M.F.A in Studio Education
B.F.A in Photography
Massachusetts College of Art
American/Scandinavian Fellowship, 2005-2006
Photographic documentary study farmers and their families in East Iceland during the geographic changes intiated by
the construction of the dam.
Fulbright Fellowship, 1996 - 1997
The fellowship was used to document folk artists in Tatra region of Poland. I was the only recipient that year to receive
a photography Fellowship from the Fulbright Commission.
Donis A. Dondis Travel Fellowship,1994
This fellowship allowed me to travel to rural areas of Poland to photographically document my extended family.
The Philanthropic Initiative Teacher Grant, 2003
Art renewal for art educators awards program. Received a one-year sabbatical to travel to Iceland to create a fictional narrative
and subject driven documentary essay on the diverse challenges the climate and landscape has on Icelandic culture.
Menningarrað Austurlands Grant, 2003
Funded photo documentary and mail art project of farmers in East Iceland. The work culminated into a handmade artist´s book
and a series of photographs that were exhibited locally.
Annie E. Blake Award, 1991
Scholarship awarded by the Massachusetts College of Art Photography Department.
Funded travel and photographic narrative work in Sweden.
Skriðuklaustur, East Iceland, 2005
Created a series of self-portraits that reflected transition.
“Nýjar Ljósmyndir”, Solo Exhibit.
Kartöflurhúsið, Reykjavik, Iceland.
“Reindeer in I”, Group Exhibit.
”Reindeer in I”, Group Exhibit.
"Footsteps Home", Solo Exhibit.
Lancaster Museum of Art, PA.
Curated by Therese Mulligan and Jeanne Verhulst, from the George Eastman House.
Pleides Gallery of Art, N.Y.C
Lisa Dennison, chief curator of the Guggenheim Museum, curated work.
Gallery 214 Art Space, Montclair, NJ
Dreamscapes Landscapes Exhibition.
Curated by Kristen Accola, the past Director of Exhibits at The Hunterdon Museum of Art.
MFA Circle Gallery - Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
American Landscapes Exhibit.
Curated by Gary Vikan, Director of the Museum.
The University of Northern Iowa
“Question of Faith” Exhibition.
Curated by Eleanor Heartney, a contributing editor to Art in America.
Silver gelatin print was published in the exhibition catalogue.
Period Gallery, Omaha, NB
Mixed Media III Exhibition.
Tintype image was selected for curated group exhibit.
George Sherman Union Gallery, Boston University, MA
Curated Thesis exhibit of both student and teacher self-portraits.
Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Presented documentary work and open forum discussion for the Fulbright Commission.
Copley Society of Boston, MA
Mixed-media piece was selected for curated group exhibit.
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
AIDS Awareness group exhibition.
A color photograph shot with the Polaroid 20 X 24 camera was selected.
Congress Street Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Women and Madness group exhibit.
Curators Debra Pierce & Tina McNearney focused on the social construction of identity.
Massport Transportation Building, Boston, MA
Public To Private group exhibition.
A documentary photography project of seaport sites along the Boston waterfront was initiated by
Professor Frank Gohlke from the Massachusetts College of Art.
A series of four-toned silver-gelatin contact prints and a color-coupler print were selected for exhibit
and Massport’s permanent collection.
Village on Stilts.
Photographic study - Concepts of Family
Tatra Highlands, Poland.
Photographic study - Folk Artisans: Culture in Transition.
Photographic study of farming culture.
An ongoing ‘Fictional Narrative’ body of work that was developed in the United States and Poland continues to grow.
This work and has been at the heart of some of my past travels to Iceland, Bulgaria, Africa, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden,
Italy, Canada and Mexico.
Created several film shorts on ‘Constructed Profiles’ by following real life characters and putting them in simulated situations.