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Biography

Faculty member of Concordia College, Moorhead, since 1985; Full Professor of Art since 1998.  Taught at University of Maine 1982-85 and University of Illinois 1980-82.  Holds signature memberships in National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA Honor Society.  Exhibitions include hundreds of competitive and invitational exhibitions; four major one-person shows in Minneapolis since 1999; represented by Circa Gallery, Minneapolis 1998-2013.  Career highlights include being one of only 20 painters worldwide invited to exhibit in the critically acclaimed State of the Art 2001, the International Biennial Watercolor Invitational curated by Ellen Murray, with artists Jennifer Bartlett, P. S. Gordon, Rodolfo Morales and Peter Saul; selected as one of 30 painters exhibited at the Kisho Kurokawa-designed National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan in 2010 in an exhibition representing the state of watercolor in the United States (exhibition was second stage of an exchange with the renowned Japan Watercolor Society, which sent an exhibition of works to the United States in 2009); selected permanent collections include the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; Collection of American Watercolors, Transco Company, Houston, Texas; Crescent (Illustration) Board Company, Wheeling, Illinois; United Parcel Service, New York, New York; North Georgia College, Dahoney, Georgia; the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden; and image representation in the Digital Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.  Works are also held in private collections in 27 U.S. states and in 14 other countries.