EDUCATION 

Education – Fine Arts

2016

MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

1994

BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

Study Abroad, Parsons Paris, France, 1990-92

Education – Related Studies

1997

Graduate coursework, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Relief Printing

1997

Graduate coursework, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Special Education, Ceramics, Illustration III

1996

Certificate in Display & Presentation, London College of Communication, UK

1995

Associate in Applied Science, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Textile and Surface Design

AWARDS

2019

Artist in Residence, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions

2017

French Institute Alliance Française, Montclair, NJ, U.S.A.

2013

Goldsmith’s Art & Frame Gallery, Cheshire, CT, U.S.A.

2002

Greenwood Lake Gallery, Greenwood Lake, NY, U.S.A.

1998

The Everview Inn, Woodbury, CT, U.S.A.

1995

YMCA, New Britain, CT, U.S.A.

1993

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT, U.S.A.

1993

Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT, U.S.A.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

Genie de la Bastille, Paris, FR

2018

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2016

Miami Performance International Festival, Miami, FL, U.S.A.

2016

Vermont College of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Montpelier, VT, U.S.A.

2013

Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire, CT, U.S.A.

2013

Bethlehem Fair, Bethlehem, CT, U.S.A.

1994

Southington Juried Art Exhibition, Southington, CT, U.S.A.

1994

David James Gallery, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

1993

Simsbury Festival, Simsbury, CT, U.S.A.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 - 2018

Watercolor Specialist, Sea Star Waldorf School, Boca Raton, FL

2013 - 2014

Instructor (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT
Experimentation with Watercolor and Expressive Self-Portraits

2013

Visiting Artist, The Prospect Program at Wooster School, Danbury, CT
In collaboration with the Katonah Museum of Art

2012 - 2014

Studio Instructor, CPFA-Artsplace, Cheshire, CT
Advanced Watercolor

2012

Arts Enrichment Instructor, Cheshire Senior Center, Cheshire, CT

2012

Instructor, King’s Academy, Cheshire, CT

2012

The World of Art for Beginners; Winter Session, Cheshire, CT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - Arts and Design

2005 - 2014

Founder/Managing Director, Zonas Creative Carpets, Cheshire, CT

2005 - 2007

President, Hudson Valley Weavers’ Guild, NY

1999 - 2005

Creative Director, Bashian Rugs, Secaucus, NJ

1997 - 1999

Design Director, Odegard, Inc., New York, NY

AREAS OF INTEREST

Women’s studies and sexuality studies

Family systems

Chronic stress, depression, memory/trauma, resilience