interview in pacific sun weekly

I am so grateful to Jane Vick of the @pacificsunweekly for her wonderful article on my installation “Guardian of the Spirits” at the @ohanloncenter as part of the “Theory Forward” exhibition up through August 31st.

We also discuss my personal journey as an artist. Jane writes with such compassion and with a true feminist lens. It was such a privilege to have this conversation with her.

To read the article, please click the link below:

New installation at o’hanlon Center for the arts

I am pleased to announce that my new installation “Guardian of the Spirits” is on exhibit now as a part of the “Theory Forward” exhibition at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, curated by James Vogel. This work measures 22’L x 12’H x 4’D and is made of silk and polyester organza, thread, cellophane, dichroic film, vinyl table cloth and scanned images of my paintings and drawings.  

“Guardian of the Spirits” is about the growth and flowering of the feminist body, inspired by nature, reborn, and reclaimed by the constant repair of the spirit. The sewing process itself is about repurposing and making a whole out of disparate parts.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-2pm and the show is on exhibit through August 31st. To learn more, visit: https://www.ohanloncenter.org/contact

“psyche” at ucsf Women’s health primary care clinic

I am so pleased to share that my series of collaged paintings and drawings titled “Psyche” has been installed at UCSF Women’s Health Center in San Francisco. The exhibition is titled “Serenity” and will be up through September 16, 2022. Below are some installation pictures of the show. All of this work is available for purchase through SFWA Gallery in San Francisco, CA and you can view pricing and inventory here

“icarus” at art market san francisco

“Icarus 2,” Gouache and candle smoke on paper, 19″x24″ offered at $1,900 framed

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!  The studio has been busy this Spring and I am so thrilled that SLATE Contemporary Gallery will be featuring 2 smoke paintings from my recent “Icarus” series at Art Market San Francisco!

This is the first time since 2019 that Art Market will take place as an in-person event at beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco from April 21-24th.  Focusing on modern contemporary art, there will be over 80 galleries from around the world. I feel so honored that SLATE has included my work in their collection to share with visitors. 

“Icarus” refers to the Greek myth of flying too close to the sun and is a metaphor for the pursuit of beauty and freedom despite personal risk.  These works are on 19″x24″ paper, painted with gouache and graphite and layered with candle smoke and collaged elements.  My intention is to present intimate worlds for the viewer to explore.

If you can’t attend Art Market, SLATE is offering all the works in the booth through a pre-sale online purchase at the link below!

https://slatecontemporary.com/show/slate-art-art-market-sf-2022-i

“Icarus 1,” Gouache and candle smoke on paper, 19″x24″ offered at $1,900 framed

opening at court tree collective in brooklyn

“Keeper of the Secrets,” 30″x30″, mixed media on wood panel.

I am thrilled to share that I am participating in the group exhibition “Out of Line” curated by Christina Massey. I will be debuting two new mixed media works on panel from my “Keeper of the Secrets” series.

The show will be up from March 5th, 2022 to March 27, 2022 at Court Tree Collective Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I hope to see you at the opening at 3pm on Saturday, March 12th from 3pm-5pm.

To visit Court Tree Collective or learn more about the show, visit: https://courttree.com/WoArt

included in “artists of the bay Area” book

I am happy to share that I have a 2 page feature in volume 2 of “Artists of the Bay Area,” a book published by Jen Tough Gallery.  It is the first time my work has been presented in a hard cover edition, and it was an honor to be included with so many talented artists in my region. Below are some images from the book along with a link to Blurb where you can preview the entire publication. 

https://www.blurb.com/books/11023244-artists-of-the-bay-area-vol-2

“the sirens” at arc gallery in san francisco

I am thrilled to participate in “48 Pillars,” a structural constraint show at Arc Gallery in San Francisco opening on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 7-9pm.  The curator, Michael Yochum invited 24 San Francisco Bay Area artists to each produce a diptych on identically sized panels.  There was no limitation based on the subject matter but each artist needed to utilize the 12″W x 48″H panel format.

It was exciting to adapt my imagery to a column-like structure.  In working in this format, I began to think of the Greek mythological Sirens, who were a combination of a woman and a bird.  In Homer’s Odyssey, they are described as a pair which felt perfect for the two-column format.  The Sirens are known for their seductive song and their lure of danger.  Below are some detail pictures of the work which I would like to share with you!

To visit the gallery, please view the link here for hours and location: https://www.arc-sf.com/about.html

Detail images of “The Sirens.” This is a diptych with overall dimensions of 12″H x 48″W.

Here I am working in the studio on “The Sirens.”