Solo Exhibitions

2013 Tactile Spirit, Kindlon Hall, Benedictine Universtiy, Lisle, IL
2008 Greener Lifestyles, Seattle, WA
2008 Moments of Stillness and Quiet, Cugini, Seattle, WA
2007 Of the Earth and Sky, Irwin’s, Seattle, WA
2007 Expecting: Explorations in mixed media, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 The Land: Two Woman Show, Sagamore Farm, Glyndon, MD
2013 Off the Grid! ArtStream Studio and Gallery, Dover, NH
2013 Works in Wax –New Encaustic Painting, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Wausau, WI
2012 The Buzz, a FUSEDChicago exhibit, Studio 303, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out, Two Woman Show, PerficalSense Studio, Evanston, IL
2012 Morsels, AnySquared exhibit, Township, Chicago, IL
2012 6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland
2012 Art Bazaar, The Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Come Together, Arts Center. Logan Square/Avondale, Chicago, IL
2011 New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Art Center, Evanston, IL
2011 Fused: Encaustic Showcase, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Encaustic to the Sixth Power, The Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA
2010 FusedChicago presents Encaustic: Hot Art, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2010 WAX, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
2009 Fused Chicago, Ossia Arts Space, The Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
2009 Barbie Redux, The Ten Women Gallery, Venice, CA
2009 Hopes and Dreams, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL
2008 Women in Wax, Expressive Arts Studio, Everett, WA
2007 Magnolia Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
2006 Magnolia Arts Festival, Seattle, WA. 1st place 2- dimensional art.
2006 Mysterious Mortals, Alternative Arts Production, Port Townsend, WA

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2013 Small Wonders, Urban by Nature Gallery, Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, MD
2012 Tactile Encounters: The Appearance and Influence of Texture, Kemper Gallery, Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2012 Encaustics Regional Juried Exhibit, Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line, St. Charles, IL. Juror: Sarah Rehmer
2012 Photomidwest exhibition, University of WI- Madison, Juror: Sam Abell
2012 Hot Wax in the City: Small Works Encaustic exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL. Jurors: Kathleen Waterloo, Jenny Learner, and Kathy Roman
2011 Holiday Artisan Market, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2011 Playing With Fire Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2011 Water Tower Regional Exhibition, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY
2010 Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustics, Portland, OR, Jurors: Cari Hernandez, Tom Burns, Kristina Butters
2009 Lill Street Member Show, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
2009 Logan Square Connections Exhibition, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL, Juror: Jane
2007 Silence, CR Gallery, Kenmore, Washington, Juror: Angela Wales Rockett
2007 Visions Northwest, Art Port Townsend/ Northwind Arts Alliance, Port Townsend, WA, Juror: Lisa Van Doren
2007 Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts Second Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Olympia, WA
2005 Define:Book, Art Books & Press, Seattle, WA. Juried by Beth Dunn and Kate Thorley

Selected Publications

2013 Featured artist in Playing with Image Transfers, by Courtney Cerruti, Quarry Books, November 2013
2013 “Beyond Form” painting included in the gallery section of Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic by Catherine nash, M.F.A., Nash/Renfrow Productions
2012 “Innate” encaustic painting published in EarthLines Magazine, Issue 3, November 2012, U.K.
2012 Featured artist in The Pulse of Mixed Media, by Seth Apter, Northlight Books, March 2012
2011 Artist book “M(Other) Love” featured in Book Arts Newsletter, No. 70, December 2011. Published by Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, U.K.
2011 Featured artist in Somerset Workshop, October 2011
2011 Artwork featured in Plaster Studio, Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise, May 2011
2011 Artwork featured in Artist Unique, Carmen Torbus, May 2011
2010 Special feature article, “Encaustic 101” published in Somerset Studio Magazine, November/December 2010 issue
2009 Handbound journal featured in The Tyra Banks Show’s Luxe Living Giveaway
2008 Artwork featured in True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling, by L.K. Ludwig, Quarry Books, July 2008
2008 Artwork featured in 1000 Artist Journals Pages: Personal Pages and Inspiration, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Quarry Books, July 2008
2008 Artwork featured in Embracing Encaustic: Learning to Paint with Beeswax, by Linda Womack, Hive Publishing, May 2008
2008 Featured artist in Artful Blogging Magazine, February 2008
2007 Encaustic paintings featured in the premier issue of Artful Blogging Magazine, August 2007
2006 Feature Article, “Ring Nest” Somerset Wedding, Volume 2, February 2006
2005 Featured Book Art Article, “Restoring a Hijacked Faith,” Dog Eared Magazine, Issue Fifteen, March 2005
2004 Journal featured in the Paper Section of the premier issue of Boutique Magazine, Fall 2004


2012 Art and Soul Blog Talk Radio interview with Lesley Riley, “Sight/Insight” May 7th, 2012.
2009 Commissioned painting used for the album cover of “Nos Novo” for New York musician James Shipp
2009 Handbound journal included in the Tyra Banks show Luxe Living Event, November 2009.

Teaching Experience

2013 Books of Images and Wax, The Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA
2013 Falling Gently: Explorations in encaustic and mixed media, The Red Thread Retreat, MD
2012 The Encaustic Journal, EncaustiCamp, Salem, OR
2012 Mixed Media Artist Book, La Grange Art League, La Grange, IL
2011 Book of Images and Wax EncaustiCamp, Salem, OR
2011-2013 PerficalSense Studio, Evanston, IL

Education: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, B.S., 2000
Associations: Member of FUSEDChicago