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  • 2019
    • Chromosome 1-11, Permanent Installation, Sanofi –Genzyme, Cambridge, Mass.


An Exhibition of Hallie Ford Visual Art Fellowships in 2014-2016
Curated by Diana Nawi

Work in Exhibition:
THE ORIGINS OF BIO METRIC DATA; A COLLECTION OF BOOKS (2015–2016), a set of handmade books presented on a custom-made cabinet and table.


  • 2019
    • Umpqua Valley Art Center
      Roseburg, Oregon and Whipple Fine Arts Gallery
      Roseburg, Oregon
      March 15-May 8, 2019
    • Hallie Ford Museum of Art
      Willamette University
      Salem, Oregon
      September 14-December 22, 2019
  • 2020
    • Disjecta
      Portland, Oregon
      February 9-March 29, 2020
  • 2021
    • Schneider Museum of Art
      Southern Oregon University
      Ashland, Oregon
      January 22-March 6, 2021


Book Launch January 10, 2019
Edited by Grace Cook Anderson, Curator of Northwest Art
Portland Art Museum


  • 2018-19
    • US Embassy Santiago Chile Public Affairs Grant
      ASKXXI: Arts and Science Knowledge Building in the XXI Century
      Santiago, Chile
  • 2018-19
    • Art and Science Residency, Friday Harbor Marine Biology Research Station, Friday Harbor, Washington
      Summer 2018
  • 2018
    • Nominated, USA Artist Award 2018
      One of 500 American Artist Nominated

      “USA’s 2018 Fellows were selected by a panel of experts in each discipline, then approved by the organization's board. They were drawn from a peer-nominated pool of over 500 outstanding applicants. This year’s Fellows come from Alaska and Puerto Rico, from New Mexico and Maine, and everywhere in-between. Among their number are luminaries in their fields and rising stars, emerging voices and long-heralded experts. What unites them is the profound respect of their peers and the excellence of their work.


  • 2018
    • School of Art | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • 2017
    • Ecological Society of America, Presentation with Thesis student Leila Pyle, I'm a salmon: the role of Oncorhynchus spp. in storytelling and place-making the Pacific Northwest and implications in a changing climate. Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
    • BAM, The Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Chromosome 1-11, Permanent Installation, Sanofi –Genzyme, Cambridge, Mass.

Board Member

  • 2012-18
    • Emerging Art Space, an International Art Organization Hosting Exhibitions and Serving Young Artists World Wide.Crossing Borders 2014: San Francisco, California;Tijuana, Mexico; Seoul, KoreaTranslations 2016: Reed College, Portland, Oregon; Kolkata, IndiaBuilding Bridges 2018:  Kolkata, India; Tanzania, Africa

Future Collaboration

Dr. Shizuko Takahashi ‘95

Former student and doctor of obstetrics in Tokyo, Shizuko will be doing research at the University of Chicago on the ethics of genetic selection.

She has invited me to join her in the lab to look at the process and work on a set of images.

“Everyone has a recessive genetic disease that could be passed onto their children. When we are able to screen for everything, and that is coming soon, it will be inevitable for parents to accept some segments of what the child inherits genetically. Parental responsibility (doing what is responsible as a parent)/procreative liberty (accepting for what it is) in whole genome screening on embryos is what I would be working on in the future.”

Her past work: The decision-making process for the fate of frozen embryos by Japanese infertile women: a qualitative study  Shizuko Takahashi,1,2 Misao Fujita,#2 Akihisa Fujimoto,#1 Toshihiro Fujiwara,#3 Tetsu Yano,#1 Osamu Tsutsumi,#3 Yuji Taketani,#1 and Akira Akabayashi#2