Selected exhibitions


    homeward solo show at University of Saint Franics Art Gallery, Joliet, IL

    Mid-sentence solo show at Cultivator, Chicago, IL

   Interstices two person show with Krista Svalbonas, RMX Gallery, Chicago IL     


Beyond Material: Woven Values traveling fiber exhibition, curated by Kate Garman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Surfacing temporary installation commissioned for Baker Community Center, Saint Charles, IL

Shared Creations collaborative art work exhibition at Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL ("CorresponDance” mail art project with Krista Svalbonas on view).

Interface installation of “American Spinner (1903-2009)” created with Diana Gabriel for collaborative residency show at Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Songs like Water installation at Art on Armitage, Chicago, IL

Systems and Intuition three-person show with Fawn Clarke-Peterson and Jen Evans at Fermilab, Batavia, IL


Unsung Installation at Morton College, Cicero, IL

Process at Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Withdrawings Solo exhibition at Black Hawk College, Moline, IL


Susurrations Installation at Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI

Entrenched installation as part of Farm Art D/tour (site specific outdoor artwork) at Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI


Anxious Objects at Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL Curator: Lelde Kalmite

Inspired by at Woman-Made Gallery, Chicago IL

Well-Read solo show at Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Apparitions and Constructions at Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

This one goes to eleven invitational at Next Gallery, St. Charles, IL

 Wide Open Three at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

 Illuminate, Anniversary Show and Indulge at Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


Art+ Design show at Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

Flow, Solo show at Allen + Pepa Architects, Batavia IL

Touch, at Create with Curtis, Batavia IL

Winter Show and Summer show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Abstract/Primitive, and Fall shows, Next gallery, St. Charles, IL


Art in Embassies, Permanent Exhibition for American Diplomatic residence, Riga, Latvia. Curator: Camille Benton


Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


Hothouse, Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA.   

Latvian Art of the Diaspora Valmiera, Latvia. Curator: Lelde Kalmite


Hothouse, Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Refuse, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL. Curators: Anni Holm, Irene Perez

Solo exhibition, Klinklavs Gallery, Latvian Center Garezers, Three Rivers, MI. Curator: Liga Ejups


Moved by Awe, Aljira, Newark, NJ. Curator:  Arlene Raven.

Selected bibliography              

Paul Klein “Three Strong Shows” Artletter, November 15, 2012.

Lauren Lynch “A Fresh Perspective” Kane County Magazine, August 2012; p.            

John Puterbaugh. “Water Street Carving its Niche in Community.” Kane County Chronicle, September 16, 2010: p.21             

Aylet Lindenstrauss Larsen. “Bigger Isn’t Always Better.” Fiberarts (Asheville) Vol.30 No. 1 (Summer): p. 26-31.             

Carol K. Russell.  “Boxed and Unboxed.” Fiberarts (Asheville) Vol. 26 No. 1 (Summer): p. 58-59.

Ben Mahmoud. “Nothing’s Shocking.” Daily Chronicle (Chicago), September 26, 1999: Lifestyle, p. 8 and 11.         

William Zimmer. “Looking for Art in Unexpected (but Welcome) Places.” The New York Times, October 11, 1998; sec. NJ, p. 16.

Janet Koplos. 9 x 9 x 3. (catalogue), American Craft Museum, New York, NY,               

John Petrick. “Art Walk.” The Jersey Journal, October 15, 1997: sec. A, p. 1.               

Marsha Miro. “Pop go the artists with décor.” The Detroit Free Press, April 11, 1993: sec G, p. 1.

Chatauqua Crafts Alliance. Chatauqua International for Fiber Art. (catalogue), Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY.

Grants, Fellowships and recognitions

2014                 Best of Show, Process, juried by Tempestt Hazel at Water Street Studios

2012                 Curator’s Choice Award, Wide Open Three, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.

2011                 Best of Show, Water Street Studios Summer show, Batavia IL

                        Art in Your Eye poster artist

2002                 Illinois Arts Council project grant, Contemporary Art Workshop exhibition, Chicago, IL.

2000                 Aljira “Emerge 2001.” Professional development fellowship, Newark, NJ.

1994                 Fulbright research grant, Riga, Latvia.

1993                 Poplack Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

1987                 Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Studio Program, New York, NY