2009 Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper M.F.A. Program, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2000 B.A. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
1998-1999 Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
Majors: Women’s Studies and English
Minor: Studio Art G.P.A.: 3.81/4.00
Summa Cum Laude
Departmental Honors in English
Graduate of the Honors Program
Electronic and Computer Control for Flame Effects and Other Fluids. The Crucible with Liam McNamara and Rich Humphrey, Oakland, CA. 2010
Welding for Artists I. Minneapolis Community and Technical College with Heather Doyle and Pamela Lesemann. 2009
Tool Sharpening for Printmakers. Highpoint Center for Printmaking with Joanne Price. 2008
Letterpress II: Fine Press Edition Printing. Minnesota Center for Book Arts with Regula Russelle and C.B. Sherlock. 2005
Beginning Screenprinting. Highpoint Center for Printmaking with Karen Griffiths, Minneapolis, MN. 2005
Letterpress I. Minnesota Center for Book Arts with Sarah Langworthy, Minneapolis, MN. 2004
Intermediate Poetry. Loft Literary Center with Debra Keenan, Minneapolis, MN. 2004
Beginning Printmaking. Minneapolis Community and Technical College with Lynn Bolman, Minneapolis, MN. 2002
Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate Departmental Project Grant, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. 2010
Aiko Fellowship, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. 2010
Rosenblum Award, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Spring 2010
Print and Letterpress Graduate Assistantship, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper M.F.A. Program, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Fall 2009
Follett Fellowship, Columbia College, Chicago. 2009-2011
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Purchase Award. 2003
President’s Scholarship, Augsburg College, Minneapolis. 1996-2000
“Art on Track 2010,” mobile installation with Spudnik Press on an “L” train circling the Loop. 2010.
“Printervention 2010,” Chicago Cultural Center, the Whistler storefront gallery, and installed on the streets of Chicago and Detroit as part of the Version Festival. 2010
“Artifice Magazine Special Issue #1 Portfolio Release,” Loft 3A. Chicago. 2010
“Select Impressions,” Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. 2010
“Prints on Ice," member show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. 2008
"Into the Hive,” solo at the 414soundbar, Minneapolis. 2008
“Hot Off the Press 2008,” member show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. 2008
“Salon Curieux,” with Jean Melom, Blue Moon Coffee Café, Minneapolis. 2007
“Drawin’ the Line,” with Lindsay Appell, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY. 2006
“Hot Off the Press,” member show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. 2006
“Untitled,” various artists at Blue Moon Coffee Café, Minneapolis. 2005
“Prints, You Betcha!,” member show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Minneapolis. 2005
Seward Art Crawl, various artists at 2nd Moon Coffee Café, Minneapolis. 2004
Slightly Ajar with Melanie Marrow, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis. 2003
“Paintings, Prints and Drawings,” solo at the Blue Moon Coffee Café, Minneapolis. 2003
COLLABORATIVE & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Bookmaking demonstration at the Printers’ Ball to make journals for the Chicago Books to Women in Prison. 2010
Printers’ Ball Collaborative Broadside Project with poet Leila Wilson, organized by the Chicago Center for Book and Paper, Chicago Printers’ Guild, and Poetry Magazine. 2010 (contributing artist)
5 x 7: Pulp, Ink, Thread’s Collaborative Edition, Columbia College, Chicago IL. 2010 (designer and contributing artist)
Artifice Magazine Special Issue #1 Portfolio, printed at Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL. 2010 (contributing artist)
Broadside: “ Lake Echo, Dear, ” by C.D. Wright, designed and printed by Cliff Meador and April Sheridan at the Chicago Center for the Book Arts for the Poetry Foundation. Chicago, IL. 2009 (assistant letterpress printer)
Broadside: “Reading the News and Thinking of the T’ang Poets,” poem from John Balaban’s
Locusts at the Edge of Summer, etching by Monica D. Church, printed at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. 2006 (letterpress printer)
