2008 GOAT ISLAND SUMMER SCHOOL at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Performance Institute Participant
2005-2006 SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Chicago, IL
Post Baccalaureate in Fiber and Material Studies.
1999-2004 MACALESTER COLLEGE. St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. Magna Cum Laude.
2002 UNIVERSITY OF GHANA. Accra, Ghana, West Africa
Student of tradition textiles, music, and contemporary gender studies.
SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCES, INSTALLATIONS and PROJECTS
2015 STUDY OF TIME AND MOTION/ Public Performance series created and directed with Tamin Totzke.
Georgetown Steam Plant + T108 Park at the Duwamish River. Seattle, WA
2014 FIVE SILENT STRUCTURES/ Public Performance. Discovery Park, Fort Lawton. Seattle, WA
2012 WITHIN CONSTRUCTIONS/ Public Installation. Women’s Studio Workshop. Rosendale, NY
2006-2012 UNPERFORMED EVENTS/ Public Installation Project. Chicago, IL + Seattle, WA
2007-2008 RITUAL/ Solo Performances + Video Project. Seattle, WA
2007 EMBEDDED THREAD/ Solo Performance + Video Installation Project. Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
2006 CONTINGERE/ Sound Installation. SAIC Sharp Building: Material Studies Department. Chicago, IL
2003 SUSPENDED FLIGHT/ Permanent Public Sculpture Installation (solo). Macalester College. St. Paul, MN
GROUP EXHIBITIONS and COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES
2016 SIX WEEKS, IN TIME/ Invitational. Performance series, drawings + video created and directed with Tamin Totzke.
Henry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
2015 XENIA/ Curated works that engage the everyday. Inhabitable exhibition (AirBNB). Seattle, WA
FUNCTION/ Multi-media Invitational. North Seattle College. Seattle, WA
OUTER LIMITS/ Jewelry Invitational. Facere Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
2014 LOFI ARTS FESTIVAL// AD HOC. Site-Specific Exhibition. Smoke Farm. Arlington, WA
IT IS A DOOR AND WINDOW THAT MAKE A ROOM USEFUL/ Invitational. SOIL Gallery. Seattle, WA
IN AND OF PAPER/ Paper Sculpture Invitational. Artisan Gallery. Paoli, WI
2013 CODA PAPER ART/ International Paper Biennial. CODA Museum. Apeldoorn, Netherlands
OBJECTIFICATION/ Invitational. Smith + Vallee Gallery. Edison, WA
2012 SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW/ National Building Museum. Washington DC
BUCKMINSTER FULLER LEGACY/ Design Invitational. SFMoMA Store. San Francisco, CA
2011-2012 INDULGE/ Jewelry Invitational. Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA.
2011 30 SMALL WORKS/ Juried Group Exhibition curated by Barbara Schreiber. Gallery UP. Rock Hill, SC
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM of ART CRAFT SHOW/ Juried Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA
POP UP GALLERY/ Invitational curated by Heidi Lowe. Heidi Lowe Gallery Extension. Seattle, WA
2010 rock, PAPER, scissors/ Invitational curated by Anna Nasset. AOT Gallery. Port Townsend, WA
2008 SONIC ANTARCTIA/ Sonification Project, a collaboration with Andrea Polli. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
LIMA, MIKE, NOVEMBER/ Solo Performance. Goat Island Institute - Happenings. Chicago, IL
STREAMLINE FOR VICTORY/ Collaborative Performance. Goat Island Symposium. Chicago, IL
BEAURACRAY AND BLISS/ Collaborative Performance. MAAG Exhibition. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
2007 OPAQUE QUIET/ Interactive Installation. MAAG Exhibition. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
2006 LAST STAND/ Installation. Juried Group Exhibition. G2 and Project Space. Chicago, IL
HABITUATING/ Video and Sound Installation. SAIC Graduate Thesis Exhibition. G2. Chicago, IL
2005 quARTet/ Sculpture Installation. Juried 4 Person Exhibition. Offbeat Gallery. Minneapolis, MN
OPEN DOOR/ Juried Exhibition. Rosalux Gallery. Minneapolis, MN
2004 FIBERS INVITATIONAL/ Graduate and Advanced Fibers Students. Slocomb Gallery. Nashville, TN
BOX FRESH/ Mid America College Art Association Juried Exhibition. Soap Factory. Minneapolis, MN
WEIGHTING/ Installation and Drawing Series. Thesis Exhibition. Janet Wallace Gallery. St. Paul, MN
2015 THE PROJECT ROOM/ Arts Non-Profit. www.projectroomseattle.orgSeattle, WA.
Curated programing that informs our understanding of creativity in contemporary life.
2014 IT IS THE DOOR AND WINDOW THAT MAKE A ROOM USEFUL/ Soil Gallery. Seattle, WA
Co-curated exhibition highlighting craft practices that meditate on the everyday. Collaborator, Venetia Dale
2014 INSIDE/ Art by Architects. Seattle, WA
Juried and curated exhibition of works inspired by interior spaces, containers, vessels and inner workings of all kinds.
