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I come from a world of maps, mountains, and cross-country road-trips. My grandfather made maps, my mother followed them, and now they have been passed on to me. It is the space between a map and the location it describes that interests me most, where the identifications and connotations of a place are lost.


The relationship between human experience and geography is the focus of much of my work. Together, they form an intriguing narrative that gives evidence to one’s physical and emotional connection with a place and the histories that are created there.


Direct observation is at the core of my practice, whether creating prints, sculptural objects, or drawings. I record my initial observations of a location through sketches, photo documentation, and personal dialogues. Maps, charts, and diagrams are often combined with site-specific imagery to create works that express the affective bond between people and place.


Equinox Studios

6555 5th Ave S #203

Seattle, WA 98108


CORE Gallery

117 Prefontaine Place South

Seattle, WA 98104



2007    Master of Fine Arts, Fibers, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004    Bachelor of Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, San Diego State University


2021     The Second Wake, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2020     A Message from Time, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018    THREAD(s), CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017    Origins of Progress, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016    The Inventor’s Wake, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

             The Free Elwha, Shoreline Community College Art Gallery, WA

2012    Wish You Were Here, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

             New Drawings, Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA

             Capture and Record, College of the Sequoias Gallery, Visalia, CA

2008    Charged Spaces, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

2006    Linear Translations, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003    Fender the Fall, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA



2018    Layers, Sammamish City Hall, WA

             Art Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, KY

2017    RESIST!, Perry and Carleson Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA

2015    Township and Range, Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA

             Attraction, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA

2014    Inky Spokes, Tacoma Art Museum, WA

2013    Bike Art, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

             Open Door 9, Roselux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012    Drawing Show, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Energy, Method Art, Scottsdale, AZ

             Highwire Act, Todd Madigan Gallery, Cal State University Bakersfield, CA

             Convergence, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

             Chronicles, Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA

2010    The 48-Hour Project, Surface Gallery, Bakersfield, CA

             Faculty Exhibit, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009    Eye Gallery Exhibit, Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA

2008    Wasted and Forgotten, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

             5x5, Arts West, Seattle, WA

             Addicted to Art, PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2007    Crud, SOIL, Seattle, WA        

             MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

             Bifocal, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA

2006    Contagion, WET, Seattle, WA

2004    3 Minutes of Happiness, Selective Hearing Gallery, San Diego, CA       

             Juried Biennial Exhibition, Cannon Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2003    Verwood and the Cinder Girl, The Farm, San Diego, CA

             Up and Coming: New Paintings, SDSU Community Gallery, San Diego, CA

             Throw the Switch, The Farm, San Diego, CA



2013    First Place Juror's Award, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2008    Haydon Art Center Exhibition Fellowship, Lincoln, NE

2006    University of Washington School of Art Scholarship, Seattle, WA

2005    Davis Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2003    Price Community Builders Fellowship, San Diego, CA

2002    San Diego State University Art Council Award, CA

2001    Paul Lingren Scholarship, San Diego State University, CA



Carlos and Amy Reyes, Sacramento, CA

Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA

Nicholas and Jessica Mayer, Seattle, WA

Gregory Bynum and Associates, Inc., Bakersfield, CA

Rosedale/Rio Bravo Water District, Bakersfield, CA

West Kern Water District, Bakersfield, CA

Don and Evelyn Silverman, Dallas, TX

Marita Holdaway, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA

City of Seattle Portable Work Collection, Seattle, WA

City of Seattle, University Avenue Public Art Project, Seattle, WA



2014    Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 26

2012    Pick of the Week, Arts and Entertainment, Chicago Tribune, 07.26.2012

2010    Carrying on with the Story, by Camille Gavin, The Bakersfield Californian     

             The Art of Kern's Water, by Lois Henry, The Bakersfield Californian

2007    Diamond Dust, Sea Slug, Wink, review by Jen Graves, The Stranger

             Coupling V: Bifocal, Exhibition Catalogue, Strange Co.,

             M.F.A. Thesis, Exhibition Catalogue, University of Washington


2010    Kern River Valley Art Association, Lake Isabella, CA

2008    Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

2007    Highline Community College, Seattle, WA



2018-Present   Tenured Faculty - Drawing, 2D & 3D Design, Fiber Art, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture

                           Shoreline Community College, WA

2014-2018        Associate Faculty - Drawing, 2D Design, Photography

                           Shoreline Community College, WA

2009-2013        Adjunct FacultyDrawing, Art Appreciation

                           Bakersfield College, CA

2011                  Adjunct Faculty Photography, Art Appreciation                            

                           California State University Bakersfield, CA

2007                  Graduate Teaching AssistantAmerican Art History

                           University of Washington, Seattle

2006                  Graduate Teaching AssistantContemporary Issues and Influences

                           University of Washington, Seattle

                           Graduate InstructorIntro to Fiber Art 

                           University of Washington, Seattle

2005                  Graduate Instructor2D Design 

                           University of Washington, Seattle

2003-2004        Artist in Residence, Hoover High School 

                           Price Community Builders Program, San Diego, CA

2001-2003        Teaching AssistantPhotography and Lithography 

                           San Diego State University, CA


Art Practices

2013-present   Topophilia Studios, Owner, Seattle, WA

2010-2013        Creating Community Project Facilitator, Arts Council of Kern, CA

2007-2009        Tandem Fabrications, General Partner and Fabricator, Everett, WA

2007-2008        Exhibition Photographer, Tacoma Museum of Art and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007                  Public Art On the Ave, University District, Seattle, WA



2014-Present   Gallery Director, Shoreline Community College, WA

2012-2013        Assistant Curator, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2011                  Highwire Act, City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission, CA

2010                  The 48-Hour Project, Surface Gallery, Bakersfield, CA

2005-2007        Gallery Assistant Manager, Jacob Lawrence Gallery 

                           University of Washington, Seattle

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