EDUCATION
1998 - 2001             MFA, Art Fibers, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL,

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
 
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 
2010       
Garden of Memories, March 19-May 23, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO (solo)
 
2009       
Vestige-Fiber Art Tour & Exhibits, Boone County Bank, Columbia, MO (solo)
 
2008        
Groundwork, Luanne & Roger Rimel, Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO
 
2007       
Cohesion: Textiles + Photography, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
 
2006       
Visual Mediations II: A Collaboration, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 
2005       
New Work, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo)
Visual Meditations: A Collaboration, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. with artist Betsy Sterling Benjamin in conjunction with the World Batik Conference
 
2004       
Ocean View, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo)
 
2001       
Trace Marks, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
Intervals: A Space in Time, Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO (solo)
 
SELECT INVITATIONAL AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
 
2016       
Duet Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Art Quilts of the Midwest, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
 
2015       
Fiber Focus, curated by Marcie Rae McDade, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Breaks, Seams and Boundaries, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, biennial faculty exhibit, St. Louis MO
 
2014       
St. Louis Creates - Works by Local Artists, Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern, curated by Jane Sauer. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC,
 
2013       
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC,
Quilt National, 2013 May-September, Athens OH, (catalog)
 
2012       
Mid States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN, (catalog)
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
 
2011       
Quilt National, 2011 May-September, Athens OH, (catalog)
Fantastic Fibers, April-May, Paducah, KY, juried, international
 
2010       
A New Way of Seeing, October 9-November 14, group photography exhibit, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Art Quilt Elements, April 17-May 26, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, (catalog)
 
2009       
50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, (catalog)          
 
2007        
5th Annual Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongiu, Korea. Invited Artist (catalog)
Roots, Branches and Twigs, Invitational, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Material Difference: Soft Sculpture & Wall Works-A Collectors Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center (book)
                  
2005       
In the Narrative: Textiles Object/Word, The Millstone Gallery at COCA, St. Louis, MO
The Ever-Changing Landscape, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY   
 
2002        
Unconventional Threads, Group Invitational Exhibit. Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
 
2001             
Fiberarts International, Juried Exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA

AWARDS / GRANTS / COMMISSIONS

2013       
Exhibitors Choice Award, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
 
2011       
Purchase award, Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
 
2010       
Group 4 award, Fiber:TwentyTen, national exhibition, Kay Kahn juror
 
2009       
Award of Excellence, Surface Matters, Surface Design Association’s Members Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

Commissioned textile piece for Lifetime Achievement Award for founding member of Craft Alliance
 
CURATORIAL/JUROR/LECTURES

2015       
Mazin Exhibition, Louisville KY, juror
 
2013       
Quilt National Artist’s Talk; Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
 
2012       
Juror for Fantastic Fibers, Paducah KY                
Lecturer - Circle in the Square quilt group, St. Louis, MO                 
Lecturer - Wood River Illinois Quilt Society       
Lecturer - Boonslick Quilt Guild, Columbia, MO                
Lecturer  - Dishman Museum, Quilt National exhibition, Beaumont TX
 
2011       
Quilt National Artist’s Talk, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO 
Lecturer - Life Long Learning Program, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Laumeier Art Fair, Juror, St. Louis, MO
 
2010       
Art of the Masters, Awards Judge, Fairview Heights, IL                 
Celebrating Creativity, Juror, Best of Missouri Hands exhibition, Fulton, MO
 
2009       
Juror for Kentuck Museum Festival of the Arts, Northport, AL
 
2008       
Awards Judge for Kentuck Museum Festival of the Arts, Northport, AL
 
2007       
Mapping the Territory, exhibition curator, Craft Alliance National Gallery, St. Louis, MO
 
2005       
Art & Air, Juror, Webster Groves, MO              
Art Peoria, Awards Judge, Peoria, IL
 
2003       
Raking Stones: 4 Artists Reflecting the Japanese Aesthetic, curator
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO 

1999       
Beneath the Surface: Artist’s Drop Cloths, curator, COCA, St. Louis, MO

1997       
Surface Tension: New Works in Textiles, curator, COCA, St. Louis, MO
 
SELECT COLLECTIONS:
 
CORPORATE

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Sachs Properties, St. Louis, MO
Answers Inc., St. Louis, MO
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2015       
Art Quilts of the Midwest, book, published by the University of Iowa Press
 
2014
Zone One Arts, zoneonearts.com, Interview, June 2014            

2013       
Quilt National 2013, catalog                
Splendid Magazine, Feature on my work and Quilt National, Suzy Farren, pg 23
Ornament Magazine, Smithsonian Craft Show review, 2013, Patrick R. Benesh-Liu, p. 30-35
 
2012       
Ornament Magazine, Smithsonian Craft Show review, Patrick R. Benesh-Liu, p. 49-53
 
2011       
Quilt National 2011, catalog, p53      
St. Louis Contemporary Quilt Show, www.missourilife.com, October 7, 2011
 
2010       
Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, PA, catalog, p. 23
 
2008       
Textiles Now by Drusilla Cole, Laurence King Publishing Ltd. London, England, p.124
St. Louis Magazine At Home, July/August issue, p.10, by Stefene Russell
 
2007       
50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, catalog, p.14, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Surface Design Journal, review of Visual Mediations, Kyoto, Japan, by Jorie Johnson              
Material Difference: Soft Sculpture & Wall Works, full color catalog published by Friends of Fiber Art International
 
2006       
Kensai Times, Press release for Visual Meditations, Kyoto Japan
 
2005       
American Craft Magazine, June/July issue, p.54, Portfolio Section
Riverfront Times, Review of exhibit at Duane R. Reed Gallery, by Ivy Cooper
 
2003       
Fiberarts Magazine, Jan/Feb issue, pp 45-48, by Betsy Schein Goldman

2002       
Pasatiempo, The New Mexican’s Weekly Magazine of Arts and Entertainment pp18-19

2001       
Intervals: A Space of Time, by Luanne Rimel, MFA Thesis, Southern Illinois University Library, Edwardsville, IL
 St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 18, Review COCA Exhibit, Intervals
 St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 25, Review Honor Awards Exhibit

1997       
American Craft Magazine, Article on show curated at COCA, St. Louis, pp 50-54

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002-current       Senior Director, Director of Education Programs, Craft Alliance Art Center, St. Louis, MO
2013 -June           Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Visiting Instructor
2001 - 2002         Adjunct Professor, Fibers, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
1988 - 2000         Adjunct Professor Surface Designed Fabrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1997 - 2002         Adjunct Professor-Fibers-Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

                 
 
  
 
 
 
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