University of Illinois, Champaign Illinois
Master’s of Art Education
University of Illinois, Champaign Illinois
B.F.A. in Painting
July 2008
Cabrillo College Art Instructor, Summer Intensive
August 2007
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Portfolio Review Panelist
March 2006-Oct 2007
Gallery Director, MichaelAngelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA.
March 2005-2006
Cabrillo College, Aptos Caliifornia
Visiting Artist
December 2002-2008
Art League of Santa Cruz County,
Oil Painting and Pastel Instructor
April-May 2002
Artistically Talented Program of Santa Cruz County Schools,
Artist in Residence
University of Illinois Continuing Adult Education
Painting Instructor
1996 to 1998
University of Illinois Department of Painting, Urbana/Champaign
Graduate Instructor
Figure Drawing for Art Majors, and Drawing 1 for Architect Majors

Spring 1995
Parkland Community College, Champaign, Illinois
Department of Fine and Applied Art
Art Instructor
Drawing 1, Painting, and Life Drawing

January-April 2013
Solo Exhibition ,New Figurative Abstractions, San Jose, Ca
January-March 2013
Drawing Invitational, The Drawing Salon, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California
March-April 2013
Group Exhibition, A Figurative Affair, Blitzer Gallery
August 2011
Juried Exhibition, Faces and Figures, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
August-Oct. 2009
Group Exhibit , Cabrillo Arts, :Pajaro Valley Art Gallery
May-August 2009
Group Figurative Show, Santa Cruz County Bank
Feb-March 2009
Solo Exhibition, Museum of Art and History,Santa Cruz, CA
July 2006
Semifinalist The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

April 2006
Three Person Exhibition,
Pacific Grove Cultural Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
September 2005

“The Many Faces of the Figure” Juried Group Show,
Michael Angelo Gallery

January 2004
Solo Exhibition, “Monterey Bay Portraits”, Sasoontsi Gallery, Salinas California
October 2001-9
“Open Studios” Santa Cruz County
August 2002
Solo Exhibition, “Madonna, Feminist, Whore” MichaelAngelo Gallery
June 2002
“The Body Positive”, Santa Cruz Aids Project, Group Show
February 2002
American Art Gallery, Carmel California
Sept-Oct 2001
Embodied Feminists Portraits, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA.
August 2001
MichaelAngelo Studios Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA.
April 2001
“Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Others; women and food”
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel California

March 1998
Illini Union Board’s “Women’s Art Exhibition”
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Sept‑Oct 1995
"16th Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition"
Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Illinois

February 1995
"16th Annual Paper in Particular Exhibition"
Columbia Museum, Columbia College, Missouri

August 1993
"Two Person Show"
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

March 1992
"Illini Union Juried Painting Competition"
University of Illinois, Illini Union, Urbana Champaign

November 1991
“Woman's Art Show 1” McKinley Foundation
University of Illinois


Greg Wiley, “Madonna, Feminist, Whore, THE GOOD TIMES, August 2001, pp 35-36
Krista Martin, “Michaelangelo's Female Artists Muse About Open Studios”, THE GOOD TIMES, October 2004
Rose Surnow, “Home is Where the Art Is”, METRO SANTA CRUZ, April 2005, pp. 28
Review of Exhibition, “Powerful Portrait Artist to Exhibit” MONTEREY WINE AND TRAVEL, Winter, 2003-2004, pp. 31
Christa Martin, “Blurring the Lines” THE GOOD TIMES, March 15th, 2009