The face is the portal to the person and their persona. Painting an image of the face is a means to express and explore the physical and psychological characteristics that make a person unique. I paint using gouache, acrylic paint, inkjet print, graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, or charcoal on paper or canvas. I use cangiante and chiaroscuro to achieve contrast between light and dark areas and the representation of solid forms.
GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Atelier Rosal, Rahway, NJ; Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City – City Hall; 111 First Street, Jersey City, NJ; 101 Hudson St., Jersey City, NJ; Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ; Justice William Brennan Court House Rotunda, Jersey City, NJ; Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ; Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ; Harborside Financial Center Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ; Windows on Columbus, Jersey City, NJ; Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ; Lux Magna Exhibitions, Newark, NJ; Irving Goldman Community Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Newport Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI; Fleet Bank - Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ; Hope Center for the Arts, Jersey City, NJ
LEADERSHIP: Member Board of Directors - The Charles Weidman Dance Foundation, Inc. 1980 – 2019, President of the board 2007 – 2016.
ART EDUCATION: Attended New Jersey City University, BA in Art (formerly Jersey City State College). Studied at The Art Students League, New York City, and The National Academy of Design, New York City.
ASSOCIATIONS: Member Pro Arts, Jersey City, NJ
ARTIST TALK: Slide Night, Jersey City Museum, November 9, 2006
BIBLIOGRAPHY: exit, April 12, 2006, A ‘Monumental’ undertaking, by Amy Kuperinsky; The Jersey Journal, March 24, 2006, Jersey On Display – Artists pay homage to Garden State in ‘Monumental’ exhibit, by Cotton Delo; The New York Times, March 15, 2006, Our Towns; A Monument to New Jersey? Imaginations Are Born to Run, by Peter Applebome; The Jersey Journal, October 22, 2004, All in favor of interesting art? The eyes have it, by Ahn Behrens; Waterfront Journal, October 14, 2004, The eyes are windows into Jersey City’s artists’ world, by Ahn Behrens; http://www.Artezine.com, No. 8, 2003, Kalazaklein, by Robert Sievert; The Star-Ledger, April 18, 2003, Exhibition Confronts Difficult Subjects, by Dan Bischoff; The Jersey City Reporter, December 9, 2001, The Living Image, by Prescott Tolk; The Jersey Journal, December 5, 2001, Sept. 11 Inspires Artists, by Daniel Schiff.
CATALOGUES: Windows on Columbus, A Pro Arts Project, Pro Arts, Jersey City, September 2003; 99¢, Jersey City Museum & Victory Hall Inc., April 2007; It’s Only Natural, Victory Arts Projects, March 2008.
CURATORAL COLLABORATIONS: Everything Digital, with Myron Rubenstein, 2005, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City; About Photography, with Edward Fausty, 2007, Victory Hall, Jersey City.
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