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My latest series of mixed media self-portraits focuses intensely on the subjects of femininity, self-conflict, stereotype and strength. I use the image of my own portrait to study and understand the psychological effects of society's pressures on women. Each painting analyzes a specific theme such as fear, women's rights, a mythological character, or a personal experience.
Painting is at once a means of expressing something that I feel strongly about in everyday life, and a means of understanding what I didn't even know was there. It is in these surprise revelations that I find excitement and creative reward.
Hartford Art School, BFA Painting, Art History Minor, Magna Cum Laude, 2001
Marchutz Painting School, one-year study, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1999-2000
Guided Museum Study, France, Italy, 1999-2000
Soprafina Gallery, Somerville, MA, 2003-2004
Cambridge Framery Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2003
Founders Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, 2002
Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, 2002
Mill Art Gallery, Lawrence, MA, 2001
Taub Hall Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 2001
Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT, 2000
Marchutz Atelier, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2000
Awards and Achievements:
Third in Show, juried exhibition, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, 2002
Honorable Mention, Founders Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, 2002
Rudolph Zallinger Painting Award, Hartford Art School, 2001
Visiting Artist, Watkinson School for Inventive Learning, CT, 2001
The Constantin Christofides Art History Prize, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2000
Boston Globe Scholastic Art Award, Silver Key Winner, Boston, MA, 1997