Artist Statement and Bio
I am new to Ojai, having landed here last November. After 18 years in Duluth MN I packed my studio and woodworking shop into storage, sold off or gave away most else I owned and sold my house. After a few months of adventuring in the Southern California area I have somehow found myself in this beautiful community. I feel really lucky to have found such a place as well as a gracious host who supports my art life and goofy mutt. Also, I am now also a proud member of the Ojai Studio Artists.
Back in 2002, after receiving a BFA from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN, I moved to Duluth, MN. Over those ensuing years I worked with a great group to start a music and art gallery nonprofit, lived and served on the board of the local Artist Cooperative, had a ten year career at the Tweed Museum of Art where I was the Gallery and Collections Manager as well as designed exhibitions, curated, and installed over 200 exhibits. Through that time I also exhibited paintings, sculpture and photographs extensively in the region, curated pop-up exhibits, received numerous grants and have been collected widely.