I am an artist and educator working at the fuzzy line between community-based and socially engaged art, choosing tools, forms and media for maximum impact and accessibility. All of my work is participant-centered and starts with listening and asking questions.
Previously, I directed arts and education programming for older adults, taught mixed-media classes at women's prisons and shelters, and started an arts-in-healthcare program at a major hospital system. My experience as an administrator, artist and educator follows me into every project I take on, and I continually strive to balance beauty and concept, comfort and disruption, creation and dialogue, practicality and possibility.
I have had the privilege of participating in the Creative Center's Training Institute in Creative Aging and studying arts-in-healthcare with CAHRE at the University of Florida. I hold a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I currently live and work in South Florida, where I facilitate arts experiences at a day program for adults with developmental disabilities.