About

Biography

I live and work in Philadelphia, something I’ve been doing, more or less, my entire life. My art career began on the floor of a large rec room in the Pocono Mountains where I shared a well worn shoebox of crayons with my sisters. Eventually, I continued my studies at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where I completed a bachelor’s of fine arts with a concentration in drawing. I also completed a master’s of science in instructional technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Drawing has always been my first love, though I’ve been known to get my hands dirty with paint and bookbinding tools, too. I’ve been fortunate to have work featured in numerous juried and curated group exhibitions, and the occasional solo exhibition. These days, you can find my studio in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, in a great building full of artists, woodworkers and creative businesses.

Solo Exhibitions             

2015     

  • Biophilia, Marlin Art Gallery, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ.

2009     

  • Works on Paper, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA.
  • Anthropometry, Laudenbach Art Initiative, Laudenbach Group offices, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2015     

  • Microverse, with Gregory Brellochs, The Haverford School, Haverford, PA.

 

Selected Exhibitions and Events             

2016     

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • A Constellation, Phylogeny Contemporary, Art Aqua Miami, Miami, FL.

2015     

  • Endangered, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ.
  • Body Mass, New Boon(e), Philadelphia, PA.

2014     

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Four Corners Art Exhibition, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Shape of Nature, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA.
  • 3rd Annual Germantown Show, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Body Edited, ARTnude Philly, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wired: On the Intersection of Art and Technology, presented by the New Wilmington Art Association and Barrel of Makers. Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE.
  • Third Biennial Snowflake Salon, Heavybubble, Philadelphia, PA.

2013     

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Artmobile: A Fine Line, traveling exhibit organized by Bucks County Community College, Bucks County, PA

2012     

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Art is Ageless, NewCourtland Education Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mid-Atlantic Fellowship recipient, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Snowflake Salon, the Bridge Club at Center City, Philadelphia, PA (invitational)

2011     

  • Stimuli | Stimulus, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (juror, Leo Robinson).
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Fiction Project, Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Winter Park, FL. Organized and exhibited by the Brooklyn Art Library.
  • Color, Geometry and Abstraction, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA.
  • Opposites Attract, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (juried).

2010     

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Vanishing Point, Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA, curated by adaptation.

2009     

  • Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (juried).
  • This Is the End, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Tim Pannell.
  • May Gallery on the Square, Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, PA (invitational).

2008     

  • Summer Open House & Exhibit in conjunction with Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Scott Pellnat.

2007     

  • A Celebration of Philadelphia Artists with Center City Gallery Night, Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, PA (invitational).

2006     

  • 2” Book + Print Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Barbara Zuckerman.

2004     

  • Illuminated, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (juried).

2003     

  • Community of Artists South of South Street, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heidi, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA (juried).

2002     

  • Workshop Invitational, The Philadelphia Sketchclub, Philadelphia, PA.

2001     

  • Alumni Exhibition, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (invitational).

2000     

  • Summer Salon, Limner Gallery, New York, NY (invitational).

1999     

  • Art for AIDS, silent auction, Kutztown, PA.
  • Senior Exhibition, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, curated by Dan Talley.

Selected Bibliography

Victoria Donohoe, “Pagus Gallery,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 3, 2009.

Roberta Fallon, Libby Rosof, “What we want to see First Friday and Saturday too,” accessed April 27, 2009. http://www.theartblog.org/2009/04/what-we-want-to-see-first-friday-and-saturday-too/

The Pittsburgh Art Blog, “Vanishing Point at Unsmoke Gallery, Braddock PA October 30, 2010,” Accessed October 17, 2010. http://pittsburghgalleries.blogspot.com/2010/10/vanishing-point-at-unsmoke-gallery.html

Walter Ault, “The Pagus: Norristown’s provocative art haven,” Montgomery News, July 12, 2011.

“Opposites Attract, collaborative installations,” accessed September 7, 2011. http://bubble.culturedriventools.com/2011/09/07/opposites-attract-collaborative-installations/

“TONIGHT: APS and PS events,” accessed September 9, 2011.  http://philadelphiasculpturegym.com/tonight-aps-and-ps-events/

Lee Stabert, “On the Ground: Celebrating Our Germantown Storefront with an Art Show and Reception,”accessed January 29 2013. http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/features/onthegroundgermantownartshow012913.aspx

Lee Stabert, “On the Ground: Connecting Four Corners with an Art Show,” accessed January 7, 2014. http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/features/fourcornersartshow010714.aspx

Alaina Mabaso, “One room, 71 artists: iMPeRFeCT Gallery’s 3rd Annual Germantown Show,” accessed September 30, 2014. http://broadstreetreview.com/wnwn/one-room-71-artists-imperfect-gallerys-3rd-annual-germantown-show

Don Brewer, “Snowflake,” accessed February 14, 2015. http://www.donartnews.com/snowflake/

 

Education

1999     

BFA, Drawing, magna cum laude, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2008

MS, Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University of PA.

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