Artist Bio

Originally from Central New York, I gradually moved west, first to Western New York to attend Buffalo State College.  I then moved to Cleveland, Ohio for work as an art teacher.  Finally in 2001, I moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art – Printmaking.

As a result of living in the Southwest my art practice has evolved into a deep interest in the visual languages of archeology, architecture and botany. Not necessarily as an accumulation of factual knowledge but more as an appreciative observer. Over time these concerns have been passively and consciously absorbed into my visual language and have fed and developed into my mark making systems.

My work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally as well as internationally. I am one of three contemporary artists from New Mexico whose work is featured in an article in the January 2010 issue of the journal of Art Education.  I was one of the national recipients of a 2011 Visual Artist’s Grant from the Astraea Foundation located in New York.  I am currently represented by Gallery 716 on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM and by Mariposa Gallery in Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM.