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EDUCATION
1986-88 Advanced Studies in Figure Drawing, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
1978 M.F.A, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1976 B.F.A, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Blood and Iron Solo Exhibition, Abel Contemporary, Paoli, WI
2016 The Warrior Series Solo Exhibition, Exhibit A, Peoria, IL
2013 The Girl Series Two-Person Exhibition, Art@803, Key West, FL
2012 New Work Solo Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
2010 New Work Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
2009 Small Works Two-Person Exhibition, Art@803, Key West, FL
2008 New Work Solo Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
2008 New Work Two-Person Exhibition, Prairie Arts Center, Peoria, IL
2007 The Girl 1990-1996 Solo Exhibition, Figge Museum, Davenport, IA
2007 Erdklumpen Solo Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
1998 Solo Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing 1985-1995, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
1987 Solo Exhibition of Drawing and Watercolor, Illinois Central College, East Peoria
1986 Solo Exhibition of Sculpture, Allegheny College, Allegheny, PA
1983 Portraits of Appalachia Two-person exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1982 Two-person Exhibition, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
1980 New Sculpture in Clay Solo Exhibition, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 13th International Ceramics Exhibition, Aveiro, Portugal Museum of Art
2011 10th International Ceramics Exhibition, Museum of Ceramics, Manises, Spain
2009 9th International Ceramics Exhibition, Aveiro, Portugal Museum of Art
2007 8th International Ceramics Exhibition, Aveiro, Portugal Museum of Art
2007 SOFA Chicago, International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects, and Functional Art, Navy Pier
2004 SOFA New York, 7th Regiment Armory, NYC
2004 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier
1995 Fletcher Challenge International Ceramic Exhibition, Auckland Museum
Auckland, New Zealand
1992 Fletcher Challenge International Ceramic Exhibition
1992 International Biennial of Ceramics, Chateau-Musee of Vallauris, France
1991 Faenza International Ceramics Exhibition, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
2017 Emergence, Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL
2016 13th Ceramics Invitational, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
2015 Three Person Exhibition, Liz Solaro Gallery, Quincy, IL
2015 Little Ones Invitational, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL
2014 Cornell Museum of Art Exhibition, Delray Beach, FL
2012 Ink and Clay, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2010 Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Best in Show
2009 A Contemporary Look at Abraham Lincoln, Peoria Art Guild
2007 Ink and Clay, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2006 The Other, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
2004 Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
2003 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
2002 Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
2001 Illinois Women Artists, Illinois State Museum, Chicago; Illinois State University,
Normal; Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
2000 Ceramics Invitational, Texas A & M University, Commerce, TX
1999 Guest Curator and Exhibitor, Narrative and Poetic Expressions: The Human Figure in Clay, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
1997 Figurative Ceramics, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Ceramics Now, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1993 Regional Art Exhibition, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA, First Place Purchase Award
1993 29th Ceramics National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1991 Clay USA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
1990 National Ceramics Exhibition, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH
1989 Ceramics Now, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1987 Whirlpool Foundation National Sculpture Traveling Exhibition
1986 Interior Images, Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 Ceramics National Traveling Exhibition, Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA
1984 Erotica, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
1984 Southwest/Midwest Exchange Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts of New Mexico, Santa Fe and Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1982 What’s New in Clay, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1980 Tradition in the Making, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
1979 Clay / Form, Function, and Fantasy, Long Beach Gallery, CA
1979 Objects ‘79, Western Colorado Center of the Arts, Grand Junction
1978 Clay from Molds: Multiples, Altered Castings, and Combinations, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1978 Crafts ‘78, Women’s Cultural Trust Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
AWARDS / HONORS
1976 Two Year Graduate Fellowship Award, Syracuse University
2002 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award