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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA, 1992.  Graduated with High Distinction. Received Barclay Simpson Award for distinguished work.

Bachelor of Arts (Theater, emphasis on design), The Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO, 1985. Graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Received top departmental awards in both Theater and Studio Arts.


EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS

2004-2008. Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma WA.  Washingtonia Domus, public works project.

2005. Tri-Met Art Program, Portland, OR. Built Trees, public works project.

1997. Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA.  Installation (“Prototype Additions to the Williams-Sonoma Catalogue”) included in Metalcraft.  Toured to the Boise Art Museum.

1997. King County Art Gallery, Seattle WA. A ball of string.

1996. Oliver Art Gallery, Oakland CA.  Distinguished alumni exhibition.

1996. Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle WA. Second Avenue Improvement Project (permanently-sited public art project). 

1995. Portage Bay Goods, Seattle WA.  Retail store design/fabrication.

1995. DiverseWorks, Houston TX.  Rezone (group exhibition).

1994. Seattle Public Library, Seattle WA. Leogane: A Memorial (installation).

1994. Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle WA.  Commissioned proposal for Seattle Coliseum Project (collaboration with Jon Rubin).  Model included in Eyes on Public Art exhibition at the Seattle Center International Pavilion.

1994. Division of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Beach CA.  Commissioned proposal for temporary project in public parks. 

1993. King County Arts Commission, Seattle WA.  Commissioned proposal for the Cedar Falls Transfer Station. METRO, Seattle WA.  Commissioned proposal for 6 park-and-ride stops.  Fall 1993.

1993. Room 608, Seattle WA.  Lode (installation).

1992. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Outdoor Exhibition Site, San Francisco CA. I Am Afraid, a temporary site installation for Exploration: City Site 1992. Collaboration with Jon Rubin and Kristin Baumler.

1992. Barclay Simpson Gallery, Lafayette CA.  Wildcat (installation).

1992. DTO Gallery, California College of Arts and Crafts. Rainmaker (installation).

1991. Public Art Works, Marin County CA.  Untitled public sculpture for ONSITE 1991.  Collaboration with Nina Ackerberg and Gregory Gavin.

1990. Pyramid Atlantic, Washington DC. Sisyphus Muses (installation).

1989. dc space, Washington DC.  Crude (installation).

1989. Arnold and Porter Law Offices, Washington DC.  Invitational print exhibition.

1988. Washington Project for the Arts.  Restoration of The Jade Garden, a permanent installation by David Ireland.

1988. The Art Barn, Washington DC.  More Ink II, invitational print exhibition.

1988. University of Arkansas Art Center, Fayetteville AR. Kurt Kiefer and Brad Freeman (prints).

1988. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.  Prints: Washington.

1987. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC.  Masks for Seoul House (a rap opera produced by Y. David Chung for the Cut/Across exhibition.

1987. Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring MD. More Ink, invitational print exhibition.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-current.  Project Manager, Meta Arte LLC, Seattle WA. Developer of commissioned artwork projects for private clients and technical specialist assisting with the formation and maintenance of private collections. Work includes masterplanning, project development with stakeholders and design teams, and construction planning and oversight of artist projects.

1998-2008.  Public Art Consultant, Rainmaker Industries (sole proprietorship), Seattle WA. Developed various projects including art planning for the City Investors LLC, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center and early development of a public art planning guide for Seattle neighborhoods for the Seattle Arts Commission. Project planning, artist selection and project management for multiple commercial development projects in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.  Work included masterplanning, project development with stakeholders and design teams, and construction planning and oversight of artist projects.

1999, 2006, 2007.  Lecturer, University of Washington School of Art, Seattle WA.  Yearly Spring Quarter seminar on professional practices for artists.

1994-2008.  Campus Art Administrator, University of Washington, Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell WA.  Manager of the UW Public Art Commission and curator of the Campus Art Collection. Work included all phases of master planning, project development, artist selection, project management and collection maintenance for the university’s growing collection of art. Work also included maintenance budget oversight, development and consultation on major commemorative works, fundraising and gift review and acquisition.

1992-Current.  Artist, completed public art projects in Tacoma, Washington, Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

2002-2003.  Art Program Manager, The Confluence Project, Vancouver WA.  Oversaw the early development of a five-site commemorative artwork/architectural project by Maya Lin.  Work included extensive land-use negotiations with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Department, collaboration with local government officials in all three major communities, public relations planning and artist contract and scope of work negotiations.

2001-2002.  Project Manager, First and Goal, Inc. (Stadium Art Program), Seattle WA.  Oversaw the construction and installation of a $1.2 million collection of public art projects associated with the Seattle Seahawks football stadium (now Qwest Stadium).

2000-2001.  Guest Curator, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.  Organized exhibitions of the work of Alexis Rockman (2001) and Buster Simpson (2000).

1993-94.  Project Manager, Rhodes Masonry, Inc., Seattle WA.  Supervisor of crew of traditional craftsman fabricating intricate stonework for residential and commercial clients.

1990-92.  Preparator, Capp Street Project, San Francisco CA.  Facilitator for on-site and off-site artists' projects.

1988-90.  Chief Preparator, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC.  Designed and installed exhibitions, fabricated site-specific artwork, administered project budgets, maintained facility, recruited and supervised volunteers and interns.


RELATED EXPERIENCE

Board Member, 911 Seattle Media Arts Center, Seattle WA, 2008-current.

Member at Large, Public Art Advisory Committee, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle WA, 2006-current.

Co-President, Coe Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Seattle WA, 2006-2008.

Member at Large, University Landscape Advisory Committee, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1994-2008.

Faculty Hiring Committee Member (Sculpture), University of Washington School of Art, Seattle WA, 2007.

Panelist, Dorkbot (Seattle) Discussion on Public Art, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA, 2005.

Jury Member, Redmond City Hall Garage Project, 4Culture, Seattle WA, 2004.

Co-President, Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange, Seattle, Washington, 1999-2004.

Facilitator, “Walking the Edges of Creative Space.” Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, Seattle WA. Panel discussion of artists acting as environmental activists,  2003.

Facilitator, “Gifts and Memorials: Building a Legacy or Making Private Taste Public?” Seattle Arts Commission, Public Art 101 Conference, Seattle WA, 2001.

Chair, Public Art Advisory Committee, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington, 2001-2002.

Chair, Art Selection Committee, Seattle Civic Center development, Seattle Arts Commission, Fall, 2001.

Advisor, University of North Carolina (development of a campus public art program), Chapel Hill, 2001.

Vice President, Public Art Committee, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington, 1999-2000.

Member, Arts Task Force, Office of the Mayor, City of Seattle.  Winter-Spring, 1998-1999.

Jury member, Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium, Public Art Program.  Winter,  1997.

Jury member, City of Bellevue, Washington, Pedestrian Corridor Project.  Winter-Spring, 1996.

President, Board of Directors, REFLEX Magazine, Seattle WA, 1995-96.

Co-founder and curator, 3400 cu.ft., a small not-for-profit gallery, Seattle WA, 1994.