Master of Arts in Literature, 1995 / MFA painting, 1995
New York University, Gallatin Division
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 1991
Double major in literature and fine arts; minor in history.
Representation: William Morris Endeavor, New York, NY
Representation: Denise Bibro Fine Arts gallery, New York, NY
Non-fiction: articles, interviews, essays, film and art reviews for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Southampton Press, Sculpture Magazine, This Old House magazine, Associated Press and wire services, New York Gallery Guide, New York Resident, New York Magazine, Providence Journal, Petlife Magazine; Privately retained for catalog forwards for exhibits in museums and galleries, and public relations releases for educational institutions, retail establishments, blogs, and designers.
Fiction and Poetry: author, Dog Boy and Other Harrowing Tales (Rising Star, 2010), Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems (anthology, 2003), The Muse Strikes Back, (anthology, Story Line Press, 1997), The Literary Experience (anthology, Wadsworth, 2007), Conversations On Sculpture (anthology, University of Washington Press, 2007)
1991-present: Multiple solo and group shows exhibiting multi-media paintings and photography most recently at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in Chelsea, NYC; Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY; Sara Nightingale Gallery in Shelter Island, NY; Scope Miami Art Fair, Fountain NY Art Fair (Armory Week).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Artist/Poet In Residence
The Hayground School
Twice yearly residencies working with children ages 4-14 at progressive John Dewey School with culturally and economically diverse student body. Various projects done with children and faculty including designing and building a Library, a narrative poetry workshop, a workshop on Color in Art, a workshop on Color in Poetry, and a community-wide poetry reading.
Principal Designer/owner Blossom Haven Interior Design
(Formerly Blossom Haven Decorative Painting & Finishing)
Sag Harbor, NY
Full service Interior Design and Finishing firm for private residences and business spaces in the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and New York City.
Freelance Copy Editor
Smithmark Publishing, New York, NY
Copy editing and often ghost-writing for large New York City publishing house manuscripts.
Production Designer/Public Relations for Peconic Theatre Co. Inc.
Sag Harbor, NY
All production design for plays performed by company including creation and design of posters, logos, programs. All P.R. work including creation of press kits and writing press releases. Creative consultant on set design for all productions.
Writer for Muze, Inc.
New York, NY
Wrote and complied complete electronic library of film directors, including summaries, technical stats, and reviews of all films for over 15 directors. This was part of a large project/data base that is now used by kiosks in Blockbuster Video and other retail locations, and many internet sites such as IMDB.
P.R. and Advertising Director
Catherine Angiel's Gallery Eclectic
Southampton, NY & 43 Greenwich Ave, NYC, NY
Created press kits, wrote press releases for major publications (New York Magazine, Dan's Papers, New York Wedding, Bridal Magazine and others); ran advertising in major magazines and newspapers; fielded all advertising and P.R. calls, arranged editorial product placement and editorial coverage in national fashion magazines and newspapers. Catherine Angiel's Gallery Eclectic is a $1.5 million jewelry boutique owned by designer Catherine Angiel.
Feature writer, Art Critic
Sculpture Magazine Washington, DC
Feature writer and critic for major art magazine and sculpture institute. Interviewed celebrated visual artists including Lynda Benglis and Yoko Ono, wrote features on exhibits and exhibition spaces, and served as regular art critic for sculpture exhibitions in Manhattan, and Venice Biennial, Italy.
Feature Writer/Art Critic
The Southampton Press Southampton, NY
Interviewed subjects and/or conducted research in the worlds of film, art, literature, and music for feature articles. Reviewed visual art exhibits in museums and galleries for weekly column.
Intern- Bozell Worldwide Inc. Advertising
New York, NY
Graduate Winter Field Work Term, 1993
Assistant to Art Director, working with layout, writing, design, and creation of print ads using computer and drawing/collage. Ads and promotional books produced for Vanity Fair, Vasserette Lingerie, Girbaud Jeans, Jantzen.
Administrative Assistant- International Rescue Committee
New York, NY
(The International Rescue Committee is the largest refugee organization in the world)
Performed all clerical and secretarial duties, wrote correspondence to world leaders, Assistant to Chairman Leo Cherne. Compiled diplomatic correspondence, organized diplomatic and refugee business meetings, compiled news briefs and meeting reports, reviewed and researched confidential papers for refugee aid. Compiled over 4 decades worth of material on the Chairman Emeritus for Mugar Library, Boston University including classified White House documents, photographs, speeches.