ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a painter and printmaker currently living and working in Austin, Texas. I have exhibited my work in the US and internationally for over 40 years. I was a painting instructor, a freelance curator, and a visual arts consultant in New York City, and also worked for the Town of Hempstead as an arts administrator for 30 years before moving to Austin.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1972

B.F.A.  Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1970

Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, 1970–1971

School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1965–1968

EXHIBITIONS:

 

ONE-PERSON SHOWS:

Art.Work Austin, “Solo Exhibit – Works on Paper”, Austin, TX, 2017

MetLife Windows, “Metal Mask Series”, 200 Park Avenue, New York City, 1995

Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, “Metal Mask Series”, Roslyn, NY, 1987

Galerie Varisella, “Solo Exhibition – Mixed Media”, Nurnberg, West Germany, 1987

Fourteen Sculptors Gallery – Invitational, “Metal Mask Series”, SoHo, New York City, 1987

Vorpal Gallery, SoHo, New York City, 1982, 1981

BACA - Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association, “Works on Canvas”, Brooklyn, NY, 1977

Sixth Estate Gallery, “Richard Rutner”, Brooklyn, NY 1976

School of Visual Arts, “Three Painters” (one-person shows), New York City, 1973

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, “Works on Paper”, Philadelphia, PA, 1972

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

East Austin Studio Tour/ Soma Vida Gallery, Austin, TX, 2017

Art.Work Austin, “Meet the Artists – Summer 2017 Lineup”, Austin, TX, 2017

West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX, 2017

East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX, 2016

Saatchi Gallery (online - World Wide Web), 2015-present

The Jones Center, “5 x 7 Exhibition”, Austin, TX, 2006-2010

Dunn and Brown Contemporary Gallery, “Traveling 5 x 7 Exhibition”, Dallas, TX, 2006

Finesilver Gallery, “Traveling 5 x 7 Exhibition”, Houston, TX, 2006

Guadalupe Arts Center, “Group Exhibition”, Austin, TX, 2002, 2003

PostPicasso.com (online - World Wide Web), 2002

PaintingsDirect.com (online - World Wide Web), 1999-2001

National Drawing Association, “Selected Works”

     Abney Gallery International, SoHo, New York City, 1997

     Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY, 1996

     Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1995

     TXST Galleries, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1994

     Mills Pond House Gallery, “The Great Linear Space Mystery”, St. James, NY, 1994

     Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 1993

     MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, 1992

     Texas Tech School of Art Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1992

     Maryland College of Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1991

BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), “Open Doors” Annual Open Studio Tour,

     Brooklyn, NY, 1994-1998, *1996 published catalogue available

Rosa Esman Gallery, “Art 150 x 150”, OIA – Organization of Independent Artists, New York

     City, 1992

The Gallery at Hastings on the Hudson, “Masks: The Alternative Self”, Hastings on Hudson,   

     NY, 1989

Galerie Varisella - Group Exhibition, Nurnberg, West Germany, 1986  

Rotunda Gallery, “Eccentric Edges”, Brooklyn, NY, 1985

Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Members Gallery Group Exhibition, Houston, TX, 1984

Proctor Art Center, “Out Of The Studios”, Bard College, Annandale, NY, 1983

Sugarloaf Conference Center, “Tyler School of Art Alumni”, Temple University, Philadelphia,

     PA, 1983

Vorpal Gallery, “Group Exhibition” (annual group exhibitions), SoHo, NY, 1977-1982

Art Options Gallery, New York City, 1981

New York State Council on the Arts, “VARS-Visual Arts Referral Service”, New York City, 1978

Aames Gallery, SoHo, NY, 1975

Alumni House Gallery, “New Dimensions”, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 1975

Firehouse Gallery, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, NY, 1974

Port Washington Library Gallery, Port Washington, NY, 1974

Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, 1973

Foot Prints Gallery, “Mixed Media Exhibition”, Manchester, CT, 1973

Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, 1972

Gallery 10, New York City, 1971

Gallery 252, Philadelphia, PA, 1971

 

REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS:

 

West Austin Studio Tour, Catalogue, p 70(ill.), 2017

Art.Work Gallery Blog. Austin, TX. 2017

East Austin Studio Tour, Catalogue, p 176(ill.), 2017, Catalogue, p. 28(ill.), 2016

True Color Newsletter, PaintingsDirect.com, January 2008, September 2002, June 2000

Open Doors – 1996 companion volume to BWAC Open Studio Tour

Quick Center for the Arts – Fairfield University, September 10, 1993

OIA Newsletter – Fall 1993

Nurnberg Zeitung - Frankischer Kurier, April 16, 1987,

Nurnberg Nachrichten – April 22, 1987

The Prospect Press – Diane Miller Himmelbaum, February 1985

Sun Storm – “Paintings and Politics”, Lois Di Cosola, February, 1983

Newsday

     Marilyn Goldstein, May 16, 1988,

     January 29, 1987

     Weekend Part III, February 6, 1987

     “Hempstead Shuffles Its Space”, Susan Soper, September, 1977

The New York Times

     Helen Harrison, March 15, 1987, “Discoveries and Jolts”,

     David L. Shirey, September 18th, 1977

arts magazine – Janice Glander-Bandyk, October 1977, Hedy O’Beil, October 1976

Phoenix Magazine –John Blackmore, October 1976

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

 

Coordinator of Cultural Arts - Town of Hempstead, Hempstead, NY, 1990-2001

     Planned annual programs for population of 800,000 residents, including programming, scheduling, venues, technical staff and equipment, contracts and bookings for performances of major artists in fields of music, opera, theatre and dance; Informal series of lectures and concerts; community repertory theatre; visual arts, dance and recreational classes within the parks system; grant writing and preparation (NEA, NYSCA, Music Performance Trust Fund, local arts councils)

 

Assistant Coordinator of Cultural Arts – Town of Hempstead, Hempstead, NY, 1979-1990

     Assisted Coordinator with all aspects of annual programs (see above description)

 

Consultant and Curator – M. Okada Cultural Services Association, New York City, 1983-1984

     Presented selected artists for one person exhibitions in New York City gallery for this Japanese art foundation; coordinated publications, press relations and publicity

 

Visual Arts Coordinator, Cultural Arts – Town of Hempstead, Hempstead, NY, 1972-1979

     Coordinated and curated 10 exhibitions annually in Town Hall public space

 

CONSULTING AND ADVISORY EXPERIENCE:

 

Panelist – Funding awards for local arts organizations, City of Austin – Economic Development

     Department and Cultural Arts Division, Austin, TX, 2009, 2008

President of Board – IdeaDance, Inc.-Nancy & Co. Dancers, Brooklyn, NY & Levittown, NY,

     1987-1998

Visual Arts Panelist – New York State Council on the Arts/ Decentralization Program, Nassau

     County, NY, 1992, 1991

Visual Arts Panelist – New York Foundation for the Arts/ Special Opportunity Stipends, Suffolk

     County, NY, 1992

Board Member, Coordinator of Publicity – National Drawing Association, 1991-1992

Panelist – “ARTISTS TALK ON ART, INC.”, funded by NYSCA, 1979

President of Advisory Board – Emily Lowe Gallery Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY,

     1978-1980

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Painting Instructor, New York Institute of Technology, Fine Arts Department, Commack, NY,

     1977–1978

Painting Instructor, St. John’s University, Fine Arts Department, Jamaica, NY, 1974

Painting Instructor, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1972–1974

Teaching Assistant, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, 1970–1971

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

 

BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 1994-1998

National Drawing Association, 1991-1997

OIA Organization of Independent Artists, 1992-1994

LMLT Lower Manhattan Loft Tenants Association, 1982-2014

2010 - present

2010 - present