Curriculum Vitae

SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

  • 2013 Wave Sphere, steel sculpture, (30″ x 37″ x 37″), recyled steel, Parkside Arts Council, Bellaire MI
  • 2012 Galaxy No. 3, kinetic sculpture, (139″ H x 133″ W x 14″), recyled steel, City of Charlevoix Art in Public Places, Charlevoix, MI
  • 2011 Acrobat Fence, steel and mosaic fence, (37″ X 84″ x 3″), steel, glass mosaic, paint, Discovery Playhouse Children’s Museum, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • 2011 Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 55, mosaic, (37″ X 84″ x 3″), Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City, OR
  • 2011 Waves O’ Fire Sculptural Firebowl, firebowl, (26″ X 41″ x 41″), Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City, OR
  • 2005 Free Spirit, Mosaic sculpture, (36″ X 60″ x 28″), Ceramic tile over fiberglass, Great Northern Hunt for Bearable Art, The American Red Cross of Northern Lower Michigan, Petosky, MI
  • 2001 Community Harmony Through Song + Play,
    three ceramic mosaics, (37″ X 84″ x 3″), Manley career Academy High School CPAG: Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago, IL

CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

  • 2016 100 year Anniversary Torch, Sculptural Fire Feature, (105″ x 30″ x 30″), recycled steel, Newport Winter Carnival, Newport, NH
  • 2015 Old Glory, mosaic (120″ x 192″ x 6″”), plywood, bottle caps, primer, copper nails, commissioned by Budweiser for Stagecoach Festival, Indio CA
  • 2013 Cannes Film Festival Sculptural Firebowls, Sculptural Fire Feature, (22″ x 37″ x 37″ each), recycled steel, Calvin Klein Women in Film Party, Cannes, France
  • 2012 Eternal Flame Sculptures, sculpture, (48″ x 48″ x 8″ each), steel, powder coat enamel, 70 Upper Rock Circle, Rockville MD
  • 2012 Six Numeric Wall Sculptures, sculpture, (dimensions variable), steel, powder coat enamel, SR/A Interior Architecture & Design, Washington, DC
  • 2009 Three Fire Imp Sculptures, sculpture, (dimensions variable), steel, powder coat enamel, Carlsbad Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • 2008 Two Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish, mosaic, (20″ x 50″ x 1.5″ each), plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails, Chef David Burke, Burke in the Box, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2008 Photos of Bottle Cap Mosaics, photos, Microsoft, Canada
  • 2008 Bottle Cap Fish Mosaic, mosaic, (20″ x 50″ x 1.5″ each), plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails, Jerry’s Sandwiches, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Face of Spades Mask, sculpture, (12″ x 8″ x 2″), recycled steel shovel, Jerry’s Sandwiches, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Seven Mosaic Trout for Swimming Pool, mosaic, (dimensions variable), vitreous glass tile, Limelight Lodge, Aspen, CO
  • 2008 Big Horse Pull Toy, Sculpture, (38″ x 51.75″ x 16.5″), recycled steel, granite, Kids Count Pediatrics PLLC, Elkin, NC
  • 2007 Johnny Evers Mosaic Portrait, mosaic, (48″ x 60″ x 2″), vitreous glass mosaic, steel frame,
    Lakeview Baseball Club, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 A Mermaid and her Fish, Metal collage, (54″ x 37″ x 1″), recycled steel, Jerry’s Sandwiches, Chicago, IL
  • 2005 Mosaic Sign for Main Branch, mosaic, (48″ x 96″ x 8″) vitreous glass, steel frame, Alden State Bank, Alden, MI
  • 2004 Joe Tinker Mosaic Portrait, mosaic, (48″ x 30″ x 1.5″), vitreous glass mosaic, steel frame,
    Lakeview Baseball Club, Chicago, IL
  • 2005 Cycling Salamander, kinetic sculpture, (132″ x 105″ x 12″), steel, bicycle, copper, bronze, aluminum, paint, Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI
  • 2005 Signal, Sculpture, (61″ x 27″ x 12″), granite, recycled steel, copper, Designhaus Pllc, Architects, Rochester, MI
  • 2004 Frank Chance Mosaic Portrait, (48″ x 30″ x 1.5″), vitreous glass mosaic, steel frame, Lakeview Baseball Club, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 Frankie Machine Community Garden Sign,
    sculpture, (20″ x 50″ x 4″), recycled steel, Frankie Machine Community Garden, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Four Marble Mosaics for Northeastern University Magazine, mosaic, (dimensions variable), marble tile, steel frames, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 2002 El Corazon Mosaic Table, mosaic, (20″ x 62″ x 38″) ceramic tile, steel frame, Casa Loca, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 City Gates, functional ironwork, (96″ x 96″ x 2″), steel, Lakeview Baseball Club, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Restaurant Displays, functional ironwork, (36″ x 12″ x 12″), steel, Caffé Baci, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Steel Window Grate, functional ironwork, (14″ x 11″ x 1″), steel, Café Jumping Bean, Chicago, IL

