I am a mixed media artist specializing in textiles and fiber arts. My educational background is in studio art and design. I have an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. I also have an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Biology. Later I received a degree in Fashion Design (Tailoring) from F.I.T. and worked in the fashion industry for a number of years before transitioning to fine arts and arts education.
My art practice is a form of self-exploration. It serves as a channel of meaningful growth, expansion, and connection. My art pieces are like maps of my memories. They are fragments of my experience that I am working with, piecing together, and reconnecting to. I consider memory and subjective experience to be a necessary terrain of exploration, in the understanding and transformation of oneself. Taking this knowledge and consciousness one can then turn outward to explore larger questions of place and identity.
I am an experienced teaching artist and museum educator for almost ten years. I develop and teach arts programs independently, as well as in partnership with arts and cultural institutions, such as the Guggenheim, the Morgan Library & Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. I have led programs with people of all ages and backgrounds. I consider teaching an extension of my art practice, and I am passionate about sharing my love of art and learning with others.