BIO

Painting is my way of communicating the dialogue which happens in my subconscious.  The figures I generate have developed into ephemeral spirits and have often been described to me as hauntingly romantic.  I’d like to think they are versions of the people they once were, manifesting an inner strength to move forward.  They are transcending beings captured between worlds unknown.  

 

I began painting at an early age and became fascinated with creating an alternative world.  My current style and technique developed from years of experimenting with various materials.  Working mostly with acrylics and metallics, I use burlap and canvas as surfaces and I construct my own mounts and frames out of reclaimed wood or rusted pipes, chains and wire.

My biggest influence is music.  Music connects me to that energy of creating while inducing the personalities of my figures.  They become layered with emotions resulting from life’s experiences. 

 

After attending NYC’s School of Visual Arts, I began exhibiting in many small group shows around the tristate area.  In 1999, I moved to Jersey City and at the same time, started working as a Decorative Artist for a company in North Jersey.  A few years later, I formed my own business, Videre Decorative Arts: painted finishes for walls, ceilings and furniture.  In 2013, I partnered with a professional, artistic carpenter and with him, designed and created up cycled furniture and began doing large scale art installations.  From March 2014 to September 2017, I Co founded, Co owned and operated “The Raven Gallery and Boutique” located in downtown Jersey City. 

In 2015, I ventured into set design and created several theater sets for Art House Productions and St. Peter’s University, both in Jersey City.

I am currently the Director of the Art House Gallery within Art House Productions.

Representation 

Broadfoot & Broadfoot

819 Main St. Boonton, NJ 

CV

2018 - Present       Gallery Director for Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2014 – 2017           Co-Owner/Operator of The Raven Gallery & Boutique, Jersey City, NJ

2008  - Present     Sole Proprietor of Videre Decorative Arts

2003 – 2008         Freelance Decorative Painter / Faux Finisher

1999 – 2003          Decorative Painter / Faux Finisher at Spec Fin Designs, Mahwah, NJ

 

EDUCATION

2014                       Rising Tide Business Academy, Spring Semester

1988 - 1992           School of Visual Arts, New York City, BFA in Illustration

EVENTS

Flea Market Flip - 2019 - Winner of Episode 21, Season 13 

Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 / Fall 2013

“Once Upon a Market” (co created) - A two - day pop up event featuring local artists.

ART INSTALLATION

2015   Art Walk - "Doll Dreams", Art Factory, Paterson NJ

2014 “American Sections” – Mural in lobby of 187 Washington Ave., Nutley, NJ

2014  Art Walk - “Bird Dreams”, Art Factory, Paterson, NJ

 

SET DESIGN

2018 Set Designer for "Not Medea", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2018 Set Designer for "Cabaret", St Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ

2017  Set Designer for "The Drowsy Chaperone", St. Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ 

2017  Lead Designer for Snow Ball Gala, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2016  Set Designer for "The Handless Maiden", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2016  Set Designer for "The Addams Family", at The Historic Loews Theater, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2015  Set Designer for "James & the Giant Peach", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2015  Set Designer for "What Lurks", St Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ 

2015  Set Designer for "House of Atreus", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2012 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16  Assistant Designer for Snow Ball Gala, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2012   J City Theater, Jersey City, NJ 

1997   Shakespeare Festival, Drew University, Madison, NJ

1997   The Wonder”, Lincoln Center Theater at Fordham University, New York City, NY

 

CURATORIAL

Spring 2013 – Present    Gia Gelato Café – Quarterly Art Exhibitions     

Spring 2012    Digable Art Festival – Monroe Center, Hoboken, NJ

 

PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

2019 "Jersey Journal" Interview for "Pride: Raids to Parades" Exhibit

2017  "Megazine", Artist Feature, Online Publication

2017  River View Observer, Hudson County, NJ

2016  Beautiful Bizzare Magazine, Online

2014 / 2016 River View Observer, Hudson County, NJ

2014 / 2012 / 2013   The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ

1998 “Enterprise Pilot”, Oyster Bay, Long Island

1996 “Present Tense: Writing and art by Young Women”, CALYX Books, 20th Anniversary        

1995  The Star Ledger, New Jersey

1994  The Exhibitioner”, New York City Gallery Publication, Fall and Summer editions

 

GALLERY TALKS & SLIDE LECTURES

1998 Slide Lecture & Presentation at Dr. Stella Russell’s Studio, Oyster Bay, NY

1997 Franklin Lakes Presbyterian Church Gallery, NJ, Q&A “Unleashed” Exhibit

1997 Night Gallery Café, New York City, Live painting presentation August & September

 

RADIO / TV INTERVIEWS

2019 News 12, "Pride: From Raids to Parades" Curator spot

1998 “Art in the World” Series, WHPC 90.3 FM, Long Island, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018  "The Banished Immortals", Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Boonton, NJ

2017  "Learning to Be Lost", LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2015  "Blood Work", LITM, Jersey City, NJ 

2013  “Urban Abstraction”, Gia Gelato & Café, Jersey City, NJ

2012  “Numina”, Grassroots, Jersey City, NJ

1999  “Primal Guardians”, Limelight, New York City, NY

1997  “Unleashed”, Presbyterian Church of Franklin Lakes, Franklin Lakes, NJ

1997  “Primal Guardians”, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

1995  “Mask Confusion”, Lena DiGangi Gallery, West Paterson, NJ

1994  “Exit Soul”, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITONS

2014  "Obscure Passages", 313 Gallery. Jersey City, NJ

2013  “Minimalist Abstracts”, Wade Maxx Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ

2013  “Double Vision”, Sawadee, Jersey City, NJ

2012  “Admitted”, Mary Benson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2011  “Pattern & Patina”, Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ

 

JURIED EXHIBITONS

1995  “Works on Paper”, National, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994  “The Exibitioner”, National, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 "Under The Influence", Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2015  "Woman Up", Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015  "Brink", Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015  Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ 

2014  Kaya Arts, New York City, NY

2014 “Brink”, Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2013  “Andrea Who”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2013  Cathedral Arts Festival, Gallery at Van Vorst Church, Jersey City, NJ

2013 “Lovey Dovey”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2013 “Farielands”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2012 “Abstract Thoughts”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2012 “Dreams of Flight”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2012 “Heavenly Bodies”, Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ

2008 “Glimpse into the Creative”, La Galerie dub el Event, New Vernon, NJ

1998  “20 Artists”, Lena DiGangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ

1994  “Divine Visions”, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

1992 “Illustrators”, SVA Galleries, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY