People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY—2019
Inaugural Opening Reception, Castellain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY—2017
Highlights: Selections from Senior Seminar in Studio Art, Lipani Gallery, New York, NY—2017
Men and Women for Others Visual Arts Exhibition, The Mason Civic League, Hoboken, NJ—2017
Earth Angels NYC Gallery+Pop-Up, 33 Orchard St., New York, NY—2017
2016-17 Ildiko Butler Travel Award Recipients, Hayden Hartnett Project Space, New York, NY—2017
Full of Life Enough to Explode, Lipani Gallery, New York, NY—2018
What interests me in painting is the creation of another realm: what André Malraux posits in The Voices of Silence as the “immemorial impulse of creative art: the desire to build up a world apart and self-contained, existing in its own right.” Mine is a world of sea and sky, of rumination; where golden dawns commingle with unanimous horizons and time is illusory. In paint I yearn to fashion that which is beyond my quotidian experience. Nevertheless, fragments of daily life invigorate me and spill into the paintings. I brim over with purple sunsets, Atlantic Nor’easters, cosmic inquiries, the sun, the stars, the songs of birds. For me, paintings are what could not be contained.