My work is about the basic, primal process of putting pigment on a flat surface. I paint to find out what I think about the world; to discover the things I cannot put into words. I savor the slips of the hand that express one’s unconscious feelings about the person being painted.
In making paintings, I utilize collage as a formal element; a way of putting down a tone or of erasing previous marks. I use sanding as a way of drawing with the collaged material and paint. Sanding can be a way of retrieving previous layers of the work or blending traces of old layers with fresh paint. In a finished work, the secondary meaning of the text or image collaged becomes an important part of the work. I used collage material from the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the legal complaints against Madoff to create these paintings of participants in the credit crunch.
The Slade School of Fine Art, London.
MFA in Painting 2007
Short list for Celeste Art Prize 2006
Artist in Residence, Governor’s Island, NY
Participant in National Park Service Program
Summer – Fall 2005
The Slade School of Fine Art, London
Exchange Painting Student. Fall 2003
New York Studio School, New York, NY 2000-04
Dean’s Prize June 2004
Certificate in Painting June 2004
Albany Law School, Albany, NY
Albany Law Review 1984-86
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, B.A., 1982
Dorothy Dulles Bourne Fellow 1981
Dean’s List all semesters
Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY
Studied Environmental Design 1978-80