M.A. - Photography and Graphic Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1979 B.A. - Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1976


Recent Selected Exhibitions


The Eclipse Show, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, August, 2017 (Curated by Christopher Rauschenberg)

Recent Photography Acquisitions
, Portland Art Museum, March - July, 2017

, University of Kentucky Art Museum, January - April, 2017

The Photo Review Best of Show, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

The Kansas City Collection, Rotating Exhibition throughout Kansas City, 2016 - 2017

Unbound 5!
Candela Books and Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, June, 2016

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri, December 2015 – February, 2016 (One woman show)


Photography as Life, Lishui International Photography Festival (China), November, 2015 (curated by Laura Valenti)


Looking At Appalachia, Traveling Exhibtion, opening June, 2015 (Curated by Roger May)


Seen/Unseen, Snapshot Gallery, Kansas City, MIssouri, May, 2015 (Two person show)


Eccentric Visions, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas, April, 2015


Conversation on Troost, EthnicArt Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, June, 2014 (Two person show)


The Middle, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, January, 2014 (Curated by Daniel Coburn)


Currents 2013, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, December, 2013 (Gordon Stettinius, juror)


About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, August, 2013 (Curated by Jane Aspinwall and April Watson)


Can You See Me Now? A Mid-Career Retrospective. The Bohemian Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas, June, 2013 (one woman show)


Early Works, Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon and Rayko Photography Center, San Francisco, California (curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen) 2013


Looking at Ourselves: Portraits featured on Lenscratch, Guate Photo Festival, Guatamala City, Guatamala. November, 2012 (curated by Aline Smithson)


Uganda: New Color Work, Mayson Gallery, New York, NY, May, 2012 (One woman show)


4xAfrica, Rayko Center for Photography, San Francisco, California, February, 2011


Uganda, Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon, January, 2011 (Two person show)


100 Portraits/100 Photographers, FotoWeek DC 2010 Festival, Washington DC, November, 2010 (Curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair) 


Familiar: Portraits of Proximity, The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary, Overland Park, Kansas, November, 2010 


Director’s Choice, Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon, September, 2010


River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, July, 2010 (Curated by Barbara O’Brien)


The Sea Series, Leopold Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 2010 (One woman show)


PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, March, 2010 (Deborah Klochko, juror)


Hide and Seek: Picturing Childhood, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, September, 2009 (Curated by Jane Aspinwall and April Watson)


Small Works Portfolio Exhibition, Susan Maasch Gallery, Portland, Maine, April, 2009


Uganda, White Sturgeon Art Gallery, Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver, Washington, March, 2009 (One woman show)


Collectible, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, Washington, December, 2008 Texas Photographic Society 17: The National Competition, to travel throughout 2008 (Lisa Sutcliffe, juror)


PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, May, 2008 (Rod Slemmons, Juror)


Uganda, Leopold Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 2007 (One woman show)


Portrait 2000, Truman Presidential Library, Independence, Missouri, February, 2008 (Two person show)


Convergence, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado, February, 2008 (One woman show)


Group Photography Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 2007


The Art of Photography, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, California, April, 2007 (Tim Wride, Juror)


PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, April, 2007 (John Paul Caponigro, Juror)


100 Women in Photography, Women in Photography International, 2006 (Online exhibition)


Selections from the Contemporary’s Flat Files, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, July, 2006


Summer Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, July, 2006


PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, May, 2006 (Keith Carter, Juror)


Women Artists: Selections from the A.G. Edwards Corporate Collection, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, May, 2006


The Space Between, Studio 2131, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 2005 (One woman show)


Among the Ashes, Silver Eye Center for Photography Member’s Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August, 2005


Urban/Suburban, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Overland Park, Kansas, August, 2005


The Children’s Hour, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan, May, 2005


PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, April, 2005 (Robert ParkeHarrison, Juror)


ID = ♀, The Photography Room, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March, 2005



Recent Selected Awards/Honors


First Place Award, PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, 2016 (Sean Kernan, Juror)


