Contemporary art, mixed media sculpture, encaustic wax, abstract paintings, Sarasota, Florida

Curriculum Vitae


Master of Fine Arts in Painting, 1999, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Painting and Printmaking Apprentice, 1998-1999,  Studio of Barry Gealt, Bloomington, Indiana

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, 1996,  Buffalo State College Buffalo, New York


Teaching Experience

Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida), 2017 – present

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Santa Fe, New Mexico) 2013

Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida), 2001-2010

University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida), 2001-2003

Buffalo State College (Buffalo, New York), 1999-2001

Lyons College (Batesville, Arkansas), 2000     

Indiana University Overseas Program (Florence, Italy), 1999  

School of Fine Arts, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), 1998-1999



Awarded 2017 Creators and Collectors Studio Tour, Sarasota, FL 2017

Ringling School of Art and Design Faculty Grant, 2003

Vermont Studio Center Research Grant, June Residency, 2002

Charles Lanham Fellowship for Travel Abroad, Florence, Italy, 1999

Indiana Universities Graduate Studies Research Grant for Florence, Italy, 1998

Yale Universities Summer Program, Nominee, 1994

Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Painting, Buffalo State College, 1994



 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida, 2014



mchapel projects 2017 Sarasota Florida’s Newest Alternative Exhibition Space



Christie’s Auction House, New York City, 2017 Emerging Art Dealers

Christie’s Auction House, New York City, 2017 Contemporary Post Modern Evening Auction

Nelson Shanks, Miami, FL, 2006

Robert Liberace, Alexandria, Va.  2008



Organic Geometry, March 2017, Mchapel Projects (Sarasota, FL)

Sarasota Fine Arts Society Creators and Collectors Studio Tour (Sarasota, FL) March 2017

Solo Exhibition, “Memories and Perceptions” April 2012, C. Emerson Art Gallery, (St. Petersburg, Florida)

“The Human Condition” August 2008, C. Emerson Art Gallery, (St. Petersburg, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works” December 2008, The Women’s Resource Center Gallery, (Sarasota, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, “A Chronology of Works” December 2006, The Urban Way, (Bradenton, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, “Subjects and Symbols, Portraits of Woman,” December 2004, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, (Longboat Key, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, “A Study of Women,” April 2003, Keating Center, Ringling School of Art & Design (Sarasota, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, September 2001, Fine Art Gallery, Manatee Community College (Bradenton, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, March 2001, Olean Gallery of Fine Arts (Olean, New York)

Solo Exhibition, November – December 2000, Gallery of Fine Arts, Lyons College (Batesville, Arkansas)

Solo Exhibition, June 2000, College Street Gallery (Buffalo, New York)

Solo Exhibition, March 2000, Denise Kowal Gallery (Sarasota, Florida)

Solo Exhibition, June – August 1996, Cybeles Gallery (Buffalo, New York)

Two Painters, October 1999, Kepa Gallery (Denver, Colorado)

Faculty Exhibition, October 2001 – 2008, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida)

Faculty Exhibition, September 2001- 2003, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Faculty Exhibition, November 1999- 2000, Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College (Buffalo, New York)

Art Uptown Group Exhibition,  December 2005, Art Uptown Art Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

National Woman’s Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, March 2004, Impacts Artists Gallery, (Buffalo, New York)

Art Focus Winter Exhibition (Group Invitational), December 2002, Graciela Giles Gallery (Bradenton, Florida)

Juried Group Exhibition, October 1999, Carnegie Art Center (Tonawanda, New York)

Drawings from Italy (Group Invitational), February – March 1999, Memorial Gallery, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

Juried Group Exhibition, February 1995, Upton Gallery, Buffalo State University (Buffalo, New York)

Thesis Exhibition, April 1999, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

Master of Fine Arts – Painting Group Exhibition, April 1998, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

Buffalo State University Senior Exhibition, May 1995, Gallery 234 (Buffalo, New York)