Short Bio:
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Kent State University in Kent, OH. I began painting immediately upon graduation and consider myself to be self-taught. While in Ohio, I met my future wife. We moved to a small college town in rural Missouri to pursue a teaching opportunity. I continued painting, developing a new body of work every year, while working full time as a postman. I considered my studio practice to be a passionate hobby.  As our lives changed, so has my work. Painting has given way to textiles, our home has moved from the United States to Canada, and my hobby is becoming a profession.

Education:
2003 Bachelor of Science (BSEd) in Art Education, Kent State University Kent, Ohio Minor: Art History, Education


Solo Exhibitions:

2021   Centre for Craft Nova Scotia Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

          Carnegie Gallery of Craft, Dundas, ON

2019   Queen Ellizabeth Park Community and Cultural Center, Oakville ON Faces of Hamilton

              Hamilton Library Barton Branch, Hamilton, ON

2018   Carneigie Gallery of Craft, Dundas, ON Faces of Hamilton

          Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, ON Faces of Hamilton

          Holcim Gallery, First Ontario Arts Center, Milton, ON  Faces of Hamilton
          Hamilton Library Main Branch, Hamilton, ON Faces of Hamilton

2012   Hot Box Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO  Button
2011    Bespoke Salon, Kansas City, MO Cutting Away 
2009  The Artisan Gallery, Maryville, MO Flocked Edifice 
2007  Boveri Group, Kansas City MO Animals 
2006  Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO Coupling 
2005  #8 Gallery, Kansas City, MO Windows 
2004  Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH F & Q 
2003  Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH Love Letters 

Selected Invitational and Juried Exhibitions:

2021   Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO Beyond the Mirror

2020  New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA  Excellence in Fibers VI  

             Carnegie Gallery of Craft, Juried Biennial, Dundas, ON 'Best in Show"

              St. FX University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Colour with a U

2019  Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX Materials: Hard+Soft International                     Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

        Quest Art School, Midland, ON Innovations: A juried exhibition of Contemporary Craft

        Living Arts Center, Mississauga, ON Rock, Paper, Scissors
        EW Centre, Ottawa, ON  Canadian Quilt Nationals
2018  Idea Exchange Gallery, Cambridge, ON Fibreworks 2018
        Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2017  Elora Center for the Arts , Elora, ON Portraits and People

         Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

          Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON Nothing is Newer than Tradition: Canadian               Craft Biennial

          You Me Gallery, Hamilton, ON Hush

2016   Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Kaleidoscope

2015   Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmington, PA Mystic Summit

2007  The Artisan Gallery, Maryville, MO
          Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
2006  The Late Show Gallery,Kansas City, MO
          Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005  Bar Natasha, Kansas City, MO
          Gallery 221, Little Rock, AR
          Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph MO


Awards

2021  Canadian National Juried Quilt Exhibition, Excellence in Innovation from Original Design and Best Art Depiction of Human/Animal Form

2019  Craft Ontario Volunteer Emerging Artist Grant

2018 Emerging Artist of the Year, Shirley Elford Award, City of Hamilton Arts Awards
2017 Best in Show(2D) Lindy Green Foundation Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

Publications

2021 Hamilton Spectator, An Itch to Stich, Regina Haggo, April 24; G2.

2020 Fiber Art Now, Excellence in Fibers VI, Winter 2020/2021 page 50.

Art Quilt Quarterly, Portfolio, Issue 20 page 76.

A Needle Pulling Thread, Artist Review, Fuzzy Mall, Issue 51 page 56-57

2019 Fiber Art Now, Emerging Artist Showcase, Kim Dettke, Spring 2019 page 45.

 Be Creative with Workbox, When Jane Met Fuzzy, Jane Sanders, January issue page 28-31.

 

Speaking Engagements

2017 Panel member for a discussion focusing on fiber artists in a community role, The    Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Craft Council
Studio Art Quilters Association Juried Member
Pittsburgh Fiberart Guild