Invitational Exhibitions

2020 Pandemic Art Lessons, a WAI Online Initiative, Catherine Murphy Gallery, St Paul, MN

2019 Guest Artist, Vogue Knitting Live, NYC, NY ( also 2018 in Minneapolis, MN)

Friends of Mary, Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ties that Bind, curated by Textile Center for the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport

Invitational District Court Exhibition, WARM, curated by District Court Judges, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Artists in the Kitchen, a collaboration between chef and artist, collaboration with Lynne

Rossetta Kasper,Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Studio Here MN State Fair Fine Arts Building, Visiting artist

2017 Dear Darwin, Weisman Art Museum, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN

Weatherwise/Otherwise Artists Respond to Climate Change, Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Red, Textile Study Group NY, NYC, NY

2016 Beyond Bojagi Textile &Quilt Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Women and Money,University of MN, Minneapolis,MN

2015 Radical Basketry, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Square, Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery, NYC, NY

2014 How to Be a Feminist Artist: Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute,

Catherine G Murphy Gallery, St Catherine’s University, St Paul, MN

MCAD Invitational, Barnes & Thorneburg Law Office, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Fiberous, the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA


Focus on Fiber, curator Erika Spitzer Rasmussen, Metro State University,St. Paul; MN; Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND; American Craft Council Offices, Minneapolis; Anderson Center,Red Wing, MN

2009 My Father’s Religion Open Concept Gallery for Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI

Shiny is My Favorite Color, U of St Thomas, St Paul, MN

2008 Featured Artist Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

2003 Figure Show, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN,

Solo/Two Artist Exhibitions

2018 Adapt with Kimber Olson, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2016- 2015 Transition/Survival with Kimber Olson, Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts, Owatonna, MN

2015 Contexture, with Kimber Olson Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Poetics of Evolution,(solo) Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

Adapt. Survive.Decay.Demise ,with Kimber Olson, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

Featured Artist, American Craft Council Offices, Minneapolis MN

2014 The Poetics of Evolution,(solo) Casket Arts Bldg, Minneapolis, MN

Contexture, with Kimber Olson, Anderson Center, Red Wing,MN

Featured Artist& Kimber Olson, Owatonna Art Center, Owatonna, MN

2011 My Father’s Religion (solo) Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2008 Nicole Drilling & Carolyn Halliday,WAI, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Fiber Sculpture, Atwood Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Hand Knit Sculpture: Body Vessel & Nature Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro,MN

2001 Stitches of Hope, with Beth Barron, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2000 Figuratively Knit, Phipps Center for the Arts,Hudson, Wisconsin


2019 The Gold Standard of Textile and Fiber Art, TSGNY, Lauren Whitley juror, NYC, NY

2018 8th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Madrid, Spain.

2016 Swarm, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland

2015 Wintertide, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, Mn

2013 Eclosion, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin TX

2012 Concerning Water Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI June

Refuse/re-seen Some Things Looming Gallery, juror Warren Seelig, Reading, PA

2011 MN State Fair 100th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition, St Paul, MN

Watershed, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Re-Tread Threads, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Art as Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture,St Paul, MN

2010 Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration,Nash Gallery,University of Minnesota, Min neapolis, MN; Cascade Meadow, Rochester, MN

MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition St Paul, MN

Metaphoric Fibers: Untamed Knitting & Crochet, Textile Center, Mpls, MN

The Perfect Fit, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA (also 2009)

2009 Emotional Body, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL

Web and Flow,Textile Center, Minneapolis

2009 Nothing New,Textile Center, Minneapolis

2007 Ana 35, , Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana,

Nothing New, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Women’s Work 2007, juror Judy Chicago, The Old Court House Arts Center Gallery, Woodstock, IL

2006 WARM Annual Juried Show: Conversations: About Roots,Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2003 Juried Fiber Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts;, Wayzata, MN,

2002 Constructed Surfaces, juror Warren Seelig,Textile Center, Mpls, MN

2001 Handweavers Guild of America’s Small Expressions,St. Louis Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri,

Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials,MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis,MN


2014 to present ongoing collaboration/scientific consultation with Jessica Elizabeth Beyer, Ph.D, and Thayer Hallidayschult, Ph.D

Artist Residencies

2010,2015,2019 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont (partial merit scholarships)


2020 Textile Center Spun Gold Award for Lifetime dedication to fiber art and Textile Center

2019 Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, third prize in fiber

2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

2012 Honorable Mention WARM@40

2009 Finalist myartspace Miami

Best of Show “Nothing New”, Textile Center, Minneapolis

2007 MCAD scholarship to Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Women’s Work 2007, Old Court House Art Gallery, Woodstock, Il, Second Prize

2006 Artwear in Motion, Textile Center, MN Historical Society Collector’s Purchase

Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2004 Artwear in Motion, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN Knitters’ Guild Devotee Award

2003 Juried Fiber Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN, First Place

Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2002 Honorable Mention WARM : Women Imaging Peace and Freedom

2001 Purchase Award, Mn Crafts Council for the Mn Historical Society Fiber/Metal

Public Collections

2016 Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2001,2006 Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota


Svobda, Kim,ed, The Language of Making,Visual Voices from the Textile Study Group of New York,Textile Study Group of New York, 2019

Lee, Ann; Rooney, Ashley E., Sculpture Artistry in Fiber Vol. 2, Schiffer Publishing,2017

Ericson Elizabeth; Olson,Patricia, How to be a Feminist Artist, Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute, 2014

Searle, Karen, “To Knit to Sculpt”, Surface Design Journal Summer, 2009, Vol. 33 #4

Searle, Karen, Knitting Art 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists, Voyageur Press, Oc tober 2008

Searle, Karen, “Knitting and Contemporary Art”, Interweave Knits,Summer 2002,pp.16-2

“Carolyn Halliday,"Jacquard, a cura della Fondazione arte della Seta Lisio, 2001,p16


2014 MnOriginals,featured visual artist, aired 5/4/2014 tpt MN

2006 tpt MN Artwear in Motion produced by tpt and Textile Center


2020 Virtual Artists’ Talk, Pandemic Art Lesson, Catherine Murphy Gallery, St Paul

Guest Artist Women’s Art Institute, St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN (

2018 Artist for Studio Here, MN State Fair Fine Arts Building, St Paul, MN

2016 Textile Juror, Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

2015-2019 Textile Center National Artists Advisory Council, Chair

2014-present Private art Mentor

2012-2016 WARM Mentor Program, St. Paul, MN

2008-2014 Textile Center Mentor/Protégé Program, Mpls, MN

2008 Teaching Assistant to Women’s Art Institute, MCAD

2000-present Critical Response Facilitator

1985-2017 Private Practice as Licensed Psychologist, Mpls, MN

1992-2000 Personal Counselor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis


2007 Women’s Art Institute,Minneapolis College of Art & Design

2005 U of Minnesota, independent study art classes

1981 Lewis&Clark College, M.A. Counseling Psychology

1975 University of MN, College of Education, B.S. with Distinction, English/Theater