Artist Statement -

My work is in Fiber, mostly hand-made paper, wood, or hand-dyed silk with surface design.

I began working in fibers more than 50 years ago as a child, when I designed and made dolls’ clothes! Then I went on to design costumes and clothing for "real people", and my designs appeared in Vogue magazine. When I no longer lived in the US, I could not work as a “seamstress/designer” since I was considered an alien, so I began to put my fibers on the wall instead of the body, making intricately embroidered wall hangings and sculptures.

Urged by my friends, I entered juried exhibits and to my surprise, was accepted in a great many of them. Since then, I have worked steadily on my art, “supporting my habit” by working as a free-lance costumer, jewelry maker, designer, office clerk, theatre producer, computer-er, puppet-dresser, photo stylist, baby-sitter and anything else available to me.

Through the years, I have received many grants, two residencies and much help from my children so that I might continue my work. Two of my pieces were chosen to be in an exhibit called “9x9x3” at the American Craft Museum in New York City and I have a piece in the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey in the permanent collection of the National Association of Women Artists. This collection contains eminent artists such as Mary Cassatt, Louise Nevelson and Judy Chicago. A few years ago, I served on the board of this entity, as well.

My work can be found in many countries, but mostly in residences, corporate offices and hotels in the Caribbean, South America and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where I was born.

Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibits: Belskie Museum - Closter, NJ
Potpourri – Jennifer’s – Ramsey, NJ
art from my first 1000 years - Presbyterian Church - Franklin Lakes, NJ
Paper, Silk and Shadow - Interchurch Center, NYC 1998
Art for Body and Wall - San Juan, Puerto Rico 1998,2000,2002,2004
Retrospective - Old Church Cultural Center -
Demarest, NJ
Art for Body and Wall - Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Art for Body and Wall - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Fibers - John Harms Center - Englewood, NJ - 1994
Origenes/Origins – Liga de Arte de San Juan - San Juan, PR 1990
Fortaleza Governor’s Mansion - San Juan, PR - 1984
Curacao Museum - Curacao, Netherlands Antilles - 1974

Juried Group Exhibits:
Bergen Museum Exhibit – Paramus, NJ 2004
Salute to Women in the Arts – NJ (Prize for Experimental Work) 2004
Salute to Women in the Arts – Ft. Lee, NJ (Prize for
Three Dimensional Work) 2004
Group Show – Blue Hill Plaza Gallery 2004
Women’s History Month Exhibit - Bergen Museum – NJ 2004
Salute to Women in the Arts – New Milford, NJ 2004 (Sculpture Award) Beauty in Our World – Fair Lawn, NJ 2003 (Experimental Work Award)
Birds, Beasts and Bugs - Blue Hill Gallery, Orangeburg, NY 2002
Nine Choose Nine - Rockland Center for the Arts.- Nyack, NY - 1999 9 x 9 x 3 American Craft Museum - New York City - 1998
Traveled for 4 yrs. to venues in US
The Multi-Dimensional Shoe - Hopper House - Nyack, NY - 1997
Greek Exhibit - NAWA - Athens, Greece 1996
Visions of the Environment - Johnson & Johnson - NJ 1995
Annual NAWA Exhibit - Soho, NY (Sculpture Awards - 1995 & 2000)
Catherine Lorillard Art Club - New York City - 1993
Four Women Artists - Barbara Gibson Gallery - Nyack, NY - 1993
Fiber Show - America House - Piermont, NY - 1992
CAPITOL I - Washington, DC - (Hon. Mention Award) - 1992
Women’s Art Works II - Rochester, NY - 1992
Three Women in Fiber - Art Ventures Gallery - Princeton, NJ - 1985

Weir Farm Trust - Residency - 2000
Gottlieb Foundation Grant - 1999
New York Foundation for the Arts - Grant – 1998 & 2002
Empire State Craft Alliance - Grant - 1997
Millay Colony for the Arts - Residency - 1993
Pollock-Krasner Foundation - Grant - 1991
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant 1990

Who’s Who of American Artists
Who’s Who of American Women
Salute to Women in the Arts
Textile Study Group of New York
Surface Design Association

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Artist Collections

National Association of Women Artists - Zimmerli Museum, Rudgers University, NJ...

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