About Me

I was born on the wondrous island of Manhattan. More specifically, I was born on the part of Fifth Avenue now known as the Museum Mile. Growing up, my passions were Central Park, the bones and rocks at the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, the Cloisters, American Ballet Theater, the Joffrey Ballet, the Metropolitan Museum, and the MoMA. Around nine, I was moved to the now-wondrous borough of Brooklyn, where I later received my BA in Art History from Brooklyn College.

I did abstract acrylic paintings from December of 2008 to April of 2015 when I started a series of iPod touch digital photographs called Abandoned. The series was borne of a deep, personal and short-lived rejection. The series now reflects the state of our disposable and sometimes dangerous culture.

I have worked as a Marketing Director, an artists’ representative, and an art consultant. I live and work in New Jersey.

Education: B.A., Art History, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Juried Shows

2017
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts And Sciences 19th Annual Exhibition, National Juried Competition “Works on Paper 2017 Drawing, Painting, Photography, Prints
Juror: Jane Panetta, Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art

METRO 31, City Without Walls
Judges: Margaret O’Reilly, Executive Director, New Jersey State Museum; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Independent Curator, Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, and Siddhartha Mitter, Culture Journalist and Village Voice Contributor.

2016
International Juried Exhibition, The Center of Contemporary Art
Judge: Jonathan Goodman

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Alliance of Monmouth County
Juror: Anne Wheeler, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art

The 23rd Annual Open Juried Show
Judges: Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications & Communications, Zimmerli Museum
Michael Cagno, Executive Director, The Noyes Museum of Art.

New Jersey Arts Annual 2016
Jurors: Joan Bacharach, Senior Curator, National Park Service, Museum Management Program
Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications & Communications, Zimmerli Museum

ViewPoints 2016 Annual Exhibition
Judge: Mary Birmingham, Curator, Visual Arts Center of NJ formerly with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Montclair Art Museum and the Hunterdon Art Museum.

EyeSights 2016 Open Juried Photography Show
Judge: Joel Morgovsky

Picturing the Garden State (Now)
Curator: Amy Lipton

Monmouth Museum 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ
Jurors: The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

2015
Guild of Creative Art 23rd Annual Open Juried Show

Judges: Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications & Communications, Zimmerli Museum
Michael Cagno, Executive Director, The Noyes Museum of Art.

Miniatures: BIG Art in SMALL Packages
Curated by the Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

2014
2014 Art Alliance 28th Annual Juried Exhibition
Juror: Mary Birmingham, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. She has previously worked at the Whitney Museum, the Montclair Art Museum and the Hunterdon Art Museum. She has an MA in Art History from Hunter College, with a concentration in American and contemporary art.

St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
Canterbury Art Show, “A Tapestry of the Arts”

Monmouth Museum 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Jurors: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

2013
St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
Canterbury Art Show, “A Tapestry of the Arts”

2012
St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church
Canterbury Art Show, “A Tapestry of the Arts”

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ
“Digital Works” National Juried Competition 2012
Juror: Christiane Paul, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, NJ, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Monmouth Museum
“Art of Illusion: A Juried Invitational,” Lincroft, NJ

Belmar Arts Council
8th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show; Belmar, NJ
Juror: Gary Erbe, Past President of Allied Artists of America

2011
Belmar Arts Council
7th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show;  Belmar, NJ; Jurors: Robert Pillsbury, Mame Green, Salmagundi Club, NYC

Center for Visual Arts
25th Annual Juried Art Show, Sponsored by the Brookdale Community College Alumni Association; Judges: Robert and Elisabeth McKay

2010
Monmouth Museum & Monmouth County Arts Council
31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Juror: Maura Lynch, the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawing

Guild of Creative Art
18th Annual Open Juried Show
Juror: Donna Gustafson, Ph.D., Liaison for the Mellon Program and Assistant Curator of American Art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University.

2009
Art Alliance of Monmouth County
New Jersey Statewide Juried Exhibition
Juror: Beth Venn, the Newark Museum
Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art; Senior Curator; Department of American Art

Group Shows

2017
“Fabric of Time,” Curated by Gerda Liebmann, Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ
“Real or Not,” Curated by Jon Martinez, B&G Home Interiors, Asbury Park, NJ

2015
“litill”, Curated by Robert P. Langdon, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ

2014
“Monochrome,” Curated by Minjie Yoo, SPACEWOMb Gallery, Lower East Side, NY, NY.
“One Year Anniversary,” ”Summer Exhibition,” Torche’ Galerie, Curated by Melissa Starke, Belmar, NJ
“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” Gallery 135, Curated by Gerda Liebmann, Red Bank, NJ

