An art lifer of photographer parents, oils claimed me for their own at age eleven. In a twist of fate I was smooshed by a taxi and lost the use of my painting hand during my senior year at SVA. I muddled through to finish my BA in 2000, resigning hope of making a proper "go" at the art-world. But a leopard cannot change her spots and I took a studio credit while finishing my MA thesis at Columbia. Shortly after graduation I friended Jerry Saltz on Facebook and through his page found the art world again. Jerry announced the advent of X-Initiative's BYOA, a three story free for all in the old Dia building. I had nothing to lose, and I went. That’s where I met Jerry for the first time. He liked my work: “You’re going to make it as a painter,” he told me, and with that I decided I owed it to myself to keep going.
Solo and Feature Shows
2016 | Prepositional Painting, solo, Chashama 300, NYC – Awarded NEA Grant 2014 | Venn, solo, Tompkins Square, NYPL, NYC – Artcritical Pick 2013 | Source, Bernard Klevickas & CJ Nye, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery and Performance Space, Bay Shore, NY 2011 | Eponymous solo, The George Bruce, NYPL, NYC 2010 | Shave & a Diptych - Two Bits, solo, Barber Bart, NYC 2001 | Eponymous solo, Earth 2 Mars, NYC
Select Group Shows
2017 | In*Formation : Women in Reflection, c: Ann Smith, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI 2016 | Sideshow Nation: Thru the Looking Glass, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2015 | A Weekend at the Old Gem, presented by Arts@Renaissance with support from the NYC DCA, Brooklyn, NY 2014 | Cavellini Festival, c: Mark Bloch, White Box, NYC 2014 | Content in Absence, Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program, Pierro Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ 2014 | Those Little Things, Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program, Pierro Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ 2012 | It’s a Small, Small, World, c: Jayson Musson, Family Business, NYC 2010 | B.Y.O.A., X Initiative, NYC 2000 | Plural Dimensions, c: Jack Whitten, SVA Gallery Soho, NYC
2016 | THoF IV image onboard OSIRIR-REx, 2021-2023 unmanned mission to Bennu asteroid, NASA 2015 | Moon Drawing #04802, The Moon Drawings project, Carnegie Mellon University 2014 | Bob and Roberta Smith Art Amnesty, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY 2013 | Selected for Curate NYC online exhibition by guest curator Debra Simon 2013 | Selected for Curate NYC online exhibition by guest curator Amanda Hunt 2011 | Artists and the Economy, Postcard Protest to the White House (initiated), President Obama responded
2007 | Columbia University, MA Arts Administration 2000 | School of Visual Arts, BA Fine Art