b. 1963, Chicago, IL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

2018 The Flat Iron, Bellows Falls, VT

2018 Burdick’s Restaurant, Walpole, NH

2016 Unfinished Myth Main St Arts, Saxons River, VT

2013 All Souls Church, W Brattleboro, VT

2013 The Gleanery, Putney, VT

2007 School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT,

2006 Small Windows, Big Sky, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2006 Small Windows, Big Sky, Hudson Art and Framing, Hudson, MA

2003 UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA

2002 VT Arts Council, Montpelier, VT

2002 Harmon Studio and Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

2001 Chasms, Schisms and Questions, The Middlesex School, Concord, MA

2001 Infinity Gallery, Boston, MA

2001 One Woman’s Work, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

3/2019 Complicit: Erasure of the Body, Nasty Women, CT and Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT

3/2018 The Artist’s Voice, The HeArt Spot Gallery, Providence, RI

10/2017 Main St Arts, Saxtons River, VT

8/2018 Arts and Historical Society, Londonderry, VT

6/2017 One, ArtsWorcester Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

5/2017, 18 and 19 The Resistance, Bellows Falls, VT

2016 Play Me I’m Yours, Boston, MA-piano painted and placed in East Boston Public Library for duration of event

2013 Play Me I’m Yours, Boston, MA-piano painted and placed in Children’s Hospital for duration of event

2004,’ 03, ‘02 Collectors Gallery, Southern VT Arts Center, Manchester, VT

2002 ArtsWorcester Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

2002 Bentley College Art Gallery, Waltham, MA

2002 Gallery of Social/Political Art, Boston, MA

2001 Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Bellows Falls, VT

2001 Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2001 Concord Art Assoc., Concord, MA

2001 Cambridge Art Assoc., Cambridge, MA, March and July

2001 Unframed and Out of the Box, Women’s Caucus for Art, Brickbottom, Somerville, MA

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Throughout US and Europe

PUBLICATIONS and PERIODICALS

Curtis, Catie, Long Night Moon, Compass records, Nashville TN, 2006, CD cover art

Whitehead, Gary J., The Velocity of Dust Salmon Publishing Ltd. County Clare, Ireland, 2004, front cover art

Willard, Christopher, “Words as Visual Elements”, Watercolor Magazine, Winter Edition, 2004, pgs 84-91

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2019 VT Education Grant exploring social and emotional literacy in the context of an art education

2017 VT Studio Center, Vermont Week

2005 VT Arts Council Creation Grant Recipient

TEACHING AND GALLERY EXPERIENCE

1/2019-PRES

THE COMPASS SCHOOL, Westminster, VT- Art Teacher, Middle and High School age students

2001-PRES

FLYING CANVAS STUDIO, Gallery and Studio, N Westminster, VT

  • Facilitate workshops in my studio in floor cloth painting and collage

  • Facilitate Exploratory afterschool arts programs throughout school year at Compass School, Westminster, VT including collage, writing and set design.

  • Provide support to seniors committed to remaining at home with regularly scheduled visits and art supplies

  • Work with Graphic Design intern from Keene State College to create fabric designs with my original paintings, 160 hrs/semester

  • Artist-in-Residence in local schools, 2002-2014

  • Ran an after-school and summer program introducing over 50 children to art expression in my studio and at other local schools, 2002-2011

  • Wrote collage/book making curriculum for Teacher’s Guide published by Great River Arts Institute

  • Launched Flying Canvas Studio, online business offering custom painted floor cloths and wall art

  • Participate in VT Craft Council Open Studio Weekend in addition to others throughout the year, 2013-pres

1994-2001

CENTER FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, Gallery and Studio, Hudson, MA

This was a community based art center offering classes and workshops, performance, exhibition and studio space for artists and students. It was founded, owned and operated by myself and a business partner. In 1997 I took over as sole proprietor.

  • Developed successful summer art program and instructed art classes, providing 100 kids each summer with a progressive, creativity nurturing environment

  • Taught drawing and painting to students of all ages both private lessons and groups

  • Coordinated weekly figure drawing open studio for 12 years

  • Taught art at St Mary’s, Catholic private high school during a 1/2 year leave of absence

  • Curated 10 Gallery shows every year

  • Managed call for artists and juried selection

  • Identified community needs, envisioned concept and developed business plan

  • Managed back-office business activities including staff scheduling, accounting, contracts, and payroll

  • Developed quarterly calendar of art classes, research and hired artists as needed, including weekly figure drawing open studio

  • Spearheaded guerrilla marketing efforts to increase awareness for the center.

EDUCATION

Current MFA Candidate, VT College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

1986-1990 Framingham State College, degree interrupted