Artist at Works Progress Studio |

Co-Founder & Collaborative Director at Water Bar & Public Studio |


2005 BA Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature / History of Science Minor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

2004 Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, Art for Social Change Program (City Arts), Twin Cities, MN

2000 Literary Arts Program, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN


2018 Distinguished Practitioner, NOMAD 9 MFA Program, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

2014 Community Faculty, Arts and Social Justice: Writing for Social Change Program, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, Twin Cities, MN

2007-09 Adjunct Liberal Arts Faculty, Science and Culture, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN


2018 McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship

2018 City of Minneapolis Public Health Heroes Award - Strong Urban Public Health Infrastructure, Minneapolis, MN

2015 River Stewards Emerging Leader Award, Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, Saint Paul, MN

2013 Bush Foundation Fellowship, Saint Paul, MN

2011 Fellow, Creative Community Leadership Institute at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN


2014-19 Founder & Collaborative Director of Water Bar & Public Studio, Minneapolis, MN

2010-19 Artist & Collaborative Director of Works Progress Studio, Minneapolis, MN

2013-15 Founding Member of Common Field & Organizer of 2015 Hand-in-Glove Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012-17 Co-Founder and Artistic Director, City Art Collaboratory of Public Art Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN

2008-10 Bicycle Ambassador with City of Minneapolis Bike-Walk Program, Minneapolis, MN

2006-09 Minneapolis Producer of International Bicycle Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN

2005-11 Program Associate, Assistant Film Producer & Founder of Artist Residency Program at Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN


2016 Blue Star Ice Company (Works Progress Studio), Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

2013 Whole City St. Louis (Works Progress Studio), The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO

2010 We Work Here (Works Progress Studio), Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN


2019 Springs Eternal: Art, Water, Change, at TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2016 California: The Art of Water at Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2014 Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) at Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2014 thinking, making, living at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012 554CHANGE at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Shadows Traces Undercurrents at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Imagining America at Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN


2019 Kinship / Utility, an artist-facilitated tour created for Mississippi: An Anthropocene River, Minneapolis - Itasca, MN

2019 Felt Here, a series of pop-up workshops created in communities across the Iron Range, in collaboration with Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability and others, Virginia, MN

2019 Ways of Knowing Water Research Collaborative, a community of artists and scholars co-convened with Boris Oicherman (Weisman Art Museum), Jessica Hellmann (Institute on Environment) and the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

2017 Belong Together, Public Art Commission for City of St. Paul’s Arlington Hills Public Library, St. Paul, MN

2017 Be Here Main Street, Storytelling Project for MuseWeb Foundation and Smithsonian Museums on Main Street, various small towns, MN

2017 Anthropocene Water, Public Art Project for Northern Spark Festival, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

2015 South Elm Water Bar | Public Art Commission for South Elm Projects, Greensboro, NC

2015 Shadow Summit, Project Commission for Creative Time Summit, New York, NY

2014 Whole City Fargo, Public Project Commission by Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2014 City School, Public Program Commission by Public Art Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN

2014 Dear River, Live Television Program Commissioned by Twin Cities Public Television, MN

2013 River City Revue, Public Education Project Commission by Mississippi River Fund, MN

2012 Mississippi Megalops, Public Art Project for Northern Spark Festival, St. Paul, MN

2011 NeighborMakers, Engagement Project Commission by Bush Foundation, Saint Paul, MN


2013-15 Co-Curator of Salon Saloon, a live arts program at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Co-Curator of Field Office Fellowships, a project at Walker Art Center Open Field, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Co-Curator of Opening the Field speaker series at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Co-Founder & Curator of West Bank Social Center, an experimental art and community space, Minneapolis, MN


2018 Contributor to Open Rivers Journal Issue No. 9, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota

2016 Author & Editor of Meandering Methodologies, Deviant Disciplines, published by Public Art Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN

2016 Contributor to Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements, Moore College of Design and Soberscove Press, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Contributor to Convening Common Field, Art Journal, College Art Association, Chicago, IL

2012 Contributor to Open Field: Conversations on the Commons, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


2018 Panelist - Governance, Water Pavilion at Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, CA

2018 Keynote - Master Water Stewards Graduation Ceremony, Freshwater, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Speaker - 2018 One Water Summit, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Panelist - Artists as Partners in Infrastructure Education, National Council on Science and Environment (NCSE) annual meeting, Washington, DC

2017 Speaker & Advisor - ArtPlace Arts, Culture and Environment Working Group, Seattle, WA

2017 Panelist - Public Art, Fast and Slow at Open Engagement 2017, Chicago, IL

2017 Panelist - Ecology, Arts, Justice, Alliance for Artist Communities 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

2016 Panelist - Organize Your Own, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2015 Panelist - Artist Networks, Central Time Centric Symposium, Fargo, ND

2015 Artist Talk - Nature 3.X symposium, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2015 Artist Talk - Collectivity in the City, More College and Mural Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Artist Talk - Creative Confluence: Place-based Social Practice & Collaborative Public Art, Sawyer Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2015 Artist Talk - Public Art, Place and Purpose School of Art, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2014 Keynote - Artists’ Evolving Role in Community, State of the Art Symposium, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2013 Keynote - Making Art, Making Publics, Public Humanities Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI