P.O. Box 771
Crompond, NY 10517, U.S.A.
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I create sculpture and environmental installations with architectural and organic structures. With interior and exterior installations, existing architectural features serve as a point of reference and as formal elements to challenge and expand the space.
My drawings resonate as markers of visual memory. Drawing from areas as diverse as archeology, myths, and dreams, environmental, cultural and scientific conditions, my work examines ongoing cycles of disintegration and cohesion.
My art references architectural, social and geological changes, and I try to capture that dynamic both physically and symbolically. Place or site, functions as a repository of individual and collective moments and memory, and forms a visceral bridge for the viewer to experience a blending of numerous time-frames, real and imagined.
I am interested in the spaces and metaphors created by the sculpture (object) “occupying” the space, and so the dynamic with the viewer becomes paramount, evoking physical and emotional response to the work and encouraging interaction.
The materials I use often come from the place or site: reclaimed architectural elements, wood, metal, blocks of salt, stone, pigments, cement, solar LED lighting, and sound. There is a social and cultural aspect to collecting and using these materials and a narrative that emerges in the work
The archetypal images and forms become a visual and physical language through which I explore our relationship to personal and public spaces, in culture, communities and nature, in an immediate sense and throughout history.
- MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. 1982.
- BFA Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. 1979.
- 2011 Wynnewood Art Fair, Fountainhead Studios. Miami, FL.
“Markers 8/Mapping/, ArtLife for the World Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy.
- 2010 berlin art scouts Gallery, Berlin Germany. Solo exhibition of sculpture and drawings.
- Catalogue with essay by Robert C. Morgan.
- “AbstrACTION “, “Window” installation. Arts Council of Westchester Bank Building,
- White Plains, NY.
- Boston Harbor Shipyard, UrbanArts Institute and Harbor Arts. Boston, MA.
- Environmental sculpture installation.
- “What Matters Most”, ecoartspace exhibition and benefit, Exit Art, NY, NY.
- 2009 “Sal Non Sal 124”, a site-specific architectural sculpture installation made of salt, Fort
- Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West, FL. Sculpture Key West Exhibition, curated by
- Shamim Momin, Whitney Museum of Art, NY. Catalogue.
- 2008 “Lighthouses”, an environmental sculpture installation, at Fort Zachary Taylor State
- Park, Key West, FL. Sculpture Key West Exhibition, curated by Mary Ceruti,
- Catalogue. People’s Choice By Sea Award.
- 2007 “Common Ground”, an exhibition of public art projects, drawings and maquettes. Gallery
- at SUNY/Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY.
- 2006 “Panelrama” , site specific installation at the Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary
- Art, Peekskill, NY. The Peekskill Project. Wall relief ‘walls’ covering the exterior of
- the museum building.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. Empire Fulton Ferry Park. Brooklyn NY.
- “Ashore , Site-specific sculpture installation at Fort Zachary State Park, Key West,
- Florida. Sculpture Key West exhibition. Catalogue.
- 2005 “Arch and Stairs, Island Dock.”, site-specific sculpture installation. 5th Annual
- Sculpture Biennale. Kingston Rondout, NY.
- 2004 “The Source”, site-specific sculpture installation in public parking lot, for The
- Peekskill Project. Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY.
- “Linea Umbria 02 - Artisti Fuori dal Coro”, Flash Art Museum, Trevi Italy. Catalogue,
- with essay by Giancarlo Politi,editor, Flash Art Magazine.
- 2003 “Sticks and Stones: II”, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY.
- “Dell’Acqua”, Trebisonda Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Perugia, Italy.
- 2002 Sculpture Now, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, Mass.
- “The Cage and The Silks”, sculpture installation in medieval tower, Corciano, Italy.
- Commune de Corciano .
- 2001 "Milestones For Peace", group exhibitions at the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, Seeds of
- Peace House, Jerusalem, Israel, and Venice Bienale, Italy.
- 2000-2001 "Duchamp Traveling Exhibition", drawing collective installation by NY Arts. at the
- Venice Bienale, Italy, Kulturbahnhof, Bremen Germany, Many H Gallery, Tel Aviv,
- Israel, and the Artist Museum, Lodz Poland.
Awards and Honors:
- 2010 Pollock Krasner Foundation grant.
- US Embassy, Berlin Germany. Cultural and enviromental grant.
- 2009 City of Ferndale, WA, Public Art Project, Sculpture Commission.
Sculpture Key West Exhibition Artist Grant for “Sal, Non Sal 124”.
- 2008 Sculpture Key West Exhibition, Key West Florida. People’s Choice Award by Sea.
Westchester Arts Council/NYSCA Arts Alive Individual Artists Grant.
- 2007 Artist’ Fellowship, Inc. NY, NY. Artist Grant.
Sculpture Key West, Key West, Florida. Artist exhibition grant.
- 2006 New York Foundation For the Arts, Garrison Arts Center, Garrison, NY. SOS grant
- 2005-2006 Best Public Art Projects of the year, for "Luce Et Vita Universae", by the
- Americans For The Arts, Public Art Network and Review.
- 2004-2005 NYC % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program, SCA commission.
- 2002 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Grant.
- New York Foundation For The Arts, Garrison Arts Center, SOS grant.
- 2000 New York/Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission, a joint venture of NY State and
- the Government of Israel, the Herbert M. Newman Theatre, and the International
- Artists Residence Center, Herzliya, Israel. Cultural exchange grant.
- 1999-2000 New York Foundation For The Arts, the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.
- Environmental sculpture grant.
Public Art Projects:
- 2005 “Luce Et Vita Universae”, % For Art, Public Art In Public Schools/SITES Program,
- SCA Commission, NYC, NY. PS 58 Staten Island, NYC. Permanent wall relief and
- suspended sculptures in atrium lobby. Cited in Michele Cohen's book by Monicelli
- Press, "Public Art in Public Schools".
- 2000 “Stone Water Path" earthworks sculpture at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.
- Funded in part by New York Foundation For the Arts.
- 1998 “Through Our Eyes: A Sense Of Place”. % For Art, Public Art In Public
- Schools/SITES Program. SCA commission. Mixed media wall relief, auditorium,
- PS 88, Queens, NY.
- The Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
- Albornoz Palace Hotel, Spoleto, Italy. Conference Room, Painting. Mural, Room 401.
- ArteHotel, Perugia, Italy. Front Sculpture, Wall relief, Sala Restaurante.
- Beverly Pepper, Todi, Italy.
- Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.
- Judith and Stanley Zabar, NY, NY and Sugarloaf Key., Florida.
- Dr. Perry Arnold and Rita Linder, Key West, Florida.
- Ira and MaryLou Alpert, Yorktown Heights, NY.
- Elaine Weitzen, New York, NY.