Northwestern University Masters of Fine Arts
1988 Ford Foundation Integrated Arts Fellowship Recipient
Teaching Assistantship

University of Illinois at Chicago Bachelor of Arts in
Studio Arts

1985 College Honors and Departmental Distinction Faculty
Citation for Excellence


artist's statement

I think of my work as mental landscapes; visualizations of
different states of mind. The work explores the necessity
of dealing with doubt inherent in the human condition, often
a result of conflicting experiences of everyday life and the
conclusions drawn from them. This conflict is expressed by
the use of visual contrasts, such as organic shapes playing
off more geometric shapes (natural vs. man-made) or the
juxtaposition of differing painting styles, i.e. a smoother,
calmer surface against a more agitated, textural surface
(differing states of mind). Ambiguities in figure/ground
relationships express a fluctuating perception of reality. This
use of contrasts emphasizes the "circumstantial perception"
that alters what we find to be the truth. That these differing
parts somehow congeal into a cohesive whole is againa parallel
to the many contrasting facets of ourselves as individuals.