I have made my way in the world as both a studio artist and a designer in the field of public art. The pursuits meander side by side, often crossing over.
In the studio, in addition to drawing and painting, I use a clay printing technique that I have developed and refined in which I carve the surface of a clay slab, then print it with oil based inks. My work has been shown nationally in galleries and is in collections as diverse as MICROSOFT and the Fundacion Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. In the arena of public art I have created pieces for libraries, hospitals, parks, light rail, and public utility facilities in Washington, Oregon, California, Minnesota and Texas. In both realms, the overlapping worlds of nature and human habitation on earth is what interests me, particularly the delicate, off kilter moment we currently reside in.
After many years of urban living in Seattle, and floating on the Salish Sea, I have returned to central Texas where I live on 5 wild acres in Blanco County, close to the Pedernales River. I continue my observation and collaboration with the natural world.
Select exhibits and public art installations:
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
CALL and RESPONSE, Solo work & collaborations
Carol Ivey Fort Worth, TX 2016
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX Show and Residency 2015
Yard Dog Gallery (site)
Austin, TX 2013
Grover Thurston Gallery
Seattle, WA 2011, 2009, 2007
Nectar Corridor Screens and terrazzo for light rail platform Phoenix AZ 2015
Bract 6 connected works for University Health System, San Antonio 2013
Midas Fence Iron railing with etched bronze overlays for light rail platform Minneapolis, MN 2010
High Water Mark Stainless fencing with porcelain enamel images Austin, TX 2010
Oak Branch Lullaby Steel wall pieces Legacy Medical Center Portland , OR 2012
projects & awards
Founder/Teacher: ART TENT: (site)
Art Educator of the year 2016, Awarded by McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX for Art Tent.
Classes in visual art/design & cooking for incarcerated youth, currently at Ayer’s House, San Antonio.
Recipient: Jentel Residency, Sheriden, Wyoming March 2013