A little bit about my work...
Over the last few years, a desire to liberate my paintings from flat surfaces and right angles, led to my exploration of more fluid and multidimensional creative approaches, expanding my techniques, and embracing new materials. The internal schism between my painterly self, who layers pigment and imagery to create compositions, and my stone carving self, who destroys and removes material to reveal what is underneath has merged. Now I cut up my paintings with power tools in order to reconfigure them in larger collage-based works. I make large flexible sculptural installations that function as large paintings. I collaborate. I make ceramic plates.
My creative path has led me to work as a painter, stone carver, installation artist, ceramicist, textile designer and illustrator. As a fine artist, I have received major grants, attended multiple artist in residency programs and sculpture symposiums, and my artwork is in private and corporate collections. My paintings have been woven into textiles in the form of a signature series with the Smartwool company. I have illustrated two children’s books: “Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa” (Dial/Penguin, 2005) and “An Orange in January” (Dial/Penguin, 2007).
January 18 - March 3, 2019
Opening reception: January 18, 2019 from 5-8 pm
Let’s be honest, art can be intimidating. It can also be so compelling that we want/need/have to touch it. Just a little touch, the tip of a finger or moving our face as close as we can without actually touching it. But man, if only we could TOUCH it!! How does our experience change when we can touch it? This exhibition focuses on breaking down the typical barriers of looking at art. You can touch it, play it, move it, or feel it.
Artists: Mark Bueno, Clay Hawkley, Angie Eng, Kenzie Sitterud, Elizabeth Morisette, Thomas Scharfenburg, Sean Patrick Faling, Chelsea Gilmore and Julie Maren
Art Gym Gallery
curated by James Mullane and Louis Trujjillo
1.31.19 - 2.22.19
reception 1.31.19, 5-8pm
The Women's Art League, of which I am a member, will be exhibiting our wares at this fine venue.
Beginnings in science and art often involve imagination, discretion, and dialogue. NEST Studio for the Arts begins here by recognizing the vibrant, interdisciplinary successes of our times, showcasing the intersections, disruptions, and insights that are made possible when scientific research and artistic practice meaningfully engage.
NEST's inaugural exhibition, EMBRYONIC presents preexisting, far-flung work, while also bringing local collaborators together anew: a chemist and a ceramicist; a wood sculptor and an ecologist; a hydrologist and a filmmaker. The resulting art can be viewed empirically, contemplatively, immanently, or with a sense of urgency for a world beset with endocrine disruptors, rising sea levels, and rampant resource competition. Above all, the work here is germinal, full of potential, testing our thresholds for declaring fertile conclusions, intermediaries, and, of course, inventive beginnings.
EMBRYONIC is on view from September 21 to December 21 inside the west wing of the new CASE Building at CU Boulder.
Participating artists and contributors include: BioFrontiers (courtesy of J. Dragavon); Fiske Planetarium (courtesy of J. Keller); James Balog (Earth Vision Institute); Alice F. Hill & Toma Peiu; Aaron Treher & Molly McDermott; Catherine Cartwright; Bob Sievers; Aaron Lamplugh & Camila Friedman-Gerlicz; Mehmet Berkmen & Maria Peñil Cobo; NIST (courtesy of R. Simmonds); Maya Livio; Julie Maren; Kerry Koepping (Arctic Arts/CIRES); CU Museum of Natural History (courtesy of K. Regan); Mary Edna Fraser; Kia Neill; Dakota Nanton; and Laurids Andersen Sonne.