Education

2004 – 2007   Master of Fine Arts degree, emphasis in Ceramics, Minor – Art History

  University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota


1986 – 1990   Bachelor of Science: Physics, Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics, 6 – 12 Teacher Certification

  North Park College, Chicago, Illinois


Present Employment

Technician – Catherine G. Murphy Gallery & The Art and Art History Department, St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota


Exhibition Design, Installation & Lighting

Since 2007     Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota


2010              Cargill Gallery – Central Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Independent Contractor for Art of Aging


2008 – 2009   Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, Installation Assistant


2005 – 2007   Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Installation Coordinator


University Teaching

2016              Adjunct Ceramics Professor, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN — Summer Session, Art 2450, Ceramics


2007 – Present   Assistant to the Gallery Director & Art and Art History Department Technician, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
                            Instruct students on department equipment use and safety.
                            Guide students through installation of their work for the Senior Juried Exhibition.


2013              Instructor – Digital Ceramics, University of Minnesota: College of Design, Minneapolis, MN, Fall Semester
                            Taught Mold Design, Plaster Basics and Slip Casting


1998 – 2000   Adjunct Physics Professor, University of Alaska – Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska


1999              Adjunct Physics Professor, University of Alaska – Mat – Su, Palmer, Alaska


Secondary and Primary School

1993 – 1998   Physics Teacher, Robert Service High School, Anchorage, Alaska


1991 – 1993   Physics Teacher, South Shore Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois


1990 – 1991   Science Teacher, Saint Matthias Grammar School, Chicago, Illinois


Visiting Artist / Work Shops / Community Clases

2017              Workshop: Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, July 13 – 18
                            Multiples: Mold–Making and Slip Casting


2014              Visiting Artist: Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, Invited by Prof. Anne Scott Plummer, Chair, October 15
                            Demonstrated slip casting, and mold making.
                            Slide presentation covering my sources and McKnight Exhibition


2011              Community Classes: Ceramics Instructor, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI — Summer Clay Camps


2007              Visiting Artist: College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Invited by Nathaniel Freeman, November 5, 12 & 19
                            Mini course on slip casting.


2007              Visiting Artist: College of St. Catherine’s – St. Paul, MN, Invited by Kate Bauman, October 25,
                            Slide presentation covering my sources and M.F.A. installation.


2007              Visiting Artist: University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha, WI, Invited by Lisa Barber, October 15
                            Slip casting demonstration.
                            Slide presentation covering my sources and M.F.A. installation.


2007              Visiting Artist: Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, Minnesota, Invited by Robert Banker, April 25
                            Demonstrated slip casting, carving & designing forms from Styrofoam.
                            Slide presentation covering my sources and M.F.A. installation.