Art in Public Places

    2017        All-Seeing Eye of Love, a bold, graphic, wraparound mural on Old Blue Studio, inspired by both the

                        building’s as well as the artist’s lineage, downtown Lucas, KS. This project is supported, in part, by Lucas

                        Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. and a Storefront Improvement Grant from Russell County ED & CVB.

    2014        Shaping the Landscape, an enormous plow, created from salvaged windmill tower components and

                        obsolete planter plate discs, references the agricultural and geological history of the area, Coon Rapids,

                        IA.  This project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of

                        Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  2013, 14,   Fetching Mettle, larger-than-life millstones, comprised of trash collected from the Smoky Hill River, call

    2015            attention to the river’s historical significance as well as its current state; site-responsive installation for

                        the Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS

    2013        Tinker to Evers to Chance, A collaboration with Erika Nelson, this mural wraps around the concession

                        stand of the community park in Muscotah, KS, birthplace of renowned Chicago Cubs player and

                        manager, Joe Tinker.

    2012        River/Tree, a one-day public art installation--in collaboration with Kirstin Wiegmann of Forecast Public

                        Art--for the ArtStart Children’s EcoArts Festival, Harriet Island Grounds, Saint Paul, MN

    2010        Icarus Bound, black polyethylene stretch film wrapped on the wings of Charles Umlauf’s Icarus, the

                        University of Kansas, Lawrence

    2010        oglala, 80 x 20’ banner designed for the Emerging Terrain project “Stored Potential: Repurposing the

                        Mid-Century Grain Elevator,” Omaha, NE

    2010        Fish Out of Water, collaboration with Jordan Briceland for the 22nd Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture

                        Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

            2012    Eau Claire Sculpture Walk, Eau Claire, WI

            2013    CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, Mankato, MN

    2010        SnoWaffle, guerrilla snow sculpture underneath Dale Eldred’s Salina Piece, the University of Kansas,

                        Lawrence

    2009        Controversy Laid to Rest, guerrilla installation, the University of Kansas, Lawrence

    2009        Bin There, storefront installation, For Sale Gallery, Columbus Park, Kansas City, MO

    2009        The Making of Pets, part of the 10th Annual “Avenue of the Arts,” an annual public art installation,

                        downtown Kansas City, MO

 2008, 09     Frozen Assets, artist-initiated temporary public art installation, Chi Omega fountain, the University of

                        Kansas, Lawrence

    2008        Have You Seen Me?, artist-initiated installation, digital prints distributed on bulletin boards throughout the

                        University of Kansas campus, Lawrence

    2007        Barriers of Disinterest: Maintaining Interest, artist-initiated public performance, the University of Kansas,

                        Lawrence

    2007        The Treachery of Cleaning, artist-initiated temporary graffiti, the University of Kansas, Lawrence

    2007        Collaborative public art installation/mini-renovation at the Douglas County Dental Clinic, Lawrence, KS

Exhibitions (* denotes solo)

    2015        “2016 Artist Self-Portrait Invitational,” Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

    2012        “Earth: Language and Symbols,” curated by Darin White, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, KCMO

    2011        “Lawrence Art Party,” Hobbs Taylor Flash Space, Lawrence, KS

    2011        “QuintEssential Art Show,” Q5 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

    2010        “Dry Bones,” 739 Flash Space, Lawrence, KS

    2010   *   “Water Works,” Connor Meigs Artistic Merit Award, Florence Mill ArtLoft, Omaha, NE

    2010        “TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent,” 739  Flash Space, Lawrence, KS

    2010        “Salon des Refusés – Sights Unseen,” curated and conceptualized by Stuart Keeler, presented at the

                        Americans for the Arts conference, Baltimore, MD

    2010        “It Came From the 3rd Dimension,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, DotDotDot Artspace, Lawrence, KS

    2010        “Philm,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, DotDotDot Artspace, Lawrence, KS

            2010    NHFC Productions, Kansas City, MO

    2010        “PointPointPoint,” Ateliers à la Place de Wassily Kandinsky, Paris, France

    2010        “Defresh Mode,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, Marisco’s Restaurant, Lawrence, KS

    2010        “The Birds and the Bees,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, Marisco’s Restaurant, Lawrence, KS

    2009        “L-Town Heist,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, Teller’s Third Floor Gallery, Lawrence, KS

    2009        “The White Show,” juried exhibition, Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS, Samuel W. Kho, juror

            2010    Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, TX

    2009        “Salon Style Redeux,” Fresh Produce Art Collective, Teller’s Third Floor Gallery, Lawrence, KS        

