I grew up in Colorado where hiking, backpacking, skiing and simple walking in the wilderness of the Rockies enabled me to develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. This appreciation is the ultimate foundation of my artwork. I have a BA from Carleton College and an MFA from Pratt Institute. I currently work in Ridgewood, Queens. In addition to my work as an artist, I am a dedicated elementary school art teacher and teach in the New York City Public Schools.
My solo exhibitions include Brooklyn College; Cheryl McGinnis Gallery; and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Group exhibitions include Site Mapping, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts; Creative Cartographies, Brooklyn Arts Council; Beyond Boundaries, Flinn Gallery; and Go to where the Map Takes You: The Intersection Between Cartography and Creativity, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education. My installation Randomland was shown Fall 2012 at the Flatiron, New York and written about in ArtsObserver, Inspir3d, and Sculpture.org. My installation Ex Libris Mundi was exhibited at Art Wall on Third, New York Public Library. Recent publications with my work include Making Art from Maps, by Jill K. Berry and You Are Here NYC, Mapping the Soul of the City by Katharine Harmon. My work is represented in numerous collections, including Agnes Gund, President Emeritus Museum of Modern Art, New York.