I hold a BA in Applied Liberal Studies from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, focused on the interdisciplinary studies of Art, Communication and International Concerns. I have also focused on the hands-on studies of art and design, by learning the ancient art of mosaics, with the Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy. I have also attended some workshops at the Chicago Mosaic School. In between studies, I worked with a rustic furniture designer as a showroom assistant in Lakeside, MI.

I have continued my career as a color designer and specialist in color technologies and developed color, materials and finishes for various soft and hard surfaces of commercial products of some appliance and appareal companies. I have translated my interdisciplinary skills into making contemporary mosaics.

I converge parts of art history, color design, social and cultural trends and ancient archeological sites through the visual and verbal clues. Intersections of these inquiries uncover experimental ideas to investigate new connections and perspectives.

Independent Artist and Designer-Urbana, IL- present

Invitation to the Pictor Imaginarius, Nazzano, Italy, 2019 ( not attended)

Woman Made Gallery Small Works Members Show, Chicago, IL, 2018

9th Annual art coop, Champaign County Humane Society Show, Urbana, IL, 2018

Woman Made Midwest Open, group slide presentation, Chicago, IL 2018

8th Annual art coop Champaign County Humane Society Show, Urbana, IL, 2017

Gilbert Gallery, Urbana, IL, 2017

Bohemia, Urbana, IL, 2017

Urbana Art Expo, IL, 2016

Tay Mum Showroom, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015

Love 360, Istanbul, 2014

Holiday Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, MI, 2013

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI, 2013

Studio 1219, Port Huron, MI, 2013

Artalicious, Adrian, MI, 2013

Women's City Club, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013

EDUCATION

Stanford Continuing Studies, Unleashing Creativity Through Explorations in Mixed Media with Michael Azgour, 2018

Chicago Mosaic School, Design Fundamentals, Chicago, Illinois, 2016

Chicago Mosaic School, Direct Method with Matteo Randi, Chicago, Illinois, 2015

Ravenna Mosaic Art School Italy, Standard Intensive with Luciana Notturni, Ravenna, Italy, 2014

Chicago Mosaic School, Mosaic Jewelry Workshop, 2014

Kelley Knickerbocker’s workshop, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2013

Color Studies, Josef Albers pedagogy, 2011

Color Association of the United States, Color Series, New York, 2008

Essentials of Color Science, RIT Munsell Color Science Lab, Rochester, New York, 2002

BA, Applied Liberal Studies in Art (Art History focused), Communication and International Concerns, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2001

Krasl Art Center, St.Joseph, MI various workshops, prior to 2001

Montessori Toddler Certification, Benton Harbor, prior to 2001

Innovation Training, Whirlool prior to 2001