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About me

I foster creativity by teaching and making artwork. Creativity is one of the most powerful and important characteristics we can possess. When we engage our own creative minds we can make the world happier, more beautiful and healthier.

I make small playful, organic, colorful art every day. The abstracted nature-inspired forms of my art encourage viewers to access their own creativity to think about and make their own associations. The size and the fact that I do them every day allow me to incorporate my art practice into a full life as a wife, mother and full-time art professor.

I want people to engage with art that speaks to them on a personal level. Instead of buying something to simply fill the void on a wall or match the couch, spending time, attention or money on art made by living artists provides an opportunity to feel connected to a creative person who contributes to their community. Before we spend resources, we need to make certain it is useful, beautiful, or meaningful.

I love nature and boldly curious forms. I paint or transform industrial wire, metal mesh, cast off paper and ordinary materials into compositions that aren’t easily identifiable but seem familiar. I hope that by bringing color and a bit of playfulness into peoples lives that they can experience the same kind of joy I get from making my work.

 

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Solo or Two-Person EXHIBITIONS

2019   Wilma Daniels Gallery, Presented by Local: Art + Ideas, Wilmington, NC

2018   Second Nature, Holder Goods, Raleigh, NC

2017   Re-Surface, Artspace Regional Artist in Residence Exhibition, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2016   Wake Technical Community Featured Faculty Exhibition, Raleigh, NC

Selected Group Exhibition

2018   Tinney Contemporary/Tinney Concept, Under $500 (online exhibition, December 2018)

2018   Dogwood Art Regional Artist Exhibition, Knoxville Tennessee Juror: Leigh Suggs, Independent Artist & Curator

2018   Raleigh Fine Arts Society’s North Carolina Artists Exhibition  Juror: Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art at NC Museum Art

2017   Artspace Corridors Exhibition (November to January 2018), Raleigh, NC

2017    Proximity (3 person Exhibition), Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar, Raleigh, NC

2017   Community Arts Exhibition, United Arts Council. Raleigh, NC, (via VAE Raleigh)

2017   Artspace’s 30th Anniversary Retrospective Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Annah Lee, Artspace’s Director of Artistic Programs & Lia Newman, Director & Curator of Van Every/Smith Galleries, Raleigh, NC

2017   Float, VAE, Raleigh, NC. Juror: Mary Mattingly

2017   Artspace Artist’s Members Spring Corridors Exhibition, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2016   SCOPE 2016, VAE, Raleigh, NC. Juror: Daniel Fuller, curator, Atlanta Contemporary

2016 Tactile, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC. Juror: Tom Pursey, Co-founder of Flying Objects, a London-based creative agency that won an IK Prize in 2015

2016   Greenville Museum of Art’s Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, Greenville, NC. Juror: Theresa N. Hammond, Director & Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC.

2016   NC Sculptor’s Consortium Exhibition, Gray Gallery East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 

2016   CAMstellation Community Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

2015   To/From Visual Art Exchange Member Holiday Show, Raleigh, NC

2015   Many Beautiful Things Exhibition, Trinity Arts, Raleigh NC

2015   ECU Alumni Show, Joyner Library, Greenville, NC

2011   ECU Alumni Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

2010   SPARKcon Festival, PODS Installation, Raleigh, NC

Grants, Awards, Honors

2018    International Encaustic Artist Emerging Artist Grant

2018   Third place, Dogwood Arts Regional Artist Exhibition, Knoxville, TN

2016   Regional Emerging Artist Residency, (6 month studio residency) Artspace, Raleigh, N      C

2012   Regional Artists Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County

Pop up Shops & Retail Exhibition Participation

2018-2019 Raleigh Vintage (Retail space)

2018 Smart & Becker, Knoxville, Tennessee

2017 Retro Modern Home Furnishings, November Artist Feature, Hargett St. Raleigh, NC

2017 Summer Shop (Pop Up Shop), Bloodworth Ave. Raleigh, NC

2017 Artspace Gallery Shop, Raleigh, NC

2017 Retro Modern Home Furnishings, May Artist Feature, Hargett St. Raleigh, NC

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We will find a solution to make you happy. I value you as a customer and want you to enjoy your purchase for many years to come. If you decide return the artwork, we expect the artwork to be returned in the same or equivalent packaging. A 10% restocking fee will be calculated but the balance due (minus the restocking fee) for your returned artwork will be completed upon receiving the artwork back to our studio. Email hello@ksm.gallery to make arrangements. See FAQ for additional details.

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