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Selected Exhibitions

2012 Intersections: Women, Leadership and the Power of Collaboration, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Seeing is Knowing, Carleton College, Northfield, WI
2010 Sculptural Books: Memory and Desire, U of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2009 Books of Note, University Art Gallery, UW LaCrosse, WI
2009 Art of the Fold, Lawton Gallery, UW Green Bay, WI
2009 Framework, Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI
2008 Altered Books National Exhibition, Minneapolis Public Central Library, Minneapolis, MN
2008 WorkBooks, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Grainyard, Art/Architecture Gallery, MS&R Minneapolis, MN
2006 Euclidian Geometry, Carleton College Library, Northfield, MN
2004 No Reading Required, Walker Without Walls, Walker Art Center at MCBA, Minneapolis, MN
2004 The Book Unbound, Durango Art Center, Durango, CO
2003 Love and/or Terror, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
2002 McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship Exhibition, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2000 In My Library, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI. 3-person show
1999 IF not THIS, Walker Art Center, Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Bookatecture: Books and Architecture, Astra Design Gallery, Richmond, VA
1997 Building Books, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
1996 The Reading Room, ARC, Chicago, IL. Curated by Buzz Spector
1995 Science and Artists' Books, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of American History, Wash. D.C.
1995 A User's Guide to Genetic Gardening, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1994 The Book Unbound, Ormand Memorial Art Museum, Ormand Beach, FL
1993 Book Ends and Odd Books, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
1992 Under Cover: The Book Becomes Art, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
1991 Un Libro Mås exhibition, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

Public Art and Architecture Projects

2008 Situations, Architectural Intervention #1, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2006 Summerhouse Library, for MN Landscape Arboretum, with Chad Rutter and Laura Fulk
2005 Siteworks: Skyway, Project manager for Skyway mural project for Carmichael Lynch/ MCAD
2004 Minnehaha Park/50th Street Station Canopy artwork, photo glasswork, Minneapolis, MN
2001- 2003 Hiawatha Light Rail Public Art Program, Artist Liaison to Design/Build Contractor TDKA
2000- 2001 Artists Team Coordinator, Light Rail Transit Conceptual Design, BRW Architects
2000- 2001 Hiawatha Light Rail Station Conceptual Design Warehouse District with ESG Architects
2000- 2001 Hiawatha Light Rail Station Conceptual Design 38th St., 46th St., 50th St, with MSR Architects
2001 Open Book: Literary Arts Building, Central staircase with architect Garth Rockcastle, Minneapolis, MN
2000 The Memory Project, Orpheum Theater, St. Paul, MN. Photo, sculpture installation
1987 Projections in Public: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
1987 Projections in Public: San Diego, Installation Gallery/Projected Light Collective

Selected Curating

2011 MCAD Main Gallery, Intersections. Curator and formation of department chair leadership group
2008 Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN, co-curator Idea Factory/Work Book
2007 MCAD Concourse Gallery, Clints, Grikes, Turloughs: Work form the Burren
2004 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, sole juror Five College Exhibition
2000- 2003 Open Book Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN, curator for lobby exhibition, 6 shows per year
1998 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN, co-curator for Story:Telling National Exhibition
1997 College of Visual Arts, St. Paul MN, curator and essay, Modular Body
1996 College of Visual Arts, St. Paul MN, curator and essay, Art and Science: Creative Solutions
1986 U.C.S.D. Central Library, La Jolla, CA, curator, Artists’ Books and Book Constructions

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

2011 American Council on Education Leadership Fellowship, New School University/Parsons, NY
2011 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship
2011 Elizabeth Firestone Grant for Intersections exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2008 Faculty Opportunity Grant, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2002 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist
2002 Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowship
2002 American Institute of Architects Minnesota Honor Award for Open Book Staircase design
2002 Minneapolis/St. Paul Construction Specifications Institute: Craftsmanship Award
2001 Jerome Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant
2001 Intermedia Arts/ McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship
2001 Adaptive Reuse Preservation Award, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
2001 CUE Award, City of Minneapolis Committee on Urban Environment
2000 Bush Faculty Development Planning Grant for College of Visual Arts, three year renewable
1999 McKnight Program Development Grant for Artists in the Schools, College of Visual Arts
1995 Career Opportunity Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
1992 Jerome Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant
1992 N.E.A. Regional Visual Arts Fellowship
1991 Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship
1991 New York State Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residency Grant
1990 Career Opportunity Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
1990 Jerome Foundation/M.C.B.A. Book Arts Fellowship
1988 Jerome Foundation/M.C.B.A. Book Arts Fellowship
1987-90 Graduate School Fellowships, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
1975 BFA magna cum laude, first in class

Published Artist’s Books

2006 Artists’ Field Guides to Art in Nature, inkjet edition 100, with Laura Fulk and Chad Rutter
2003 Questions on Empty Space, pigment ink jet edition 7
1995 Viewpoints, silkscreen edition 22, funding MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant
1991 Spatial Geometries, offset edition 1000, Visual Studies Workshop Press, Rochester NY
1991 Continental Drifting, offset edition of 650; funding through Jerome Foundation/ M.C.B.A.
1990 Nude Youths, photocopier book, first printing of 585; second printing 500
1989 How to Make an Antique, offset edition of 500; funding through Jerome Foundation/ M.C.B.A.

