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A native of Duluth, Minnesota, I migrated south with the geese one fall and studied Design at the University of Iowa. Now a resident of Columbia, Missouri, my studio is a wonderful old 1930’s house in downtown Columbia that my husband and I rescued from demolition. I am a 2002 recipient of Pilchuck Glass School emerging artists grant, a Wheaton Village fellow in fall of 2003, and most recently a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. I have been the fortunate recipient of many awards and have work included in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum, Chrysler Museum, Museum of American Glass, and several others.

Each sewn glass sculpture starts out as a flat sheet of glass. In my previous life I was a professional dressmaker and seamstress, so I have a comfortable understanding about how to take a flat sheet of material and give it form. Each panel is cut from a pattern designed to match the form I’ve made for it. To establish the three-dimensional shape and holes, each section of the glass is kiln-fired several times. The imagery is imbedded into the glass by sandblasting, and then by rubbing glass enamels into the blasted area to create the black and gray “photo”. The components are then re-fired to 1250 degrees to melt the enamel into the glass. Once cooled, the sections are finally sewn together. Depending on the complexity of the vessel or sculpture, the entire creative process may take two to four weeks to complete.

 

 

2013                     “Couture de Verre”, Heller Gallery, NYC, NY.  Solo exhibition

 

2011                     “Cycles and Symbols: Nature in Glass”  Installation of “The Communal Nest” American Museum of Glass,

Millville, NJ.

 

2011-2014           “39th- 41st Annual International Glass Exhibition”, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.

 

2010                     “Glass Uprising”, Swanson Reed Gallery, Louisville, KY.  Glass Art Society exhibition.

 

2009                     “Love Hurts”, Heller Gallery, NYC, NY.  Solo exhibition.

 

2009                     “The Communal Nest”, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO.

 

2008-09                              “Absence of Body”, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2008                     Hotel Murano, Tacoma, OR 15th floor.  “Happily Ever After” Corset.

 

2008                     Glass Concepts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

 

2005-2013           SOFA Chicago.  Represented by Heller Gallery, NYC.

 

2007                     Arkansas Center for the Arts, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Permanent Collection.

 

2007                     “Reminiscence”, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.

 

2006                     Solo Show, “Mirror, Mirror”, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College,

Belleview, Illinois.

 

2006                     Solo Show, “Domestic Fairy Tales”, Heller Gallery, NYC

 

2006                     “Life InSight”, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.  Curated by Gail Brown

 

2006                    “Edges Of Grace”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.  Curated by Gail Brown

 

2005                     Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Museum, Munchen, Germany.  Permanent Collection.

 

2005                     Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.  Permanent Collection.

 

2005-2013           GlassWeekend, Wheaton Village, Milleville.  Represented by Heller Gallery, NYC.

2005                     Solo Show, “Domesticity Gone Awry”, Heller Gallery, NYC.

 

2004                     Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.  Permanent Collection.

 

2003-04                              Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC.

 

2003                    “Women On The Edge”.  Group show at R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

 

2003                     SOFA Chicago.  Represented by R. Duane Reed Gallery.

 

2003                     Creative Glass Center of America Museum, NJ.  Permanent collection.

 

2002                     “North American Glass 2002”, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT.

2002                     “Materials: Soft &Hard”, Greater Denton Arts Council, Dallas, TX.

 

2002                     “Glass X Invitational”, The Jewish Community Center, Beachwood, OH.

 

2001                     “Material History: A Cultural Exploration in Fiber and Glass”, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA.

 

2000                     “Celestial Seasonings Teacup Competition”, in conjunction with Ferrin Gallery, New  York.

2000                     “Craft Forms 2000”.  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.   Juror: Gail Brown.

 

2000                     “Telling Tales”.  St. Louis Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri.  Curator: Gail Brown.

 

 

2013                     “Couture de Verre”, Heller Gallery, NYC, NY.  Solo exhibition

 

2011                     “Cycles and Symbols: Nature in Glass”  Installation of “The Communal Nest” American Museum of Glass,

Millville, NJ.

 

2011-2014           “39th- 41st Annual International Glass Exhibition”, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.

 

2010                     “Glass Uprising”, Swanson Reed Gallery, Louisville, KY.  Glass Art Society exhibition.

 

2009                     “Love Hurts”, Heller Gallery, NYC, NY.  Solo exhibition.

 

2009                     “The Communal Nest”, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO.

 

2008-09                              “Absence of Body”, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2008                     Hotel Murano, Tacoma, OR 15th floor.  “Happily Ever After” Corset.

 

2008                     Glass Concepts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

 

2005-2013           SOFA Chicago.  Represented by Heller Gallery, NYC.

 

2007                     Arkansas Center for the Arts, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Permanent Collection.

 

2007                     “Reminiscence”, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.

 

2006                     Solo Show, “Mirror, Mirror”, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College,

Belleview, Illinois.

 

2006                     Solo Show, “Domestic Fairy Tales”, Heller Gallery, NYC

 

2006                     “Life InSight”, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.  Curated by Gail Brown

 

2006                    “Edges Of Grace”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.  Curated by Gail Brown

 

2005                     Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Museum, Munchen, Germany.  Permanent Collection.

 

2005                     Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.  Permanent Collection.

 

2005-2013           GlassWeekend, Wheaton Village, Milleville.  Represented by Heller Gallery, NYC.

2005                     Solo Show, “Domesticity Gone Awry”, Heller Gallery, NYC.

 

2004                     Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.  Permanent Collection.

 

2003-04                              Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC.

 

2003                    “Women On The Edge”.  Group show at R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

 

2003                     SOFA Chicago.  Represented by R. Duane Reed Gallery.

 

2003                     Creative Glass Center of America Museum, NJ.  Permanent collection.

 

2002                     “North American Glass 2002”, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT.

2002                     “Materials: Soft &Hard”, Greater Denton Arts Council, Dallas, TX.

 

2002                     “Glass X Invitational”, The Jewish Community Center, Beachwood, OH.

 

2001                     “Material History: A Cultural Exploration in Fiber and Glass”, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA.

 

2000                     “Celestial Seasonings Teacup Competition”, in conjunction with Ferrin Gallery, New  York.

2000                     “Craft Forms 2000”.  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.   Juror: Gail Brown.

 

2000                     “Telling Tales”.  St. Louis Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri.  Curator: Gail Brown.

 

 

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