Selected as Fellow, Midwest Jewish Artist Lab, 2015


First Place Award, PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, 2013 (Natasha Egan, Juror)


Honorable Mention, The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2010


Director’s Choice Award, Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010 (Christ Bennett and Laura Valenti, Jurors)


2nd Place Award, PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, 2010 (Deborah Klochko, Juror)


Juror’s First Prize Award, State of the Arts Exhibition, Prairie Village, Kansas, 2009 (Mark English, Juror)


Dr. Phyliss and Robert A. Bernstein Humanitarian Award, Jewish Family Services, Overland Park, Kansas,2009


Bodhisattva Award, Rime Buddhist Center/ Tibetan Institute of Studies, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008


Nominated for UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award, 2007


3rd Place Award, PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, 2007 (John Paul Caponigro, Juror)


Juror’s Award, Art at the Center 2007, Overland Park, Kansas (Dean Mitchell, Juror)


Honorable Mention, PhotoSpiva, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, 2006 (Keith Carter, Juror)


Juror’s Choice Award, Art at the Center 2006, Overland Park, Kansas (Sangram Majumdar, Juror)



Recent Publications

Series of Dreams, contributing photographer, Skeleton Key Press, 2018

Black + White Photography (UK), featured photographer, February 2017

The Photo Review Competiton Issue, 2017

Shots Magazine, Issue #135, 2017

Shots Magazine, Issue #131, 2016

The Sun Magazine, October, 2015 (cover)

Zeitjung Online Magazine, December, 2014


Feature Shoot Online Magazine, December, 2014


Missouri Arts Council, “A Passion for Photos in Black and White,” November, 2014


The Kansas City Star Magazine, “Number 11 and Me,” March 16, 2014


The Sun Magazine, July, 2014 (cover)


Harper’s Magazine, February, 2014


Lenscratch Online Magazine, May, 2013


Black + White Photography (“60 Second Exposure” feature), Issue 144, December, 2012


New Letters Magazine (cover included), Volume 78 Nos. 3 & 4, 2012


Photo District News Online Magazine, July 12, 2012


New York Times Lens Blog, June 29, 2012


Ode Magazine (The Online Community for Intelligent Optimists) September, 2010


Fraction Magazine, Issue 18, 2010


New Letters Magazine (cover), Volume 76 No. 3, 2010


Kutuuka, Yellow Bird Press, June, 2009


The Sun Magazine, February, 2009 (cover)


New Letters Magazine, Volume 74, Number 4, 2008


Shots Magazine, Summer, 2008


Talking With The Wheel: The Ceramics of Ken Ferguson, contributing photographer, Silver Gate Publications, 2007


The Sun Magazine, May, 2007


Present Magazine, (online magazine) Spring, 2007


Ensemble Jourine, (online magazine) March, 2007


New Letters Magazine (cover and portfolio), Volume 73, Number 1, December, 2006


F-Stop Magazine, (online magazine) September, 2006


Present Magazine, (online magazine) Spring, 2006


The Sun Magazine, (cover), October, 2005


The Studio Potter, (“Remembering Ken Ferguson”) Volume 33, Number 2, June, 2005


The Sun Magazine, April, 2005


Ceramics Monthly, (“Ken Ferguson: A Remembrance”) March, 2005



Selected Collections


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


The Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon


Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin


The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona


The University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky


High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia


Nerman Contemporary Gallery of Art, Overland Park, Kansas


Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri


Devos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas


American Century Investments, Kansas City, Missouri


University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas


H & R Block World Headquarters, Kansas City, Missouri

Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri

The Cassilhaus Collection



Permanent Installations


The Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, Missouri


Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas


Village Shalom, Overland Park, Kansas


Operation Breakthrough, Kansas City, Missouri


The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Overland Park, Kansas


Gallery Representation


Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Kansas City, Missouri


Tilt Gallery

Scottsdale, Arizona


White Bird Gallery

Cannon Beach, Oregon


Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers

Blue Sky Gallery

Portland, Oregon