War-time exigencies profoundly influenced the form and content of my work. I use found materials that honor and respect their former owners/creators. The works are coded journals that mirror the complexities of human beings. I hope to seduce viewers to look closely at the work, then subvert them to curiosity about something not previously valued. The established art world defines "outsider" art by certain criteria. However, I define myself as such for the ways in which history, politics, religion, class, color, age and gender continue to shape my life and my work. I use materials beyond their intent to express my convictions and the existential anxieties that outsider states engender.
High School, London, England BA, Brooklyn College MSW, Columbia University
Solo: 2004 caliban’s gallery 2005 village quill gallery 2006 gramercy 24 gallery 2007 village quill gallery
Group: 2007 Grace Institute Gallery Synagogue for Arts Tower 49, sky lobby NYU gallery Fusion Arts Museum Hudson Guild Gallery (2-person show) Venezuelan Consulate Gallery (2-person show)
2008-2009 Woolff Gallery, London, UK London Art Fair Brussels Art Fair
Competitive Awards: 2004 Grand prize juried exhibition, Art Students League Gallery Judges: Ettinger, Davidson, Findlay galleries 2006 Artists’ Magazine, 3 finalist awards 2007 Grace Gallery Institute Gallery (2-person show) 2007 Hudson Guild Gallery (2 person show) 2009 Edward Hopper Art Museum, Richard Kendall, Judge/Curator 2009 B.J. Spoke Gallery, Cornelia Seckel, Judge/Curator