I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, lived in Eugene then Portland, Oregon, Boston, Seattle, and once again Cleveland. I received a BA in anthropology from the Ohio State University and a BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. I worked primarily as an installation artist frequently using fiber as a line in space . Over the past several years I've been working as a printmaker. I'm currently a renter at Zygote Press in Cleveland.

After receiving my BA in anthropology I went to the Peace Corps where I taught secondary school in Chikwawa, Malawi, Africa. After returning to the States I studied painting with Paul Missal at Karamu House in Cleveland. I moved to the Pacific Northwest where I graduated from the Museum School now known as the Pacific Northwest College of Art. I relocated to Boston and was a member of W.E.B. (Women Exhibiting in Boson), a feminist art organization.After six years I returned to the Northwest, to Seattle and after ten years returned to Cleveland.

I've had group and solo shows in Portland, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Flint, Michigan, Cleveland and Maribor, Slovenia. In 1999 I received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant for Experimental Art. In 2000 I was selected to attend an artists colony in Maribor, Slovenia. In 2017 I became a member of the board of CWAL, Cleveland West Art League. In 2018 I was a recipient of the Dresden Exchange Residency in Dresden Germany.