Download PDF

Recent Exhibitions

Rahway Arts Fest

City of Rahway • Rahway, NJ
09/14/202309/17/2023

Superfine NYC Art Fair

Iron23 • New York, NY

My first art fair as an exhibiting artist!

06/10/2023

Art on the Avenue

Maywood Art Collective • Maywood, NJ
05/19/202305/21/2023

1st Annual NYContemporary Art Fair

One Art Space • New York, NY
03/25/202303/25/2023

Haus of Art

Be Here Events • Long Island City, NY
03/31/202304/28/2023

The Barber Show

Astor Place Hairstylists • New York, NY

Group exhibition curated and produced by Start Shows and Michael Saviello

02/25/2023

heART ATTACK

Film Factory • Jersey City, NJ

Group exhibition curated by Talia Benitez

02/17/2023

February 2023 Group Show

1444 Dekalb Avenue • Brooklyn, NY
01/202302/2023

Creatures of the Night

Theater for the New City Gallery • New York, NY

Group Exhibition curated by Marcus Chae @marcusglitteris

1/20/20231/22/2023

New You

One Art Space • New York, NY

Curated & produced by Start Shows

11/4/202211/6/2022

Museum of Now

One Art Space • New York, NY

Curated & produced by Start Shows

10/15/2022

Art in the Park

Van Saun Park • Paramus, NJ

Bergen County Artists annual showcase

06/26/202208/12/2022

State of the Art

Studio Montclair • Montclair, NJ

Studio Montclair's 25th anniversary celebratory exhibition and inaugural event at the Leach Gallery in Montclair, NJ.

06/10/202206/12/2022

Creative Bergen's Arts Amble

Bellibone • Maywood, NJ

County-wide art festival in Bergen County, NJ. Bellibone hosted & exhibited Auroras for Aurora.

05/14/20226/24/2022

Zero to 80: An Affordable Art Show

Smush Gallery • Jersey City, NJ

Group exhibition curated by Katelyn Halpern & Ben Figueroa

04/30/2022

Art in Action: LIVE

Rockland Arts Festival with Palisades Center • West Nyack, NY

40 Artists creating new artworks in person

03/13/202204/09/2022

Black and White to Magnificent Color!

Watchung Arts Center • Watchung, NJ

Group Exhibition curated by Alpana Mittal, organized by Pro Arts Jersey City

02/28/202204/28/2022

Shine the Light

Inside Smalls Art Exhibits

Small Works Virtual exhibit, curated by Lisa D'Amico

01/22/202202/07/2022

Rockland Arts Festival

Rockland County, NY

Group Exhibition (virtual)

12/202101/2022

WHOLENESS: 17th Annual Small Works Show

440 Gallery • Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibition juried by George del Barrios

11/202112/2021

Vibrant Landscapes

Red Bluff Art Gallery

Group Exhibition (Virtual)

11/202112/2021

8th Annual Small Works Exhibition

Main Street Arts • Clifton Springs, NY

Group Exhibition juried by Rick Muto

11/2021

11th Annual "Nature" Online Art Competition

Light Time & Space Gallery

Group Exhibition (Virtual)

10/202111/2021

Eco/Echo

Art Gallery 118

Group Exhibition (Juried)

Education

01/201006/2012

M.A. Art and Museum Education

City College of New York

Concentration in Museum Education

08/2006062009

B.A. Art History & Studio Art

Hunter College

Double major in Art History and Studio Art

Received Art Departmental Honors

Cum Laude

08/200406/2006

A.A.S. Fine Arts

Fashion Institute of Technology

Magna Cum Laude

Artist Statement

My baby, Aurora Annette, died unexpectedly, three days after she and her identical twin sister were 2 months old. I alchemize my grief into colorful paintings, inspired by the Aurora Borealis, and each one dedicated to Aurora Annette. Through my art, I explore and externalize the complexities and layers of grief. My grief is exacerbated by my past trauma. For over 3 years, I struggled with infertility due to Endometriosis stage 3. I had two invasive surgeries, 10 months apart. After which, I endured a cycle of in-vitro fertilization, leading to a high risk pregnancy & emergency c-section 7 weeks early. Because my babies were born premature, they stayed in the NICU for a month before coming home. On September 24, we found her limp and unresponsive. Her death was ruled as Sudden Unexplained Infant Death. My art has become the primary outlet for my grief and emotions in losing my baby so unexpectedly.

Light and dark, although total opposites, coexist in nature. Similarly, joy and grief can coexist after the death of your child. My grief journey and my art practice have become intertwined and inform each other. Painting every single day allows me to explore, express, and externalize the emotions and trauma from losing Aurora, from no longer being a twin mom, and from the ways Endometriosis and infertility have impacted my life. However, it’s in realizing we need both light and dark to live a full and complete life. You need to acknowledge the presence and necessity of the dark, in order to see the stars. The optimal light conditions for seeing the Aurora Borealis are far from bright city lights, in the darkest regions of the Arctic. Just as in order to truly see the colorshift in my artwork, you must endure the darkness of my grief.

Created withVisualCV