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

2020   Metal Complexions, Jung Center, Houston, TX

          Amend, online exhibition

2019    Anonymous Brooklyn, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY

          Alliages, the Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

          Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX, traveling exhibition throughout Texas

         Three-Person Exhibition, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX

2018    The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewelry, Dowse Museum, New Zealand

          Awkward Encounters, Tank Space, Houston, TX

          Lineage, UNT gallery, Denton, TX

2017    Duality of Presence, super+CENTERCOURT, Munich, Germany, Blue House, New Orleans, LA in conjunction with SNAG conference, Rubin Center,               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, GrayDuck 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, 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

2020    Artist Interview Presenter, Art Jewelry Forum through Zoom

2019    Opposite attracts, Workshop at Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX

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

2020    Developmental Grant, Houston Metal Arts Guild, Houston, TX

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

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

          Cerf+ Grant

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

2015    Mapped, Exhibition Review, Metalsmiths

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

2010    Dreaming Jewelry, MONSA, Barcelona Publications, Spain

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

 

Public Collection

Rotasa Collection, CA

Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft, Educational Collection, Portland, OR

the Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France