Education

2002-2005       MFA, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sculpture, video, installation

1991-1996         BFA, Fibers, Massachusetts College of Art, Fibers, 3-D

 

Awards/Grants

2017                Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation artist grant

2014                St. Botolph Club Foundation, Amelia Peabody grant recipient for sculpture

2013                Puffin Foundation Grant,

                        Fiber International, Sally Yunis Memorial Award

2012                Traveling Scholars Fellowship, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

2011                Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, sculpture and installation

2010:               International Fiber Collaborative grant

2009/10          The Institute of Contemporary Art James and Audrey Foster Prize, nominee

2007                Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation artist grant

2005                Deborah Dluhy SMFA Travel Grant, Paris, France

 

Residencies

2017                Arts Industry program John Michael Kohler art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2016                Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

2015                Millay Colony for the arts, Austerlitz, New York

2014                Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

2011                Vermont Studios, Johnson, VT

 

Solo exhibitions

2016               “When things touch,” Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2012                “Ecstasy and Common Sense,” Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

2011                “Ecstasy and Common Sense,” N.K. Gallery, Boston, MA

2007                “Life O Rama,“ Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2006                “no place like home,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA      

                         “Life O Rama,” Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018                “STITCH, Syntax / Action / Reaction”, New Art Center Newton Ma

2017                “Is this something”, Lasell College, Newton, MA

2016                “Contexture”, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY,NY

                        “CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

                        “Brink v.2 space and intimacy” , Mills Gallery, Boston MA

                        “Flow” Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2015                24th Drawing Show: Feelers”, Mills Gallery, Boston MA

                        “Seven”, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

                        “Cove”, Boston Harbor Islands, Boston , MA

2014                Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

                        American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

                        Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC

2013                San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

                        “Game On!”, Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions, South, Boston MA

                        “Fiber International”, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

                        “Fiber International”, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        “Interwoven”, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA

2012                “Glitz”, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, MD

2011                “Home Sweet Home,” Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

                        “Associations,” Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2010                “Surrealestate,” Mobius, Boston, MA

2009                “Home,” Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

                        “Material Afterlife,” Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2008                “Sense of Place,” Art League, Long Island, NY

2007                “Word of Mouth,” Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

                        “The DeCordova Annual Exhibition,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

                        “UN Building,” Mills Gallery, Boston MA

2006                “Reveal,” New Art Center, Newton, MA

                        “Crafty,” Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

                        “Beauty in Building Materials,” J.P. Art Market, Jamaica Plain, MA

                        “Art House,” 85 Rockview, Jamaica Plain, MA

                        “Not Just A House,” G.A.S.P., Brookline, MA

2005                “In the Game,” South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

                        “Happy House,” Emanuel College, Boston, MA

                        “Atopia,” Tufts University, Medford, MA

2004                “Closer In,” The Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA

2002                “The Weight of Glory,” Cistetercian Palace Monastery, Lubiaz, Poland

                        “New Works,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

2001                “Window,” University Lutheran Church Gallery, Cambridge, MA

                        “Altered Fields,” Johnson’s Paint Gallery, Boston, MA

2000                “Old Self, New Self,” alternative space, Boston, MA

1999                “Red,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

1998                “The Portrait,” The White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA

1997                “Works on the Body,” Art Vigor, Boston, MA

1996                “Under 25,” Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA

                        “Artrageous,” Cornerstone Festival, Bushnell, Illinois

 

Curated shows

2018                “STITCH, Syntax / Action / Reaction”, New Art Center Newton Ma

2005               “Not Just A House,” G.A.S.P., Brookline, MA

 

Public Art Projects/Commissions

2014                “Winded,” The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2013                The Beat Restaurant, Cambridge, MA

2112-2010       “The Circus Project” on going interactive project of making and collecting stories

2007-2010       Beehive Restaurant, Boston, MA

2009                “Home is Where the Art Is,” Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2007-2008       “Weaving Our Stories,” The Martha Eliot Health Center, Jamaica Plain, MA.

2006                “Thread Counts: Stitch and Bitch,” G.A.S.P. Gallery, Brookline, MA

2003                 Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

 

 

Press/Catalogs

2016

“At Mills Gallery, art that shatters boundaries”, Cate McQuaid Boston Globe , 01MARCH

catalog: ”We have a lot to say,Interviews with the artists of BRINK v2: Space and intimacy”, by John Pyper, catalog: “BRINK v2: Space and intimacy, curated by John Pyper, Mills Gallery Boston MA

2015

Feelers: The 24th Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts”, by Samuel Adams, Big Red and Shiny, 16 November.  

“Putting Out Feelers” By Elizabeth Michelman, Artscope, Nov/Dec

“Two local biennials demonstrate the value of a curator’s eye,” By Cate McQuaid Boston Globe 24 November, Seven artists to” create original works at Montserrat College of Art,” By Ken Yuszkus, Salem News, 28 January, “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” by Pam Campanaro, Cargo Collective, January , “Our Guide: Giant Art Festival On Boston Harbor Islands,“ by Greg Cook, Artery, WBUR 9 July,

“Playful, interactive art comes to Boston Harbor Islands” by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe 30 July,

“Island-Hopping for Art in Boston Harbor,” by Robert Moeller, Hyperallergic, 28 July,

“The Isles Arts Initiative,” By James Foritano, Art scope 14 July

catalog: “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” Curated by Maggie Cavallo and Leonie Bradbury

2014

“A World Gone Wrong”,” by Greg Cook. Providence Phoenix, 20 August,

 “Unraveled” by Anthony Anderson, Café des Artistes 4 October,

2013

“The Art-Lovers’ Crowdfunding Gift Guide”, by Robin Cembalest. Artnews, 21 November,

“Q & A With Melissa Messina and Kathryn Wat, Jurors of Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design., Washington Project for the Arts, January blog,

“Pop Filter Hot Pick: Fiberart International 2013”, by Jennifer Baron, Pop City, 17 April

catalog: “Fiber International” 2013,

“World Threads: Fiberart International 2013 adds to the global art feel,” by Mary ThomasPittsburgh Post-Gazette. 28 April,

“Fiberart International at Society for Contemporary Craft,” by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, ennifercoynequdeen.blogspot.com, 23 April 

“Fiberart International 2013 presents 9 awards,” Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Posted June 20,  

“Fiberarts International is a wide-ranging survey of the state of this art,” by Nadine Wasserman, Pittsburgh City Paper.  

