EDUCATION

EDUCATION

2010         MFA, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

1989         PhD Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, Princeton University           

                 Constructing the Corporate Image: Architecture, Mass Media and Management in the Early Multinational Corporation:           

                 A Case Study of the National Cash Register Company, 1890-1904

1980         BSc Class 2.1, Architecture, Planning, Building & Environmental Science, University College London,

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017

2016        Cranbrook +/- 25 Years, group show of Cranbrook ceramics department alumni, University of New Mexico, Las Cruces (July-August)

2016        Made in the Desert inaugural exhibition at form & concept, Santa Fe: US debut of In The Unlikely Event (May-August)

2016        SITE UNSEEN 9: invited participant, SITE Santa Fe (April)

2016        Ceramicon, group exhibition, Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, NM (March)

2016         Cranbrook +/- 25 Years, group show of work by Cranbrook Ceramics Department alumni. NCECA, Kansas City, MO (March)

2013         Final Presentation, European Ceramic Work Centre, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (September)

2012         Open Studio at conclusion of "Studio Time" residency, led by Geoffrey Farmer, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada (August)

2012         Open Door 7 annual juried exhibition, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, February (False Promises)

2010-11     Annual Loan Exhibition, Mercedes Benz Financial Services headquarters, Farmington Hills, MI

                exhibition of work by Cranbrook Academy of Art students (Fossils of Our Time)

2010         Out of the Woods, the 2010 Graduate Degree Show of Cranbrook Academy of Art, MOCAD, Detroit, MI

2009        Ascent, Le Cabanon, Vallauris, France (A.I.R. Vallauris exhibition space)

2008-09  Art as a Catalyst For Change, Annual Loan Exhibition at Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

                   (Fanfare Handshakes, and Residuals: Diary in Things)  

2009        The Sky is Falling: Watch Your Step, site specific installation at Tower House, Cranbrook Academy of Art (FlyTower)

2008        Faculty Art Exhibition, College of Design, University of Minnesota College of Design, Minneapolis, MN

 

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

Visual Art residencies:

2013         European Ceramic Work Centre, Den Bosch, The Netherlands: Artist in Residence, June-September

2012         Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: “Studio Time” Visual Arts Residency led by Geoffrey Farmer, July-August

2012         Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts, Guest Artist/Critic, April-July

2009        A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France, Ceramics Residency, July-August

Workshops (as participant):

2012    Jamaica Clay Wood Firing workshop, Good Hope Plantation, Jamaica (David Pinto and Doug Casebeer, instructors) April

2010         Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, paper clay workshop led by Rebecca Hutchinson, August

2010         Ox-Bow School of Art, MI, Free Clay workshop (William J. O’Brien, instructor; Sterling Ruby, guest artist), June

2005, 07  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, two-week ceramics workshops:

                  Words and Clay 2005 (ceramist Chris Staley and poet Stuart Kestenbaum, instructors)

                  Flamin' and Hosin' 2007 (ceramist Richard Notkin, instructor)

Writing residencies:

1995         MacDowell Colony Fellow, non fiction writing, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, July-August

1993         Creativity Fellow, fiction writing, Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Midland, MI, June-August

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012-13     Director of Special Projects, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

2011-12     Associate Director, Research, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada

2000-08   Director, University of Minnesota Design Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1998-99    Editor, Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam. 

1996-00    Founder, Leading Questions, New York: editorial development and event programming

1994-96    Writer-at-Large, I.D. Magazine, New York

1991-92     Director, Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, Chicago (SOM Foundation).

1988-91     Architecture and Photography Critic, The Independent Newspaper, London

1984-87    US Correspondent, Blueprint design magazine, London

 

CONFERENCE AND EVENT PRODUCTION

2013         WWW Drawing:Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel, The Drawing Center, New York (May). Book of symposium forthcoming.

2013         WWW Drawing Workshop, Penn State University, Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, PA (March)

2011          Re/Search and Deploy: The State of Contemporary Architectural Research, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (December)

2007        Design and Its Publics: Curators, Critics and Historians, conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (April)

2007        MNKE: Mapping New Knowledge Ecologies, invitational symposium,  UMN Design Institute, Minneapolis, MN (February)

 

TEACHING / EXPERT REVIEWS OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

2012         Guest Critic, Pennsylvania State University, Sculpture, Ceramics & Urban Design critiques, Spring

2011          Guest Critic, Concordia University, Montreal, MFA Fibers, MFA Sculpture reviews, Fall Semester

2010-11     External Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Graduate Graphic Design program

2008         University of Texas, Austin, Expert Review of Design Division (Dept of Art & Art History)

2006         University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Graphic Design Department Futures Committee member

1999-00    Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, MFA in Digital Design

1995-97    Adjunct Faculty, Yale University School of Art, MFA Graphic Design

 

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

2014         Winner, SPREAD 5.0 competition for NM-based artists, organized by SITE Santa Fe

2010-11    Semi Finalist, MCAD/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship

2007        ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING awarded Design Distinction, Graphics, in I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review    

2006        ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING chosen as one of the Best Books of 2006 by Slate.com

1994         Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Individual Grant

1986, 87   Royal Institute of British Architects’ Architectural Journalist of the Year (consecutive years)

1983-87    Princeton University Graduate Fellowships

1983-84    Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for graduate study in the US, from the UK