Biography

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Self-portrait

acrylic on wood

24 x 32 inches

2005 - NFS

Originally from Ohio, I have since lived on both coasts of the U.S. and currently reside in the Portland, OR area. I started quilting in the early 1980s and have been working off and on in fiber ever since. After learning the fundamental skills of quilt construction and how to dye and print my own cloth, I continued my art education at Portland Community College.

My work predominantly uses abstracted microbiological and cell imagery that ties into my background as a research scientist in the geological sciences. I am currently a member of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild, High Fiber Diet, Surface Design Association, and TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List.



Group Exhibitions

2017 Around Oregon, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2017 Microbiomes: To See The Unseen, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2017 Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, and Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016-17 High Fiber Diet, It's Not Easy Being Green, Visual Arts Center Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR; La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA; Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR
2016-17 High Fiber Diet, Making Our Mark, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR; ArtReach Gallery, Portland, OR; Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR; Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR; Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
2016 Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 High Fiber Diet, What's Blue to You?, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR; Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Cannon Beach, OR; Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver, WA; Lower Columbia College Art Gallery, Longview, WA; Second Story Gallery/Camas Library, Camas, WA; Hillsboro Library, Hillsboro, OR
2012 Material Voices (small format quilts), The Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2012 Student show, North View Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2011 Face 2 Face, (portrait show), Portland, OR
2010 Paste-Up (small format collage), Arts League Lowell Arts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2008 Diverse Works (student work from Portland Community College), Littman Gallery Portland State University, Portland, OR
2007 Pacific International Quilt Show, Santa Clara, CA

Related Publications

Circone, Susan, “Fear and Panic in My Corner of the Art World.” Heart Cloth Quarterly, Summer 2006: 25-29. Print.

Education

University of Vermont, B.S.; Princeton University, Ph.D.; Portland Community College

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