Orioles: poems by Patricia Kirkpatrick. in collaboration with Jenny Eisenmen Anderson, Sue Bjerke, Jennifer Bolanos, Chuck Howard, Fred J. Larson, Ronna B. Mash, Regula Russelle, and C.B. Sherlock at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Minneapolis, MN. 2005 (contributing designer, artist, printer, and binder)
Slightly Ajar. directed by Miriam Colvin. Patrick’s Cabaret. Minnneapolis, MN. 2003 (contributing artist, improvisational storyteller, and dance “tour guide”)
EDITIONED ARTIST'S BOOKS
Bantam Ephemera. printed and bound at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Minneapolis, MN. 2004
Debris. printed and bound at Columbia College and Spudnik Press. Minneapolis, MN. 2010
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis; Denison Library, Scribbs College, Claremont CA; Elmer J. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota; Harhrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia; Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Museum,
University of Wisconsin, Madison; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul; J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah; Special Collections, Multnomah County Central Library, Portland;
Vassar College Library Archives and Special Collections; Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA; Galeria Nacional Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura, San Jose, Costa Rica
“Prints on Ice." co-curator, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis. 2008
“Salon Curieux.” Blue Moon Coffee Café, Minneapolis. 2007
Slightly Ajar. Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis. 2003
“Weighted Praise: Sanctus Sonorensis by Phil Zimmermann.” Journal of Artists’ Books. Spring 2010
“Emerging Artists.” artxxmagazine. Summer 2008. www.artxxmagazine.com/emergingart.html
“Girl Press: ‘Slightly Dangerous Books for Girl Mavericks’.” and Footnotes section. BookWomen. Vol.4: No.4: April-May 2000; 20
“Group ‘Gets Real’ About Feminism.” and Footnotes section. BookWomen. Vol.4: No.5: Aug-Sept 2000. 13-14; 24-25
“Lineage of Books.” and the Awards, Honors, and Accolades section. BookWomen. Vol.4: No.6: Aug-Sept 2000. 12-13; 21 & 22; 25
The Great Books: Because Women Say So! books chosen by book groups at the Minnesota Women’s Press 1986-1999. published by the Center for Feminist Reading. 2000 (copy editing and layout)
Murphy Square visual art and literary review. Fall 1999
Abbe, Mary. “Art: Select Impressions” StarTribune and Vita.mn.com. January 28, 2010
Skinner, Quinton.“Underpants, Shakespeare, and Giant Squirrels: A Guide to the 2008 Fringe Festival” The City Pages. August 6, 2008.cover, 3, 12
Abbe, Mary. “Highpoint Holiday-Celebrating a Year of Work at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.” Star Tribune. December 2, 2005. 18F
SELECTED READINGS AND PERFORMANCES
Blue Ribbon Burlesque. presented by Lilii’s Burlesque Revue. Minneapolis Fringe Festival.
Rarig Theatre, University of Minnesota. MInneapolis, MN. 2010 (houseboi)
The Underpants Show. presented by Lili's Burlesque Revue. Minneapolis Fringe Festival. Ritz Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. 2008 (houseboi)
Hips, Pips, and Strips. presented by Lili’s Burlesque Revue. Hennepin History Museum. Minneapolis, MN. 2007 (houseboi)
Queertopia Cabaret. with Nadine Dubois. Intermedia Arts. Minneapolis, MN. 2007 (houseboi)
Lili’s Burlesque Revue. weekly show and private gigs. Minnneapolis, MN. 2005-2008 (houseboi)
Salon Curieux. Blue Moon Coffee Café. Minnneapolis, MN. 2007 (poet)
Hotbed. curated by Sam Grosby. Intermedia Arts. Minnneapolis, MN. 2004 (poet/visual art)
Slightly Ajar. directed by Miriam Colvin .Patrick’s Cabaret. Minnneapolis, MN. 2003 (improvisational storyteller and “tour guide”)
Amazon Friday Nights. Amazon Bookstore. Minnneapolis, MN. 2002 (poet and emcee)
Conversations at the Blue Table. hosted by Leigh Combs. Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre/KFAI. Minnneapolis, MN. 2002 (poet)
College Art Association Member 2010
Southern Graphics Council Member 2010
Mid American Print Council Member 2010
Chicago Printers Guild Member 2010
Pulp, Ink, Thread. Columbia College Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Dept. 2009-2010
WORK AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Faculty Interdisciplinary Arts Dept. Columbia College, Chicago, IL 01/11-Present
Teach undergraduate Beginning Letterpress: Studio 1.