HOSPITALITY COMMISSIONS

Hotels and Resorts


  • 2017 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY ( Big Bowl O’ Zen 37 inch and 30 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2016 Midtown Athletic Club, Rochester, NY (3 Meridian 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls, 1 Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2015 Hotel Nollen Nollen, Thurgau, Switzerland (2 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2014 Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Lahaina, HI (4 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2014 Firefly Inn, New Braunfels, TX (Font O’ Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2014 Rowland House, Aurora, NY (Firefly 37 Inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2012 Seaworld San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (2 Waves O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2012 Rass Mandal, Santa Fe, NM (Big Bowl O’ Zen 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2012 Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope, PA (Fiery Fleur-de-Lis 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2012 Plaza Apartments Joplin, MO, (Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2011 The Canyons Resort Park City, UT (4 Big Bowl O’ Zen 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2011 Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Lahaina, HI (2 Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2011 Allure, Waikiki (Meridian 53 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2011 Westside Tennis Club, 1200 Wilcrest, Houston, TX 77042 (Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2010 Sandals Grande Riviera, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2010 Hacienda San Bernardo, Kopoma, Yucatan Mexico, (2 Big Bowl O’ Zen 51 inch firebowls, 4 Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch firebowls)
  • 2009 Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Osoyoos, BC, Canada (Great Bowl O’ Fire 53 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 Hotel Indigo Athens, Athens GA (Font O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2008 Rum Fire, Sheraton, Waikiki, HI (8 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2008 Waikiki Parc Hotel, Honolulu, HI (3 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2008 Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kamuela, HI (4 Big Bowl O’ Zen 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2008 Glenn Hotel, Atlanta GA (Font O’ Fire 24 inch Sculptural Firebowl/water feature)
  • 2008 Wizard Academy, Austin, TX ( Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 and 48 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2007 Serenity’s Resort, Trout Lake WA (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2007 BluEmber, Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA (Font O’ Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl/water feature)
  • 2006 Landmark Resort Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)

 

Restaurants


  • 2015 Weber Grill Restaurant, Saint Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO (2 Big Bowl O’ Zen 30 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2014 Nada, Columbus, OH (Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2014 Redstone American Grill, Minnetonka MN (King Isosceles 37 Inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2013 Burt & Max’s Restaurant, Delray Beach, FL (Big Bowl O’ Zen 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2012 Fiamme Naperville, IL (Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2011 Frankford Hall, Philadelphia, PA (3 Big Bowl O’ Zen 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2010 Rainbow Daiquiris, Hammond, LA (Fleur-de-Lis O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2010 Cafe Adobe, Houston TX (Clear Lake Location) (4 King Isosceles 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 Tiki Beach, Grand Cayman Island (4 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)
  • 2009 Nada, Cincinnati, OH (Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 Oshima Sushi, Sacramento, CA (Font O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 SouthWest Porch, Bryant Park, NYC (Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2008 Onyx, Columbus, OH (Waves O’ Fire41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2008 Fire Grill, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, West Indies (Great Bowl O’ Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2006 Brick Oven Courtyard Grille, Topeka, KS. (3 Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowls)

 

Churches


  • 2012 St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Largo FL (Great Bowl O’ Fire 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2010 Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, Louisville, KY (Great Bowl O’ Fire 30 inch firebowl)
  • 2010 St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook, NJ (Firebird Grill)
  • 2009 St. Joan of Arc Church, Lisle, IL (Great Bowl O’ Fire41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, FL (Waves O’ Glory Brazier)
  • 2009 St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken, SC (Waves O’ Glory Brazier)
  • 2008 St. Andrew Church, Saline, MI (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2008 Iron Horse Church Axtell, TX (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl, 2 Blaze O’ Glory Braziers)
  • 2007 The Episcopal Canterbury Fellowship, Church of the Resurrection, Starkville, MS Custom Brazier for Easter Vigil
  • 2007 Ascension Church, Oak Park, IL (Great Bowl O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)

