I have always been interested in how women adorn themselves. As a child I was fascinated watching my mother transform herself in the mornings and evenings through the use of makeup and hairpieces. I now use these feminine objects as a metaphor for personal expression. Using hair seemed like a natural subject. In this particular body of work, I intentionally limited my use of objects. Doing this allowed me the most room to explore the texture, pattern, line and mass of my chosen subject.
I spent many years studying traditional art methods. Now I am trying to take that tradition a step further. Each drawing is an attempt to limit myself: a piece of paper and some charcoal. I'm attempting to make the most from very little. Working on drawings this size is very physical. I extend my arms farther and farther apart with each mark. The drawing itself begins to take over the process. The image dictates to me what it wants to look like.
School Of Representational Art, Chicago, 1994-97
Florence Academy Of Art, Italy, 1993
Art Institute Of Chicago, 1976-80
Purchase Award: Lubeznik Center, Indiana
Award For Excellence: Evanston Art Center
New American Painting, 2006
solo or two-person exhibits
Being Woven, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, New York, 2008
Is Today Tomorrow, NavtaSchulz Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2007
Lifting The Veil, Lyonsweir Packer, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
Veiled, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, India, 2000
Koehnline Musuem of Art: Down To Their, Desplaines, Il 2009
Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Prints & Drawings:Works On Paper, 2009
Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, International Women's Exhibition. NY, 2007