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
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
2019 Artist in Residence, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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.
1996 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.
2019-2020 Volunteer Teacher- Achievement Centers Foundation, Delray Beach, FL
Developed and implemented curriculum for process-oriented art
Toddler thru Preschool Program
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
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
chronic stress, depression, memory/trauma, resilience