EDUCATION
M.F.A. 2006 Art (Fiber)   University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
B.F.A. 2000 Sculpture    Washington University School of Art, St. Louis, Missouri
2004 Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy
2004 University of Florence, Italy
2003 Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine
 
AWARDS AND HONORS
2015 Catherine E. B. Cox Award of Excellence in the Arts, Honolulu Museum of Art
2012 Award of Excellence in Honor of Jean Charlot, Honolulu Printmakers’ 84th Annual Juried Exhibition
2010 Pegge Hopper Gallery Award of Excellence, Honolulu Printmakers’ 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition
2009 Teaching Asisstant Scholarship, Hawaii Craftsmen “Aha Hana Lima” Spring Workshop Series. Assistant to Annet Couwenberg. Honolulu
2006 Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME
           Elsa Takesue Memorial Scholarship, Fiber Hui of Hawaii
           University of Hawaii Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant
2005 Laila Art Teaching Fellowship, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 “Urbanophila/Urbanophobia: Love and Fear of the City”, Catherine E. B. Cox Award Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu Hawai‘i
          “Villes Invisibles”, Galèrie Éthiopiques, Saint-Louis, Senegal
2013 “A Poem of Geographic Coordinates”, Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery, Kaneohe, Hawai‘i
2012 “Investigations”, CHHAAP Studio for Printmaking Trust, Baroda, Gujarat, India
2009“+/-, Selected Works with Paper”, The Contemporary Museum Café, Honolulu, Hawaii
          “La Fonte/The Source”, Museo di Storia Naturale ‘La Specola,’ Florence, Italy
2006 “Anatomize”, Commons Gallery, UH Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017    Within/Without, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2016    The Ontology of Influence, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            Contact: Foreign /Famliiar, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2015    Maangi Fi, Galèrie Éthiopiques, Saint-Louis Senegal
2014    Contact, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2013    PaperWork In, On and Of Paper VI, The Foundry, St. Charles, MO
2012    Negotiating Dystopia, (in collaboration with Reem Bassous), Honolulu Museum of Art School Mezzanine Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2011   AlternApec*, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI 
            Commitment to Excellence, Academy Art Center at Linekona, Honolulu, HI
            Wide Open 2, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, NY (Juror: Nathan Trotman)
2010    Honolulu Printmakers’ 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI (Juror: Helen Fredrick)
2009    Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition (Juror: Helen Drutt), Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI
2008    Holland Paper Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands                 
            Mapped, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI
2007    Shelter, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu HI
2006    9thShoebox Sculpture Triennial, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2003    Fiber Hawaii, Iolani Gallery, HI (Juror: Emily DuBois)
2001    Artists of Hawai’i Honolulu Museum of Arts (Juror: Arnold Lehman)
2000   Eyewash: A 25c Peep Show, Historic Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO
 
PUBLICATIONS
Goldberg, David. “Cities of Wonder” Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 28 June, 2015; F7. Print.
Nash, Catherine. “Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic”. Nash/Renfrow Productions, 2013.
Portner, Maya Lea.“Artistic Dissection: A Map of Internal Geography.” Jacquard Pagine di Cultura Tessile. July-December 2009: 48-9, 72-3. (selection from masters thesis published).
Jan Sint, Erik, and Arne Westerhof, ed. Pure Papier/Pure Paper. Leiden, NL : Joint initiative publication by Uitgeverij Compres and the Foundation, Holland Papier Biennale, 2008. (Exhibition Catalogue)
 
COMMISSIONS
2014  Sculpture, Private Commission, Honolulu, Hawaii
2009  Book cover and centerfold design, Issue 19, Tinfish Press, Honolulu, Hawaii
2005  Ceramic tile mural, Private Commission, Honolulu, HI
1999  “An Outdoor Celebration”, Commission for the University City Site-Specific Public Sculpture Program, St. Louis, Missouri
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History, 2005 - 2008, 2012 - present
                  Courses taught:   Introduction to Fiber Art, Applied Fiber History, Designing Surface, Introduction to Visual Art
Adjunct Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University 2008 - present
                     Course taught:   Introduction to Visual Art
Instructor, Surface Design Screenprinting Workshop, University of the Pacific, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2013
Lecturer, Leeward Community College, Department of Humanities, 2011
                     Course taught: Introduction to Visual Art
Lecturer, Kapiolani Community College, Department of Arts and Humanities, 2007, 2009
                     Course taught:   Introduction to Visual Art
Promotions Assistant, Tim Bostock Productions, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9/2008 – present
                    Events planning, attending Arts DistrictOrganization meetings, public relations, graphic design, theater house management, musical performance production, street festival production.