statement

For the past few years much of my painting and printmaking work has been concerned with water. Recent mixed media work is about energy flow and strong color, art in motion - swirling shapes that may suggest whirlpools or labyrinths. The new series holds on to the energy and flow of water, while moving into a different color palette, related to earthly impressions with gravitational force.

The work incorporates active lines, marks, and shapes to produce rich color and texture. Compositions often suggest depth of space, energy, and emotion. Working in painting, printmaking, and mixed media, I use traditional and non-traditional processes and tools.

The physicality of paint, ink, charcoal, and oil stick are irresistible. New challenges and discoveries occur when I work with mixed media. Brain and body collaborate as moving partners, working to produce atmosphere, light, and mass, as tangible visual entities, on varied surfaces. The content may illuminate interior or exterior circumstances, relative to personal experience or natural phenomena.

Much of my photography work is similar in energy and content, and enjoys the freedom and challenge of infinite visual material. It builds on my interest in layers of time and memories in visual imagery, both in my photography and mixed media work. The images in my photographs are from a myriad of pictures I’ve shot over many years, in locations that infuse meaning and memory into them. Odd or random juxtapositions of images may spark my imagination, and new bodies of work. Environmental effects of light and darkness further define the structural layers of the work. The processes of photography, printmaking, painting, and mixed media, animate my fascination with the universe and where we fit in. 

 

 

CV

Exhibitions & Performances selected  

2017    Manoog Artist Residency, Two Person Show, at The Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA, (June 2017)

2016    02127/02210, annual group show curated by Kathleen Bitetti, Chief Curator, Spoke Gallery, Boston, MA

                Flat File selections, curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               15th National Prize Show, juried by Paul Ha, Director LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA                             

                    OS Annual,  Fall 2016, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA              

2015   11th Annual Small Works Show, juried by Amy Williams, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               Flat File selections, curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                        

                           Homage: Old Northern Ave. Bridgejuried by Susan Merritt, independent curator, Gallery at 249 A Street, Boston, MA

               It’s Out!  juried exhibition: two person show, Boston Compass, Boston, MA

               Pop up Gallery, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, Ma        

               Paper Chase , annual fundraiser show, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA  

                Bi-Annual Faculty Show, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA                           

2014     Works on Paper, National Exhibition juried by Al Miner, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at: So                                              Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

                               Guest Artist, in conjunction with Sin Types August exhibition, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA

                            Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University Gallery 808, Jurors: Pierrana Cavalchini, Curator at Isabella Stewart Gardner                                               Museum, Artists: Josephine Halvorson, Kenji Nakayama      

                            Parks & Recreation, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA; Juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Asst. Curator, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

                            MFA Thesis Exhibition, curator: Judith Tolnick Champa, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, and UMass Dartmouth CVPA Galleries, New                                  Bedford, MA

2013   Road Trip, juried by Beth Kantrowitz co-director of Drive By Gallery for Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston MA

                            Illusions, Midway Channel Gallery, juried inaugural show, Boston MA     

                 A Collection of Works - MFA Thesis Candidates, Gallery 244, Star Store, UMass Dartmouth,

               Paper Chase 100, Fundraiser Exhibition, FPAC Gallery, Boston MA

                Water Earth, Earth Water, two person show with Russell Prigodich, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth

                 Print, group show, Travessia Winery gallery wall, New Bedford, MA

               Self Portraits in Pinhole (with cyanotype), Gallery 244, Star Store UMassDartmouth

2012    Internal CombustionJoseph Carroll juror, Carroll + Sons Gallery for Fountain St. Gall., Framingham, MA                          

                Art of Summer, Judith Klein Gallery, benefitting the Women’s Fund of New Bedford, MA                                 

                Big Ideas, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston MA                                  

                 Power of Verbal Art, group show, Midway Studios lobby gallery, Boston MA

                MFA Candidates Exhibition UMass Dartmouth, 2012: Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford MA           

                 In Print, Graduate Printmaking student works, Star Store 244 Gallery, UMass Dartmouth                                                                       

               Glimpse, group show, Gallery 244, Gallery 244 Star Store, UMass Dartmouth    

2011   RED, group show juried by Howard Yezerski, for Cambridge (MA) Art Association at University Place Gallery

               Chain Letter, invitational group show, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston MA       

               Industrial Strength, juried by Howard Yezerski for Fountain St. Gallery, Framingham MA

                             Annual Benefit Auction MA College of Art & Design, juried competition, Boston MA

                            Looking Closely, 3 Artists’ Perspectives, Boston City Hall, Scollay Sq. Gallery

                 Mentoring, Art by teachers and selected students, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                            

2010   Small Works Show, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                             

                Valentines Feature Artists, Made in Fort Point Artists’ cooperative, Boston MA                   

2009-16 Member Artists, Made in Fort Point Artists’ cooperative, Boston MA

2008      Juried Holiday Art Sale, MA College of Art & Design, Boston, MA     

                              Juried exhibition and sale, Artist’s Crossing, Boston MA                                                                                                                     

2007     Juried original art, Family Reach Foundation fundraiser, Boston MA                   

                 Open Studios 3 Person Exhibition, Gallery AA/B, Boston MA                                                   

2006       Winter Holiday Exhibition & Sale, SMFA Boston Museum School, Boston, MA                                                   

Prior      MA College of Art, Boston MA; 3-D Fine Art and Photography: varied juried student shows

                 MA College of Art, Modern Dance; several student performances including with Phillip Glass

               Glass & Fiber Art: Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts / Bos. Ctr. for the Arts, student exhibition    

                 Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston MA, exhibiting artist

                 Lightworks Gallery, Cambridge MA, exhibiting artist                         

 

Publications

 

Sasha Parfenova, The Plumbing Museum Blog, Interview with Artist in Residence Jenn Wood, May 2017

Liz Devlin, 02127/02210 Annual Zip Code Show, Flux Boston Blog, July 16, 2016

o15 NPS Cambridge Art Association, Exhibition Catalogue, National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA, 2016

Resources for A Level Photography, Sussex Downs College Lewes,Online, 2015

Cate McQuaid, Parks & Recreation, Critic's Picks: Galleries, The Boston Globe, 8.6.2014

Cate McQuaid, Road Trip, Critic's Picks: Galleries, The Boston Globe, 7.17.2013

Kurt Cole Eidsvig, 23 Exit Signs - after road trip at the gallery at Atlantic Wharf, bigredandshiny.com, 8.19.2013  

22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction Catalogue, MA College of Art and Design, 2011

Meredith Cutler, Industrial Strength, Artscope Magazine, July/Aug 2011

Liz Devlin, Industrial Strength: Benefit Event, Flux Boston blog, July 29, 2011

Jeremy Fox, City Hall recognizes local artists for women's history month, The Boston Globe, 3.9.2011

Myers, Schaffner & Stein, The Fort Point Arts Community, Past Present and Future, 1st edition 2010

 

Art Collections 

Many private collections in New England and Chicago, Illinois  

Johnson and Conti, P.C., Boston, MA

School for Marine Science & Technology, UMass Dartmouth, Dean's Reception / Offices

Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA

Milford Whitinsville Hospital, Milford, MA                 

                                                                                                                                                 

Residencies

Artist in Residence, Spring 2017 at The Plumbing Museum , Watertown, MA

 

Appointments selected 

Certified Artist with City of Boston B.R.A. current and through -                                                                                                                        2020  

MA College of Art and Design, 20th Anniversary Annual Art Auction, Committee Member,                                                             2009

 ARTcetera Auction, acquisitions member, bi-annual Boston, MA event benefiting Aids Action Committee           1996-2008                                           Local Cultural Council - 3 year term to 2005 in Milton, Ma, for MA Cultural Council                                                                   2002-2005                                                                                                                            

Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MFA Fine Art, Printmaking/MM                                                                                              2014

Selected Critiques with: Anne Wilson, John Walker, and Karen Kunc

MA College of Art & Design, BFA 3-D Fine Art, (attended earlier), Boston MA                                                                                        2008

SMFA Boston Museum School, Mixed Media Composition course, Boston, MA                                                                                    2006

MA College of Art & Design, Monoprinting workshops, Boston MA                                                                                                       1995-96

Prior   SMFA Boston Museum School, Painting course, Boston, MA                                                                

              Pilchuck Glass Ctr, RISD affiliate, Hot Glass Aesthetics/ summer, Stanwood, WA                                                                   

 

Teaching     

Adjunct Faculty,Foundations Art Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell                                                        Fall 2017 - Present

Adjunct Faculty,Foundations Art Program, Quincy College, Quincy, MA                                                                               Fall 2015 - 2016

Art Specialist, Chelsea High School/REACH, Chelsea, MA                                                                                                           9/2014 - 6/2017    

Teacher of Record, Foundations Printmaking, CVPA UMass Dartmouth,New Bedford, MA                                                      2012-14

Adjunct Faculty, Foundations Art Program,Quincy College, Quincy, MA                                                                                                2009-12                 

 

Lectures + Workshops                 

Guest Lecturer, Boston University, Survival Skills for Fine Artists, with MFA candidates.                                                                     2010

Workshop Leader, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Professional Development & Survival Skills for Artists    2009-17   

Workshop Leader, MA College of Art & Design, Boston MA, Artists’ Professional Development and Survival Skills.            2009       

Panel member, N.E. School of Art & Design/Suffolk U, freshman design critique, Boston, MA                                                    2009      

Art Teacher, Essex Art CenterPainting and Mixed Media Workshops, Lawrence, MA                                                                 2010-17   

Panel member, MA College of Art & Design, The Art of the Deal, Boston, MA                                                                                            2008

Panelist, Simmons College, Arts Administration forum, Boston, MA                                                                                                                      2002                            

 

Volunteer Work selected

Coordinator, Made in Fort Point Artists Store, Fall - Winter Coordinator + Business Development, Boston, MA                   2016                                                                                             

Project Manager, Quincy College, Fine Artists Forum Panel for career week event, Quincy, MA                                                      2011                                                                   

Acquisitions Member, ARTcetera Auction, bi-annual benefit for Aids Action Committee, Boston, MA                        1996-2008                                                                                           

Council Member, Local Cultural Council, 3 year term, MA Cultural Council, Milton, MA                                                                  2002-05

 

Exhibition Juror selected

Art in the Park, Annual Fine art + Craft Show, Charlestown, MA                                                                                                                                 2011                                                                        

Annual Members Juried Exhibition: Water, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA                                                                                    2010                                                               

Out of the Blue, Attleboro MA Art Museum, 85th Anniversary National Exhibition, Solo Juror                                                             2008                                               

North River Art Association, Annual juried exhibition, solo juror, Marshfield Hills, MA                                                                                 2006

Coca-Cola, High School art awards Boston MA, team juror                                                                                                                                               2000