Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: BA, University of Virginia, 1993. MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Material Studies, 2004.
Recent Projects: Artist in Residence, Design Studio for Social Intervention, 2008-present; Co-curator, Gestures of Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, 2010, and Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2008; on the use and abuse of ornamental outlines, Assumption College, Worcester, MA, 2008; discontinuous, not unrelated, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, 2007; flockstep, public art commission, Somerville, MA, 2007.
Publications: Lion Eats Sassy Girl Because He Can: Games and Second-Order Learning Within an Interdisciplinary Arts Curriculum, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2010. "Don't Make That Face: The Weavings of Lia Cook" in Faces & Mazes: Lia Cook, 2009. "DECO-jamming is ECO-glam" with Neil MacInnis, The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production, 2007. "Re/Locating Continuity", in Joan Livingstone: Membranes, Margins, Disruptions, 2006. "Orthotic Roses," Frakcija Performing Arts Magazine, 2005. "three hours to disappointment." LTTR, 2004.
Selected Lectures/Panels: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, visiting critic, 2011; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, lecture, 2011; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, Co-curator's lecture, 2010; Open Engagement Conference, Panelist, 2010; Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA, lecture, 2009; University of Virginia: McIntire Department of Art, lecture, 2009; College Art Association (Panel co-chair 2008, Panelist 2006); Goat Island Summer School Symposium, Chicago, IL, Panelist 2008.
Awards: Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship, 2005. City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, 2005.