ABOUT

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My decades of drawing, painting and printmaking are coming together these days in works that combine all three with other adventurous mediums. Presently, I use collage, encaustic, handmade paper, and gilding to layer over a print—building pattern and color. Hexagons cut from the decorative interiors of envelopes have been a driving force.

 

I was born in Mexico and grew up in Mexico City and Acapulco, before coming to the US at age thirteen. The artist Francisco Dos Amantes and the zoomorphic figures of Aztec friezes influenced my early work. I studied English and French Literature at Simmons College and the Sorbonne in Paris, and painting at the Triveni Kala Sangam Akademi in New Delhi, India. These intersections of cultures, techniques, and philosophies have fueled my investigations of states of mind, scenes from dream, fantasy, and interior life – through drawing, painting, print, encaustics.


Fascinated with the flexibility, experimentation, and the rich materials and technique of print processes, I’ve taught printmaking and experimental transfer processes throughout the New York metropolitan area, including the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and have enjoyed residencies at the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Vermont Studio Center. My works are in corporate and private collections including Cablevision, Rutgers University and the New York Public Library. From 2005-2007 I served as President for the National Association of Women Artists and I’m still on the Board. Last October County Executive Marc Molinaro and Arts Mid-Hudson honored me with the Dutchess County Individual Artist Award.

I ❤ living and working in Poughkeepsie!

EDUCATION

Simmons College, Boston
1970 | City College, NYC and Lehman College, Bronx NY Graduate Credits 1970-1975 Old Church

Cultural Center School of Art, Demarest, NJ
1981 | Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India (6 months)
Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ

SELECTED FEATURED SHOWS 

2022

-Now, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY

2020 

-Our Angle –100 years of Freedom We Rise

Poughkeepsie, Trolley Barn Poughkeepsie, NY

 

2018
-Gilded Security, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY
-Starring Security, Cunneen Hackett Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY

 

2017

-Selected Works, Ulster Savings Bank, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Favorites, Law Offices of Steinberg, Symer & Platt, Poughkeepsie


2015
-Invasives and Celestials, Babycakes Café, Poughkeepsie, NY


2009
-On the Theme of Windows, Beahive, Beacon, NY


2007
-On the Theme of Windows Beahive, Kingston, NY
-Old and New, Haworth Municipal Library, Haworth NJ


2008
-Favorites, Palisades Park Library, NJ
-A Cup of Kindness, Village Tearoom, New Paltz, NY


2005
-Billie Holiday’s Plastic Gardenia and other Woodcuts and Prints (based on artifacts from Jazz Institute), John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers, Newark, NJ


2004
-Medusa Variations, Grace Institute, NYC
-Architectural, Design Studio 230 W38 St. NYC


2003
-The Empty Room, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ


2002
-Winner’s Show, NJ Visual Arts Center Overlook Hospital, Summit NJ

SELECTED AWARDS

 

2020

-Annual Anna Walinska Memorial Gold Medal in Mixed Media, National Association of Women Artists, NYC


2019
-Dutchess County Executive Annual Award for Individual Artist, Duchess County, NY

 

2018

-Honorable Mention, Juried Member Show, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Juror: Lynn Palumbo,


2016
-Best in Show, “Rise Up”, Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, Maryland

-Honorable Mention, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock, Juror: Karlyn Benson, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon


2015
-Robert Angeloch Annual Award for Excellence in Printmaking, Woodstock Art Association

-Honorable Mention, Small Works, Woodstock Art Association, juried by Maria Christine Case, Director of Windham Fine Arts


2010
-Honorable Mention, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock

 

2008

-Fellowship Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY Residency Vermont Studio Workshop, Johnson, VT

 

2007
-Printmaking Award, Hoboken Center for the Arts

 

2004

-Residency Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2003

-Merit Prize, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit NJ
-Award of Excellence, Twilight Park Artists 56th Annual Art Exhibition, Haines Falls, NY juried by Charles Stainback (Director SITE Santa Fe) & Linda Shearer, (Director Williams College Museum)
-Second Prize, Hunterdon Museum of Art, juried by Rocio-Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City Museum
-3-week Artist’s Residency at WSW, Rosendale, NY


2002
-Promise Award, NJ Center for Visual Arts, juried by Victor Davson, Aljira Gallery,

-Experimental Award, Clifton Center for the Arts, juried by Barbara Flexner, Director

-3-man Show Award, Freyberger Gallery, U of Penn Berks/LehighCampus, Marilyn Fox,

 

1998
-Aida Whedon Award for Printmaking, NAWA Annual Exhibition, juried by Janet Fish

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

2022

-Upstate Art Weekend, The Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie, NY

-Poughkeepsie Open Studios, Poughkeepsie Open Studios, Poughkeepsie, NY

-On the Edge, Gallery 26 at the Historic Vendue Art Hotel, Charleston, SC

-Harmony, NAWA show at Crayola Gallery in The Banana Factory Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

