior, WI, Phipps 2010 Center for the Arts, solo exhibition, Hudson, WI,

2009 Hibbing Community College, solo exhibition, Hibbing, MN

2009 MacRostie Art Center, solo exhibition, Grand Rapids, MN

2005 Public Art, Yard Art, Got Art? Hibbing, MN,

2000 Witter Gallery, Project Hope, solo exhibition, Storm Lake, IA

1999 St. Louis County Courthouse Duluth Art Institute Extension Series, solo exhibition, Hibbing, MN

2000 Bloomington Art Center, solo exhibition, extension series Bloomington City Hall, Bloomington, MN


Group Exhibitions: Curated, Invitational, and juried (partial list) 

2014 AIB/LUCAD Gallery, Lesley University, MFA Graduates Exhibition, Boston, MA,

2014   Kruk Gallery, University of Wisconsin Superior, Twin Ports Visual Art Alumni Exhibit, Superior, WI

2013   Mesabi Community College, group exhibition, Virginia, MN

2012   Hudson Hospital Wellness Center, juried group exhibition, Hudson, WI

20002-06, 09, 11, MacRostie Art Gallery, 19th, 13th, 12th, 11th, 9th, 8th, Annual Juried exhibition, Grand Rapids, MN

2011   Mesabi East Gallery, juried exhibition, Aurora, MN

2009  Hudson Hospital Wellness Center, juried group exhibition, Hudson, WI

2007   MCAD, Emerging Artists, group exhibition, Minneapolis MN, Sept – Oct 2007

2005   The Mighty Midwest Biennial, Graduation, juried group show, Marshfield, WI

2005   The Minneapolis Foundation, Summer Vacation, group show, Minneapolis, MN

2005   Lake County Forest Preserve, Bi-annual Post Card group show, Wauconda, IL

04-02  Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Art for Life, juried exhibit for breast cancer survivors, Wayzata, MN,

2000   New Visions Gallery, Culture & Agriculture Exhibition, juried group exhibit, Marshfield, WI

2000  Larson Gallery, 28th Annual Photo Exhibition, juried group show, Yakima, WA

1999  Tweed Museum of Art, Art in a Cold Climate, juried group show. University of MN Duluth, Duluth, MN

1999  Duluth Art Institute, Northern Art Center Exhibition Series, juried group show, Duluth, MN

1999 Myles Rief Performing Arts Center, Arts in Motion, juried group show, honorable mention, Grand Rapids, MN

1999  Westmoreland Arts Festival, juried group show, honorable mention, Latrobe, PA

1999-98  Elk River Area Arts Council, Arts in Harmony, juried group show, merit award

1999  Berkeley Art Center, member group show, Berkeley, CA

1998  Scottish Rite Park Art Gallery, solo show, Des Moines, IA



2006 – 2012 Board Member Artist Relief Fund, Duluth, MN (President 2009-2012)

2009-11 Hibbing High School Art Show Judge, Hibbing MN

2007 Lee County Arts Festival judge, North Carolina

St. Louis County Fair Elementary Art Judge 2001-02, Hibbing, MN

1999-2000 Art and photography instructor, coordinator Summer Art Camp for Kids, Range Art Center, Hibbing, MN

1990-91 Community Education Photography & Video Instructor, Princeton, MN



2014    University of MN, Duluth, Visual Arts Department, Advanced Photography, Duluth, MN

2014     Workshop, "cyanotypes" Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2013    Artist Talk, Virginia High School, Digital Art Department, Virginia, MN

2013    Artist Talk, Photography/Art Department, Mesabi Community College, Virginia, MN

2013    Artist Talk, Art Department, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN

2012    Artist Talk, Hibbing High School, Digital Art Department, Hibbing, MN

2012    Workshop, “Instant Love, Polaroid, Land Cameras, and the Impossible Project”, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN



Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant Fiscal Year 2013-14

Superior Foundation Scholarship Grant, Superior, WI 2013

Superior Foundation Scholarship Grant, Superior, WI, 2012

Beecroft Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin Superior, May 2012

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowship Grant Fiscal Year 2010-11

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowship Grant Fiscal Year 2006-07

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Career Opportunity Grant 2005, Yard Art Got Art?           Project, public art project

Northland Foundation, May 2002, Summer Art Camp for Kids        

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Emerging Artist Fiscal Year 2003

Northland Foundation, May 2002, Summer Art Camp for Kids

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Opportunity Grant, 2000




Corporate Collections, Fairview Memorial Hospital, Hibbing, MN, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, MN 

Private collections, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Taos, NM, Chicago, IL, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Duluth, MN

Merit Award: Art in Harmony, Elk River Area Arts Council, Elk River, MN, March 2000

Honorable Mention: Art- in-Motion, Myles Rief Center, Grand Rapids, MN   June 1999

Honorable Mention: Westmoreland Arts Festival. Latrobe, PE, June 1999