Artist Co-op Member Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL 11/09-present
Writing Center Tutor Columbia College Learning Center, Chicago, IL 08/09-Present
Tutor undergraduate and graduate student artists in writing and grammar; majority of writing is arts focused.
Print and Letterpress Graduate Assistant Columbia College Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Dept., Chicago, IL 09/09-1/10
Helped maintain studios and presses, assisted students and community renters, prepared studio for Advanced Printmaking class, researched and catalogued rare wood type collection.
Mentor/Teacher - Access/Print Project Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN 02/08-05/08 & 09/08-01/09
Mentored junior and senior teen artists with demonstrated talent in art. First six sessions spent taught screenprinting. During the rest, guided the development of students’ portfolios/projects combining various printmaking mediums. Helped hang and curate student show.
Artist Co-op Member Highpoint Center for Printmaking 02/08-12/08
Letterpress and Relief Demo Minnesota Center for Book Arts Educational Programming at Craftstravaganza 2008 05/08
Demonstrated printing on a Chandler-Price press to community members.
English Teacher/Private Tutor Kojen Language Center, Fai-go High School English, and Private Clients, Taipei, Taiwan 08/07-02/08
As a teacher at an all day kindergarten, was responsible for the arts-based, English language development of a class of students whose first languages were Chinese and Taiwanese. Also, private clients of various ages and levels.
Art Curator Blue Moon Cafe, Minneapolis, MN 06/06-07/07
Recruited artists, hung shows, developed the art space’s web presence, helped host receptions, and publicized events.
Studio Intern/Assistant Teacher Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY 02/06-06/06
Maintained the letterpress/offset and screenprint studios and the artists’ book inventory/archive, was assistant screenprinting teacher for the fifth grade Art-in-Education Program targeting at-risk students, worked with artists on residency projects, built and shot screens to order, updated donor/member database, tended fiber farm and processed fibers, hung student shows, organized grant applications for review, communicated with book buyers, registered students for classes, helped with fundraising, and had various other office and studio duties.
Class Assistant - Beginning Letterpress with Sara Langworthy Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 09/05-10/05
Cleaned machines, helped students with projects, gathered materials for class.
Winter Book Intern Minnesota Center for Book Arts 09/05-12/05
Letterpressed pages for two of three editions of There Is No Other Way to Speak.
Working Artist Co-op Member Highpoint Center for Printmaking 06/05-12/05
Maintained screenprinting and intaglio studios. Helped hang member shows.
Books Intern The Minnesota Women’s Press, Inc., St. Paul, MN 02/00-08/00
Researched for and copy edited various publications. Wrote for Book Women, a publication devoted to women writers, readers, and artists and news about independent publishing. Worked with book groups and helped select books for their bookstore. Worked part-time as office receptionist, answering phones, filing clippings and press kits, and maintaining subscriber database.
Editorial Board Member Murphy Square visual art and literary review, Augsburg College Fall 99
Chose artwork and literary works for publication and decided layout.
Printer Augsburg College Offset Pressroom 09/96-08/98 & 05/99-08/99
Printed multicolor commercial jobs for various clients, plus folding, cutting, and binding.
Exhibition Hanger Augsburg College Art Department/Christiansen Center Gallery 09/96-2/97
RELEVANT TECHNICAL ABILITIES
Experienced in intaglio, offset, letterpress, relief, and screen print, as well as bookbinding
Computer knowledge of Macs and PCs; skilled in Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Design Suite, AfterEffects; active blogger and networking site member