Member Since: March 2012
‚ÄúIt was my intention to be an artist from the very beginning‚ÄĚ I am visually stimulated by everything. Patterns, colors, objects, figures, shapes, and life‚Äôs aesthetic rhythms draw me in. My eye bolts to the dramatic and the bold. Recently, I... more
|Artist Statement:||‚ÄúIt was my intention to be an artist from the very beginning‚ÄĚ I am visually stimulated by everything. Patterns, colors, objects, figures, shapes, and life‚Äôs aesthetic rhythms draw me in. My eye bolts to the dramatic and the bold. Recently, I have embarked on a series of landscapes/waterscapes, a genre that has eluded me until now. My access in was language. Language allows me to feel the space I am trying to create. I am a true colorist, I see color.
My work is inspired by joyfulness. Like the feeling you get when flowers arrive unexpectedly or when you are in the sub-way and someone compliments your coat. Fragments of time that make you smile. I look for this same feeling in my work. I pay homage to the things I love and that draw me in every day.
Calligraphy and Language gave me the same strength and the movement allowing me in a very natural way, to go places I have not gone before. Along with the text I have incorporated elements of collage and my own iconic images. I have always used collage in various ways and my recent work shows a new vision, direction, and growth. Through this process I have found an original voice accessing me to landscapes and larger scaled works in a very natural and exciting way. I have traveled through many ways of telling my artistic stories and currently feel I have found the rhythm and clarity for my vision and style. The energy within my new series is taking me on a very exciting journey.
|Education:||1986 ¬∑ MFA ‚Äď The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1984 ¬∑ BFA ‚Äď The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1980-1982 ¬∑ The University of Wisconsin
|Awards & Distinctions:||2006¬∑ Original art selected for book cover, ‚ÄúWho Lives‚ÄĚ
1990-2009 ¬∑ Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville NJ. Award winner 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002
2005 ¬∑ Scholarship Fund NJCVLC award winner
2001 ¬∑ SAI Gallery, Jury award, NYC
1999 ¬∑ SCA&HC Public Gallery, Exhibition Award, Newton, NJ
1998 ¬∑ SAI Gallery, group show, award winner, NYC
1998 ¬∑ Saint Mary‚Äôs Art Show, NJ, award winner, Best in Show
1994 ¬∑ The Privia B. Gross International Juried Exhibition, award winner, Queens Borough Community College, Bayside, NY
1991 ¬∑ The town Club at Mountain Lakes, award winner, Mt. Lakes, NJ
1990 ¬∑ Fax Art Award, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois
1987 ¬∑ Featured Printed Artwork in, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, catalogue
1987 ¬∑ Alumni Show Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill
1986 ¬∑ Cup Show, Best in Show, SAIC, Chicago Ill
1986 ¬∑ Arthur D. Little Grant/Award for Design, Chicago, Illinois
1986 ¬∑ Fellowship to Study in Portugal and Spain
1985 ¬∑ Gallery 10, East State Street, award winner, Rockford, Illinois
1985 ¬∑ Arthur Baer Foundation Award, Chicago, Illinois
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||2008-Present ¬∑ Adjunct Professor of Art, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
2001-2003 ¬∑ Visiting Artist and Artist in Residence, theatre department, Morristown Beard School
1992-2002 ¬∑ Visiting Artist and Substitute Teacher, Sussex County Community College
1989-1993 ¬∑ Visiting Artist and Teacher, Hilltop Country Day School
¬∑ Received a Grant to work with students of Kilmer Middle School, Chicago and create a permanent Sculpture piece in the entry of the school.
¬∑ Teacher, Beginning Sculpture summer program at SAIC.
¬∑ Teacher‚Äôs Assistant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
¬∑ 1984-1987 Curator, North Wing Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
¬∑ Coordinator, Visiting Artists Program, graduate school, SAIC ‚Äď brought in well-known artists and alumni to consult with graduate students.
|Exhibitions:||2013 ¬∑ Curator Invite - Cathedra 900 - Artist Mark Ware expands his global vision via U.K. Arts Council Program
2012/2013 ¬∑ Celebrating Women: Inspiring women of Morris County
2012 ¬∑ Featured Artist St. Johns on The Mountain. Bernardsville, NJ
2012 ¬∑ Curator - Cathedra 900 Project. United Kingdom Arts Council.
2012 ¬∑ Invite cover for The Paschal Triduum
2012 ¬∑ County College of Morris Faculty Exhibition
2012 ¬∑ Faculty Exhibition Invite show at the University of The Arts in Phildelphia PA
2011 ¬∑ Trailworks: One Person Show
2011 ¬∑ Two Person Show, Homer Alaska
2011 ¬∑ Gallery Within: Trailworks
2010 ¬∑ One person show, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
2010 ¬∑ Featured artist, Fox Hollow exhibition
2003-2009 ¬∑ Chicago, Illinois Juried Exhibition, Bare Walls
1989-2009 ¬∑ Skylands, juried exhibition NJ, award winner 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2002
2008 ¬∑ Art at the Mill, juried exhibition NJ 2007 featured artist
1989-2010 ¬∑ Hilltop Art Show NJ, 2002 and 2008 featured artist
2007¬∑ Fantasy Art Show, one-person show, Vernon NJ
2000-2007 ¬∑ Wilson School Art Show, Mountain Lakes, NJ
2002 ¬∑ Drue Chryst Gallery, group show, Sparta, NJ
2001 ¬∑ Octavia‚Äôs Haze, One-person show, S.F., California
2001 ¬∑ Katalin Pap Gallery, four-person show, NYC
2000 ¬∑ Drue Chyrst Gallery, one-person show, NJ
1999 ¬∑ Art in the Garden, Voluptuaries and Vignettes, two-person show, NJ
1999 ¬∑ The Studio, NJ one-person show
1998 ¬∑ Avant Art Event, 4-person show, Drue Chryst Gallery, NJ
1998 ¬∑ Pleides Gallery, group show, Broadway NYC, NY
1997 ¬∑ 479 Gallery Inc. Prince Street Station NYC, NY, 3-person show
1986 ¬∑ Imagery Gallery, One-person show, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
|Artistic Influences:||Matisse, De Kooning, Andy Warhol, Life|
|Artist Tags:||contemporary, colorful, bold, modern, joyful, vibrant|