429 Beach Ave.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



Awards and Fellowships

Finalist, Fulbright/National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship,                           2015

“Ocean as Mirror: Creative Responses to Sea Level Rise”

Dennis Leon Scholarship Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                 2014

Barbara Shapiro Award, New Beat International Show, Hong Kong Polytechnic               2011

Best in Textiles Award, Stillwell Show, San Francisco State University                            2011

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, “The Gaelic Language and Culture in Scotland”                1990-91



Master of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                                     2012-14

B.A. with high honors, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT                                             1986-90


Solo and Group Exhibitions

“Worlds in the Making: New Ecological Rituals,” University of San Francisco                          2016

“50/50 Show,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA                                                                 2015

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA                                2014

“Hooray for All Kinds of Things,” CCA College Galleries, Oakland, CA                                    2014

Three-person show, Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, OR                                                         2012

“Fiber Options,” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD                                                  2012

“Coastal Fiberarts,” Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR                                                2011



Atlas of Disappearing Places: Coasts and Oceans in a Time of Climate Change,

co-authoring with Marina Psaros, to be published by The New Press, 2018                             2016-

“Art is Therapy,” review, DailyServing.com                                                                          2014

“Immanence: Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art,” MFA Thesis                                                2014

“How Textiles Are Saving the World,” Surface Design Journal                                                2013


Teaching and Speaking

Artist in Residence, San Mateo County Sea Level Rise

Vulnerability Assessment Project                                                                                2015-6

“Tideline as Timeline” participatory public walks (ongoing series)                                  2015-6

“Pilgrimage,” guest lecture, San Francisco Art Institute                                                2015

“Sculptural Textiles from Nature,” Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Oregon                  2014