bio

I am an artist interested in finding visual form for the cacophony of life’s experiences by translating those experiences first into data and then arrangements of line and color. Having lived overseas for 19 years, in both Taiwan and India, my life has been lived in perpetual transit between various places I call home.  My most recent works seek to code my sensory perceptions of the world around me. I assign a color to each repeating element (for instance, the sudden presence of a car, or a bird song) and track the elements in order of appearance. Or I document a journey by allowing the movement of the vehicle in which I am riding to dictate my lines. These drawings and paintings are analytical and documentary in nature, and speak to the quixotic attempt to record, see, sort, and archive sensory experiences in a way that reflects the rhythms and patterns of my life. The practice of documenting, coding, and visually translating has become a way to locate and integrate myself as a foreign element, in motion, between worlds.

education

1993 MA Art, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

1985 BA Art, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

work

2014-present Art Instructor, Wenatchee School District, Wenatchee, Washington

1998-2013 Art Instructor, American Embassy School, New Delhi, India

1996-1998 Art Instructor, Seattle Hebrew Academy, Seattle, Washington, USA

1988-1992 Art Instructor, Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan

recent exhibitions

2016 Wanderlust, Group Exhibit of Book Arts, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2015 220@Mela, 6 Person Exhibit, Wenatchee, Washington

2014 The Morning Watch, Solo Exhibit, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Washington

2014 Accreted Terrane, Group Exhibit, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington

2014 220@Mela, 5 Person Exhibit, Wenatchee, Washington

2014 Tieton 10x10x10, Small Works Group Exhibit, Tieton, Washington

2014 Spring Show, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee Washington

2013 Translations, 4 Person Exhibit, Rose Hotel, New Delhi India

2012 Traffic Patterns, Solo Exhibit, The Drawing Room @ Alecca Carrano, New Delhi, India

2012 Framing the Question, 4 Person Exhibit, American Center, American Embassy, New Delhi, India

 

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