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 Foreign 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 Unveiling, Finn Boutique, San Francisco, CA Homecoming, Gelateria Cici, Mill Valley, CA
Root Division Annual Auction, Gallery Root Division, San Francisco, CA (upcoming)
Wabi-Sabi, 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
2011 Shine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Open Studios, Industrial Center Building, Sausalito, CA Asia Observed, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA Sendai Tsunami Relief, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA
AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS
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
2017: Beginning Oil Painting, College of Marin Continuing Education, Kentfield, CA
Collaborating with Nature, City College Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Color Theory Workshop, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
Exploring Through Sculpture, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
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 Archaeology.
1987: Summer Semester in Lacoste, France, Cleveland Institute of Art. Studies focused on painting, drawing and French literature.