Born: Denver, Colorado, 1949

Lives and works in New York City and the Catskills, NY

Education: BA, Brandeis University, 1971

MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 197

MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1973


2016 “Wherever You Roam,”John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2004 “Radical Corpus Cartographies,” Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2003 “Keys to the Family Car,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

"24-7-365," Grey Gallery, Detroit

"Almost Like That,” Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY

2000. ”Hope, Mistakes, and Hollywood," Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

1999. ”Strange Attractors," DePaul Art Museum, Chicago,catalog, text by Joe Houston

1996. ”Talk Show," FAO Gallery, New York, catalog, text by Susan Canning

1994. ”The Imp of the Perverse," (with Ron Morosan), SchloB Overhagen, Lippstadt, Germany

1993 B4A Gallery, New York, catalog, text by Suzanne Anker

1992 ”Second Nature," Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York

1991 B4A Gallery, New York

1997 Therefore Art, New York

1980 Galleri Ahlner, Stockholm (with Cy Twombly)

Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago

Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden

1979 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

1978 Baltimore Museum of Art, curated by Brenda Richardson

School of Art, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

“Outdoor Pieces,” Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Truman Gallery, New York

1977 “Vessels,” Truman Gallery, New York

1976 Frostburg State University, (With Dustin Davis) Frostburg, MD


The MacDowell Colony, Fellowships, 2014, 1999, 1997

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Awards, 2012-2013, 2000-2001, 1986-1987

Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain, Residencies, 2013, 2006, 2002

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program Award including

Richard Florsheim Art Fund Studio Award, 2011-2012 McKnight Award for Ceramic Artists, 2004

The MacDowell Colony, 9/11 Grant Award, 2002

Millay Colony for the Arts, Residency, 2000

The Women's Studio Workshop, 21 for 25 Grant Award, 1999 Ruth Chenven Foundation, Award, 1998

New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowships, 1997, 1993, 1989 Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City, Workspace Grant, 1997 Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant, 1996

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Fellowships, 1994, 1978 Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Residencies, 1993, 1988

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Fellowship, 1993

Greenwich House Pottery, New York, Residency, 1993

Empire State Crafts Alliance, Awards, 1998, 1992

Gottlieb Foundation, Emergency Grant, 1990

Kohler Arts/Industry, Kohler, WI, Residency, 1990

Athena Foundation, Grant for work at Socrates Sculpture Park, 1987

Artists Space Exhibition Awards, 1989, 1987, 1985, 1984

National Endowment Matching Funds Grant to work at ClayWorks, NY, 1984

Colgate University Faculty Research Grant, 1980

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, Invitation, 1980

OxBow Summer School, Saugatuck, MI, scholarships, 1969, 1968


2018. “Going Postal,” Salmagundi Club, New York

2017 Stranger Things,” DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm

2015 “Pop-Up,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2014 “Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI

“What Time is It? Photography! Photography!,” The Studio, Staten Island, NY

2013 “Silhouette,” Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York

2012 “Open Studios,” Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn, NY

2010 “Fracking,” Exit Art, New York City

2008 “Couples,” Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY (catalog)

2007 “Disasters of War,” Treadwell Museum of Fine Arts, Treadwell, NY

2006 “Between Body and Object,” Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

“Art Faculty 2006,” Molloy College Gallery, Rockville Centre, LI, NY

Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton, CT

2005 “Monochrome Image,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

“Statement in the Art,” ArtSumer Gallery, Istanbul

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn

“Voice of the People,” Alley Culture, Detroit

2004 “Six McKnight Artists,” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis

“Gyrations,” Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn

2003 “According with Nadelman,” June Kelly Gallery, New York, curated by Cynthia Nadelman

2002 "Women Artists: Past and Present," Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

"Paper Redux," Dieu Donne Gallery, New York, catalog, text by Edwin Ramoran

"911/Artists Respond," Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bronx, NY

“Ground Zero Renegade Art Exhibit,” MONA, Museum of New Art, Detroit

“The 9/11 Show,” University Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

2001 "Honor the Earth Biennial, V," Alley Culture, Detroit

"911," Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn

"Paper Remix," Dieu Donne Gallery, New York (catalog)

"Local Color," Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, catalog, text by Lori Verderame

"For Love or Money," Dieu Donne Gallery, New York

2000 "Displacement," Gallery: Gertrude Stein, New York

"Past Present," DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago

1999 Grand Opening, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

"The Suitcase Show," DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

"Y2KAOS," Dieu Donne Gallery, New York

1998 "1998 New York State Biennial," curated by Linda Weintraub, New York State Museum, Albany, NY (catalog)

"Have Suitcase; Will Travel," Conductors Hallway Gallery, London

"New Island Views," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, (catalog)

"Whatever Floats Your Boat,"Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY

"Liquidation," Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1997 "The Power of Suggestion," curated by Cynthia Nadelman and Jackie Shatz, Hopper House, Nyack, NY

