1993-1997 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Oberlin College
Courses included a combination of studio work (painting, sculpture, large-format drawing) and Art History with an emphasis on Modern Art History. Senior Thesis culminated in a solo exhibit of large-scale mixed media paintings.
1995-1996 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Specialized in restoration, etching, fresco painting, Italian and Modern European Art History.
COLLABORATIVE MURAL PROJECTS
2002 Alice on the Wall, Chambers Street, New York, NY
Directed a Cityarts© mural in collaboration with students from Stuyvesant High School. An interactive piece, the mural invites its viewers to play with the life-size chess pieces and have a New York style picnic alongside giant ants and cockroaches. Just blocks from Ground Zero, "Alice" combines historical elements with fantasy to create a world of dreams where anything is possible.
2001-2002 The Mural Club, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Bronx, NY
Designed an after school program for children ages 14-18. Program included mural awareness and history, community organization, painting, drawing and graffiti techniques, and the design and creation of collaborative murals in Stevenson High School and the surrounding Park Chester community.
2001 Una Pequeña Historia de Nuestros Mundos, Yellow Metrobus, 511 Gervasio, Havana, Cuba
A collaborative outdoor mural created by myself and Cuban artist, Rodovaldo Rodriguez depicting aspects of Cuban History as well as the ideas and dreams of some of the residents in this three-hundred person community. Worked with the children of the community on helping to paint the large, yellow metrobus (a take-off on the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine.")
2000 Soul Journey, Carroll and Third St., San Francisco, CA
Aided in the creation of huge community mural in the Hunter's Point/Bayview area of San Francisco. Worked alongside Precita Eyes Community Muralists Association director, founder and legendary muralist Susan Cervantes.
1998-99 A People's History of Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Assisted in restoration of prominent thirty-year-old mural granted historical site status in 1998. Worked closely with noted muralists, O'Brien Thiele and Osha Neumann.
SOLO MURAL PROJECTS
2002 Jackie's Sunroom, Conyngham, PA
Indoor mural depicting the outdoor surroundings of the 1929 Sears home.
2001 Manhattan Treehouse, New York, NY
Small outdoor mural illustrating the classes and programs available (including art, music, cooking, dance) at this children's center on West 83rd Street.
2000-01 Memorial to Diana Avila, East Bay Sanctuary, Berkeley, CA
A small mural dedicated to the memory of Diana Avila, a Salvadoran woman active in the fight for justice in Central America, who died of cancer in June of 2000. The mural is housed in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a Berkeley non-profit organization that serves the Central American community, where Ms. Avila worked for five years.
2000 It's A Jungle Down There, Private Residence, Berkeley, CA
Five hundred thirty-two square feet of jungle painted in a little girl's basement playroom, complete with three-dimensional animals and trees made from papier-maché.
2000 Julia's Room, Private Residence, Oakland, CA
A mural of more than one hundred butterflies designed for the bedroom of a two-year old girl.
2000 Planet Rainbow, Rainbow Preschool, Oakland, CA
A large outdoor mural designed in conjunction with the children of Rainbow Preschool, featuring images of animals, outer space and underwater creatures.
1999 Chiropractor's Office, Kun Chiropractic, Hayward, CA
Office installation for local chiropractic office. Fourteen body-inspired panel paintings created and installed throughout the waiting and examination rooms to create a less clinical, warmer environment.
1999 Sign Language Alphabet, Gan Shalom, Berkeley, CA
A border painting depicting the letters of the American Sign Language created in a pre-school in Berkeley.