Education – Fine Arts
MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Study Abroad, Parsons Paris, France, 1990-92
Education – Related Studies
Graduate coursework, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Graduate coursework, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Special Education, Ceramics, Illustration III
Certificate in Display & Presentation, London College of Communication, UK
Associate in Applied Science, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Textile and Surface Design
Artist in Residence, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A.
French Institute Alliance Française, Montclair, NJ, U.S.A.
Goldsmith’s Art & Frame Gallery, Cheshire, CT, U.S.A.
Greenwood Lake Gallery, Greenwood Lake, NY, U.S.A.
The Everview Inn, Woodbury, CT, U.S.A.
YMCA, New Britain, CT, U.S.A.
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT, U.S.A.
Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT, U.S.A.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Genie de la Bastille, Paris, FR
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Miami Performance International Festival, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
Vermont College of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Montpelier, VT, U.S.A.
Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire, CT, U.S.A.
Bethlehem Fair, Bethlehem, CT, U.S.A.
Southington Juried Art Exhibition, Southington, CT, U.S.A.
David James Gallery, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.
Simsbury Festival, Simsbury, CT, U.S.A.
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
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
Arts Enrichment Instructor, Cheshire Senior Center, Cheshire, CT
Instructor, King’s Academy, Cheshire, CT
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
Chronic stress, depression, memory/trauma, resilience