Artist, educator, and activist living in Berkeley, CA.
M.F.A. Photography, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
B.A. Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
2017 "ReclaimingEarth," Group Show of Eco Artists, Jewett Gallery, San Francisco Public Library.
2016 "What Keeps You Up At Night," International traveling exhibition by invitation, The Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies.
2016 "California Civic Center Art Exhibition," Juried Show, Berkeley, CA
2016 "Rite of Passage - Creating a profound conversation between environmental art and personal spirituality" - Group Exhibition, Gallery of the ICCNC, Oakland CA.
2016 "Smaller Footprints" - Group Show, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2016 "Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure" - Juried Exhibition, Texas Woman's University Fine Art Galleries, Denton, TX.
2015 "Inside Job" - Juried Web Exhibition - The Photo Review.
2014 "Off the Web On the Wall 2" - Society for Photographic Education Invitational Member Exhibition, SPE National Office, Cleveland, OH.
2014 "Sheltered" - Juried Exhibition, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA.
2014 "Home" - Juried Exhibition, 4 X 5 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2014 "Selections from the CCSF Photography Department" - Juried Exhibition, SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2013 "Art in a Time of Climatological Catastrophes" - Women Environmental Artist Directory Juried Membership Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition - Group Show.
2012 "Enchantment" - Plates to Pixels Group Show with exhibition print catalog.
2009 Faculty Exhibition, Berkeley City College.
2007 "Poets and Printmakers," Berkeley City College - Group Show.
2000 Faculty Exhibition, City College of San Francisco, CA.
2000 "High Touch/High Tech," Kala Art Institute, Bekeley, CA - Group Show.
2000 "The Female Gaze," Louie Art Gallery, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA - Group Show.
2000 Faculty Exhibition, California State University, Hayward Art Gallery, CA - Group Show.
1998 The Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center, 2112 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC - Group Show.
1996 Solo Exhibition, Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
1996 Solo Exhibition, Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, PA
1995 Artist Book Exhibition, Ganser Library Gallery, Millersville University, PA - Group Show.
1994 Solo Exhibition, The Center forPhotography at Woodstock, NY.
1993 "Beyond Body - Animate and Inanimate," 494 Gallery, New York, NY - Group Show.
1993 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
1991 "Contemporary Visions of the Virgen de Guadalupe," Downey Museum of Art, CA - Group Show.
1988 "The New Show," New York, NY - Group Show.
2009 The Stone Wife, animated screen projections for play at Berkeley City Club, CA.
2007 Viaticum, animated screen projections for play at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley, CA.
2007 Riverdream, one-minute film commissioned for The Urban Dreamscape project, San Francisco, CA.
2004 Mariana of the Universe, director/animator/producer of 10-minute film with live action and animation. Screened nationally.
2000 Divided Loyalties, motion graphics for one-hour documentary about Cyprus. Screened nationally.
1999 David's Red Haired Death, animated screen projections for play at Venue 9, San Francisco, CA.
2017 Speaker at the Golden West College Peace Conference in Huntington Beach, CA regarding CENSORED LANDSCAPES.
2017 Speaker at the 11th Annual Global Ecofeminism Conference at Santa Monica College regarding FAST FOOD and CENSORED LANDSCAPES.
2016 Speaker at the West Coast Ecofeminist Conference regarding my series CENSORED LANDSCAPES, Irvine, CA
2016 Portfolio of photographs from the series FAST FOOD published in L'Oeil de la Photographie magazine.
2016 "Feminism and Animal Agriculture" in Women Eco Artists Dialogue Magazine.
2013 Included in Afterimage Inklight project.
2012 Creator of synesthesia blogzine.
2012 Author of Pixnexus Companion Handbook (in print).
2009 Contributor of art Milvia Street Journal, Berkeley, CA.
2008 Contributor of art Milvia Street Journal.
2007 Contributor to Everything from Nothing Journal (Banana Twinkie).
2005 Included in Afterimage Inklight project.
1996 Highlighted (Artist's Page) in PHOTOGRAPHY (quarterly magazine by the Center for Photography at Woodstock).
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014 Culture & Animals Foundation grant for the series CENSORED LANDSCAPES (formerly TESTAMENT).
2008 Finalist for acceptance into the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab for feature length film script Fugue 9.
2007 Honorable Mention in Freedom Circles Bay Area Writer's Context for "Banana Twinkie" (monologue for video project on immigrant culture).
1998 Serpent Source Grant for Women Artists for Mariana of the Universe.
1993 Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography.
1992 Grant-in-Aid of Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Professor of Art, Photography, and Multimedia Art at the following institutions:
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA (current);
Berkeley City College, CA (current);
City College of San Francisco;
California State University, Hayward, CA;
College of Marin, Novato, CA;
Bloomsburg University, PA;
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN;
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
Pro Bono Photography, Berkeley Animal Shelter, Oakland Animal Shelter, Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, Millacayohtl/Seed the Commons, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, National Animal Rights Day, Earth Hour San Francisco, Free From Harm, Duo Duo, Direct Action Everywhere, Stivers School of the Arts
2016-2017 Board Member of Women Environmental Artists Directory.
2014-2017 Member, SF Camerwork
1990-2017 Member, Society for Photographic Education.
2008 Juror, San Francisco Women Artists "From Portraits to Abstraction - All Media Show."
2005 Juror, San Francisco Women Artist "Unearthly Images."
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. Proficient in French.