Art Department Chair
As chair of the Bellarmine University Art Department for the past 12 years, my responsibilities have been varied and interesting. In addition to overseeing two full time professors and five part time faculty, I teach three or more courses per semester and advise all art majors. I am the director of the campus gallery in which I curate eight to nine shows a year. I oversee the operations, maintenance, safety, and security for the 8,000 sq. ft. art building.
Bellarmine University Art Building
A Brief Biography
- international artist and educator
- twenty-five years of teaching experience spanning three continents.
- 26 solo exhibitions on four continents:
Africa, Asia, South America, and North America.
- articles have been written about her work in
English, Finnish, Hebrew, Mandarin, Spanish, and Swahili.
- part of collections in eight countries.
- exhibited in over sixty group exhibitions in the
U.S., Tanzania, and Germany.
- founding member and president of the Louisville based artist group, ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors.
- previous director of four art galleries.
- former board member of The Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Louisville Visual Art Association, and Exceptional Equitation.
- serves annually as an art juror.
I am a conceptual artist who has been working in both 2-D and 3-D my entire career. I create in a wide variety of media in order to keep both my teaching and art- making fresh. A frequent change in media also forces me to make conceptual leaps. The choice often depends on resources and time.
My scholarship has been focused on solo exhibitions. I have successfully produced 26 solo shows in the US and one each in China, Peru, Finland, and Kenya. Exhibiting and teaching internationally has been a deliberate pursuit. The international shows are exceptionally difficult to obtain as the jurying, communications, and logistics pose major obstacles. For this very reason, I know very few artists who have produced a foreign solo show and I consider these exhibits to be my highest scholarship achievement.
The links to each body of work are listed below and at the top of each page. Within each link, there is a description of the work, a list of the relative exhibition venues, and visual examples.
High Speed Photography
Photography and Painting
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