My work encompasses a wide range of performance, sculpture, installations, and workshops that cultivate ecological and social dialogue. Through community-based research and collaborations, my work addresses sustainability and health through an interest in materiality. The nature of my work is process based and experimental, allowing each project to unfold and change over time. My experience as a meditation instructor has allowed me to share mindfulness techniques through my work. One example of this is through The Seed Between, a project that centered on a public workshop and performance that demonstrated the process of mindfulness by asking people to break open the husk of a peach pit to reveal the seed. We then made milk from the peach seeds and fermented it into yogurt. My most recent project is in collaboration with local businesses centered in New Paltz, NY. We have developed a system for repurposing waste materials as a medium for mushroom growth which we are working to develop into a community based project. My embodied life practice and research in sustainability sow seeds for growth, transformation, and ways of being that nurture new forms of resilience and abundance.

 

Education:

2018 MFA, SUNY New Paltz, Sculpture

2009 BA, Lynn University, Advertising & Public Relations 

2012-2013 Parsons the New School for Design, Graphic Design continuing ed

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Co-presence of Bodies in Real Time, Penn State University, PA

2014 Duality, Chashama Gallery w30th Street, New York, NY

2013  Handwerk, Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY

2014  Subtle Shifts, Change is Vintage Gallery, Belmar, NJ

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Tangled Up In You, Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY

2018 Ultraviolet, Rotunda Gallery, New Paltz, NY

2017 Here Now, Chrch Project Space, Rosendale, NY

2017 Place and Time

2017 Sculpture, Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY

2017 Sculpt, Greenkill Gallery, Kingston NY

2016 Chashama Gala, New York, NY

2016 Mixed Use, 3rd St. Gallery, Philadelphia

2015 Black and White Show, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

2015 Heads, Art Space NJ, Neptune, NJ

2015 Miniature Painting Exhibition, Diggi Palace, Rajasthan, India 

2015 Summer Exhibition, Torche Galerie, Belmar, NJ

2014 Adaptations, Weaving Hand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Hanging by a Thread, Weaving Hand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Becoming Fearless, curator and featured artist, The Art Studio NY Gallery, New York NY

2014 Winter Grand Salon, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Art and Soul, Samasati, Costa Rica

2013 Artsicle Online Gallery, Artsicle.com, New York, NY

2013 The Art Studio NY Gallery, New York, NY

Ongoing Collaborative Projects:

2018-current HYPHAE, community mushroom project

2018-current I Will Never Know This Garden, with Andrea Frank and Michael Asbill

Performances:

2018 Co-presence of Bodies in Real Time, Penn State University, New Paltz, NY

2018 To Bob Love Joan, in Collaboration with Linda Montano, Garner Arts Center, Garnerville,NY

2018 Let Bob Sing in Your Ear, in Collaboration with Linda Montano, New Paltz, NY

2017 Art Collides, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY

2016 Art Collides, Samuel Dorsky Museum New Paltz, NY

2016 Unframed Artist Gallery, New Paltz, NY

Group Projects:

2018 What's Next? Eco-Materialism exhibition group curatorial project, Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY

2018 Water Sculpture, for Hudson Valley Seed Farm, at Philadelphia Flower Show

2017 Here Now, Chrch Project Space, Rosendale, NY

2017 STEEP, Unison Arts Center, NY

2017 Post-Pollinator Picnic, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2016 Traveling Plant Project, Project Write Now, NJ

2016  Wetlands edible floating forest, Rutgers Camden, swailny.org

Residencies: 

2018 Mildreds Lane, PA

2017 Open Wabi, Ohio

2016 Project Write Now, Red Bank NJ

2015 Artinn Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2014 Weaving Hand, Brooklyn, NY

Awards:

2018 Patricia Leavy Art and Social Justice Award, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2018 Research and Creative Project Award, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2017 Research and Creative Project Grant, SUNY New Paltz, NY

Lectures/Presentations: 

2018 Eco-Artists Will Lead The Way To Our Future, Ecology and Culture Conference, Mohammed I University, Oujda Morocco

2018 Preparations, IIPPE: International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy, Juraj Dobrila University, Pula Croatia

2016 Artist Lecture, Project Write Now, Red Bank, NY

Workshops:

2018 Natural Dyes, as part of Hudson Valley Bee Line's project with YMCA Farm Project, New Paltz, NY

2017 The Seed Between, Beacon Sukkah Project, fermentation and mindfulness, Beacon, NY