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Residency Fellowships

MASS MoCA: An Assets for Artists Program, North Adams, MA

2016

Montello Foundation Artist-In-Residence, Montello, NV

2016

Caldera Arts Center Arts-In-Residence, Sisters, OR

2016

Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence Program, Whiskeytown, CA

2014

Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY

2011

Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
• Selected as the visual arts alternate for 2010 and 2011

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Program, Wilton, CT

August 2010/December 2010

Artists' Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT

2009, 2007

Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada
• Invited to return by the directors

2008

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
• Selected as a finalist for 2011, 2007 and 2006

Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts, Miramonte, CA

2006

La Napoule Art Foundation, Château de La Napoule, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

2005

Islip Art Museum, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

2001


Awards

Visiting Artist Fellowship, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2014

The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, NY, NY

2008

Change Inc. Grant, Captiva, FL

2008

Artists' Fellowship Inc. Grant, NY, NY

2008

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Grant, NY, NY

2008

Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Foundation Grant, NY, NY

2008

Visiting Artist Honorarium, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2007

Islip Art Museum Project Grant, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

2001

Blanche E. Colman Award, Mellon Private Asset Management, Boston, MA

2001

Skidmore College Permanent Collection Student Distinction, Skidmore College, NY

1994

Honorable Mention in Painting, Francis Hook National Scholarship Fund, MN

1993

Philip Guston Award, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

1993

Richard Pierce Scholarship, Greater Worcester Community Foundation Inc., MA

1990-1994


Gallery Affiliations

GalleryELL, Transient Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2009-present

Pierogi 2000, Flat Files Drawer, Brooklyn, NY

2003-present

Bernard Toale Gallery, Drawing Project Flat Files, Boston, MA

2003-2007

Slide Registry and Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, NY, NY

2004-present


Solo Exhibitions

University Galleries of Illinois State University, W/hole, Normal, IL

2014

Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, W/hole, Bronx, NY

2012

World Financial Center, Global Cooling: The Women Chill Visual Art Installation
New York, NY. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer

2009

Galapagos Art Space, She's So Simple II, Brooklyn, NY
• Site-specific installation above a 30' x 14' reflection pool

2006

Galapagos Art Space, She's So Simple I, Brooklyn, NY
• Site-specific installation above a 30' x 14' reflection pool

2001

Herter Art Gallery, My Secret Electric Fence
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2001


Selected Exhibitions

Monmouth University, Convergence, West Long Branch, NJ
• Curated by Mariko Tanaka

2013

Islip Art Museum, Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross, East Islip, NY
• Curated by Karen Shaw

2012

Artscape, Eye on High: Roadside Attractions, Baltimore, MD
• Curated by Christopher Attenborough and Sean Naftel

2012

Rockland Center for the Arts, Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring, West Nyack, NY
• Curated by Kenise Barnes

2011

Spool Mfg, Elemental Processes: GalleryELL @ Spool Mfg., Johnson City, NY

2011

Brooklyn Navy Yard, GalleryELL at the Loading Dock, Brooklyn, NY
• Curated by John Ros

2010

Lumenhouse Exhibition Space, Convergence, Brooklyn, NY
• Curated by Mariko Tanaka

2010

2010 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY

2010

2nd Annual Governors Island Art Fair, GalleryELL, Governors Island, NY

2009

University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Four Artists in Four Galleries, Groton, CT
• Selected by the directors of I-Park Artists' Enclave for one gallery space

2008

Caelum Gallery and Herter Art Gallery, Hello, NY,NY and Amherst, MA
• Curated by Misuzu Takemotoa and Nicholas Bergman

2008

Tribes Gallery, The Bird's The Word, NY, NY.
• Curated by Robert Storr

2007

Phillips de Pury & Company, Your Space, NY, NY

2007/2006

Western Michigan University, New New York Drawing, Kalamazoo, MI
• Curated by Don Desmett

2007

University of Michigan, eBayADay, Ann Harbor, MI
• Curated by Rebekah Modrak, Aaron Ahuvia and Zackery Denfeld

2007

Designers and Agents, Two Person Show, NY, NY
• Curated by David Cohen

2006

The Front Room, Summer Salon, Brooklyn, NY
• Curated by Daniel Aycock and Patrick Todd

