As a practicing artist, my work has evolved with my life experiences. I first realized my passion for the photographic image as a college student, when I spent every spare cent I had to buy film and photo paper. Since then, my work has evolved from portraiture to a more concept-driven approach to art-making. Lately, I have focused on themes related to consumerism and capitalism. This focus emerges from a concern for the environment and global economic inequities, as well as an interest in how identity and values are shaped or influenced by advertising and consumerism.
Since graduating with a BA degree from Carnegie Mellon University, my career path has been varied. Before coming to teach at Gustavus thirteen years ago, I had many experiences teaching studio art to students of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I enjoy teaching within the liberal arts mission of Gustavus and guiding students in their experience of the visual arts as both an intuitive and intellectual process.
Currently, I teach both Digital and Darkroom Photography as well as Video Art. My own video works have been screened in venues such as the Minneapolis International Film Festival, the Charles Theater in Baltimore, MD, the Women's Caucus for the Arts International Film Festival in Boston, MA, and the Hillstrom Museum at Gustavus. Most recently my photography has been exhibited at Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis, Living Arts in Tulsa, OK and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|ART-258||Video Art||18||2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA|
|ART-256||Digital Photography||17||2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA|
|ART-240||Darkroom Photography||12||2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2005/SP|
|ART-380||Darkroom Photogrphy II||5||2015/SP, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, and 2004/SP|
|ART-386||Digital Photography II||4||2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2008/SP|
|ART-388||Video Art II||4||2015/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, and 2007/SP|
|ART-250||New Media I||3||2004/SP and 2003/FA|
|ART-260||Introduction to Interactive Media||2||2009/SP and 2008/SP|
|ART-360||Interactive Media||2||2006/SP and 2005/SP|
|ART-112||Color and Composition||2||2004/SP and 2003/FA|
|NDL-127||Tourism in Thailand||1||2007/JN|
|GEG-120||Tourism in Thailand||1||2005/JN|