Born Chicago, Illinois, 1974

Resides Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


2011 PhD, University of Sunderland

 2000 M.F.A. Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

1998 B.F.A. Art History/Glass, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (University Honors)

Professional Experience

2012 Reader in Glass, University of Sunderland, UK

2010 Research Councils UK Academic Fellow, University of Sunderland, UK 

2006 Lecturer, San Jose State University, California 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Constructions, National Glass Centre, Sunderland (forthcoming)

2012 Books and Buildings, SODA Istanbul/Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago

2008 Translations, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2007 Encyclopædia, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2004 Flow (Strøm), Danske Kunsthåndværkerere, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Selected Collections

City of Lommel, Belgium

Museum of Liverpool, UK

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, Kentucky

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, UK 


2013 Honorary Diploma, Jutta Cuny Memorial Prize

2012 Winner, International Glass Prize, Glazenhuis, Belgium

2010 Commission, The Liverpool Map, Liverpool, UK

2008 Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Prize

2004 Fulbright Fellowship to Denmark, Danish-American Fulbright Commission

Selected Publications

2013 New Glass Review 34

2010 British Glass Biennale

2008 Contemporary Glass, ed. Blanche Craig, Black Dog Publishing

2007 Glass North East, ed. Peter Davies, Art Editions North

2007 Lena Vigna, Trinh Nguyen and Emily Benz, Encyclopædia, University of Sunderland

2006 Dawn Chan, “Shattering Issues of Identity.” NYArts Magazine

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