2013 SEAWORTHY/ Arts Space Co-founded with Devon Midori Hale and Eric J. Olson. Seattle, WA
Co-curated events & exhibits that support social engagement, collaboration and experimentation
2011 EXHIBITION IN MOTION: Objects Performed/ Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA
Co-Curated with Stefano Catalani, Venetia Dale and choreographer Amelia Reeber (for SNAG SEATTLE 2011)
2007-2008 McMURDO ALTERNATIVE ART GALLERY (MAAG) / Ross Island, McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Co-Curated and coordinated two annual performance and visual art exhibitions.
2014 LO-FI ARTS FESTIVAL// AD HOC/ Artist-in-Residence: Site Specific Installation + Writing +
Performance. June 2014
2012 WOMEN'S STUDIO WORKSHOP/ Artist-in-Residence: Papermaking + Sculpture. Investigated
emptiness (sonic, physical, and temporal) through historic architecture. May-June 2012 + Nov 2012
2012-2013 LIBBY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL/ Artist-in-Residence: Education and Studio Residency in Sculpture,
Jewelry + Contemporary Art History. February-May 2012 + Janurary-February 2013
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004-pres JEWELRY DESIGNER + FOUNDER/ Tia Kramer Designs. www.tiakramerjewelry.com. Seattle, WA
2010-2015 INSTRUCTOR/ Adult and Youth Programs. Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2015 DIRECTOR/ The Project Room. www.projectroomseattle.org. Seattle, WA
2014 VISITING INSTRUCTOR/ Fiber Techniques in Metal Workshop. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
ARTIST PRESENTER/ Creative Time Summit Panel Discussion - Performing the City Presentor. Henry Art Museum. Seattle, WA
PRACTICUM INSTRUCTOR/ Materials Lab. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2012-2014 PROGRAM COORDINATOR + BUSINESS MANAGER/ The Project Room, Seattle, WA
2012-2013 INSTRUCTOR/ Contemporary Art & Wire Constructions. Libby Alternative High School, Libby, MT
2010-2011 ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR/ Artspark Flameworking Class. Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2008 CURRICULUM DESIGNER/ Interdisciplinary Multimedia Arts. Arts Connect, Seattle, WA
2007 VISITING INSTRUCTOR/ Permeable Membranes Course: Sculptural Papermaking Instructor. SAIC, Chicago, IL
2006 ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR/ Contemporary Practices in Fiber and Material Studies. SAIC, Chicago, IL
DESIGNER & STUDIO ASSISTANT/ Environmentally Designed Handbags. NOON Solar, Chicago, IL
2005 VISITING INSTRUCTOR/ Advanced Paper and Bookmaking Workshop. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
2004-2005 TEEN PROGRAMS COORDINATOR/ Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2004 INSTRUCTOR/ Environmental Multimedia Arts Courses. Farm in the City. St. Paul, MN
2003-2004 COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ARTIST/ Managed 20 assistants. Created permanent installation. St. Paul, MN
2002-2004 TEACHING ASSISTANT/ Four Semesters of Intro and Adv. Fibers. Macalester College. St. Paul, MN
2001-2002 CLOTHING DESIGNER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/ Susan Shinnick Studios. Iowa City, IA
2000 VISITING INSTRUCTOR/ Sculptural Papermaking 3-day Workshop. College of Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
OVERSEAS RESEARCH AND ASSISTANTSHIPS
2007-2008 NSF ARTIST ASSISTANT/ Collaborated with sonification climate artist Andrea Polli. Co-Produced
Sonic Antarctica. Served as primary videographer for numerous interviews. Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
2006-2007 NSF ARTIST ASSISTANT/ Performer in Stellar Axis by Lita Albuquerque. Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
2002 FIBERS FIELD RESEARCHER/ The Office of Queen Mamaga Afidema II. Abaudi, Ghana, West Africa
AWARDS and DISTINCTIONS
2015 4CULTURE Historic Site Specific Collaborations Grant
DUWAMISH REVEALED Project Grant
2014 SEATTLE CITY ARTS FINALIST - Fall Artwalk Awards: "Study of Interiors" Sculpture.
2012 FEATURED ARTIST/ Nationwide Press Campaign. Smithsonian Craft Show.
2011 ARTIST IN EXCELLENCE AWARD/ INDULGE Jewelry Invitational, Bellevue Arts Museum.
EMERGING ARTIST DISTINCTION/ Philadelphia Museum Craft Exhibition
2005-2006 SAIC PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP/ Department of Fiber and Material Studies.
2004 HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONORS IN FINE ARTS/ Macalester College
NATIONAL DEANS HONOR AWARD/ Macalester College.
2004 BEST IN SHOW: Drawing Series/ Janet Wallace Fine Arts Gallery. St Paul, MN.
2003-2004 KECK RESEARCH GRANT & PUBLIC ART FELLOWSHIP/ Macalester College
2002 DEWITT-WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP/ Awarded for Commitment to the Global Community
GILMAN TRAVEL GRANT/ Ghana, West Africa
1999-2004 MACALESTER COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR