I am an ardent fine arts educator and established artist, whose studio is currently located in Astoria, Queens. I shape my private practice with students to cultivate an extraordinary technical proficiency in drawing, painting, and photography allied to an expansive foundation in art history, applicable philosophies of aesthetics, and emerging theories and practices in contemporary art.
The private curriculum I passionately establish with each student is entirely customized around his/her technical and conceptual ambitions as an artist, regardless of background or experience. I strongly believe there is a fundamental dialogue underlying successful programs of private study that is itself an art form, magnificently reflecting the student's growth and deeper exploration of his/her creative potential. I also have extensive experience in conducting portfolio reviews for college preparation and have delivered multiple workshops and lectures on fine art. Studio visits and critiques may also be scheduled upon request.
I received my BFA (drawing concentration) from Maryland Institute and College of Art, summa cum laude. I subsequently earned my MFA (mixed media concentration) from the University of Pennsylvania. I was awarded MICA's Presidential Scholarship, the Thomas Sangiamo Award in Drawing, the Lucile Hecht Memorial Scholarship, two departmental awards of recognition in drawing, and functioned as a “Departmental Leader” for two consecutive years. I also received the Fine Art Chair's Scholarship at UPenn. My large format drawings in charcoal (featured here) have been published in American Artist: Drawing.
I have a genuine enthusiasm for teaching that parallels my passion for the arts. I will commute to any of the five boroughs in New York City. Serious inquiries only, please.
University of Pennsylvania
Maryland Institute College of Art