Artist Statement

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

I summon up remembrance of things past,

I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,

And with old woes now wail my dear time’s waste.

– Shakespeare, Sonnets, XX

I spent a great deal of time satisfying others, but when reflecting some years back, there wasn’t a whole lot to reflect on.  Imaginary worlds created as a defense mechanism were all there was as far as experience.

So many places I’ve been, things I’ve done, but none were real.  Tired of living in an imaginary world.  It’s just not much fun.

Go where I want, when I want; say what I want, how I want.  Having so many means of expression and reflection is liberating.  And if only I understand them, that’ll have to do.

Absorbed in the creations of thy mind,

Forgetting daily self, my truest self I find.

– Margaret Fuller

Art Exhibitions and Honors

Loosen Art – Transitions and Displacements Millepiani Gallery, Rome Italy 2020, group exhibition

14th Pollux Awards Gallery Foto Nostrum, Barcelona, Spain March, 2020, honorable mention

21st International Open Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL  August – September, 2018 juried group exhibition

Relishing Restraint Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT  August – September, 2018  group exhibition

Nasty Women Art Exhibition Knockdown Center, Queens, NYC  January 2017 group exhibition

Generations X A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC  December 2015 invitational group exhibition

Home Zufall Health Center, Dover, NJ  2014 group exhibition

The Art of Travel Photography PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 2014 group exhibition

Generations IX A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC  December 2013 invitational group exhibition

Wish You Were Here A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC Summer 2011 group exhibition

Generations VIII A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC  December 2011 invitational group exhibition

The Perfect Fit:  22nd Annual NJ Small Works Show, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, the Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ, June 10-July 8, 2011, juried exhibition

Teaching Artists, SpeakEasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ, May 27-June19, 2011, group exhibition

9×12 Works, Budapest & AIR/HMC Exhibit Ferencvarosi Pincegallery, Budapest, Hungary, May 26-June 19, 2011 juried exhibition

12th Annual Photographic Processes Upstream People Gallery http://www.upstreampeoplegallery.com, September 2010-August, 2011, online juried exhibition

Art Kudos 2010 http://www.artkudos.com, International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

The Color Red http://www.softcanvas.com, Spring 2010 juried exhibition

Sculpted Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA  March 2010  juried exhibition

Magic Silver 2010 Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, KY  January 2010   juried exhibition

Generations VII A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NYC  December 2009 invitational group exhibition

Snap to Grid LACDA, Los Angeles, CA  November 2009  group exhibition

Hot New Pics Center Gallery, Wichita, Kansas  November 2009 juried exhibition

Small Works BIG idea APW Gallery, Long Island City, NYC September 2009 group exhibition

Dwellings Still Point Gallery, Maine Summer 2009 juried exhibition

Post – MA Exhibition New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ May 2009 two-woman exhibit

In Your Dreams Pen and Brush Gallery, NYC April 2009 juried exhibition

Continuum George Segal Gallery, MSU, Upper Montclair, NJ Mar. – Apr. 2009 juried exhibition

Paper In Particular Columbia College, Columbia, MO Jan. – Feb. 2009 juried exhibition

Wish You Were Here A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Summer 2008 group exhibition

Generations VI A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NYC March 2008 invitational group exhibition

Art House Productions Cosi Restaurant, Jersey City February 2008 two-woman exhibit

Mini-Mania II Rahway Arts Guild May 2007 curated group exhibition

AENJ Educator’s Art Exhibit Haledon Public Library May 2007 group exhibition

AENJ Educator’s Art Exhibit James Howe Gallery, Kean University June 2005, 2006

Semi-Annual Student Photo Exhibition Student Union Building, JCSC, Jersey City February, 1997

Fresh Perspectives The Morris Museum, Morristown Aug.-Sept., 1991

Morris County Teen Arts Festival County College of Morris, Randolph Spring, 1991

Third Annual Student Art Show Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Inc., Dover, NJ February, 1991 Honorable Mention