Chronology

 
1977 Born, Chicago, IL
   
1989 Seventh grade English teacher allowed me to do a photographic essay on King Arthur
   
1996 Kenneth Josephson introduced me to the view camera
   
1999 Began course of study of Feminism in the Third Wave
   
1999 Began course of study with Laura Letinsky who taught me how to interpret the documentary into art
   
2000 As a graduate student, I held a fairly high-paying assistant position which allowed me to return to collecting vintage clothing, jewelry and furniture.
   
2001 Several young friends of mine began marrying young, moving to the suburbs and joining the ranks of The Rockabillies.
   
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Awards

 
2008 CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL
   
2007 Illinois Arts Council Award, Chicago, IL
   
2007 CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL
   
2006 Illinois Committee of The National Museum of Women in The Arts- Honorable Mention, Chicago, IL
   
2005 Stuart and Iris Baum Completion Grant, Chicago, IL
   
2005 Artist in Residency Grant, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
   
2005 Excellence in Teaching Award- Columbia College- Finalist, Chicago, IL
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2007 The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   
2007 The Richmond Public Library- Dooley Hall, Richmond, VA
   
2006 Recalling Americana, The Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
   
2004 The Rockabillies, IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, IN
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2008 A Just Image: Selections from the Lightwork Collection, LightWork Gallery, Syracuse, NY
   
2008 A New Direction, Wallspace Seattle, Seattle, WA
   
2008 Not Just Another Pretty Face, The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
   
2007 The Rockabillies, The Richmond Public Library -Dooley Hall, Richmond, VA
   
2007 The Pin:Up Show: Images from A Field Guide, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
   
2006 RE- (Society of Photographic Educators Convention Exhibition), Gage Gallery- Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
   
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Collections

The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
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Bibliography

A Field Guide To The North American Family. Garth Risk Hallberg. Mark Batty, New York, NY, 2007
 
Contact Sheet. Light Work. Light Work, Syracuse, 2006
 
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Education

 
1995 - 1999 The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, BFA in Photography/Japanese Art History
  Studied with Joyce Neimanas, Bill O'Donnell, and Kenneth Josephson
1999 - 2001 The University of Chicago, MFA in Photography/Womens Studies
  Studied with Laura Letinsky, Herbert George, and Joel Snyder
2005 Light Work Artist in Residency Program, Artist in Residency
 




Favorite Photography Books

Tulsa, Larry Clark, (photo-eye Cat# GV008)
 
Venus Inferred, Laura Letinsky, (photo-eye Cat# uc050)
 
East 100th Street, Bruce Davidson, (photo-eye Cat# pk844)
 
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, (photo-eye Cat# ap353)
 



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