News and Exhibitions

  • Connecting Lines, a two-person show with Luzene Hill, is at the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art from March 11 - October 29, 2017.   
  • Pulp & Deckle is a papermaking residency in Portland.  That's where you'll find me in the month of July!
  • In January, I participated in Map(ing)2017 at Arizona State University. Map(ing) is a biennial project using the visual language of printmaking as a vehicle for visual communication and the sharing of culture, language and identity. Here is a great review  by Erin Joyce in Hyperallergic of the 10-year anniversary of Map(ping). 
  • The prints I created while at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts have been released. The are stark and graphic and I love them!  There are four editions and they are available for purchase at Crow's Shadow.

2015 Exhibitons and News

•Award - Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2015 (read about it here and see great pictures on the blog of my fellow artist, Holly Wilson)

•Great review of the GLEAN exhibition in Visual Art Source.

•Glean|Recology Residency 2015 - My chance to glean at the Metro Transfer Station (commonly known as The Dump ) for 5 months! Info here and we five resident artists blog about it here.

The Spaces Between, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, Jan 8-30.

Observations and Collections (juror - Jenifer Kent), Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Feb 6 - March 6

Untitled, (solo exhibition), Grants Pass Art Museum, Grants Pass, OR, April 2 - May 29

Adaptations, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA, July 2 - August 1

•GLEAN Resident Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR August 14

•"Starting in Pieces: responding to ideas and materials" at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado,       August 17 - 21 (see the class description)

Glorious Underbelly209\\Gallery, Portland OR, September 12

Mentor Exhibit, Furthermore Gallery, OCAC+PNCA, Portland OR, November 6

Eiteljorg Museum Contemporary Art Fellows Exhibition, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN,  
 November 14, 2015 - March 6, 2016

Anniversary ExhibitionPatricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA, December 3 - 31

Slash and Burn, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, December 12, 2015 - January 30, 2016


A great review in 15 Bytes, Utah's Art Magazine

This is a great review, entitled Breaking and Repairing, of my exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery by Geoff Wichert, in the journal 15 Bytes, published by the non-profit group, Artists of Utah. While I'm not a Utah artist,  I do show there and I met some amazing artists while I was in Utah last week and proud to be in their company. 


Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery, July 5-22, 2014

Interrupted Forms, #1, 2014, Waxed cloth, steel, 44 x 88 x 5 inches


Surface Design Article

Great article (uploaded with permission)  about my work in Surface Design by Richard Speer.  


Anderson Ranch Residency

My 11-week residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center last fall was a most amazing experience.  Creative fellow residents, great facilities and equipment, wonderful staff, and the stunning surroundings of Aspen made this one of the most memorable and productive times in my life. I was a resident in the Sculpture Department, but the residency allows for cross departmental access, so I also worked in the Printmaking  and Digital Media studios.  It was a time of exploration for me,  and while I only made a few pieces that I consider truly finished, I launched a bunch of ideas and am continuing the work back in my own studio. Thank you,  Anderson Ranch, for existing for artists to have focused time;  and thank you,  Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation, for grants to help make it all possible for me. 


Willamette Week Review 

A great review by Richard Speer of Willamette Week of my show Reiterations and Rifts at Butters Gallery. Read it here.



Big Month!

I am honored to have been awarded Career Opportunty Grants from both the  Oregon Arts Commission  and The Ford Family Foundation, which will fund my 10 week residency in sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado! That is where you will find me October through December this year.  I'm excited to have access to the wonderful facilities at ARAC and to enjoy the beauty of high mountain country as the season transitions from fall to winter.

Reiterations and Rifts, my first solo show at Butters Gallery, runs June 5 and runs through 29. If you are in Portland, please stop by June 5 or 6 for the openings.


Culture Seen Interview

Lisa Sipe, artist and writer, visited my studio in April and posted this interview on her blog, Culture Seen. Thanks, Lisa.


A.R.T. regard

Talented sculptor and blogger, Andrew Tirado featured my studio in his blog, A.R.T regard  today. Check it out here.  Besides writing about art, Andy profiles artists in some of his posts,  and today's post was the result of a conversation we had about Knolling, an obscure topic he wrote about earlier.  Check out that post too, and while you're at it, put his blog on your reading list.  

Here is one of Andy's huge pieces in progress.

Andy Tirado work in progress