My work examines the act of artistic production within the boundaries of contemporary art. It calls into question the significance of an object through reproduction and manipulation of that object, and emphasizes the shift between reproduction and original.
Making, for me unravels and reveals structure at a precise level. The sculptures and installations respond to quotidian objects, take visual cues and materials from a form to create a secondary experience of that object or location. The pieces use systems of copying, mirroring, and amplification to thoroughly analyze the structures of a chosen object or space. These techniques of repetition create visual tension between the original and the intervention, between the existent object and the imagined object.
The work proposes an alteration in comprehension, encouraging the viewer to question his or her own perceptions and attention. The meaning, significance, or location of objects is not fixed. An infinite number of possibilities exist for each form, each of which is dependent upon histories, experiences, and point of view.
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1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fiber and Ceramics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2006 Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2006 Repeat After Me Bradley University, Peoria, IL 2005 Gallery Warszawa Cleveland, OH
2004-2006 Faculty Exhibition Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2004 SpaceLab SPACES Gallery Cleveland, OH
2004 Portals Exhibition Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2004 NEO Kent Sate University, Kent, OH
2003 Shared Space Ferndale, MI
2003 Regional Drawing Exhibition, Dominic Molon, Curator Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2002 Winter Faculty Exhibition Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
2002 Makers Mark Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
2002 Ready for Circulation Cultural Center of Poleeni, Pieksamaki, Finland Summer Show Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2002 Degree Show Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001 Timber Wolf and 63 Other Colors Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001 Hanging Garden Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1999 Community Gallery Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1998-2006 Summer Faculty Exhibition Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
1998 Solo Exhibition Zoom Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
1997 Solo Exhibition Rackham Galleries, Ann Arbor, MI
2006 Akron Beacon Journal, Artist takes Ordinary to Extraordinary. Dorothy Shinn, June 18, 2006.
2006 Cleveland Free Times, Douglas Utter, June 14, 2006.
2006 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Friday Arts Section, Dan Tranberg, June 9, 2006.
2006 Northern Ohio Live, Museum Insert, Eleanor LeBeau, Spring 2006.
2002 Detroit Free Press, Four Artist Friends & One Kitchen, Keri Guten Cohen, Aug. 18, 2002, 6G.
2002 Detroit Metro Times, Remember the Ghostbusters Fridge, Natalie Haddad, Aug. 2002.
2002 Oakland Press, Four Women Transform Everyday Object, Marsha Stopa, Aug. 8 2002, D4.
Visiting Artist and Lectures
2006 Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2005 University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, WI
2002-2006 Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
Awards and Honors
1998 Merit Scholarship and Grant Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1998 Merit Scholarship University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1996-1998 Deans List University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1994 Merit Scholarship School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
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