biography

artist photo

I have been a full-time artist with wonderful home studio space since 2010, when I retired from my day-job in San Diego and moved back to the Philly area.  Of course I had been a 'kitchen table artist' for most of my life prior to that, from childhood on.

I was a psychotherapist in private practice for over thirty years, with a special interest in dreams, the relationship of creativity and the unconscious, and the resolution of creative blocks.  Prior to that I was an Art History major at Columbia University. Life in New York City was my best art education. 

I know that all my previous experiences in life inform who I am as an artist today.  It's hard to find the words to say exactly how.  I just know that it comes out in the work itself.



 

Exhibitions 

Philadelphia

Old City Jewish Art Center:  DEEP SIX, Harmony in Diversity, May 1-28, 2017

The Plastic Club:  Small Worlds, annual exhibition of small works, March 5 - 23, 2017

Snowflake Biennial, Heavy Bubble Headquarters, January 14 - February 25, 2017

Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition:  December 2, 2016 - January 5, 2017

Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia, Outside In, November 4-30, 2016

Philadelphia Dumpster Divers:  "Mixed Media",  Media Arts Council, August 11-28, 2016

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  Second Language, August 3-28, 2016

Community Arts Center:  Annual Members Exhibition, July 24-August 26, 2016

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  July Members Exhibition, July 6 - 27, 2016

Philadelphia Dumpster Divers:  Philly VOTE, City Hall, June 13-July 29, 2016

Communiuty Arts Center:  Improvise, May 6-June 4 2016.  Juried by Rachel Zimmerman

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  85/564 Exhibition, April 6-24, 2016

The Plastic Club, Small Worlds, March 6 - 24, 2016

The Philadelphia Sketch Club: Works on Paper Open Juried Art Show, January 2-24, 2016

Dupree Gallery:  If Walls Could Talk, The Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, December 20, 2015-January 31, 2016

Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition:  December 5, 2015 - January 4, 2016

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill:  Counterpoint: A Visual Duet, together with Melvin A. Chappell photographer, November 6-29, 2015

The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA):  'Murica: A Patriotic Art Show, July 3 - 28, 2015

Mishkan Shalom Synagogue:  solo exhibition in connection with Arts Night Delights, May 4 - 22, 2015

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association:  66th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, April 19 - May 21, 2015

Goggleworks:  Upcycling - the Art of the Dumpster Divers, Jan. 10, 2015 - Feb. 22, 2015

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  Artful Giving 2014, Dec. 7 2014 - Jan.25, 2015

Main Line Art Center:  Members Exhibition, Dec. 6, 2014 - Jan. 5, 2015

Philadelphia Dumpster Divers:  LOST & FOUND, West Chester University, The New Gallery at E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, October 27 - December 12, 2014

Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Assoc.: Fall Members' Juried Exhibition, Sept 7 - Oct 4, 2014

Artists Unite! Project Fishtown 2, September 5 -7, 2014

The Philadelphia Sketch Club: Absolutely Abstract 2014, August 22 - September 13, 2014

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  Some Like It Hot, the August Show, August 6-27, 2014

Da Vinci Art Alliance: Medium, Annual Members Exhibition, July 2-27, 2014

The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA):  Murica! A Patriotic Art Show, July 4 -30, 2014

2nd annual ARTISTS Against Hunger Exhibition, juried by Moe Brooker, May 1-4, 2014, at Da Vinci Art Alliance

Destination Frankford Pop-Up Gallery:   Reclaim, with the Dumpster Divers,  April 19 - May 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Sketch Club:  Art of the Flower 2014, March 7 - 22, 2014

The Plastic Club:  Small Worlds, March 2 - 27, 2014

3rd Street Gallery 4th Annual Community Exhibition:  February 5 - March 2, 2014

National Archives at Philadelphia:  Archives Alchemy: The Art of the Dumpster Divers, January 10 - July 22, 2014

Main Line Art Center:  Members' Exhibition, November 9 - 22, 2013

Da Vinci Art Alliance:  Deep Six, November 3 - 29, 2013.  Six artists presenting individual bodies of work.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club:  Absolutely Abstract 2013, August 9 - 24, 2013

Earth Fair, Burlington County N.J.:  2nd Time Around.  Recycled and Repurposed Art., June 9, 2013

ARTISTS Against Hunger Exhibit to benefit The Food Trust: at DaVinci Art Alliance, May 2-5, 2013, Juried by Mo Brooker

Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Assoc.:  64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, April 3 - June 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts:  Continuing Education Programs Annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 1 - April 7, 2013
Honorable Mention.

Gladwyne Library League:  Arts and Crafts Show, March 4 - 9, 2013

The Plastic Club:  Small Worlds, March 3 - 28, 2013

Main Line Art Center: 2012 Members' Exhibition, December 14, 2012 - January 11, 2013

DaVinci Art Alliance:  Yuletide Treasures, December 2 - 30, 2012

Tyme Gallery 15th Juried Exhibition:  Looking for the Inner Essence, August 19 2012 - September 8, 2012

DaVinci Art Alliance's Annual Members Exhibition: Summer in the City, July 7 - 29, 2012.  Pat Burns Memorial Prize.

DaVinci Art Alliance at St. Stephen's Theater:  Love and Loss:  Reflections on Romeo and Juliet, March 21 - April 8, 2012.  Honorable Mention.

Main Line Art Center:  75th Annual Members' Exhibition,  February 11 - March 8, 2012.  Royalty Press Group Inc. AwardPrize Juror:  Robet Cozzolino, Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

MUSE  Gallery:   Collaborative/34,  February 3 -26, 2012 

Main Line Art Center: Play: Toying with Art, December 2011-January 2012 

3rd Street Gallery Community Exhibit, February 2011 

 

San Diego
I participated in over one hundred group exhibitions, including:

The San Diego Art Institute
The Cross Cultural Center of the University of California, San Diego
The Women’s History Museum
AIDS Art Alive
Limbo Fine Art Gallery
The Next Door Gallery
Women’s Caucus for Art - various shows
San Dieguito Art Guild (1st Place, Small Image Show)
Borelli Space (Juror’s Choice Award)

Two-Person show:  Art Union Building

Four-Person show:  Crossroads
 

Education

Clay monoprinting workshops with Mitch Lyons:  December 2016 - present

Fleisher Art Memorial, Feb - June 2014

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA):  Continuing Education Workshops in Printmaking, October & November 2012

The Barnes Foundation:  ART NOW, Spring Semester 2012

Main Line Art Center (January 2011 -present)

Workshops over the years with Nick Capaci and Jondi Northcutt (print-making), Helen Redman (creativity and aging), Alfred Van Loen (stone carving), and others

The Art Students League of New York during my college years

Columbia University B.S. (Art History)
Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, M.S.S.
San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute (Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)
SoulCollage® Facilitator Training