I use nontraditional print-making methods--including hand cut stencils and a Japanese screen printing toy called a Gocco printer--as a starting point for original mixed media pieces. I use spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks, and print on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).


I am most satisfied when I can make a tangible or visceral connection between the materials used and the image rendered. My work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. My imagery--nostalgic and wistful--is largely biographical and reflective of my pensive nature.


I am as inspired in my art as much by childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as I am the urban community in which I now live. I am influenced by bicycles, street art, gardening, and random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness, and things with wings.

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Curb Appeal, Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Pickets and Peonies, Artistry, Bloomington, MN

2016 Phlox, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015 Minnesota Initiative Grant Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

2015 New Work, Crossings at Carnigue, Zumrota, MN

2014 Be Attitudes, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013 New Work by Amy Rice, Baari Vakiopain, Jyväskylä, Finland

2012 Visiting Artist Series, Lunenburg Cultural Centre, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

2011 Growing a Sense of Direction, View Art Gallery, Victoria, BC

2011 Rooted, Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 It’s a Closed System, View Art Gallery, Victoria, BC

2010 The First Day, Swan Song Gallery, Maiden Rock, WI

2009 Don’t Worry; I Have a Map, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Say Good Morning Tigerlily, Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Both Sweet and Illicit, Bluebottle Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 Serendipitous, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VI

2008 Feather Your Nest, Paperboat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2007 Attest and Grow, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Find Your Wings, Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Hundred Year Round Trip, Bluebottle Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006 Egg Basket, Christianson Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

2005 Traveling Cupcake Show, Milk Gallery, Exeter, UK

2005 Coming Home, Hue Art Gallery, Madison, WI

2003 Visible Fringe, Hey City Theater, Minneapolis, MN

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITS

2016  Delightful 10 (with Jennifer Davis) Gallery Track29 Minneapolis, MN

2016  Love Letters, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015  North of the 45th Devos Art Museum, Marquette, MI

2013 Untitled 10, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Unpacked, Curated by Inez Suen, Shanghai and Beijing, China   

2011 Delightful 3 (with Jennifer Davis), Historic Minnesota Building, St. Paul, MN 

2010 Pilot, Greyduck Gallery, Austin, TX 

2010 Re:Form School, Curated by Yosi Sergant, New York, NY  

2010 Manifest Equality, Curated by Yosi Sergant, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Manifest Hope, Curated by Yosi Sergant, Denver, CO

2008 Affirmations, artstream gallery, Rochester, NH

2008 Nest (with Terrence Payne), Alcoa House/ Sotheby’s Group, Mpls, MN

2008 Outside In, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Delightful Too (with Jennifer Davis), Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006 The Girl’s Room, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Group Show, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK

2006 Delightful (with Jennifer Davis), Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2006 Pretty Surrealists, CB’s 313 Gallery (CBGB’s), New York, NY

2005 Now Showing (with Jon Nelson), Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Rolling Plains Art Gallery, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2004 Draw, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Green, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Paper Politics, In These Times, Chicago, IL

2004 For the People, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 Process Invisible, The Goodfoot, Portland, Oregon

2004 The Interventionists, Massachusetts Museum Contemporary Art, N. Adams, MA

2003 Stencils: The Art of Negative Space, Cell Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Education

1993 BA Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

 

Awards and Grants

2014 Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2012 Next Step Grant Award, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

2012 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts, 2 awards, Tweed Art Museum and MCAD

2007 Arts Access Award, VSA Minnesota, State Organization on Art and Disability Collaborative Projects

2014 Springboard for the Arts Community Supported Arts (CSA) Artist

2013-Present, Home Interior Line with Midwest of Cannon Falls

2009 Springboard for the Arts Community Supported Arts (CSA) Artist

2009-Present, Greeting Card Line with Artists to Watch

2008 Nest an Installation in the Historic Alcoa House with Terrence Payne and Sotheby’s Real Estate

2004-2007 Collective Member, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

Selected Commissions

2010 Designed and created the award for the Annual Minnesota Sage Awards 2007 Designed and created the award for the McKnight Foundation Awards

 

Selected Publications and Media

2014 Contributing writer, “Recognition of Stewardship: A Print Project for a Lifetime” Taproot Magazine

2013 Author, “Playing with Stencils” (book) Quarry Publishing House, in 2014 translated into German, French and Italian

2011 Featured Artist, MN Original Series on TPT, Minnesota Public TV