San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California: B. A. (Fine Arts), 1971; M. A. (Textile Arts), 1976

State College of Art, Poznan, Poland: post-graduate Study, 1977-79




The Rainbow Dragon's Scales, Green Gables Elementary School, Federal Way, Washington

Phasis in Time, District 4 Headquarters, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) , Oakland, CA

The Vermillion Bird, Oakland City Hall, Oakland, California



Sunlight Sonata, Kaiser Permanente, Howe Street Medical Office Building, Oakland, California

WORK IN PROGRESS: "Cloud Dreams," approximately 100 hanging woven panels designed to fill an eleven-story atrium space; second of two-part project for the District 4 Headquarters of CalTrans. Installation projected for the near future.



Drawing Color in Space III, permanent textile installation, Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton, California


MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, individual and two-person (selected)


Drawing Color in Space V (Long Winding Road), Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, California [2-person]

Fibers, Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana [2-person]



Webs of Light, Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, Bismarck, North Dakota; Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, North Dakota



Neural Nets and Familiars, Lupin Gallery, Los Gatos, California [2-person]



The Silence of Running Water, solo site-specific installation, San Francisco African-American Historical & Cultural Society, San Francisco, California



Webs of Light, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto and Cupertino, California



Ties That Bind, Memorial Union Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona [2-person]



Studies in Color and Light, The Gallery at Stevenson Union, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon



Time to the nth Degree, (exhibition) and Drawing Color in Space, (open-air textile installation), Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, California

Textural Context, James E. Kemp Gallery, Dallas, Texas [2-person]



National Sculpture Gallery (BWA), Warsaw, Poland

National Museum of Wrocaw, Wrocaw, Poland



Danish Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark



Galerie J, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Lupine, Neumünster, Germany (in cooperation with the Neumünster Textile Museum)



National Art Gallery (BWA), Torun, Poland

American Consulate Art Gallery, Cracow, Poland [2-person]

Galeria 19, Poznan, Poland


MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, group (selected)


Editions Limited, San Francisco, California

150 Years of Northern California Fiber Art History, SFSU Art Department Gallery, San Francisco, California

Contemporary Survey of Bay Area African-American Artists, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

Bonds of Labor, Hunter's Point Shipyard Gallery, San Francisco, California



Hand Me Downs: Innovation Within a Tradition, Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, North Carolina



The Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, California

Overview '94, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, California

International Sculpture Conference TECHShop Instructors' Exhibition, One Bush Street, San Francisco, California

Commodities, Secession/Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California



Los Angeles County Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Pomona, California

3COM Corporation, Santa Clara, California



Synopsys Corporation, Mountain View, California

River Gallery, Reno, Nevada

International Exhibition, Spectrum/Himovitz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Material Dimensions, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

Site & Specific, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, California

Manifestation: Evolving Movements, S. F. African-American Historical & Cultural Society, San Francisco, California

A Woman's Vision, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, California

8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California



Textile Installation (open-air), Århus Kunstakademi, Århus, Denmark



The Pocket, Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, California

Harambee, Hatley-Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California



Frontiers in Fiber, sponsored by USIA: Ishikawa Industrial Center, Kanazawa, Japan; Kyoto National Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea; Thailand Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand; National Art Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; in Guangzhou in the People's Republic of China; National Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, Phillipines; Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong; National Art Gallery, Singapore



Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia

8th Annual National Art Exhibition and Competition, Atlanta, Georgia



The Wild West Show, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California



International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg



5th International Triennale of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland

Fiber Celebrated, 1985, Albuquerque, New Mexico

32nd Annual Design Frontiers, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA



5th International Biennial, Miniature Textiles, Szombathely, Hungary

1984 International Art Competition, Greater Los Angeles Area, California



Christ: Involution/Revolution, Capriolo, Italy



3rd International Biennial, Miniature Textiles, Szombathely, Hungary

Fiber Masters, Kaiser Art Center, Oakland, California



Hayward Festival of the Arts, Hayward, California [Invitational]

Brand Library Art Gallery, Pasadena, California [Invitational]



Hayward Festival of the Arts, Hayward, California [Invitational]



Berkeley Art Co-op Gallery, Berkeley, California



San Francisco Annual Art Festival, San Francisco, California



1997 Visiting Artist, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

1992 Award of Merit, San Francisco Women Artists

1991 Guest Lecturer, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, California

1990 Guest Instructor, Århus (Denmark) Academy of Arts & Crafts

1990 Guest Lecturer, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

1990 Guest lecturer in Denmark: Kolding Academy of Arts and Crafts and Gamel Dok Art Center, Copenhagen

1990 Panel member for discussion of "What is Black Art?", Hatley-Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California

1989 Presented paper, "The Educating of an Architectural Artisan" at Architectural Artisanry Symposium, SoEast. Massachusetts University, New Bedford, Massachusetts

1988 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis, California

1987 Awarded scholarship by Goethe Institute for advanced German language studies in Boppard, Germany

1987 Guest Speaker, Reno Weavers Guild, Reno, Nevada

1986 Presented paper, "Saving Our Todays For Tomorrow," American Craft Council Conference, Oakland, California

1986 Guest Speaker, Mountain Weaver's Guild, Chico, California

1982 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis, California

1981 Guest Speaker, Oroville Handweaver's Guild, Oroville, California

1977 - 1979 Fulbright/study grant: Awarded for advanced tapestry construction and design work at State College of Art, Poznan, Poland, as student of Professor Magdalena Abakanowicz. Grant for academic year 1977-78 extended through 1979.



