When I became a mother, I gained a new layer of self, creating an exponentially complicated manner of existence. I am a mother, a partner, an individual, a complex and multidimensional being. My current work addresses the personal and intricate experience of motherhood through complex paper assemblages. These works, small enough to be constructed in my lap are an honest exploration of both the joys and struggles of motherhood, lovingly crafted to emphasize intimate, tender, and reflective moments. Repetition and overlap of figures represent division of time and roles, while layers of paper replicate the expansion of self, acquired through motherhood.

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EDUCATION

2020      Master of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (ANTICIPATED DATE OF GRADUATION)

2011      Master of Education in Secondary Education, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2007      Bachelor of Science in Art Education with a Minor in Art History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     WIP Exhibition. Aronson Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

             Mid-Summer Exhibition. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA 

2018     WIP Exhibition. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

             The Perfect Human. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA 

2016     A Sugartown Christmas. Historic Sugartown. Malvern, PA

            118th Annual Student Exhibition. Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA

2012     Drink Philly: First Friday. Philadelphia, PA

             Drink Philly: First Friday. Philadelphia, PA

 

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2019     Richard and Patricia Henkels Award, Arts Achievement, Philadelphia, PA

2016     3rd Place Abstract Painting - 118th Annual Student Exhibition at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Shirley Walters Memorial Research Scholarship, West Chester, PA

2006     Jean J. Slenker Memorial Scholarship - Fiber Arts, Indiana, PA
 

 

ARTS EDUCATOR

2012-Current 

 

Great Valley High School Art Department Faculty­ - Instructor for beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses, including Advanced Placement in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture.

2007-2012    

Chichester High School Art Department Faculty- Instructor for beginner and intermediate, courses in painting, drawing and ceramics. Mural arts coordinator and instructor.