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Biography

I have come about my artistic training in a long and round-about way. Although I was a creative kid, I never dreamed of studying studio art in college. In my family you went to college to prepare for a job. So, I studied communication and marketing and snuck in some art history and music theory classes. After college I got a “proper job” working in advertising and had the good fortune to travel the world. Next came a stint as a stay-at-home mom, where I filled my need for creativity with classes at the International Center for Photography and the New York School for Interior Design. Still hoping to blend my creativity with a “proper job” I got my masters in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, where I studied arts management and interned at the Museum of Modern Art. I followed up with a job in public programming at the Guggenheim and curated a celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial for the City of New York. And then a few years ago, after circling art-making for decades, I was finally brave enough to make my own art. I dove in with courses on mixed media and encaustic at the Arts Student League of New-York and have gone on to take numerous workshops in encaustic, abstract art and Joomchi (Korean paper-making) with a range of highly regarded artists. I now work full time in my studio in Brooklyn.

Exhibitions and Open Studios - 2019

  • Heirloom, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • CBE Community Art Show, Artist and Co-curator, Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY

  • GreenDesign featured artist, an online resource to exclusively promote eco friendly contemporary Art and Design.

Exhibitions and Open Studios - 2018

  • Gifts by Artists, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Line Break, Blue Table, Brooklyn, NY

  • The Circle Show, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY

  • Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

  • ArtWorks 2018, Arts Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

  • Every Day is Earth Day, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Congregation Beth Elohim Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

  • Sugar is Sweet, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions and Open Studios - 2017

  • Arts Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

  • Gowanus Artist Group Exhibition, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Priority Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Going Postal, International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MAGifts