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Artist Statement

     My sculptures are about the human body and how it relates to others, to the environment, to mystery, and to God. But they are not limited to the human form. There are elements of plant structure, reptilian references, separation and struggle.

    The ideas for my sculptures, whether from my dreams or my drawings, often originate from unconscious memory, from an unknown space.  My abstracted figurative works are about bodies who are conjoined in a perpetual dance or struggle to separate or merge.  As these ideas are realized in three dimensions, they become lyrical, sensual, and visceral. 

      I am fascinated by identity, where we come from and who we think we are.  I draw inspiration from other people’s stories, contemporary and ancient, and create characters with interior lives of struggle and hope.

     For me creating these sculptures is like filling a void. As I build up the clay little by little, as the form takes shape, filling up the space in front of me between my hands, I am sometimes surprised or delighted by this new being. The relationship between me and the clay is somewhat like a dance. My hands shape the clay and as the clay takes shape, it informs my next move.

    My sculpture is about movement, memory , and storytelling and, because my work is often intuitive, it makes visible an inner world of feelings, emotions and memory that I had not been fully aware of before.

Publications and Presentations:

Slide Presentation and Art Discussion,  Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY,  May, 2018

ARTalk,  Art School of Columbia County, Ghent, NY,  April 2018

 Artist in Action: Demonstrating sculpting a head, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Oct. 2017

“Making Room for Everyone”  Art Review /Preview, Times Union, Albany, NY,    May 18-24, 2017 

 Work included in Lark Ceramics Books, 500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2, February 2014, Juror, Nan Smith 

Capital Region Living, Arts and Theatre, April 2014

Guest Artist,  Sculpture 101, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY  2013

Teaching:

Studio Assistant for Leslie Ferst's  Sculptural Ceramics Class, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY,  2006, 2007

Saratoga Clay Arts Center,  Schuylerville, NY,  2014,  2015

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       Awards/Grants: 

Honorable Mention,  2018 Member's Show, Albany Center Gallery,  Albany, NY

First Prize,  7th  Annual  Members Juried Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror:Peter Pincus

 Member  Oakroom Artists Group, https://oakroomartists.wordpress.com Schenectady, NY  June, 2018

Honorable Mention, Fence Show Select,  Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY,  2018

Selected to participate in a juried grant-funded workshop: Business of Art Extended Series , Arts Center of the Capital Region. September 2017- May 2018

Second Prize,  6th Annual Members Juried  Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror: Jeff Shapiro, 2017

Second Prize, 5th Annual Members Juried  Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror: Jessica Putnam Philips, 2016

First Prize,   Juried 3rd Annual Members Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror: Anat Shiftin, 2013

Scholarship from Skidmore College to participate in a Marc Leuthold workshop, 2006

Upcoming exhibition:  November 1 - 26, 2019    3 person show:  Oakroom Artists Gallery, Schenectady, NY  

Recent Exhibitions:

2019  National Sculpture Society  86th Annual Awards Exhibitions, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island,                               South  Carolina

 2019  Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, Canajoharie, NY

2019  Winter Group Exhibition,  Oakroom Artists Gallery,  Schenectady, NY

2018  Albany Center Gallery,  Members' Show, Albany, NY

2018  First Prize,  Juried 7th Annual Members Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga  Clay Arts Center, Juror                        Peter Pincus

 2018  The Female Form from Burma and Beyond,  Art at Leeds,  Catskill, NY

2018    Fence Show Select,  Arts Center of the Capital Region,  Troy, NY

2018   Migration, Movement, and Memory,  Art School of Columbia County,  Ghent, NY

2017   6th Juried Upstate New York Artists, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY, Juror, Robert Gullie

2017   Second Prize, Juried 6th Annual Members Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror,                   Jeff Shapiro

2017   “A Show of Heads”   Limner Gallery,  Hudson, NY

2017   “By the Skin of Your Teeth”  Scarlett Seven Gallery,  Troy, NY

2017 “Open Spaces” Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY ( 4 person show)

2016   5th Juried Upstate New York Artists, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

2016   Second Prize, Juried 5th Annual Members Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Juror,                   Jessica Putnam Philips

2016 “Small Works 2016”   The Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY

2015   4th Annual Juried Art Show, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

2015  “Art Attitudes” Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY

2015  “Natural Expression: an Exploration by Four Sculptors” The Small Gallery, Cambridge, NY

2014   “Looking at Ourselves: Contemporary Figurative Ceramic Sculpture” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2014   “Art Alive” Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY

2014   ‘Witness’ The Small Gallery, Cambridge, NY (One person show)

2014   4th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center

2014   “Once Upon a Time” The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY, (two person-show)

2014    Upstate Artists:  3rd Annual Juried Show, The Laffer Gallery. Juror: Paul Hobart

2014    Vasefinder International, Juror, Roberta Griffith

2013    First Prize  “Juried 3rd Annual Members Exhibition” Schacht Gallery , Saratoga Clay Art Center, 

             Juror, Anat Shiftan

2013   “Upstate New York Artists”, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY,  Juror, David Miller

2012   “Regional Juried Artists”  The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

2012   “Juried Members Show: Schacht Gallery,  Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY, 

              Juror, Matt Wilt

2011   “Juried Members Show” Schacht Gallery,  Saratoga Clay Arts Center,  Schuylerville, NY

2011    “Holiday Show: Small Works by Gallery Artists”  Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY

2010   “Holiday Show: Small Works by Gallery Artists ”  Riverfront Studios,  Schuylerville, NY 

2010   “Spring Show”   Riverfront Studios,  Schuylerville, NY  

2010   ” Season  Opener” Riverfront Studios,  Schuylerville, NY  (one of three featured sculptors)

2010   “10x10=$100” Mimosa, Saratoga Springs, NY

2009  “Winter Show: Small Works by Gallery Artists” Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY

2009   “Hudson River”   Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY

2009   “A Moment… A Memory” Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

2009   “Fence Show Select”   Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

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