My work generally consists of small-scale watercolor drawings and books that have tiny, hand-written texts incorporated into them and that feature an ever-changing cast of talkative girls.
In my drawings, I like to explore the tension that exists between my interior world and the exterior one. I incorporate personal stories and observations along with commentary about current events (both personal and ones that make it to the news). They depict a "chorus" of young girls, all of whom I see as being an extension of myself and as representations of the many voices I have inside of me; as such I consider my work to be an ongoing exploration of self-portraiture. These girls give voice to my thoughts and are often depicted in scenarios inspired by experiences from my life.
My work has been included in solo exhibitions at a variety of places, including BravinLee programs, the Hunterdon Museum, and Bellwether gallery. I've been included in group exhibitions at PS1/MOMA, The Drawing Center, the Pera Museum (Istanbul), Josee Bienvenue Gallery, and the Grolier Club.
I received my BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1995 and my MFA from Yale University in 1997. I teach drawing and art history at the School of Visual Arts.
I live in the Lincoln Park section of Jersey City, with my husband Jeff and our dog Oscar. (The picture of our livingroom posted above features our beloved cat Squinky, who passed away last year. RIP, Squinks.)