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Born in Cincinnati, OH | Lives in Oakland, CA

EDUCATION

YearDescription
2003MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1998 Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995BA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

YearDescription
2016Everlasting Dawn, StART Up Art Fair, SF, CA
2010Assumption(s), Latham Square (via ProArts), Oakland, CA
2009Strands: New Work, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, SF, CA
2006Recent Work, Platform Gallery, Tucson, AZ (View installation images)
2004Berkeley Art Center Association 2003 Award Exhibition, Berkeley, CA (View installation images)
2003San Francisco Art Institute Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA (View installation images)
2002Body of Work, Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

YearDescription
2017About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
 Abstractions, The Infinity Towers, SF, CA
 Read Between the Lines: Visual Abstraction, McLoughlin Gallery, SF, CA
2016The Alchemist, Root Division, SF, CA
2015Metaphysical Abstraction: Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Content, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
2014Metaphysical Abstraction: Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Content, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
2013Abundance, popup Gallery, Alameda, CA
 Permutation Unfolding, Root Division, SF, CA
2011MicroMacro, Lobot, Oakland, CA
2010A Rudin Showroom, San Francisco, CA
2009Metaphysical Abstraction: Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Content, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
 Tomorrow: A Curatorial Project by James Tantum, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, SF, CA
 Six Oakland Artists on Nature, Alameda County Offices, Oakland, CA
2008Double Exposure, blankspace gallery, Oakland, CA
 Artful Harvest, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA
 Diverse Chorus, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 The Sky is Falling & Other Disasters, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
 BIOPHILIA, Root Division, SF, CA (View installation images)
2007The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
From Research to Action, California Breast Cancer Research Project Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
 Marks the Spot, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
 Systems & Transmutations, Gallery 3175, Root Division, SF, CA (View installation images)
2006New Visions: Introductions, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA
 Modern Edens, SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA
 Momentum, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
 Taste, Gallery 3175, Root Division, SF, CA
 Size Matters, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005Mayhem, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
 In the Abstract, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
 From Research to Action, California Breast Cancer Research Project Symposium, Sacramento, CA
 Threshold, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, University of California at Merced, Merced, CA
 Emerging Artist Show '05, (Julie Baker Fine Art), Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2004Burn-Off, Hespe Gallery, SF, CA
 Spring!, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
 New Year Group 2004, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
 Close Calls 2004, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2003New California Masters at Works, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA
 Over the Surface, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
2002BACA Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
 Living Art 2, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
2001 Think Again, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
1998Post-Baccalaureate & Undergraduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Matt Haber, "These Five Groups Are Helping Keep the S.F. Art Scene Alive", San Francisco Magazine, May 2016
  • Jessica Zack, "Artist community digs deep to fund Root Division's new home", SF Gate, September 23, 2015
  • J.D. Beltran, "Root Division Stayin' Alive, Huffington Post", September 12, 2015
  • J.K. Dineen, "Priced Out of the Mission, Arts Group Finds New Home", SF Chronicle, March 5, 2015 (front page)
  • Michelle Gregio, Root Division Interview, Bay Area Focus, June 5, 2014
  • Greg Ito, Michelle Mansour, Executive Director of Root Division, SF Arts Quarterly, Fall 2013
  • Greg Ito, Michelle Mansour, Executive Director of Root Division, SF Arts Quarterly, Fall 2010
  • DeWitt Cheng, "Immanent Domain," East Bay Express, October 28, 2009
  • Peter Selz, "Lyric Representations of Sacred, Unattainable Worlds," The Berkeley Daily Planet, Oct. 29, 2009
  • Deric Carner, "SFMOMA Artists Gallery", Artopic, January 12, 2009.
  • Debra Koppman, "Preview of SFMOMA Artist Gallery", Artweek, December 2008, p.6.
  • Studio Visit (Volume 1), The Open Studios Press, p.121.
  • The Sky is Falling: A group exhibition on the theme of disaster, ArtsandMedia.net, March, 2008.
  • Mark Van Proyen, "Close Calls at Headlands Center for the Arts," Artweek, Apr. 2004, p.13-14.
  • Meredith Tromble, "Reasons to See the SFAI MFA Show," Stretcher.org, May 23, 2003.
  • Christian Frock, New California Masters catalogue, Mar. 2003. Illus. p.16.
  • Anne Crump, "Experiments With Paint," ArtSpeak, San Francisco Examiner, Jan. 2.

