I was awarded a Distinguished Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fellowship this year, 2017.
It is a 3 year award to fund creating 30 large scale drawings that combine digital and traditional drawing
In summer 2017 I was awarded a Summer Research Fellowship. The work focused on oil painting,
which I've worked toward using in a way that connects more strongly to my drawings. So far the works
have won prizes at the 7th Miyanichi Small Works Exhibition, the Miyakonojo City Art Exhibition,
the 69th Miyanichi Art Exhibition, and at the Southern Japan Art Exhibition.