EDUCATION:  Mills College, Oakland, CA.  BA in Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: on line exhibit 2009, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, 2008;   Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, SDA Conference, 2005;   University of North Texas, 2005;  Robert Hillstad Gallery, University of Nebraska, 2004;   Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2004;   Musee Marsil, Montreal, Canada, 2001;   Galerie Smend,  Cologne, Germany, 1999

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: QUILT NATIONAL 2015, Athens Ohio; MATERIALS HARD AND SOFT, Denton Texas, 2014-1015;  RESIST DYE ON THE SILK ROAD: CONTEMPORARY ART,  China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China, 2014;  MNEMONIKOS, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-2014; TO DYE FOR,  De Young Museum, 2010 FIBERART INTERNATIONAL, 2010: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; STRUCTURE SURFACE EXPRESSION:  QUILT DIRECTIONS TODAY:  Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 2008.    ART WEAR:  FASHION AND ANTI-FASHION: Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2005.   QUILT NATIONAL, Ohio, 2005 and 2003; GENERATIONS/TRANSFORMATION:  AMERICAN FIBER ART, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA 2003;   IRONIC TO ICONIC, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA 2003;   FIBERART INTERNATIONAL,  Pittsburgh, PA 2001;   ART, IMAGE AND IDENTITY,  Los Angeles County Museum, L.A. CA 2001;   SHIBORI, S.F. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 2001

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:  CRAFT IN AMERICA,  Jo Lauria, CONTEMPORARY QUILT ART, Kate Lenkowsky;   SILK, Mary Schoeser;   ART WEAR;  FASHION AND ANTI FASHION,  Melissa Leventon;    MEMORY ON CLOTH: SHIBORI NOW, Yoshiko Wada;    SHIBORI,  Wada, Rice and  Barton;  FIBERARTS BOOK OF WEARABLE ART;  Katherine Aimone;    THE BOOK OF SILK, Phillipa Scott;    THE KIMONO INSPIRATION, Wada, Dale & Corwin


  • Emeryville City Purchase Award, 2008
  • American Craft Council Fellow, 2003
  • National Endowment of the Arts Craftsman Grants, 1988, 1982 Ideacomo Award
  • Third International Textile Competition, Tokyo, 1988


  • Instructor, S.F. State University, 2002-2006
  • Instructor, CCA,  2005-2996
  • Instructor; University of Minnesota Summer Program, 1994-2008
  • Workshop Instructor  and Lecturer; conferences in Australia, Chile, England, Japan, India, Canada, and the US.


  • US Embassy,  Brunei
  • Emeryville City Hall Purchase Award
  • The Museum of Art and Design, N.Y.
  • The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, N.Y.
  • The De Young Museum, S.F., CA
  • The Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
  • The Racine Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Takeda Kahei Shoten, Arimatsu, Japan
  • Aiichi Shibori Archive, Nagoya, Japan
  • Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Los Angeles, CA