Photographic oddities, experiments and musings. Fistfuls of Americana. Western mythology. Gothic look. Performance art. Light, color and creation.

My work follows a dual path: art as action and art as activism. Both paths are grounded in communication and media practices, where concept leads and media follows. I frequently employ video, sound, photography, installation, performance and graphic design in my work. As an artist, my work is a gift, to myself, to the viewer. I take action; sometimes aggressive, sometimes meditative, and often subversive, to express broad themes of human experience relating to identity, emotions, power, violence and connection. As an artist working as an activist, I express experiences with gender found specifically in American social culturescape.  

Also Feminist and co-founder of the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE.

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EDUCATION

BFA-Performance & Photography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 2004

Diploma, School of Audio Engineering, Nashville, TN 2005

MFA-Performance & Video, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2015

Additional certifications

TESOL certification, Oxford Trinity College, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004
ProTools certification, Nashville, TN, 2005

PRESS

2016

  • Sal Pizzaro, “San Jose art exhibition showcases female perspective”, East Bay Times, July 23, 2016, http://www.eastbaytimes.com/ci_30162324/san-jose-art-exhibition-showcases-female-perspective
  • Michelle Nye, “All Woman Exhibition Explores Art as Activism”, MS Magazine, July 15, 2016
  • The Patterns' Vicious Influence (Spooky Boobs Collective), Review by Scott Gordon: http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/spooky-curtains-at-the-overture-center/
  • Brian Standing, “Feminist Art Practice with the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE,” WORT-FM Radio interview, Madison, WI, January 11, 2016 http://www.wortfm.org/feminist-art-practice-with-the-spooky-boobs-collective/

2015

  • Mokita: The Truths We All Know But Agree Not To Talk About, Review by Douglas Rosenberg, Spackle Madison: http://spacklemadison.com/favorites-of-2015/
  • The Patterns' Vicious Influence, Review by Rachel Bruya, “Favorites of 2015,” Spackle Madison, December 10, 2015. http://www.spacklemadison.com/favorites-of-2015/
  • Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century https://suartgalleries.org/2015/12/16/being-her-now-feminine-identity-in-the-21st-century/
  • Madison Print & Resist keeps evolving in 2015, for WORT-FM · by Scott Gordon, Tone Madison http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/madison-print-resist-keeps-evolving-in-2015-for-wort-fm/
  • Spooky Boobs Collective - Isthmus http://isthmus.com/events/spooky-boobs-collective
  • Off the Wall: PLAY at the Madison Senior Center, The Cap Times, Madison, WI. http://host.madison.com/entertainment/arts_ and_theatre/visual/off-the-wall-play-at-the-madison-senior-center/article_e904419e-441d-5a2e-90fa-a838efdc5080.html

2013

  • NReluctant review of Notes from the Plastic Horizon https://youtu.be/BSlm7xrKHfs

2011

  • History: Books for Boulder History Buffs, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/features/ci_19554589
  • The Louisville Historian, Issue #92. http://library.louisvilleco.gov/Portals/1/pdf/Louisville%20Historian/2011-4_Fall.pdf
  • A Chronicle of Louisville, Now and Then, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_19019919

2002

  • Culture at CU, Special Insert, interview and article, University of Colorado at Boulder publication, Boulder, CO

EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • The Something Else, Commwealth Gallery, Madison, WI (upcoming)
  • Nasty, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • River West Fem Fest, Milwaukee, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)

2016

  • Sorting Piece (Unburdening), performance in a private residence, Boulder, CO
  • UNIMADEX Experimental Film Festival, Marquee Cinema, Madison, WI 
  • A Bitchtastic Luncheon, as a part of Spatula & Barcode’s Feeding Farmers/Foodways project, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI 
  • Sorting Piece (Unburdening), Playground! at Community Research Kitchen with Spatula & Barcode, The Bubbler, Madison, WI 
  • Hey Lady, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Electronic Saviors, The Frequency, Madison, WI (as part of Caustic)
  • I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, Bradley University Art Galleries, Peoria, IL (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • *Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, presented byGutfreund Cornett Art, KaleidGallery, San Jose, CA (as part ofthe Spooky Boobs Collective) (*selected by juror Michelle Nyeof SFMOMA Artists Gallery forSpecial Recognition Award) 
  • Space Jam Reading Room and Lounge, Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Part II, Charles Adams Studio Project Gallery, Lubbock, TX (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)

2015

  • What Should I Do About the Wild and the Tame?/Unburdening, Performance/Installation, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show
  • Print & Resist, Spooky Boobs Collective: Print Media, The Bubbler, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Mokita: The Truths We All Know But Agree Not To Talk About, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Strange Habits, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Play, Madison Senior Center Art Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Loud and Clear, Hi/Lo Gallery, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)

2014

  • HIT, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show
  • MFA Graduate Students Exhibition, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, WI
  • From the Gut, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Just the Tip, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Caustic 10th Anniversary Show, The Inferno, Madison, WI

2013

  • Numinosity, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • And Another, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2012

