Education
MFA in Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA, 2002
BFA in Photography, Empire State College, NY, NY, 1998
Creative Practices Program, International Center of Photography, NY, NY, 1996

Monographs
A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, Silas Finch, NY, NY, 2014
Bird Watching (monograph), Princeton Architectural Press, NY, NY, 2010

Collections
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Clarke Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Deutche Bank, NY, NY
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, SF, CA
Getty Research Institute, LA, CA
Indiana University at Bloomington, Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, IN
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, DC
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Keene State College, Mason Library Special Collections, Keene, NH
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Self Publish, Be Happy Collection, Paris, France
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
New York Public Library, NY, NY
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Paul Sack Collection, SF, CA
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
San Francisco Arts Commission, SF, CA
Schmidt Artists Lofts, St. Paul, MN
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
St. John’s University, Alcuin Library, Collegeville, MN
Trinity College, Enders Ornithology Collection, Hartford CT
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Twitter Corporate Collection, San Francisco, CA
UCLA Arts Library, LA, CA
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Utah, Marriot Library, Special Collections, Salt Lake City, UT
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Awards and Residencies
McKnight Artist Fellowship for Book Arts, 2020
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2017, 2015, 2012, 2010
McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, 2013, 2007
Critical Mass Top 50, 2012
Daylight/Center for Documentary Studies Photo Awards, Juror’s Pick-Darius Himes, 2010
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Faculty Development Grant, 2020, 2016, 2009
Artist-in-Residence at Minnesota Center for the Book, 2006
Women’s Studio Workshop Artist’s Book Production Grant, 2005
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant, 2004

Individual Exhibitions
Hide the Sun, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
Bird Watching
-Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
-University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
-Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, 2010
-Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
-Minnesota Center for Photography, MPG Installation, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
-Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2005
A Field Guide to Snow and Ice
-Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA, 2015
-Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014
-MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
The Beginning Naturalist, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2014
Interpreting Nature, A Collection of Artist Books
-Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
-Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2008
Ornithological Interpretations, Emerging Artists Series, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN, 2008
Natural Selections, Electro Lift Artworks, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Constructed Landscapes, 364 Hayes Street Contemporary Art, SF, CA, 2003

Selected Group Exhibitions
Don’t let this be easy, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2021
Keeper of the Hearth, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2020
Alignments: Paula McCartney and Melanie Pankau, U of M Architecture Library, Minneapolis, MN, 2019
Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2019
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, CO, 2018
Avifauna: Birds + Habitat, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, 2018
Collections in Conversation: Photobooks at the Arts & Beinecke Libraries, Yale University New Haven, CT, 2016
Fotografia Europea Photography Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2016
100+: A Photograph for Every Year of the MIA, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016
Golden Hour: Thoughts on the Contemporary Photo Book, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015-16
The Book In Extremis, MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, 2014-15
Infocus: Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 2014
Binding Image, Tetterode, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 and Muzyq, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012
Orders of Possibility, Form+Content, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
The Explores Club, Schaeffer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, 2013
10x10 American Photobooks, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 2013
Critical Mass 2012, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, 2013
Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Museum Belvedere, Oranjewoud, Netherlands, 2012
DIY: Photographers & Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 2012
New Southern Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2012
Photobook Show C & D, Brighton, England and Helsinki, Iceland, 2012
Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2011
Beautiful Vagabonds: Birds in Contemporary Photography, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY, NY, 2011
Le Garage second edition photography + artist books, Arles, France, 2011
Hand, Voice, Vision: Artists Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2011 and Grolier Club, New York, NY, 2010
Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC, 2010
31 Women in Art Photography, Humble Arts/Affirmation Arts Foundation, NY, NY, 2010
Between History and Memory, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, 2009
Photography Exhibition, JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
Splash!, KLOMPCHING Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Human Nature, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2009
Bird Studies, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, 2008
Ornithology: Looking at Birds, Contemporary Art Galleries, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2008
6x6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008
Artists’ Books: Recent Acquisitions, UCLA Arts Library, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
(photographs), Chicago Arts District Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL, 2007
Unexpected Landscapes, Tinhorn Public Works, SF, CA, 2007
After Nature: Paula McCartney, Guy Nelson, Erika Olson, 9th St. Entry Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2006
Photo Books Now, The San Francisco Center for the Book, SF, CA, 2006
Midwestern Views: Contemporary Photography in Minnesota, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2006
Minnesota Biennial 2DII, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, 2005
Exposure X 9, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005
Recent Acquisitions of Illustrated and Artist Books, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, SF, CA, 2005
Bay Area Currents, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2004
Town and Country, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SF, CA, 2003
Reading Room, an artists’ books show, Southern Exposure, SF, CA, 2002
Anne Bremer Memorial Library 19th Annual Artists’ Book Show, McBean Gallery, SF, CA, 2002
Summer Show, SFAI@Microsoft, SF, CA, 2001
NYU Small Works Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY, 1999
Photo-a-Porter, Galeria Luisa Strina, Brazil, 1998

Publications
Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photography, Schilt Publishers, 2019
And light followed the flight of sound (artist book), One Day Projects, 2018
Co-Curate Magazine, Home Living (curated by A-Jump Books), Issue 3, 2018
Aint-Bad, Curator’s Choice, Issue No. 12, Fall 2017
Satori, the stillness issue, Issue 1, Spring 2017
nasty magazine, Issue 4-VOID, Winter 2014
Black + White Photography, Issue No. 171, 2014
Conveyor Magazine, “Smoke and Mirrors” issue 3, 2012
Hayden’s Ferry Review, “In The Dark” issue 51, 2012
MysterySpot2, Mystery Spot Books, 2012
Publish Your Photography Book, Hines and Swanson, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011
Tricycle, The Buddhist Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2012
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Humble Arts Foundation, 2011
spot, Houston Center for Photography, Fall 2009 Issue
6x6 (artist book), Society of Photographers, 2007
Photography Now: one hundred portfolios, 2006
(photographs), No. 5, 2006
Practice: New Writing + Art, Issue 1, Spring 2006
Neomu 8, Fall 2005
Matrix Magazine, Issue 61, Spring 2002