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I explore themes of motherhood and time through a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing, and video. My work documents interactions with my daughter and reflects how my role as a working mother intertwines with my studio practice. I investigate and experiment with boundaries of time through specific guidelines that I set to limit each studio session and mimic the fragmentation of a maternal schedule. My current work pushes against society’s notion of the perfect mother and reveals the complex reality of motherhood with imagery of imperfect moments and child art compositions.

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2020      Master of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

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




2021     Reflex/Reflect. Icebox Project Space. Philadelphia, PA

             Pieced Together. Digital Collaboration. Artist/Mother Podcast

             WE ARE the School of Art.  Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA 

             Give Her Space. Philly Art Collective Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

2020     Formed Under Pressure. Marginal Utility. Philadelphia, PA

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




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




Wharton Esherick Museum Education Committee - Committee member for educational programming development. 



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.


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



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