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EDUCATION
Masters of Arts, Art Education. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 2000.
Thesis, “The Place & Purpose of Graphic Design in Secondary Education.”

Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Concentration in Sculpture.
Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead, MN. 1993.

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Oxford, England and
Mainland Europe. Art History, History and Cultural Studies, 1992.

EXHIBITS

2019-2020
STUDIO 176, Gallery Co-owner/Operator, ongoing group exhibit by artist-owners and visiting artists, Park Rapids, Mn.                            

2018
LIVING CORAL, Group Exhibit, Art Force, Minneapolis, Mn. 

2018
3 PERSON SHOW, River Arts Community Gallery, Park Rapids, Mn. 

2017
THRESH. HOLD. Two Person Exhibit. Great River Arts Main Gallery, Little Falls, Mn.

2016
SPACE IN BETWEEN, Solo Exhibit, Great River Arts Front Gallery, Little Falls, Mn. 

2014
REASSURANCES: INCANTATION BOWLS REIMAGINED, Solo exhibit with the poetry
of LouAnn Shepard Muhm, poet/collaborator. Lachaise Gallery of Cedar Crest College,
Allentown, Pa.

2013
KOKOELMASTA (From the Collection), Group Exhibit. Finlandia University Gallery,
Hancock, Michigan.

2012
(DIS)COVERING THE VEIL, Group exhibit. Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Curated by Jennifer Heath.

REIMAGINING DISTAFF TOOLKIT, 2008-2012. Group traveling exhibit: Mead Museum,
Amherst College; Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State; Morris Museum, NJ; Wheaton
College, MA; Mandeville Gallery, Union College. Curated by Rickie Solinger.
(Partial list of venues.)

THE VEIL: VISIBLE & INVISIBLE SPACES, 2008-2012. Group traveling exhibit:
Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO; Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville;
Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Curated by Jennifer Heath.
(Partial list of venues.)

2010
THREE, three-person exhibit. New York Mills Regional Cultural Cente, Minnesota.

2008
LUONNOLLISESTI SUOMALAINEN/NATURALLY FINNISH, Group exhibit. Duluth Art Institute, Mn.

2007
20 x 20, Group exhibit. 20 writers write about 20 artists’ works, Park Rapids, Mn.

AMBIOTIC, Solo exhibit. SOHO20 Gallery (women’s artist cooperative), New York, New York.

KOTIVAKI, Two-person sculptural installation. Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, Michigan.

2006
MEMORY, MYTH & METAPHOR, Three-person exhibit. Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Mn.

2005
WARM (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota) GROUP SHOW. Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, Mn.

KOTI, Two-person sculptural installation. NYM Cultural Center, New York Mills, Minnesota.

2004
SMALL WORKS, Group show. SOHO20 Gallery (women’s artist cooperative), New York, NY.

FRUIT & LABOR, Two-person installation. Normandale College, Bloomington, Minnesota.

MOTHER PEAR INSTALLATION, Small solo installation. Bemidji Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota.

HONORS & COMMUNITY SERVICE
o   Menahga Arts Guild President, 2010-2014
o   Community Service Stewardship Committee, 2010-2015
o   Five Wings Arts Council Grants, 2002-2021
o   Finn Fest 2008, Duluth, MN, Moderator of panel discussion about contemporary art.
o   Led parenting discussions with sculptures for Early Childhood Education, 2005-2006
o   Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Grant, 2005, 2021
o   Minneapolis College of Art & Design Summer HS Art Teachers Residency, 2003

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