Biography

Born in Virginia, 1963

Lives and works in Arizona

Education

BFA, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 1984

Solo Exhibitions

2006 New Works, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, Arizona
2005 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2004 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2002 Veiled: New Paintings on Aluminum, Cultural Exchange Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Group Exhibitions

2013 Outside the Golden Rectangle, Institute for Visual Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (February/March)
3 Person Show, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona (February)
2011 Gebert Contemporary Celebrates 10 Years, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale Arizona
Interpretations: Paintings by Gallery Artists, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona (March)
Light and Space, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (February)
2010 All Abstract – 6 Gallery Artists, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona (October)
DigitalArt.LA International Juried Exhibit , Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California (September)
Local Abstraction, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona
Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1948 – 2008, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
2nd Annual Street Party Exhibition, benefit for Arizona State University Art Museum, Hoskin Ryan Consultants, Inc. Property, Phoenix, Arizona, Curated by John Spiak
+50 Works on Paper by Gallery Artists, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona
2009 LOCAL, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona
Her Work is a Red Herring: Video Art by Women, The Screening Room, Tucson, Arizona
National Juried Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California (August 22 – September 12)
Five Year Anniversary Show, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Small Works Group Show, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Red Dot Art Fair, Merge Gallery, New York, New York
2006 Summer Show, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, Arizona
2005 Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona (catalogue)
2004 Cool Intentions, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2003 Small Works by Gallery Artists, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
6 X 6, eye lounge, Phoenix, Arizona
2001 Arizona Biennial ‘01, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Art Detour, New Urban Art, Phoenix, Arizona
1998 La Phoeniquera – Juried exhibition, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
1997 Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Gallery Artists, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Detour ‘9, YASO Studios, Phoenix, Arizona
1996 Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
The Four-Plex Series, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
La Bandera Vieja, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona Contemporary Abstraction, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
1995 Emerging Artists Series,Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona
The Many Faces of Lya Gallery, Lya Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Small Works, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Gallery Artists, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
1994 Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Home for the Holidays, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
Eight by Eight – Curated exhibition, Sun City Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona
La Phoeniquera – Juried exhibition, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
MARS, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Issues of Borders, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Shelter – the house as metaphor, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1993 Works on Canvas, The Downtown Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
MARS at Dinnerware, Dinnerware Artists’ Cooperative, Tucson, Arizona
Works on Canvas , Hall of Fame Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Recent Paintings on Canvas, The Downtown Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibit ’93 Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona
Art Detour ’93 – Juried artists, Mystery Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1993 Earthbound, Memorial Union Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (catalogue)
1992 Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Southwest ’92 – Juried exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona
Earthbound, Arizona State Capitol Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Art Detour ’92 – Juried artists, Mystery Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1991 Blu-Lite Invitational, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art, One Renaissance Square, Phoenix, Arizona (juror’s award)
Art Detour ’91 – Juried artists, Mystery Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1990 Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art – Juried exhibition, Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, Arizona
1989 Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art, First Interstate Bank, Phoenix, Arizona

Press

The Free Agency » Everyday Alchemy: The Work of Patti Parsons
Phoenix New Times, Jackalope Ranch, 100 Creatives, July 28, 2010

Public Collections

Hyatt, New Orleans, Lousiana
Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia
Hilton, Concord, California
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
MGM, Aria, City Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Tempe Municipal Arts Collection, Tempe, Arizona
Nordstrom, Scottsdale, Arizona
Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Other Affiliations

1992-1993 Arizona Women’s Caucus for Art, Co-Chairperson
1993-1996 Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado, MARS Artspace, artist member
1998-1999 Scottsdale Public Art and Collections Committee
1999-2002 Scottsdale Public Art and Collections Committee (Chairperson)
1999-2002 Scottsdale Cultural Council Board Member