about

being the survivor of nomadic hippie parents, i traveled extensively throughout the U.S. during the seventies. while the elusive search for "home" was ever present, a mobile and spontaneous childhood exposed me to a wider world, made me a gatherer of whatever was around and taught me how to be resourceful. piecing bits together and building a story (a home) wherever i happen to be at that moment have always been my primary means of self-expression. the momentum carried forward. after 42 residences in 31 years, i landed on the west coast and currently split my time between a painting studio in berkeley and a cabin in joshua tree. i like to think my work now illustrates an inclination towards the layering of life’s tiny yet significant details.


  Exhibitions    

2018    Juried Group Show: Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2017     Juried Group Show: Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2016    Juried Group ShowCivic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2015    Alameda County Arts Commision: Art in Public Spaces, Oakland, CA

2014    Juried Group Show: Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2008    Second Coming”: RPS Collective, Oakland, CA

2008      Solo Exhibition: Britt Marie Wine Bar, Albany, CA

2008     Solo Exhibition: Awaken Café & Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008     Re-Art”:  BRING Gallery, Eugene, OR

2008     “Lines, Patterns and Textures: Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2007     “Where My Bitches At: Invitational, Ghosttown Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007    Go Figure: Main Artery Gallery, Benicia, CA

2006     "Florida is a Death Metal Town": Invitational, Arspace, San Francisco, CA

2006     Solo Exhibition: Alexy von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT 

2006     "4X4": Four-woman exhibition, Theater 39, San Francisco, CA

2005      Group Show: Turn of the Century Fine Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2003     Four Corners: Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA

2002     Melt”: Spring Invitational, Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco, CA

1999     Bold Expressions": Sacramento Fine Arts Center, No. Cal Arts (Juror, Jerry Reilly)

1999     “California Works": Cal Expo, California State Fair (Juror, Bruce Cannon)

   1999     Art of a Community": Invitational, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

1998     The Art of Collage and Assemblage": Arts Benicia (Juror, Phillip Linhares)

1997     Countdown 2000": Gallery 1078, Chico, CA (Juror, Ed Gilbert)

1996     Glass Pine Cones": Juried, Art Market Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA 

1996     “Untold Mastery": Gallery 659, Jamaica Plain, MA (Juror, Howard Yezerski)

1995     Three Person Exhibition: Art Market Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

1994     “Uninvited Angels": Juried, Evil Twin Gallery, Boston, MA

1993     Solo Exhibition: Emerging Artists Gallery, Boston, MA

1992     Works by Studios Midwest: Invitational, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

1992    Joie d' Art": Center Gallery, Boston, MA (Juror, Janet Kyle)

1991      Solo Exhibition: Trident Gallery, Boston, MA

1991      Group Invitational: Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

1991     Juxtapositions": Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI (Juror, Leslie Bostrom)

1990     New Works by the Collective": Group Invitational, Art Institute, Boston, MA

1989     Works by the Collective": Group Invitational, Art Institute, Boston, MA

1989     Dark Art": Gallery South, Boston, MA (Jurors, David Ulrich, Cynthia Carroza)

1989     Group Invitational: Metropolitan Housing, Boston, MA

1989     Group Invitational: Metropolitan Housing, Boston, MA

1988     "Summer Vacation": Juried, Gallery East, Boston, MA

1987      Annual Juried Exhibition: Jamaica Plain Arts Council, Jamaica Plain, MA

 

Awards

Alameda County Arts Commision Art Purchase Award and Finalist for Public Art Grant, 2015

Environmental Art Grant, I-Park, 2007

Juror's Award, California State Fair, 1999

Grant Recipient of the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 1995

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2007   (INVITATIONAL) ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS RESIDENCY, I-PARK, EAST HADDAM, CT

2002   THE ARTISTS’ ENCLAVE AT I-PARK, EAST HADDAM, CT

1991   STUDIOS MIDWEST, GALESBURG, IL

 

Reviews

Art Review: The Sacramento Bee - October 1999

"Eros, Cosmos, Ego": Patrick Clarke-Fussell, Bay Windows - November 1992

"Interview with the Collective": Prisma, A Multicultural Forum - Fall 1991

"Artists from Across the U.S.": Richard Mann, The Register-Mail - June 1991

"Just About Everyone": Tom Grabosky, Bay Windows - July 1990

"After the Shocks": Rudy Kikel, Bay Windows - July 1990

Art Review: Christine Temin, The Boston Globe - July 1990