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EDUCATION

 

2011MFA, VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ART, Montpelier, VT
1981–85ART STUDENTS LEAGUE, New York, NY
1978–79PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY
1971–72SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, San Francisco, CA

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2013COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Long Health and Science Library, New York, NY, Re-imagining Plastics
1997BROWNSBORO GALLERY, Louisville, KY, “Recent Works on Paper”
1994–95Traveling Exhibit, Impressions of Annie Dillard's “"The Writing Life",” Works on Paper
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ART MUSEUM, Lexington, KY
ASHLAND AREA ART GALLERY, Ashland, KY
PIKEVILLE COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Pikeville, KY
ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Pippa Passes, KY
APPALSHOP GALLERY, Whitesburg, KY
1993THE INTERCHURCH CENTER, New York, NY, Memory Papers
1992HARPERCOLLINS GALLERY, New York, NY, Impressions of Annie Dillard's“ "The Writing Life",” Works on Paper

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
STUDIO 10 GALLERY, NOMENCoLorATURE, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Paul D'Agostino
2015JANET KURNOTOWSKI GALLERY, Paperazzi IV, Brooklyn, NY
2014KENTLER GALLERY, Circumstances / Selections from the Kentler ­Flatfiles,
Curators: Holly Shen Chaves and Rachel Nackman, Brooklyn, NY
MALONEY GALLERY, Compiled and Composed,
Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
PIERRO GALLERY, TABLEau, Curators: Annmarie Ventura and Brittany Venturella, South Orange, NJ
2013PROTEUS GOWANUS GALLERY, Break/Unbreak, Brooklyn, NY
CENTRAL BOOKING GALLERY, Un/Natural Occurrences, Brooklyn, NY
THE ART GALLERY AT UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Contact Boundary, Roseburg, OR
2012ISLIP ART MUSEUM, The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross, East Islip, NY
THOMPSON GALLERY, Strange Glue, Curator: Todd Bartel, Weston, MA
PROTEUS GOWANUS GALLERY, Migratory Objects, Brooklyn, NY
2011GALLERY JOE, Summer Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
SIDESHOW GALLERY, It'’s All Good, Brooklyn, NY
MASS MoCA, An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, The Cabinet, North Adams, MA
2010GALLERY JOE, New Talent, Philadelphia, PA
SIDESHOW GALLERY, It’'s a Wonderful Tenth, Brooklyn, NY
ARKANSAS ART CENTER, Degrees of Density / Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles,
   Curator: Marilyn Symmes, Little Rock, AK
ILLGES GALLERY, Degrees of Density / Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles,
   Curator: Marilyn Symmes, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
2009KENTLER GALLERY, Summer Invitational, Degrees of Density / Selections from the Kentler ­Flatfiles,
   Curator: Marilyn Symmes, Brooklyn, NY
2008O. K. HARRIS WORKS OF ART, Summer Invitational, “No Chromophobia, ”New York, NY
CHERYL PELAVIN GALLERY, “Art in a Box,” New York, NY
2007CHERYL PELAVIN GALLERY, “Art in a Box,” New York, NY
REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT
2006REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT
1999FOUR WALLS GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
1998THE FEATHERSTONE GALLERY, Martha’'s Vineyard, MA
1996THE CANNONDALE GALLERY, Wilton, CT
1993PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM, “The League at the Cape,” Provincetown, MA,
   Jurors: Marisol, Michael Goldberg, and Will Barnet
1991A.I.R. GALLERY, Choice,” New York, NY
1988MULTIMEDIA ARTS GALLERY, New York, NY, Three-Person Exhibit
1985NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SMALL WORKS SHOW, New York, NY; Juror: Allan Stone
1984PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM, Provincetown, MA
1983NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SMALL WORKS SHOW, New York, NY, Juror: Ivan Karp
1982NEW HAVEN PAINT AND CLAY CLUB, “81st Annual Art Exhibition”, New Haven, CT
   Juror: Robert J. Reed, Yale University

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2009-11Merit Scholarships, Vermont College of Fine Art
1995APPALSHOP, Artist-in-Residence, Whitesburg, KY
ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE, Artist-in-Residence, Pippa Passes, KY
1984PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM, Fellowship and Stipend Award, Provincetown, MA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*Reviews)

 

2012Hornung, David, forthcoming October 2012, Color: A Workshop Approach, New York: McGraw-Hill
2011Basha, Regine, “An Exchange with Sol Lewitt,” Cabinet Magazine and Mass MoCa, Catalogue
2010*Newhall, Edith, “"New Talent,"” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, December 12, 2010
2009Symmes Marilyn,” Degrees of Density,” Selections from the Kentler International Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY
1995*Keathley, Brenda, “"Abstract Collage Works Featured,"” The Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, January 1995
1994*Gish, Ray, "“Impressions of Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life”" at Appalshop, The Mountain Eagle, Whitesburg, KY, September 1994
1993Rossmore, Rhonda, “"The League at the Cape," Provincetown, MA, Summer 1993

 

LECTURES / PUBLIC-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2013Panelist “Bacteria in Art and Science” Curiosity 3, Columbia University School of the Arts, with Christina Agapakis, Shahid Naeem, and Natalie Jermemijenko, NY, NY
1995Lecture and Workshop, Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY
1994Lecture and Workshop, Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY
1993Lecture, The Interchurch Center, New York, NY

 

PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATION

 

2012Sal Randolph, "“Bureau of Unknown Destinations," Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009ON KAWARA, "One Million Years," David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, partner reading
   with New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz
2005MICAH LEXIER, “"Gallery Hours,"” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2002Marina Abramoviç, The House with Ocean View Dreambed project participant, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

 


 

 

STATEMENTS

 

 

two-dimensional work

 

Painting Practice

 

This series is inspired by the process of making a picture by building a field of lines. The questions that interest me are: What is the color of light? What is the feeling of touch? What is the essence of breath? An important component is connecting with breath as I work. As I inhale I begin the line and complete it when it’s time to exhale. Choreographing the breath with the movement becomes a contemplative study of color, light, line, and edges.

 

When colored pigment disperses in water, when pencil pigment builds up on the surface of paper, subtle fluctuating light waves appear. Where the pigment congregates and where the water dominates fascinates me. The accumulated layers gain density and lightness depending on the application. The lines’ edges reveal the history of their combined colors. How to make the ethereal material?

 

My work is influenced by 35-year yoga practice.

 

 

 

three-dimensional work

 

Reimagining the Proximity of Plastics

 

I work with plastics recycled from science labs, such as petrie dishes, and the plastic packaging that once contained the essentials and nonessentials of daily life, such as iPhones and food. I coat these containers with discarded latex house paint, found color.

 

In repurposing everyday plastic objects I am exploring ideas about the accumulation and excess of plastics in our ecosystems. I interrupt and aesthetically reimagine the intended trajectory of these materials with artistic manipulation, relocation, and study. I consider these pieces to be interventions.

 

As an artist, I’m offering a different kind of perspective on the pervasiveness of plastics. My intention is to open dialogue about our relationship to plastics and about reimagining an ecologically balanced world.