Resume

Education

2003-2006 The Jacquard Center, Hendersonville, NC
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI: TC1 Basics
2001 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Art History Concentration. Thesis: “Bokhara” Carpets and their History in the West
2001 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Sheridan Center for Teaching Collegiate Teaching Certificate
2000 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
M.F.A. Concentration in Textiles, with Honors
1997 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Papermaking, drawing, painting
1985 Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
B.A. Double major: Studio Art(Concentration Photography/Printmaking)/Art History
(Concentration: Art of India)
 1978-1980 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode IslandTextile Design

Areas of specialization:

Digital Weaving, including AVL loom and both hand and industrial jacquard techniques, surface techniques including silkscreen, dyeing, felting, traditional printing methods, fabric painting, and experimental wool techniques; Foundations and 3-d design; Art History; Knowledge of software including JacqCAD, Weavepoint, Metastudio, NedGraphics, and Pointcarre. Other computer skills include Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Quark, and Blackboard as well as Microsoft programs. Qualified to conduct distance education using Blackboard.

Teaching and Professional Experience

2004-06 Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA Crafts: History and Application, Western
Tradition
Georgia State, Digital Textiles
East Tennessee State University, 2-D Design, Art History Survey
Virginia Highlands Community College Sculpture
2005 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC“Transforming the Woolen Surface”
Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota “Wool Work”
2004 Peters Valley Craft Center, “Methods on Wool: Printing and Resist Techniques”
Appalachian Center for Crafts, “Investigations in Wool”
Oregon College of Art and Craft, “Material Expression and Inspiration”
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Art History Survey I and II
(Web enhanced art history survey class)
2001-03 East Tennessee State University, Assistant Professor, Fibers/Foundations Coordinated Fibers Department, managed and maintained studios, ordered supplies.
Courses taught: Weaving, Silkscreen, Surface Pattern Design, Dyeing, Color Theory, and 2-D Design
2000-02 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
Adjunct Faculty, Textile Department Surface Design I, Fine Arts Textiles, Co-Taught Seniors preparing degree project, New Work with Wool
Summer Studies Faculty (Basic Design)
Teaching Assistant (Fabric Silkscreen with Krishna Patel)
Technical Assistant (Managed studios, responsible for shop maintenance,
ordered supplies,demonstrated use and safety of equipment)
2000 Jacquard Design Assistant Providence, R.I.
Worked for Lisa Scull, independent jacquard designer; (CAD jacquard design)
1999 Main Street Textiles, Fall River, Massachusetts Design Studio Intern (Assistant to Creative Director. Assembled presentation boards, organized fabrics, put together color stories, sales promotions)
1988-97 Mutual Ford Springfield, Massachusetts
Service Manager (Silver Award for Excellence) Training sessions in management.
Consultant in marketing strategies. Creative problem solving, crisis management, people
skills, public service interface.
1982-85 Smith College, Northampton, Mass. Research Assistant Art History Department,
Teaching and Technical Assistant Studio Art and Art History Departments.

Awards

2005 Jurors Award, Golden Thread, juried exhibit, Lyndon House Gallery, Athens, GA
2003 Award for Excellence, Constructed Work, Fiber Focus, St Louis, Mo
Honorable Mention, 
Fiber Directions, Wichita, Kansas
2002  Merit Award, Best of Tennessee Craft Biennial Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN
2001  International Textile Marketing Award (ITMA), Greensboro, North Carolina
Third Prize in Jacquard Fabrics
2000  International Textile Marketing Award (ITMA), Greensboro, North Carolina
First Prize in Printed Fabrics
1999  Graduate Award for Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design
Competitive juried merit award

Grants/Fellowships

2003 Small Research Grant, RDC Committee, East Tennessee State University
2002-2003 Major Research Grant, RDC Committee, East Tennessee State University
Experimental Techniques in Wool Felting and Dyeing
1998-2001 Graduate student fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design

Selected Exhibitions

2007 New Work, Joan Derryberry Gallery, Cookeville, Tennessee Solo exhibition
2006  Digital Perceptions, Curator, Laura Hamilton, Collins Gallery, University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
2005-2006  Crossing Boundaries, group invitational traveling exhibition, national
2005  Surrender to Change Solo Exhibition, Woven Fiber Art House, West Chester, PA
In Through the Outdoors Two person, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville
Fiber Focus, juror, Bhakti Ziek Art St Louis, St Louis, MO
Textile Abstractions curator Laura Strand(SIUE), Jacoby Arts Center, St Louis, MO
Fiber Directions,juried exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Golden Threads, juried exhibition, Lyndon House Gallery, Athens, GA
2004  Fiber Arts 2004 Juried exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
Best of Tennessee Craft Biennial Juried exhibition State Museum, Nashville, TN
Resist Experiments Solo show Lipscomb Gallery Greeneville, SC.
Transient State Invitational traveling exhibit West Chester and York,PA
Selected Works Solo exhibition Millennium Park Johnson City, TN
Mid-State Craft Exhibition Juried museum show Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
2003  Fiber Focus Juried exhibition Art St Louis, St Louis, MO
Up Close and Far Away Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO
Investigations Two person show Johnson City Arts Council , Johnson City, TN
Fiber Directions Juried exhibition Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Hand Crafted Juried exhibition Rocky Mount, North Carolina
 2002-2003 Collecting, Reflecting, Remembering Solo show University Art Galler
University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Celebrating Crafts Invitational museum show
2002  Carroll Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
New Talent in Crafts II Invitational group show(exh. catalog)
Charles A Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
Summer Faculty Show
Woods-Gerry Gallery Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Rhode Island
Emerging Artists Exhibition Juried group show
Wheeler Gallery Providence, R I
Best of Tennessee Crafts Biennial Exhibition Juried regional show
2001  Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Centennial Arts and Crafts Exhibition Juried group show (exh. catalog)
Providence Art Club Providence, R.I.
New Faculty Show
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
International Daegu Invitational Exhibition (exh. catalog)
Seoul, Korea
 2000 Faculty Show Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
Textile Biennial Invitational group show, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
Faculty show Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Thesis Exhibition Curated museum exhibition, Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
Reflections Solo show Market House Gallery Rhode Island School of Design
Cross Currents Invitational Sol Koffler Gallery Rhode Island School of Design
 1999 The Interior as Sanctuary, Solo exhibition, Pahana Gallery, Northampton, MA
 1998 Works on Paper, Solo Show Pahana Gallery Northampton, Mass

