My palette has always deeply informed my work, for the intuitive gesture speaks more honestly than any controlled precision on my part, and offers guidance. The transparent plastic tarp from the painting wall has been incorporated into the paintings. It has become a logical step in expansion, and in truth. This in my mind correlates to the veils that exist in reality and other realms.
When in the rainforest, and the ocean; to be in such beauty, to see the unseen - these are precious experiences, similar to the rare moments when one is in the Zen of painting.
All are one; my painting wall with the flung paint, my palette with its dried clumps and pools of oil, are my body and life.
Oil paint with its myriad contradictory properties, the very dense impasto, the ethereal fluidity; all these in my mind mimic the corporeal dense physicality and ethereal lightness of life.
To paint the beauties of earth, to focus on an inch of a Titian, or the fleshiness in the oil of de Kooning, all are one.
The work has flowed out of me with a joy and ease.
Bowery Gallery National Competition curated by Kyle Staver, New York, NY
Down the Rabbithole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Introductions, Trestle Gallery, curated by Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY
First Beach, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Family Ties, Brooklyn/Dallas, curated by Bonny Leibowitz and Julie Torres 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Shifting Ecologies 2, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY (curated by Marianne van Lent)
Going Big, Central Booking, New York, NY (curated by Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr)
New Work City, Momenta Art, Bushwick, NY
21 and Counting, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Member of The Painting Center, New York, NY
Second Family, 2 Rivington Street, New York, NY (curated by Julie Torres)
Summer Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
64 Arts, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL (Juror: April Gornik)
Stories We Tell, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY (Juror: Jessica Porter, Owner, Porter Contemporary, New York)
Soaring Gardens, Hope Horn Gallery, Scranton, PA
Nature’s Palette, Wave Hill House Winter Exhibition, Bronx, NY
5x7 Show, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, N.Y.
6x6, Charmingwall Gallery, New York, NY
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Members Show, James/Kleinert Center for the Arts, Woodstock, N.Y.
5x7 Show, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
Newark Arts Council Open Doors, Newark, NJ
Contemporary Artists Forum VIII, 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
South Orange Maplewood Open Studio Tour, Maplewood, NJ
Trans-Positions along the Queensborough Bridge, Henry DeFord III Gallery, Queens, NY
5x7 Show, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
Contemporary Artists Forum Exhibition VII, 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
Footlong, Runnells Gallery, Portales, NM
Pathways and Journeys, Painter’s Inn Gallery, Cornwall on Hudson, NY
The Last Word, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
Exposed 5, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
Contemporary Artist’s Forum VI, 1978 Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Daylight Savings Time, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
Winter Salon Show, Classic Design Framing Gallery, Maplewood, NJ
Identity, Hudson County’s 2006 Statewide Arts Annual Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ
Contemporary Artists Forum Exhibition V, 1978 Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
Form and Formless, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
Natural Wonders, Bluestockings Gallery, New York, NY
Works of Faith in a Secular Age, Long Island University, Long Island, NY
Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
National Small Works Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (honorable mention from juror Deborah Wye)
Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
Soaring Gardens, PA
Woodstock Byrdcliffe, NY
Vermont Studio Center, VT
Woodstock Byrdcliffe, NY
Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Artist Residency, PA
Vermont Studios Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
Alex Minewski Artist Fellowship, Suny New Paltz