I knew I was an artist when in the fourth grade I won a tiny box of Whitman Sampler chocolates for the best decorated Valentines day gift bag in the entire class.
My fascination with putting together bits and pieces of things continued. It manifested in many series- collages, handmade papers, fabric designs, sculptures and altered digital prints. I explored some of these in college and graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Arts Administration from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Ive explored ways to foster my creativity with special projects. -Studio apprentice with renowned papermaker John Babcock -Guest curator at the Greene County Council of the Arts -Art instructor for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County and The Tang Teaching Museum -Artist in Residence in New York and California -New York Foundation for the Arts MARK award recipient in 2008 -New York Foundation for the Arts One-On-One Statewide Artist Consultant
My lifestyle has taken me coast to coast and south to Mexico and back. This has resulted in a geographically diverse exhibition history of juried group and one person shows. -The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York -The Skidmore Alumni exhibit at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York -Mendocino Arts Gallery in Mendocino, California -Casa Contenta in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -The Hanbeck Gallery and the Lauren Clark Gallery in Massachusetts -Juried Regional at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York
I continue to spend time in my studio creating original artwork with a focus on installation structures and cultivating patience as I teach myself PhotoShop.