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Neal Taylor, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Gere Kavanaugh at LongHouse Reserve.

Biography

MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ARTS / BFA
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ARTS / MFA


BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Memphis Academy of Art

Craft and Folk Art Museum

California Design

Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Alliance for Progress, Honduras

C.O.L.A. Award, Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles

International Fabric Award - Koryo Silks, Isabel Scott Fabrics

Resources Council Inc - Furniture Design for the "Gere Chair," Images of America

NEA - Grant Product Development for the Irish Board of Trade, Dublin, Ireland

NEA - "Home Sweet Home", a study of American domestic vernacular, co-curated with the late Charles Moore at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Sunset Magazine AIA Award - Juror

Toyota Award - Art Center School of Design, Pasadena,  CA


PERMANENT MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

The American Textile Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts

Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis Tennessee


MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

Autry Museum of the American West, "California Designing Women, 1896 -1996

LA County Museum of Art, "Pacific Standard Time"

Craft Folk and Art Museum, "Pacific Standard Time"

California Design, Pasadena Museum, California

"Goddess in the Details," Pratt Institute, New York

"100 Years of Women in Design from 1900-2000," Bard Center for Decorative Arts, NY

Table Settings - Koryo Silks for the Tiffany & Co., New York


PUBLICATIONS

Art in America

Commercial Appeal 

Departures Magazine

House Beautiful

House and Garden

Interiors

Interior Design

ID Magazine - "The Secret History of Design in Los Angeles" with Michael McDonough

Journalism of American - Center of Classical Studies, Princeton/Athens, Greece

L.A. Architect

Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan

New York Times

L.A. Style

Progressive Architecture

Women's Wear Daily

Liturgica Arts Magazine


BOOKS

"Home Sweet Home," a study of domestic vernacular architecture - Rizzoli

"Design in the '50s" - Taschen

Color in Architecture - Van Nostrand Reinhold

Color Consulting - Van Nostrand Reinhold

"Personal Places" - Whitney Publications

Mondo Materials - Materials and Design Ideas

Woman Designers in USA 1900-2000

Bard Graduate Center of Studies for Decorative arts - BGC Yale Press


DESIGNED BOOK

"Concrete Abstractions/Details from the Hollyhock House”, Photos by Craig Cowan - Privately Published

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Autry Museum of the American West