I am a Boston-based multimedia artist and educator. 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. 


Education:

2004-present Courses at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art, The Art Institute of Boston
2009  M.Ed. in Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University


Commissions / Residencies / Awards:

2016  Commissioned work for the Brookline Parks Department at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park, Brookline, MA
2015  Year-long Art & Agriculture Artist Residency, Concord, MA
2014  Peaked Hill Trust Artist Residency, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA
2014  TRACS Artist-in-Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
2012  People's Choice, EcoArts Awards International Juried Show, EcoArtsAwards.org
2011   Best in Show, UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA


Solo Exhibitions:

2014   Pebble PaintingsFogo Island, Newfoundland
2013   La Feria de JP, Jamaica Plain, MA
2012   Cuban Moments, traveling photo exhibition, Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Cape Cod, MA


 Selected Group Exhibitions:

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   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
           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
           Boston Children’s Museum 100th Anniversary Exhibition, juried exhibition, Boston, MA
2012   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 Annual 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


Bibliography: 

2015   Adam G, Universal Hub, "Art in the Wilderness"
           Lewenberg, Carolyn, NEFA, "Franklin Park Art Grove: Cultivating an Artistic Landscape"
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


 Lectures / Workshops:

 2012-2014   Visiting Artist / Lecturer: Cuban Moments, Cape Cod, Quincy, Boston and Cambridge MA
2008   Visiting Artist / Lecturer: Youth Environmental Art Leadership Workshop, Youth ACT, Malden, MA


Related Experience: 

2012-present  Member of Studios Without Walls sculptural collaborative / 2012-2016 Board Member
2011-present   Member of the Jamaica Plain Artists Association / 2011-2015 Board Member