The daily images of objects, people, events are fused into surreal world of uncommon alliances.
Abstractions or figurative approaches, traditional technique or new media and materials are all intertwined to deliver a clear visual impulse of thought or sentiment.
Creating a space where time looses its chronology, view warps into a distorted perspectives, images collapse and deteriorate revealing layers of hidden images underneath. Where one group of objects masques another.
Collapsed into new structures and unexpected unions, they give an unpredictable and strong and clear message.
The closer you look - the more you find; as if being drawn into another reality.
2008-2012 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA (Studio Arts)
2006-2008 Harper College, AFA, CCGD, CFD, Palatine, IL
1980-1983 UIC, BS (Chemistry), Minor in Art & French, Chicago, IL
Summer 2011 Study Abroad at The International School of Painting, Italy
Summer 2006 Study Abroad, Paris, France
Sum/Fall 1978 St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia
2018 Venice Biennale of the Nations, Misericordia, Venice, Italy
2018 From the Real to the Surreal, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL
2018 EvanstonMade, Artist Studio Tour, Evanston, IL
2018 My Secret Evanston, KukurekuArt, Evanston, IL
2018 Culture Bridge, DANK Haus gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 February Show, Gallery 1070, Chicago, IL
2017 ArtExpoMiami, Miami, FL
2017 Deconstructing Barriers, Noyes Art Center, Evanston, IL
2017 Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
2017 Far From Frontlines, EAC, Evanston, IL
2017 Nasty Women, Evanston, IL
2017 Evanston Made, Evanston, IL
2017 ArtExpoNY, New York
2016 Paris Louvre Expo, Paris, France
2016 Winner of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th ArtSlant Showcase Contests
2016 Make the Noyse, NAC, Evanston, IL
2016 “The Abstract Show IV”, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge
2016 “Evanston Made”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston
2016 Spring Gala, Women Made Gallery, Chicago
2016 International Prize Canalletto, Villa Valier, Italy
2016 Biennale Riviera del Brenta, Mira, Italy
2016 One in Herself. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
2016 International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci – Universal Artist, Florence, Italy
2015 Winter Salon of Contemporary Art ( 2nd Prize in Painting), Strasbourg, France
2015 Made in Evanston, Noyes Art Center, Evanston, IL
2015 MCG Open Studio, Evanston, IL
2015 Winner of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th ArtSlant Showcase
2014 MCG Open Studio, Evanston, IL
2014 Winner of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th ArtSlant Showcase
2013 Metropolis, The Institute, Chicago
2013 MCG Open Studio, Evanston, IL
2013 Fame, Expansion Gallery, Chicago
2013 Memory, Expansion Gallery, Chicago
2013 Winner of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th ArtSlant Showcase
2012 Group show, Intelligentsia (Cultural District), Chicago
2012 Spring BFA Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
2012 MODULAR22, 22 Gallery, Berwyn, IL
2011 The International School of Painting, Sculpture & Drawing, Italy
2011 The Paranormal, Hostelling-International, Chicago
2010 Fashion 2010, fashion show, SAIC, The Modern Wing, The Art Institute of Chicago
2009 Base Space Gallery exhibit, SAIC, Chicago
2008 Base Space Gallery exhibit, SAIC, Chicago
2006 NCECA show, Pittsburgh
2005 En-Plein-Air, The Historical Museum, Arlington Heights
2004 Wisconsin Regional Art Program exhibit, Wautoma, WI
2018 The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists of 2018, Ass. Socio Culturale EA Effetto Arte, Palermo, Italy
2018 Aesthetica Magazine (April-May edition), London, UK
2018 Masterful Moxie: The Power of Art, Culture Bridge, DANK Haus Gallery Publication, Chicago, IL
2017 “Far From the Front Lines: Artistic Dialog Beyond Borders”, Dorit Jordan Dotan, MagCloud
2017 Featured Artist, ArtSlant 7th Showcase, ArtSlant
2016 Gran Prix Louvre Video Esposition, Louvre, Paris, France
2016 “The XXI century Art Book”, the International catalog, Italy
2016 Art International Contemporary Magazine, Mar/Apr 2016, Italy
2016 Art International Contemporary (Jan-Feb), Italy
2016 Canaletto Prize Art Catalog, Italy
2016 Biennale Riviera del Brenta Art Catalog, Italy
2016 Aesthetica Magazine, UK
2015 Aesthetica Magazine, UK
2015 GQ British, September issue, Wonderwall!!! Picture Perfect...
2015 Chicago Tribune, June o4, Chicago, IL
2014 Glamour British, November issue, Glamour's Gallery
2014 GQ British, September issue, Wonderwall!!! Picture Perfect...
2014 Berlin Special Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2014 ARTSlant Catalog Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2014 Collectors Catalogue Special Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2014 Art LA Special Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2013 Frieze Special Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2013 Venice Biennale Fair Special Edition, ArtSlant Inc.
2011 The Green Lake County News, Green Lake, WI
2010 ChicagoNow, Chicago Tribune blog, “The Walk 2010”
2009 The Waushara Argus newspaper, Wautoma, WI
2008 The Pioneer Group of Web Designers for Harper College catalog, Harper College
2008 The Fashion Show (winner of graphic design for the show), Harper College, IL
2007 The Point of View (winner of 40th Anniversary cover), Harper College, Palatine, IL
2004 The Waushara Argus newspaper, Wautoma, WI
Honors & Awards
The Best Modern & Contemporary Artists of 2018, EA/SS Publication, Palermo, Italy
“Shakespeare In Art award”, Verona, ItalyThe International Prize Canaletto - Artistic Career Award, Villa Valier, Italy, 2016
Canaletto Prize – Artistic Career Award, Mira, Venice, Italy, 2016
The Universal Artists Award, International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence, Italy, 2016
2nd Prize in Painting, Winter Salon International Exhibit of Modern Art, Strasbourg, France, 2015
The Presidential Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008-2012
Summa Cum Laude, Harper College
Women in Art Scholarship, Harper College, 2007
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Harper College, 2005-2008