Artist statement

My work is inspired by my curiosity and experience of the natural world, mainly the temperate deciduous forests, lakes, and rivers of the Berkshires, where I live. In my drawings, paintings, sculptures, and collages, I explore pattern, color, line, texture, and materiality. My interest is two-fold. I am interested in exploring the tactility and behavior of materials - water-based inks and paints, oils, papers, encaustic and wax, clay, and materials found in nature - while also exploring concepts, such as time, place, the journey, remnants, imperfection, wholeness, the individual and the collective, and imprint. My visual language often includes the constructs of the grid, uniform shapes such as circles, and multiples of objects. These elements often represent individuals, bodies. A librarian by training and by day, documentation and archival principles inform my work. My color palette is increasingly moving towards subdued colors selected and foraged from my natural surroundings. With these devices, I aim to explore the relationship between uniform structure and the organic, nature and nurture, order and chaos, and the spiritual and mundane. I view my art making as a spiritual practice and as life informs art, art informs life. I wish for my work to visually represent this concept, convey this truth, and/or serve as artifact of the process.


Upcoming, February 2024 (solo) Stockbridge Coffee, Stockbridge, MA
2019, Awakenings and Past Histories, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2017, (solo) see forest, see trees, MA Thesis Exhibition, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
2011, (solo) Flight, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
2004, (collaboration with Frank Raczkowski), In Flux, Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001, (solo) Traces, The Cube Exhibition Space at the Brown Grad Bar, Providence, RI
2001, The Shelf Show, Sarah Clover ArtSpace, Providence, RI

2022, Mindful Outdoor Guide Certification, Kripalu
2022, 200 YTT, Yoga Farm Ithaca
2021, Holistic Wellness Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition
2021, Discovery Program, New York Center for Non-Violent Communication

2017, MA, Long Island University
2015, CAS in School Media, Syracuse University
2007, MLIS, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY
2000, BFA, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, SUNY