Maine College of Art, MFA 2000. Mixed Media Sculpture.
Experimental mixed media such as Video, Performance, Digital Media, Printmaking included. Maintained Printmaking studio for two summers.
Selected to represent the class of 2000 and give the salutary address at graduation.
Massachusetts College of Art, 1998; Etching.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1994, 1998; Fine Arts Printmaking, Papermaking.
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Science in Geology, December 1994, Dean's List
Course work in Religion, Philosophy and Environmental Sciences
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Bookbinding /Bookmaking
January 1990- December 1991
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Major study in Art History, September 1988 to December 1989
Somerville Community Access T.V., Video editing with professional studio equipment. Spring 1999.
Massachusetts Cultural Council/Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship, Somerville, MA, January 2001, 2000.
Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Residency, Artists Support Grant, Johnson VT, December 1999.
Selected Public Art and Commissions
"Flow" Porter Square public art window (CVS). Cambridge, MA, February 2001.
"You are Here (Lawrence)", Commission for site specific mural in the offices of Waterflowers Ecological Design. Lawrence, MA. December 2000.
"You are Here (Merrimack River, Lawrence)", Boston Reclamation Artists. Site specific public ground mural at
National Historic Site, Lawrence MA. September 2000.
"You Are Here (The Mystic River from Winchester to Boston Harbor)", Boston Reclamation Artists. Site specific public ground mural at: Draw 7 Site & Davis Sq. Minuteman Bikepath. Somerville MA May, July 2000.
"9 Watertowers " Social Security Building. Windows Art Project, Somerville Arts Council,
Somerville, MA. July 2000.
"The Wave Part II" Somerville Theater. Windows Art Project, Somerville Arts Council,
Somerville, MA. July 1999.
20:2000. Brickbottom Gallery. Somerville MA, Feb 2001.
Schematically Inclined. Gallery Bershad, Somerville MA, Feb 2001.
Red. Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Jan 2001.
Community. The Maine Gallery: Wiscassett ME, Oct 2000.
Supernal Oddities. Somerville Museum: Somerville MA, Sept-Oct 2000.
Grand Opening, Filament Gallery: Portland ME, July 2000.
Exhibition of Painting, Glass and Wood. First Expressions Gallery: Boston MA, Oct-Nov. 1998.
Prints and Ceramics. First Expressions Gallery: Boston MA, May 1998.
Metal and Photography. First Expressions Gallery: Boston MA, April 1998.
Image and Verse. Cambridge Art Association: Cambridge, MA, April 1998.
Earth Month Exhibit. Emerson Umbrella for the Arts: Concord MA, April-May 1998.
Bridge Street Bakery: Waitsfield VT. Anna Shapiro, Artist/Naturalist: Oils and Watercolors April-July 1998.
Read I: emerging. Mobius Art Space, Boston MA. April 2000, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. July 1999.
Green Woman; Verging. Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. August 1998.
Blue Woman; Wave. Love Machine Event. Fine Arts Theater, Portland ME. February, 1999.
Red Woman; Emerging. Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. July 1999.
Yearly participant of Somerville Open Studios: MA. May 1998, 1999, 2000.
Audio Visual Technician, Immediate Connections. Boston MA. Set up and operate video, sound, Power Point and slide presentations for local conventions, hotels, universities and hospitals.
Park Ranger, Acadia National Park. 1996, 1997.
Created and guided field trip programs throughout the park. Oriented and educated visitors to the natural and cultural resources in the park. Specialized in geologic and biologic subjects. Prior competitive volunteer positions: Student Conservation Association, Canyonlands, Utah; Trego Wisc. Taught natural and cultural history to visitors, conducted back country patrols, search and rescue operations, contributed to the slide collections of the park.
Wilderness Guide, Darrow Wilderness Canoe Trips, Grand Lake Stream ME 1988,89,90,92,93,97,98.
Trained trip leaders and assistants in back country survival skills and ethics. Guided small groups of young adults on extended trips through remote areas of Northern Maine and Northern Quebec. Responsible for group safety, itinerary, equipment maintenance, menu, camper evaluation.
GIS Contractor, Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Northeast Harbor ME 1996 and RESTORE!:
the North Woods. Concord MA 1998,1999.
Created and managed Arcview databases for projects used by conservation staff. Evaluated system management, recommended future hardware upgrades. Coordinated information exchange with local and national conservation organizations.
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH. Fall 2000, Spring 2001. Teach a survey of art history to traditional and non-traditional BFA students.
Paper Arts: paste paper, xerox transfer, rubber stamping, bookbinding. Paper Source, Cambridge MA. Winter 2000.
Floor Me! Paper Source, Cambridge MA. June 1998, Sept 1999. Created
and taught a short course in the craft of making floor mats using decorative
painting techniques, decoupage, embossment and other creative methods.
Light Up Your Life Paper Source, Cambridge MA. June, Oct, Nov 1999. Created and taught a short course in beginning paper lamp shade construction using handmade paper, decoupage, cutout and design.
Sketching by the Sea Acadia National Park, ME 1996,1997 Park Naturalist.
