Born August 26, 1981

Temperance, Michigan, USA

Studied Painting and Drawing at California College of the Arts. Worked as a toy designer in Tokyo, Japan. Began working in ceramics in 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. Continued as a studio technician at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston until 2014. 

Currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. 

 

Education

2003 – 2006 Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2007- Apprenticeship with master pattern maker Satomi Coffey, Tokyo

2011 -2014 Ceramic Studio Technician, The Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015-  Floating World, Art Palace Gallery, Houston, Texas

           Peaches of Immortality, Menil Collection Bookstore, Houston, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016- Hot and Wet , Circuit 12 Gallery, Dallas, Texas

          Payday Lenders, Cardoza Fine Art, Houston, Texas

          Texas Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

2015- Texas Design Now Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas

2014- San Angelo National Ceramics Competition Exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, Texas

CAMEO Emerging Artist Exhibition, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar  University, Beaumont, Texas

Summer Party, Hello Project Gallery, Houston, Texas

2013- Sojourner, The Menil Collection Book Store, Houston, Texas

          50 People, The Brandon, Houston, Texas

2012- Clay Houston Members Show, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas

           The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

2005- “Paper! Awesome!” Eli Ridgeway Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004- Mysterious Friends in the Secret Cave, Front St. Gallery, Oakland, California

2003- Loveable and Huggable, Gallery Hanahou, New York, New York

 

Special Projects

2015-  Feliz Design Fair, Austin, Texas

2014-  Gal Pal Pop-up 1, Olive, Austin, Texas

            Feliz Design Fair  , Austin, Texas

2013-  Feliz Design Fair, Austin, Texas

2012-  100 Bowls featured artist for Empty Bowls Charity Event, Houston, Texas

2008-  Mural, Marui One Department Store- Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

            Visual Branding, LELE Boutique, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan 

2007-  Mural, Hana Gallery and Café- Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

 

Curatorial Credits

2010- Hope Beyond Hope, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

 

Awards

2015- Artadia, Houston Award Finalist 

2014-  William Dennard Memorial Scholarship, The Glassell Studio School of Art

           Emerging Artist Award, Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization,  Houston, TX

2013-  William Dennard Memorial Scholarship, The Glassell Studio School of Art

2012-  Van McFarland Memorial Scholarship, The Glassell Studio School of Art

2012-  Jurors Award, The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2002- The California College of the Arts President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership

Boards

2011- 2013 Active Board Member, Clay Houston Ceramics Guild

Reviews

2015- Artforum, April Print Issue

 

Publications

2015- Texas Design Now, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

2006- Illustration a la Mode, CWC Books, Tokyo