Solo/Small Group Exhibitions:


Off the Grid, solo show, Green Lantern Studios, Mineral Point, WI


A Tenuous Space, solo show, Blackhawk Community College, Moline, IL 

An Introspective Process of Repetition, Dominican University, River Forest, IL first floor Lewis Hall exhibition space 


Remains of the day, solo show, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL


Remnant Memories, solo show, La Grange Art League, IL

Upheavals and Outbursts, solo show, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL


Fragments of Memory, 3 person show, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

The Calligraphic Gesture, Tao Water Gallery, Provincetown, MA


Organic Inclinations, 2 person show, Mixed Company, Chicago, IL

Veiled Meaning, 3 person show at Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Jeff Stevenson


Anthems of Empty- contemplations of time, La Grange Public Library. La Grange, IL


Mind’s Eye, Prospect Federal Savings, Worth, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:




Pushing Paper, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

(in)Forming Works, On Center Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Wax: Contemporary Methods, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI


Diffused Surface, Gallery 201, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, IL

Encaustic: Rebirth of an Ancient Medium, Bridgeport Arts Center, Chicago, IL


Activate, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL

Diptych II Project, Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME

Material Witness, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL


Bone and Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion, Squid3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Conference Instructors Show, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

FUSEDChicago group exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois


Rhythm in Wax, Norris Cultural Center, St Charles, IL

The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed, Remade, Gallery 10- Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA. Supria Karmakar, Curator


New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL

Time Signatures, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL , curated by Steven L. Bridges

FusedChicago Group Show, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL

B-Sides, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Susan Aurinko and Pepper Coate

Facades, La Grange Art League Midwest juried exhibition, La Grange, IL, juried by John Fraser


Bright New Talent, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Susan Aurinko and Pepper Coate

Chicago Art Open, River East Arts Center, Chicago, IL


Annual Member’s Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by Judithe Hernandez


Chicago Art Open. Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Annual Member’s Show, Woman Made Gallery Chicago, IL, juried by Corinne D. Peterson

17th Annual: Welcome to My World Glynn Art Association, St Simons Island, GA

CAC Around Town, invitational 4 person exhibit run in conjunction with Looptopia at the Dick Blick State Street store.


Contemporary Symbolism Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, juried by Lanny Silverman

Loyola National Works on Paper Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University. Chicago, IL, juried by Dan Addington

Some Assembly Required Woman Made Gallery. Chicago IL, juried by Lauren Levato Coyne


Chicago Art Open, Zhou B. Art Center. Chicago, IL


Fall Photographic Symposium, Hubbard Museum of the American West. Ruidoso Downs, NM

Grants & Awards:


FY2012 Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant

Selected Publications:

• Shadow and Light July/August 2017 edition

• Interview, Suburban Life newspaper, April 2015

• “Deconstructing Memory at The La Grange Art League” interview in the March 31st, 2015 edition of The Doings newspaper

• Encaustic Arts Magazine, Winter 2014 issue, Cover Image and story about Diptych II Project

Studio Visit magazine, Volume 24

• ”Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic" by Catherine Nash

• Exhibition Catalog from "The Calligraphic Gesture" Tao Water Art Gallery, Provincetown, MA

• Exhibition Catalog from "FUSEDChicago a group encaustic exhibition" Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County

• Exhibition Catalog from "The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade" Gallery X, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro MA, by Supria Karmakar

Corporate/Institutional Collections:

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, New York

Private Collections Nationally and Internationally

Visiting Artist:

Workshop Instructor, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH, June 2015

Workshop Instructor, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL September 2013

Presenter, 7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA, May 2013

Ogden International School of Chicago, May 2013, November 2013, November 2015

Waubonsee Community College, April 2013, March 2017

Carl Sandburg High School, October 2012-2016

Reavis High School, November 2011, September 2016, November 2016 Panelist for Art Expo Event

Dominican University, Visiting Artist Materials and Methods class May 2014, Sr Thesis Guest Artist Critique May 2015, Art Dept. Alumni Panelist May 2015 & 2017


2003 Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Photography: Dominican University, River Forest IL

Teaching Experience:

Classes and Workshops 2009-present in mixed media, encaustic painting, studio practices and Photoshop at: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Figge Art Museum, LaGrange Art League, McCord House Cultural Center, DuPage Art League, The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Studio Joy, Dillaman’s Creative Retreats, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts and The Peninsula School of Art