Artist Statement

In many of my drawings objects, like thoughts, are held in a tenuous relation to one another, seemingly unrelated yet anchored in a structured pictorial space.  Some affinities are provided to the viewer while others remain ambiguous and, as in dreams, may be the result of memory, longing, or prescience.

My work draws upon inner sources of personal history in combination with close observation of light and form. Much of the time, I have no preconceived plan for the image other than to draw to the requirements of an internal logic that begins to present itself as I go, a progression of possibilities that may initially be engendered by something said, something read, or something experienced.  The environment evolves as a dialogue between inner and outer spaces, sometimes presided over by a “narrator” of sorts (the moth, the face).  I ask the viewer to engage in a suspension of disbelief in order to participate in the image.

Objects help me to make sense of my life.  In this capacity, they are objects to which I am devoted, symbolic perhaps of those things that occur and recur throughout a lifetime.  When placed in certain visual situations they can provide both structure and meaning if we remain receptive to them.

 

Education

M.A. Studio Art, State University of New York at Albany, 1979

B.A. Studio Art, State University College at Fredonia, NY, 1976

 

Professional Experience

1988-present   Master of Art on the Bunn Family Distinguished Teaching Chair, 
The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1999-2006       Visual Art Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School

1992-present   Gallery Director, Marguerite & James Hutchins Gallery
(formerly the Allan P. Kirby Arts Center Gallery)
The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1985-88           Graphic Designer and Illustrator, freelance

1980-93           Restoration Artist, Grady Stewart Porcelain Restoration, Philadelphia, PA

1978-79           Drawing Instructor, State University of New York at Albany

1978-79           Art Instructor grades K-12, Albany Academy for Girls, Albany, New York

 

 

Work in  Permanent Collections

Rider University

Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission

The Wm. & Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection, Bryn Mawr College Library

University of Delaware

The College of New Jersey

Central Penn National Bank

State University of New York at Albany

 

Selected Exhibitions

2011    Solo Exhibition: Bodies of Work, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

2011    Unabashed, Dacia Gallery, New York City

2011    Born of Wonder: Children & Nature, Matthews Gallery, Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ

2010    Harlequin’s Troop, Dacia Gallery, New York City

2010    Visual Metaphor, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ

2010    24th Annual Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2009    In Person: A Celebration of the Human Form, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

2008    Favorite Things, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2008    ArtFall, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2008    Pride in the Human Form, Boi’s of New Hope Gallery, PA

2008    Summer Exhibition, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2008    A Matter of Perspective: Our Personal Landscape, Marie L. Matthews Gallery, Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ

2007    Gemma Art Foundation: Jamie Greenfield and Anna Neis, Princeton, NJ

2007    Works on Paper, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2007    Winter Exhibition, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2007    Mercer County Artists 2007, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2006    Mercer County Artists 2006, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2005    Mercer County Artists 2005, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2003    Three Artists, Present Day Club, Princeton, NJ

2002    Mercer County Artists 2002, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2001    Solo Exhibition Objects of Devotion, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ

2001    Contemporary Still Life: Vanitas to Veritas, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

2001    Mercer County Artists 2001* The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

2000    Dreamscapes/Landscapes, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ

1999    Mercer County Artists, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

1999    Fedora Café, Lawrenceville, NJ

1998    Alumni Invitational, Michael C. Rockefeller Gallery, Fredonia, NY

1998    Mercer County Artists** The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

1996    Solo Exhibition Towpath House, New Hope, PA

1996    Artists in the Kitchen, Krasdale Foods Art Gallery, White Plains, NY

1996    Artists in the Kitchen, University Art Museum, SUNY at Albany

1996    Priva B. Gross International Works On/Of Paper, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, NYC

1995    The Shrine, Princeton Arts Council Gallery, Princeton, NJ

1995    Mercer County Artists, The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

1993    TAWA Annual, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

1992    New Jersey Educators as Artists, Wilson Art Gallery, Glassboro State College, NJ

1992    Drawing From Within, Rider College Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

1992    The Educator’s Eye, Allan P. Kirby Arts Center Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

1991    Mercer County Artists* The Gallery at Mercer County College, NJ

1991    Priva B. Gross International Works On/Of Paper, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, NYC

1984    Annual Invitational Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, PA

1983    15th Annual New Talent Exhibition, Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1983    National Drawing ’83 ** Holman Gallery, The College of New Jersey

1983    WCA Philadelphia, Women: Self Image, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA

1981    Birmingham Biennial, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

1980    19th Annual Regional Exhibition** University of Delaware

1979    Mohawk-Hudson Regional, University Art Gallery, Albany, NY

1975    Western New York Regional Exhibition of Women Artists, Michael C. Rockefeller Gallery, Fredonia, NY

*Juror’s Award
**Purchase Prize

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