A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T

I explore new ways to render simplified imagery with the intention of challenging the viewer's perceptions of everyday objects. My experiences promote making that documents and enhances phenomenon of our world through printing, collaging, assembling, and papermaking. My experimentation with these materials influences the work I manifest and the making process is evident in the final product. I believe there is something to be said for the series of actions that lead to a particular result and often convey this through repetition in my work. As a proud public high school art teacher and the recipient of two grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, I am grateful to share my experience and expertise with teenagers every day and am inspired by their creativity and willingness to learn.

Papermaking at the Artist Teacher Institute @ Stockton University. Residency made possible through a grant from NJ State Council on the Arts, 2016.

Papermaking at the Artist Teacher Institute @ Stockton University. Residency made possible through a grant from NJ State Council on the Arts, 2016.

E D U C A T I O N

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The College of New Jersey, Graphic Design ‘03

Certificate of Teaching, College of St. Elizabeth ‘04

Master of Studio Arts, Montclair State University, Metalworks and Jewelry ‘09

Residency: Artist Teacher Institute, NJ State Council on the Arts ‘15 and ‘16

Residency: Artist Educator Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design ‘19



T E A C H I N G

Art Education, Morris County Library System ‘17 - Present

Art Education, Parsippany Hills High School ‘08 - Present



E X H I B I T I O N

2019

Good Works Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

2018

Art To Go Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

Food, Folks, and Fun Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ

Studio Montclair at KW  Studio Montclair @ KW, Montclair, NJ

The Sum of Our Hearts  Speakeasy Art Gallery, Boonton, NJ

ViewPoints  Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

Other Nature  (Curator) The Creativity Caravan, Montclair, NJ

Juried Print Exhibition  Trenton Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2017

5 and Under  The Creativity Caravan, Montclair, NJ

Waking in Winter  (Curator) PYCG, Denville, NJ (show curator and artist)

The Art of Meditation  LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Museum of Goodbye  The Creativity Caravan, Montclair, NJ

2008 - 2016

Cigars, Lilly Pads, and Tootsie Rolls  PYCG, Denville, NJ (solo show)

Dog Days of Summer  Main Street, Boonton, NJ

Ez-Spired Show  Speakeasy Art Gallery, Boonton, NJ

The Art of The Mixtape  Speakeasy Art Gallery, Boonton, NJ

Childhood Memories  Zufall Health Center, Dover, NJ

People, Places, Things Exhibit  Zufall Health Center, Dover, NJ

Home Show  Zufall Health Center, Dover, NJ

TCNJ Alumni Exhibition TCNJ Arts and Media Gallery Ewing, NJ

TCNJ Alumni Exhibition  TCNJ Arts and Media Gallery Ewing, NJ

Mustache Show  Index Gallery, Newark NJ

Love Show  Small World Coffee, Princeton, NJ

Works on Paper  Rivergarden Gallery, Denville, NJ

MA Thesis Exhibit  Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Favorite Things Jewelry Exhibit  Rivergarden Gallery, Denville, NJ



A W A R D

Honorable Mention Best In Show, Viewpoints, Studio Montclair 2018

Distinguished Faculty Award, Parsippany Troy Hills School District 2017



E X P E R I E N C E

Studio Montclair Windows at Studio Montclair Coordinator 2018 - Present

Artist in Residency Grant, NJ State Council on the Arts 2017 - 2018

Other Nature Curator, The Creativity Caravan 2017

The Creativity Caravan Student Workshop 2018

Waking in Winter Curator, PYC Gallery  2017

Artist in Residency Grant, NJ State Council on the Arts 2016 -2017