 

Hospitals, Parks and Public Spaces


  • 2017 Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Big Bowl O’ Zen 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2011 Lincoln City, OR (Waves O’ Fire 41 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2011 Essentia Health St. Mary’s, Detroit Lakes, MN (Great Bowl O’ Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl)
  • 2009 Wichita WaterWalk, Wichita KS (Waves O’ Fire 37 inch firebowl, King Isosceles 37 inch Sculptural Firebowl)

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

  • 2015 Fudu Myoo, sculptural light fixture (20″ x 10″ x 10″), recyled steel, private residence, St. Catharines, ON
  • 2014 Trellis Trilogy, functional ironwork (50″ x 50″ x 3″ each), recyled steel, private residence, Pompano Beach, FL
  • 2010 Zen Fountain, sculptural fountain (35″ x 37″ x 37″), recyled steel, private residence, Beldenville, MN
  • 2008 Large Steel Gong, sculptural gong (38″ x 9″ x 9″), recyled steel, private residence, Lakeland, FL
  • 2008 Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 43, mosaic (20″ x 50″ x 1.5″), plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails, private residence, Evanston, IL
  • 2008 Three Customized Braziers and Great Bowl O’ Fire, Sculptural Fire Feature, (dimensions variable), recyled steel, private residence, Ardmore, OK
  • 2008 Fleur-de-Lis Custom Firebowls, Sculptural Fire Feature, (dimensions variable), recyled steel, private residence, Kelowna, BC
  • 2008 Custom 51 inch firebowl, (30″ x 51″ x 51″), recycled steel, Johnson Pools, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2007 Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 42, mosaic (26″ x 55.5″ x 1.5″), plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled roofing copper, copper nails, private residence, Portland, OR
  • 2007 Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 39, mosaic (20″ x 55.5″ x 1.5″), plywood, primer, bottle caps, vintage car steel, copper nails, private residence, Wallingford, CT
  • 2007 Custom Fire Chalices, Sculptural Fire Feature, (dimensions variable), recyled steel, Johnson Pools, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2006 Industrial Styled Sunken Firepit, Sculptural Fire Feature, (20″ x 45″ x 45″) private residence, Potomac, MD
  • 2006 Oh Beautiful Life, sculpture (69.5″ x 30″ x 8″), steel, private residence, Reno, NV
  • 2006 Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 16, mosaic, (12″ x 35.5″ x 1.5″) plywood, primer, bottle caps, tin can, brass plated nails, private residence, Portland, OR
  • 2005 Solar System Mosaic, mosaic (68 sq ft) glass, ceramic, private residence, Evanston, IL
  • 2005 Table 31 of Bartholomeo Eustachi’s Tabulae Anatomicae, mosaic, (36″ x 24″ x 1.5″), marble tile, plywood and Hardibacker substrate, copper frame, private residence, Evanston, IL
  • 2004 Anima Sola/Marinette Altar, mosaic sculpture, (76″ x 31″ x 10″), Steel, cast iron, vitreous glass mosaic, slate, antique mirror, copper, bronze, Marilyn Houlberg, Professor at the SAIC, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 Bittersweet Vine Trellis, functional ironwork (45″ x 24″ x 1.5″), recyled steel and copper, private residence, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2004 Untitled, Mosaic Floor, private residence, Traverse City, MI
  • 2004 La Siren II, mosaic, (60″ H x 36″ W x 1.5″ D), Vitreous glass, bottle caps, stone, copper, glass eyes, Hardibacker substrate, Fleur Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 Modern Security Bars, functional ironwork, (dimensions variable), steel, copper, private residence, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 Frank Lloyd Wright Fences, functional ironwork, (48 H x 48 W x 1.5 each), steel, slate, durock, vitreous glass, copper, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2003 Acrobat Table, functional ironwork, (30″ x 20′ x 20″), steel, glass, copper, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2003 Erzulie Mosaic Table, mosaic, (30″ x 42″ x 42″), Ridge Art Gallery, Oak Park, IL
  • 2003 A Love Story: Narrative Garden Fence, functional ironwork, (48″ H x 120″ W x 2″), Steel, Durock, glass tile, copper, paint, private residence, Evanston, IL
  • 2003 Four Dancer Chairs, functional ironwork, (dimensions variable), steel, copper, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2003 Steamship Propellor Table, functional ironwork, (40″ x 60′ x 20″), recycled steel, glass, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2002 Steel Fireplace Door, functional ironwork, (20″ x 20 x 2″), recycled steel, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2002 Peter the Crow Mosaic Table, mosaic, (26.5″ x 19″ x 17″), glass and ceramic tile mosaic, steel table, private residence, Sparta, MI
  • 2002 Rainbow Trout Mosaic, mosaic, (27.5″ x 16.5″ x 1.5″), glass tile, glass eye, copper, Wonderboard substrate on plywood, private residence, Sparta, MI
  • 2002 Acrobat Fence, functional ironwork, (48″ x 120″ x 2″), steel, Durock, porcelain, paint, private residence, Torch Lake, MI
  • 2002 Abstract Slate Wall Mosaic, mosaic, (84″ x 60″) slate, private residence, Bridgman, MI
  • 2000 She Whirls! She-Devil Mosaic Wind Vane, kinetic mosaic sculpture, (66.6″ x 48″ x 13″), ceramic mosaic, plywood, steel, copper, bronze, Marilyn Houlberg, Professor at the SAIC, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Radio Ancestrale, installation art, (dimensions variable), mixed media, Tarble Arts Center,
    Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • 1999 Ballad of the Dragon, mosaic, (24″ x 48″ x 17″), ceramic tile, glass, plywood substrate, private residence, Chicago, IL

