selected exhibitions
  • Carla Massoni Gallery, “24/7: The Creative Challenge”, Chestertown, MD, July 2008
  • Artworks Gallery, “Art Noir: The Emotional Undertones of Life”, Chestertown, MD, Jan. 2008
  • Carla Massoni Gallery, “Holiday Show”, Chestertown, MD, Dec. 2007
  • Memphis College of Art, Rust Hall Gallery,  “Threads”, Memphis, TN, Oct. 2007
  • Paper Boat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 2007
  • Project Angel Food (juried art auction), “Get Art”, Los Angeles, CA, March 2007
  • Sweet Usoapia, “Mini”, Oshkosh, WI, May 2006
  • Windhover Art Center (solo show), “Daughters and Nymphs”, Fond du Lac, WI, Aug. 2005
  • AtomicKatz, Oshkosh (solo show), “Surfacings”,
    Oshkosh, WI, June 2005
  • Coquette Cafe, Milwaukee, WI, Dec. 2004
  • Awarehouse Art Gallery, “Peace on Earth Goodwill to All”, Fond du Lac, WI, Dec. 2004
  • City Center Gallery, “Oshkosh 100”, Oshkosh, WI, Oct. – Nov. 2004
  • Windhover Art Center, Annual Windy Fund Raising Art Auction, Fond du Lac, WI, Oct. 2004
  • Marian College, permanent art collection, Fond du Lac, WI, Sept. 2004
  • Woman Made Gallery, “Annual Members Show”, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2004, ’05, ’06
  • New Arts Program, “Exhibition of Small Works” (annual show), Kutztown, PA, May ’01,’02, ’03, ’04, ’05
  • Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, “Works Worth Wrapping”, Milwaukee, WI, Dec. 2003
  • EC2 Fine Art Gallery, Fond du Lac, WI, Oct. 2003
  • Bubbling Well Art Gallery, Cape May, NJ, Aug. 2002
  • Reeve Memorial Union Gallery (solo show), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Sept. 1997
artist statement

Had you glimpsed inside my pocket?

Did you see my charms and seeds?

I am interested in that which is half-hidden and mysterious.  I’m drawn to subtle emotional states, what’s innermost, and often suppressed.  I’m drawn to things that fade.

My most recent work centers around young girls.  The figures appear in spare, symbolic vignettes.  Each piece stands as a part of an on-going, ambiguous narrative reflecting stories of vulnerability, reverence, loss, growth and spirit.

Dreams, fairytales and childhood memories greatly influence my images, which often evolve from an impression left by a dream or suddenly recalled early experience.  My interest in fairytales comes mostly from deeply connecting to them as a child, especially those in which the main character is female who, faced with limitations, prevails because of her purity and endurance.  Kiki Smith, Joseph Cornell and Virginia Woolf have inspired me. 


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