About

I live in rural upstate New York. In recent years I have become somewhat reclusive delving inward as I have grappled with caring for aging parents and their eventual deaths continue to influence my life and my creative journey.

For the last several years I have been working solely as an inter-disciplinary fine artist although much of my current work is in photography. I also work in painting and shadow box constructions and one-of-a-kind books. I am a founding member of The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse Redhouse I served there as both gallery director and curator for the first several years of its inception. I was responsible for the overall artistic vision and leadership of visual fine art culminating in dozens of exhibitions including installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media from local and nationally recognized artists.

My arts philosophy is rooted in the goal that the arts enormously benefit the local community at large. I believe that public art provides an even greater opportunity to uniquely engage everyone and creatively engaging the public (when and where it’s least expected) is something that I am drawn to personally. My on-going permanent installation “Cloud Cover” has been on top of the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse since 2007. In 2010 the installation was modified and in 2014 I organized and filmed an unannounced public art performance there.  Video Cloud Cover Performance 

My dream is to install my photographs on billboards in place of commercial advertisements in the inner city causing a shift from a consumer driven entity to one of contemplation and reprieve. Let me know if you would like to help with funding. xoxo

SELECT EXHIBITIONS:

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Contemplation of a Distopian Future– Curated by Robert Chaney, Director of Curatorial Affairs, ICA Philadelphia and Tory Savery, Founding Director, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia (2017)

Invitational Exhibition/Curiosity Box:  Assembling Wonder, Cazenovia Library Museum, Cazenovia, NY (2016)

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Made in New York, Jurors: Ann Clarke, John Von Bergen, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY (2016)

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Mirror, Mirror, Juror: Amy Arbus, Darkroom Gallery, Essex, VT (2014)

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Juxtapose, Juror: Kyohei Abe, Darkroom Gallery, Essex, VT (2014)

Group Show/Painting: The Language of Trees Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, NY (2013)

Group Show/Painting: Mentors: 4 Influential Women Artists Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY (2013)

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Fertile Imagination, Juror: Jerome Witkin, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY (2013)

Juried Group Exhibition/Painting: Artists of Madison County, Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia, NY (2011)

Solo Exhibition/Painting: How Does Your Garden Grow? Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, NY (2010)

 

 

Contact

please email me using: m dal ton 1 at g mail dot com (no spaces)

 

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