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2004 Dancing About Architecture: sculpture + functional art, Designhaus, Rochester, MI.
  • 2000 Radio Ancestrale, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • 1998 Sea-Plane to the Other Side, Jacqueline Ross Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 Cabinet of Curiosities, Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2018 Mythic Creatures, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL, June 23, 2018 to September 30, 2018
  • 2017 Mythic Creatures, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA: May 27, 2017 to September 10, 2017; Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI: September 11, 2017 to May 20, 2018
  • 2015 The Love Show, Gallery at 46 Greene, Hudson, NY
  • 2014 Wood + Fire, Culture + Commerce Project, Hudson, NY
  • 2013 HD Expo, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013 Art Full Rooms: Living with Art, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2012 Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2011 Featured Artist, Art Sea Festival, Lincoln City, OR
  • 2010 Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2010 Ann Arbor Art Fair, 16 Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2010 Creative Fidelity, Stagira Studios, Austin, TX
  • 2009 The Slotin Fall Masterpiece Auction featuring the Lifetime Collection of Lynne Ingram, Historic Buford Hall, Buford, Georgia
  • 2009 Landfill Art, travelling exhibition
  • 2009 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI
  • 2009 The Gift of Art, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI
  • 2008 Jordan River Arts Council 20 Year Anniversary Invitational, Jordan River Arts Council, Jordan River, MI
  • 2008 Look About You, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI
  • 2008 Art & Design Entwined, Jordan River Arts Council, Jordan River, MI
  • 2008 Alden Depot Art and Craft Fair, Depot Park, Alden, MI
  • 2007 Symphony Ball and Art Auction, Grand Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Traverse City, MI
  • 2007 Vodou Riche: Contemporary Haitian Art: Columbia College [C]spaces gallery, Chicago, IL (Curator: Marilyn Houlberg, Professor of Art, SAIC)
  • 2007 Alden Depot Art and Craft Fair, Depot Park, Alden, MI
  • 2007 The 28th Annual West Michigan Home & Garden Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • 2007 The Home & Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids 2007 Home Expo, DeltaPlex Entertainment Center, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • 2007 The Alden Art Fair, Depot Park, Alden, MI.
  • 2006 Animalia, Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2006 The Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery + Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI.
  • 2006 What’s Blooming on Harrison Gallery & Studio Walk, Ridge Art Gallery, Oak Park, IL May 20 – 21
  • 2006 Oak Park Arts District Art Walk, Ridge Art Gallery, Oak Park, IL
  • 2006 The Alden Art Fair, Depot Park, Alden, MI.
  • 2005 Invitational Vessels, all media, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2005 The Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery + Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI.
  • 2005 Elvis Puppy, Fleur Fine Art, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 Interlochen Wine, Food + Fine Arts Festival, Frog Pond Village, Interlochen, MI
  • 2004 D’Art for Art, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petosky, MI
  • 2004 Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2004 Creating Spaces With Art, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2004 Art In the Garden, Pine Hill Nursery, Kewadin, MI
  • 2004 Malleable Metals, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2004 Leelanau Furniture Show, Grand Traverse Heritage Center, Traverse City, MI
  • 2003 Art In the Garden, Pine Hill Nursery, Kewadin, MI
  • 2003 Fall Gift Show, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2003 Deus Ex Machina II, Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 32nd Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House, Artist’s Studio, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Vodou Visionaries, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive + Outsider Art Chicago, IL (Curator: Marilyn Houlberg, Professor of Art, SAIC)
  • 2001 Outsiders Outside, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI
  • 2001 The Body Shop, Drive Thru Studios, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Around the Coyote, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Collect-O-Rama, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive + Outsider Art Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Deus Ex Machina I, Rubber Monkey Shadow Puppet Theater Company, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 31st Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House, Artist’s Studio, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 The Love Mural Assemblage/Mixed-Media, Gallery Six Four Five, Chicago, IL. Collaboration with: Rob Moriarty, Juan Chavez, Chris Silva and others.
  • 2001 Sextablos: Works on Metal, The Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2001 3 1/2 Months of Sundays, Hyde Park Arts Center, Hyde Park, IL
  • 2000 Around the Coyote, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 30th Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House, Artist’s Studio, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Sextablos: Works on Metal, Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, LA; RedBud Gallery, Houston,TX
  • 2000 Fourth Whirl, Whirligigs + Weather Vanes, Fourth World Artisans, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 18 Artists: An Instant Art Collection, David Leonardis Gallery,
    Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Howl: Exhibition and Performance, Hyde Park Arts Center Hyde Park, IL
  • 1999 Creative Inspiration: The Arts of Haitian Vodoun, Musee d’Art Haitien du College Saint Pierre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Curator: Marilyn Houlberg, Professor of Art, SAIC)
  • 1999 From the Hurt to the Healed…Objects for God, Oh Boy! Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 The Ever So Secret Order of the Lampreys, P.E.A.C.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL; Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL; Café Sol, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Around the Coyote, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Collect-O-Rama, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive + Outsider Art Chicago, IL
  • 1999 29th Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House, Artist’s Studio, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Sextablos: Works on Metal, Hyde Park Arts Center, Hyde Park, IL
  • 1999 Dia de los Muertos, Jaqueline Ross Gallery, Chicago, IL. Curator: Oscar Romero
  • 1998 20th Century Artifacts, Fourth World Artisans, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 From the Hurt to the Healed…Objects for God, Oh Boy! Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 Around the Coyote, Oh Boy! Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 Artifacts, Hardware Café, Chicago, IL

PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION

GRANTS

  • 2001 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

AWARDS

  • 2016 Best of Houzz 2016 award in Customer Service
  • 2009 Ruler of the Earth (-Friendly Items): First Place, Eco-Friendly Art on Etsy, April 20, 2009, Etsy Storque
  • 2008 Industrial Styled Sunken Firepit, First Place, Landscaping $100,000 and Under, 2008 Best of Outside Spaces, Washington Spaces Magazine
  • 2000 Installation and Lecture Honorarium, Excellence in Fine Arts Visiting Artist Series, EIU College of Arts and Humanities, Charleston, IL

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2008

  • 1/3 Gallery: Sawyer, MI
  • Almost Exclusive, Tallahassee, FL
  • Checkered House Gallery: Evanston, IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery: Charlevoix, MI
  • Dust Gallery: Las Vegas, NV
  • Flame Tech: Atlanta, GA
  • Goldner Walsh Nursery: Pontiac, MI
  • Mixed Elements: Brighton, MI
  • Ruth Conklin Gallery: Glen Arbor, MI
  • Tributaries Contemporary Gallery: Central Lake, MI

2007
  • 1/3 Gallery: Sawyer, MI
  • Belstone Gallery, Traverse City, MI
  • Checkered House Gallery: Evanston, IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery: Charlevoix, MI
  • Goldner Walsh Nursery: Pontiac, MI
  • Mixed Elements: Brighton, MI
  • Ridge Art: Oak Park, IL

