1200 Academy St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
In addition to making my work, I am also an Associate Professor of Art at Kalamazoo College where I am responsible for the entire 3D curriculum and studios. My partner, Norwood Viviano, and I share a busy five-year-old son and a two-story studio that is attached to our home. We live in Plainwell Michigan, an historic city nestled into a horseshoe bend in the Kalamazoo River. Plainwell is, among other things, home to an abandoned paper mill, active and inactive rail, commuters (like us) and RV culture.
I lived in Cleveland Heights Ohio until I left for art school at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in the early nineties. Since receiving my BFA in 1996, I have lived in Chicago, Andover NY, Seattle (where I received my MFA at the University of Washington) and Kalamazoo. In 2003, I spent a summer in Kohler Wisconsin as a John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Resident. My 2009 exhibitions include "Remains: Contemporary Artists and the Material Past" at the Milwaukee Art Museum, "Next Iconoclasts" at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, "NCECA Clay National Biennial" at the Arizona State University Museum, the "CEBIKO World Ceramic Biennale" in Incheon, South Korea and "Housing Petronella", a solo exhibition at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.