has an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting and BFA from Syracuse University’s Illustration program, where she spent twilights hanging hundreds of paper airplanes in cemeteries and drawing the finest lines. Under tutelage from Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan and Postmodern extravaganteur Dominique Nahas, her work reveals poetic excavation and absurd familiarity. She has studied at New York Studio School, New York Academy of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, and Dieu Donne. She is an active AIGA and CAA member with Awards of Excellence in Illustration from the Connecticut Art Directors Club, the New England AP News Executives Association, the New York City Society of Professional Journalists, and is included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. She holds residency fellowships from Syracuse University, the New York Studio School, Sumasil Foundation for Women’s Advancement, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, I-Park Artist Colony, and Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin. Her work spans from modernist print to whimsically odd ceramics and textile collage with influences including everything from Renaissance silverpoint to lithographic printmaking, bookbinding to custom taxidermy, ceramics, textiles, graphics, historical eastern & western paper making, anatomy, and art history. Her hyper dexterity has been valued from the American Museum of Natural History, gluing millions of tiny heads on ancient wasp specimens to Sesame Workshop as a muppet photoshop wunderkind.
She is now currently working on a body of work inspired by Bedouin and Japanese poetry, Tibetan mysticism, Mongolian nomadism, and the subway.