I am a Boston-based multimedia artist, educator and explorer. I seek to create points of entry in my art that engage and invite interaction and develop new ways of seeing and knowing. My sculptural pieces and installations are created from re-purposed materials and discovered treasures. My photographs mark points in time. I spent the first half of my life in the vast landscapes of Northern California and the second half in the intimate settings of New England. These nature-based experiences and a profound pleasure for the small moments encountered during daily life are deeply rooted in my artwork and reflected in the conversations I create with the world. 


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Education:

2004-present
Courses at Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art
Lesley University's College of Art and Design (AIB)
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
2009 M.Ed. Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University


Commissions / Residencies / Awards:

2017 Boston Harbor Islands Public Art Commission, Boston, MA
2016 Brookline Parks Department Commission, Fisher Hill Reservoir Park Brookline, MA
2015 Art & Agriculture Artist Residency, Concord, MA
2014 Peaked Hill Trust Artist-in-Residence, Cape Cod National Seashore,
Provincetown, MA
2014 TRACS Artist-in-Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
2012 People's Choice, EcoArts Awards International Juried Show
2011 People's Choice, UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA


 Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard, MA
International Arts & Minds Canada, exhibition and auction, Toronto, Canada
2017 Boston Harbor (Re)Creation, Peddocks Island sculptural installation, Boston, MA
International Arts & Minds Canada, exhibition and auction, Toronto, Canada
          Jamaica Plain Growler Gala, Center / South Main Streets, Jamaica Plain, MA
2016  Gateways, Muddy River sculptural exhibition, Brookline, MA
           Women Create: Women's History Month, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA
2015  Endurance, Pop Up: Franklin Park Art Grove, juried exhibition, Boston, MA
           Violence Transformed, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
          Seen/Not Seen, Muddy River sculptural exhibition, Brookline, MA
          Women's Work, ULA, Jamaica Plain, MA  
2014  Pebble Paintings, Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
           Jamaica Plain Artists Juried Group Show, BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery, Boston, MA
           We are Boston, City Hall, Boston, MA
           Out in the Open, Muddy River sculptural exhibition Brookline, MA
2013  Occupying The Present, Boston Harbor Shipyard, juried exhibition, East Boston, MA
          Boston Children’s Museum 100th Anniversary Exhibition, juried exhibition, Boston, MA
          La Feria de JP, Jamaica Plain, MA
          Jamaica Plain Open Studios, sculptural exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA
          Through the Trees, Muddy River sculptural exhibition, Brookline, MA
          Spring Swing, Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, Mattapan, MA
2012  Cuban Moments, traveling photo exhibition, Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Cape Cod, MA
          Sculpture in the Park, Franklin Square Park, juried exhibition, South End, Boston, MA
           Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
           Real Art?, Muddy River sculptural exhibition, Brookline, MA
           Under the Influence, Jamaica Plain Open Studios Juried Exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA
           Texture, UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
 2011  Crisis and Response, Red Sun Press, juried exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA
           Lanterns, UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
           JPAA Group Show, JP Licks, Jamaica Plain, MA


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In the News: 

2015 Adam G, Universal Hub, "Art in the Wilderness"
          Lewenberg, Carolyn, NEFA, "Franklin Park Art Grove"
2014 Schecter, Julie, Peaked Hill Trust News
           
Sosin, Kate, The Boston Courant
2013 Foritano, James, Artscope
2012 Morgan, James, Jamaica Plain Patch           
         Huffman, Zack, The Bulletin
         Interview, QATV, Quincy, MA, December 4, 2012
2011 Vandenengel, Heather, DigBoston