Education University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Studio, May 1997. Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque, NM - Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Management, With Honors, August 2001. Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque NM - Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology, With Honors, August 2001. Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM - Associate of Fine Arts, Museum Management, May 1991.
Selected Exhibitions Duhesa Art Lounge Exhibition, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO November 2007- 2008 Innovators in American Indian Jewelry, Indian Craft Shop, Washington, D.C. December 2006 Native American Quilters Exhibit, Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 2005 UTEP and NMSU Graduate Metalsmiths Exhibit, El Paso TX 2003 University Of New Mexico Graduation Exhibit, Group Exhibit, Albuquerque NM 1997 Institute of American Indian Arts Graduation Exhibit, Group Exhibit, Santa Fe NM 1991 Institute of American Indian Arts Winter Student Exhibit, Group Exhibit, Santa Fe NM 1989 and 1991 Retrospect 84, Group Exhibit, New Mexico State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, NM 1984
Exhibitions Installations Smithsonian Institute's Museum of the American Indian, New York City, NY, 1991 Institute of American Indian Arts, Inaugural Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM, 1991 Institute of American Indian Arts, Numerous Exhibits, Santa Fe, NM 1990 and 1991
Public Lectures Turquoise, Henry Christy and museum collections: an interdisciplinary conference, The British Museum, London, UK, December 2010 Brazos Forum Speaker, Western Heritage, Waco, TX October 2010 Master of Ceremonies, Artist of the Year Award Ceremony, Albuquerque, NM 2008-2010 NM Business of Art Seminar, IACA, SWAIA, & IAIA, Albuquerque, NM 2008 Master Metalsmith Artist Lecture, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 2007 Live Interview on KOBTV Channel 4 with Steve Stucker, Albuquerque, NM 2007 ATLATL Marketing Presentation, Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ 2007 Live Presentation on “Sonoran Living” Channel 15, Arizona, 2006 Mesalands Community College, “A Taste of Culture,” Tucumcari, NM, 2005
Recent Reviews/Articles 2014 American Cowboy Magazine, "Silver Style" by Lauren Feldman 2011 Albuquerque The Magazine, “Rocking the Blossom” by Tara Gatewood 2011 Paragon Foundation, “The Cowboy Way” by Thea Marx 2010 Old Traditions in New Pots, by Trisha Loesher 2010 Masters of Contemporary Indian Jewelry, by Nancy Schiffer 2010 American Indian Jewelry I: 1200 Artist Biographies, by Gregory Schaaf