ABOUT

I lived and worked in Brooklyn through the 1980’s exhibiting at various venues in New York and a long time assistant to both Nancy Spero and Leon Golub.   After earning an MFA at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 1990 I left New York at the age of 28, found myself married, buying a house, starting a family, making art and creating a community of artists along the banks of the Delaware River in New Jersey where I still live.

To supplement my teaching life as an adjunct professor of art at RVCC, TCNJ and Bucks County Community Colleges, I built Civilian Art , a Graphic Design and T-Shirt Printing company where I printed and sold my own designs.  

A lot of my early work gives a profound nod to the environment because my house was built on a landfill created by a local ceramics factory in Frenchtown, NJ. The physical reality and the local politics of living on that landfill provided the content and imagery for much of my early exhibitions which included a one person show in 1996 at The Hunterdon Art Museum and various group exhibitions throughout New Jersey. To encourage local artists to find each other and collaborate, I founded and directed the Steamroller Gallery in Frenchtown as well as The Hunterdon Art Tour  which continues to thrive today. 

After spending the better part of 20 years slinging my brash, bold, mouthy self at Hunterdon County, I remain determined that my edge not be diminished by living in a rural environment.  I often collaborate with other artists in the Delaware Valley, keep close contact with artists from many areas, keep a close eye on the issues of our planet, the politics of our country, civil rights and identity. Basically, I am always making, teaching and experiencing art.   I am currently building The Civilian School of Art, a virtual Art School that will combine my years of teaching foundation art making to college students and T-Shirt printing.

 

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