Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, I graduated from Boston University with my BFA in painting in May of 2016.
My interest in art lies in the exploration of self as well as in the physical construction of paintings. I seek out therapeutic craft practices and attempt to elevate them to the level of fine arts through the experimental mixture of media. I work not only with paints but with embroidery, weaving, ceramics, wood, and bisque pottery as well. Often these and other forms of art will come together in one piece, linked by color, pattern, or a unifying thread. Through a process of visually and physically breaking down and reconstructing a subject, which is often rooted in a deeply personal place, I am able to create something that is both structurally unique and personally rewarding.
I am also highly interested in the practice of coming to know another through the art of portraiture. To sit with someone else, and to look at them with the intensity of an artist studying her subject, yields interesting information about the sitter and my relationship to him/her. Rarely do I feel such vulnerability on both sides of an interaction as I do when creating a portrait from life.
Even with all this in mind, I try not to take myself too seriously and enjoy making ridiculous work from time to time.
My artistic influences include, but are not limited to, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Alice Neel, Marc Chagall, and Madge Gill.
Aside from painting, my interests include dogs, books, wine, memes, and comfort foods.
Moore College of Art and Design — 2022-present
Pursuing Certification in Art Education
Boston University – 2012-2016
BFA in Painting
Dean’s List: All semesters
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Broken Vision, Gallery 5, Boston, MA September 26-October 7, 2015
2023 Women in Art, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2023 Woman - 2023, Exhibizone, Ontario, Canada
2023 Femina - 2023 (Exhibition and Publication), Gallerium/Biafarin, Ontario, Canada
2023 [Women], HMVC Gallery, New York, NY
2023 Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Spring Open, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2023 Colorium - 2023 (Exhibition and Publication), Gallerium/Biafarin, Ontario, Canada
2023 True Beauty (People, Landscapes, Animals, Objects), Biafarin/Exhibizone, Ontario, Canada
2023 Literally, A Figurative Art Show, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
2023 Strike a Pose, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, MA
2023 Celebrating Women, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
2022 Plantarium, Biafarin, Ontario, Canada
2022 2022 National Multi-Media Juried Art Show, Wilson Arts, Wilson, NC
2019 Amuse Yeux, Golden, CO
2018 “Art All Night,” Artworks Trenton
2016 Boston University BFA Thesis Show, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2016 FUEL (Inversant) Gallery Exhibition, Boston, MA
2014 Boston University Fall Student Exhibit 2014, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2013 Boston University Fall Student Exhibit 2013, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2023 Artistonish Magazine Issue #30, January 2023
2022 Artistonish Magazine Issue #26, September 2022