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Bio

A Texan by birth, and a Houstonian by choice, I moved to Houston after living in Austin, Toronto, Southern California, and the Chicago area. I have spent the majority of my professional career working in the non-profit sector in marketing, fundraising, and communications roles for the Houston Symphony, University of Houston, and other organizations. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

My photography work has been shown in a solo exhibition at Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston in 2017; in group exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Museum of Neon Art, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and other venues in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Denver, Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Vienna (Austria), among other cities; and featured in the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press and on various websites, including Don’t Take Pictures, Collectors Weekly, and the Houston-based real estate site, Swamplot.com, among others.  

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EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1988

REPRESENTATION
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017 Molly Block: Roadside Relics, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

SPECIAL (SOLO) EXHIBITION
2015 The Event Center/Dining Hall at Night Bird Ranch, Ledbetter, Texas

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2019, KBR Tower, Houston Texas
(Juror: Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art)

2018
The 2018 Photo Review 34th Annual International Photography Competition, Sol Mednick Gallery at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
(Juror: Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

24th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
(Juror: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans)

Deck the Walls, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

36th Juried Membership Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Laura Rathe, Owner, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston/Dallas)

2018 Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

35th Juried Open Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, BLUEorange Gallery, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Molly Glentzer, Senior Writer & Critic, Arts & Culture, Houston Chronicle)

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
(Juror: Jed Perl, art critic, writer, and professor of liberal studies at The New School, New York City)

The Sky’s the Limit, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas

2017
Atlanta Photography Group's Seventh Annual "Airport Show," Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atrium, Atlanta, Georgia
(Juror: Amy Miller, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival)

Deck the Walls, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

Fourth Annual Members' Exhibition virtual gallery, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, California
(Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography)

34th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Yasufumi Nakamori, Curator of Photography and New Media, Minneapolis Institute of Art) 

It's a Sign, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
(Curators: Tricia Noble and Andrew Overtoom) 

Post-Presence: An Instagram Gallery Take Over, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California
(Jurors: Staff from PHROOM Magazine, NOICE Magazine, & RayKo Photo Center)

2016
The Curated Fridge: On a Road Trip to Photoville, Photoville, Brooklyn, New York
(Curator: Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, artist, and educator)

Sign Geeks, Museum of Neon Art (MONA), Glendale, California
(Curators: Marc Shur, Carlos Vargas, Sharlynn Vee) 

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2016, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Brady Roberts, Chief Curator, Milwaukee Art Museum) 

9th Juried Invitational Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, 1600 Smith Street Gallery, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Anna Tahinci, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Art History, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Salon Exhibition 2016, The Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, Texas
(Juror: Robert Burridge, artist)

2015
Deck the Walls, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston Texas

33rd Juried Membership Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, 1600 Smith Street Gallery, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Gus Kopriva, Owner, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas)

A Juried Affaire, Affaire d'art Gallery, Galveston, Texas
(Juror: Michael Golden, Chair, Art Department, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas)  

Salon Exhibition 2015, The Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, Texas
(Juror: Andrea Pramuk, artist, Austin, Texas)  

The Four Seasons of Colfax, 40 West Arts Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado
(Jurors: Jonny Barber and Bree Davies, Denver, Colorado) 

Signs from Different Worlds, West 46: Project Space for Photography, Vienna, Austria
(Curator: Achim Gauger, artist) 

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2015, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
(Juror: Dean Sobel, Director, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado) 

2014
Sign Geeks, SPACE Pomona Gallery, Pomona, California
(Curator: Sharlynn Vee) 

COLLECTIONS
Private collections in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Bryan, Texas; and in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, among others. 

AWARDS
2015 Jurors’ Award of Excellence in The Four Seasons of Colfax show at 40 West Arts Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Print Media

Leah Binkovitz, “Sign Language: Dot Coffee Shop,” “Neon and gravy in the Church of All Hungry Saints,” Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014, http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Dot-Diner-5901649.php?t=6246e75c06 

Online Publications
Hunter Oatman-Stanford, “Artistanal Advertising: Reviving the Tradition of Hand-Painted Signs,” Collectors Weekly, January 13, 2014, http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/artisanal-advertising/

Xeni Jardin, “Houston's Beer Can House,” Boing Boing, October 21, 2013, http://boingboing.net/2013/10/21/houstons-beer-can-house-pho.html 

Various photos featured on Swamplot.com and HoustonPress.com, 2012-2014

SELECT ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Photographic artist / reviewee, FotoFest Biennial Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews, Houston, Texas, 2018 and 2016
• Judge, City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department's “Growing Up Recycling” cart art competition, 2014 and 2013
• Speaker, "Upcycling," Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas, August 2013
• Commissioner, City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, Elgin, Illinois, 1999-2000
• Commissioner, Huntington Beach Arts Commission, Huntington Beach, California, 1996-98

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Freelance writer and photographic artist, 2009-present
• Business Development Strategist, Artsmarketing Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (working from Houston), 2009-2010
• Director of Marketing and Business Development, Bailey Architects, Houston, Texas, 2007-2009
• Director of Development and External Relations, Hermann Park Conservancy, Houston, Texas, 2004-2007
• Director of Development, University Libraries and The Honors College, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2002-2004
• Director of Individual Giving, Houston Symphony, Houston, Texas, 2000-2002
• Director of Development, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin, Illinois, 1998-2000
• Assistant Director of Development, Pacific Symphony, Santa Ana, California, 1995-98
• Director of Marketing, Artsmarketing Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1993-1995
• Assistant Director of Marketing, Artsmarketing Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1989-1993