I believe strongly that subject matter in art is the force that drives style, My canvases are peopled with characters, both real and of my own invention. The paintings are juxtaposed like collage, or have a more realistic space. There is an implied libretto. They often have a layer of private meaning, and provide an invitation to the viewer's imagination.

The subjects should be seen in the larger context of dislocation and cultural hybridization. Living in New York City, I am a witness to the arrival of immigrants, and the human panorama of people of diverse cultures going about their daily lives. I have tried to dream their lives.

The collision and the intermingling of these millions of foreign-born people representing so many races and creeds, make New York a permanent exhibit of the phenomenon of one world. The citizens of New York are tolerant not only from disposition, but from necessity. Here is New York, E.B. White.


Born: Monroe, Michigan

Collections:
Many private collections
University of Maryland School of Social Work
CB Richard Ellis

EXHIBITIONS (*One-person show)
2016 - PLUS ÇA CHANGE, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Maribeth Flynn
ART FROM THE BOROS, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
RETRIEVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL, The Painting Center, New York, NY, Curators: Alyce Gottesman, Bill Hochhausen, Jack McWhorter
NOWHERE/EVERYWHERE, The Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School in Weston, Weston, Mass., Curator, Todd Bartell
EXPO 35, B.J, Spoke Gallery, Huntington, Long Island, juror: Mary Potter
LESSONS, St. Joseph's College, Touchy Hall, curator: Ramona Candy
2015 - OPEN CALL, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
WIDE OPEN 6, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY, Juror: Rujeko Hockley
2014 - The Moveable Feast Theresa A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, Curated by Virginia Butera and Raul Villarreal
2013 - Working It Out, curated by Mona Brody, Alyce Gottesman, and Jo Ann Rothschild, The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY10001. June 18-July 27.
Father, Daughter, Husband, Wife, Brother, Sister, curated by Jim Furlong, Guild Gallery II, Fulton Center, New York, NY, September 12-November 12.
2012 - Reflections St. Joseph's College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (SONYA members)
Represent Brooklyn, TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Present Global Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
Diversity Dhakka, Bangladesh sponsored by Art in the Embassies Program
2011 - IN PORTRAIT, A group exhibit at Blank Space Gallery, New York City.
2010 - Word Up, a juried exhibit at St. Joseph's College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Catalogue available, presented by SJC Council of the Arts.
2008-10 - SONYA Group Exhibits, TRA Gallery and Classon Walls, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 - One-person show at the Berkeley College Gallery, New York, NY 10017.
2006-07 - Group Exhibit at CB Richard Ellis, New York City, curated by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center.
2006 - Married to Art, at Gallery of the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, Santa Barbara, Calif., Ditte Wolfe, curator
2006 - May 19 - June 15: Here Comes the Bride, Juried show, Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago Illinois; Curated by Beate C. Minkovski.
2005 - April 9 - May 7: One person exhibit.
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534.
2003 - July 10 - August 16: Summer Group Exhibition
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.
2003 - November 25 - December 20: SMALL IMMENSITIES
The Painting Center, 52 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013.
2001 - CITY RHYTHMS, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, N.Y., Titia Hulst curator.
1995 - *ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, Gallery 10, Washington, D.C.
1994 - American Ambassador's Residence in Djibouti
Africa through the Art in the Embassies Program.
LAGRANGE NATIONAL BIENNIAL
Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia. Susan Lubowsky, juror.
1993-98 - The Emerging Collector, West 123rd Street, NYC.
1993 - FILE PIX, Paul Hancock, curator, Art Initiatives slide file. Tribeca 148 Gallery.
1992 - BODY DOUBLE, La MaMa La Galleria, NYC.
REFIGURING THE FORM, sponsored by OIA, 101 Wooster, NYC.
Pratt Alumni Show, President's Office Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
1991 - 101 Wooster, 3-person show curated by Christine Ritche.
1986-87 - MYTHS AND MAGIC, PS122 and Henry Street Settlement, NYC.
1986 - REAL, SURREAL, Park Avenue Atrium, NYC.
MYTHS AND MAGIC, Rye Free Reading Room, Rye, NY.
EXTENDED FAMILY, Henry Street Settlement, NYC.
1984 - ART AGAINST APARTHEID, Columbia University Teacher's College and Hunter College, NYC.
1983 - ART OF NORTHEAST USA, Silvermine Guild for the Arts, New Canaan, Conn. Suzanne Delehanty, juror.
NOT OUT OF FASHION, The Art Bar at Zippers, NYC.
Juried exhibition, Rye Art Center, Lisa Phillips, juror. Rye, NY.
1982 - SEXUALITY IN ART; TWO DECADES FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE,
curated by Eunice Golden, Westbeth Gallery #1, NYC.
NEW WAVE SPLASH: IMPACT IN THE VISUAL ARTS, White Plains, New York.
1981 - POST-MODERNIST METAPHORS, Horace Brockington, curator, Alternative Museum, NYC and Real Artways, Hartford, Conn..
HOMEWORK, curated by Harmony Hammond, traveling exhibition organized by Art Referral Service of CAPS:
The Woman's Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York; Syracuse University; Henry Street Settlement, NYC; and SUNY Old Westbury.
EVENTS; ARTISTS INVITE ARTISTS, The New Museum, NYC.
1980 - REGALIA, Henry Street Settlement, NYC.
1977 - GARMENT WORKS,, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California.
Group Show, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
FANTASY CLOTHES, FANTASTIC COSTUMES, Arco Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California.
1976 - *Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1974 - DRAWING SHOW, Long Beach City College/El Camino College, California.
1973 - DRAWING SHOW, Womanspace Art Gallery, Venice, California.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
- 2013 WORKING IT OUT catalogue available.
- 2013 Working It Out show at the Painting Center in InveroArt.com, I Draw Pictures to Remember You July, 2013.
- 2010 Paintings are featured in the quarterly journal of Jungian thought, "Psychological Perspectives: Image and Imagination"
- James Calm, NY ARTS, City Rhythms @ the Pelham Art Center, April 2001.
- William Zimmer, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Catching the Beat of Urban Life, March 2001.
- MENNINGER PERSPECTIVE, illustration, publication, 1997
- DANCE MAGAZINE, illustration, publication, 1996
- ART IN EMBASSIES, Djibouti, catalogue, 1995.
- BODY DOUBLE catalog, 1992.
- Barry D. Miller, Not Out of Fashion, DETAILS Magazine, 1983.
- Marc H. Miller and Tom Wolf, Aspects of Pattern and Decoration, ART NEW YORK video, 1982.
- VIEWS BY WOMEN ARTISTS, catalogue,Women's Caucus for Art. 1982. - HOMEWORK catalogue, traveling exhibition, 1981.
- EVENTS; ARTISTS INVITE ARTISTS catalogue, The New Museum, NYC,1981.
- Joyce Howe, 'Homework' Artists See Feminine Reined In,
- THE VILLAGER, New York City, December, 1981.
- Kay Larson, NEW YORK Magazine, May 1981.
- John Perreault, Clothes Call, THE SOHO NEWS, December 23, 1980.
- Maureen Conner, Form Follows Fashion, ARTFORUM, December 1979.
- Ruth Askey, Garment Works, ARTWEEK, March 4, 1978.
- Carolyn Dyer, Sculpture into Costume. ARTWEEK, January 1977.
EDUCATION
- Adelphi University, 1997 Masters in T.E.S.O.L
- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1960-64. BFA.
- Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1959-60.