1985-90 American Council for the Arts

1983-96 American Craft Council

1985-93 Apprentice Alliance: Master Instructor

1985-94 Artists Equity Association, Northern California Chapter

1985-87 Board of Directors, Artists Equity Association

1986 Co-President, Artists Equity Assn, No Cal Chapter

1986-92 Arts International

1986-91 Bay Area Consortium for the Visual Arts Steering Committee

1987-89 Bay Area Consortium for the Visual Arts Coordinator

1988-92 California Confederation of the Arts

1988-90 Board of Directors

1985-93 California Crafts Museum

1991-93 Board of Directors

1976-77 Indian Valley College, Novato, California: Instructor

1985 Lake Merritt Plaza Art Exhibition, Oakland, California: Organizer

1972-77 Laney College, Oakland, California: Instructor

1992-96 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group

1988, 1998-99 Research Center for the Arts at Columbia University: participant in landmark survey

1994-96 San Francisco Art Institute Artists Committee

1990 San Jose State University, San Jose, California: Instructor

1995-99 23five Incorporated: Board of Directors

1972-75 The Yarn Garden (retail weaving supply store): Half-owner



Dwinger, Jonna, "Væver med Lys og Farver," ("Weaver of Light and Color"), POLITIKEN, Vol. 106 (Uge 43), No. 26, Section 2, pg. 1

Gebhard, Zofia, "Radosc ," ("Joy"), GAZETA ROBOTNICA, Wroclaw, Poland, March 28, 1990

NEW WORLD Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 1976, pg. 36

GUMBO YA YA: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artists, Midmarch Press, pg. 223

Huml, Irena, "Ranga Lodzkiego Triennale," ("The Rank of the Lodz Triennale"), PROJEKT, PL ISSN 0033-8956, Index No. 37070, April 1986, pg. 18 (English text); photo, pg. 15

"Lichte Farbgeflechte aus Nylon," ("Brightly-colored Weavings [made] from Nylon") DIE TAGESZEITUNG, Neumünster, Germany, July 31, 1987

McQuaid, Salli, "Contradictory Natures," ARTWEEK Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 22, August 20, 1992, pg. 22

"The National Black Arts Festival," FIBERARTS Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2, Fall 1988, pg. 43

NEW WORLD Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 1976, pg. 36

"Panorama," National Polish Television, October 26, 1990

Ramsey, Carolyn, "Webs of Light," NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME & GARDEN, "Faces" Section, Vol. 5, No. 1, November 1991 issue, pg. 69

Ravarra, Patricia, "The 5th Lodz Triennale," FIBERARTS Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 3, May/June 1986, pg. 50

Santiago, Chiori, "A Whole New Picture (African-American art transcends ethnic labels)," ALAMEDA TIMES-STAR, THE ARGUS, THE DAILY REVIEW, THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE, TRI- VALLEY HERALD, "cue" Section, January 17, 1993, pg. 1

--, "Exhibit is Jarring, Meditative Blend of Art," THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE, Vol. 119-220, "Weekend" Section, August 7, 1992, pg. C-7

--, "Building a Life Structure: Artists Equity Activists," METIER Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Winter 1985, pg. 10

Szmyt, Ewa, "Abstrakcja do Sypialni" ("An Abstract [Artwork] for the Bedroom," an interview with the San Francisco artist), GAZETA WIELKOPOLSKI, Poznan, Poland, July 2, 1992, pg. 9

Tanner, Marcia, "African American Imagery Enjoying a Renaissance," SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, "Home" Section, August 19, 1992, pg. 5

Telewizja Wroclawiu, Polish Regional Television, Wroclaw, Poland, March 11, 1990

"Vision Dallas," Cable-TV Channel 6, Dallas, Texas, June 1991

Weinstein, David, "Show Has Texture - In Materials and Symbolism," WEST COUNTY TIMES, vol. 17, no. 238, "Lifestyle" Section, August 25, 1992, pg. 12B



Laurel Reuter, Director, North Dakota Museum of Art

Danish Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California

Synopsys Corporation, Mountain View, California

Kraus-Sikes Incorporated, Madison, Wisconsin

Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo, Washington

Numerous private collections