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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Blue Line Arts Center, Roseville, Ca.  2019;  San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2017; 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

OFF THE WALL; AMERICAN ART TO WEAR, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2019-2020.  HANGZHOU SILK MUSEUM OF CHINA,  2019;  FURTHER EVIDENCE: The Art of Natural Dyes:   Penland School Gallery,  Penland, North Carolina, 2019
THE BOX PROJECT: THE COTSEN COLLECTION, The Textie Museum, 2017 and The Fowler Museum, L.A. 2016, QUILT NATIONAL, Ohio, 2017;  BREAKOUT: QUILT VISIONS 2016, Visions Art Museum, San Diego; FOCUS: FIBER 2016,  Kent State University Museum; 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


  • Penland,  Arrowmont, and Pacifoc Northwest Art School, workshops, 2016-2017
  • Instructor, S.F. State University, 2002-2006
  • Instructor, CCA,  2005-2008
  • Instructor; University of Minnesota Summer Program, 1994-2008
  • Workshop Instructor  and Lecturer; ISS conferences in Australia, Chile,
  • England, Japan, India, Canada, Mexico, and the US.


  • US Embassy,  Brunei
  • Emeryville City Hall Purchase Award
  • The Museum of Art and Design, N. Y.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    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.