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Born in Chicago, I currently live and work in Racine, Wisconsin, where I have a studio at the 16th Street Studios. My work concerns itself with how found materials can aid in forming a connection to place, and in turn, a connection to people.

​Racine is a town that produces a lot of manufacturing waste. This found material is the bases of my current work and dictates form and defines place. Reusing material to make art without further use of resources appeals to me. Whether using corrugated board, drywall tape, rubber, asphalt or other abundant and free material, I most welcome how the material forces me to form new ideas and concepts.

Play is vital to my process. I work intuitively as I arrange seemingly divergent components to form a harmonious whole. My work continues to become more minimalist and repetitive, seeking to create stillness hard to find in the urban, human-influenced world.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015   Time and Again, Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

            Bits and Pieces Re:Vision Gallery, Kenosha, WI

2011   Towers, Anderson Art Center, 3-D Gallery, Kenosha, WI

2008   716 Fine Art Gallery, Racine, WI

2007   Regeneration, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

           716 Fine Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI

Selected Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

2019  OS Projects, Racine, WI 2-person Exhibit

           James May Gallery, Algoma, WI 3-person show

2018  Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2018,  Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, Jurors 

                Katherine Chang Lui, Graeme Reid, Scott Zieher

          Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper, Anderson Gallery, Drake 

                University, Des Moines, IA

          16th St. Studios Invitational, Gallery on 16th, Racine,WI

2017  14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL, Juror Dan

                  Addington

           Art On and About Paper, Wisconsin Visual Artists, University of Wisconsin-Parkside,

                 Jurors: Dara Larson and Max Yela

           Kenosha & Racine Biennial Invitational Show, H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage

               College, Kenosha, WI

           The Vital Art Project, Invitational, curator: Mimi Peterson, Racine, WI

           Racine and Vicinity Show, Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, Juror:                       Susan Barnett,

            Watercolor Wisconsin , Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, Jurors:

                  Peter Power and Doug Stapleton,

            By Chance, Invitational Gallery on 16th, Racine,WI

2016    Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Juror: Sara Krepp

            FORWARD 2016: A Survey of Wisconsin Art, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

                  Juror: Susan Barnett

            30x30x30, Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI, Jurors: Michael Davidson, Josh Hintz and Jason                      Yi

            Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Jurors: Byron

                  Roche and  and Scott Ashley

            Neutral, Invitational, Gallery on 16th, Racine, WI

2015   Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Racine, WI , Jurors:                            Aron Packer and Victor Armendariz

            I Am Here, Invitational, Artworks, Kenosha, WI

           Transformations: Poets & Visual Artists, Invitational, Nick Ramsey, Racine Arts

                 Council, Racine, WI

           Cigar Box Project, Libraries as Incubators, Traveling Exhibition, Hedberg Public

                Library, Janesville, WI

2014 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, Juror: Molly                              Zuckerman Hartung

          Scratching the Surface, Invitational, Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

          Time Share, Invitational, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygen, WI

          Racine & Vicinity Show, Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Juror: Wally Mason
 

2013  Why Abstraction? Invitational, Patricia A. Briggs, University of Wisconsin-Parkside                          Galleries, Kenosha, WI, 4-Person Show

           Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Exhibition,  Alverno Collage, Milwaukee, WI

           Wisconsin Visual Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI

           Abstract II, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL​

2012  Blutstein Brondino Fine Art, Invitational, Milwaukee, WI

          B4S Gallery Invitational, Racine, WI, 2-person Show

          Root River Response Invitational, Patricia A. Briggs, Black Eyed Press & Gallery,                                 Racine, WI


2011 Racine & Vicinity Show,  Racine Art Museum's Wustum, Racine, WI

          It's Not What's on my Drawers, Black-Eyed Press, Racine, WI, 2-Person Show

           B4S Gallery Invitational, Racine, WI

2010  FIVE: Racine Invasion Invitational, Artworks, Kenosha, WI

              B4S Gallery Invitational, Racine, WI

          Winter Juried Show,  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

2009  Wisconsin Arts Board Gallery, Madison, WI, 2 Person Show

          Shifting Boundaries, Racine Art Council Gallery, Racine, WI, 2-Person Show

 

Selected Awards

2016 FORWARD 2016: A Survey of Wisconsin Art, Charles Allis Art Museum,  

          Milwaukee, WI, Honorable Mention

2011 Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, Racine And Vicinity Show, Merit Award

2010 Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum, RAG Show, Merit Award

2009 Artworks, Curators Choice Award

2007 Anderson Art Center, Solo Show Award

2000 Charles Allis Museum, League of Milwaukee Painters, Curator's Choice Award

 

Publications

2018  Wisconsin Gazette, Wisconsin Artists Biennial presents contemporary perspectives,      

            materials.

2015  Transformations: Poets & Visual Artists, Invitational Exhibit, Racine Art Council, Book

2014 Wisconsin Visual Arts Magazine, cover featured artist,  March  issue

2013 Library as Incubator Project: The Cigar Box Project, National Endowment for the Arts 

           

2012 ArtBook Milwaukee Magazine, Featured Artist

2011 Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes, Patricia Briggs Ph. D

2011 Artmail Milwaukee, Featured Artist, 2010

2010 Racine PostRite of Spring: Artists invite us into their studios

 

Presentations/Lectures

2014  Live Studio Visit from FOX 6 News Morning show with Chip Brewster

2014  Bit's and Pieces: Close Encounters of the Collage Kind, Fine Art Gallery,

          Milwaukee, WI

2014 Artist to Artist Series, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, guest lecturer

 

Community

get bEHIND the aRTS Studio Tour, Co-Founder & Co-Chairperson, 2010-current

ArtRoot Advisory Board, Racine, WI 2013-current

Racine Arts Council Board Member and Gallery Chair, 2009-2015

University of WI-Parkside College of the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board

     2010-2012

Volunteer of the Year Award-Arts & Culture, Racine, WI, 2010

16th St. Studios Annual Open House, Chairperson, 2010-2015

Art Matters Committee-Racine/Kenosha, Wisconsin Arts Board, 2009

ArtSite, Pop-Up Galleries in vacant windows, Founder/Curator, 2008-2009

 

Education

1999/00/05/06 University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

2000/01/03 University of Wisconsin-Pigeon Lake, Summer Studio Program

1998 Irish School of Landscape Painters Workshop, Ireland

1979-80 Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

1976-78 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

1974-76 American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL