(b. Duluth, Minnesota) lives and works in St. Paul, MN. Responding to today’s world, I make artwork that challenges isolation, loneliness and disconnection by activating color and light in large-scale work.Local context and creating connections with others is embodied in my creative process and public interventions.
Recent projects include: Two large-scale permanent public mosaic artworks at the MSP Airport (2021), 122 Conversations currently installed in MSP airport Terminal 2 (2019- 2022), the Belgrade Art Residency, Serbia (2021), Turn Up the Turn Out, a cohort of 22 artists dedicated to the promotion of voting and voting registration in Minnesota (2020), Response (2020), a body of new works responding to COVID 2020 isolation, an Outdoor fence installation in Berlin, Germany (June 2021), a site-specific participatory public art commission at the Redleaf Center For Family Healing (2021), I Love You Institute, a community-based art project, supported by a Springboard for the Arts community grant, Festival Unbound, Bethlehem, PA 2021, and solo exhibitions at Art In Motion, Holdingford (2021), Concordia St Paul (2021), Minnesota Marine Art Museum (2022), and Rochester Art Center (2023).
Previous exhibitions include: University of Raparin, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Växjö Kunsthall, Växjö, Sweden; Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia; Isumi City Hall, Isumi City, Japan; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada; Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN; Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA; MSP Terminal 2, Minneapolis, MN; MSP Terminal 1, Minneapolis, MN; Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA; Burnet Gallery, Le Méridien Chambers in Minneapolis; Talgut die Schönen, in Kunste, Germany; and the Chapman Art Center at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.
My artwork can be found in the following public collections: Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Collection; Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul; The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth; The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA; Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul; International Gallery of Portrait, in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Växjö Kommun, City of Vaxjo, Sweden; Isumi City Offices, Isumi City Japan; University of Raparin, Rania Iraqi Kurdistan; and City of Petrozavodsk, Petrozavodsk, Russia.