2016 MFA, Studio Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2013 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts with Distinction, UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design, San Francisco, CA 

1992 BA, cum laude, French language, Duke University, Durham, N.C. Awarded Robert J. Niess Romance Language Graduation Prize

1990-1 Université de Paris, Sorbonne-Pantheon, coursework in art, art history and French literature

1987 Summer Semester with Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France


2014 "Heirloom," UC Berkeley Extension SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012  "Corrugate," UC Berkeley Art and Design Center, San Francisco, CA 

2011  A Year in Japan: Snapshots in Pen and Ink, Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco, CA 



Root Division Annual Auction, Gallery Root Division, San Francisco, CA (upcoming)

Wabi-Sabi, juror: Mary-Ann Milford, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

Material Matters, SOBU Gallery, Oakland, CA


MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mills College, Oakland, CA


50|50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Something from Nothing, Free Oakland Up!, Oakland, CA

Introductions 2015, Gallery Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Unfamiliar Landscapes, juror: Foad Satterfield, O'Hanlon Center, Mill Valley, CA

Darkness and Light, juror: Archana Horsting, O'Hanlon Center, Mill Valley, CA

About Me, Industrial Center Building, Sausalito, CA  2012

Wonder, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 


Shine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Asia Observed, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA 

Sendai Tsunami Relief, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA


Being Human residency, Palo Alto Art Center, curated by Selene Foster, led by Jill Miller, fall 2018

Lagier, Chloe and Heiberg, Birgitte, “Makers of Marin,” May, 2017

Finalist, Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship, 2016

Helfand, Glen, “Signs of the Times,” Mills College MFA Exhibition Catalogue, May 2016 

Cancelmo, Amy, Introductions 2015, Root Division Exhibition Catalogue, 2015

Baker, Kenneth, “Wonder- Big Curiosity on a Small Scale”, San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2013

Liberatore, Paul, “Winners of the 14th Mill Valley Click-Off announced”, Marin Independent Journal, December 6, 2012


2018-present: Plein Air Painting, College of Marin Continuing Education, Novato, CA

2017-present: Beginning Oil Painting, College of Marin Continuing Education, Kentfield, CA

2017-present: Collaborating with Nature, City College Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

Beginning Painting, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 2018

Color Theory Workshop, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 2017

Exploring Through Sculpture, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2017

2015-2016: Teaching Assistant for Beginning Painting and Advanced Painting at Mills College.

2010-2012: Painting Instructor with Art Social, San Francisco, CA. Taught working adults in various painting workshops.

2005-2007: Painting Instructor with Sausalito Community Education Program, Sausalito, CA. Taught introductory adult painting classes.

2000-2001: Volunteer art teacher with MOCHA, the Oakland Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland, CA.


2017: Selected panelist, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Who Does She Think She Is?” film screening

2015: Selected panelist, UCBerkeley Extension, MFA roundtable

1993-1994: Japan Exchange in Teaching Assistant Language Teacher, Takefu, Japan. Led instruction of middle school English classes in Japanese public schools, taught community English classes and organized TACE (Takefu Association of Cultural Exchange.)

1992: Summer Semester in Crete with Dr. John Younger, Chair of Duke University Classics department. Studies focused on Aegean Bronze Age Art and Architecture

1987: Summer Semester in Lacoste, France, Cleveland Institute of Art. Studies focused on painting, drawing and French literature.