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Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Master of Fine Arts – 1992

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa cum laude1988

 

Select Grants, Awards & Fellowships

Featured Visual Artist, 2014 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon, Kansas City, MO (Commission) – January 2014
Artist Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA – February – March, 2013
Faculty Research Grant, University of Missouri Research Board, Columbia, MO, 2011
Faculty Research Grant, University of Missouri Research Board, Columbia, MO, 2002
Pilot Grant, International Visual and Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO, 2002
Faculty Research and Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant, 2002
Department of Art & Art History, University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO
Charlotte Street Fund Award, Kansas City, MO, 2001
Faculty Research Grant, University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO, 1999
Artists Fellowship Finalist Award in Photography, Illinois Arts Council, 1998
Faculty Development Award, Columbia College Chicago, IL, 1994
Artists Fellowship Finalist Award in Photography, Illinois Arts Council, 1998
Faculty Development Award, Columbia College, Chicago, 1994
Artists Fellowship Finalist Award in Photography, Illinois Arts Council, 1994
Ferguson Award Finalist, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA, 1993
Bryan Lathrop Travelling Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992
Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1989-91
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, Artist’s Grant, 1988
Harris I. Cohn Senior Art Purchase Award, Clark University, 1988
Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

 

Solo Exhibits

“Transmutations” • Viterbo University Gallery, La Crosse, WI, 2017
“Transmutations” • Cottey College P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery, Nevada, MO, 2015
“Transmutations” • The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 2014
“Transmutations” • The Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR, 2014
“Transmutations” • The McKinley East Gallery, City of Reno, Reno, NV, 2014
“2014 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon“• Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO, January 2014
“Transmutations” • The Trap Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2013
“Domestic Debris” • The Art & Design Gallery, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS, 2010
“Connect the Dots: A Decade of Making Memories” • The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO, 2003
“First Rite Games” • Gallery 1912, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 2003
“Whirl” • The UMKC Belger Arts Center for Creative Studies, Kansas City, MO, 2003
“Living Dolls”  • The Stocksdale Gallery of Art, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, 2000
“Woven Treasures” • FotoCircle Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1999
“Kati Toivanen” • Zone IV Gallery, Dayton, OH, 1996
“Riddles Revealed” • Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1995
“Photomontages” • Atwood Gallery, Worcester, MA, 1989

 

Public Art Commissions

“Cube Art Project” • Four videos included in a public art video project, Lincoln, NE, 2017
“KCP&L Charlotte Substation” • Finalist, Permanent Public Art commission, Kansas City, MO, 2016
“Art in the Park” • Temporary Public Art Installation, Ilus W. Davis Park, Kansas City, MO, 2016
“28th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition” • Semi-permanent site-specific public art installation, Lawrence, KS, 2016
“Art in the Square” • Temporary Public Art Installation, Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO, 2015
“Art in the Loop” • Temporary Public Art Installation, Petticoat Lane and Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO, 2015
“City Center Square Window Installation” • Temporary Public Art Installation, 12th and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO, 2008
“Avenue of the Arts 2002″ • Temporary Public Art Project, 14th and Central Streets, Kansas City, MO, 2002

 

Juried Art Databases/Web Archives

API (Art Photo Index), Santa Fe, NM (international art photography database)
Public Art Archive (database of public art in USA)

 

Academic Appointments

University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences – 8/2011 – present
Art and Art History Department
Department Chair – 6/01/2009 – 8/2011
Professor, Studio Art – 2010 – present
Associate Professor, Studio Art – 2003 – 2010
Assistant Professor, Studio Art – 1998- 2003

Columbia College Chicago, IL, Photography Department

Full-time Instructor, Digital Imaging Faculty Coordinator – 1993- 1998

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Department of Visual Arts, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Art, 1996-97

 

Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Collection, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The State of Finland
The Artist’s Association of Finland
Refco Group, Ltd. Collection, Chicago, IL
Clark University, The Visual and Performing Arts Department, Worcester, MA

 

