I’m interested in the play between social history and natural history, and how they transform one another.
Winter 2017 – “SNAP: 100”, a photographic collaboration with Kenji Stoll.
May 2017 – “The West”. Two-person show with Susan Surface at Soil Gallery. Seattle, WA
[In the works] “The Gateway Project”. Concepts underway for a privately funded artwork to be sited in the Theater District of downtown Tacoma, WA
Selected Projects & Awards
October 2016 – Lincoln Creative Engagement Grant, $5,000. Supporting a collaborative project with Kenji Stoll. Tacoma, WA
October 2016 – Artist Trust GAP Grant, $1,500
2016 Juror, Artist Trust Fellowship. Panelist in craft category. Seattle, WA
June-December 2016 – Guest curator for contemporary art, Foss Waterway Seaport museum. Tacoma, WA
October 2016 – Presentation of custom-design brooch to conference of National Association of Women Judges. Seattle, WA
October 2016 – Curator, “Art Without Borders”. Part I of this series focused on TED Fellow and Paris-based Tunisian graffiti artist, eL Seed. At Matter: Tacoma made modern. Tacoma, WA
August 2016 – “Other People”, solo show of photographs at Gilbert Thomes Fine Jewelry. Bainbridge Island, WA
August 2016 – “Tacoma Food Forest: Art, Edibles & Sustainable Culture”. Artist curator for environmental group show at Swan Creek Food Forest, a 370+-acre woodlands and one of the first free, food-bearing forests in the country. Tacoma, WA
August 2016 – Curator, Elise Richman show at Matter: Tacoma made modern. Tacoma, WA
May 2016 – Botanical installation for opening reception of “Northwest Art Now@TAM”. Tacoma, WA
May 2016 – Curator, “The Sixties”, Bill Colby exhibition at Matter: Tacoma made modern. Tacoma, WA January 2016 “Evolution: Art, Science & Adaptation”. Guest curator/artist, event programmer for contemporary group show at Seymour Botanical Conservatory featuring 2015 Grammy-nominee, Hunter Lea. Tacoma, WA
2015 Commissioned botanical installations for Tacoma Art Museum 80th Anniversary Party and Museum Director Stephanie Stebich’s 10th Anniversary, at Lakewold Gardens. Lakewood, WA
2015 “LODGE(D) 1.0”. Collaborative art installation with Barbara Di Pirro for SURGE, a juried show exploring the effects of climate change at Museum of Northwest Art. La Conner, WA
2015 “LODGE(D) 2.0”, part two of project, above. After disassembly, installation was recast as a perishable outdoor sculpture/wildlife habitat at Matzke Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
2015 “Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections”. Artist curator and event programmer for the main art event of Tacoma Maritime Fest. Tacoma, WA
2015 Artech Grant. $2,000 award to support curatorial project at Foss Waterway Seaport, a heritage museum in Tacoma, WA.
2014 “Ethnobotany: An Artist’s Study of Plants”. Artist curator for group exhibition at Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Tacoma, WA
2012 “Sempervivum”, public art installation for Metro Parks Tacoma commissioned through the Tacoma Arts Commission’s Public Art: In Depth (PA:ID) Program. Budget: $25,000. Tacoma, WA
2012 “Valley Roundelay”, commissioned sculpture. City of Fife, WA
2011-2012 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) Grant. $1,500 award.
2012 “The Bridle Show”, a collaborative project with inmates of Montana State Prison. My TAIP grant project showcased two heritage art forms, horsehair hitching and leather weaving, in a full-scale horse’s bridle. Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2011 “Backyard”, Solo show, Fulcrum Gallery. Tacoma, WA
2011 Nominee, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards (formerly the Oregon Biennial). Nominator: Rock Hushka, Head Curator, Tacoma Art Museum. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2011 “TACOMABALL”. This project transformed a 200′ highway ramp into a life-size pinball alley; visitors rolled giant exercise balls down the ramp to ricochet off Tacoma icons. A temporary art intervention and collaboration with Kyle Dillehay for “Temporal Terminus: Marking the Line”, a public art project in Tacoma, WA.
2011 “CODA”, site-specific installation for Spaceworks Tacoma. Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA 2010-11 “What You Own, Owns You”, sculpture commission for Greater Tacoma Community Foundation exhibited at Tacoma Art Museum (winter 2010-11). Tacoma, WA
2010 Foundation of Art Award, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. $7,500 prize. Nominator: Rock Hushka, Head Curator, Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA
2010 “Jack’s Epitaph”, site-specific installation for Spaceworks Tacoma. Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA 2010 “Access Denied: the Art of the Chastity Belt”. Received Best in Show at this exhibition at Mineral. Winning artwork entered under the pseudonym, Daichi Koyama. Juror Sarah Traver, director of the Traver Gallery. Tacoma, WA
2010 “GTCF Award Group Show”, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 2009 “Non-precious”, solo jewelry exhibition. Vetri Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 “Untitled”, group show, The Telephone Room. Tacoma, WA
Selected media, artist talks & previews
2016 Artist talk at the LeMay Museum, Tacoma, WA.
2016 CityLine television segment, “Evolution: Art, Science & Adaptation”, a curatorial project at Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Tacoma, WA
2015 CityLine television segment, “Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories & Projections”, a curatorial project at Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA.
2012 Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Attorneys at Law – artist talk about a collaboration with inmates at Montana State Prison. Tacoma, WA
2012 “The Bridle Show”, artist talk about my grant project/collaboration with Montana State Prison inmates using centuries-old braiding and weaving techniques. Fulcrum Gallery. Tacoma, WA
2010 CityScape television segment featuring Spaceworks Tacoma installations including “Jack’s Epitaph”, my installation at the Woolworth Windows. Tacoma, WA
2007 New York Times, featured in “If There’s A Buck In It Somewhere”, an article by Eric Wilson
MSC: My jewelry has also been featured in ELLE, ELLE Accessories, Best of Seattle Magazine, Lucky Magazine and several other publications, but the links have expired (hard copies available upon request)