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 , Maribor, Slovenia and Dresden Germany. 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.