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Exhibition History

Earth Day Celebration

May 11, 2024
Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ

I showed select paintings from my series "Grieving Before You're Gone" in this outdoor Earth Day festival.

Women's Exhibition: I'm in Awe with my Art

04/13/2024
El Mariachi • New York, NY

Group exhibition of women artists curated by @brilliant_headz

Art Expo New York

04/04/202404/07/2024
Pier 36 • New York, NY

Exhibited with the Hudson River Art Collective

Bam! Red Dot! The Exhibition

03/01/202403/03/2024
One Art Space • New York, NY

Group exhibition of 48 artists, curated and produced by Start Shows NYC.

Rockland Arts Festival

02/04/2024
Palisades Center • West Nyack, NY

heART Attack Showcase

01/27/2024
Film Factory • Jersey City, NJ

Soiree Henzo

11/16/2023
Lavan Chelsea • New York, NY

Artists Who Teach, Teachers Who Art

11/09/202311/22/2023
Compton Goethals Gallery, CCNY • New York, NY

Alumni art show for the Art Education program at City College of New York

59th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park

10/15/2023
Van Saun Park • Paramus, NJ

I was awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the category of acrylic and oils!

Rahway Arts Fest

09/23/2023
City of Rahway • Rahway, NJ

Superfine NYC Art Fair

09/14/202309/17/2023
Iron23 • New York, NY

My first art fair as an exhibiting artist!

Art on the Avenue

06/10/2023
Maywood Art Collective • Maywood, NJ

1st Annual NYContemporary Art Fair

05/19/202305/21/2023
One Art Space • New York, NY

Haus of Art

03/25/202303/25/2023
Be Here Events • Long Island City, NY

The Barber Show

03/31/202304/28/2023
Astor Place Hairstylists • New York, NY

Group exhibition curated and produced by Start Shows and Michael Saviello

heART ATTACK

02/25/2023
Film Factory • Jersey City, NJ

Group exhibition curated by Talia Benitez

February 2023 Group Show

02/17/2023
1444 Dekalb Avenue • Brooklyn, NY

Creatures of the Night

01/202302/2023
Theater for the New City Gallery • New York, NY

Group Exhibition curated by Marcus Chae @marcusglitteris

New You

1/20/20231/22/2023
One Art Space • New York, NY

Curated & produced by Start Shows

Museum of Now

11/4/202211/6/2022
One Art Space • New York, NY

Curated & produced by Start Shows

Art in the Park

10/15/2022
Van Saun Park • Paramus, NJ

Bergen County Artists annual showcase

State of the Art

06/26/202208/12/2022
Studio Montclair • Montclair, NJ

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

Creative Bergen's Arts Amble

06/10/202206/12/2022
Bellibone • Maywood, NJ

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

Zero to 80: An Affordable Art Show

05/14/20226/24/2022
Smush Gallery • Jersey City, NJ

Group exhibition curated by Katelyn Halpern & Ben Figueroa

Art in Action: LIVE • Rockland Arts Festival

04/30/2022
Palisades Center • West Nyack, NY

40 Artists creating new artworks in person

Black and White to Magnificent Color!

03/13/202204/09/2022
Watchung Arts Center • Watchung, NJ

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

Shine the Light

02/28/202204/28/2022
Inside Smalls Art Exhibits

Small Works Virtual exhibit, curated by Lisa D'Amico

Rockland Arts Festival

01/22/202202/07/2022
Rockland County, NY

Group Exhibition (virtual)

WHOLENESS: 17th Annual Small Works Show

12/202101/2022
440 Gallery • Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibition juried by George del Barrios

Vibrant Landscapes

11/202112/2021
Red Bluff Art Gallery

Group Exhibition (Virtual)

8th Annual Small Works Exhibition

11/202112/2021
Main Street Arts • Clifton Springs, NY

Group Exhibition juried by Rick Muto

11th Annual "Nature" Online Art Competition

11/2021
Light Time & Space Gallery

Group Exhibition (Virtual)

Eco/Echo

10/202111/2021
Art Gallery 118

Online Group Exhibition (Juried)

Education

M.A. Art and Museum Education

01/201006/2012
City College of New York

Concentration in Museum Education

B.A. Art History & Studio Art

08/2006062009
Hunter College

Double major in Art History and Studio Art

Received Art Departmental Honors

Cum Laude

A.A.S. Fine Arts

08/200406/2006
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.

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