Artist’s Statement

Life’s ambiguities, love, loss and longing, are the subject matter for my artwork. They often reflect my personal experiences, as an artist, teacher, traveler and twin. These ideas evolve through an intense engagement with found objects, collage materials, art history, and the meaningful search for content. My process is based on tableau photography. With an old 35mm camera, natural sunlight and found materials, I create a dialogue between the objects. In this new environment, the objects appear as actors on a stage, with a momentary pause in the action. The camera records this action, with results that mimics painting more than photography.

The Images reveal and conceal layers of information and ideas for the viewer to interrupt according to their own experiences. Often, the staged objects create a mood, a feeling of expectation that something has just happened—or is about to. A balancing act between what is real or merely realistic.


2022 *Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester MA

2020 All About Photo.com AAP Magazine Merit Award

2019 Center for Photographic Art Carmel CA

         Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins CO

2018 Gray Loft Gallery Oakland CA

         Smith Andersen Gallery Bay Area Currents San Anselmo CA

         Camerawork San Francisco CA

2017 SF Camerawork Gallery Lecture-Book Launch San Francisco CA

2016 ZYZZYVA  (Literary Journal) Spring/Summer Featured artist including both covers.

2015 The Dryansky Gallery PRIVATE VIEWS, HIDDEN REFLECTIONS San Francisco, CA

         RMA Institute: The Beginning Anticipates the End – The End Anticipates the Beginning:

2012 The Perfect Exposure Gallery Los Angeles CA Thavibu Gallery Beneath the Veneer – Installation Bangkok Thailand

2011 Photographers Market Place Side Gallery Featured artist Rayko Photo Gallery San Francisco CA

2010 Bolinas Museum Botto’s World Bolinas CA Rayko Photo Gallery The Last Kodachrome San Francisco CA Illinois State University Galleries 2010 Alumni Exhibition Normal IL

2010 Kathmandu Photo Gallery Bangkok Thailand Installation: Hidden Gardens – Private Views

2009 RayKo Photo Center San Francisco CA Still Life Selections Pro Arts Gallery Oakland CA

2008 PhotoArt Asia Expo 2008 Bangkok Thailand Exhibition Lounge & Zen Gallery at Central World San Luis Obispo Art Center San Luis Obispo CA Group Exhibition: California Dreamin’

2007 Kathmandu Photo Gallery Bangkok Thailand Installation: Stranger in a Dream RayKo Photo Center ( Side Gallery) San Francisco CA Installation: On the Edge of Safe

2006 GarageGallery San Francisco CA

2005 Pro Arts Gallery Oakland CA Montclair Gallery Oakland CA RayKo Photo Center San Francisco CA

2004 Los Medanos College Pittsburg CA

2003 University of California Chico CA Café Comptoir San Francisco CA

2002 San Francisco Open Studio Hunters Point Shipyard CA

2001 Noe Valley Art Space San Francisco CA The Lift Gallery San Francisco CA

1999 Summerhill Gallery Chapel Hill NC

1997 Rayko Gallery San Francisco CA

1995 US Information Agency Washington DC International Traveling Exhibitions

1994 Metropolis Contemporary Art Gallery Seattle WA Museum of Contemporary Crafts San Francisco CA

1993 Crawford and Sloan Gallery New York NY Hassel/Haeseller Gallery Denver CO

1992 International Sculptural Center Washington DC Master Gallery Denver CO

1991 La Mama Galleria New York NY Photographer’s Gallery London UK

1990 Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery New York NY P.S. #1 Long Island City NY Alcove Gallery Henry Street Theatre New York NY

1989 Blum Helman Warehouse New York NY Asian American Art Center New York NY East Carolina University Greenville NC Metropolis Gallery Dallas TX

1988 Z-Zai Project Tokyo Japan Metropolis Gallery Dallas TX ‘Locus Gallery St. Louis MO 1987 Elektika Gallery Miami FL

1986 Alternate Galley Dallas TX Mobilia Gallery Cambridge MA American Crafts Museum New York NY [ALSO 1983. 1984]

1985 Smithsonian Institution: Renwick Gallery Washington D.C. Texas A & M University, College Station, TX Gallery One, Ft. Worth, TX Jane Baum Gallery, New York, NY Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, TX City Without Walls Center, Newark, NJ Village Gate Art Center, Rochester, NY American Crafts Museum, New York, NY

1984 New York University, New York, NY East Texas State University, Commerce, TX Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, NY

1983 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL Quadrum Gallery, Boston, MA American Crafts Museum, New York, NY

1982 Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago, IL DeVille Gallery, New Orleans, LA Heller Gallery, New York, NY Zoma Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Gallery One, Ft. Worth, TX Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Art Expo ’81, New York, NY Zoma Gallery, New York, NY

1980 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS, Canada University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

1979 Tiffany & Co., Chicago, IL Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL Slocumb Gallery, (ETSU), Johnson City, TN Synopsis Gallery, Winnetka, IL Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI Americans In Glass, Wausau, WI University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


MFA, MS, BS: Illinois State University Bloomington – Normal IL

Lectures & Experience

Selected Public Lectures

SF Cameraworks San Francisco CA

Las Positas College Livermore CA

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Arts Department Bangkok Thailand
Tokyo Loretto Heights University Denver CO
Long Island University C.W.Post Long Island NY
Bass Museum of Art Miami FL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL
Richland College Dallas TX
North Texas State University DentonTX
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Halifax N S Canada
College of the Mainland Texas City TX
Smithsonian Institute Washington DC
The New School New York City NY
Penland School of Crafts Penland NC
University of Tennessee Knoxville TN
University of Kentucky Lexington KY
University of Montana Missoula MT
Memphis Academy of Art Memphis TN
Montana State University Bozeman MT
Academic & Related Experience
Los Positas College Livermore CA 2003 to Present
East Carolina State University Greenville NC 1989
Columbia University Teachers College NYC NY 1985
Texas A & M University CommerceTX 1985
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA 1983
NSCAD University Nova Scotia Canada 1976, 1980, 1984 (Summer Sessions)
Appalachian State University Boone NC
*Extension Campus Director NYC NY 1979-1981
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL 1979
East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 1978-79
Montana State University Bozeman MT 1978
Western Illinois State University Macomb IL 1969-77
Parsons School of Design NYC Art Consultant Dominican Republic 1987
Bass Museum of Art Miami FL Lecturer 1986
University of Illinois Urbana IL Adjunct NYC Program NYC 1982-84
Gallery at Lincoln Center Assistant Gallery Director NYC 1983-84