Small Sculpture

About the Artist

My art delves into the intricate tapestry of women’s roles, both in history and today’s society. By weaving personal experiences into a visual language, I create a bridge between the past and the present, inviting viewers to explore the multifaceted aspects of women’s existence. Through my work, I examine the societal expectations imposed upon women, the enduring traumas we endure, and the ways we navigate the complex world around us.

My artistic journey was ignited by personal encounters with gender discrimination and abuse, where I was constantly told that my voice was ‘strident,’ my presence ‘intimidating,’ and that I should shrink in the face of societal expectations. These experiences have reinforced my determination to resist these influences that seek to silence and diminish women’s voices. This personal fire is what propels me to use my own life and experiences as the raw material for my art narratives.

The choice of medium in my creative process is guided by the subject matter and my accessibility to resources at any given moment. My artistic arsenal includes drawing, painting, printmaking, installation, and sculpture. Drawing inspiration from my background in theater and film, my work takes on the essence of a compelling story or narrative motif.





2020                Masters of Fine Arts, The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY.

2016                Bachelors of Arts in Visual Art, Honors Graduate, SUNY Empire College, Sarasota Springs, NY.

Awards and Grants

2020               Social Impact Award, The City College of New York Graduate Symposium

2020              Viewers Choice Award, Black and White, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition    Gallery 

2019                Social Impact Award, The City College of New York Graduate Symposium

2019                Therese McCabe Rolston Connor Scholarship

2015                Chashama Artist Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2020                Sit With Me, The City College of New York Gallery, New York, NY

2018                100 Women and More, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA

2015                Touching in the Underground, Chashama, New York, NY

2009                Ro Ho En, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, AZ

2008                Storybook Stories, Muse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024                Collective Nouns, Center for Visual Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2024                Verified by Proof, Disability Portfolio, Southern Graphic Council International, Providence, RI

2024                Made in Room 228, Compton-Goethals Gallery, The City College of New York, New York, NY

2023                Continuation: A Tribute to Colin Chase, Compton-Goethals Gallery, The City          College of New York, New York, NY

2022              Persistence IV, d’Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA

2021                Happiness, Exhibizone, virtual

2021                Almost Endless, Southern Allegiance Museum Altoona, Altoona, PA

2020               Black & White, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

2020                Homebody: New Prints 2020/Winter, International Print Center New York, NY

2020                Ink, Press, Repeat, William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ

2020                Other Utopia, The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY

2020                Celebration, CelebrateWomxn845, Poughkeepsie, NY

2019                Presence/Absence, The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY

2019                Women Make Art, The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY

2019                Black History Month, Poe Park Visitor Center, NYC Park Services, Bronx, NY

2018                Sing for Hope and New York City Park Service, “Meet Me in Central Park,” Central Park, New York, NY

2017                National Association of Women Artists, New Members Exhibition, New York, NY

2017                Salon Hang, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, New York, NY

2017                Sing for Hope and New York City Park Service, “Musicians of New York,”      Original Piano, Battery Park, New York

2017                Chashama Gala: Art is Everywhere, Times Square, New York, NY

2017                Nasty Women Unite Fest, Astroia, New York

2015                Small Works 2015, Main Street Arts Gallery Clifton Springs, NY

2015                Women in the Heights: The Human Essence, New York, NY


“Sing for Hope Pianos inspire music-making throughout New York City.” By Sam Fuller. New York Daily News. June 2018.

“100 Women and More at Soka University.” By Liz Goldner. Art and Cake Contemporary Art Magazine. March 2018.

“Soka’s ‘Votive’ and ‘100 Women’ exhibits offer art that seeks to illuminate and inspire.” By Beth Fhaner. Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2018.

“Is this the End of the Signature?” Video by Erica Bernstein. New York Times. April 9, 2018.

“Watch: 60 Pianists Perform Bach in FiDi” by Ali Kuchukgocmen. Tribeca Patch. June 5, 2018.


“100 Women and More” by Red. 2017. Anderson International Printing.

“House on the Boulevard,” Cover Art. 2015. Finishing Line Press.

“Apartment 8,” Cover Art. 2013. Finishing Line Press.

“Make Peace,” The Peace Project. 2012. The Whole 9 Press.

“War and Peace,” Issue 9. Chautauqua Literary Magazine.  Spring, 2012.

“Echos,” Literary Magazine. Barnard College.  Spring, 2010.

Radio/ Television

Shima Oliaee, Interview Contribution on Feminism, Dolly Parton’s America, New York City, NY, October 15, 2019


Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library Collection

Columbia University Avery Arts and Architecture Library Collections

Soka University Library Collection

Professional Organizations

2018-2019 National Association of Women Artists