SF Bay Area artist & educator
Drawing is my way of making connections with the world. My sketchbooks function as a medium for understanding my experiences. I began drawing in them while in college, sketching professors, fellow students, and passersby.
My sketchbooks are written and visual journals, containing observations about daily life. I delight in drawing my meals for example - the colors and textures of foods and serving dishes can often be visual feasts as well. This has led to my eating some very cold dishes. These sketchbooks are worlds withing themselves; they are my intellectual and emotional journeys which the viewer can share.
In recent years I have concentrated on drawing with ink. After many years of making prints, which is quite process-oriented, I respond to the immediacy of drawing with ink: its wet, flowing quality, the seeming permanence of the marks, and the fact that a combinatio of lines and washes can be achieved with a single tool: a brush.
The musician drawings are done from observation, at concerts, usually in the dark. These are often my favorite images - "gesture" drawings in which I'm simply trying to capture the actions of the musicians. There's something I love about the combination of the human figure and the musical instrument, which often has a beautiful shape of its own.
artists whose work I love to look at:
sam szafran + paula rego + david hockney + tom phillips + avigdor arikha + joyce treiman + feliks topolski + ben katchor + swoon + antonio lopez garcia + leonard baskin + alexander calder + william kentridge + winsor mccay + yayoi kusama + tara donovan + more
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2004 Sketches of Spain. Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA
1994 All About Eaves: drawings, prints & paintings of buildings. 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza, Seattle, WA
(Jewish-American) Prints. Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, WA
1993 Edifice Complex: Architectural works on paper. 595 Market Street, San Francisco
1989 The Little Prints. Amherst (MA) Community Gallery.
1988 The World is a Room. Thesis exhibition. Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1987 A Lincoln portrait: prints of a cathedral. Andover (MA) Antiquarian Bookstore and Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Orinda Library, 2019. Printmaking retrospective. Orinda, CA
2018 Big Ink, 3 Fish Studios, San Francisco, CA
2016 Artists Who Teach, Orinda Public Library, CA
2007 Cubberley Artists Open Studios, Palo Alto, CA
Artists Who Teach, Gunn High School, Palo Alto
2006 12 x 12: 12 artists · process + time · 12 months
A twelve month chronicle of the process of being an artist, from twelve points of view, Rose Shenson Community Art Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art
Cubberley Artists, Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Cubberley Artists Open Studios, Palo Alto
2005 CSP Works on Paper, Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Cubberley Artists Open Studios, Palo Alto
2004 Hello Self! Palo Alto City Hall.
Cubberley Artists at City Hall, Palo Alto City Hall.
Silicon Valley Open Studios, Cubberley Studios, Palo Alto, CA.
Thirst: 12 Emerging Bay Area artists. Hollis Street Project, Emeryville.
California Society of Printmakers 90th Annual Show. WORKS Gallery, San Jose.
2003 Cubberley Artists Third Annual Art Celebration. Palo Alto, CA
2000 Drawing: four artists. College Art Gallery. Shoreline Community College, Seattle
1998 Tradition & Transition in the 90’s. California Society of Printmakers. Somar Gallery, San Francisco
1995 Book of Ours: a portfolio of prints by the Seattle Women’s Caucus for Art at Agents of Change: New views by Northwest Women, Stonemetal Press, San Antonio, TX
& Smart Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 Small Images: Los Angeles Printmaking Society. San Fernando Valley Cultural Foundation, Woodland Hills, CA
She Prints: An invitational exhibition of six women printmakers. Sponsored by the Seattle Women’s Caucus for Art, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
1992 Open Studios, 1992. Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA
1991 1st International Miniprint Exhibition. Juniper Gallery, Napa Art Center Napa, CA
1990 Second Annual Printmakers' Exhibit. Juried exhibition. Gallery Seven: Gloucester. East Gloucester, MA
1989 Springfield Arts League 70th National Juried Exhibition. Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Paper in Particular 10th Annual National Exhibition of Works on/of Paper. Columbia, MO
1988 Faculty Show. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
American Drawing Biennial. Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
1987 2nd Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition. Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
International Graphic Arts Foundation Miniature Print Biennial. Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT & John Szoke Gallery, New York City.
1986 MS Gallery 2" x 2" Fourth Anniversary Show. Hartford, CT
1985 "Preview: a collection of seven emerging artists under 30." Greater Hartford (CT) Jewish Community Center.
Connecticut Women Artists 55th Annual Juried Exhibition. West Hartford, CT.
Fine Art Books
Fallen Angels: a gallery of wood and linoleum cuts by twenty artists accompanied by a tale as told to Jules Remedios Faye.
Published by The Street of Crocodiles Press, Sedro-Wooley, WA 1999.
The Ladies Printing Bee: an anthology of 39 letterpress printers and artists.
Published by The Street of Crocodiles Press, Sedro-Wooley, WA October 1995.
“An Eye for an Eye, Et Al,”Westbrook, Lindsey. East Bay Express, January 21, 2004
Art events, Eastside Week, October-December, 1994.
"Gallery Holds Second Printmaking Exhibit", Art Business News, April, 1990.
"10 Printmakers Picked", Gloucester (MA) Times, February 1, 1990.
"Local artists showing at Amherst Community Gallery", Amherst (MA) Bulletin, Dec. 14, 1988.
"Faculty Art Exhibit Highlights Professors' Current Work", Amherst Student, Nov. 9, 1988.
"Great Pleasures in Small Works", Hanson, Bernard, Hartford (CT) Courant, July 13, 1986.
The Boston Printmakers
California Society of Printmakers
Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Certificate in Green Printmaking. Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA 2016
Master in Teaching, Seattle University.
Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Master Class with Leonard Baskin, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Certificate in Printmaking. Slade School of Fine Art, London University, London, England.
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, with Honors in Fine Arts. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Syracuse University Arts Semester in Florence, Italy