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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery • Fall 2022

Attentive Distraction

I see life as an Attentive distraction of endless moments. It is my life, I want to be attentive to it, and I want to be present for it. Sometimes, the present is complicated. So, I distracted myself. I distracted myself when I didn't have the tools to cope or the support to depend on.

I built scenarios in my subconscious mind to explain these series of feelings, moments, and situations. I would distract myself from the hurt, from the ugly in people. When we have no control over what is happening around us, We can only control the distractions, fantasies, and make beliefs. These distractions I share with you today are the beginning of a series I am showing about my life.

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery • Fall 2017

The St. Kate’s Selfie Project and The Selfie Face

Art is a personal challenge. The process, techniques, mistakes, energy, and emotional baggage put into every aspect of art make it what it is. The St. Kate’s Selfie Project became a personal challenge as well as a collaboration between myself and each student willing to “donate” her self-image to a mural. This mural evolved into a sculpture – a face – made up of the many and varied selfies St. Kate’s students submitted, as well as words they used to describe their images.


100th Anniversary at MIA • Fall 2015

November 5th -December 2015 “Selfie Mural” at the Community Art Session, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


The Naked Puppet Exhibit • Summer 2015

August 10 -15, 2015 at the 2015 National Puppetry Festival of Puppeteers of America held at the
The University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

Art Exhibition • Art&Frames, LLC

“Fluid” September 24th to November 2nd, 2013
2500 University Ave. W, E6, St. Paul, MN


Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition •Summer 2012

“Self Portrait” June 8th to June 25th, 2012

Aloft Hotel • 900 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN


Art Exhibition • Spring 2012

“Surfaces” April 1st to June 14, 2012
Parkway Pizza • 4457 42nd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN


Art Exhibition • JCC Gallery Walk Winter 2012

“Surfaces” January 4th to February 26th, 2012
JCC Gallery Walk, Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area

1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116


Women’s Art Institute • Summer 2010

“Self Portrait” Foot In The Door, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN

“This intensive three-week summer program is designed for individuals who have mastered
 basic skills and now want to move to deeper levels of understanding and expression in their

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