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  • Master of Fine Art-Fiber/Textile Design May 2000

    East Carolina University, School of Art & Design

    Greenville, North Carolina


  • Supplemental Education

    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts July 2–August 9, 1998

    Gatlinburg, TN


  • Bachelor of Fine Art-Fibers May 1996

    Magna Cum Laude

    Savannah College of Art and Design

    Savannah, GA

  • Winchester College of Art (University of Southampton, UK)

    March–June 1996

    Winchester, England

University and College Teaching Experience (Selected)


  • Eastern Michigan University, Art Department, Fibers Program

    August 2007- Present

    Ypsilanti, MI

    Associate professor in Fibers, organizing and developing curricular changes to the program, overseeing and managing Fibers facilities, offering beginning to advanced classes for undergraduate and graduate students.


  • North Carolina State University, College of Design

    August -December 2006

    Raleigh, NC

    Part-time Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Art + Design,

    Classes include Surface Design and Screen Printing.


  • North Carolina State University, College of Design

    August 2005- May 2006

    Raleigh, NC

    Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art + Design,

    Classes include Fibers and Surface Design Studio, Surface Design,

    Screen Printing and Three Dimensional Mixed Media.


  • Mount Olive College

    January 2002–August 2005

    Mount Olive, NC

    Part-time adjunct position teaching Art History and Art Appreciation.

Visiting Artist Lectures (Selected)


  • Ann Arbor Women’s Artists Association

    Ann Arbor, Michigan April 2013

    Concept + Inspiration + Material + Process


  • North Carolina State
    College of Design
    Fiber & Textiles Program
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    March 2012
    Recent work- Inherent State


  • Teshima Gallery

    August 2011

    Paris, France

    Point of Persistence Gallery Talk


  • Greater Lansing Weaving Guild

    November 2010

    East Lansing, MI

    Developing Complex Surfaces

  • Ann Arbor Arts Center

    January 2010

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unraveling the Familiar Gallery Talk


  • Eastern Michigan University

    March 2009

    Ypsilanti, MI

    Women’s Ware/Women’s Wear Artists

    Discussion Panel

  • Penland School of Arts and Crafts

    August 2009

    Penland, NC.

    Adventures With Techniques and Materials

  • East Carolina University School of Art and Design

    February 2009

    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

    Women’s Ware/Women’s Wear Artists

  • Michigan Surface Design Association

    January 2009

    Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

    Creating White Noise Wallpaper in Your Environment


  • Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild

    March 2008

    Ann Arbor, MI 

    Concept, Inspiration and Process


  • North Carolina State University - College of Design

    November 2007

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Lecture- Concept- Inspiration & Process

  • Worchester State College- Art Department

    March 2007

    Worchester, Mass.

    Lecture concept, materials and techniques


  • East Carolina University–School of Art & Design

    September 2006

    Greenville, NC

    Constructed Surfaces Workshop

    Panel Discussion with ECU Alumni


  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    November 2005

    Savannah, Georgia

    Lecture on materials and techniques used in personal work.

Artist Residencies


  • Resident and instructor for Embellished Context at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.


  • Artist in residence at POLIS University January-August 2017.


  • Pentaculum residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in January.


  • POLIS University, Tirana, Albania
    Artist in Residence in the MAD Centre Gallery


  • Penland School of Arts and Crafts

    August 2009

    Pendland, NC

    Screen Printing and Dyeing Workshop


  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

    September 2007

    Gatlinburg, TN

    Embellished Surfaces: Fabric Manipulation Workshop

    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts March 2006 Gatlinburg, TN

    Images on Fabric: Screen printing Workshop

Solo and Group Exhibitions (Selected)


  • Fiberart International, at The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Mending Gold solo exhibition at the MAD_Centre Gallery, Polis University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Workhouse: Fiberart National, Workhouse Gallery, Virginia.
  • Mending Gold: Pyramid, Tirana, Albania.  Mended along side of Kristi Janku, Design student at Polis University.


  • Eastern Michigan University Annual Faculty Exhibition
    University Gallery
    Student Center
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Extreme Fibers: Textile Legends and the New Edge. International juried exhibition of contemporary textiles/fiber work at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
  • Textile Today: International juried exhibition of contemporary textile work. Beginning in the Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia then traveling to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. The exhibition will travel until February 2017.

    September 18, 2015 - February 15, 2017

  • Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Miniature Textiles, Kent State University Art Gallery, Kent, OH.
  • Invisable/visABLE: Group exhibition, Abernathy Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA. October 2015.


  • Resolution of Balance
    Solo exhibition
    October 27-December 7, 2014
    Concordia University
    Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • Métier

    Solo exhibition June/July 2013

    Hammam Gallery

    Prizeren, Kosovo

  • Chromophobe

    Group exhibition July/August 2013

    Anton Arts Center

    Mount Clemons, MI


  • Line By Line

    Group exhibition April & May 2012

    Detroit Artists Market

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Centered

    3-Person Exhibition, October 2012

    Detroit Industrial Project

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Inherent State

    Two Person exhibition February- March 2012

    Ann Arbor Art Center

    Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • Point of Persistence

    Solo Exhibition August 2011

    Grace Teshima Gallery

    Paris, France

  • Poise

    Solo Exhibition May 2011

    Solo Exhibition Gallery Spencer Lofts

    Chelsea, Massachusetts (Boston)

  • Faculty Exhibition

    March 2011

    University Gallery

    Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan


  • mis•tak•en

    October 2010

    Solo Exhibition Detroit Industrial Projects (D.I.P.)

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Little Lies

    Paris August 2010

    Grace Teshima Gallery

    Paris, France

    FacultyExhibition February 2010

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

  • Unraveling The Familiar

    January 2010

    Ann Arbor Arts Center

    Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • The Symbolic City

    November 2009

    Shanghi, China

  • Resident Instructor Artists Exhibition

    August 2009

    Penland, NC

  • Divided Line

    Solo Exhibition July 2009

    Sixth Street Gallery

    Vancouver, Washington

  • Women’s Ware Women’s Wear

    February 2009

    The Symbolic City

    November 2009

    Shanghi, China

Awards and Grants


  • Funded Research Fellowship awarded by Eastern Michigan University. This time will be dedicated to creating work on the material culture of women and traditional dress in the Balkans.  Upcoming exhibition at POLIS University, MAD Centre Gallery, Tirana, Albania, July 2014


  • Provost’s Research Support Award, Eastern Michigan University


  • Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University


  • Provost’s Research Support Award for New Faculty, Eastern Michigan University