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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 // RESIDENCIES

2018 Artist Residency, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL

Fellowship Resident, Playa, Summer Lake, OR

2017 Artist in Residence, John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Program in Foundry, Kohler, WI

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

Artist in Residence, Opossum House, Eugene, OR

2016 Artist in Residence, LATITUDE Lab, Chicago, IL

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

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency (with _ture), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

2015 Fountainhead Fellowship Semi-finalist, Craft/Material Studies, VCUarts, Richmond, VA

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

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

Fellowship Resident, Playa, Summer Lake, OR

Sponsored Foundry Project, The Steel Yard, Providence, RI

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

2013-14 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

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

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

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

Leadership Honoree, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2011 Olivia Moore Trautman Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

SOLO // DUO EXHIBITIONS

2018 (Upcoming) Solo Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

(Upcoming) Contemporary Stratigraphy, Paragon Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

(Upcoming) Two Person Exhibition (with Heather MacKenzie), The Yellow Door Gallery, Des Moines, IA

(DIS/RE)MEMBERING 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, Gallery for Contemporary Art, 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, 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, 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

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

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

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

Beyond Material, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

2014 Stuffscapes, Outdoor 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

Beyond Print, Open Studios, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Assemble, Carousel Gallery, 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, Baltimore, MD

Facing Fear, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2010 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

2010 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

EVENTS // PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

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

Conjec_ture Series (with _ture) for the In>Time Performance 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

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

IN PRINT

2017 Rust and Dust, with Marissa Lee Benedict, limited edition printed ephemera, Opossum House, Eugene, OR

2016 “The Contemporary Sublime” Hyperobject issue, 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

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

Interview and featured artwork, VAM Magazine, Chicago

“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

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 “Raw rogram: Somewhere Between Black and White,” theartsbeacon.com 12/21/15

“Art That Responds to Our Troubled Times at Smack Mellon,” ARTE FUSE, artefuse.com 1/20/15

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

2007 The Highline, A Zine featuring Art Work Selected by Tom Sachs for a Highline Benefit

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