"More and More," The Islip Museum of Art, East Islip, NY (catalog)

1996 The Art Exchange Show, Ziegler-Fogel Exhibition Space, New York

Faculty Show, Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

"Visual Thinking," Galleria de Arts Plastica Contemporanea, Guatamala City

Wagner College Gallery, Staten Island, NY

"If The Shoe Fits," FAO Gallery, New York

"Stand Up Straight," 450 Broadway Gallery, New York

"A Festival of Paper," Rockefeller Center, New York

1995 "Introductions," Kouros Gallery, New York

"Close Proximity," Marymount Manhattan College, New York

"Hiroshima: From Me to You," Fukuya Gallery, Hiroshima

1994 "A Drawing Survey," St Marks Position, New York

"Women,” City University of New York, College of Staten Island

1993 "The Sublime Banana Peel," B4A Gallery, New York

Sculpture Center, New York

"Artist-in-Residence Show," Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York

1992 "Seven Artists (Who Happen to be Women)," Bemis Foundation, Omaha

"Summer, 1992," Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN 1991

”To Wit," Rosa Esman Gallery, New York

"Residency Artists," John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

"Exploit/Expose," Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn

"Without Walls," Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN

1990 "Proximity," B4A Gallery, New York

"Three Sculptors," Elsie Mott Ives Gallery, New York

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

"Out of Doors," Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CN (catalog) 1989 "Bemis/Sculpture," Kansas City Contemporary Art Center, Kansas City

Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Staten Island, NY (catalog)

" In Residency," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NB, curated by Daphne Deeds

1987 "Director's Invitational," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, curated by John Perreault (catalog)

"Artists Choose Artists," Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY (catalog)

1985 "Four Women Artists," Kade Gallery, Wagner College, Staten Island 1984

"Models for Outdoor Sculpture," Snug Harbor Cultural Center, SI, NY

"Sticks and Stones," Kenkeleba Gallery, New York (catalog)

"Invitational," A.I.R.Gallery, New York

1983 "Still-Life," Zim-Lerner Gallery, New York, curated by Ronny Cohen

Benefit for Franklin Furnace, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York 1982 "

New Work, New York," Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

"Beauty," ABC No Rio, New York

"Ceramic Forms in Art," Zim-Lerner Gallery, curated by Ronny Cohen

1981 "New Options in Sculpture," Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas

1980 "U.S.A. Women Artists 1980," Da Universidade de Sao Paolo

"The Language of Outdoor Sculpture," Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

"Women in the Arts," List Art Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

"Artists at Sculpture Space," Utica College, Utica, NY

1979 "Small is Beautiful," Albright College, Reading PA, curated by Marilyn Zeitlin, traveled to Bucknell University,

Lewisburg, PA, Drew University, Madison, NJ

Benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art, N.A.M.E., Chicago

"Gallery Artists," Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

Invitational, ARC Gallery, Chicago

1977 "Room 33," sponsored by Artists Space, New York

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

New Reform Center, Aalst, Belgium

1975 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York

3 Mercer Street Store, New York

Is This a Work of Art, II,” Truman Gallery, New York

Charlottenborg Hall, Copenhagen

“Group Indiscriminate,” White Columns, New York

1974 “A Generation of Brandeis Artists, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis, University, Waltham, MA, curated by Carl Belz (catalog)


John Anderson, Santa Fe, NM; Bass Museum, Miami; Bemis Foundation, Omaha; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Kohler Company, Kohler, WI; Dieu Donne Papermill, New York; University of Iowa, Iowa City; Carolyn Alexander, New York; Douglas Backeburg, San Francisco; Rena Bransten, San Francisco;  Mrs. Ed Bryant, Boulder, CO; Angelos and Charlotte Camillos, Ridgefield, Ct; Chris Carson, St. Louis, MO ; Virginia Cowles, New York;  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dietrich, PA; Froma Eisenberg, New York; Alice Goode-Elman, Stony Brook, New York; Henry Feiwel estate; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldberg, New York; Mr. Joel Grey, New York; Pat Hall; Stephen Hare, New York; Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO; Elizabeth Harris, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Herzel, Gencoe, IL; Debbie Lawrence, New York; Jill Dunbar, New York; Susan and Peter Lawrence, CT; Vera List estate; Guy Marbe, Malmo, Sweden; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; Helmtrud Mystron, Malmo, Sweden; Louise Nevelson estate; Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pearle, Dallas; Phyllis Ross, New York; Dr. Donald Rothfeld, Milburn, NJ; Catherine and Sergio Sagnier, Barcelona; Estelle Schwartz, New York; Martin Sklar, New York; Patricia Sneed estate; Mr. W. B. Dixon Stroud estate, PA; Lasse Theander, Malmo; Burton Tremaine estate; Bette Ziegler, New York; Jurgen and Elizabeth Wolf, Cologne; Petah Coyne, New York; International Media Institute, New York, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY


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