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

YearDescription
2015Alumni Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2012Alumni Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2009Alumni Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2008Alumni Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2007Alumni Winter Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
2006Honorary Fellowship (2005), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
 Juror's Award (Lari Gibbons), Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005Resident Artist, March-April, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
 Juror's Award (Carrie Lederer), Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2004Nominee, Eureka Fellowship Award 2005-2007, Fleishhaker Foundation, CA
2002Juror's Award (Nancy Minuzo-Elliott), Berkeley Art Center Association, Berkeley, CA
2000Continuing Education Summer Studio Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997-98Graduate Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

CURATORIAL PROJECTS, TEACHING, & RELATED WORK

YearDescription
2007-presentExecutive Director, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2016-presentParticipating Member, San Franciscans for Arts and Ending Family Homelessness, SF, CA
2016-17Host Committee, Americans for the Arts Convention, SF, CA
 Launch Committee, California Art Prize, CA
2015-16Participating Member, ABBA (Arts for a Better Bay Area), SF, CA
2012-16Board Member, BAASICS (Bay Area Art & Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions), SF, CA
2012-presentBoard Member, BAASICS (Bay Area Art & Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions), SF, CA
2009-15Curator, Metaphysical Abstraction: Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Content
2014Panelist, No Place like Home: Displacement, Relocation, and Survival, Grants for the Arts 2014 Fall Public Meeting, SF, CA
 Panelist, Arts & Sustainability, Emerging Arts Professionals Symposium, SF, CA
 Speaker, Professional Practices, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
2013-14Honorary Council Member, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), SFMOMA
2013Speaker, Professional Practices, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
 Panelist, Non-Commercial Art Spaces, The Lab, SF, CA
2012Curatorial Committee, Artist Commissions & Curatorial Proposals, ProArts, Oakland, CA
 Artist Lecture, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
 Speaker, Senior Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
 Speaker, Professional Practices, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
 Panelist, Collaborative Arts Organizations: Non-Profit Roundtable, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
2011Curator, Weston Teruya in 2x2s, ProArts, Oakland, CA
 Review Panelist, Organizational Project Grants, San Francisco Arts Commission, SF, CA
 Panelist, Grant Writing for Artists, CCA Career Symposium, California College of the Arts, SF, CA
2010Curator, TASTE 2010: A Garden of Earthly Delights, Root Division, SF, CA
2009-10Curator, Metaphysical Abstraction: Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Content
 Panelist, Non-Profit Organizations, CCA Career Symposium, California College of the Arts, SF, CA
 Review Panelist, Individual Artist Commission, San Francisco Arts Commission, SF, CA
 Panelist, Artist as Citizen: Non-Profit Roundtable, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
 Guest Speaker, Artist's Development Program, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
 Panelist, Alternative Art Spaces, Art Primer, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008Instructor, Professional Practices, SFAI, SF, CA
2007-presentExecutive Director, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2007Curator, TASTE 2007, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
 Curator, Systems & Transmutations, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2006-2007Instructor, Pre-College Program, SFAI, SF, CA
2003-07Instructor, Adult Continuing Education Program, SFAI, SF, CA
2003-05Instructor, Young Artist Program, SFAI, SF, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • El Camino Hospital
  • Hilton Hotels, New Orleans
  • Nordstrom's (SF Center)
  • Nordstrom's (Michigan Ave)
  • Nordstrom's (Oakbrook)
  • Nordstrom's (Garden State)
  • Nordstrom's (Tyson's)
  • Nordstrom's (Scottsdale)
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  • Brian & Elizabeth Cayne
  • Kimberly & Ben Chelf
  • Anne Crump-Ray
  • Lisa Danzig
  • Kate Eilertsen
  • Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig
  • Lisa Eriksen
  • Kathryn Funk
  • Kelly Golub
  • Robbin Henderson
  • Kristin Kaiser
  • Karl Kronenberger
  • Marcus G. Lee
  • Cynthia Loukides
  • Anne Matta
  • Alan Millar
  • Don Mullikin
  • Brian O'Connor & Collin Baker
  • Ellen Oh
  • Janine Okmin
  • Kristy O'Rell
  • Fred & James Orlando-Barrett
  • Ellen Ridgway
  • Michael Rosenthal
  • Blake Simmons & Carrie Ann Plank
  • Ron & Suzy Stolowitz
  • Suzanne Tan
  • Matthew & Jenna Tillman
  • Brad & Emily Vaccaro
  • Amy Whittaker
  • Pegi Young

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