BORN:  1960, Atlanta, GA.


1989 M.F.A., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

1983 B.F.A., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.


2015 The Artist Altered Books, Daniel Essig, Andrew Hayes, Michelle Moode, Martha Petty and Joyce Teta, Davis Gallery, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston- Salem, NC.

2015 “Upcycle”, Triangle Book Arts group, Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library.

2015 Renaissance, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC; Book Arts at the Open Press, Chattanooga Public Library, Chattanooga, TN; Triangle Book Arts group, FRANK Art Gallery, Chapel Hill,  NC.

2014 Library of Possibility, Triangle Book Arts, Daylight Gallery, Hillsborough, NC.

2014 Word As Art, Davis Gallery, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC.

2013 Code-X, Triangle Book Arts, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.

2012 Winter Show, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC.

2011 Books and Broadsides (first edition), Ackland Museum Store, Chapel Hill, NC.

2010 The Legacy of Paul Hartley, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC and the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC.

2005 Art as if the Earth Mattered, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC; Best-in-Show Award.

2005 radius250, ArtSpace @ Plant Zero, Richmond, VA..

2005 The Red Clay Survey: Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.

2003 Valdosta National 2003, Valdosta State University, Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA. 2003        

2003 Positive/Negative 18, 78th National Juried Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

2002 Small Works: Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures, Marcel Scheiner Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC.

2002 What is Scary? The Tire Shop Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

2002 10th Biennial OKLAHOMA: Centerfold Juried Art Show, Leslie Powell Gallery and Foundation, Lawton, OK.

2001 Scene Unseen, 10th Annual National Art Exhibition, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM.

2001 Less is More, Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, NC.

2001 New Work, Bronwyn Merritt Gallery, Carrboro, NC.

1996 24th Annual Competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.

1996 The 33rd Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

1995 New Art in the Triangle, Works on Paper and Photography, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC.

1988 Recent Works by Gina Gilmour, Georgeann Haas, Herb Jackson and Martha Petty, Gilliam and Peden Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

1986 48th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL.


2005 Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC.

1998 Tate Student Center Gallery, The University of Georgia at Athens, Athens, GA.

1997 Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC.

1995 Goodwyn Gallery, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.

1995 Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC.

1987 Ninth Street Gallery, Durham, NC.

1985 College of the Albemarle Gallery, Elizabeth City, NC.


2002 New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Issue 40, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Medmedia 9, Raleigh, NC

Howard, From, Stallings & Hutson, Raleigh, NC

Law School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Pioneer Savings Bank, Rocky Mount, NC

Southern Progress Corporation, Birmingham, AL

Community Arts Council, Goldsboro, NC

Town of Chapel Hill, NC

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