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selected items


2019    Visual & Performing Arts Gallery, HCC, Ybor City Campus | Tampa, FL (forthcoming)
2018    Art Center Sarasota | Sarasota, FL (forthcoming, December 2017)
2017    ARTicles Gallery | St. Petersburg, FL (two-person)
2017    Mount Aloysius College | Cresson, PA
2016    Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry Campus | Tampa, FL
2015    Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University | Slippery Rock, PA
2014    New Hazlett Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
2014    Women & Their Work Gallery | Austin, TX
2013    Pittsburgh Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA
2010    Borelli-Edwards Galleries | Pittsburgh, PA (Two-person)
2007    MX ESPAI 1010 | Barcelona, SPAIN
2007    Westmoreland Museum of American Art | Greensburg, PA
2007    Maui Arts Center, Kahului | Maui, HI
2006    Arlington Arts Center | Arlington, VA
2005    Angel Kitchen, M.X. ESPAI 1010 | Barcelona, SPAIN
2005    A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery | New York, NY
2005    The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center | Honolulu, HI
2004    The Butler Institute of American Art | Youngstown, OH
2003    Robeson Gallery, Penn State University | State College, PA
2002    Organization of Independent Artists | New York, NY
2001    Associated Artists Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA
2000   San Augustin National University | Arequipa, PERU


2017   Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, Museum of Fine Arts | St. Petersburg, FL
2016   Répondez S’il Vous Plait, Galerie Hebert | Paris, FRANCE
2015   WORKS, Group A, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA
2015   The Landscape Problem, Mine Factory | Pittsburgh, PA
2015    VCCA France 10th Anniversary Exhibition, La Chapelle Sainte Catherine | Auvillar, FRANCE
2014    Visual Artists Network 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibition | Tulsa, OK
2014    Art Cloud #2, Multiverso | Florence, ITALY
2012    Raw Poetry, Borelli-Edwards Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA
2011    Victory for Tyler, Ice Box Space | Philadelphia, PA
2011    Il Mondo Nuovo de Tiepolo, Galerie NegPos | Nimes, FRANCE
2010   100th AAP Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art | Pittsburgh, PA
2010    AAP @ Fallingwater, Fallingwater Gallery | Mill Run, PA
2010    Collezione Civica di Fiber Art, Sala Esposizioni | Città di Chieri, Torino, ITALY
2010    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Artists Image Resource | Pittsburgh, PA
2010    Of Disreadings, MX ESPAI 1010 | Barcelona, SPAIN
2009    3rd International Triennal Miniature-Textile | Szombathely Keptar, HUNGARY
2009    À  Parti Des Femmes D’Alger De Delacroix, Médiathèque Lucie Aubrac | Ganges, FRANCE
2008    Zig Zag, Hafiyat Karaköy | Istanbul, TURKEY
2008    250/250, Fe Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA
2008    Citta di Chieri Collection, Polo Culturale | Città di Chieri, Torino, ITALY
2008    El Alpha, Esposta Gallery | Verona, ITALY
2007    Fiero, Kotani, Kim, Asian American Arts Centre | New York, NY
2007    Fiberart International/2007, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA
2006    10th Anniversary, Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center | Honolulu, HI
2005    Visions in Textiles, Izmir Museum of Art & Sculpture | Izmir, TURKEY
2005    95th Associated Artists Exhibition, Warhol Museum | Pittsburgh, PA
2004    Crossing Borders, Suburban Fine Arts Center | Highland Park, IL
2003    Material Songs, Roseline Koener Atelier | Westhampton, NY
2002    Small Works in Fiber, LongHouse Reserve | East Hampton, NY ; SOFA Chicago, IL ; Miyaki Design Studio, Tokyo, JAPAN
2001    5th Baltic Biennial of Weaver’s Miniature, Gdynia Museum | Gdynia, POLAND
2000    90th Juror’s Selection Exhibition, Cannegie Museum | Pittsburgh, PA


Borelli-Edwards Galleries | Pittsburgh, PA


Città di Chieri | Torino, ITALY
Moulin à Nef at VCCA-France | Auvillar, FRANCE
Dokuz Eylul University | Izmir, TURKEY
The Cleveland Museum | Cleveland, OH
Erie Art Museum, Patron Purchase | Erie, PA
Pittsburgh Public Schools Trust | Pittsburgh, PA
Congregation Rodef Shalom | Pittsburgh, PA
Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, NJ
Pittsburgh International Airport | Pittsburgh, PA
Bank of Hawaii | Honolulu, HI
Beecham Corporation | Pittsburgh, PA
Hawaii State Foundation of Art | Honolulu, HI
Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY


2018    Art Alliance Artist’s Award | St. Petersburg, FL
2015    Excellence in Fibers, Fiber Art Now | East Freetown, MA
2014    Visual Artists Network Exhibition Award, Living Arts | Tulsa, OK
2014    VAN National Exhibition Award, Women & Their Work | Austin, TX
2013    Moderator, Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision, Boston College | Boston, MA
2012    Investing in Professional Artists Grant, Heinz Foundation/The Pittsburgh Foundation | Pittsburgh, PA
2011     2013 Pittsburgh Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA
2010    Pittsburgh Fiberarts Guild Gallery Award, Borelli-Edwards Galleries | Pittsburgh, PA
2009    Board Member, Society for Contemporary Crafts | Pittsburgh, PA (Tenure through 2013)
2006    VCCA’s Exchange Artist in Residence at Tyrone Guthrie Centre | IRELAND
2006    Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio | Johnson, VT
2005    Fellow at VCCA’s Moulin à Nef | Auvillar, FRANCE
2005    Westmorland Museum Exhibition Award, AAP 95th Exhibition, Warhol Museum | Pittsburgh, PA
2005    Terry Smith Juror’s Award, AAP 95thExhibition,Warhol Museum | Pittsburgh, PA
2004    Vira I. Heinz Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts | Amherst, VA
2002    Robert Storr’s Wallace Family Award, Visual Arts Center | Chautauqua, NY
2001    David McFadden Juror’ Award, Craft National 35, Zoller Gallery | Penn State, PA
2001    Fred Wilson Juror’s Award, 78th Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum | Erie, PA
2000    Madeleine Grynsztejn’s Juror Award, AAP 90th Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art | Pittsburgh, PA
2000    Jill Synder’s Exhibition Award AAP 90th Exhibition Carnegie Museum| Pittsburgh, PA
1999     Duane Michals Juror’s Award, AAP 89th Exhibition, Carnegie Museum| Pittsburgh, PA
1992    PA State Crafts Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts | Pennsylvania
1985    PA State Crafts Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts | Pennsylvania


1977       MFA | Tyler School of Art | Elkins Park, PA
1962       BFA | University of Hawaii | Honolulu, HI


2008-2010    Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey | Adjunct Professor
1979-2000    Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA | Professor Emerita
1976-1977      Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA | Instructor