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·       MFA, The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


·       Spring semester, Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy


·       BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois




·       Faculty Focus, West Gallery, Northridge, CA


·       Winning, Thesis Exhibition in Gallery D301, The California Institute of the Arts , Valencia, CA        




·       Divergence, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

·       Outpost, Outpost Projects, Yucca Valley, CA


·       Summer Arts Festival, Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY

·       Surveillance, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

·       Spilt Milk, Armory Ctr. For the Arts, Pasadena, CA

·       Amazon Solitaire, Center for Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

·       Aftertaste, Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, CA


·       Open Video Night, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

·       Night Dive, Long Beach Pacific Aquarium, Long Beach, CA

·       What’s In Store, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

·       Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

·       Post-it Show, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA


·       Artist as Traveler, Hochschule Für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany    

·       Unit, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

·       Winning, Calarts, Gallery D301, Valencia, CA                      

·       Boom, Sothern California MFA Invitational, Los Angeles, CA          

·       Below The Echo, 1162 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

·       Medicine Chest, Lux Lighting, Sun Valley, CA


·       Bling Blang, Calarts L Gallery, Valencia, CA            

·       Open Ending, The Farley Building, Los Angeles, CA          

·       Womanhouse, The Main Gallery, Valencia, CA                     

·       Mid-Res Exhibition, D301 Gallery, Valencia, CA                  

·       NAGAS, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

·       Circulate, Exchange: Nugget & Gravy, UCLA Wright Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                       



·       Fall Festival, Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL                      

·       13th Annual Arts Celebration, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN                     

·       Oxbow Off the Meadow, Barn Gallery, Saugatuck, MI                   

·       Stating The Obvious, Oxbow school of Art Gallery, Saugatuck, MI            


·       Sculptures Dans La Ville, Chalon-sur-Saône, Chalon-sur-Saône, France  

·       Sculpture 2009, Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KT                          

·       Best Summer Ever, Oxbow School of Art Gallery, Saugatuck, MI                         

·       12th Annual Arts Celebration, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN                                 

·       Waste In Transition, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN                      


·       Le Cheminement de Sculptures, Gigondas, France                        

·       Street Level Sculpture, Grounds For Art, Cedar Rapids, IA                       

·       ArtWise, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN              

·       Now Or Never, Now Or Never Gallery, St. Paul, MN                                   

·       Renewal, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN                   

·       Fall Festival, Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Hastings, MN                          

·       55408, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN                

·       Unconvention, PV Plaza, Minneapolis, MN               

·       Sculpture 2008, Red Wing Depot Gallery, Red Wing, MN                          

·       Art Shanty Projects, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN                   


·       Sculpture, La Vie Des Formes, Chalon-sur-Saône, France 

·       2007 MN Juried Show, Fine Art Center, St.Paul, MN                                  

·       2007 Sculpture, Red Wing Depot Gallery, Red Wing, MN                          

·       Art Shanty Projects, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN                       

·       55408, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN                


·       Loaded, Marshall Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN                 

·       Annual Arts and Music Festival, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN                            

·       Start Seeing Art, Nicollett Mall IDS Tower, Minneapolis, MN                      

·       Art Shanty Projects, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN                        


·       Version Fest, The Stray Show, Zhou B Center, Chicago, IL                                  

·       Sculpture 2005, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                                

·       2nd Invitational Show, Northrop King Building, Minneapolis, MN               

·       Grant Recipients, MN State Arts Board, Saint Paul, MN                            

·       55408, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN                            

·       Art Shanty Projects, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN                        


·       56 Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN                              

·       Hot House’04, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN                             

·       Small Kindnesses, Hiawatha Light Rail, Minneapolis, MN                           

·       Sculptors Society,Foss Gallery, Edina, MN                         


·       Holiday Show, Creative Electric Gallery, Minneapolis, MN              

·       Sculpture Now, Gallery 5, Minneapolis, MN                           

·       Sculptors Society, Art Holdings, Minneapolis, MN.             

·       55408, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN.                           

·       The Figure Show, Minnetonka Ctr for the Arts, Wayzata, MN.                                


·       55408, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN.                           


·       Staff Exhibition, Perpich Ctr. for Arts Ed., Golden Valley, MN.                    


·       Bronze Sculpture, Minnetonka Ctr. for the Arts, Wayzata, MN.                              


·       Sculpture, Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, CA.                                               

·       Senior Thesis Show, SAIC 847, Chicago, IL.                                   

·       Tangent, Hammer Design, Chicago, IL.                               


·       Cirque, SACI Studios, Florence, Italy                       


·       Repels and Resists, SAIC Base Space Gallery, Chicago, IL.                    


·       Peep-show, SAIC Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL.                    

·       Art Bash, SAIC Gallery 2, Chicago, IL.         


·       Scholastics Art, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  

·       Media Arts 1995, Crosscreek Gallery, Wayzata, MN.                     


·       1994 Festival, Wired Film Festival, San Francisco, CA.       

·       Shared Space 6, Southern Theater Gallery, St. Paul, MN.             




·       Artist Fellowship, Can Serrat Residency, Spain

·       Deans Grant, California Institute of the Arts, CA


·       Academic Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, CA


·       Artist Grant, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

·       Artist Grant, Forecast Public Art, MN


·       Artist Fellowship, Grounds For Art, IA.                                  


·       Artist Fellowship, La Vie Des Formes, France                      


·       Open Studio Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN.              

·       Artist Fellowship,  Art Shanty Projects, MN.             


·       Arts Initiative Grant , State Arts Board, MN             

·       Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, VT                   



·       Merit Scholarship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


·       Scholastics Art Awards (3), Minnesota College of Art and Design


·       Wired Film Festival, San Francisco, CA.


PUBLIC ART:                       

·       City of Chalon Sur-Soane, Chalon Sur-Soane, France

·       City of Medicine Lake, Medicine Lake, MN

·       Hiawatha Light Rail, Minneapolis, MN

·       Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN



2012                            Can Serrat, Mont-Serrat Spain

2009                            Franconia Sculpture Park, Minneaota

2007                            La Vie Des Formes, Chalon Sur-Soane, France

2006                            Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota

2005                            Mills Studio and Residency, Edmonton, Canada                

2005                            The Vermont Studio Center, Vermont



2010, 2011                  Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck MI

2009                            University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

2009                            Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul MN

2009, 2005                  Franconia Sculpture Park, Shaffer MN

2007                            College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul MN

2005                            Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT



2014                November 2014, Pacific Dissent Collective, pg. 16

2014                Watchmen: Surveillance & The Flaneur Exhibition Catalog, Torrance Art Museum

2012                mmxii, CALARTS MFA graduate exhibition catalog

2011                Circulate, exchange: nugget & gravy,  UCLA exhibition catalog, pg. 18

2011                Graphite interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, Hammer Museum/UCLA, pg. 68-70, 110

2009                La Vie Des Formes 2003-2008, pg. 100-103 ,110,111,136,139

2009                Le Journal de la Ville de Chalon-sur-Soane 9/18/09 pg 5, 9/23/09 pg 21

2009                http://forum.lesenclumes.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=396

2009                Le Journal De Saonet-et-loire, Lejsl.com, September 11. article 1964261,1502. 

2007                Architecture Minnesota, July/August  pg. 21

2007                Midwest Home, February pg. 24



     2012 Fall-               Part Time lecturer, Adjunct Professor, California State University Northridge, CA

Present                       3-D Design, Sculpture Levels 1, 2, 3 and Advanced level Bronze Casting.

2014-Present         Model Shop Technician, Art Center School of Design, Pasadena CA

2014 -2015             Practicum Welding Workshop, Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts, CA

     2012-Fall                Teaching Assistant- Modes of Operation, The California Institute of the Arts

2012-Spring           Teaching Assistant- Beginning Sculpture, The California Institute of the Arts

     2009-2010             Metals Sculpture Shop Technician, Oxbow School of Arts & Residency, MI

2005                       Welding Workshop Teacher, Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council

     2004                       Metals Casting Workshop, The Anderson Center For Art

2003                        Metals Casting Workshop, Minnetonka Center for the Arts

2001-2009              Kids Wood Sculpture Workshop Teacher, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

2001-2003              Assistant Media Arts Teacher, The Perpich Ctr. For Arts Education, MN



2013-2014              Artist Assistant, Metal Fabricator for Oscar Tuazon Studios

2011-2013              Artist Assistant, Metal Fabricator, Paul McCarthy Studio

    2013                        Artist Assistant, [de]-lusions of Grandeur performance at LACMA, Liz Glynn

    2001-2005              Artist Assistant, Blue Ribbon Bronze Studio, Minneapolis, MN

    2000 -1999             Assistant Sculptor- Chief Hair Inserter, San Francisco Wax Museum