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SF Bay area native; Many hairpin turns, homes, & destinations; Influenced by eclectic art/writing/music/theatre, nature, inspiring people;
Belief in nature, giving back; Art making is expression, giving tangible form to what sustains and moves and how
materials/color/creative process/experience informs and shapes. It is an act of indulgence, necessity, evolution, and essence.

EDUCATION
Closet drawer as child, independent workshops and courses, academy is experimentation and showing up at the studio.  
Degrees:    
PhD Epidemiology, Masters Public Health, Bachelor Nursing
"Eco-Ed":   Portfolio

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012  Lobby Installation & Stage Set, Our Daily Bread, Deep Waters Dance Theater, CounterPulse Theater, SF, CA
2011  Lobby Installation, Our Daily Bread, Deep Waters Dance Theater, CounterPulse Theater, SF, CA
2010  Emerald Point Business Park, UpArtDown, Dubin, CA
2008  Land Trust, Soul River Gallery, Big Sur Artist in Residence closing reception
2007  round 3, Live Art Gallery
2006  bad timing/once b4, Live Art Gallery
2005  bad timing/barely there, Live Art Gallery

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Jun-Sept, Beyond Landscape, Marin Community Foundation, WEAD Artists
May-Jun  Redwood City Main Library
May-Jun Phantom Gallery, Redwood City
2010  
Fort Mason Building C Group Show/Fall Open Studios
San Mateo County Arts Commission, Caldwell Community Gallery, Redwood
Redwood City Art Walk, Second Saturdays
Time and Place, Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA
Artists Respond to Haiti, SOMARTS, SF, CA
2009  The Canvas Project, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 7/31-10/12/09. Art House Coop.
2008  Open Studios, Oakdale Painting Studio
2007  drawings, Fort Mason Bldg B showcase, CCSF
2003  invited: transformed books, Fort Mason Bldg B showcase, CCSF Diane Olivier
2002  invited: The War Show, CCSF showcase Rick Rodriguez
2001  Art for the Masses, 800 Divisidero, SF

REPRESENTATION
SFMOMA Artists Gallery

COMMISSIONS
Diptych, private residence Nob Hill, SF, CA, 2009
Diptych, private residence Barcelona, Spain, 2008
L’Orange, private residence Potrero Hill, SF, CA, 2008
Gone to Tampa, Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay, FL, 2007
Series, private residence Dolores Park penthouse, SF, CA, 2007
Series, private residence Cole Valley, SF, CA, 2006

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Fidelity Title Company, SF, CA (2007 – 2012)
Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay, FL

RESIDENCIES
Big Sur Artist-in-Residence, 2008
International Arts Festival, Monastir, Tunisia (accepted, did not attend), 2008

TEACHING
2012-cur      After school and Adults contemporary drawing/Art Intelligence
2010-2012   After school arts drawing class, elementary school, Young Rembrandts curriculum
2010             "Organic Art" workshop, Monroe Elementary School, Spanish Immersion 1st Grade, SF, CA
2008             "Organic Art" workshop, Captain Cooper School, Big Sur
2005              Book Transformations workshop, Tenderloin Youth Clubhouse, YMCA, SF
2003              Facilitator/Proctor, figure drawing, Hotel Cosmo, ArtworkSF
2002              Art!, workshops for client of Project Opportunity

ART/CREATIVE GIGS
Current
member Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD), http://weadartists.org/
member South Bay Caucus Women in the Arts
member the Beauty Project, women’s professional artist network (2008)
member Sketchcrawl, SF (2007)
volunteer YBCA, SF (2009)
2011   volunteer after school arts instructor, John Gill Elementary, Redwood City, CA (2011)
2009  grant writer, Haitian Dance & Drum Conference, Zeke Nealy  
2008  grant writer, Deep Waters Dance Theater, Amara Tabor-Smith
2008  volunteer San Francisco International Arts Festival
2002  member Exquisite Corps Reinvented
2001  out reach, Scavengers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP)
Laura Diamondstone