Education

1999-2003 MFA in Metal Jewelry at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1996                            BFA in Metal/Jewelry at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Selected Exhibitions

2017         

Duality of Presence, super+CENTERCOURT, Munich, Germany, Blue House, New Orleans, LA in conjunction with SNAG conference, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

2016         

Prayer, Ulterior Gallery, NY city, NY

Craft Texas, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Cooperation, Brooklyn Metalworks, Brooklyn, NY

Typeset, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2015         

Alliages, Legacy Award 2015, Joya, Barcelona, Spain

Cooperation, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014         

Mapped, Houston Community College, Houston, TX

Refined, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

Goodly/Wicked, Greyduck gallery, Austin, TX

Rule the World, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland

2013         

International Emerging Artist exhibition/Dialogue, Gallery Noel Guyomarc’h,

Montreal Canada, and Harbourfront Center, in conjunction with SNAG conference, Toronto, Canada

Pinball/Brooch Exhibition, online

2012         

Earring Exhibition, J Cotter Gallery, CO

Intergalactic, Dunedin Fine Art Center, FL

2013        

Organism, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

Object of Power, Mobilia Gallery, Boston, MA

Ex Voto.St. Rochuskapel. The Netherlands

2010         

Transmutations/Material Reborn, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft  (traveling exhibition)

Sailing to the Future, Nara, Japan

SOFA Santa Fe and Chicago, through Charon Kransen Arts

Plastic Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009         

SOFA NY, Chicago, Santa Fe, through Charon Kransen Arts

Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, FL through Charon Kransen Arts

2008         

New Traditional Jewelry, Intimacy, Holten, Netherlands

SOFA NY and Chicago, through Charon Kransen Arts

Touching Warms the Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Refined: Abundance, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

Schmuck 2008, Handwerkskammer fur Munchen und Oberbayern, Munich, Germany, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England, and Poland

2007         

Earring Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA                             

2006        

Necklace Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Materials Hard/Soft, Denton, TX

2005         

Resources: Steel, Rubber, Coal, and Salt, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH

Faculty Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2004         

Craft Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX

Anti-War Medals, Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, Electrum Gallery, London, England, Traveling Exhibition through 2006

2003         

Current Directions: Studio Art Jewelry, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Anti-War Medals, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Asian Roots, Western Soil: Visual Poetry in Metal, National Japanese American Historical Society, and San Francisco, CA

Bracelet Show, Yaw Gallery, MI, SOFA, NY

Memento, MFA Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery at University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2001         

The World Competition of Arts and Crafts Kanazawa 2001, (catalogue), Kanazawa, Japan

 

Work Experience

2018          Presenter, Duality of Presence symposium, University of Texas, El Paso (up-coming)

2016-         Adjunct Faculty, Alvin Community College

20014-       Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College, Central

2007-2009 Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College, Stafford, Lone Star College, North Harris, TX

2005          Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2009          Juror, Art Jewelry Forum, Emerging Artist Award

2008          Speaker, Art Jewelry Forum, SOFA Chicago

2008          One day Lecture, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

2003          Adjunct Faculty, University of Texas, Arlington, TX

Awards

2017          Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

2016          Bedicheck-Orman Grant, Houston community college, Houston, TX

2015          Honorable Mention, HMAG Member’s exhibition

                Bedicheck-Orman Grant, Houston community college, Houston, TX

2014          Crit Group, Austin Museum of Art

                Honorable mention, Rule the World, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland

2009          Individual Project Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

2008          Emerging Artist Award 2008, Art Jewelry Forum

2004          Honorable Mention at Craft Houston show at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

                  Artist in Residency, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

 

Publications

2018          Jewelry and Metals Survey, through Society of North American Goldsmith(up-coming)

2015          Mapped, Exhibition Review, Metalsmiths

2014          inForm, Oct./Nov.2014 Freiburg, Switzerland

2011          Art Jewelry Today 3, Schiffer Ltd, PA

2010          Dreaming Jewelry, MONSA, Barcelona Publications

2009          Jewelry Compendium, Darling Publication, Koln, Germany

                 Jewelry, Art Box International, Tokyo, Japan

                 Exhibition in Print, Metalsmiths

2008          Schmuck 2008, catalogue

2006          The Art of Jewelry, Paper Jewelry, Lark Books

                  500 Earrings, Lark Books

                  500 Necklaces, Lark Books

                  The Art and craft of Jewelry Making, Lark Books

2005          500 Bracelets, Lark Books

2004          1000 Rings, Lark Books

                The Art of Enameling, Lark Book