EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts degree.  Graduated 5/01
Washington University – St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Art History.  Graduated 5/98
Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Graduated 5/94
Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI

EXHIBITIONS

solo:

2011 - Immigrant, Envision Gallery , Chicago IL
2010 - Departure, North Park University, Chicago IL
2004 – Judson College, Elgin, IL
2004 – Wonder pool, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2004 – Vigil, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
2003 – Escape Pods: go to your happy place, North Park University, Chicago, IL
2000 – Teaming Gardens, Grace and Peace Fellowship, St. Louis, MO
1999 – Curiosity Cabinet, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI

group:
2009 – The Exquisite City, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL
2008 – The Exquisite City, The Viaduct Theater, Chicago IL
2007 – The Golden Key, North Park University, Chicago, IL
2007 – Under 5 Feet, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL
2006 – Simulated Vistas, North Park University, Chicago, IL
2005 – Invisible Worlds, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2004 - North Park Faculty Show, Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 – Surfacer, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 – North Park Faculty Show, Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 – MFA Thesis Show, Lemp Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2001 – Art is Everything, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2000 – IN/FORM, IN/FORM Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2000 – Superimposed, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1998 – One Night Only, Co-op Building, Grand Rapids, MI
1996 – Kunst Feest, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

juried shows:
1999 – Festival ’99, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1999 – West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI
1998 – Regional 70, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
1998 – Festival ’98, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1998 – West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI

AWARDS

2008 - 2009 Sabbatical
2003 - 2004 - Faculty research grant
2000 –2001 – Henrietta Walhart Art Scholarship
1999 – Purchase Award, Festival ‘99

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Department Chair (2003 – 2006)
Department of Art
North Park University
Chicago, IL (8/03 – current)

- In the position of Assistant Professor I have taught foundations courses including Drawing I, 2D and 3D design, as well as courses in Printmaking, Painting, Bookmaking and Senior Seminar in Art. I have taught outside of my department in Dialogue I, and Art and Society. I have fully participated in the broader community life of North Park University. I have mentored and advised students.

- As Department chair I have had the opportunity to meet with dozens of prospective students. I have run meetings and lead in the move toward increased rigor in the art major through junior critiques. My contributions toward assessment have been significant.

Teaching Assistant (instructor of record) Washington University School of Art Introductory Painting
- In this position I was not aiding another professor. I wrote the syllabus, instructed students, documented student work, and assigned grades.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/CONFERENCES


2010 - Judson College; senior critique panalist
2005 – Wheaton College; juror for Nonword and Upward Exhibition.
2005 – CIVA conference; slide lecture and discussion
2005 – Evanston Art Center; round table panelist
2004 – Judson College; visiting artist lecture and studio visits
2004 – Wheaton College; visiting artist lecture
2004 – Calvin College; visiting artist lecture and juror
2003 – Trinity College; visiting artist lecture and juror

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College Art Association
Christians in the Visual Arts

VOLUNTEERING at NPU

• Interviewer; Honors Scholarship Competition (2003 – present)

• Member; Curriculum Committee (2004 – present)

• Mentor; Park North Leadership Dorm (2005 – present)

• Chaperon; Student Art Club NYC spring break trip (2005)

• Co-Chair; Art search committee (2004 – 2005)

• Discussion Leader; Film Forum (2002, 2003, 2005)

• Group Leader; Book discussion group on Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (2003)

• Member; Philosophy search committee (2003)

• Member; Christianity, Faith and Culture Institute Committee (2002 – 2003)

• Chair; Art search committee (2002)

• With my drawing class created banner procession for the Festival of All Saints chapel service with Bishop Anders of Stockholm (2001)

VOLUNTEERING in the COMMUNITY

• Elder; Edgewater Presbyterian Church (2006 – 2010)

• Sunday School Teacher and Coordinator; Edgewater Presbyterian Church (2003 – present)

• Member; Albany Park: Arts in Action Committee (2004 – 2007)

• Member; Eugene Field Park Cultural Center Citizens Committee for Joyce Foundation Grant (2002)