    2009        “The Feast,” juried exhibition, Pittsburgh State University Art Gallery, Pittsburg, KS, Liz Hickok, juror  

    2009        “Senior Show,” Art & Design Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence

    2009        “Mortar and Pedestal,” KU Senior Sculpture Show, Red Door Gallery, Kansas City, MO        

    2008        “Toy Show,” handmade toys by KU students and faculty, Red Door Gallery, Kansas City, MO

    2008        “Ministry of Sculpture Show,” Red Door Gallery, Kansas City, MO        

    2008        “Creative Label Project: Remake Your Museum,” competitive commission, Spencer Museum of Art,

                        Lawrence, KS  

Awards/Honors

    2015        Finalist, 1% for Art Project: Nebraska History Museum Renovation, Lincoln, NE, The Sower

    2011        Selection, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review: SnoWaffle

    2011        Scholarship Recipient, Americans for the Arts Public Art Preconference Artist Professional Development

                        Track  

    2010        Recipient, Connor Meigs Artistic Merit Award

    2010        Selection, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review: Frozen Assets

    2007        Finalist, “Avenue of the Arts,” an annual temporary public art competition, downtown Kansas City, MO

    2002        Selection, League for Innovation Student Art Competition: 16th Annual Student Art Competition, 2001/

                        2002, hosted by Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH.  David Black, juror

Public Art Registries

  2015-16     Fort Worth Public Art Pre-Qualified List: National Established Public Artists

  2012, 15    Washington State Arts Commission Prequalified Public Art Roster

  2011-13     City of Seattle: Prequalified Artist Roster

  2009-14     City of El Paso: Prequalified Artist Pool

    2009        Art Through Architecture, Kansas City, MO

Education

    2008        BFA, Sculpture Emphasis, History of Art Minor, the University of Kansas, Lawrence

    2006        AA, Liberal Arts, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Professional Art Experience

    2018        Collections Assessor, S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden, Lucas, KS

 2016, 17     Mural/Structural Conservation Technician, Parma Conservation, on-site work in Idaho Falls, ID and
                       Atlantic City, NJ
2014-16      Preservation Technician, International Artifacts & Kohler Foundation, Inc,
St. EOM’s Pasaquan, near

                       Buena Vista, GA

    2013        Preservation Technician, Kohler Foundation, Inc, Miller’s Park, Lucas, KS

    2012        Installation Assistant, Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS

    2012        Selected Participant, Creative Capital Verbal Communication Workshop, Kansas City, MO

 2011, 12     Preservation Technician, Kohler Foundation, Inc, S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden, Lucas, KS

    2011        Assistant to Suikang Zhao, 1% for Public Art project, We Have Dream, Johnson County Youth and Family

                        Services Center, Olathe, KS

    2010        Mural Assistant to David Loewenstein, Mid-America Arts Alliance Community Mural Project, The Imagineers,

                        Newton, KS

    2010        Selected Participant, Artist INC professional development seminar, Kansas City, MO

    2009        Assistant to Patrick Dougherty for his temporary public art installation, Topiary With a Twist, Mulvane

                        Museum of Art, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

    2009        Gallery Attendant, Mulvane Museum of Art, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

    2006        Gallery Monitor, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS

    2005        De-installation Assistant for “Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin,” September 16-November 27,

                       Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

    1994        Consultant/Researcher, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS.  Examined the work and ideas of African

                       American artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.

            

Selected Media Attention

    2010        “Monumental Figures: The Historic Minds Behind Campus Creations” by Jonathan Hermes,  The University

                        Daily Kansan, December 2

    2010        “Student Sculpture Listed Among Best Public Art” by Carlos Ramirez, The University Daily Kansan, July 6

    2009        “Avenue of the Arts Celebrates a Decade of Fun and Controversy” by Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star,

                        May 17

    2009        “Chi Omega Bottle Sculpture Has a Message” by Amanda Thompson, The University Daily

                        Kansan, January 16

    2008        “Chi Omega Fountain’s Frozen Assets” by George Diepenbrock, Lawrence Journal-World, December 18

    2007        “Dental Arts” by Terry Rombeck, Lawrence Journal-World, May 15

Catalogues

    2009        “Avenue of the Arts: Celebrating Ten Years”

    2002        “League for Innovation Student Art Competition: 16th Annual Student Art Competition, 2001/2002”

Professional Organizations

    2009-        Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network

    2009-        International Sculpture Center

    2009-10    Fresh Produce Art Collective

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