Artist Statements

On Painting

     There is a cadence and tempo to oil painting that stands in full contrast to the frenetic nature of our contemporary culture.  My work offers a slow and forensic account of my painting experience.  I invite the viewer to retrace the steps of my search for a pregnant moment.  I see a painting as a collection of many moments; I preserve only those that I won’t negotiate.  I am interested in the relationships between personal and human stories, between subject matter and the plastic form.  I look for truths in my process.  I hope that my paintings offer a durational mode of viewing that can lead to contemplation, even knowledge, for as much as I believe we can truly know anything.


Curriculum Vitae

Small Group Shows

  • Detangled: Recent Works by joseph fontinha, martha wakefield, and wendy young.  CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 2015.

Juried Exhibits    

  • 71st Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association,  JUROR Dominic Molon and Richard Brown Baker, curator , Contemporary Art at RISD Museum. 2015.

  • Paint, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Ali Ringenburg, Curator, Sloane Merrill Gallery, 75 Charles St, Boston, MA. 2015.

  • Platinum, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Alise Upitis, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Art Center. 2014.

  • Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Boston, MA.  Juror Josephine Halvorson. 2014.

  • Pretty Ugly, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Camilo Alvarez, Curator, Sampson Gallery, Boston, MA. 2014.

  • The Sound of Art, Boston University, Boston, MA. Rubin-Frankel Gallery. 2014

Artist Talks

  • Artist Talk: Maintaining an Artistic Practice as an Educator: Boston University, Boston, MA. 2013.

  • Artist Talk: Maintaining an Artistic Practice as an Educator: MICA, Baltimore, MD. 2013.

  • Artist Talk: The Benefits of Holistic Education: Boston University, Boston, MA. 2014.


  • Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA. Master of Fine Arts. 2014.

  • Boston University, Boston, MA. Masters in Art Education. 2012.

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Bachelor of Fine Arts. 2001.