ABOUT

I am a rural mixed-media artist who primarily works in sculpture and installation. I use my art to connect viewers with our natural world by capitalizing on both nature’s beauty and the perceived commonalities shared between human and plant behavior. 

In 2006, I co-founded Punch Gallery, an artist-run space that operated in Seattle for ten years. More recently the organization has shifted back to our roots in central Washington and Punch Projects now operates as a rural arts collective that mounts site-specific installations and art happenings with a regional focus. 

When not at work or sculpting in my studio, I enjoy tending to my native plant garden, hunting for mushrooms, backpacking, and exploring the wilds of our amazing planet, both near and far from home.

                                          

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1999                           Master of Fine Arts - sculpture emphasis, Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA

1995                           Bachelor of Fine Arts - metalsmithing emphasis, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

 

SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2021                           Uncultivated - 420 Loft Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

                                    Uncultivated - Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA

                                    Claiming Territory - Collapse Gallery, Wenatchee, WA

2018                           Reclaim - Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2017                           Panacea - Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

                                    Panacea - MAC Gallery  - Wentachee Valley Community College, Wenatchee, WA

2016                           Weird Science - Boswell Hall Corner Gallery - North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID (with Justin Gibbens)

                                    Peaceable Kingdom – Oak Hollow Gallery - Yakima, WA (with Justin Gibbens)

2015                           Windows Alive - Window Installation - Jem Building, Yakima, WA

2013                           Are we not drawn onward to new erA - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens)

                                    Wonderland - The Brink - Missoula, MT (with Justin Gibbens)

2011                           Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens)

2010                           Poison Pie - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

2009                           Curious Species - Burien Arts Center - Burien, WA

                                    In Between - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Amber Stucke)

2008                           Corsage - Swarm Gallery - Oakland, CA

2007                           Under Fragile Skies - Palo Alto Art Center - Palo Alto, CA & PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

2004                           Window Dressings - Tacoma Contemporary - Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA

                                    No Stone Unturned - Allied Arts Gallery - Yakima, WA

                                    Coming Round - Gallery Blue - Missoula, MT

2003                           The Human Game - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA                  

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020                           Metamorphosis - Columbia Center for the Arts - Hood River, OR

2019                           Not Forgotten: Recent Art Acquisitions - Yakima Valley Museum - Yakima, WA

2019                           Pulse Art Fair - Phylogeny Contemporary Booth, Miami Beach, FL

2018                           The Woods (with PUNCH Projects) - Central Washington University Sarah Spurgeon Gallery - Ellensburg, WA

2017                           Ball in Play: An Unconventional Putt Putt Experience (with PUNCH Projects) – Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2016                           Natural Causes - CASS Contemporary - Tampa, FL
                                    Hit and Run (with PUNCH Projects) - Punch Gallery - Seattle, WA
                                    Aqua Art Fair, Phylogeny Contemporary Booth - Miami, FL
                                    Context Art Fair, Phylogeny Contemporary Booth - New York, NY

2015                           Metamorphosis - Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
                                    Seattle Art Fair, PUNCH Gallery Booth - Seattle, WA

                                    Aqua Art Fair, C Emerson Booth - Miami, FL
                                    Mythology – Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

                                    Bellingham National - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA - Juried by Scott Lawrimore    
                                    Wunderkammer – Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA - Curated by Lisa Kinoshita

                                    Imaginature - Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA - Curated by Grant Barber

2014                           Gallery One Staff & Resident Artist Exhibition - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2013                           Chamber Music - The Frye Art Museum - Seattle, WA – Curated by Scott Lawrimore

                                    Art on the Wall - Capital Theater - Yakima, WA

2012                           Make Space - Steele Gallery, Gage Academy - Seattle, WA

                                    The Art of Seduction - Rouse Gallery - Howard Community College  - Columbia, MD - Curated by Gail M Brown

                                    Evolutionary Insights - Worth Ryder Gallery - UC Berkeley, CA

                                    From the Ground Up - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA

2011                           10x10x10xTieton Juried Show - Mighty Tieton Warehouse - Tieton, WA  - Juror’s Award

2010                           Call of the Wild - The Brink Gallery - Missoula, MT

                                    Country Cousins: An Exploration of Contemporary Frontier Myth - Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 

2009                           Art Meets Math and Science - North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA

2008                           Aqua Wynwood - Miami, FL

                                    Nature Freak - Kirkland Art Center - Kirkland, WA

                                    Homegrown - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                    Beyond Boundaries - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA

2007                           A Feminine Mystique - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, W

2006                           As the Crow Flies - Tacoma Contemporary Window Dressings - Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA

                                    Creature Comforts - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

                                    Artist Trust Grant Recipients - Chase Gallery - Spokane, WA

                                    Round One - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                    Second Nature - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, WA

2005                           Recontextualized Vistas: Concerning Place - Shaw Room - Seattle Center - Bumbershoot visual art exhibitions,                                           curated by Donna Stack

2005                           Point of Departure - Esvelt Gallery - Columbia Basin Community College - Pasco, WA        

2003                           CWU Faculty Exhibition - Sarah Spurgeon Gallery - CWU

                                    Branch, Beetle & the Biologic - Artemis Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                    35 Years, 35 Artists - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2001                           Move On - Arrowspace Gallery - Olympia, WA

 

AWARDS

 

2020                           Ellensburg Arts Commission Grant - Ellensburg, WA

2012                           Jentel Residency Award - Sheridan, WY

2011, 08, 00              Grants for Artists’ Projects - Artist Trust  - Seattle, WA

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2021                           ArtsWA for Simcoe Elementary - purchase of three works, Wapato, WA 

2010                           Purchase for private collection by Bill Frisell & Carole D’Inverno

2001                           Swedish Medical Center Cancer Wing - Purchase of two works, Seattle, WA

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS

 

2017                           David Lynx, Adams Brings Nature Indoors with “Panacea” – Yakima Herald- Republic, July 26, 2017

2015                           Rosemary Ponnekanti, Museum of Wonder - The News Tribune, July 21, 2015
                                    Craig Sailor, Curiosities Fill This Cabinet - The News Tribune, July 14, 2015

2013                           Claire Reiner, Artwalk April 2013: In Detail - Vanguard, April 10, 2013 – online arts blog

                                    Jen Graves, Extracting History from Cubbyholes at the Frye - The Stranger, April 10, 2013

                                    Eben Wragge-Keller, Super Natural - Missoula Independent, July 4-11, 2013 vol. 24 no. 27
                                    Krysti Shallenberger, Unnatural by Nature – Missoulan, July 5, 2013

2012                           Pat Muir, Let the Earth Rejoice - Yakima Herald – On Magazine, February 9-15, 2012

                                    The Art of Seduction exhibition catalog - published by Horowitz Center for the Visual 
                                    and Perfoming Arts, Howard Community College

2011                           Mighty Tieton 10x10x10 exhibition catalog - published by Marquand Editions

2008                           Andy Ritchie, A Few New Breeds - Art Slant, October 24, 2008 – online arts blog

2007                           Micheal S Gant, Natural High - Metro Active, August 8, 2007 – the arts

                                    Rachel Shimp, Under Fragile Skies - Seattle Weekly, March 7-13 2007 vol.32 no. 10

2006                           Travis Hay, City Chooses New Bike Rack Design - Daily Record, September 28 2006 vol. 105 no. 233

2005                           Fionn Meade, Concerning Place: A Bumper Crop of Talent in Central Washington

                                                      - Artist Trust Journal, Summer 2005 vol. XII no. 2

                                    Joanna Horowitz, Artists Find Peace in Thorp - Daily Record, July 21, 2005 vol. 104 no. 173

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2020                          ArtsWA Curator – chosen to select new acquisitions for Capitol Campus Child Care Facility, - Olympia, WA

2016-present           Treasurer & Artist Member - PUNCH Projects - Ellensburg, WA

2015-present           Co-Curator - Gallery One Visual Arts Center - Ellensburg, WA

2013-16                     Instructor - Gallery One

2012                           Juror - Esvelt Gallery Student Exhibition - Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

2009                           Head Curator - Gallery One Visual Arts Center  - Ellensburg, WA

2006-present            Exhibition & Publicity Coordinator - Gallery One Visual Arts Center

2006-2016                Treasurer & Board Member - Punch Gallery - Seattle, WA

2004                           Instructor - Beginning Drawing: Gallery One

2002-03                     Adjunct Professor - Central Washington University – Ellensburg, WA

2002                           Instructor - Drawing: Gallery One

 

1999                          Graduate Instructor - 2-D Design: CWU (fall 1999)
1998                          Sculpture Studio Assistant - Central Washington University

RESUME