Found Objects

In this particular series, I used the mundane, the discarded, and the forgotten to comment on our modern day enigmas and dilemmas. Found objects, just like words, when disconnected, have little or no meaning as signifiers. By juxtaposing them in ironic ways, I create a new visual language that calls viewers to a new awareness and a new perception not only of what they see, but how they perceive it. The real becomes surreal and the surreal becomes real. Through my sculptures I deconstruct the universal conception of objects and create a new reality that is charged with irony and humor. By playing with objects, I invite viewers to participate in the psychological game where the viewers’ imagination is challenged and they intuitively react to each piece. It is this reaction to the objects that makes the objects art and not the objects themselves.

 

 

Biography

 

Education

1994    M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ                

1990     B.F. B A., Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ

1978     B.A., Education, Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania

 

Solo Exhibitions

2003     “The Eye of the Beholder” Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard , Troy,  NY

1996      Gallery Jag, sponsored by UNESCO, Pulawy, Poland

1994     “Connections,” The Elizabeth A. Seton Memorial Gallery,  New  Brunswick, NJ
              “Silence,” American Center of Polish Culture, Washington, DC
              “Silence-Voices-,” Norbert Gallery, Princeton, NJ

 

Group Exhibitions

2012   “The History of Woman,” Thomas J, Walsh Gallery, Quick Center, Fairfield ,CT
            “40 Years of Women Artists Virtual Exhibit,” IWA, Rutgers University, NJ
            “Gendered Object: Barbie Art,” Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
            “House Arrest,” Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
            “Petroleum Paradox,” Denise Biro Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
            “A Changing World: Women Respond” UCON Stamford Art Gallery, Stamford, CT

2011    “Together-International,” New Century Gallery, New York, NY
             “Undeniable Tendencies,” New Century Gallery, New York, NY
            “She; Mother and Daughter Generations Gertrude G. White Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2010     “Kinetic Art”  City Light Gallery, Bridgeport, Ct
             “Come As You are” City Light Gallery, Bridgeport, CT     

2008    “ NexGenneratin…” Aughinbaugh  Gallery, Grantham ,PA    

2007    “Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose,” Leapin  Lisard  Covington, KY    

2006    “Fresh Paint,” Flinn Gallery, Greenwich. CT

2005    “The Next Generation…,”  MOBIA , New York, NY

2003    “Iron Works,” Anne Ried Gallery, Princeton, NJ
              “Ironworks” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001       “Collections,” Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
                Art North East USA, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2000        Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT
                Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1999        “Grid Works,” Hera Gallery, RI
                “National Small Works,” Leftbank Gallery, Salt lake City. UT

1998        “New Art Annual,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
                 National Show, New Mexico Miniature Arts Society, Roswell, NM
                 First Annual Stanley &Vivian Reed Marine , Stamford Art  Association,Stamford,CT        
                “The Aljira National 4,” Aljira Center for Contemporary Art,  Newark, NJ
                “No Big Heads,” University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
                “International Icarus,” Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC

1997         “Contained Art,” Central Michigan University Art Gallery Mt Pleasant, Michigan
                 48th Annual , The Art of the North East USA,   Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
                “International Icarus, “Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head,  SOHO, Palafox, Pansico, FL

1996         Mary H. Dana Women Artists 25th Anniversary Retrospective, RU, N. Brunswick, NJ
                 Aljira National Juried Exhibition, Aljira, Newark NJ
                  Seventeenth Annual Faber Barren National Color,  Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1995         “Fifteenth annual Faber Barren Color Show, “Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
                “Award Winner’s Exhibition,” Stamford Historical Society, CT
                  “Generations,” Layman Center, Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
                  “Connecticut Art, 25th Annual Competition,” Stamford Museum,  Stamford, CT
                  “Message From the Planet,” Noyes Museum of Art, Ocean Ville, NJ
                  “Women’s Work -Inherited Ideologies,” Meyerson Hall Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

1994        “45h Annual, The Art of The North East USA,” Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
                “MFA Exhibition,” Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
                  New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
                 Ellarslie Open XII, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

1993           Fellowship Exhibition, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , Camden NJ

 

Permanent Collections

  • Special Collections, Artist’s Books, Newark Public Library, Newark, N
  • Gallery  Jag, Pulawy, Poland
  • UNESCO, Warsaw Poland
  • Vatican, JPII Collection

 

Awards

2011   Chosen as Featured Artist, WCA National

2010   Kinetic Art Award ,City light Gallery, Bridgeport, CT                                                          

2000   Stamford Cultural Center … Project Award

1998   Connecticut New Art Annual Award
            New Mexico Miniature Arts Society Creativity Award

1997   The Marguerite S. Daggy Memorial Award in Painting

1994   Distinguished Honor-Binney & Smith, Excellence in Art

1993   Grant -Liquitex Excellence in Art from the United States, United  Kingdom and Mexico
           Grumbacher Purchase Award
           Grumbacher Gold Medallion in Painting Category

1992   Distinguished Fellowship Recipient-New Jersey State Council on the Arts Department of State.

 

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