artist and printmaker
I hail from Kansas City, Missouri where I attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree. I continued my studies in drawing and printmaking informally at the Kansas City Art Institute. After that, I began graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed my Master of Fine Art degree. The following Fall, I moved to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to start an eleven-month residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
There I continued drawing and monotype work and created handmade blank books. I taught drawing and printmaking at Arrowmont as part of its community class schedule.
I returned to Kansas City in the Fall of 1993 to continue my work. Upon my return, I taught foundation drawing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and drawing and design at Rockhurst University. I devoted time to teaching children's art classes at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as well.
In October 2003, I relocated to Brooklyn, New York, with my husband, Pete Minda.
In August 2008, I moved with Pete to Austin, Texas, where I continue my work mixing and matching disparate images in a futile attempt to one-up Nature.