About

About

Born in Naugatuck, CT 

Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Artist/Image Editor-Retoucher

My work comes from my exploration of bittersweet, conflicting emotions. I use "confetti" as a universal sign of celebration that I can paint within incongruous environments.  Painting confetti gives me unlimited possibilities to investigate the formal elements that I find the most engaging: color, flat shapes, and spatial ambiguities.  The question I always return to is if my paintings reflect an optimism about finding joy in the face of the terrible things that are always occurring around the world, or if the "celebration" is insincere, just a superficial prop to disguise the reality?

Education

Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, MFA, Art, 2005

University of Connecticut, BFA, Art, 2002

Employment

Image Editor-Retoucher, Sotheby's Auction House, 2005-present

 

Exhibitions

Anticipation, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY 2016

Interior, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY 2015

OPEN (C)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY 2015

The Dam Show, Reservoir, Queens, NY 2014

Dystopian Delight, MR Fine Art, New York, NY, 2012

Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2011

What’s Left, MR Fine Art, New York, NY, 2009

kNOw FUN, Hello My Name is Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2008

All Small Things, White Space Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2007

Necessary Objects, White Space Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2007

Out Like a Lamb, A Group Show, The Church, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Real Party Benefit Auction, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2007

Sotheby’s Employee Show, Sotheby’s Auction House, New York, NY, 2006

New Prints Show, Curated by Kiki Smith, IPCNY, New York, NY, 2005

Fresh Meat, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch NJ, 2005

Benefit Auction, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2005

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ, 2005

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY, 2004

Mason Gross Faculty/Grad Show, New Brunswick, NJ, 2004

One Inch Show, Jonathan Gabel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2003

Slide Slam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2003, 2005

Annual Employee Show, Christie’s Auction House, New York, NY 2003

A Victorian on Lower Main, Six Emerging Artists, Windham Arts Collaborative, 2002

BFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2002

 

Awards

Teaching Assistant Competitive Funds Award, 2004

Teaching Assistantship, Painting and Printmaking, 2004, 2005

Nominated for Joan Mitchell MFA Fellowship, 2005           

Nominated for Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, 2004

Julia Ash Memorial Award, 2002

University of Connecticut Faculty Award for BFA Thesis Show, 2002

Connecticut Women’s Scholarship for Painting, 2001

Talent Scholarship, University of Connecticut, 2000, 2001

 

Print Collections

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper

New York Public Library

University of Connecticut Print Shop