1993 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
(MA - Interdisciplinary Arts)
1972-77 Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington.IL
(BFA- studio art, cum laude)

1994- present Columbia College, Chicago:
Humanities, History and Social Sciences
Art /Design Dept.
Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate program
1994-96Ray College of Design, Chicago, and Schaumburg, IL
1981-86Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX

Teaching Artist- K-12
2015- CCAP Columbia Community Art Partnership, teaching artist after school
1996-2012 Art Resources in Teaching, Chicago, IL
1994 Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL
1981-86 Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX

Conferences, Speaking engagements
2015 HERA, San Fransisco, CA “Beyond the Binary” “In Praise of the Pause”
2014 Intersections, Chicago Cultural Center, “Bringing it Home from Paris, 3 Latin American Women embrace Modernism”
2013 HERA, Houston, Tx “Sacred Spaces, Secular Places”
“Mandala, Placing, Practicing, Centering”
2010 “Fact/Faith “ at Columbia College Chicago Mudra Garden -,
“yoga for your Hands”
2009 “Intersections” Chicago Cultural Center “La Llorona”
2008 Guest artist “Women in Art, Music and Literature” course,
2007 Guest lecturer “Latin American Women in the Arts” course
2009 HERA, Chicago, Il, Nature the Humanities
“Yoga in 21st Century, postmodern animism?”

Grants and Residencies
2015 CITE grant Columbia College Chicago
2013 CITE grant Columbia College Chicago
2011 Ragdale Foundation artist residence, Lake Forest, IL
2010 Critical Encouters ‘Fact and Faith” grant
2007 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
1994 and 95 CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs
1993 Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College Chicago
1992 Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship
1991 Dwight Follett Fellowship, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
1982 Southwest Alternative Media Project Grant, Houston, TX

Selected Exhibitions
2015 “Be Mine” Greenleaf Art Center
2014 Water: a Universal Right, Robt Morris Univ Gallery, Chicago
2013 From the Earth, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago
2011 Union of Art and Yoga, Columbia College Chicago
2010 Mudra Garden, Columbia College Chicago
2007 Phantom Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Artist’s Birdhouses, August Hose Studios, Chicago, IL
1996 The Egg Remembers What the Chicken Forgets,
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Oneiric Observation ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Weissman Scholarship Exhibition, Columbia College, IL
1992 Fish and Bones, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Il
1991 Invitational ´Exhibition, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
1991 Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
1989 Women in Visual Arts, Harbert Schoolhouse Gallery, Harbert, MI
1987 Works on, of Paper, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL
1987 Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL
1983 National Small Painting and Drawing Competition,
College of the Mainland, TX

Selected Performance Works
2013 “Bonehead” spoken word, Greenleaf Art Center
2007 “A Moveable Labyrinth” Balbo & Wabash,Zhou B Art Center,
Indian Boundary Park
2006 “Dissolution”, -windows Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Columbia College
2001 Ridiculist Banquet, Free Form Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Balder Dashed- Great beast Theater and Link's Hall. Chicago, IL
1998 Baker's Dozen, "Death Festa" Hot House, Chicago, IL
1996 Waiting, Wishing Wanting, Randolph Street gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Oneiric Observation, ARC gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Flux-fest, Northwestern University,Arts Club of Chicago,
Museum of Contemporary Art
1992 A Useful Pose and Meditation 1, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Collections
Republic Savings, Chicago, IL
Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago, IL
Arthur Andersen, St. Louis, MO
National Bank of Detroit, Detroit, MI
Reynolds and Reynolds, Des Moines, IA
Tenneco, Houston, Tx United Savings Corporation, Houston, TX
Triant Development Corporation, Houston, TX

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Education (general)
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, MA 1993
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, BFA 1977

Yoga Training
Daily personal practice since 1982
NU Yoga Center Teacher Training 1994
Moksha Yoga “Anatomy for Yoga Instructors “ 2001

Select advanced teacher trainings
Mudra, spiritual and therapeutic Dr. Indu Arora
Ashtanga Richard Freeman, David Roche
Iyengar- Mouso Manos, Barbara Benagh
Anusara John Friend
Yoga for Women Patrina Dobish
Dynamics of Sequencing Rod Stryker
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy I Soleil Hepner

Style of teaching
Eclectic style incorporating Classical Hatha, Ashtanga vinyasa and Anusara systems, focusing on breath, correct alignment, flexibility and strength building.
My varied background allows me to work with students of varied levels in any given class, adapting and adjusting postures to fit all students physical abilities.

Teaching Experience
1999-present Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL (Martha Montez, 773.529.6932)
                               Multi –level, Childrens yoga, Preschool yoga (NEIU Child Care ctr) , Gentle yoga
1999-present Old Town Triangle, Chicago,IL (Leslie Wolfe 312.337.1938)
1999-present Chicago Athletic Clubs, Chicago, IL (Fran Beckman, 73.529.2022)
2011-present Rehabilitaion Institute of Chicago- charir yoga, Carolyn Mueller(
2008               North Park University, Chicago, IL ( Stephanie Baclay 773-244-5618)
2007               Concordia Avondale Community Center, Chicago, IL
1995-2001      N.U. Yoga Center, Chicago, IL (Suddha Weixler 773.327.3650)
2001               Columbia College Chicago, dance department (guest artist)
1997-1998      Lincoln Park Cultural Center