C.V.

Education:

BFA, Washington University, Majors in Graphic Design and Printmaking

Lake Placid School of Art

Exhibitions:

Cambridge Arts Open Studios Preview Exhibition, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2018

Cambridge Arts Open Studios Showcase, Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 2018

Frances N. Roddy Competition, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA, juror Sarah Montross, 2018

Mary Schein Fall Salon, CAA, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2018

New England Collective IX, Galatea Fine Art, juror Marni Elyse Katz, 2018

WHO. ARE. YOU? Atlantic Gallery, NY, juror Karen Dimit, 2018

Residency, Spaceus, Boston, MA, 2018 

TRANS, Castle Hill Gallery, Truro, MA, juror Tim Doud, 2018 

The Blues, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2018 

Interpretations of the Physical World: Crystalle Lacouture, Deborah Peeples, and Barbara Trachtenberg, Holzwasser Gallery, Newton, MA, juror Sarah Montross, 2018

Hopeful Darkness, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, juror Ingrid Dinter, 2017

CAA BLUE, Juror’s Choice Award, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, juror Vera Ingrid Grant, 2017

CAA Emerging Artists, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, jurors Jenny Brown, Caleb Cole, Lavaughan Jenkins, Brittany Marcoux and Stephanie Vovas, 2017

Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2017

The Creative Process, New Art Center, Newton, MA, 2017

Cambridge Open Studios, The Atrium at Technology Square, Cambridge, MA, 2017

Cambridge Art Association Showcase, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2017

Miniatures, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, juror Marni Katz, 2017

In Flawed Abundance, New Art Center, Newton, MA, juror Miles Conrad, 2017

The Portrait Show, Jo Hay Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2016

Affiliations:

International Encaustic Artist (IEA), member since 2016

Cambridge Art Association, member since 2017

Concord Art Association, member since 2018

Statement

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My work is concerned with questions about our intrinsic desire to be seen and valued, and the assumptions we maintain about ourselves and others.  A persistent question in life has been the ways in which we protect ourselves and present to others. As an adoptee and parent of a transgender child, the superficial structures we cultivate and the exposure of our core vulnerability are essential to both my artwork and my work as an activist. 

In my abstract paintings, I build, layer, and scrape back the translucent beeswax of encaustic. This becomes method and metaphor to uncover and connect with my inner self. Choosing how much to expose or obscure reflects a sense of inspection and introspection. Through its layered and sensual slowness, my work encourages exploration and a sense of journey.