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.
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
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
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.