Born in 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
Currently living and working in Paris.

Education
BFA- Calvin College
MFA- University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Selected Exhibitions
2019- A Love Affair with Landshut, Landshuter Röcklturm, Landshut Germany
2017-18- Coming Home, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2015- A Wonderful Patched Together Life, St Louis Community College, St Louis, MO
2014- ArtPrize, City As Muse, The Urban Institute Of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2012- Adventurous, Group Exhibition, Leeds England
2012- Postem Center Leep Gallery One Person Show, Grand Rapids, MI
2010- Plan B, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids MI
2009- Visage Face Revised, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2008- The Doll House, North Park University, Chicago, IL
2007- Portraits, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL2006- Gallery X, Brooklyn, NY
2005- Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004- A Place by the Window, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA -The Essential X, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003- Group Exhibition, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002- Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
-Art of the 20th Century, Ann Nathan Gallery, Amory Show, New York, NY -Art of Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2001- Group Fusion, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000- Narrative Portraits, Esther Claypool Gallery, Chicago, IL -Small and Mighty II, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL -Obvious Enchantment, Gallery Arcadia, Grand Rapids, MI
1999- Small and Mighty, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Two Person Exhibition, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA Artist

Residencies:
Carter Foster Residency, 2 wks, Spring 2019
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, 4 wks Spring 2018 Golden Apple Artist Residency, 2wks, Summer 2017

Grants and Awards
2010- Best Use of Urban Space Award, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids MI 1997-1998- Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant
1995- Creative Artist Grant, Arts Foundation of Michigan
1989- NEA Artist Fellowship Grant
– Michigan Council for the Arts Mini Grant

Collections
The Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, MI
The Dick and Betsy DeVos collection, Ada MI Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Warner Cross and Judd, Grand Rapids, MI
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek MI

Publications
2016- Art Collector Magazine, August pg. 43
2013- Hyperallergic, October 13
2008- An Illustrated Life, How Book, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004- Art in America, October, Essential X
1997- Porges, Simon Sullivan: Blessed Art Though Among Women: Macmillan – VanLaar, Diepeveen; Active Sights, Mayfield Press
1996- Porges, Simon Sullivan; Who Do You Say That I Am?; Macmillan