Exhibitions Curated

2005 Recursion: Material Expression of Zeroes and Ones Curated invitational exhibition
Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA
2002  Emerging Talent: Textile and Fiber Arts Invitational show
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University
2001 Cross Sections: Process and Materials Invitational show
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University
Materials
Group show
Market House Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

Bibliography (Reviews/Articles/Catalogues/Books)

Ex.cat. “Digital Perceptions”
Ex.cat. “Crossing Boundaries: Maintaining Traditions”
Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Fiberarts Magazine, 2004
Alison Alfonso, “ Accompanied …find meaning”Johnson City Press, 9/3/03
Alison Alfonso, “Investigations”, Johnson City Press, Simday. May 4, 2003
Ann Nichols, “Collecting, Reflecting, Remembering”, Chattanooga Times Free
Press,v.133, no, 359, December 2002
Lois Martin, “Color Memories”, Surface Design Journal, V. 27, October 2002
Bruce Pepich, New Talent in Crafts II, exhibition catalog , Charles A. Wustum
Museum of fine Arts, 2002
Ericka Basile, “Art Department offers students unique major”, East Tennesseean, V.
76, Issue 40, 2002

Publications

“Southeast Educators Conference ” Surface Design Newsletter, 2006
“Recursions: Material Expression of Zeroes and Ones” CW Journal, 2005
“Concept, Process, Content” Curatorial introduction for brochure, 2002
“Opportunities for Graduate Students” Graduate Student Resource Publications,
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Office, 2001

Conferences

Digital Perceptions, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Surface Design Association Conference, 2005, Presentation: “Recursions; Material Expression of Zeroes and Ones”
Southeast College Art Association, 2003, Raleigh, North Carolina
Paper: “Clamp Resist and Computer Driven Jacquard: Fusing Ancient Techniques
with Modern Technology”
Surface Design Association Conference, 2003, Kansas City, MO Presentation of
work
Conference Coordinator: “Concept, Process, Content”, 2002, East Tennessee State
University, Johnson City, TN
Southeast Fiber Educators Association Conference, 2002-03Penland, N.C.
Topics: “The Future of Eduation in Fibers in the Southeast”, Artist presentations
of work

Workshops

Explorations: Resist Techniques with Wool Split Rock Arts Program St. Paul,
Minnesota; , Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, Arrowmont
School of Arts and Crafts
Material Expressions with Wool Felting and Dyeing
Southern Illinois State University, North Carolina State University
Working With Wool: Printing and Dyeing Techniques Appalachian Ctr for Crafts,
Smithville, TN

Artist-in-Residence

MacNamara Foundation Westport Island, Maine, six week invited residency
Oregon College of Art and Craft, three week senior residency

Visiting Artist Lectures (Lectures/Critiques/Workshops, Guest Lectures)

University of the South, “Acid Dyes”, Chemistry and Art
University of the South, “Acid Dye Chemistry”, Chemistry and Art
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Rhode Island School of Design, “New Methods of Wool Printing and
Dyeing”
Institute for Continued Learning, “History of Textiles and Dyes”
University of the South, Sewanee, TN”History and Chemistry of Dyes”
University of the South, Sewanee, TN Artist Lecture, “Clamp Resist
Techniques”
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Presentations of Work

Exhibitions Juried

National Association of American Penwomen 2003 Johnson City, TN
TACA Fine Craft Fairs, 2003, Smithville, TN
Virginia Highlands Festival, 2003 Abingdon, VA

Professional Service

Junior League Family Resource Center Textile Project, Nashville, TN
East Tennessee State University Works in Progress Committee, Graduate
Studies Committee, Advisor to Student Organization” :Exhibitionist”

Collections (Public, Private, Corporate)

Tennessee State Museum
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Virginia Vernon Salons Larry and Barbara Carden
Mark Bigda O.D. Carolyn Fitz Collections
Mr. James Tessier Arlyn Ende
Roger and Lynn Harding-Harvey Paul Mascolino
Robin Paris Collectons Lisa Forsyth Collections

Affiliations

College Art Association Surface Design Association
American Craft Council Tennessee Craft Artists
Association
Women’s Caucus for Art SE Ctr for Contemporary Art
Southeast College Art Conference Friends of Fiber Art Intl
The Textile Museum Textile Society of America

References available on request