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Education

  • University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL MFA 2002
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY BFA with honors, 1997
  • Internship with sculptor Ann Messner, Brooklyn, NY 1997
  • Summer studio Program, Pratt In Lucca, Italy, June-July 1996
  • Oakton Community College, 1994
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN 1993-1994

Selected Exhibitions

2009 - 2010

  • "Within the Body 2: Homenaje a mi dios a love story from Diva to Mundane" Eastbank Arts Building, Chicago, IL February 2010
  • "Within the Body" Eastbank Arts Building, Chicago, IL November 2009
  • "Get the Balance Right" Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2009
  • "Vegan Mania" Pulaski Park Field House, Chicago, IL October 2009
  • "Kinsey Institute Juried Show" Bloomington IN, Summer 2009
  • "The Emotional Body" Womanmade, Chicago, IL  May 2009
  • "Satellite" Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL May 2009
  • "Behind The Wheel: A Celebration of Feminism" Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL March 2009
  • Woman’s History Month Exhibition at Chicago Public Library Austin-Irving Branch, March-April 2009
  • "For A Limited Time Only" The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, IL March 2009
  • "Vile Valentine" Gallery 1901, Chicago, IL February 2009

2008

  • Chicago Room Gallery, Chicago, IL August-December 2008
  • "Have A Ball Gala" Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, IL November 2008
  • "Policy Of Truth" Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2008
  • "The Artist Project" at Art Chicago, IL April 2008
  • "Material World" spotlight exhibition at The Artist Project at Art Chicago, IL April 2008
  • "Bondage Chicago" Burkhart Art Studio, Chicago, IL, April 2008
  • "Darkest Star" Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL March-April 2008

2000 – 2007

  • “When the Body Speaks” Solo Retrospective, Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2007
  • “12x12” Galaxie, Chicago, IL June 2007
  • “Dressed In Black” Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2006
  • “Sacred” Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL March 2006
  • “Insight” Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2005
  • “Pleasure Little Treasure” Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL June 2005
  • Woman’s History Month Exhibition at Chicago Public Library Lincoln-Belmont Branch, March 2005
  • “Corresponding Parts” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL July 2004
  • “Red Instead” Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago IL February 2004
  • Inaugural Show, Framing Mode & Gallery, Chicago, IL October 2003
  • “Strange Fruit” Chicago Diner, Chicago, IL February through June 2003
  • “Longing For Bunny Mercer” Gallery 312, Chicago, IL June 2002 MFA group show
  • “…and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch” Midway Studios, University of Chicago, IL March 2002 solo thesis show
  • “First Things First” Franke Institute, University of Chicago, November 2000
  • “Around the Coyote Arts Festival” Chicago, IL September 2000
  • “Resurrection” Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL May and June 2000

1995 – 1999

  • “Many Lisas Show” Dix Art Mix, Chicago, IL November 1999
  • “Resurrection” Yello Gallery, Chicago, IL February 1999
  • “Around the Coyote Arts Festival” Chicago, IL September 1998
  • Armageddon, Chicago, IL June 1998
  • Aris, Chicago, IL May 1998
  • Pratt Juried Senior Show, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY May 1997 awarded top prize
  • Pratt Group Senior Sculpture Show, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY April 1997
  • “Experiments” Pratt Studios Gallery, Brooklyn, NY March 1997 solo senior show
  • “Pratt in Lucca” Stuben Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, NY November 1996
  • Koehline Visual Arts Center, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines IL May 1995

Awards

  • CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL 2006
  • University Of Chicago Gift Scholarship 2000-2002
  • “Around the Coyote Arts Festival”, Chicago, IL September 2000, recognized for curators choice
  • “Around the Coyote Arts Festival”, Chicago, IL September 1998, recognized for curators choice
  • Pratt Juried Senior Show, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY May 1997 awarded top prize
  • Pratt Tuition Merit Scholarship, 1996-1997
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