Select Group Exhibits

2016

Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2015

Stairwell Gallery, Bloomberg, PA

2014

Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2013

L H Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA
Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2012

H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO

2011

Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Plunder the Influence (Online exhibition)

2010

The Second Space Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2009

Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

2008

Anderson Ranch Annual Auction, Snowmass, CO
Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO
George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

2007

UMKC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2005

Fahrenheit Gallery, Kansas City, MO
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO
The Boley, Kansas City, MO
INvironments, Kansas City, MO

2003

Fotofiesta, Medellin, Colombia, South America
Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Cortland, NY
Anheuser-Busch Gallery at Center for Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
Hutchinson Art Center, Hutchinson, KS

2002

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

2001

The Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery, University of St. Francis, IL
Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
The Dirt Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2000

Gallery Hippolyte at the Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Porter Troupe Gallery , San Diego, CA
Telephone Booth, Kansas City, MO
204 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
The Dirt Gallery, Kansas City, MO
The Old Post Office Gallery, Kansas City, MO
UMKC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO

1999

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur/Atlanta, GA

1998

Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

1997

The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996

The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Center, Freeport, IL

1995

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

1994

The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Ten in One, Chicago, IL
FinnFest – Midwest, DeKalb, IL
Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993

University Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA
1992
The Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY

1991

Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1990

Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1988

University Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA

 

Book Publications

“10: Ten Years” – 2007
Published by Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO
“Clark University Photography Department 2007 Portfolio” – 2007
Published by Diana Levine , Worcester, MA
“Photography’s multiple roles: art, document, market, science” – 1998
Published with Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., NY

 

Select Reviews, Features and Interviews

KC Studio Online, Kansas City, MO, by Neil Thrun – 1/7/2016
KCUR Online, Kansas City, MO, by Julie Denesha – 9/10/2015
KCUR Online, Kansas City, MO, by Laura Spencer – 8/6/2015
This is KC, Kansas City, MO, by Lauren Rutherford – 7-1/2015
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Dana Self - 1/2/2015
KC Studio Magazine, Kansas City, MO, by Sara Vogt – 1-2/2014
eReview, Kansas City, MO, by Steve Brisendine – 9/27/10
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Alice Thorson02/01/09
Art in America, New York, NY, by Alice Thorson1/04
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Alice Thorson2/14/03
“Review, Kansas City, MO, by Susan White4-5/03
KCUR: local National Public Radio station, by Laura Spencer5/16/02
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Alice Thorson5/14/02
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Heather Lustfeldt2/1/02
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Elisabeth Kirsch10/12/01
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Alice Thorson3/25/01
Review, Kansas City, MO, by Kate Hackman4/01
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Robin Trafton3/2/01
Review, Kansas City, MO, by Hampton Stevens - 10/2000
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, by Kate Hackman – 1/28/00
Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, GA, by Susan Todd-Raque 7-8/99
The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA, by Catherine Fox 3/99
Post-Tribune, Munster, IN 1/9/98
The Times, Gary, IN, by Julie Bykowicz1/9/98
New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, by Michael Rooks7 & 8/97
New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, by Diane Mullin5/96
New City, Chicago, IL, by Michael Weinstein12/94
Worcester Magazine, MA, by Nina Fletcher10/93
The Worcester Phoenix, Worcester, M, by Leon Nigrosh10/93
Warren Times Observer, PA, by Reg Darling11/92
Worcester Sunday Telegram, MA, by Frank Magiera2/89

 

Select Lectures and Panels

2016 – The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2014 – The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
2011 – The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2005 – The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2003 – Belger Arts Center for Creative Studies, Kansas City, MO
2002 – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
2001 – Society for Photographic Education, national conference, Savannah, GA
2000 – New England Women in Photography Conference, Boston, MA
1999 – Society for Photographic Education, national conference, Tucson, AZ
1999 – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999 – The Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
1998 – Society for Contemporary Photography, national conference, Philadelphia, PA
1998 – Feminist Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, New York, NY
1996 – N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL, Panel moderator with Wendy Ennes