Music evokes the body to respond to a rhythm and become an embodiment of exuberance, expression and movement. My idea of painting is a rhythmic performance with music that creates a whole new language of abstract harmony, as a means of expressing music in visual form. The inspiration of Indian performance and various music selections inspire a language of expression, harmonious elements, and abstract figures which form patterns on my canvases.
My paintings invite the viewer to wander through a universe of color and pattern in motion - a world of music and energy manifested in visual form. In this small universe I alter and accept life from everyday existence, appreciating life in all of its forms, transferring these impressions to canvas or drawings.
2002 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting and Drawing, Temple University- Tyler School of Arts
2000 Bachelor of Arts, with concentration in painting and drawing, Pennsylvania State University
2003 Gen Art Grant (Emerging Artist)
2001 Tyler School of Arts Fellowship
2002 Tyler School of Arts Fellowship
2000 Penn State Art Award
1995 National Art Honor Society Award, School Districts “Best Portfolio Award”
1994 Scranton Tribune News Award, Scranton District Art Award.
Lecture and Activities:
Public Art Project: Columbus Park in Chinatown (America’s Chinatown Voices) Asian American Art Center, NY,
New York. 2008
Public Art Project: Metropoles (America’s Chinatown)
Asian American Art Center, NY, New York.