2003 M.F.A., Painting, University of Minnesota
1998 B.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
1998 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design
1998 Art History Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design
2011 I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Forum Gallery, New York
2008 Long Night’s Journey Into Day, Burnet Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis
2007 I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2017-18 The American Dream, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden GERMANY; presented jointly with the Drents Museum Assen
2016 American Views, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Man’s Best Friend – The Art of the Dog, Sommerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE
2013 Aquatic: A Day at the Beach, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia
2012 Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery, 1962-2013, Forum Gallery, New York
2011 Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York
ROJO, Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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2007 An Eye for Detail, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 New Faces, Forum Gallery, New York
2006 Jerome Foundation Fellows, MCAD, Minneapolis
2005 The Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 Bush Artist Fellowship
2008 McKnight Foundation Fellowship
2007 Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant
2005 Jerome Foundation Fellowship
2005 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
2004 Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant
2002 Graduate Research Grant, University of Minnesota
2000 Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota
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