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EDUCATION

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

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

 

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 research and project development, and event programming.

1994-96: Writer-at-LargeI.D. Magazine, New York.

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

1988-91: Architecture Critic, Photography CriticThe Independent Newspaper, London.

1984-87: US CorrespondentBlueprint 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

2007Design 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