"Curiosity, admiration, and delight in nature activate my energy and creativity. By encouraging observation skills and interest in the natural world, I see others increase their energy and ability to express creative ideas. I work with community members using art and its processes to unite people with the natural world, each other, and their inner self. Often these projects have connected the community and transformed public spaces. The expression of creativity is healthy and uplifting for individuals and communities, it supports the building of a sustainable cultural ecology. My current project themes include water, food, gardens, nutrition, wind, and natural cycles."



MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute (Sculpture Ceramics/Fabric)


Carnegie Mellon University Sculpture Adjunct Assistant Professor
Carnegie Mellon University Intermedia Adjunct Assistant Professor
Syracuse University 3-D Design Assistant Professor
Cleveland Art Institute Textiles Chairperson/Asst. Professor
Cleveland Art Institute 3-D/4-D Design Summer Program
Washington University 3-D/4-D Design Instructor
Colorado Mountain College      Sculpture Instructor
Art Institute of Chicago Fiber Instructor
Nelson-Atkins Gallery Children's Instructor
Kansas City Art Institute Pre-college      Instructor


Over 60 lectures and workshops at: M.I.T., Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook Academy, University of New Mexico, Atlanta College of Art, Wake Forest, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Boston University, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council as a Roster Artist, many K-12 pilot programs, presentations and residencies.


2002    Nathanson, Carol, "With a View Toward the Public- Dayton's Alternative Spaces 77-83"
2002 "Plates and Palettes: Circles and Celebrations," "Teaching Tolerance Magazine," Montgomery, AL
2001 Berton, Mark, "Turtle Vision," "Fiberarts," Nov./Dec., Ashville, NC
99-01 Featured artist: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA
1997 Constantine & Reuter, Whole Cloth, Monacelli Press, New York, NY
1985 Thomas, Michel, Textile Art, (Book on History of Textile), Rizzoli, New York, NY
1984 Snodgrass, Cindy, "The Creative Process," "Fiberarts," Nov/Dec. Asheville, NC
1985 Adrian, Robert, "Art+Telecommunications" Arts Electronica. Vienna & Vancouver
Thomas, Michel, "11 Portraits d'Artistes. Textile/Art," Paris, France
El Attar, et al, K18 Stoffwechsel Catalogue, Kassel, Germany
Houk, Pam, ed., "Cloth Forms," Dayton Art Institute Catalogue, Dayton, OH
1982 "National Endowment for the Arts Craftsmen's Fellowships," American Craft, Tenth Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie Musee Catalogue, Lausanne, Switzerland
1979 Wilson, Karen, "Public Fiber" and "Snodgrass: Wind Sculptures," "Fiberarts," Sept./Oct., cover, feature.


2003 Wings and Prayer, for the Kujenga Pamoja Celebration, Village of Arts and Humanities, Phila.,PA
2002    The Magic Flute collaboration with Jonathan Eaton and the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, PA
Tayamentasachta: Never Ending Water, a 3-story installation about water and balance, a sculptural collage for the old Carnegie Steel Pumphouse, Homestead, PA
Birds in the Balance: Water, Air, Land & Food, installation Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PGH, PA
Seeds and Celebrations: Garden Quilt, plywood 3D mural with international children, Scranton, PA
Flags and Flowers, garden installation, part of 20-year retrospective re: residency program, Dayton, OH.
2001 Turtle Vision - Waterfall, Pgh Intl. Children's Festival and Intl. Sculpture Conference, PA
Cultivating Community: Urban Gardens, 100 sculptural mural Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA
2000 Nature Masks, Carlow College and Grable Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
1999 Plates and Palettes: Circles and Celebrations, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
Earthlines, Community produced fabric installation, Pgh. Intl. Children's Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 WATER / Table / Fable / Tree / WIND, 450 wind activated "stream," Greencastle, PA
1997 Time Woven Walls, 3D photo/multimedia collage, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 TIME [not line] Wide / Wind /Tide, Installation Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA
NEA On-line Fellowships Exhibit, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
1995 Water / Table / Fable / Tree / EARTH, Tayamentasachta, Greencastle, PA
Plant Flags, Wave Hill, 30th Anniversary, Bronx, NY
Smoke / Sign / Signal / Screen / FIRE - Homage to Hiroshima: For Every Action There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction, OSU Multicultural Center, Columbus, OH
1992 Commission, fabric set design, Pittsburgh Intl. Children's Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1991 Iraq: Birthday Candles, slow-scan exchange "Art's Birthday," nine international locations, DAX
1990 Eye-to-Eye and Lineage (Collaboration) slow?scan transmissions DAX/Pittsburgh/Dakar
Mothers Watch Your Children & China: Wind of Freedom, Parts of Earth Day slow?scan, DAX
1984 Reflective Flow, Creek installation, Touchstone, Uniontown, PA
1983 Artists in Fiber, NEA Fellowship winners, Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA
Camera Constructions - Bacardi Gallery, two-person exhibit, Miami, FL
1981 Spirits, performance collaboration - A. Halprin, S. Ninnenger, K. Nurock, UNM, Albq. NM
A Living Landscape: Ship Afloat Earth Unbound, Artpark, Lewiston, NY Nature Flags, Dayton City Beautiful Council, Dayton, OH
1980 Color Wave Rain Bow Ground Break, Groundbreaking ceremony; Cultural Center, Miami, FL
1979 Das Marchen, Performance collaboration, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Wind, Water- Bird, Fish- Installation /collage, and fabric Tornado- Octagon Gallery, Ames, IW
1978 Woven Air, Art and Architecture Symposium, University of Tennessee, Kn oxville, TN
Free Butterflies, environmental interior installation, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
1977 Urban Gardens, wind sculpture, Yamasaki's Rainier Bank Building, Seattle, WA
Butterfly, wind sculpture, Pittsburgh, PA
1976 Bird in Kite/Birth of Venus/Felix, wind sculptures, Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1974 Rain and Shine Events, Collaboration, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York, NY

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