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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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1994, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY|
BFA, 1985, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
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
Seed Cycles, solo exhibition, Villa
Terrace Museum, Milwaukee
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
Roots of Renewal,
Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa
Avant-Garden, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington, VA
Iowa 2002: New Art, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2002.
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
Arts Council Grant, 2002.
University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Rotations/ Remember the Seed Germ, 2005.
16 Soybean Generations and 12 Corn Rotations, 2004
of Renewal exhibit reviewed by Patricia Murillo, Art Papers March/April
2004, pp. 50-51
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 Chin’s Revival Field,” published in Art Criticism Journal (Spring 1995), Donald Kuspit, ed.
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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