Curriculum Vitae


2011 "Soil: Alive with Life", 10 Bronze Reliefs, Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, Highland Park, IL

2008 Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, "Mysteries of the Marsh", Bronze and Glass, Chicago

2003 Garfield Park Conservatory, Urns and Ferns Exhibit, Pod Family, "Why the Caged Fish Sing", Ghost Fish, Temporary Installations, Chicago, IL

2001 Suite Home Chicago, Amazonian New Species, Chicago, IL and Other Locations

2000 Shedd Aquarium, Amazon: Rising: A River of Art, Amazonian Arawana, Temporary Installations, Chicago, IL


2018 Cultivate Urban Rainforest and Gallery, Verdant Passion, Evanston, IL

2017 Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Soils, Seeds and Spouts, Tropical and Temperate, Chicago, Il

2017 Monroe County College, New Work, Monroe, MI

2015 Cultivate Urban Rainforest and Gallery, Biophilia, Evanston, IL

2012 McHenry County College, Biophilia, Crystal Lake, IL

2011 IIT Kemper Gallery, Learning Science: Deciphering Nature, Chicago, IL

2010 Contemporary Art Center, Fierce FLORA & Feisty FAUNA, Peoria, IL

2008 Brushwood Gallery at Ryerson Woods, Biophilia : Amazon, Deerfield, IL

2005 CAPC Musee D'Art Contemporain, Ghost Fish-Ghost Forest, Bordeaux, France

2004 Galesburg Civic Art Center, New Work, Galesburg, IL

2000 Illinois Wesleyan Gallery, Biophilia's and Plant Ovaries, Bloomington, IL

1998 Center for Contemporary, Art, Body & Soul, Peoria, IL


2019 Beverly Arts Center, Grappling with a Luminous Doom, Chicago, Il

2018 Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Inside Out, Chicago, IL

2017 La Luz Gallery, Stories to Tell, Chicago, IL

2017 Robert Morris University Gallery, Connections, Chicago, IL

2016 Brauer Museum of Art, True to Form, Valparaiso, Indiana

2016 Northeastern University, Making Nature, Chicago, IL

2015 Sculpture Invasion Koehnline Museum of Art, Chicago, Il

2015 Robert Morris University, Celebrating 30 Years of Craft, Chicago, IL

2015-14 Nichols Conservatory, R4: Recycled/reclaimed/reused/re-crafted, Rockford, IL

2014 Beverly Arts Center Brain Art Initiative, Chicago, Il

2012-13 New York Hall of Sciences, Art and Science Collaborations: Vital Signs, Corona, NY

2013 Womenmade Gallery Body and Brain, Chicago, Il

2013 Prairie State College, Phantasmagoria, three-person show, Chicago Heights, IL

2012 Lincoln Park Conservatory, Form in Flora 2 Orchid Room Installation, Chicago, IL

2011 Swedish Museum, Bladholm 5: Family of Artists, Chicago, IL

2010 Garfield Park Conservatory, CSI Sculpture's Form in Flora, co-curator, Chicago, IL

2010 Downtown Chicago Venue, Art Loop Open, Chicago, IL

2010 Chicago Mosaic School, Artifacts and Ideas for a Nature Inspired Architecture

2009 Robert Morris University Gallery, Made In Illinois, Springfield, Il

2008 Swedish Museum, Inspiration in Andersonville, Chicago, IL

2004 South Bend Museum of Art, Materials Regional, South Bend, IN

2004 Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Encore! Works by IL Millennium Artists, Mt Vernon, IL

2000 Ceramic Art Gallery, Millennium Platter: Ceramics Art And Perception, Sydney, Australia

2000 Guilford Handcraft Center, North American Glass, Guilford, CT

2001-1999 National Museum for Women in the Arts, The New Millennium, Washington, DC

1989 Center for Contemporary Art, Body and Soul Peoria, Il


2016 ARA, Art Residency in the Amazon, Project Amazonas, Peruvian, Amazon

2009 Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program Expedition, Peru

1999 Aqua R.A.P. Expedition, Conservation International, Field Museum, Peru

1991 Chicago Rainforest Action Group Expeditions, Venezuela, 1990, Brazil

1989-80 Artistic Research, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, & Guatemala


2019 Society of Economic Botany, Seeing Seeds Lecture & Workshop, Cincinnati, OH

2019 Evanston Garden Club, Intersections of Art, Science and Conservation, Evanston Il

2018 Harper College, Ceramic Workshop and Demos

2018 Society for Economic Botany and The Society of Ethnobiology Conference, Seeing

Seeds LectureWorkshop,Madison, WI

2018 Artist-in-Residence, Lecture & Workshop, Art on Sedgwick

2017 Residency, Exhibit, Lecture, Monroe County College, Monroe, MI

2017 Jurors Talk, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2016 Davis & Leonardo Science/Art Talk, U.C. Davis

2018-12 Lecture & Workshop, De Paul University, Art, Science and Nature, Chicago, IL

2012 Lecture, International Sculpture Conference, Art and Science Collaborations

2012 Artist-in-Residence & Workshop, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

2003-1994 Visiting Artist Lectures, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL Evanston Il


1994 Roman Atelier, Evergreen, CO

1992 Pilchuck Glass School, Scholarship Awards, Seattle WA

1990 Smith Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1976 Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Fellowship

1984 Delphi Glass Design Competition

1976 Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship, Mountain Call, West Virginia


New Art Examiner, Soils Seeds and Sprouts: Tropical and Temperate, 2017.

Monroe News, Review of Biophilia Exhibit, 2017.

Architectural Glass Concepts Article, 2013.

CS Interiors, Factory Whirl, 2009.

Time Out, All Access Art, Peek Inside The City Hidden Studios, 2006.

Chicago Magazine, Urban Chic, 2005.

Chicago Tribune, Urns and Ferns, 2003.

Peoria Journal Star, Body & Soul, Peoria IL, 1998.


Independent studies in ceramics under Tom Malone, Illinois State University, 1998-2000

Independent studies in glass casting under Bill Carlson, University of Illinois, 1996-97

Multidisciplinary studies School of the Art Institute Chicago 1990-94

Printmaking and Drawing, Columbia College, University of Illinois, 1977-1982