art online: October 2020

1.

My painting Untitled (Abstraction 5 of 7) is included in “Wild Lands”, curated by Gina Tuzzi. She writes, “Finding our place in the balance is one hell of a dance.” This online exhibition will be live through December 6, 2020.

You can view the exhibition on the Artist Alliance website.
> artistalliance.space/exhibitions/wild-lands

2.

For the second year in a row, I’m happy to have a piece in benefit art exhibition for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. My painting Return is included in this auction (with online bidding this year) from October 24-30. Proceeds support participating artists (like me!) as well as the Bemis Center’s programs.

You can view the exhibition / auction on the Bemis Center website.
> bemiscenter.org/benefit
(for direct link to my piece, click on the painting below. currently available at the “buy it now” price until bidding begins on the 24th.)

Ps. If you want to receive updates about new work and upcoming exhibitions occasionally throughout the year, join my email list! Here’s a sample that went out recently.

Four Way Review

My drawing Meditation XXIII (open heart) is featured as the cover art for online literary journal Four Way Review’s summer 2020 issue! Two others are featured as part of the publication as well.

All three pieces share an all-over pattern composition and overlapping lines. For me, they serve as a reminder to see the communion in all things. I am not separate from or transcendent over other people, nor the natural world from which we all emerge. We are all beautifully/terrifyingly interdependent.

LINKS
> view my work
> read the entire issue (poetry, fiction, etc.)

Abstract Thoughts

image via Art In Res (art by moi)

Artist-curator Mel Reese included my drawing let there be warmth, let there be light in this edition of Art In Res’ Weekly Curation, Abstract Thoughts. She writes,

“The beauty… is in the imperfection, the moments when we can spot the hand of the artist in the perpetual loop.”

This drawing is available for sale via Art In Res, which allows you to pay in monthly installments if desired. I will contribute 50% of my proceeds from the sale of this piece to Brooklyn Defender Services.

questions / answers, July 2020

Last week, I answered these questions for an instagram feature curated by artist and teacher Veronica Aranda.

links: 1 // 2 // 3

What is your artistic practice?

I am a visual artist who makes paintings and drawings, and enjoys playing around in other mediums when given the opportunity. I have been keeping journals and sketchbooks since I was a child, and consider daily writing or sketching to be a crucial part of my practice. My work uses observation of patterns as a framework for considering attention, embodiment, and communion.

What is art for you?

Art is learning to see more clearly, and responding in a generative way. I think about “learning to see” in the senses of honing my skills of observation, growing in the ability to remain connected to the present moment, and of paying attention to reality in the world and in myself, even (particularly!) when it’s difficult. For me, this is a spiritual practice.

What/Who/Where inspires or motivates you for your artistic practice?

This week, I’ve found inspiration in: cherry tomatoes ripening in our container garden, the book “Enduring Lives: Portraits of Women and Faith in Action” by Carol Lee Flinders, colleagues across the museum field who continue to call leaders to account for institutional racism and unfair labor practices, writings on pregnancy by Amy Bornman and Caitlin Metz, and conversations with a dear friend about the false divide between art and craft.