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EDUCATION

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI – Mokuhanga

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI – Printmaking, Japanese Language

Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario, Canada – Visual Art

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas – Art History

PRESIDENT ELECTMichigan Shiga (Japan) Sister State Board

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2014 – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Arbor Art Association, Glen Arbor, MI 

2013 – Lenea de Costa, Cadiz, Spain

2012 – Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, Mt. Fuji, Kawaguchi-ko, Japan

  1. (invited by Japanese Government)

2011 – Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, MI 

2010 – 2011 – Michigan Governor’s Residence, Lansing, MI

GRANTS & AWARDS

2015 – Chris Clark Fellowship

2015 – Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Professional Development Grant
Michigan All Media Competition, Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI – 3rd Place Award, 2013
Drawing and Printmaking Competition, Lowell Art Center, Lowell, MI – 4th Place Award, 2013
Alma College 29th Annual Print Competition, Alma, MI – Alumni Purchase Award, 2012
Michigan State of the Arts Competition, Saginaw, MI – Bierlien Special Merit Purchase Award, 2011
Michigan Art Guild All Media Competition, Lansing – MI Honorable Mention, 2011
KIWA (Kyoto International Woodblock Association), Kyoto, Japan – People’s Choice Award, 2011
Honorable Mention, 2010 Lansing Art Gallery, Mid-Michigan Art Guild Autumn Exhibit, Lansing, MI
Michigan All Media Competition, Shiawassee Art Center – 2nd Place Award, Owosso, MI, 2010
Individual Artist Grant – Arts Council of Greater Lansing, 2010

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2017 – Curator/International Mokuhanga Exhibition, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

2013 – 2018 – Director/Curator – Art From the Lakes Founder/Curator/Director – Ongoing;

  1. Art From the Lakes is a multi-year exchange program dedicated to integrating professional
    artists from the sister-states of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture in a bicultural exchange
    celebrating the over 49 year Sister State relationship through the visual arts.
    www.mishiga.org
    Funded by various grants, sponsors and private donors.

2013 – 6 Shiga artists exhibited at Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2014 – 4 Michigan artists exhibited at Gallery Karahashi, Otsu, Shiga

2015 – 1 Shiga and 1 Michigan artist exhibit at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
2017 – All 10 artists from exchange exhibit in Otsu, Shiga to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Sister

  1. State relationship

2018 – 2019 – Michigan (disartfestival.org) and Shiga (Art Brut) Disability Art Exhibition in both States

Peddle Back Through Time – Curator, Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI,
August – October, 2014 | Historical bicycle collection of Richard Morris.

Inspired by Japan: Woodblock Printmakers Worldwide Collaborative Tsunami
Relief Fundraiser
– March 2011

Exhibits held at:

St. Mary’s at University of Minnesota, Portland (OR) Northwest College of Art,
Absolute Gallery (Lansing, MI), Center for Japanese Studies (Johannesburg, South Africa),
Atelier 6000 (Bend, OR), Artistic Renovations (Beaverton, OR)

Kites Over KIWA – Traveling exhibit of selected woodblock prints made into kites.

March – June 2011, Kyoto, Japan

2012Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA; Grand Teiton Gallery, OR

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen, MI (Staff) – July 18 – July 20
Linda J. Beeman Studio – by appointment

Glen Arbor Art Center, Glen Arbor, MI

Peninsula School of Art, Door County, WI

Virginia Museum of Fine Art Studio School, Richmond, VA

The Workhouse, Lorton, VA

Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone, Shiga, Japan

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Bier Gallery, Charlivoix, MI

Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

DEMONSTRATIONS

Michigan Art Educators Association Conference 2014, Lansing, MI

Japanese Cultural Expo, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  2012, 2013, 2014

Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone, Shiga, Japan

Esformes Hebrew Academy, Ormond Beach, FL

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, Holly, MI

Owosso, Ovid-Elsie, and Clare High Schools, MI

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Traverse City Art & Wine Festival, Traverse City, MI – June 25
Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI – July 8 – August 16

Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI – August 19 – September 1

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI – September 24 – November 5

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI – October 4 – November 18

2015

Art Center of Whitelake, Whitehall, MI

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

MainART-ery, Perrysburg, OH

2014

Gallery Karahashi, Otsu, Shiga, Japan

Fuji Honke, Isho, Shiga, Japan

Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai), Tokyo, Japan

Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen, MI

Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Leelanau Cellars Winery, Omena, MI

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Cornell Museum of Art and American Craft, DelRay Beach, FL

2013

Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

Lowell Art Center, Lowell, MI

Midland Dow Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

3331 Arts Chiyoda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Kawaguchi-ko Municipal Museum, Kawaguchi-ko, Japan

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

1212 Gallery, Lansing, MI

2012
3331 Arts Chiyoda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

515 Gallery, Clare, MI

University of Michigan Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Mighty Tieton Gallery, Tieton, WA

2011
Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Craig Mitchell Smith Gallery, Okemos, MI
Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA

Alma College of Art and Design, Alma, MI
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

2010
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
Holland Area Arts Gallery, Holland, MI

Alma College of Art and Design, Alma, MI

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI

West Shore Community College, Scottsville, MI

Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Shiawassee Art Center Owosso, MI
Saginaw Township Exhibit Gallery, Saginaw, MI
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI