Metropolitan New York City was the visual feast that surrounded me as I grew up in a large, loving extended family. I was close to my two maternal grandparents who were born in Europe, and early on made the transatlantic journey to meet the Swedish and English families they left behind.

My paternal grandmother, of French and Scottish descent, had traveled to Europe as a young woman. She was an artist who had left behind several paintings, one of which depicted a castle on a lake; its identity lost to us with time.

Years later, while driving through Europe for the first time, approaching Montreux, Switzerland, I was astonished to see that very landscape materialize before me: Lord Byron’s castle of Chillion. 

That painting now hangs in my home today as a tangible reminder prompting me to remember, to engage, and to continue exploring the world outside my own…

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art 2012, Berlin, Germany

Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany

Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York

Heard Museum Library & Archives, Phoenix, Arizona

Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Museum Of Anthropology,  University of California,  Chico, California

American Indian Center,  Chicago, Illinois

EverColor Corporation,  El Dorado Hills, California

Deere & Company,  Moline, Illinois 

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

2013  BERLIN: Aspects of Duality, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011, 2012    New Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010    Asia International Photography Fair, Singapore, Malaysia

2010    The Gallery, Art Reach Event, Singapore, Malaysia

2009    Self Portrait Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn,  New York

2009    Love Armor Project, photo documentation, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008    Open Hands, Nussbaumer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexoco

2008    Love Armor Project, photo documentation, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007    Indwelling, Photography Show curated by Joyce Tenneson, Cooper Union, New York

2006    Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005    The Road Show, St John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005    FOCA Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; Juror Elizabeth AT Smith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2004    FOCA  Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico; juror Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Modern Art at the Whitney, NY

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

2008    Co Chair, Art on the Edge, NM Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; curator Elizabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum, NY

2005    Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art,  Juror Katherine Ware, Curator Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

2004    The Terrain, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

2002    Images of Iowa, Brunnier Museum of Art, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1996    Tribal & Western Art of the Great Plains, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD

1995    New Face of the Portrait, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

1994    The Camera’s Eye, Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig, CO

1994    Eiteljorg Museum Invitational, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

1992    8th Annual National Festivals in American Life, Peoples’ Choice Award, Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Chico,

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010    American Adolescents, Solo Show, EA Gallery, Port Chester, NY

2003    American Adolescents, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 

1997    Native Americans, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 

 

TWO-THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2005    Submerged Qualities, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Comm. College, Santa Fe, NM

1995    Two Person Photography Show, Quad City Arts Council, Moline, IL

1993    Three Person Show, Gallery Space, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA:

2009    American Adolescents; in their own words, (book) Susan Herdman

2009    Art Talks, WVIK, with Bruce Carter, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

2004    Black Americans in Cinema: the First Half Century, by Phyllis Klotman, U of Illinois Press; advisor to Book & DVD project

1995    A Garden Inside Her, by Coffman & Bever, cover illustration, Grainne Press, Portland, OR

1995    The Creators: Native Americans, Life & Times, Iowa Public Broadcasting

1994    Ornament Magazine, photographs for Ray & Stella Young Bear, San Diego, CA 

1994    Art Talks,  WVIK, with Bruce Carter, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

1993    Best of Photography Annual, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 

AWARDS:

2000     Artist Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA

1999     Mini Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA

1996     Photo National, Second Place, Arts Council SE Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO

             Tribal & Western Art, Honorable Mention, Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD

1995     Artist Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, Iowa

             Summer Invitational, Silver Medal, Perry House Galleries, Alexandria, Virginia

1994     The Camera’s Eye, Best of Show,  Museum of NW Colorado, Craig, CO

1993     National Juried Art Exhibition, Triangle Company Award, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

 

EDUCATION:

MA: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

BFA: Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Attended: Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA; Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA 

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Metropolitan New York City was the visual feast that surrounded me as I grew up in a large, loving extended family. I was close to my two maternal grandparents who were born in Europe, and early on made the transatlantic journey to meet the Swedish and English families they left behind.

My paternal grandmother, of French and Scottish descent, had traveled to Europe as a young woman. She was an artist who had left behind several paintings, one of which depicted a castle on a lake; its identity lost to us with time.

Years later, while driving through Europe for the first time, approaching Montreux, Switzerland, I was astonished to see that very landscape materialize before me: Lord Byron’s castle of Chillion. 

That painting now hangs in my home today as a tangible reminder prompting me to remember, to engage, and to continue exploring the world outside my own…

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art 2012, Berlin, Germany

Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany

Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York

Heard Museum Library & Archives, Phoenix, Arizona

Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Museum Of Anthropology,  University of California,  Chico, California

American Indian Center,  Chicago, Illinois

EverColor Corporation,  El Dorado Hills, California

Deere & Company,  Moline, Illinois 

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

2013  BERLIN: Aspects of Duality, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011, 2012    New Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010    Asia International Photography Fair, Singapore, Malaysia

2010    The Gallery, Art Reach Event, Singapore, Malaysia

2009    Self Portrait Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn,  New York

2009    Love Armor Project, photo documentation, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008    Open Hands, Nussbaumer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexoco

2008    Love Armor Project, photo documentation, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007    Indwelling, Photography Show curated by Joyce Tenneson, Cooper Union, New York

2006    Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005    The Road Show, St John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005    FOCA Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; Juror Elizabeth AT Smith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2004    FOCA  Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico; juror Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Modern Art at the Whitney, NY

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

2008    Co Chair, Art on the Edge, NM Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; curator Elizabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum, NY

2005    Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art,  Juror Katherine Ware, Curator Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

2004    The Terrain, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

2002    Images of Iowa, Brunnier Museum of Art, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1996    Tribal & Western Art of the Great Plains, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD

1995    New Face of the Portrait, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

1994    The Camera’s Eye, Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig, CO

1994    Eiteljorg Museum Invitational, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

1992    8th Annual National Festivals in American Life, Peoples’ Choice Award, Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Chico,

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010    American Adolescents, Solo Show, EA Gallery, Port Chester, NY

2003    American Adolescents, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 

1997    Native Americans, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 

 

TWO-THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2005    Submerged Qualities, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Comm. College, Santa Fe, NM

1995    Two Person Photography Show, Quad City Arts Council, Moline, IL

1993    Three Person Show, Gallery Space, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA:

2009    American Adolescents; in their own words, (book) Susan Herdman

2009    Art Talks, WVIK, with Bruce Carter, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

2004    Black Americans in Cinema: the First Half Century, by Phyllis Klotman, U of Illinois Press; advisor to Book & DVD project

1995    A Garden Inside Her, by Coffman & Bever, cover illustration, Grainne Press, Portland, OR

1995    The Creators: Native Americans, Life & Times, Iowa Public Broadcasting

1994    Ornament Magazine, photographs for Ray & Stella Young Bear, San Diego, CA 

1994    Art Talks,  WVIK, with Bruce Carter, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

1993    Best of Photography Annual, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 

AWARDS:

2000     Artist Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA

1999     Mini Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA

1996     Photo National, Second Place, Arts Council SE Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO

             Tribal & Western Art, Honorable Mention, Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD

1995     Artist Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, Iowa

             Summer Invitational, Silver Medal, Perry House Galleries, Alexandria, Virginia

1994     The Camera’s Eye, Best of Show,  Museum of NW Colorado, Craig, CO

1993     National Juried Art Exhibition, Triangle Company Award, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

 

EDUCATION:

MA: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

BFA: Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Attended: Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA; Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA 

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