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EDUCATION

2013        Master of Fine Arts, Fiber & Material Studies (FMS), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

2005        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fiber, (Cum Laude) Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD     

 

AWARDS // HONORS

 

2023 Curriculum Development Grant, Praxis Digital Weaving Conference, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Curriculum Development Grant, 3D-Printed Clay Workshop, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

  Faculty Research Grant, Support for Solo Exhibition, NO GRIDS NO MASTERS, at MOCA Arlington, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2022        Faculty Research Grant, Queering Cast Iron: ICCCIA Berlin, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2021               Faculty Research Grant, EMDR Weaving: Queering Home, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2020               Sondheim Prize Semi-finalist Award, Baltimore Office for the Promotion of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

2019               Curriculum Development Grant, Capacitive Touch Textiles, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2018               Curriculum Development Grant, Multi-Layer Weaving, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

                        Faculty Enrichment Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017            Individual Artist Grant- Works in Progress, City of Chicago DCASE, Chicago, IL                                                        

2016            Jack Lenor Larsen Scholarship in Weaving, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

                        Fountainhead Fellowship Semi-finalist, Craft/Material Studies, VCUarts, Richmond, VA 

2015              Annual Best in Show Award, Rooftop Project Space, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

                       Fountainhead Fellowship Semi-finalist, Craft/Material Studies, VCUarts, Richmond, VA 

2014    Merit Award, Fiber Options: Material Explorations exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2013-2014 Gilroy Roberts Fellowship: Art of Engraving, The American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, CO

2013      Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Fellowship Semi-Finalist Prize, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                    Thomas Baron Merit Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

                     Leadership Honoree, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2012        The World Less Traveled Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                     Olivia Moore Trautman Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                 Leadership Honoree, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2011      John & Mary E. Hoggins Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                 Incentive Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2009          Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist, Baltimore Office for the Promotion of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

               Creative Baltimore Fund Grant, Baltimore Office for the Promotion of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

2005        The Gelman Travel Fellowship, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, New York, NY

               Leadership Honoree, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2004           Dale Burton Wood Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, MD


RESIDENCIES

 

2022      Residence Evil: Ox-Bow Goes to Hell, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2018               Artist Residency, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL

                     Fellowship Resident, Playa, Summer Lake, OR

2017        John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency in Foundry, Sheboygan, WI

                        Artist in Residence, Opossum House, Eugene, OR

2016            FORCE: Monument Quilt Leadership Team Wksp Retreat, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

                       Artist in Residence, LATITUDE, Chicago, IL

                    Artist in Residence, The Loomis-Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

                Group Residency (with _ture), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                     Group Residency (with _ture), The Center for Land Use Interpretation: Desert Research Station, Hinkley, CA

2014           Fellowship Resident in Iron, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

                        Fellowship Resident, Playa, Summer Lake, OR

                      Sponsored Foundry Project, The Steel Yard, Providence, RI

2013           Hot Metal Artist in Residence, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2009           Artist in Residence, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

 

SOLO // DUO EXHIBITIONS

 

2025           (Upcoming) The Contemporary American Sublime, Lower Traylor Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY

(Upcoming) (Solo Exhibition), Elon University, Elon, NC

2024              (Upcoming) NO GRIDS NO MASTERS, Museum of Contemporary Art, Arlington, VA 

  Unorganized Territory: Mutable Landscapes, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2019             Contemporary Stratigraphy, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

2018               Remember the Future, Forget the Past, Paragon Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

                        Dis/Remembering the Empire (with Ivan Lozano), Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL

2017               We* Are The Asteroid (with David Moré), The Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                        The Industrial Sublime (part of Rivers of Steel Festival of Combustion), Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA

                        Solid Obscurity: Monuments for the Immaterial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

2016            Iron Ore Cannot Be Educated Into Gold, The Sub-Mission, The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       UnEarth, Joel Hayden Salter Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Rice Lake, WI

                       Continuum (with Margaret Coleman), The Mercy Gallery, The Loomis-Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

2015              Rear View with Road Cut, Slow Pony Projects, Chicago, IL

                        New Legible Geologies (part of the Field Trip Fall Festival), Silverwood Park Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2014              Always is a Promise, Rooftop Project Space, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

                        To Win and To Hold (with Jeremiah Jones) The Sub-Mission, The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       Always, Temporary Allegiance Flag Pole Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2012               New World Landscapes, Gallery X, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                        That Which Is Cannot Always Be, Temporary Allegiance Flag Pole Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2010            The Quilted Parallax (an installation with Lea Bertucci) Chashama, New York, NY

2009               Spaces of Necessity (with Eun Woo Cho) School 33, Baltimore, MD

2008          Does the Light of God Blind You or Lead the Way Home for You? Spacelab, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

2007              6 MGP, This is Not a Truck, Chicago, IL

                     God Bless Our Hummer, In Other Words, Portland, OR

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2023 Existence as Protest, Rhizome DC, Washington DC

                                     Earth is a Time Machine, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN

  Groundwork, Dreamsong Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                        Breaking Ground, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, MD

                                     Digital Directions, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                                     Passage of Time, A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC

2022            Calculations: Units of Measure, Frontlines Gallery, Berlin, Germany

                    Once Upon an Instant, University of Applied Sciences HTW, Berlin, Germany

                     Ox-Bow Goes to Hell, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

                     Queer Futures Past: I’m a Ghost and so Are You, Current Space, Baltimore, MD

                       PRIDE, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

                     WE ARE EVERYWHERE, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2021          Portable Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom

                       WE ARE EVERYWHERE, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                   Faculty Exhibition, Decker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2020          Into the Void: Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Baltimore, MD

2019               40th Anniversary Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

                     Transitional Objects, Museum of Contemporary Art, Arlington, VA

                        The Shape of a Whisper and its Echo, The Donnelly Foundation, Chicago, IL

                      1000 Words­, Baltimore Country Community College, Essex, MD

                 WE ARE EVERYWHERE, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2018             Extension, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

                   Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2017              Provisional Landscapes, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

                       Pattern Recognition, Woskob Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA

                      The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       Memories and Histories, Whitewater Art Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

2016            Messing with Yarn, Textile Arts Factory, Thessolaniki, Greece

                      Contemporary Perspectives: Drawing on Big Ideas, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

                      NIMBY, NIMBY, Chicago, IL

                     Documents for the Past/Present/Future, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015             Predictions, Nave Gallery, Endicott College, Somerville, MA

                   Somewhere Between Black and White, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                       Cast Iron Invitational, Spiers Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC

                    Light Industrial Ecosystem, Garner Art Center, Garnerville, NY

                       Mossy Cloak, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL

                 Future Proof, The Lodge, Chicago, IL

                       The No Place, (part of the 2nd Floor Rear Arts Festival), Chicago, IL

                     Respond, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2014           Stuffscapes, Courtyard Gallery, The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

                     Artist in Residence Exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

                    Fiber Options: Material Explorations, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                     You Are the Line That Ties Me to Shore, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

               Exuberant Politics, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA; Public Space One, Iowa City, IA

                       Beyond Material, Padnos Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

                      Digital Technologies-Traditional Techniques, The Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2013        Eureka! Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY

                   Structure, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                    The Sublime Revisited, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

                       Annual Cast Iron Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

                      The Art of Engraving, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

                    Design and Art 5, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL

2012         New Work, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                        6 Incapable Arms, The Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Assemble, Carousel Gallery, Chicago, IL

                      Beyond Print, Open Studios SAIC, Chicago, IL

                     Burn Before Reading, SCOPE, New York, NY

                       Domain + Range, Jenny’s Common, Chicago, IL

2011             C/ART, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                      Campcamp, part of the Transmodern Festival, Current Space Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2010             Facing Fear, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

                       Glimpse, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, New Bedford, MA

                       Hot Off The: Pop-Up Publishing, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

                       Materiality, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     It’s A Beautiful Thing, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC

                      Adornamental, Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

2009          Off the Wall, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                       Drawings That Work, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

                     ME WE, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

               Sondheim Semi-finalists, Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                       Cheap, Fast and Out of Control, SCOPE, New York, NY

2008             Fiber Collective, State Street Gallery, Madison, WI

                       Stump Preserve, (an installation with Susie Brandt), Artscape Outdoor Lounge, Baltimore, MD

                       Stuttering: In a New Light, The Carroll Mansion, Baltimore, MD

2007             Xeroxable Wall Patterns, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

                     Reenactments, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                     From Sham to Shame, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006            Laminae, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

                        Material Matters, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD


PERFORMANCE // PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

2023               Feralpy, (Smashing and Smooshing –therapeutic kink massage with fruit), Governor’s Island, New York, NY  

2022             Gay Sex in Hell (performance/installation), Ox-Bow Goes to Hell, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2017        Rust and Dust, reading with Marissa Lee Benedict, Opossum House, Eugene, OR

2016   aper_ture: admitting the light (with _ture) for MCA Live: series, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                   Made to order art from the grill, NIMBY closing reception, Chicago, IL

                       Conjec_ture Series (with _ture) for the In>Time Festival, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015           Liminal Roadtrip, for the exhibition Rear View with Road Cut, Slow Pony Projects, Chicago, IL

2012           Transmissions, for 6 Incapable Arms program, The Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

For her/the/a Screen, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL

                        Characters That I Met While Hitch-hiking, Story-telling event, Southside Hub of Production, Chicago, IL


PUBLICATION + ESSAYS

 

2022       “New Moon Compost Calendar,” The Trying Times, subscription zine by Donna Oblongata and Chenda Cope, Philadelphia, PA

2021          “New Moon Compost Calendar”, Field Notes: Reflections on Working with Land, fundraiser for Baltimore Black Farmers Alliance

2017            The Dangerous Professors, catalog of radical teaching statements, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL

                   Rust and Dust, featured essay with Marissa Lee Benedict, for Opossum House, Eugene, OR

2016           “The Contemporary Sublime: Hyperobjects,” Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly, v15

                   “The Value of Marginal Public Space”, NIMBY exhibition zine by Margot Mache, Chicago, IL         

2015              “Aerial Camouflage,” Mossy Cloak exhibition publication, The Third Object, Chicago, IL

2010            Study 0609, printed by ARP! (Art Review and Preview), at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

 

PRESS // REVIEWS

 

2023 "Existence as Protest: Making Space for Trans Artists at Rhizome DC", BmoreArt, 9/15/23

2021       “Sculpture Goes Mobile at the Henry Moore Institute“, https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/ 2/9/21

              “The 10 best art exhibitions around the UK to see this summer“ https://theglossarymagazine.com/ 5/20/21

         “9 immersive UK art exhibitions to visit post-lockdown”, https://thespaces.com/ 6/1/21         

                   “Portable Sculpture”, https://designanthologyuk.com/ May 2021

2018         “Chicago’s History of Graphic Content; Unpacking Difficult American Values, Chicago Tribune 2/16/18

2017        See This Now” (We* Are the Asteroid at Current Space), City Paper, Baltimore, MD 10/4/17

       “Short List” Attack Theater performance response to The industrial Sublime, pghcitypaper.com 9/20/17

2016            "Six Chicago-based Artists who are Changing Photography" Kayl Parker, Time Out Chicago, 4/29/16

                       “Top Weekend Picks (#1 Iron Ore Cannot be Educated into Gold)” Bad at Sports Contemp. Art blog 7/7/16

          “Review: Documents for the Past-Present-Future at Efrain Lopez Gallery” art.newcity.com, 1/23/16

                     “12 Art Gallery Openings You Shouldn’t Miss This Season” The Chicagoist, 1/8/16

2015         Exhibition publication of Mossy Cloak (featuring an image and essay) at Roots and Culture 2/15

                        “Top Weekend Picks (#1 Future Proof)” Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk blog 2/27/16

                      “Top Weekend Picks (#2 Mossy Cloak)” Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk blog 2/6/16

2014             “Liz Ensz Rethinks the Lincoln Cent with Reagan Portrait”, Coin World Magazine, 11/29/14

                       “Optic Fiber” Review of Fiber Options: Material Explorations, bmoreart.com  8/6/14

                       Studio visit interview with Etta Sandry, Make Space art blog, make-space.net

2013           “Artists Draw Inspiration from Terror, War, Disaster to Highlight the Sublime,” artcentron.com 9/14/13

                       Featured Artist, Make Space art blog, make-space.net

2010            “We’re H.O.T. for Printable Matter” Review of Hot Off The, Minneapolis City Pages, 8/2/10

                       “Dress Rehearsal: Pattern and Decoration Return to Towson,” Review, Baltimore City Paper, 3/17/10

2009             Interview by Emily Hunter for Locus Magazine, Issue #6, Fall 2009

                       “Liz Ensz and Eun Woo Cho in Two-Person Juried Show at School 33,” Review, bmoreart.com 1/7/09

                      “Well Hung” Review of Off the Wall, Baltimore City Paper, 5/13/09

                        “East and West- Cultures Collide,” Review of Places of Necessity, Baltimore City Paper, 2/4/09

                        “MICA Grad’s Art Renews, Refreshes” Review and Interview, The Baltimore Examiner, 1/13/09

2006             “The Layers Club,” Review of Laminae at Goucher College, Baltimore City Paper, 12/13/06

                        “The Year in Art,” #4: Material Matters at Maryland Art Place, Baltimore City Paper, 12/13/06

                      “Made in America,” Review of Material Matters, Baltimore City Paper, 8/16/06