Memoir Published: Vita: Growing Up Italian, Coming Out, and Making a Life in Art
I recount my childhood in an Italian American family as the conformity of the Fifties gives way to the free expression of the Sixties. The excesses of art school in Boston and life on a commune in upstate New York evolve into a happy lesbian life and a focused and rewarding art career. Click pic to read more
Recent: A Short History of Contemporary Abstraction
Curated by the artist James Austin Murray, this exhibition is at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, theough April 30. Click pic for info and a list of artists. Photo: Laura Fayer
Recent: Recent History of American Abstraction
"Continuity to Change: Recent History of American Abstraction" took place at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery, College at Brockport, State University of New York. Exhibiting artists include Liz Ainslie, Siri Berg, Emily Berger, Susan Bonfils, Gabriele Evertz, Laurie Fendrich, Sam Gilliam, Mara Held, Pinkney Herbert, Al Loving, Katinka Mann, Creighton Michael, Lisa Nanni, Irene Rousseau, Ce Roser, Clover Vail, Patricia Zarate, and Nola Zirin. The exhibition was curated by Tim Massey
Recent: Solo at Arden Gallery, Boston
This was my ninth solo show with the venerable Boston gallery, now under the stewardship of Zola Solamente and Rick Boomer. Click pick to view a walk-through of the show
Fall 2018: Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago
Above, "Silk Road 421," 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches. Below: partial installation view
Recent: "Crazy Beautiful" At Kenise Barnes
View into the gallery with six "Silk Road" paintings. Click pic for a walk-through of the show
Recent: Organic to Geometric at PAAM
This exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetowm, Mass., curated by Carol Pelletier, presents exemplary work by professional artists working in the medium of encaustic. Click pic to view the catalog online in its entirety
This catalog accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. I wrote the essay, and my work is included in the show. Click pic to view entire catalog online.
Recent: "Domestic Disturbances" in Brooklyn
Curated by the painter Joanne Freeman. Click pic for more info. My "Silk Road 205" is shown below
Article byJan Lhormer in Provincetown Arts annual magazine. Click pic to read entire article
Recently Acquired by Montefiore Medical Center
A selection of digital prints from my "Silk Trail" series was acquired by Montefiore Medical Center's Fine Art Program via Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Click pic for more info
Recent: "I Always Return to Hue"
Solo at Arden Gallery, Boston. Click pic for more info
A book to mark 10 years of the ongoing "Silk Road" series, with installation views and review excerpts. Click pic to view
"Territory of Abstraction"
This 11-artist exhibition, at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia in 2015 considered reductive abstraction in its various forms. Click pic for my walk-through of the show
Jerry Cullum describes this 2015 group show at the Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta,as "best experienced as a single extraordinary installation before it is contemplated in terms of individual works. But this is a hard trick to pull off: We’re presented with too many individually distracting tours de force." Click pic for my walk-through, which contains a link to Cullum's review
"The Silk Road Paintings"
This wall of paintings was shown in 2015 at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York. Click pic for info
At the Cape Cod Museum of Art, this 2015 exhibition of six painters, curated by Sarah Hinckley, considered the role of location to abstraction. Click pic for the exhibition website
"A Few Conversations About Color"
My 2015 curated exhibition of seven artists whose work engages in a chromatic discourse, at dm contemorary, New York City. Click pic for a walk-through of the show and info, including link to an online catalogue
"Organic to Geometric"
"Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface," a 19-artist exhibition curated by Carol Pelletier, took place in 2015 at the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery of Endicott Collegelic in Beverly, Mass. Click pic for link to online catalog of the show. Photo: Cherie Mittenthal
Doppler Shift, curated by Mary Birmingham, at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, in 2014 featured 26 artists who use geometry and color to explore the illusion of difference between two- and three-dimensional space. Click pic to view catalog. Here, my "Chromatic Geometry 21," 2014, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches
Montclair Art Museum
My painting, "Cera 20," 1995, encaustic on canvas over panel, 18 x 18 inches, was included in "Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art," curated by Gail Stavitsky, at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. The exhibition was curated from work in the permanent collection. From left: Louise Nevelson, Jasper Johns (top center), my painting bottom right; Paul Ru
Online at Geoform.net
This and other work is online at Geoform.net, a curatorial resource of work in the geometric idiom. Above Ciel Rouge, 2008, encaustic on four panels, 48 x 67 inches. Click pic to access the Geoform site
Installation view: Atlanta lobby
This painting, Uttar 240, ( encaustic on four panels, 48 x 67 inches) was acquired from the Marcia Wood Gallery by Mark Williams Design, Atlanta