Artist Statement

My work is a visual journal that investigates memories, experiences, and nature. Exploring both the structure and fragility of being human, I embrace the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence).

Process and materials are my primary focus. As a multimedia artist, this varies with each body of work. While pushing the boundaries of various mediums and formats, I practice self-exploration, critical social investigation, and observing my natural surroundings.

Just as we mend relationships and heal physical scars, I use fibers to stitch paintings, prints, and make sculptures and paper. Usually the result of my work is created in destruction, yet the pieces remain. My intent is to engage the viewer with the materials, as well as to create a narrative within the visual aesthetics.

 

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Education

2016   MFA, Visual Arts, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

2013   Graduate Studies, Plymouth State University, NH,

2007  BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Asian Sensibility, Lakes Gallery at Chi Lin, Laconia, NH

2019 Shift Happens, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT

2019 New in June, Lakes Gallery at Chi Lin, Laconia, NH

2019 I Have a Dream, Galletly Gallery, New Hampton, NH

2018 Seeking Refuge, Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen NH

2018 Glass Ceiling:Limitless View, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH

2017 Everyday and In-Between, Member’s Gallery, Two Person Exhibition, Concord Center for the Arts,

Concord, MA

2017 Cross Connections, Galletly Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New Hampton, NH.

2017 International Fiber Arts Biennial Exhibition, Juried Exhibition,

Collaborative Project with Surface Design Association, Sebastopol

Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.

2017 WIP - Work In Progress, Vandernoot Gallery, Cambridge Ma

2017 Revealing the Internal-Exploring the External,Three Person Exhibition,

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2016 Red, Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2016 Selfish, Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2016 The Theresa Show, Juried Exhibition, Harriet Tubman Gallery, Boston, MA

2015 Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2014 Members Juried Show, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA,

2013 MassArt Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2013 New Members Show,Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2013 Shifting Landscapes, Juried Exhibition, Arts League of Lowell, Lowell, MA

2013 Encaustic: Luminosity in Wax, Juried Exhibition, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA

2013 Collector’s Show, Arts League of Lowell Gallery, Lowell, MA

2013 Creative Collaborative, Cambridge Art Association and Maud Morgan, University Place Gallery,

Cambridge, MA

2013 Members Juried I, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Juror George Nick

2012 Annual Member’s Juried Show, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA

2012 Mood Lighting, Evans Encaustics National Juried Show, Sonoma, CA

2012 Members Juried II, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Juror Perry

2012 Painting: Color Dominates, Evans Encaustics National Juried Show, Sonoma, CA

2011 Annual Member’s Juried Show, The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA

2011 Once and for A.L.L., The Brush Art Gallery, Juried Show, Lowell, MA

2011 Remembering 911 The Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, NM

2011 Members Juried 1,Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Juror Nina Gara Bozicnik,

Currier Museum of Art

2010 Green” Annual Juried Summer Show, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, Juror Monroe Denton, Art Historian,

Critic, and Faculty Member School of Visual Arts NYC, NY

2009 Limited Editions, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH

2009 Pink, Collins Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

2009 Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2009 Mixed Media Printmaking, Collins Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

2009 New England Landscapes, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH, Collaborative Project

2010 HARMONY PROJECT -Habitat for Humanity, The Encaustic Art Institute, Cerillos, NM

2018 No Mistakes Only Opportunities, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH, Lectures/Workshops/Panels

2018 Visiting Studio Artist, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH

2017 Visiting Studio Artist, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH

2016 Resident Critic, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2016 Judge, Rhode Island Film Festival

2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Plymouth State University, Plymouth,NH,

2012 Littleton Studio School, Littleton, NH (League of NH Craftsman)

2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Plymouth State University, Plymouth,NH,

2011 Littleton Studio School, Littleton, NH, Summer 2011

2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH,

2010 Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Fall 2010

2010 Littleton Studio School, Littleton, NH, Fall 2010

Collections

Enterprise Bank and Trust, Lowell, MA

United Airlines, Boston, MA

Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, NM

Zea Mays, Florence, Ma