2005

Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New Works, Brooklyn, NY
• Curated by Kathleen Cullen

2005

Château de La Napoule, Fellowship Exhibition, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

2005

Bernard Toale Gallery, New Works - New Faces, Boston, MA
• Curated by Joseph Carroll

2004

Smack Mellon, Big Cry Baby, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
• Curated by Jerry Kearns

2003

55 Mercer Gallery, A Bestiary, NY, NY
• Curated by Joshua Dorman

2003

Hampden Gallery, New England/New York/New Talent, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
• Juried by Edward Winkleman and Joshua Stern

2003

Gallery 100, Works on Paper, Saratoga Springs, NY
• Curated by Deborah Martin

2003

Schick Art Gallery, Summer Six Faculty Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2002

Islip Art Museum, Site Specifics 2001, East Islip, NY
• Curated by Catherine Valenza

2001

University Place Gallery, Red, The Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
• Juried by Harry Cooper

2001

Hampden Gallery, Rapid Response, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2001

Greenfield Community College, Painters and Printmakers, Greenfield, MA

2000

Artworks Gallery, Open Juried Summertime Show, Hartford, CT
• Juried by Lois Tarlow

1999

Skidmore College, Alumni Juried Exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY
• Juried by John Hampshire

1999

Saratoga Public Library, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, Saratoga Springs, NY
• Curated by Casper Hargrieves

1997

SOMAR Gallery, Artspan Open Studios Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

1996

Barre Historical Society, Voices, Barre, MA
• Curated by Cheryl Adams

1994


Bibliography

New York Daily News, Vanesa Vennard, The Art of Surviving, June 28, 2012

Art Threat, Michael Lithgow, Artists Recycle Waste Into Beautiful Enigma Convergence Exhibition Opens at Lumenhouse, http://artthreat.net/, November 5, 2010

The Daily Norwalk, Anthony Buzzeo, Weir Artist 'Draws' With Straws, August, 25, 2010, http://www.thedailynorwalk.com/neighbors/weir-artist-draws-straws-0

Western Herald, University Dedicates Richmond Center, Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Artworld Digest, Seed Issue, www.artworldigest.com, 2007

Artworld Digest, unAmbiguous, www.artworldigest.com, March 2006

UMass Magazine, Carol Cambo, If You Can Make it There, feature, fall 2005

Nice-Matin, Stéphan Dudzinski, Des artistes inspirés ont ouvert les portes du château, Mandelieu-La Napoule, Mardi, 22 février 2005

Nice-Matin, Stéphan Dudzinski, Un grand cru d'artistes, en résidence au château, Mandelieu-La Napoule, Mercredi, 16 février 2005

The New York Times - Long Island, Helen Harrison, Emerging Artists, Emerging Visions, Art Reviews, page 9, Arts and Entertainment, Sunday, July 15, 2001

20th San Francisco Open Studios Art Annual, ARTSPAN, South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, ©1996-97, page 111, ISBN# 0-9629728-7-8

Francis Hook Scholarship Fund Publication, New Brighton, MN, ©1993, cover image


Guest Lectures and Artist Presentations

Visiting Artist Lecture, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2014

Weir Farm Artist-In-Residence Presentation, Wilton Library, Wilton, NY

2010

Umass Amherst New York Professional Out Reach Studio Visit, Brooklyn, NY

2010, 2005

I-Park Artists’ Enclave, East Haddam, CT

2009, 2005

Spence Academy, NY, NY

2008

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2006

Summer Six AP Art Program, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2006-2002

La Napoule Art Foundation, Château de La Napoule, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

2005

Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2002


Selected Teaching Experience

Painting Instructor

• Summer Six AP Art Program, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2002-2006

• Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2000-2001

Drawing I Instructor

• Department of Art, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

2001-2002

• Continuing Education Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Foundations I and II Instructor

• Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1999

Basic Studio Design Instructor

• Department of Art, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

2002

• Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1999

Introduction to Studio Art Instructor

• Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

2001-2002


Education

M.F.A. in Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Awarded full teaching fellowship

2001

B.S. in Studio Art, Art History Minor, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
• Highest Honors, Senior Thesis Exhibition

1990-1994

1994