Created a weekly program encouraging park visitors to
appreciate the history and beauty of the park. Taught beginning and experienced methods of observation and creativity to park visitors.
Beyond the Margins Bar Harbor, ME, 1997. Program Associate.
Worked in a program affiliated with Maine College of Art designed to teach college art students the methods of interpretive design for the National Park Service: provided scientific and historical information about Acadia National Park. Critiqued projects for scientific accuracy, visual impact and educational accessibility, co-hosted a juried review at Federal Hall NYC including: photo documentation, site orientation, represented Acadia N.P.
Wilderness Training Grand Lake Stream, ME, 1996-98.
Instructed back country safety and travel in canoes and sea kayaks. See wilderness guide below.
Paper Source. Cambridge, MA. 1998- present.
Workshop instructor / Assistant Manager. Assist artists and crafts people in the selection and use of handmade and fine arts papers, coordinate and teach workshops.
Decorative Painter. Boston, MA 1997 - 1998.
Consult with clients on home and business decoration ideas. Create and paint decorative finishes on ceilings walls and floors: faux marble, stone, wood; textured surfaces; interior and exterior murals.
Canoe Craftswoman. Houghton Canoes, Brunswick, Maine 1996, 97,98.
Crafted high quality wood and canvas canoes from original canoe molds. Repaired and restored antique canoes. Traditional and modern methods used. All lumber prepared in shop; cedar ribs and planking, ash gunwales, mahogany deck plates.
Mystic View Task Force
Boston Reclamation Artists
Somerville Arts Council
Visiting Artist, Somerville High School. Worked on a special project with
vocational engineering Students. Cooperatively gathered online information,
created maps and produced a plan for local public artwork.
Studio Assistant, Annette Lemieux, 1999. Assisted in the installation of a river sculpture for the Cambridge River Festival.
Puppetry Assistant; Art Beat, Somerville MA 2000, First Night Boston 1999, Emerson Umbrella Earth Day Parade, Concord MA, 1998. High energy public puppet making with socially and environmentally conscious puppet companies.
Salmon Fishing Assistant, Stevenson WA, 1991. Assisted native Americans during the summer fishing season. Attended public meetings, performed net repair and stock canning.
Porter Square public art window (CVS) Cambridge, MA, Feb.
20:2000 Grantwinners Show. Brickbottom Gallery. Somerville MA, Feb.
Schematically Inclined. Gallery Bershad, Somerville MA, Feb.
Red. Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Jan.
Schematically Inclined. Gallery Bershad, Somerville MA.
MCC Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council/Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA.
are Here (Lawrence)", Commission for site specific mural in the offices
of Waterflowers Ecological Design. Lawrence, MA.
Community. The Maine Gallery: Wiscassett Maine.
Supernal Oddities. Somerville Museum: Somerville MA.
Grand Opening, Filament Gallery: Portland ME.
"You are Here (Merrimack River, Lawrence)", Boston Reclamation Artists. Site specific public ground mural at National Historic Site, Lawrence MA.
"You Are Here (The Mystic River from Winchester to Boston Harbor)", Boston Reclamation Artists. Site specific public ground mural at: Draw 7 Site, Davis Sq. Minutemen Bikepath. Somerville MA.
Windows Art Project, Somerville Arts Council, "9 Watertowers " Social Security Building. Somerville, MA.
"Red Woman; Emerging", (performance) "Student Works" Mobius Art Space, Boston MA.
MCC Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council/Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
Studio Center, Artist residency, Artists Support Grant, Johnson VT.
Windows Art Project, "The Wave Part II" Somerville Theater. Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA.
1998 "Blue Woman; Wave". (performance) Love Machine Event. Fine Arts Theater, Portland ME.
"Painting, Glass and Wood" Juried group show. First Expressions Gallery: Boston, MA.
"Prints and Ceramics" Juried group show. First Expressions Gallery: Boston, MA.
"Metal and Photography" Juried group show. First Expressions Gallery: Boston, MA.
"Image and Verse"Juried group show. Cambridge Art Association: Cambridge, MA.
"Earth Month Exhibit" Juried group show. Emerson Umbrella for the Arts: Concord, MA.
Have you ever stood near the edge of a dam looking over one shoulder at the water's expansive surface reflecting sunshine beside your feet; over the other shoulder looking down the cavernous slope into a trickle of a riverbed a mile below? This is the site where I gain most of my inspiration.
I continually return to the qualities of water, the uses of it and the metaphors of it. The simulated and real containment and leakage of water may reference the landscape as well as associations with wetness of the body. I search to create the moment of wetness and spillage, escape from a package, fluidity seeping out of constraint. I strive to evoke the feeling of escape and accident. Intentionally making leaks and flows that accidentally impose into the modern world of structural grids in dams, skyscrapers and sidewalks.
My current work has developed from issues of freedom, constraint, emergence, and sedimentation. The expression of free flow and containment is created primarily by using water, tempera pigment, clear containers (vinyl, tubing, glass) thread, manufactured items, as well as performance within these elements and photographic and video documentation of the process. The works exist in large scale, site specific public areas as well as in smaller interior installations, sculptures and drawings.
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