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, 1997

MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1973




"IN-TER-WO-VEN", Westwood Gallery, NYC, with Ron Morosan,

                                                   catalog essay by Eileen Tabios


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


 ”Second Nature," Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York


B4A Gallery, New York


Therefore Art, New York


Galleri Ahlner, Stockholm (with Cy Twombly)

Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago

Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden


 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY


 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 City


 “Vessels,” Truman Gallery, New York


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




The MacDowell Colony, Fellowship


Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques Spain, Residency


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Art Award, 2012-2013


The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program Award, including

the Richard Florsheim Art Fund Studio Award, 2011-2012


Loft Note Bene, Cadaques, Spain, Residency


The McKnight Award for Ceramic Arts

The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Residency


The MacDowell Colony, 9/11 Grant Award

Loft Note Bene, Cadaques, Spain, Residency


The Millay Colony for the Arts, Residency

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award, 2000-2001


The MacDowell Colony, Fellowhship 

The Women's Studio Workshop, 21 for 25 Grant Award

The Ruth Chenven Foundation Award


Empire State Craft Alliance Award


The MacDowell Colony, Fellowship

The New York Foundation for the Arts, Feellowship

Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City, Workspace Grant


Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant


National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship, 1994


Greenwich House Pottery, Residency

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Fellowship


Empire State Crafts Alliance Award 


Gottlieb Foundation, Emergency Grant

Kohler Arts/Industry, Kohler, WI, residency


Artists Space Exhibition Award


Residency, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE


Athena Foundation Grant to work at Socrates Sculpture Park

Artists Space Exhibition Award


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award, 1986-87


Artists Space Exhibition Award


National Endowment Matching Funds Grant to work at ClayWorks, NYC

Artists Space Exhibition Award


Colgate University, Faculty Research Grant

Sculpture Space, Untica, NY, Invitation


OxBow Summer School, Saugatuck, MI, scholarship


OxBow Summer School, Sagatuck, MI, scholarship




“Going Postal,” Salmagundi Club, New York


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


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


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

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


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


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


“Fracking,” Exit Art, New York City


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


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


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

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

Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton, CT


“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


 “Six McKnight Artists,” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis

“Gyrations,” Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn


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


 "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


 "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


 "Displacement," Gallery: Gertrude Stein, New York

"Past Present," DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago


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

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

"Y2KAOS," Dieu Donne Gallery, New York


 "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


 "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)


 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


 "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


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

Sculpture Center, New York

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


 "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


 "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


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

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


 "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


 "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


"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


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

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

New Reform Center, Aalst, Belgium


 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



Deborah Garfinkle, “All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go,”, November, 2016.

Phong Bui, Lisa Kim, and Jane  and David Walentas, Artists to Arts Vol. 2, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Volume 2 (2002-2016) 2016.

Grid Modorcea, “Romans at EFA,” Artpeka,  2014  Art/Industry: 2014

Ruth Kohler, Ezra Shales, Glen Brown, Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 201r.

Mike Sorgatz, Art in New York, April 15, 2012.

Adam Zucker,”Exhibitions at New Yorkʼs Exit Art,” Berkshire Fine Arts, February 9, 2011.

Benjamin Genocchio, “Married to Art and to Each Other,” The New York Times, April 27, 2008.

Helen A. Harrison, “With Luck, Iconoclasts Find Their Mediums,” The New York Times, February 26, 2006.

Stephen Mueller, “Personal Statements in Just One Color,” Gay City News, 23-29 June, 2005.

Ezgi Basaran, “Arnavutkoyʼ de bir New York sergisi,” KEFK, January 8, 2005.

Robert Sliverman, essay for “Six McKnight Artists” catalog, 2004.

Cynthia Nadelman, essay for “According with Nadelman: Contemporary Affinities” show at June Kelly Gallery, NY, 2003.

Gerard McCarthy, review, American Ceramics 14/1 (2002).

Eileen Tabios, My Romance, (2002).

Edwin Ramoran, catalog essay for "Paper Redux,"  exhibit at Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York (2002).

Holland Cotter, “Amid the Ashes; Creativity,” New York Times, Feb 1. 2002.

Stephen Luecking, "Biomorphs: Organic Abstraction and the Mechanics of Life," Sculpture Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2000.

George Tysh, "Grey Eminence," Detroit Metrotimes, June 13, 2001.

Herbert Reichert, "Sand in My Eye,", December 1, 2000.

Alan Artner, "Bloom's Motifs Lead Viewer on Selective Journey," Chicago Tribune.

Jurek, Polanski,, 1999; September 30, 1999.

Herbert Reichert, "New Island Views", Review, February 1, 1999.

Michael Fressola, "Different Approaches to the Same End,"Staten Island Advance, January 31, 1999.

Jane Ingram Allen, Sculpture Magazine, January-February, 1999.

Cynthia Nadelman, American Ceramics, 1998, Volume 13, Number 1.

Michael Goldman, The New York Times, November 22, 1998.

Julia Szabo, Newsday, February 28, 1997.

Jeanne Wilkinson, Review Art, October 15, 1996.

Vivien Raynor, “In Ridgefield, Works Familiar and New,” New York Times, September 4, 1994.

Der Patriot, April 8, 1994. Jeanne Wilkinson,

Cover Magazine, April, 1993. Kim Levin, The Village Voice, January 26, 1993.

Vivien Raynor, New York Times, September 13, 1992.

Kyle MacMillian, Omaha World Herald, July 17, 1992.

Interviews with David Paisley, KIWR-FM, Omaha, June 19, 1991 and July 30 1991.

William Zimmer, New York Times, September 16, 1990.

Robert Mahoney, Arts Magazine, November, 1989.

Vivien Raynor, New York Times, May 7, 1989 and August 6, 1989.

Amy Slaton, East Village Eye, November, 1984.

Art News, May, 1983.

Asa Berntsson, Sydsvenska Dalladet, November, 1979.

David Bourdon, Du, December, 1979.

Arts Magazine, March, 1979. Deborah Perlberg, Artforum, December, 1977.

Edgar Buonagurio, Arts Magazine, November, 1977.

David Bourdon, Village Voice, September 26, 1977.

Camilla Synder, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, September 11, 1977.

Vogue, June, 1976. House and Garden, November, 1976.

John Russell, New York Times, November 26, 1976.