About the Artist

My art examines the historical and contemporary roles that women are assigned. I bridge the past with the present, fabricating a visual language of images through personal experience. My work explores women’s role in society, the traumas inflicted upon us, and how we navigate the world around us. The type of medium I choose is dictated by the subject matter and what I can have access to at the time. Foundational to my work is drawing and printmaking. Most recently I’ve been focusing on the idea of memory and what we choose to record in photographs and how these photographs become the records of our lives. Using family photos from my great grandparents, my parents, and my own collection for inspiration, I selected images that showed patterns and similarities between generations as well as the distinct differences. Being locked out of printshops during the Covid19 pandemic I had to create prints that could be easily done in my home. This led to utilizing dry point etching and a tiny tabletop printing press to create black and white line drawings that are then hand tinted with watercolor with nothing larger than a 5×6 inch plate. The process of translating these photos allowed me to decide what to include and edit out. I found myself leaving out faces more and more as I created allowing the person to become anyone, a blank slate, for others to fill in.  I am creating a new memory from old ones allowing myself to feel closer to family in a time when we must be so far apart. It is also a way to process the generational patterns that exist and examining how each generation must transform and change them. My desire to focus on these themes grew out of lockdown during the pandemic and being forced to look inward instead of outward for company.




2020                Masters of Fine Arts (Pending), The City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY        (expected May 2020)

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

Awards and Grants

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

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