ARTIST/CURATOR: Growing up in a family of artists in Detroit during its declining years and working as a registered nurse as an adult were experiences that most affected me as an artist. After several years of hospital work, I received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1981, and an MFA in Sculpture in 2002 at the University of Maryland College Park. I was a semi-finalist for the both the Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD, 2006, the Sondheim Prize, Baltimore MD, 2010. My most recent solo exhibition, Skepsis, was on view at McDaniel College, October 2015. This year, 2017, I was nominated for a Joan Mitchell Award.
I've exhibited nationally and internationally and my work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, American Craft Magazine, The Anvils Ring, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, and Bmoreart.blogspot.com. I've exhibited internationally in Bremen Germany 2008 and my work has been included a book titled Striking Women: Mild as Steel, by Latifa Sayadi, 2013.
Grant funded projects include curating: GoWest, Area 405, Baltimore (2008), A Cause for Optimism - Re-definitions of printmaking and Centers of Creative Energy in the Baltimore Washington Area, York Arts, York. PA (2014), and XXCHANGE, showcasing women makers and artists, Area 405, funded by the Contemporary (2016).
My studio is located at Area 405 in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, and I participate in the annual Studio Tour in Chestertown, MD every October at Fairlee Forge, where I have a heated garage studio.