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.
Through the rhythms of the language pieces I discovered this same sensation in fabrics. This inspired my recent and current series based on clothes and fabric textiles. I began with the concept that the clothes that hang in our closet show our personality. Also while studying Medieval coffin sculptures, I learned the sculptures were carved upright and then turned to lie flat on top of the coffin. Interestingly the folds in the clothing stayed upright giving the sculpture carvings an awkward sensation. I liked this feeling. To me it breathed life into the folds of the carvings. Somewhere in my mind the idea of painting clothes hanging in closets or bolts of fabric and turning them into a landscape, like the coffin sculptures, merged together. On many levels I believe this to be my most successful series. I am extremely excited for the endless possibilities and personalities I am discovering through this process.
|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 ¬∑ Three person show at Manhattanville College, NY
2013 ¬∑ One Person show at Krave, Newton NJ
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|