As an adult who went to live with my adopted family around the age of one, I have begun to wonder whether I came to abstraction because much of what I have to convey is preverbal.
In this never-ending experiment I apply acrylics, housepaint, and spray paint with brush, roller, or paint knife. I pour and spread paint onto disposable palette sheets and print the result onto the painting surface. I scrape, sand, buff, and burnish the surface. I create shapes using cut paper and found objects as stencils as well as painting freehand. I am forever building up and peeling back the layers of each painting’s history and creating a new narrative.
This artist is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, educator, anthropologist, and curator. I have a husband, two children, two brothers, and two cats. I enjoy hiking, bicycling, swimming, music, and travel.
Find me swimming in Tomales Bay or in my studio at Mark Drive Studios.
Hartford School (MFA Painting)
University of Massachusetts (MA Anthropology)
Pratt Institute (BFA, cum laude, Painting)
Remembered Maps, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Qahili, Prishtina, Kosovo, May 2016
50 Shades of Red, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 2016
Curator, TAG Pop-Up, Mark Drive Studios, San Rafael, CA, February 2016
2016 International Artist Symposium, Struga, Macedonia
2015 International Printmaking Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
2012 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Artist Grant, Johnson, VT