My work is mainly figurative with a strong focus on highlighting the beauty and power of the female form.  In a society that was built to bring down women, I am fascinated with the ways in which women use their femininity to their secret advantage.  

The meditative process in my prints and sculptures are crucial to their development and meaning.  As a woman, I like to convey strength and endurance in the carving and building involved in both mediums.  


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2010-2013- CUNY Lehman Bronx, NY Masters in Art Education (MA and Certification May 30, 2013)

2011- School of Visual Arts, NYC Studio Art Elective- Sculpture

2006-2010- SUNY Purchase Purchase, NY Bachelors in Art History & Visual Art

2005- SUNY Purchase Summer Visual Arts Program


>Bronx Street Signs 2014/2015

Worked alongside the DOT, Vision Zero, and Groundswell to design street signs raising awareness for Pedestrians to "Stop Look then Go"  with 18 of my sixth grade art students.  My project also aimed to boost confidence in my students who are picked on because they are placed in bilingual classes   

>Mural Work- South Bronx Summer 2013

- organized and received funding to create three 6ftx18ft murals along the the walls of the Jackson/Melorse projects on east 156th street with the neighborhood children to help spread art, creativity and voice in the community

>Artist Assistant to Anna Marie Magagna Scarsdale, NY & NYC  (May 2009-Present)

-Catalogue art by the decades

-Email correspondence, web design, museum proposals, photograph work

-Representative at the “Stephen Burrows:When Fashion Danced” Exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York (ongoing until July 28, 2013)

>Artist Assistant Summer 2013, NY, NY

Represent Urban Artists in spreading peace in at risk communities through hosting, curating, and art education

-created silkscreened shirts for events

-host and promote gallery shows

-volunteer with local kids

>Artist Representative- Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY  (May- June 2012)

- Represented artist: Jonathan Villoch (Depoe) for press releases and publicity for exhibit.

>Supervisor for the De-installation of Katharine Harvey’s Chandelier at the World Financial Center, NYC  (May 2012)

-In full charge of carefully disassembling and packaging the sculpture and supervised the workers assisting me.  

>Art Installation and Assistant for Katharine Harvay NYC  (April 8-15 2012)

-Made a 21 foot by 47 foot three tier chandelier out of recycled plastic for the World Financial Center Winter Garden to promote recycling and the art of reconstructing trash into beauty.

>Cake Design and Customer Service- Riviera Bakehouse, Ardsley, NY  (Aug 2003-Aug 2010)

-Manager, customer service, designed cakes and creative compositions for special occasions

-Painted cake designs with melted chocolate; such as, portraits.

-Billing, bank deposits, inventory, account balancing

>Student Assistant- Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase, NY  (Jan 2010-May 2010)

-Museum Exhibition Seminar, name recognition on gallery wall

-Assisted with 12 other students and curator Tracy Fitzpatrick, on the Faith Ringgold Exhibit.

-Submitted curatorial ideas on exhibition planning and curriculum for museum education.

>Curator, and Assistant Curator The DUMBO SPOT, Brooklyn, NY  (2010- Jan 2011, June 2012- January 2013)

-Mapped out gallery space and artwork placement

-Decision making process, framing, lighting, hanging, installing


-Taught groups of 2-4 year olds Japanese Karate

-Student 1999-present (first degree black belt)


June-August 2015- The Blue Door Gallery, Group Show, Yonkers NY 

May 2013- Pop up Shop, 520 8th Avenue Manhattan, NY

May 2013-July 2013- “6x6”, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

May 2013- Marcel Breuer Gallery, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

December 2012- 12 Gallery, The DUMBO Spot, Brooklyn, NY

August 2012- Group show at El Fogon Center for the Arts Bronx, NY

May 2012- Lehman College Group Show Bronx, NY

July 2011- Bar East, Manhattan, NY

June-August 2011- Canned- Group Show Westchester Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY

March 2011- Marcel Breuer Gallery, Lehman College Bronx, NY

January 2011- Heaven No More- Group Show, The DUMBO Spot, Brooklyn, NY

2009- SUNY Purchase Group Show Purchase, NY

2004- SUNY Purchase Student Show, Purchase, NY

2003- Student Show at Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY


Spring 2014- Studio Visit Magazine Volume 26 -Juried into artist book for my sculptures

August 2013- News 12 Bronx- interviewed for my Murals at the Jackson/Melrose projects to bring art appreciation and voice to the community

June 26, 2013- BBOX Radio- The Many Shades of Green- I was interviewed on my work with recycled materials and sculpture

July 26, 2011- Blooming Lotus Life Blog- article mentioning my can sculptures featured at a music event

January 2011- Mention in AM New York (for the Heaven No More Show I curated)


I've been all all over the inner city and suburbs teaching art and enrichment from babies to middle and high school.  I'm currently running a new art curriculum for middle schoolers in the South Bronx that hasn't had an art program in over 16 years.   I get to strengthen and spread my understanding of the visual art world by day, and then reflect and make my own art by night!  For further information on my teaching resume, email me at



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