My collages have a visual vocabulary employing materials that are weathered, torn, faded, enriched by deterioration and calling attention to the past. Recent work explores the fragility of identity by using vintage photos and snapshots of unknown individuals gathered from yard and estate sales. From this pool of materials, new narratives are developed and explored. Illusionistic space, juxtaposition of shapes, antiqued verbiage and surface layering are employed to achieve my final visual statement.
Born Buffalo, NY 1948.
State University of New York at Buffalo.
B.F.A Cume Laude 1970.
State University College at Buffalo.
Selected Resume 2006-2011:
2012- "WNY Members of the National Collage Society", Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY.
2011- National Collage Society, Kent State University, Award of Merit.
2010- Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Collage–The Artistic Medium of Recycling, Award of Merit”.
2009- National Collage Society, Butler Institute of American Art, Award of Merit.
2008- “39th Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit”, Lockport, NY, Purchase Award.
2007- Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “National Exhibit”, First Prize.
2006- Buffalo Society of Artists, “110th Annual Exhibit”, Larry Bell Award.