“Fiber art exhibit to get West Coast premiere at San Jose’s Quilts & Textiles Museum, by Crystal Chow, San Jose Mercury News, 3 November

2012

catalog: Home Sweet Home, by Leonie Bradbury, E.Tornia Thyssen

“Home Sweet Home,” by Evan Smith. Art New England, January

2011

“Exploring all the Edges,” by Cate McQuaid. Boston Globe, 20 July

2009

“Visions of Home,” by Janet Boulay. The Sun Chronicle (Grand Rapids, MI), 9 July

“In the Studio with Samantha Fields,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #115

2007

“Caped Creators,” by Matthew Reed. Boston Magazine, October issue

”2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition,” by Ann Krinsky. Art New England, August/September issue

“Group shows build on architecture and science,” by Cate McQuaid. Boston Globe, 5 July

“Punch, potato scientists, and ‘Sodmonsters’...,” by Ken Johnson. Boston Globe, 18 May

“Local color,” by Greg Cook. Boston Phoenix, 8 May

“The 2007 DeCordova Annual,” by Charles Giuliano. Big Red and Shiny, issue #64

“Arthouse @ 73 Spring Park Ave.,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #61

“Boho in Boston,” by Liza Weisstuch. New York Times, 3 June

2006

“No Place Like Home,” by Lashonda Cooks. The Babson Free Press, 2 November

“Crafty @ Mass Art,” by Christian Holland. Big Red and Shiny, issue #46

“From Carved Creatures to Disneyland Rugs,” by Ken Johnson. Boston Globe, 24 September

“Print the Legend,” by Greg Cook. Boston Phoenix, 29 September

“Revealing Art,” The Boston Globe Magazine, 17 September

“Curatorial Creations,” Boston Globe “Sidekick” section, 17 September

“Scratching surface of alternative art,” Boston Globe, 10 September

“Full Disclosure,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 8 September

“Art House at 85 Rockview St.,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #43

television interview, “It’s All About Art,” BNN-TV 9, 15 May

“Private Idaho,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 3 May

“Cutting Up,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 2 March

2005

“Feeling Right at Home,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 2 December

2004

catalog: Closer In, Contemporary Artist Center

 Collections

The Progressive Collection, Progressive Insurance, Cleveland OH

Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA: The House my Fore Father’s Built

 

 

Professional Experience    

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts

Part-Time Lecturer SMFA/tUFTS

 2015-present    Material Lab Fiber

C.E. instructor

2005-20013     Introduction to Fibers

2006                Dying: Shibori

Graduate instructor

 2005,               Down, Dirty and Dimensional, the wood shop

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Visiting Lecturer

2016                 Intermediate Weaving

2008-present  Sculptural Knitting

                        Fiber Seminar

2009                Fiber studio

2013,2015        3-D Senior Seminar

2008                Intro to Fibers

Graduate Adjunct faculty advisor

2016                Independent Study, 2-D

2008-present3-D

C.E. instructor

2004- present  Introduction to Weaving

2005-2009       Knitting into Sculpture

2006                The Fluid object

Gordon College, Beverly, MA

Adjunct faculty

2015-2005       Arts in the City

Chester College of Art

Adjunct faculty

2006-2008       Installation

2006-2008       Sculpture I

2006-2008       Found Object Sculpture

2006-2008       Explorations in Wood,

Art Institute Boston, Boston, MA

2011-2008       Graduate Adjunct faculty advisor,

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Visiting faculty

2008                Mapping Your Stories,

 Youth Teaching

2010                Urbano, visiting artist/guest instructor, Jamaica Plain, MA

2005-2007       Champion Charter High School/ Fuller Craft Museum grades 9-12,, Brockton, MA

1998- 2006      Roxbury Preparatory Charter School grades 6-8, art teacher, Roxbury, MA

 

WorkShops

2016                Mills Gallery Boston MA, Weaving in Space

                         College, Daugavpils, Latvia, loom building and weaving

2015                ICA, Boston, MA Natural dying

2015+2013      Haystack, Deer Isle, ME (Massachusetts College of Art and Design Alumni trip), Tapestry

2014                The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha NE , NCAA, knitting and net making

2013                Medicine Wheel Productions, South, Boston MA, NCAA, knitting and net making

2012-2010       Haystack, Deer Isle, ME (Massachusetts College of Art and Design Alumni trip), Felting

2007                Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Dying

 

Visiting Artist

2016                Mills Gallery Boston MA , Brink 7 Interactive Artist talk

2015                Mills Gallery Boston MA,  Drawing Show Artist talk             

                        ICA, Boston, MA Fiber Sculpture, 1960’s to the present Gallery Talk

                        Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA ,Artist talk and round table discussions

                        Representative from Millay Colony at Taconic Hills High School, Austerlitz, NY, Artist talk

2014                Lowell textile Museum, Lowell, MA, Artist talk

2012                Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Artist talk

2011                Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, guest critic