Please join me during my artist residency and exhibition at the de Young museum from July 31 to September 1 2013: "The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)"
My abstract paintings are inspired by the lyrical qualities of music. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biological Anthropology, I studied painting, drawing and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the University of the Arts.
I was Painter-in-Residence with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for 2010 and 2012 and in 2009 I also had a painting residency with the The Music Institute of Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions in San Francisco have shown recent big band jazz-inspired paintings and solo piano music inspired work. SFMoMa’s Artists Gallery included me in “Banzai/Godzilla: Japanese Influences on American Artists” in August 2007. Earlier solo exhibitions include “16 Atmospheres for piano and paint” created in collaboration with pianist Rieko Aizawa for Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia in 2005. In 2003, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art commissioned a series ,“Dreams and Prayers”, inspired by Jewish Ukrananian cantorial music and contemporary music by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov. In 2002, my exhibition “Parallel Play: New Paintings, New Music” was inspired by contemporary classical composers John Adams and Tina Davidson.
Before moving to San Francisco, I was Artist-in-Residence at the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( 2002). In 1999-2000 I was commissioned to create a series of paintings for performances of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music to celebrate their centennial season. In early 2000 to 2005 I also directed and created multimedia commissions for live symphony performances. Reviews and write-ups can be found in the Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC news, Philadelphia Style magazine, City Paper and WRTI’s “Tempo” magazine and on WRTI broadcasts.