Artist Statement

My work explores the dichotomy of order and chaos in life and art. I am particularly interested in the methods we employ to overcome the struggle for balance in todays world. Utilizing various formats which evoke both structure and fragility, the primary focus of my work is process and the joy of working with materials. I use lines, marks, and fibers as a metaphor for the pathways in life; an ever changing direction. The marks appear chaotic tempered by the pale muted palette. The process of ritual and repetition instills a sense of security and harmony which brings order to the chaos for me as a maker. As a result, the work investigates environment, memories, experiences, and objectives. In creating these relationships of various mediums and formats one becomes aware of the individual variations that heighten our consciousness of the fragility and peerless characteristics that exist within a space. My intent is to engage the viewer with the materials as well as with 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

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  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 

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          

 

 

Lectures/Workshops

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

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

2016   Film Juror. Rhode Island International Film Festival. Providence, RI

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