2013
“Winter Exhibition,” Curated by Melissa Starke, Torche Galerie, Belmar, NJ

2012
“Unite, A Fusion of Creativity,” Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ
“Phone-Ography,” Curated by John Vigg, The Gallery 13, Asbury Park, NJ

2011
“300,” Curated by Dennis Carroll, Heaven Art and Antiques, Asbury Park, NJ
“Art on the Hook,” Curated by Amy Faris
“Healing Power of Art,” Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
“Fragments,” Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ
“The Tiny,” Curated by Patricia Arroyo, Sea Girt, NJ
“Iconic Asbury,” Curated by Dennis Carroll, Heaven Art and Antiques, Asbury Park, NJ
“We Can Do It,” Curated by Amy Puccio, Monmouth County Library Headquarters; Manalapan, NJ
“Sinners and Saints,” Curated by Gerda Liebmann, Red Bank, NJ
“The Bull Dog Clip,” Curated by Doug Z., Asbury Park, NJ

2010
Charmingwall Gallery: The Six by Six Project; NY, NY
Monmouth Museum; Lincroft, NJ
Pier Village Gallery; Long Branch, NJ
Art Alliance of Monmouth County; Red Bank, NJ (Several shows)
Kensington International Day of the Book Fair; Kensington, MD
Mix Lounge, Long Branch, NJ
Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
Heaven Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
The Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2009
SICA; Long Branch, NJ
Guild of Creative Art; Shrewsbury, NJ
Art Alliance of Monmouth County; Red Bank, NJ
In Spirit Living; West Long Branch, NJ

Awards

2017
cWOW Exceptional Merit Award Winner for
Abandoned #153 (May 19th, 2016)

2016
Honorable Mention “Abandoned #136 – Homeless Shelter (March 31, 2016)”
Juror Anne Wheeler, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art

2015
Reilly Award for Photography for “Abandoned #76 – My Reflection (August 8th, 2015)
Guild of Creative Art “EyeSights”
Judge: Joel Morgovsky

2013
Honorable Mention for “Slashed One”
Canterbury Art Show, St. George’s by-the-River Episcopal Church

2011
Friedlander Award for Abstract; Guild of Creative Art 18th Annual Juried Show.
Judge: Donna Gustafson, Ph.D., Liaison for the Mellon Program and Assistant Curator of American Art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. Gustafson said the painting was “chosen for its combination of deep space and flat two-dimensional quality.”

Volunteer Work

Art Co-curator, TEDxNavesink 2014
Art Curator, TEDxNavesink 2013
Founding Trustee, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012
Volunteer, Press Campaign, Help-Portrait, Asbury Park, 2011
Volunteer, Press Campaign, Women of Song, Asbury Park, 2011
Volunteer, Publicity Chair, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ 2009-2010
Volunteer, Inaugural Exhibition Manager, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010
Trustee, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ 2009 – 2011

Judging Duties

Art Society of Monmouth County – “Winter Break Photography Exhibit”
Art In the Park, 2016, Toms River, NJ
The Great American Landscape Juried Photograph Exhibition, 2016, Belmar Arts Council
Monmouth County 2014 Senior Citizen Art Contest
Monmouth County 2013 Senior Citizen Art Contest
Monmouth County 2012 Senior Citizen Art Contest
Monmouth County 2011 Senior Citizen Art Contest
17th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2017)
15th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2015)
14th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2014)
13th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2013)
11th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2011)
10th Annual Sixth Congressional District Arts Competition (2010)

Teaching

Instructor: “Minding Your Own Business, ART Business, That Is,” Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Fall 2011
Instructor: “How to Submit Your Work to the Art World,” taught at The Collective Art Tank, 2010
Instructor: “Submitting Your Work to the Art World,” Freehold Art Society, March 30, 2011

Clients and Projects Include

Ken deLaski, art consulting for residential interior
Carolyn Standing, art consulting for residential interior
Eric Brown, art consulting for residential interior
Felice Tilin, re-installation of existing collection
Peter Sarlo, collector
Brian Bell, collector
Paula Rosenblum, collector
Kelly McDermott Harman, collector
Lisa Marie Martin, collector
George Sollami & Sandra Barre, collectors
Joanne Gordon, collector
Robin Parness Lipson, Founder of NJMoCA, Collector
Brett Noorigian Colby, Opera Singer, Collector
Gwynneth Green, Poet
Michael Bowman, Collector
Michele Maguire, Collector

Memberships

Whitney Museum, Founding Member
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