Lives and works in NYC. Co-founded the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. Became a landscape architect. And now a printmaker.
EDUCATION BA Medieval History – Hunter College, NYC BS Landscape Architecture – City University, NYC Licensed Landscape Architect – New York State Printmaking - Manhattan Graphics Studio Solar printmaking – Dan Weiden
EXHIBITIONS Westbeth Gallery, Printmakers from Mexico, Cuba and New York, 2016 International Print Center of New York, juried show, 2016 Westbeth Gallery Printmakers Show 2015 Metropolitan Museum, NY Multimedia Pop Up show 2015 Rebel Gallery, NYC 2013 Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ 2012 First Street Gallery, NYC 2011 Rogue Gallery, NYC 2010 Deer Island Art Gallery, Deer Island, ME 2007 - present
COLLECTIONS Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York online catalog Private Collectors including Edward S Casey, CA and NYC Vin Diesel, CA
GRANTS Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2013 Joan Mitchell Studio Grant 2013
AWARDS Miriam Chaikin Endowment Fund Writing Award 2017
PUBLICATIONS San Francisco Journal of Hope and Peace Winter 2016 San Francisco Journal of Hope and Peace Spring 2015 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION New York City Artists Circle, NY
My printmaking emerges from my career as a landscape architect, and my years as a feminist playwright and theater producer.
While writing and design allowed me to experiment in different ways with the dynamics of gender, identity, and nature , it was through printmaking that I found a way to examine in solitude, these ideas, especially within a specific cultural context.
As an artist of mixed West Indian and Dayak heritage, some of my work explores the complex iconography of the colonizing narrative especially its photographic imagery of women and children. Juxtaposing these images with artifacts of power, patriarchy, racism, and ignorance has become a way for me to both pictorially subvert the original message, and to externalize the responsibility of the artistic gaze .
And that responsibility has grown: to look at what is being seen. To be impious of my own experience. To use the grammar of provocation, metaphor, and archetype in order to find resonance with those who are unheard, and give representation to the marginalized and the suppressed, whoever they are, wherever they exist.
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