Professional Experience ~

LECTURES: Artist talk and workshop on "The Art of the Mail" where I share examples of my own correspondence and community based artwork as well as give each audience a demonstration as to how they can create their own hand crafted piece to be mailed away.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum - Washington, DC (November 2007)

New York Public Library - Mid Manhattan Library - New York, NY (July 2007)

University of District of Columbia - Washington, DC (November 2006)

ARTS IN HEALTHCARE: These experiences provide art as a means of healing to cancer patients, families and friends of patients and hospital staff.

North Fork Breast Health Coalition Riverhead, NY (April 2008 –
2011) Providing art classes for breast cancer survivors on the North
Fork of Long Island. Classes have included handmade folding cards and
memory boxes.

Southampton Hospital Southampton, NY (October 2007 – Present)
Collaborating with the South Fork Breast Coalition to provide art classes
for breast cancer survivors. Classes have included "Autobiographical Book
Making" and "Correspondence Art for the Holidays." Provided art
workshops during the May 2008 retreat at the Spa at Grand Lodge in
Lebanon, CT.

NYU Medical Centers New York, NY (April 2005 – January 2008)
Artist in residence at NYU Medical Centers in Manhattan in adult oncology.
I worked both bedside and in the out-patient infusion center teaching art
to patients and their families. Projects include book binding, painting,
drawing, collage and clay projects. Projects are done in one session or
longer - based on the needs of the patient. Projects are developed to
accompany disabilities or special needs of patients. Programs also
developed for staff workshop to give them a creative outlet and a break
from all of the stress which accompanies their jobs.

The Creative Center New York, NY (December 2005, May 2007)
Taught a series of book making and corresponding art classes to cancer
survivors. Each workshop series gave participants a chance to learn
new art skills and experiment with creativity in a supportive
non-judgmental environment.

ART WORKSHOPS: These workshops provide art to a variety of audiences and age groups in New York City, Long Island, Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC. (April 2005 - Present) Subjects such as print making, book binding, correspondence art,and collage. Groups range from school children and adults. Workshops taught at the Eastside Cultural Society (Portland, OR), Secondary School of Journalism (Brooklyn, NY), Hayground School (Bridgehampton, NY), Hayground Camp (Bridgehampton, NY) The Creative Center (New York, NY), NYU Medical Centers (New York, NY) Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, NY), Hampton Library (Bridgehampton, NY), Suffolk County Historical Society (Riverhead, NY), East End Arts Council (Riverhead, NY), The Art League of Long Island (Dix Hills, NY), Islip Art Museum (Islip, NY) and The Hampton Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Southampton, NY.)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: I was a guest artist at one of the national parks along Lake Michigan during the month of June 2006. During my stay, I lived in my tent and completed a mail art project where I created a daily postcard from my journal sketches focusing on the wild flowers within the park. Upon returning to my home and studio, I created a hand bound book of my artwork inspired from the park. In addition to my artwork, I presented an outdoor evening slide lecture on my own community based art practice and provided an art workshop for the public.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Art Institute Online (2007-2010) - typography and design layout • Dowling College, Oakdale, NY (2001 to 2003) - graphic design and ceramics • Art Institute of Portland, Portland, Oregon (2000 to 2001) - graphic design & foundation arts.

Education ~

Goddard College ~ Plainfield, Vermont (August 2005)
Degree: Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts ~ with a focus on
book arts, mail arts, writing. photography and ceramics.

University of Delaware ~ Newark, Delaware (May 1996)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications
Minor degrees in art history and ceramics.