I have an enigmatic past rooted in an underground punk world that is still subliminally connected to my creative work & life today. In my “real life” now I am a full time fine artist, mother, and partner. I am an ex-city dweller gone feral and live quite reclusively in rural upstate New York.
My work as an orthotist in Philadelphia, where I specialized in the custom fabrication of corrective bracing for children and adults with scoliosis and other congenital issues still influences my outlook on life today. The personal relationships developed years ago during that experience; working with individuals often facing debilitating circumstances who were so full of gratitude and hope continually inspires me today. In more recent years I was one of the founding members of The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York.


At Redhouse I served 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. It was a fantastic experience and it also reaffirmed my desire to ultimately focus on my own creative work. Although I have worked as a multi-disciplinary fine artist in painting and installation for many years, I currently focus almost exclusively on my photo work today.


Juried Group Exhibition: Healing – Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (March – May 2018)

Juried Group Exhibition: Water – Curated by Jennifer Murray, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado. “Juror’s Honorable Mention Award” (Dec. 2017- Jan. 2018)

Juried Portrait Exhibition: The Portrait, Curated by Elizabeth Avedon, SXSE Gallery, Molena, Georgia. (2017)

Juried Group Exhibition/Photography: Contemplation of a Dystopian Future– Moore College of Art Gallery, Phila. Curated by Robert Chaney, Director of Curatorial Affairs, ICA Philadelphia and Tory Savery, Founding Director, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia (2017) “Best in Show Award”

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)



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