2006
  • 1/3 Gallery: Sawyer, MI
  • Belstone Gallery, Traverse City, MI
  • Checkered House Gallery: Evanston, IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery: Charlevoix, MI
  • Gaslight Gallery: Petoskey, MI
  • The Guild: Madison WI
  • Ridge Art: Oak Park, IL
  • Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
  • Checkered House Gallery: Evanston, IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI
  • Gaslight Gallery: Petoskey, MI
  • The Guild: Madison WI
  • Ridge Art: Oak Park, IL
  • Vale Craft Gallery: Chicago, IL 60610

2004
  • Art & Soul Gallery: Acme, MI
  • Beloved: Chicago IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI
  • Fleur Fine Arts: Chicago, IL
  • Ridge Art: Oak Park, IL
  • Gaslight Gallery: Petoskey, MI
  • Local Color Gallery: Union Pier, MI‎
  • Mad Parade, Chicago, IL
  • Michigan Artists Gallery: Suttons Bay, MI

2003
  • Art & Soul Gallery: Acme, MI
  • Beloved: Chicago IL
  • Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI
  • Gaslight Gallery: Petoskey, MI
  • Local Color Gallery: Union Pier, MI‎
  • Mad Parade, Chicago, IL

LECTURES, TEACHING + DEMONSTRATIONS

  • 2011 Featured Artist Art Sea Festival, Lincoln City, OR: live demonstration of creating a Bottle Cap Fish Mosaic. The city purchased the Fish and a 41 inch Waves O’ Fire Sculptural Firebowl for public art.
  • 2011 Solo presentation, World Domination summit, 2011: Disaster is Opportunity
  • 2010 Panelist, Creative Fidelity discussion at Stagira Studios exhibit
  • 2010 Panelist, South by Southwest Interactive, 2010: Millionaire or artist? How about both? with Hugh MacLeod, Amrita Chandra and Mary Anne Davis
  • 2008 Panelist, BlogWorldExpo 2008: How to Plan, Build & Promote a Business Blog for Small Businesses
  • 2008 Art & Engineering: How Critical Thought and Creativity Combine. ISLAND Art, Film Philosophy Series
  • 2007 Panelist, BlogWorldExpo 2007: Blog Design Basics: Usability and Branding
  • 2005 Bottlecap Mosaic Demonstration, Bellaire Harvest Festival, Bellaire, MI
  • 2004 Making Mobiles Workshop, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2004 Cut Metal Luminary Demonstration, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 2000 Excellence in Fine Arts Visiting Artist Series The Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • 1998 Guest Lecture, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Department of Religious Studies
  • 1994 Instructor, Arts Apprenticeship Program (Summer Session): Myaheyyun Day Treatment, Mancelona, MI
  • 1992 Instructor, Arts Apprenticeship Program: Myaheyyun Day Treatment, Mancelona, MI
  • 1991 Instructor, Arts Apprenticeship Program: Myaheyyun Day Treatment, Mancelona, MI
  • 1990 Instructor, Arts Apprenticeship Program: Myaheyyun Day Treatment, Mancelona, MI

CONSULTING

  • 2008-2010 Product Design Consulting 1000Markets and Bixbe.
  • 2007 Design Consulting on Paypal Storefront Widget.
  • 2005 Commemorative Mosaic Arts Sculpture Consultant/Advisor on mosaic project for Presque Isle District Library.

CURATION

  • Malleable Metals, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI

EDUCATION

CAREER EXPERIENCE

  • 2002 Fabrication Assistant, Torch Tip Ironworks, Eastport, MI
  • 2001 Lead Artist, Manly Career Academy High School Mosaic Project, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago, IL.
  • 2001 Design/Build Consultant Lemonade Parade, Redmoon Theater, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Volunteer Set Builder, Costumer, Performer: Redmoon Theater, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Mosaic Artist: Studio E, Evan Glassman, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Mosaic Artist: SkyLine Design, Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Design & Fabrication Assistant: Kenneth Morrison Studio, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 2005 Board Member 2005, Pathways Arts Council, Kalkaska, MI
  • 2004 Board Member 2004-5, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI
  • 1999 SAMA: Society of American Mosaic Artists, Member 1999-2004
  • 1998 Ever So Secret Order of the Lampreys