Photography by D-Bock @soupusmaximus

Photography by D-Bock @soupusmaximus

Statement

I fell in love with clear casting resins the very first time I worked with them. All the measured pouring and strict regulation of the preparatory phase, satisfied my  controlling nature. However, the unpredictability of the casting and curing phases, appeased the parts of me that are guided by instinct. Each time I go through the cyclical process of prepping, casting, and curing, I create a physical representation of my own internal symbiosis. The essence of this symbiotic relationship is always apparent in my work, even if it's not always my focus. Instead, I choose to meditate on the relationships that my various calculations have with my throughly unscientific projections.  It's because of this, that the foundational core of my art is more process than anything else. Round or flat, large or small, each piece goes through the same cycles and motions as the piece before it. Yet each transitions into a single fused unique display of unity.

Bio

In 1980, I was born in New York to a pair of artists. My father created  oil paintings in his Long Island home. My mother performed in an artful world full of NYC shimmer, movement, and music. Their creative energies instilled my artistic drive.

I fell into photography during 1997 while I served with the United States Armed Forces. Using a camera to create motivated my desire towards college. In 2011, I earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree in photographic and digital design from Cape Fear Community College.

It wasn't until 2014 that I began to formally research and create with resins. It was then that I became a student at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Every semester there has helped foster insights that further push each new artistic work to evolve. 


Publications

Dark Beauty Magazine*

Encore Magazine*

Fetfan Magazine

Get Inspired Magazine*

Headwaters

* denotes multiple issues/features 

Juried Exhibitions

2017: Unnamed, Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Addie Wuensch

2016: Art 4 Vets, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY

2015: RAW: Sensory, Charlotte, NC - Catherine Hooper

2014: RAW: Spectrum, Raleigh, NC - Tomris McDaniel

2013: NC Fetish Art Festival, Durham, NC

2012: Fear, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Kraig Bienias

2012: Art Takes Times Square, Times Square, Manhattan, NY - Chashama & Artists Wanted

2012: Chiaroscuro, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Kraig Bienias

2012: Grand Opening Show, Shades of Gray Art Gallery, Clayton, NC - Tina Gray

2012: CFCC Alumni Art Show, Hanover Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Benjamin Billingsley

2011: Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show,  Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC

 

Groups & Organizations

Continental Who's Who Registry

Disabled American Veterans

National Association of Professional Women

Veteran Artist Program
 

Public Collections

Rockin Roller Salon

Shades of Gray

Group Exhibitions

2017: Annual Member Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

2016: Art 4 Vets, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY

2016: Argo Tea, D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Asheville, NC

2014: State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Nora Burnett Abrams, Peter Eleey, Laura Hoptman, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

2012: Dr. Sketchy Exhibition, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2011: State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Susan Davidson, Nicholas Cullinan, Apsara Di Quinzio, Timothy Anglin Burgard

2011: Salon de Refus, Wilmington, NC 

2004: Johnston Community College Student Art Show, Smithfield, NC

2003: Johnston Community College Student Art Show, Smithfield, NC