Articles About Recent Shows
- 2011: "Assenza Presenza,"
Museo Comunale D'Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
- 2006: "Invisible Realms
- Dialogue With A Virtual Prince," Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy
"Il Celio in una Settimana," L'Associazione Culturale Celiomatografo,
- 2003: "The Song of Memory,"
CIIS, San Francisco, CA
"From New York to Athens," Kultur.Raum Im Rosenhaf,
- 2000: "The Song
of Memory," Notre Dame College, S Euclid, Ohio
- 1998: "The Song
of Memory," (preliminary exhibition) Int. Conference for
Partnership, Tucson, Arizona
- 1994: "Lavori su
Carta," Galleria Dusseldorf / Roma, Rome, Italy
- 1992: "Extremely
Urgent," Galleria Miralli, Palazzo Chigi Viterbo, Italy
- "Curate NYC," Rush Arts Gallery, topped ranked entries, New York, NY
- "Non cercarti fuori di Te.." Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome, Italy
- "Neri ed Ebrei ricordano insieme Sulle note della razza, L'Europa, la Shoah, l'Africa," Galleria Ottagoni, Rome, Italy
- "Pulling Down - Giorno Della Memoria," Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
- "Art in Boxes," Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- "International Paper Exhibition," Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
& MG Art International, CVB Space, New York, NY
- "Il Principe Azzurro,"
Studio D'Ars, Milano, Italy and Galleria 9Colonne
- Il Resto
del Carlino, Bologna, Italy
- "ExpoChronos, CMF
40x40," l'altrArte, Rome, Italy
- "Sothebys on line,"
New York, NY
- "Intuitive Absract
Painting," William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
- "Generations II,"
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
- "The Passion of
Art," Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
- "Drawing Show,"
Artists Space, New York, NY
- "Group Show,"
Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona
- "Mostra Collettiva
sul Bianco," Arrezzoli, Italia
- "Group Show,"
Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
- "Group Show," Lawrence
F Abrahamsen Gallery, San Francisco, California
- "Pulse Points,"
Eastern Regional Women's Caucus for Art Juried Exhibition, University
Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA
- "Art Celebrates
Life," Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
- "La Soglia Estrema:
Caravaggio," Galleria Polmone Pulsante, Rome, Italy
- "II Mostra Internazionale
d'Arte Contemporanea," Palazzo del Comune, Spello, Italy
- "Artisti a Pordenone," Fiera
di Pordenone, Pordenone, Italy
- "Fiori, Frutta
e Ortaggi," Galleria Eralov, Rome, Italy
- "Exhibition," Jaffe/Baker/Blau
Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
- "Vertigo," Darius
Gubala Gallery, New York, NY
- "Ultima Thyle," Centro
d'Arte l'Officina di Gorgia, Rome, Italy
- "Arte Fuori Circuito," Caffè
Latino, Rome, Italy
- "XXI Premio Sulmona,"
Palazzo dell'Annunziata, Sulmona, Italy
- "Artisti della
Galleria," Galleria Pont des Arts, Rome, Italy
- "Presenza," Rocca
Paolina, Perugia, Italy
- "L'idea del Volo" Galleria
Tempo Reale, Calcata, Italy
- "Exhibition," Printmakers
Gallery, San Francisco, California
- "Faculty Exhibition,"
Museum School of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Dr. Hans Smit
Museo Comunale D'Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
Notre Dame College
Tucson Museum of Art
Isabel Allende, San Rafael, California
Bonita Brindley, Washington, D.C.
Riane Eisler, Carmel, California
Abby Garfagnoli, San Francisco, California
David Loye, Carmel, California
Kimberly Miller, New York, NY
Paul Mithcell, Rome, Italy
Gianmaria Ponzi, Viterbo, Italy
Dr. Lucilla Ricottini, Rome, Italy
Gary and Loekie Schwartz, Maarssen,The
Dr. Franco Weisz, Rome, Italy
Peri Winkler, New York, New York
Cynthia Young, Los Angeles, California
Reviews and Texts
On The Issues Magazine, Winter 2012, photo in article by Merle Hoffman
On The Issues Magazine, Winter 2012, photo in article by Corinne A. Carey
Badische Zeitung , 9/14/2001, Freiberg, Germany (Review in German
Hayden's Ferry Review, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,
Riane Eisler, in Tomorrow's Children, 1999
Riane Eisler, in Sacred Pleasure, 1995
Giorgio De Genova, XXI Premio Sulmona Catalogue Review, 1993
Emidio De Albertiis, Reviewed "Extremely Urgent." in
Next, (Italian Art
Gianluigi Biagioni Gazzoli, Interview in Q di R, (Magazine of
Vittoria Biasi, Catalogue Review of "Extremely Urgent."
1975 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson
1983 - Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco State University
- 2011: Franklin Furnace Grant
- 2005: Fundación Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
- 2004: Change; Robert Rauschenberg Grant
- 1997: July - September "Artist in Residence" The Helene Wurlitzer
Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, New Mexico
- 1996: Sponsorship of
"The Song of Memory," a multi-media project, The
York Foundation for The Arts, New York, NY
- 1976: "Honorable
mention," Printmaker's Gallery, San Francisco,
My work in various art forms - dance, choreography, writing
and music - have informed and enhanced my primary work as a visual
artist. The inter-relationship of these disciplines develops my
awareness of the underlying principles that are essential in all
art forms. To begin with all art forms require presence and patience,
showing up for the work, even when nothing is apparently happening.
Then, listening, observation, decisiveness, but also release is
necessary for the creative process. Also, art is not separate
from growth as a human being and is often frightening and painful,
which above all requires courage and taking risks.
I see my process of painting as being like that of "archaeological
digging," in which I build up layers and scrape them away,
to discover what is there, or what seeks to emerge. By trusting
my intuition, I bring forth what is fresh and often surprising.
Writing, a morning ritual for many years, often surfaces in my
paintings. Sometimes words and lines of poetry weave through as part of the
textural layering, symbolically and materially holding and building the
painting. Other times, a form of automatic writing arises, resembling calligraphic
letters from a variety of cultures.
My most recent work with digital photography has evolved from
my relationship with the computer and technology. At first the
photographic images, printed on film transparencies, were integrated
into my paintings. The digital photograph itself then became comprehensive
and self-sufficient - with its highly sensitive play of light,
texture and surprise - for my concerns with capturing the invisible
My experience of living in Rome, Italy, from 1983 to 1995 has
had a significant impact and influence on my work. The city's beauty
has inspired me toward refinement and aesthetic choice, while its omnipresent
history such as the facades of old Rome, weathered with patina, permeates
my work. Italian culture and language, so rich and lively, has compelled
me to think and act in ways I would not otherwise have discovered. I see this
in my work in the richly textured, un-stretched canvases I use, which appear
to be part of the wall, and are often reminiscent of Italian fresco paintings.
Also, in my more recent photography a sense of antiquity resides
in my work despite the use of modern technology.