About the Artist


My art is the relic of an exploratory impulse and of a particular rabbit trail exploring the boundaries between formal concerns and marginalized art practices, especially women’s handicrafts. In using deconstructed, commercial crafting materials to build layered applications, some of my work evokes a particular universal memory I believe we all share: that shining limnal moment when we first realized there exists a constructed, civilized beauty in the world which is distinct from the beauty of the natural world. In that moment, we emerge from a psychological state of innocence—where everything appears natural, organic, eternal, and whole— into a different state of understanding, sensing that some beauty is fashioned from pulling the natural world apart and putting it back together again in meaningful ways and that nothing in nature is permanent.        —from In Search of Lost Time, 2018

Solo Exhibitions

New Work, Sevigny Gallery, Anchorage, AK 2020
Feather & Fur, Two Street Gallery, Fairbanks, AK 2020
I Contain Multitudes, Alaskan Artist Series, Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK 2018
In Search of Lost Time, Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, AK, 2017
Four and Twenty Black Bears, Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, Jul. 2016
Inherent Patterns, Ursa Major, Fairbanks, AK, Feb. 2016
Studio Works, Morris Thompson Visitor & Cultural Center, Fairbanks, AK, Oct. 2015 
New Work: Paintings, Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2014 
Mythologies, Sevigny Art Gallery, Anchorage, AK, 2011 
New Work, Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, AK, 2010 
Yupik Masks in Translation: New Work, New Horizons, Fairbanks, AK, 2008 
Hoof and Horn: Works in Oil and Mixed Media, Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions

Birds on the Edge, Invitational, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK 2019 
64th Parallel, Juried Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Assoc., Fairbanks, AK, 2005, 2014, 2017,  2018 
Mad Girls, The Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2015 
Limited Edition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Assoc., Fairbanks, AK, 2014 
Monsters & Legends, University of Alaska Fairbanks eLearning, Fairbanks, AK, 2014 
Winter Group Show, Warwick Glass Studio, Fairbanks, 2011 
University Heights Arts Open, Swedenborg Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2007 
Miniature Show, New Horizons Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2005-07 
Alaska Women Artists, The Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2006 
Quilt Alaska, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Assoc., Fairbanks, AK. 2004 

Book Covers and Literary Journal Art

Cover Art, Armor and Ornament, Christopher L. Miles, University of Alaska Press, 2019
Featured Artist, New Ohio Review, 2019 Summer Exclusive, Ohio University, 2019
Cover Art, Catafalque, Adam Tavel, University of Evansville Press, 2018
Featured Art, Radar Poetry, Issue 14, April 2017
Cover Art, The Fawn Abyss, Adam Tavel, Salmon Poetry, 2016
Cover Art, Plash and Levitation, Adam Tavel, University of Alaska Press, 2014
Cover Art, Third Coast Magazine, Spring 2012
Featured Artwork, Loaded Bicycle, Fall 2011 
Cover design, Midnight Sun Chapbook Series, University of Alaska, 2007, 2008
Cover design, Permafrost Magazine, University of Alaska, 2006-2008


Set Artwork, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Miramax, 2016
Community Arts Workshop, Instructor, The Canvas Gallery, Juneau, AK, June 2016
"Comics in the Classroom: Students as Makers," Emerald City Comicon, Presenter, Seattle, WA 2015
Scenic Artist and Costume Design, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theater, 2010
AlaskaOne Poster Artist, KUAC/AlaskaOne, 2009
Honorable Mention, Quilt Alaska, Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, 2004