b. 1974, Miami, FL
   
Selected Exhibits and Performances:
* indicates work as The Bridge Club collaborative: www.thebridgeclub.net
2015 FLUID. Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
[group exhibit, curated by Jesse Hamerman; May-December 2015]
  AMoA Biennial 600: Sculpture. Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
[group exhibit, selected by curator Leigh Arnold]
  Traverse Vidéo. Toulouse, France
[screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Spring; catalogue]
  Cut. Art Palace, Houston, TX *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
  Dirty Little. Ohio University, Athens, OH *
[live performance with The Trailer]
2014 Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, video program. Nicosia, Cyprus
[screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Spring]
  We Have Never Been Modern. Dope Chapel, Norman, OK
[screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Dry Bed]
  Water!. Spread Art/ Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
[screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Spring]
  Prospect.3+. Press Street, New Orleans, LA *
[live performance with The Trailer as Prospect Biennial opening weekend satellite venue programming]
  The Trailer/ The Women III. Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH *
[series of performance photographs/ group exhibit]
  Six of one, half a dozen of the other. DiverseWorks, Houston, TX *
[group exhibit; selected past recipients of The Idea Fund award]
  Forty Years/ Forty Stories. The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS *
[series of live performances with The Trailer]
  Colony. New Genre Arts Festival XXI, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK *
[series of live performances with The Trailer]
  Plan. Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA *
[live performance]
  To Each Their Own. Art Palace, Houston, TX *
[group exhibit]
2013 Language Lessons. Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
[live performance from the series Marie Antoinette in America]
  SPANE: Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON
[screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Portrait]
  Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival. Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
[live performance of Marie Antoinette in America: The Hunt]
  Sadie Hawkins. CentralTrak, Dallas, TX *
[installation & screening of two-channel performance video work, Inheritance]
  Texas Biennial *13. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX *
[group exhibition & live opening-night performance with The Trailer]
  Waltz Across Texas. various locations, Austin & San Antonio, TX *
[series of live performances with The Trailer project]
  ReView. Art Palace, Houston, TX *
[group exhibit]
  Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Santa Fe, NM *
[live performance of Medium]
  Wish We Were Here. Art Palace Satellite Space at the W Hotel, Austin, TX *
[solo exhibit of performance photographs]
  What Remains. Lawndale Art Center, Lawndale, TX *
[live performance with The Trailer]
  Inheritance. Box 13 Art Space, Houston, TX *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
  Still. Art Palace, Houston, TX *
[solo exhibit of performance photographs, with live performance of Loose Snare]
2012 Approach. Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
[group exhibit curated by Rae Goodwin. screening of performance video, Marie Antoinette in America: Interstate]
  Small Wood. Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, CO
[solo exhibit]
  Flux Night. Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA *
[live performance of Loose Snare, commissioned by Flux Projects]
  Billboard. Billboard Art Project, Atlanta, GA *
[performative image sequence displayed on an LED sign. Also included in Color Shift, curated for Billboard Art Project by Katerina Lanfranco]
  Medium. Art Palace, Houston, TX *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
2011 Folding Metaphors. College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
[three person exhibit]
  Love and Things Like Love. Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
[group exhibit]
  Dwell. Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, NY *
[live performance of Oculus, commissioned by CAC Woodside]
  Applied Geometry. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY *
[live performance for The Wassaic Project’s Summer Festival]
  Shell. 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
  Natural Resources. Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
2010 Around the Campfire. ArtWorks, Trenton, NJ
[group exhibit]
  Off the Strip New Genres Festival. Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV *
[live performance of Music Box, downtown Las Vegas]
  Low Lives 2. El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA; Diaspora Vibe, Miami, FL; The Temporary Space, Houston, TX; Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Terminal, Clarksville, TN; Co-Lab, Austin, TX; Studio 304, Brooklyn, NY *
[live performance of Torrent Echo, streamed online & broadcast in real-time at the above venues]
2009 Alchemy. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
[group exhibit]
  Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Retrospective. RedLine Arts Center, Denver, CO
[group exhibit; past fellowship recipients]
  Tenants at Will. National Performance Network Annual Meeting, Knoxville Hilton, Knoxville, TN *
[series of live performances commissioned by Visual Artists Network for NPN/VAN]
  The Observation Room. 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA *
[solo exhibit & live performance]
2008 Pragmatic Terrain. Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
[two person exhibit with Katie Lewis]
  Engendered Space. SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM
[group exhibit]
  Center to Edge: 2008 River City Biennale. Fisch Haus Gallery & Heterotopia, Wichita, KS *
[installation & screening of performance video Front Window; curated by Stacy Switzer]
  1440 Minutes. IDEA Space, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO *
[group exhibit; installation incorporating Domestic Surveillance]
  Domestic Surveillance. www.resistlooking.net *
[performative digital project]
2007 Surrogate Violence. Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO
[solo exhibit]
  Artifice & Matter. Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
[three person exhibit]
  Sevenfold. Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
[three person exhibit; Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute fellowship recipients]
  Storage Space. SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH *
[screening of performance video Shift Work]
  Ceaseless and Solitary. Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO *
[live performance]
2006 Eroticizing the West. Colorado State University Art Gallery, Pueblo, CO
[four person exhibit]
  Needle Culture. Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
[group exhibit]
  The Love Show. Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH
[group exhibit]
  Women’s Things: Reassessing Everyday Objects. Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
[group exhibit; invited artist]
  Thread Counts Project. GASP, Brookline, MA
[group exhibit]
  Shift Work. Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture/ Bessemer Historical Society, Pueblo, CO *
[live performance]
2005 Discipline. CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
[MFA thesis exhibit]
   
Awards:
* indicates award as The Bridge Club collaborative: www.thebridgeclub.net
2015 Artist-in-Residence, Jentel Artists Residency Program, Banner, WY
2014 Community Supported Art (CSA) program selected artist, Denver, CO
[curated by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art & Denver Botanic Gardens]
  Artist-in-Residence, PLAYA, Summer Lake, OR
2013 Jumpstart Award, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver, CO
[individual artist grant for Marie Antoinette in America]
  Fellow/ Artist-in-Residence, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
  Artistic Innovations Grant, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO *
  The Idea Fund, Houston, TX *
[a regional re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts]
2012 Professional Development Program, Creative Capital
2011 Professional Development Grant for Adjunct Faculty, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
2009 Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, Knoxville, TN *
2006-2007 Associate Fellowship, Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, Denver, CO
2004-2005 Katherine Jacob Lamont Scholar, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2003 Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
[full support fellowship]
2002 Artist-in-Residence, Art Farm, Marquette, NE
1999-2000 Fell-Oskins Award, University of Montana
   
Education:
2005 MFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2002 MA, Art Criticism, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
1998 BFA, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
   
Published Writings:
‘Body and Screen,’ exhibition essay, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, September 2012; view essay online (pdf)
‘Narrative Artworks and Experiential Abstraction,’ New York Arts Magazine, May/ June 2007; view article online
   
Bibliography:
* indicates as The Bridge Club collaborative: www.thebridgeclub.net
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