  • Art House Co-Op Sketchbook Project Collection, New York, NY
  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville Farmers Market Pop-up Gallery, Louisville, CO

2011

  • Shit Creek Review, featured images, New York, NY
  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO

2010

  • Seven Easy Steps, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2009

  • Stereopsis, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Starlight Art Video Series, Starlight Cinema, Madison, WI
  • It’s My First Time, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

2008

  • Intoxication Music Festival, performance with keyboards, Madison, WI
  • Image Review, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

2007

  • Reverence Music Festival, The Inferno, performance with keyboards, Madison, WI

2006

  • Madison Electronic Music Festival, performance with keyboards, Warner Park, Madison, WI
  • Reverence Music Festival, The Inferno, performance with keyboards, Madison, WI

2005

  • Bound-less, multiple galleries, Oslo, Norway
  • Soundscape FM: Berlin, Transmediale Festival-Berlinale, Berlin, Germany

2004

  • Sans Souci Dance for Film Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Pendulum New Music Concert Series, Grusen Hall, Boulder, CO
  • Seperation Anxiety II: More Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • Karta/Terräng, in the ocean at Västra hamnen, Malmö, Sweden

2003

  • Dreammakers, various galleries in touring exhibition, Mexico
  • diFusion Live Art Event, performance at 24-hour streaming event, Boulder, CO
  • You Are My Phantom Limb, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
  • Separation Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • New Arts Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Meathooks of Freedom performance, Monkey Mania Gallery and Performance Space, Denver, CO

2002

  • Accumulations, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Unshod, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
  • A Night of Live Art, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Abandoned, Roach Gallery, Boulder, CO

2001

  • Post-Apocalypse 9/11 Show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

GUEST LECTURES & PERFORMANCES

2017

  • Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • You Have the Right to Remain A _______________, Performance, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Visiting Artist Lecture-Video Art, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

2016

  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 2, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)

2015

  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 1, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence Gallery Talk, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Spooky Boobs: A Scary Story of Art and Activism, Artist Talk, Gender Studies Seminar, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Loud & Clear Gallery Talk, Hi/Lo Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (as part of the Spooky Boobs Collective)

2012

  • Local History, Photography and Publishing lecture, Lousiville Schools, Louisville, CO
  • Visiting Artist Lecture-Performance Art, Denver University, Denver, CO

2011

  • Lecture: Local history, photography and publishing, The Bookseller bookshop, Louisville, CO
  • Lecture: Local history, photography and publishing, Louisville Public Library and Schools, Louisville, CO

2003

  • Guest Lecturer-Performance Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2002

  • Guest Lecturer-Performance Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

AWARDS & GRANTS

2017

  • Documentary Short Category, Second Place, Wisconsin Community Media Awards, Madison, WI
  • Live Event Coverage, Third Place, Wisconsin Community Media Awards, Madison, WI

2016

  • Dulce Professional Development Fund grant, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (as part of Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • People’s Choice Award, I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL (as part of Spooky Boobs Collective)
  • Special Recognition Award, selected by juror Michelle Nye of SFMOMA Artists Gallery for Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, Gutfreund & Cornett Art, San Jose, CA (as part of Spooky Boobs Collective)

2014

  • Chazen Prize, Madison, WI. Honorable Mention for excellence in creativity.

2012

  • Archaeology & Historic Preservation Award, Boulder, CO. Award for contributions to the local history of Boulder County for co-authoring book Louisville: At Home in a Small Town.

2002

  • ArtsBridge Scholar, University of Colorado/Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO. Grant received to fund the development and teaching of performance art program to 8th graders.http://www.artsbridgeamerica.com/ print.php?url=artsbridgesites.html

2001

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Grant received for color film photography, culminating in local and international exhibitions

SELECTED RECORDINGS & PUBLICATIONS

2016

  • Hey Lady, full color zine, curated by Regina Schilling

2013

  • Erotographomania, full color text and images zine, limited edition 10
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon I: Landscapes, Drawings and Performances, full color image zine, limited edition of 25
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon II: Tiny Apocalypse, full color photography zine, limited edition of 25

2012

2011

  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville/Boulder, CO. Published by Wayne Lee Photography & Publishing. Co-creator/author of 184 page book of contemporary color photography, interviews, narrative and historical images.

2004

  • Dance with the Moose, Meathooks of Freedom, Dada death metal collective; guitar, vocals, lyrics, composition, live performance
  • Karta/Terräng, CD of original music composed for underwater exhibition and recorded during underwater broadcast. The underwater concerts were held in Västra hamnen, Malmö, Sweden.

TEACHING

2016

  • Lecturer, Video/Performance for Screen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2015

  • Lecturer, Performance/Video/Installation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2014

  • Teaching Assistant, Digital Forms & Video, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004

  • English Instructor & Tutor, Oxford TEFL Trinity College, Prague, Czech Republic

2003

  • Performance Art & Writing Instructor, Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO

2001

  • Drawing/Painting/Photography Instructor, Warhol’s Warehouse, Boulder, CO

Studio view, 2015.

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