BA in Visual Arts - Instructor
MFA University of Kansas
BFA Maine College of Art
From the heart
The students at Naropa have honest approach to life and to Visual Art practices. I
have found that they truly create from their heart, and when nurtured to continue
to do so, they flourish.
- 2015-2016 Smithsonian Artists Fellow
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS.
North American Native Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
Great Plains Museum, Lincoln, NE.
Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS.
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
Solo, Its Honor Is Here Pledged, Intro by Lucy Lippard, Ava Gallery and Exhibition
Center, Lebanon, NH.
Survival/Zhaabwiiwin, Kemper at the Crossroads, Kansas City, MO.
Solo, Its Honor Is Here Pledged, Intro by Lucy Lippard, Nerman Museum, Overland Park,
Land, Art, Horizons, with Michael Belmore, Will Wilson and Wally Dion, North American
Native Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
Solo, Survival/Zhaabwiiwin, Bemis Foundation Regional Juried Exhibition, Bemis Foundation, Omaha,
Pierogi Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Williamsburg, NY.
Survival/Zhaabwiiwin, Published Thesis, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
Contributing Writer, Lost At E Minor Blog, www.lostateminor.com
Establishing Ownership: The Image of the Indigenous American, Panel Participant with
Melanie Yazzie, Jaune Quick to See Smith organized by Elizabeth Klimek, College Art
Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
Lecture at Solo Opening, Its Honor Is Here Pledged, Nerman Museum of Contemporary
Art, Kansas City, KS.
Presenter, Map Making and Path Finding, Curated by Melanie Yazzie, University of Colorado,
- Naropa: Intro to Drawing, Advanced Studio Practice, Contemplative Ceramics, Sculpture,
- At CU: Foundations 1010
- At Haskell Indian Nations University: Ceramics 1& 2, Painting 1 & 2
- At University of Kansas: Painting 1, Painting I-IV, Fundamentals in Painting and Drawing
- Workshops taught in Printmaking, Encaustic Painting, and Creating Strong Bodies of
- The Spiritual in Abstract Art
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
Vitamin D - a fantastic contemporary drawing overview
Joseph Campbell The Power of Myth
Describe a moment when you helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment.
I was working with a student who was creating breathtaking drawings that were light
in value and she did not know what to do next. She did not want to lose what she had
already created. I handed her a roll of transparent paper and suggested that she create
multiple drawings and layer them over each other....in two short months she has created
a very strong group of drawings, and this process has also helped her to create a
strong group of paintings.
As a Smithsonian Artist's Fellow I am excited to spend a month from mid-May to mid-June
doing research in the Smithsonian museums. This will be followed by a two month artist'sms
residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute.