It all started when...
MFA, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2010.
PhD, Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, Princeton University, 1989.
BSc, Architecture, Planning, Building & Environmental Science, University College London, 1980
2017: LAUNCH! inaugural group show of the Sculpture Union of Santa Fe Community College, SFCC Visual Arts Gallery, Sep-Nov
2017: Taking Back Orange, group show, Art-i-Fact, Santa Fe, July-September
2016: Made in the Desert, form & concept, Santa Fe. US debut of In The Unlikely Event, my installation of the world's 30 busiest international airports hand-built in terra cotta (May Sept)
2016-17: Cranbrook +/- 25 Years, traveling exhibit of work by Ceramics alumni of Cranbrook Academy of Art. NCECA, Kansas City, MO (March), UNM Las Cruces, NM (July-Sept), Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (Sep '16-Jan '17)
2016: SITE UNSEEN 9, SITE Santa Fe, April
2016: Ceramicon, Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, March
2013: Final Presentation at the European Ceramic Work Centre (at conclusion of residency) Den Bosch, Netherlands, September
2012: Open Studios, Banff Centre, Visual Arts, Banff, Canada (residency led by Geoffrey Farmer)
2012: Open Door 7 juried exhibition, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis. February 2012 (Steve Dietz, curator)
2010-2011: Art as a Catalyst For Change Daimler Financial Services HQ, Farmington Hills, MI, Fossils of Our Time chosen for one-year exhibit by Cranbrook students, July '10-June '11
2010: Out of the Woods, Cranbrook Graduate Degree Show, MOCAD Detroit, April-May
2009: Ascent, solo exhibition at Le Cabanon, AIR Vallauris, Vallauris, France (at conclusion of AIR Vallauris residency)
2009-2010: Art as a Catalyst For Change, Daimler Financial Services HQ, MI, July 2009-June 10. Residuals: Diary in Things and Fanfare Handshakes selected for one-year loan exhibition.
2009: The Sky is Falling: Watch Your Step, Tower House, Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fly Tower site-specific installation).
2008: Faculty Art Exhibition, College of Design, University of Minnesota (showing alongside Ozayr Saloojee, Benjamin Ibarra)
CREATIVE RESIDENCIES FOR ART, WRITING
2013: European Ceramic Work Centre, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, Individual Residency, June-September
2013: Anderson Ranch Art Center, Ceramics Residency awarded for Fall (declined for personal reasons)
2012: Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency, Banff, Canada, Studio Time (Geoffrey Farmer, AIR) July-August
2012: Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts, State College, PA, Guest Artist, April-July
2009: A.I.R. Vallauris, France. Ceramics residency, July-August
1995: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, nonfiction writing, August
1993: Alden B. Dow Center Creativity Fellowship, Midland, MI, fiction writing, June-July
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 research and project 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 Critic, Photography Critic, The Independent Newspaper, London.
1984-87: US Correspondent, Blueprint design magazine, London
1982-83: Features Editor, Building Design weekly newspaper
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS: PRODUCTION/MODERATING
2013: WWW Drawing: Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel, The Drawing Center, New York (May). Book forthcoming.
2013: WWW Drawing Workshop, Penn State University Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (March)
2012: TYPO San Francisco, Facilitator (with Erik Spiekermann and Kali Nikitas), Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA
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 April
2007: MNKE: Mapping New Knowledge Ecologies, invitational symposium, UMN Design Institute, Minneapolis, February
2005: The Mobile City, moderator of Van Alen Institute panel discussion (anticipating 2006 Good Life exhibit, New York, May
2004: Michael Graves, live interview as part of Architects Shape the New Minneapolis series, Pantages Theater, Minneapolis, MN (recorded for broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television), May
2001: Workspheres, moderator, panel discussion accompanying the Museum of Modern Art, New York, design exhibition, April
2000: Excavating the Archive: New Technologies of Memory, co-organizer, Parsons School of Design, New York, June
1998: Doors of Perception 5: PLAY, programming team member, Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam, November
1997: Jambalaya, program director for AIGA Biennial National Design Conference, New Orleans, LA, November
1996-99: Long Lake Design Camp I-IV, co-host of invitational retreat for artists, architects and designers, Long Lake, NY
1994-96: DIALogue: Real Time Blind Date Debates about Design, Technology and Popular Culture, curator/moderator, Cooper Union, New York, NY
1995: I.D. Magazine Entertainment Design Roundtable, symposium organizer/editor (published in I.D. Magazine)
TEACHING / EXPERT REVIEWS OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
2014-17: Guest Critic, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX, Architecture and Urban Design B.Arch and M.Arch programs
2015: Adjunct Professor, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Fine Art Department, Freshman Art Studio
2012: Guest Critic, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts, Sculpture, Ceramics & Urban Design critiques, Spring
2011: Guest Critic, Concordia University, Montreal, Fine Arts Department, MFA Fibers, MFA Sculpture reviews, Fall Semester
2010-11: External Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, MFA Graphic Design program
2008: Expert Reviewer, University of Texas, Austin, TX, Design Division, Dept of Art & Art History
2006: Futures Committee, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Graphic Design Department strategic assessment
1999-00: Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design, New York, MFA in Digital Design
1995-97: Adjunct Professor, Yale University School of Art, MFA Graphic Design (graduate seminars; thesis advisor)
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
2014: Winner, SPREAD 5.0 competition for NM-based individual studio artists, hosted 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 for "Best Books of 2006" by Slate.com
1994: Individual Grant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
1987: Architectural Journalist of the Year, awarded by Royal Institute of British Architects
1986: Architectural Journalist of the Year, awarded by Royal Institute of British Architects
1983-87: Princeton University Graduate Fellowships
1983-84: Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for graduate study in the US, from the UK