-Jazz Forum 5 Man Show, Tarrytown, NY

-Annual Members’ Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

-Object of Curiosity, Juried by Karlyn Benson at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY

-NAWA Then and Now, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

-She is … 2022, One Art Space, New York City, NY

-The Body Beautiful III, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Gratitude, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock NY
-The Holiday Show, Julie Torres/LAB SPACE, Hillsdale, NY


2021
-Power of 13, Ceres Gallery, NYC
-NAWA 132nd Annual Exhibition, One Art Space, NYC
-Members’ Show, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock NY

 

2019

-Export 2109, Mid Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
 

2018
-Summer Punch, Woman’s Work Art Gallery, (2 person show) Poughkeepsie, NY

-Body Beautiful, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Changing Spaces, TAG (Tivoli Artists Group), Tivoli, NY
-“Poughkeepsie’s Own”, Mid Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie NY Hyde Park Artists Collective, Hyde Park, NY
-Members’ Exhibit, Gallery at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck NY


2017
-RABBIT HOLE 2, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn
-128th Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wolf & Po Kim Gallery, New York City
-WAAM Active Members Show, Woodstock, NY
-POWer of 13, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016
-Small Works, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon
-Hyde Park Artists’ Collective, Hyde Park, NY, monthly exhibits
-Woodstock Art Association & Museum, monthly exhibits
-June @ St. Margaret’s Historic Site, Red Hook, NY
-Vases, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY


2015
-Hyde Park Artists’ Collective, Hyde Park, NY
-Family Matters, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Postcards from the Trail/Thomas Cole Historic Site, Catskill, NY
-Any One Can Fly, ACA Gallery, NYC


2014
-Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
-NAWA Annual, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, NYC
-Postcards from the Trail/Thomas Cole Historic Site, Catskill, NY


2013
-Active Members’ Wall, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY

-WAAM@NAWA, National Association of Women Artists, NYC
-Printmaking Affiliates ACNNJ, Art Center, New Milford, NJ
-Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2012
-Prints@Prince, Prince Street Gallery, NYC
-Postcards from the Trail/Thomas Cole Historic Site, Catskill NY

-123rd NAWA Members Exhibition, NYC
-MIC: Check, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
-6th Borough, Middle Main, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Earth, Fire, Water, Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock NY


2011
-Prints@Prince Street, Prince Street Gallery, NYC
-Artistas Latinos, Hudson Valley Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
-Artists’ Choice, Historical Society of Newburgh, Newburgh, NY

-Red, Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
-Recent Work, Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock, NY


2010
-Recent Work, Woodstock Art Association (WAAM), Woodstock, NY


2009
-Drawings, Sculpture, Photographs, WAAM, Woodstock, NY
-Flowers Galore, Barret Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
-120th Annual NAWA Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC


2008
-Pistils and Stamens WAAM, Woodstock, NY
-Small Works, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


2007
-Insights into Suburbia co curated with Esther Thyssen, PhD ,N.A.W.A. exhibition traveled to galleries at Sage College of Albany, Purdue University Galleries, Rutgers Newark


2006
-Personal Totems, Adelphi University, Long Island

-Printmaking Affiliates, Arts Center of Northern NJ, New Milford


2005
-Hand Pulled printworks curated by Barbara Landes and Eileen Ferara, Victory Hall, Jersey City
-Anniversary Show, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ

 

2004
-Penumbra II, Ocean County, Tom’s River, NJ

-Printmaking Exhibition, Curated by Anne Winner, Ann Brown,
-Artists Five, Uma Gallery Curated by Audrey Leeds, NYC

-Member’s Show, Pen & Brush Club., NYC
-115th Annual NAWA Exhibition, 88 Greenwich, NYC, juried by Faith Ringgold, Suzanne Anker, JoAnn Isaaks
-Dimensions, Graphics Conference, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, Exchange Portfolio


2003
-World Paper Challenge II, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers
-Penumbra @ La Guardia High School, NYC
-Alma Latina, Curated by Mariana Maldonado, County Executive’s Office, Hackensack, NJ
-Poetry Into Print: Impressions Inspired by Verse, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
-“Wish You Were Here”, Postcards From Our Friends, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
-Curator’s Choice, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College, Reading, PA
-Hunterdon Museum of Art, Member’s Show, Clinton, NJ juried by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
-Conversations, Collaborative Projects, Jersey City NJ
-Rites of Spring, 10-man NAWA exhibit, 928 Broadway, NYC

-Pocket Change & Other Pleasures . . . Artist’s Books, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson U., Wayne, NJ


2002
-28th Annual Juried Member’s Show Printmaking Council

-Summer Show, Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY
-Elizabeth Foundation, NYC, NAWA Annual Show - juried by Edwards, Nene Humphreys
-Penumbra at Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, NYC
-American Gothic, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ
-Salute to Women in the Arts, Nexus Gallery, NYC


2001
-The Laurie W. and Irwin Borowsky Gallery/Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA (5-woman) City

-Without Walls Gallery, Metro Show (touring), Newark, NJ