My work explores themes of transition, upheaval and awakening. Using bold colors, bright lights and references to landscape, I create personal meditations on home and change as well as reflecting the reality of life under the Trump Administration.
In 2017 I gave birth to my son, 5 months after Donald Trump was inaugurated. I found myself navigating the transition of becoming a first-time mother, and the way that challenged and shaped my art practice, at the same time that I was engaging in increased collective action and political involvement.
While the decline of democracy, the rise of authoritarianism and the persistence of racism are always on my mind, I seek to approach these subjects, artistically, through a personal and intuitive lens. And, of course, at the same time that I am considering these weighty issues I am also navigating the constantly changing journey of being a mother and a woman in the world. So sometimes I’m just making a beautiful landscape to express a fleeting sense of hopefulness. Sometimes I’m interrupting that landscape with a border fence and barbed wire. Sometimes I’m painting a protest I went to and sometimes I’m painting a completely abstract piece that expresses a sense of rumination or anxious energy. My work reveals a shifting art practice born of sleep deprivation, limited time and an urgent desire to create.I also incorporate expressions of grief, hope, love and longing; reactions to the world around me.
The Mill, Wilmington, DE
The Quiet Storm, Pittsburgh, PA
Two- and Three-Person
Here and There, InLiquid at The National Old City, Philadelphia, PA
Splash Page, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Philadelphia, PA
Transformation, High Five Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
My Philadelphia, Bodine Center, Philadelphia, PA
Small Works 2019, online exhibit, Trestle Gallery, New York, NY
Personal Psychology, Emerge Wellness, Philadelphia, PA
Outside In, The InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
A Year in Review, The Common Room, Philadelphia, PA
Best of the Worst, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Politico PopUp 3, Art Space 3116, New Orleans, LA
New Now, The InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia PA
It's a Movement, Not a Moment, The Common Room, Philadelphia, PA
Where We Are, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ
PoliticoPopUp2, Catalyst Collective New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ
If This Art Could Vote, Huffington Post, Online Gallery
Philadelphia 2076, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Miriam Singer, Ryan Beck, and Conrad Benner
InLiquid Benefit 2020, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
InLiquid Benefit 2019, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Into the LightThe Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Arts & Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA
Curated Benefit Exhibition
Dear Fleisher, The Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
InLiquid Benefit 2018, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Collective Action, Arts & Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA
InLiquid Benefit 2017, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nude Night Philly, Fighting Cancer with Art, Philadelphia, PA
Glasper, Janyce Denise, “The Common Room, a gallery, work space and store for womxnand non-binary artists, turns one", The Artblog, September 6, 2018
Krieger, Deborah, "Best of the Worst, a Lively Show of Rejects at Practice Gallery", The Artblog, July 19, 2018
Catalyst Collective New Orleans, "PoliticoPopUp3 Catalog"
Catalyst Collective New Orleans, PoliticoPopUp2 Catalog
Underground Art Magazine, Political and Pop Culture 2016 Issue, December 2016, Digital.
Kaplan, Karen B., Curiosity Seekers, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, February 2017
Member, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Thrive Art Studio, Vancouver, Canada
Awards and Honors
Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, NJ
Works held in private collections in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Canada.
Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Minor: Art History
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy