Through painting and drawing, I seek to balance improvisational decision-making and the synthesis of sometimes-disparate elements into an organic whole. My work reflects a variety of psychological and personal themes, such as rootedness, home, the desire for connection and rebirth.

These ideas are reflected through my selection of natural materials that can decay, juxtaposed with man-made materials and objects. I also use the layering of materials to convey a sense of history: the past and present, and the textural playfulness as seen through surface movement and the choice of line, color and shape.

My process of discovery and my desire to not make the work too precious allows me to construct and deconstruct the work, making way for the possibility of new and unexpected images to emerge. I find painting a continuous intuitive process that brings me closer to myself and the world.

More recently, I have been using the figure as the subject matter, with a desire to bring various emotional states into a clearer consciousness through a painterly vocabulary.

 

I bring to my work more than 30 years’ experience as an artist, contemporary art curator, art therapist and art educator. I have provided curatorial and art consulting services to a range of international and cultural organizations, including Art Works for Change, The Natural World Museum, the Dalai Lama Foundation, United Nations, The World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I hold a Master of Art Therapy degree (George Washington University) and a Master of Fine Arts degree (University of Maryland).

 

I have been exhibiting my artwork internationally since 1998.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

  • Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD

  • District Fine Arts, Washington, DC

  • Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

  • Vartai Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Galerija 86, Lodz, Poland

  • Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC

  • Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia

  • Casements Cultural Center, “Uprooting, Rerooting” Rockefeller Estate, Ormond Beach, Florida

  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Group Shows

  • University of Alabama, “Firsts, Personal & Historical”

  • Jewish Museum of San Francisco, “Making Change”

  • Fine Art Rafael Vostell, ART/Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

  • The Artists’ Museum, Invitational Group Show, Lodz, Poland

  • School 33, “Three Views, James Agard, Peter Ivanoff and Randy Rosenberg”, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, “InsideOut” New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • District Fine Arts, Washington, DC

  • SMALL WORKS, invitational, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC

  • Denise Bibro Fine Art, “The Lyrical, the Expressionist, and the Poetic,” curated by Michael Walls, New York, NY

  • World Bank, “Introductions” Washington, DC

  • A.I.R. Gallery, “Biennial Exhibition”, curated by Charlotta Kotik, former Chief Curator of Contemporary Painting at Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

  • 1708 Gallery, “New Faces”, Three-person Show, Richmond, Virginia

  • Emerson Gallery, "Strictly Painting Show," curated by Ashley Kistler, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia

Socially Engaged Projects and Commissions

  • AWARE/OWARE Game, created for Freedom to Create, Cape Town, South Africa

  • The True Stories Project: Sex Trafficking in Oakland and Kathmandu, created wtih Girls Inc and Siddhartha Gallery and Foundation, Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • BioHarmonious; online game, developed for Nature's Toolbox exhibition with recent graduates from Chicago Columbia College’s Department of Interactive Arts and Media, Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois; Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah; and the Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas.

  • The Nature of Cities, created with Zoetrope Aubry Production, United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, China

Fellowships and Artist Residencies

  • Loft Nota Bene, Fellowship, Cadaqués, Spain

  • Temporary4HERE 2019 Arts Festival and Residency, Cavallerizza Reale, Turin, Italy UNESCO Heritage Site

  • Centre Pompadour: Neo-Feminism Laboratory, Residency, Ercourt, France

  • Artists’ Museum, Fellowship, Lodz, Poland

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist Residency, New Smyrna Beach, Florida


CURATORIAL WORK

  • Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience,  Exhibition Curator
    Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida; University of Oregon Museum of Natural  and Cultural History, Eugene, Oregon; Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, California

  • Ethics, Excess, Extinction, Exhibition Curator
    El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

  • The True Stories Project, Project Artist and Designer
    Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention, Exhibition Curator
    Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois; Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas; Leonardo Museum of Art Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, Utah; and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC          

  • Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, Exhibition Curator
    Stenerson Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo; UCSD Art Museum, San Diego, California;  Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, Mexico; Del Chopo, Mexico City; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; Tulane University Newcomb Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Redline, Denver, Colorado; Calgary Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada;  Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada; Johannesburg Art Gallery , Johannesburg, South Africa; Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain; French Cultural Center, Dakar, Senegal

  • AWARE/OWARE Game for Female Empowerment, Exhibition Curator
    Designer and Director, Cape Town, South Africa, COP Durban, South Africa; Community within Kolda region, Senegal; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa      

  • The Nature of Cities, Exhibition Curator
    UN Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China

  • Millions of Pieces: Only One Puzzle, Exhibition Curator for United Nations
    City of Kigali, Rwanda     

  • Melting Ice/A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change, Exhibition Curator
    Nobel Peace Museum, Oslo; BOZAR, Brussels; Ministry of Culture, Monaco; The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

  • Moving Towards a Balanced Earth; Kick the Carbon Habit, Exhibition Curator
    National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Unlearning Intolerance; Art, Attitudes and the Environment, Exhibition Curator for United Nations, New York

  • The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Exhibition Curator
    UCLA Fowler Museum, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California; Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Emory University Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Tomorrowland, Tokyo, Japan; Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain; The Frost Museum, Florida International University, Florida; Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania; Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

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