EDUCATION:

The Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA, Illustration Degree with a Painting Minor.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

2015-present Workshop Teacher, Nationally.

2008-present: Professional Fine Artist    

1998-2008: Commissioned Portrait Artist. In the collection of patrons across the globe.

1991-present: Artist in Residence, Beaumont School. Painting instructor and mentor.

1987-1998: Freelance Artist and Illustrator. Editorial, package design, book illustration, at local and national level. Fine Art exhibited regionally, and acquired in corporate collections including, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Key Corp, Bonne Bell.

1986-1987: Staff Illustrator, Rasic Art

 

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Artist Trust at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Site Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver CO

Woman X, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

May Show, juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor OH, Juror's Award

2016

Woman VIX. Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

2015

Woman VIII, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2014

Finalist in the Manifest Gallery 8th International Painting Annual

American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Woman VII, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery and Intown Club, Cleveland OH

INDA 9 International Drawing Competiton, Finalist

2013:

Ambiguity & Wisdom, Solo Show at The Carnegie, Covington, KY

Women Painting Women, Invitational, The Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Portrait Society of America  Members Only Competition, 4th Honor Award

Portrait Society of America International Competition, Certificate of Excellence

Woman VI, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

2012:

Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, 3rd Place, and 5th Merit Awards

Allied Artists of American Natiional Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, Gold Medal Ptg.

Raymar International Competition, Finalist

The Laumeister Juried Exhibition at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Woman V, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The Portrait Society of America International Competition, Certificate of Excellence

Solo Show, The Rhythm of Stillness, Fairmount Center for the Arts, Novelty, OH

2011:

Drawing Magazine Self-Portrait Competition, Finalist

Solo Show, The Rhythm of Stillness, Sullivan Gallery, Bay Village, OH

America China Oil Painting Artist League Nation Competition, Finalist

Art Renewal Center International Competition, Finalist

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried National Competition, New York, NY

Oil Painters of America, Eastern Conference, Orleans, MA

Raymar Juried Competition, Finalist

Woman IV, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Fairmount Juried Regional Competition, Novelty, OH, Best of Show

Backgrounds in the Forefront, Invitational, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY, 2 week residency

2010:

The Butler Midyear at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Women Painting Women, Invitational, Robert Lange Studio Gallery, Charleston, SC

Artist Magazine Annual Juried Competition, Finalist

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor OH, Best of Show

2009:

The Salon International Juried Competition, The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Art Kudos International Competition

American Women Artists Juried National Competition, South Street Gallery, Easton, MD

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Competition, Corse Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Feature article: "A Quiet that is Visceral" Fine Art Today

'Exploring the Path of Most Resistance' article for Artists on Art online magazine.

Curated by Alia El- Bermani, Site Unseen, Poets & Artists, February 2017

Curated by Daniel Maidman in Devotion, Poets & Artists, September 2015

Fine Art Connoisseur Today, feature article, February 2015

Curated by Steven DaLuz in the Power of Drawing Issue, Poets & Artists, December 2014

Combustus Magazine, Feature, June 2014

Fine Art Connoisseur, Self-Portrait feature, April, 2014

Fine Art Connoisseur, Interview, September 2013

Artists on Art, Spring 2013 Issue, The Call to Respond

International Artist Magazine, Dec/Jan #88, Cover Art and Feature demo article

Southwest Art, December 2012, Artist to Watch

Drawing Magazine, May, 2012

American Art Collector: November 2010

ArtSee Magazine: Nov/Dec 2010 issue