Selected Published Writing

2011 JAB Journal of Artists Books, Fall 2011, “Nothing In Its Place: The Blank Page”
2011 CAA Online Reviews, Spring 2011 Book Review “Sanctus Sonorensis, Philip Zimmerman”
2009 Bone Folder Journal for Artists’ Books, Fall 2009, Text Messages Walker Art Center
2008 Bound and Lettered Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2008, essay “Work Book: Thinking and Making”
2008 Places Magazine, June 2008 issue, essay “Displace/Discover”
2008 Friends of the Library Magazine, UW Madison, Spring 2008 issue, essay “Show Your Work”
2000 JAB Journal of Artists Books- JAB 13, Spring. “Blurred Boundaries”
1996 College of Visual Arts, “Art and Science: Creative Solutions,” catalog essay, St. Paul, MN
1995 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, “Talking the Boundless Book: Art, Language, & the Book Arts”

Selected Visiting Lectures/Panels

2011 Presidents’ Forum, MCAD presentation, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing China
2010 Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada, Making Space, lecture and workshop
2010 College Book Art Association, Portland OR, Pedagogical Practice in Book Arts Education
2009 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Book as Object for Book as Activist Symposium
2009 National Art Education Association, Annual Conference, Art Making, Art Educating
2009 Moderator Book Arts in Academia, Hybrid Book Conference, Philadelphia PA
2006 American Society of Landscape Architects, Field session at 50th Street Light Rail Station
2006 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Collecting Books/Collecting Ideas
2004 Pyramid Atlantic, The Artist Book as an Intermedia Device, Washington, DC, Context Clues
2002 NEH/Carleton College at Open Book, Why Book Arts?
2000 American Institute of Architects, Minneapolis, Light Rail for Urban Design
1999 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, Ed Ruscha
1999 Mid America College Art Association Conference, Louisville KY, Structural Books panel
1999 Book Arts 2000 Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, Towards the Future of the Book panel
1997 Tweed Museum, Duluth MN, Visiting Artist Series
1994 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Re-reading the Boundless Book: Theory panel
1992 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, Discipline-Based Art Education
1990 University of Minnesota, School of Architecture and Landscape Design, Books as Architecture

Education

MFA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sculpture. 1990
BFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Art Education. 1975

Non-Degree Education

Leadership Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, St. Cloud State U., MN 2009
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, graduate work in Art Education. 1984-1985

Administrative Positions Higher Education

2010-2011 Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2003-2010 Chair of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1999-2001 Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
1995-2003 Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

Academic Positions

2010-2011 American Council on Education ACE Fellow, New School University, Parsons, NY
2003-present Professor, Fine Arts Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Associate Professor
1999-2001 Fine Arts and Foundation, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
1991-1994 Lecturer, Studio Arts, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
1989-1990 Instructor, Minneapolis Community College

Teaching

2003- 2012 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN, Professor of Fine Arts
2007 Study Abroad, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, for MCAD
1993- 2003 College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, Associate Professor in fine arts and foundation studies
1992- 1993 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Lecturer in foundation studies
1991- 1994 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Studio Arts, Lecturer in studio art
1989- 1992 Walker Art Center, Education Department, family workshops
1989- 1990 Minneapolis Community College, Instructor in sculpture
1987- 2003 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1978-1983 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Education Department, Head family programs
1976- 1987 K-8 Art Teaching in Washington, D.C. and San Diego, CA

Service

2008- present Founding Board Member, College Book Art Association, international organization
2009 Guest Reviewer MFA Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2009 MCBA Task Force on Education Department overhaul and position redefinition
2008 Graduate Program External Evaluator, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Graduate Program External Evaluator, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2007 Steering committee, Institutional Collections/Artists’ Books, organized by Carleton College
2007 Jerome Book Arts Fellowship Juror, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MN
2005 University of the Arts, Book Arts Graduate Program, visiting critic, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Public Art on Campus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Percent for Art finalist juror
2002- 05 Board of Trustees, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2002 MACAA National Conference Steering Committee
2000 Jerome Foundation, Open Book Building panelist for public projects
1997- 00 Artist Advisory Board, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Selected International

2011 Presidents’ Forum, MCAD presentation, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing China
2011 ACE Site Visit Team to South Africa: HESA (Higher Education South Africa), UNISA (U South Africa), UCT (U Cape Town), UWC (U Western Cape), CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2009 International Sculpture Symposium lecture, UMN Twin Cities, Invitational Exhibition Korean, Chinese and American sculptors
2002 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist residency
2002 Cornell Program in Rome, Italy, Visiting Artist lecturer
2002 Three-week sabbatical research project on memorial sculpture, Berlin, Germany
2001 Three-month sabbatical research project, History of Books/Artists Book, British Library, London
2001 Camberwell College of Arts, London, England, Graduate Book Arts Program, Visiting Artist lecturer
1990 Book Arts in the U.S.A., Center for Book Arts New York, traveled to Africa, South America