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I have worked as an artist, designer, and teacher for nearly thirty years, the last decade in the Midwest. The wide flat landscape and agricultural expanses I experienced here, particularly in Iowa, made a big impression on me, and have led to an ongoing body of botanical images and investigations into our relationship with the natural world. My work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, and has twice been commissioned for public spaces in the Midwest.

Recently I have been active incommunity-based projects in the MIlwaukee area, including Here, There and Elsewhere: Refugees families in Milwaukee, a photo documentary project with John Ruebartsch; Urban Eden mural, with John Ruebartsch (in conjunction with JR's global INSIDE OUT project); and Urban Eden community garden.
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EDUCATION
MFA, 1994, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
BFA, 1985, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011 THE ART OF LOOKING, solo exhibition, Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, WI

2010 EIGHT COUNTIES, group exhibition, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, WI * honorable mention!

2009 SUBJECTIVE NATURE, Engaging the Physical World, group exhibition,  UW LaCrosee, LaCrosse WI

2008 Seed Cycles, solo exhibition,  Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee WI

2007 TechArt IIISouth Shore Art Center Cohasset, MA
part of Boston Cyberarts Festival 2007

2006 Spirit of Inquiry: Sally Kuzma and Denis Roussel Wart burg College, Waverly, Iowa

2006 Form and Flora: Works by Blair Benz, Tim Frerichs, and Sally Kuzma Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2004 56th Arrowhead Biennial,  Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2003 Roots of Renewal,  Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa

2003 The Altered Image: Digital Photography in the Midwest,  Custom Surfaces Gallery, West Branch, Iowa
Curated by Kathleen Edwards, UI Museum of Art. First prize award.

2003 Tech Art,  South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Juried by artists Dorothy Krause and Aaron Fry.

2003 Avant-Garden, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington, VA
Juried by Mark Leithauser, Senior Curator, National Gallery of Art.

2002 Iowa 2002: New Art, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2002.
Juried by Daniel Schulman, Chicago Art Institute, and Jane Milosch, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

2001 Scanning the Prairie, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1999 Alumni Show, University Art Gallery, Stony Brook, NY

1998 25th Anniversary Group Show,A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

AWARDS

Iowa Arts Council Grant, 2002.
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, 1994.

COLLECTIONS
US Embassy, Armenia
University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

Crop Rotations/ Remember the Seed Germ, 2005.
Rose Hall Dorm, Grinnell College, Grinell, Iowa

16 Soybean Generations and 12 Corn Rotations, 2004
Towers Dining Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

PUBLICATIONS

Roots of Renewal exhibit reviewed by Patricia Murillo, Art Papers March/April 2004, pp. 50-51

Roots of Renewal, edited by Lesley Wright
c. 2004 Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

WRITINGS

Writings on art and medicine published in Praxis Post include a look at William Kentridge’s use of medical metaphors; a review of Damien Hirst's 2000 solo show in New York; ; Barton Benes' controversial sculptures made of the materials he confronts daily while living with HIV.

Catalog essay "In these times, in this place" for Mexican Cultural Institute monograph on Juan Alberto Mancilla. 1997.

Essay “Myth Making and Myth Breaking in Mel Chins Revival Field,” published in Art Criticism Journal (Spring 1995), Donald Kuspit, ed.

TEACHING

Visiting Artist, University of Monterrey, Monterrey, MX, 2001

Artist in Residence, NSF/Science and Technology Entry Program. Worked with 8th and 9th grade science students, summer 1995.

Instructor, Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, NY, 1994-95. Taught graphic design and history of graphic design.

Drawing and Painting Instructor, SUNY Stony Brook, 1993-4. Fundamental still-life and composition for art majors. Adult drawing classes, emphasizing basic skills.

 
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