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.

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.

 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

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

                        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