Resume

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2015  “Slow Motion”, Phipps Center for The Arts, Hudson, WI.

2015  Two person exhibition, Silverwood Gallery, St. Anthony, MN.

2014  Two person exhibition at Larson Gallery, U of M, St. Paul, MN.

2013  “At the Verge”  solo exhibition, the Harriet Barry Gallery, River Falls, WI.

2013  “Research, Scholarship, Creative Achievement 2012” Exhibition, River Fall, WI.

2013  UWRF Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Phipps Center for The Art, Hudson, WI.

2013  UWRF Spring Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (curated).

2010  UWRF Art Department Faculty Exhibition, 101 Gallery UWRF.

2010  Commission: Dowling Elementary School Mural Project, Minneapolis, MN.

2008  Art-a-Whirl pop-up show, NE. Minneapolis, MN.

2008  Univerisity of MN Sculpture department faculty exhibition, Gallery 13 pop-up show, Mpls.

2006 “Diverse Connections” Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

“Memories of Universe“ Solo exhibition, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI.

“Recent graduates and faculty show”, Minnetonka Art Center, Minnetonka, MN.

2002 “Borderless” Five multi-cultural artists show at El Colegio Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2001-2005  FSP/Jerome fellowship exhibit in Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN.

Awards and Grants

2015     Franconia Sculpture Park/ Jerome Fellowship

2014      Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant

2005      FORECAST Public Art Research and Development grant

2001      Franconia Sculpture Park/ Jerome Fellowship

2001      Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Assistance Grant

2000      Katherine E. Nash Purchase Award

1999      Katherine E. Nash Endowment Prize

Professional Experience

2015  Minnesota State Art Boards Panelist.

2010-2015: University of Wisconsin, River Falls Lecturer in Sculpture.

2006-2012 Minneapolis Japanese School 7-12 grade math teacher (Saturday school).

2007 Juror for 2007 Franconia Sculpture Park/ Jerome Fellowship grant.

2003 Juror for 2003 The Scholastic Art + Writing Awards MCAD.

2003 Instructor, MCAD Summer Kids’ Art class.

2002- 2008 Adjunct instructor at the Department of Art, University of Minnesota.

2000-2010 Life Model scheduler for the Department of Art, University of Minnesota.

2002-2004 Adjunct instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

1999–2002  Photo Lab, Print Making, Painting/Drawing Technician and Safety Officer,

Department of Art, University of Minnesota.

1986-1991   Graphic and Product designer, Phoenix Corporation, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

1984-1986   Jewelry and accessory designer, Take-Up corporation, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

Education

1999     M.F.A.    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1996     B.F.A. (summa cum laude)  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1984     Diploma    Bunka Fashion Design School (Advertising) Tokyo, Japan

Publications/Press

2006  Public art affairs 2005, DVD produced by Forecast Public Artworks.

2003  Minnesota Monthly Magazine, August issue.

2002 Asian Press. “Borderless” Five multi-cultural artists show at El Colegio Gallery, Minneapolis.

2001 Town Life Magazine

1999  Metal Works 1999, the biennial competition/exhibition catalog, Pulse magazine.