A Brave New World
In painting most artists investigate a theme. Theirs is a linear progression founded on variations. Form and content for these artists take on a set within a determined field. Cezanne chose a subject matter and treated them with his way of seeing. His still lifes, figures, and landscapes grew to become multiplications or what has recently been called a “signature style”. Cezanne worked on the structures of certain things and gave us a way to approach a subject.
On the other hand I approach a subject with a different mind set each time. My paintings differ from each other and are less linear in terms of following a logical progression. By “changing my mind” from day to day I refrain from being repetitive. My work tends to be clustered in twos and threes, and I try to vary my creativity vertically. The works of Paul Klee and Joseph Cornell are an example of that diversity in other artists.
The under lying thread throughout my work is myself. I try to create things which are new. Abstraction leads us from our every day lives and into a separate reality. The Modernists opened up a universe. Automatism or the “unpurposeful” act, are a wellspring for material. I am like a naturalist in this parallel world. My pieces are a record of my explorations. My process is driven by my curiosity.
My grandfather and father were architects, two of my aunts graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, I come from a creative family. I studied with Ka Kwong Hui, Leon Golub, Joan Semmel, and John Goodyear while at Rutgers. I have been a professional artist for over twenty five years.
1970-74 The Cate School, Carpenteria, CA
1975-76 Hampshire College, Hadley, MA
1982,84 BFA,MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1989-90 Adjunct Professor, Nantucket Island School of Design and Art, Nantucket, MA
1990-91 Adjunct Professor, Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ
2003-05 Adjunct Professor, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
2003-04 Instructor of Art, Teen Arts, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 The Gallery At Sixth and Sixth, Tucson, AZ
2000 Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2001 Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005 Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
2003 Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY, NY
2002 Gary Snyder Fine Art, NY, NY
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
Newark Public Library, Newark , NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
The State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
J&J Corporation, New Brunswick, NJ
Various Private Collections
2002 Printmaking Fellow, Brodsky Center, New Brunswick, NJ
1994 Pollock/Krasner Paint
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