1994                MFA – Printmaking – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1989                BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1987-85           University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Current – 1997 Owns and Co-operates Hook Pottery Paper Studio
*international artist assisted paper/print residencies, classes,commissions, internships
2016 – 2010    Paper Studio Technician for Paper Book Intensive(PBI),
                        Ox-Bow Saugatuck, MI
1995                Dieu Donne’ Papermill, New York City; Artistic Assistant under Paul Wong                           and Mina Takahashi


Ongoing          Private lessons, classes, residencies and internships
                        at Hook Pottery Paper, La Porte, IN
2016 – 2015     School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Materials Studies faculty
2016-02           Papermaking Studio, Oxbow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,                                Saugatuck, MI
2012                University of Georgia-Cortona, Italy – spring semester
                        Workshop Papermaking, School of Art Institute of Chicago
2011                Littlewood Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
2010-05           Book Structures, Oxbow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,                                    Saugatuck, MI
2010                Penland School of Craft, North Carolina
                       St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, visiting artist paper work shop                                      Littlewood Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
2009                Indiana University- South Bend, IN
2008                Paper & Book Intensive – Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2007-1996       Columbia College Chicago; Interdisciplinary Arts & Art and Design                                   Dept., Chicago, IL * graduate and undergraduate students
                                  Columbia College Chicago Center for Book, Paper, and Print
2005                Scoula de Graphica, Venice, Italy
1998                Peninsula Art School; Fishcreek, WI
1997-96           Gallery 37, City of Chicago, Art in the High Schools
1996-94           New School for Social Research, NYC
                        Dieu Donne’ Papermill, NYC
                        Center for the Book Arts, NYC
2015                Guild of Book Workers, Standards Conference, “The Paper is Shipped”
2015                IAC demo and lecture, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City IN
2014                Friends of Dard Hunter Nat’l Paper Conference – October
                             “Paper as a sculptural casting medium with clay moulds”
2013                Friends of Dard Hunter Nat’l Paper Conference – October
                             “Artists using paper pulp as a medium at Hook Pottery Paper”
2011                Hand Paper Guild of Lisle, Lisle, Illinois,
2010                St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN “The Nature of Paper”
2007                Paper & Book Intensive, La Lumiere Campus, LaPorte, IN
2006                IAPMA-International Artist and Paper Makers Association,
                                “Paper: Conceptually Malleable”, Steyermuhl, Austria
                        Friends of Dard Hunter-Nat’l Conference, lecture,
                                “Paper: Conceptually Malleable”
                       Paper Book Intensive – Nat’l Professional gathering,
                                ”Recent Work and curiosities” 

Articles for Publications

IAPMA Journal 2016 issue “Pearl”, new paper sample
IAPMA Journal, 2015 issue “
Impressions”, Queen Anne’s Lace and recipe corner
IAPMA Journal, 2014 issue “EGO”, The Union of Earth and Sky
Hand Papermaking Magazine, Reviews –“ Helen Hiebert’s Studio Papermaking video”
           Winter issue 2014, page 36
Bull & Branch, FDH papermaking newsletter, “The Hollander beater: Reina                                    beater” December 2013
Hand Papermaking Magazine, “Papermaking and Fresh Eggs: Interns at Hook Pottery                 Paper”, Winter issue 2010, page 24
Hand Papermaking Magazine, “Interview with Marilyn Sward”, Summer 2002, page 22

2016    Printed Plants, The Winchester, Chicago, IL
2015    Rooted, Lubeznik Center for the Arts
           Amongst the Trees, Kalamazoo Center for the Book, Kalamzoo, MI
2013    Tabuala Rasa Gallery, Baroda, MI
           In Warren Woods, David’s Deli, New Buffalo, MI
2012    Animals: country modern, Fitzgerald’s, Sawyer, MI
2010    Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks, MI
2009    Into the Woods, Fire Arts Inc., South Bend, IN
            Into the Woods, South Western Michigan College, Dowiagiac, MI
2008    Roaming Green, Acorn Gallery, Union Pier, MI
2007    Making hay while the sun shines, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2014    “Mostra Iapma Soci”, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy
             The Printed Page, Abecdarium Gallery, Denver, CO
            Sustainability, The Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin, OH
            Roots and Leaves, Hot Springs Art Center, Hot Springs, AR
2011    Ceramic Siloque, Abecedarium Gallery, Denver, CO
            The worm hole, siteLAB, Branford Nature Preserve, Grand Rapids, MI
2009    Friends of Dard HunterTokyo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
            Paper Narratives, Abcedarium Gallery, Denver, CO
2008    Blowin in the Wind, Museum Papiernictwa w Dusznikach Zdroju,
                 Duszniki Zdroju, Poland
            28th annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
2007    Natural Inclinations, Christopher Art Gallery,
                   Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
           Intimate Aim, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016    Bridges, St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery, Davenport, IA
2015    Steamroller Printmaking Project, Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, IN
2014    Winter Show, Tapestry, Stevensville, MI
2013    Group Fall Show, Merge Arts, Hammond, IN
            Narrative Threads, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2012    Beaten and Bound, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
            Under one Roof, LaPorte Tourist Gallery, Chesterton, IN
            IN THE FIELD, Morgan Conservatory for Papermaking, Cleveland, OH
            Watermarks, IAPMA/Dard International Conference, Cleveland, OH
2011    Home is where the heart is, Old Towne School of Music, Chicago, IL
2010    Ox-Bow a 100 years, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
            Printmaking, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN
            The Un-Valentine Show, BLINK Gallery, Michigan City, IN
2009    Nest, BLINK Gallery, Michigan City, IN

2015    Indiana Arts Commission Grant Recipient

Guild of Book Workers
International Artist and Paper Maker’s Association-IAPMA
Friends of Dard Hunter – National papermaking organization
            Chair Advisory Board 2011- 2013
Hand Papermaking, Inc. – International publication
            2011-2005 Board of Directors, 2011 – Chair
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
             2008 – current Exhibition Committee


Privately collected – Internationally


A full CV is available on request