Born in New York City, I studied Classics and Art History at New York University and Art History at New School for Social Research. After college, I worked as a costume designer on a variety of productions, classic and modern. Later, I worked as a stylist for commercial photographers on fashion and catalogue shoots.
I heard of very few women artists when I was growing up. My “second mother” Anne was a painter. As far as Anne was concerned, art was her religion. She also had a full life with a husband, a daughter, friends. Later, I worked as Studio Assistant to the painter, Balcombe Greene. There, I saw that if you worked every day, at the end of a year you have a body of work. At that time, I also began working as an artists’ model, a career which is still my day job.
My Dad died when I was five and I was raised by my mother as an only child. Our relationship was complex and sometimes difficult. Some wonderful things came out of it. She gave me an appreciation of the sensual world and the notion that beautiful things matter; sometimes, it is enough for there to be a perfect spring day to balance out the rest of it.
About 15 years ago, I began producing my first collages. I have been making art continually since then and have shown work in venues across the country.
2008 2nd Annual Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Small Works, Tri County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY (Juried)
2007 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
2007 1st Annual Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Experimentation, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Old School, New School, No School, Carbon County Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA (Juried)
2006 Small Works, Tri County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY (Juried)
2006 Summer Non-Members Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (Juried)
2006 Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk, Gumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Generations V, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY (Juried)
2006 Collage Artists of America, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA (Juried)
2003 Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2003 Gumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2002 New Century Gallery, New York, NY (Collage/Assemblage Society)
2001 Nexus, New York, NY (Collage/Assemblage Society)
2001 New Century Gallery, New York, NY (Collage/Assemblage Society)
2001 Artbuilders, Jersey City, NJ (Members/Juried)
1997-2001 Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA