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EDUCATION
MFA Painting, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1980, (Frank Lobdell, advisor)
Graduate Student, MFA Program, Printmaking, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1972-73
BFA magna cum laude, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1972
Undergraduate Student, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 1970 (studied with Gabriel Laderman & Jacob Lawrence)


HONORS and AWARDS
G. Holmes Perkins Faculty Award, Graduate School of Fine Arts, U. of Pennsylvania, 1994
Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant,  Individual Artist’s Support 1992
Nominee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1991
Nominee, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, 1988
Nominee, Louis comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1987
Humboldt Arts Council, "Best of Show", 1984, (juror: Harvey Jones)
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist's Grant, 1983-84
Roswell Museum & Art Center, one year grant, 1982-83
Redwood Art Association, award, 1982, (juror: Richard V. West)
Humboldt Area Foundation & Arts Council Purchase Prize, 1981, (juror: Terry St. John)
Henry Newell Honors Scholarship Fund Award, 1979-80
Stanford Graduate Fellowship Award, 1979-80
Stanford Graduate Materials Stipend, 1978-80
Stanford Committee for Art Full Tuition Scholarship, 1978-79
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1972
University of Utah Art Department Merit Scholarship, 1970
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Tuition Award, 1970
Ann M. Canon Merit Scholarship, 1969

VISITING  ARTIST  RESIDENCIES
Residency for Collaborative Printmaking, Vermont Studio Center Press, June 2001 (one week)
Invitational Residency, Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT,  1999, (two months)
Artist-in-Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1992, (three weeks)
Artist-in Residence, University of Georgia Summer Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy, 1983
Artist-in-Residence, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, 1982-83, (see Honors/Awards)

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Associate Professor of Painting, University of Pennsylvania, July 1993-present
Acting Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, UPENN., July 1993- Jan. 1995
MFA Critic, UPENN, 1992-93
Associate Professor of Painting, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, July 1989-1993
Resident Faculty, Yale University Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT, Summer 1987
Assistant Professor of Painting, Yale School of Art, July 1986-1989
Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1985-86
Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA, Summer 1985
Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1982-85
Instructor, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, 1983
Lecturer, (full-time sabbatical leave replacement), Humboldt State University, 1981-82
Instructor, College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Extension, Mendocino, CA , 1981
Lecturer, Stanford University,  (winter quarter), 1980
Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, (six quarters), 1978-80
Instructor, Palo Alto Art Club, Palo Alto, CA, (part-time),1979-80
Instructor, University of Utah, (winter quarter), 1973
Teaching Fellow, University of Utah, (two classes for three quarters), 1972-73

SOLO & small group EXHIBITIONS
Curator’s Choices
, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT,  June-Sept. 2001
The Art of the Portrait, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design,  Lancaster, PA, Sept.-Dec. 2000
PENNART, Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, NYC. NY, Sept./Oct. 1998, Sept./Oct. 1997
Six Painters, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, January 1997
Allegories, Old and New, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, October 1996
Allegorical Paintings, University of North Carolina, Ashland, NC, March 1995
Bedighted/Bedimmed, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT,  (ten year retrospective), February 1992
Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT,(four person), September 1992
Artspace, New Haven, CT, (two person), January 1992
More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, August-September 1990
Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, October 1990, (see Reviews)
Recent Paintings, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, September 1990
College of Notre Dame Gallery, Belmont, CA , February 1985
Chabot College Gallery, Hayward, CA, (two person), September 1985
Paradise Ridge Cafe Gallery, Arcata, CA, (short retrospective), 1984
Indulgences, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, 1983, Catalog
M.F.A. Exhibition, Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford, CA, 1980
IPD Gallery, San Jose, CA, 1978
Union Art Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1971

GROUP  EXHIBITIONS
Upenn at KNUA, The Korea National University of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, Seoul, Korea, April 2002
Reflections, September 11, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT,  Nov. 2001- Jan.  2002
Faculty Exhibit,
Ross Gallery, Furness Fine Arts Library, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Nov. 2000
PENNART, Faculty  and Visiting Artists Exhibition, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Sept. 1995
Drawing ‘94:  Explorations, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University, PA, Oct. 1994
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, April 1990, (see Reviews)
Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 1989
The Drawing Center, New York City, NY, February 1989
Faculty Work 1987-88, An Exhibition in Memory of Gretna Campbell, Yale University School of Art New Haven, CT, 1987
Stanford Artists Working in the New York Area, Charles Cowles Gallery, N.Y.C., NY, 1987
Small Work Invitational, Bowery Gallery, N.Y.C., NY, 1987
Drawing Invitational, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, traveling to the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1987
Olson/Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA, 1986
Faculty Exhibition 1986, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, 1986 (catalog)
Humboldt State University Traveling Exhibit, Humboldt Bay Area, CA 1983-84
Palazzo Casali, Cortona Italy, (with University of GA), July 1983
Colony Square, Atlanta, and University of Georgia, Athens, GA, (with University of GA), 1984
Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR, 1982
New Faces, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA 1982
Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA, (through Gallerie Smith-Anderson, Palo Alto, CA), 1979
San Franciso Museum of Modern Art Sales/Rental Gallery, 1979

SELECTED  JURIED  EXHIBITIONS
Images of Animals
, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, 1978
In Celebration of Women's Week, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, 1978
Works of/on Paper, College of Notre Dame, 1977
Women in the Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1996 (juror: Ann Langdon)
No Big Heads, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, 1995 (juror: Kristina Branch)
Painting Today, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1995 (juror: William Bailey)
Connecticut Art 22nd Annual Competition, Stamford Museum, 1992 (juror: Ivan Karp), one of four winners awarded an exhibition, (see Group Exhibitions)
West Coast Works of/on Paper, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1985 (juror: Richard Shaw, Honorable Mention)
26th Annual Competitive Exhibition,  Redwood Art Association, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA, 1984
24th Annual California Watercolor & Drawing Survey, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA, 1984 (juror: Masami Teraoka)
Beyond Words, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, 1981 (jurors: Josine IancoStarrels, George Nubert)
1st Annual Competitive Exhibition, Triton Museum, San Jose, CA, 1981
23rd Annual Competitive Exhibition, Redwood Art Association, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA, 1981
20th Annual Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA, 1981 (jurors: Nel Sinton, Sam Richardson)
Paper in Particular, Columbia College, MI, 1981 (juror: David Driesbach)

LECTURES and VISITING  POSITIONS
Speaker, Penn Summer Art Series, Univ. of Pennsylvania, July 2002
Visiting Artist / Speaker, Univ. of Delaware, Wilimington, Nov. 2000
Visiting Artist / Speaker, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA, Nov. 2000
Visiting Artist /Speaker, Colby College, Maine April 1997
Visiting Artist, Summer Arts Program, Chautauqua, NY, July/Aug 1996
Visiting Artist / Speaker, University of North Carolina, Asheville, March 1995
Visiting Artist / Speaker, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb. 1995
Speaker, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, 1991
Visiting Artist, Yale University Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT, 1991
Visiting Artist, The American University, Washington, DC April 1991
Speaker, New Haven Women in the Arts, New Haven, CT, April 1991
Seminar, The Yale Club of Chicago, "Imaginary Objects Apparently Seen--The Fixity of Fictions in Painting",   Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, November 1990
Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, October 1990
Visiting Artist, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 1990
Visiting Artist, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, (five days), March 1989
Visiting Artist / Speaker, 10th Annual Festival of Arts, "Parenthetical Whispers: Notes on the Irrational in Art",  University of North Carolina, Ashville, NC, April 1990
Speaker, Connecticut Women Artist's Inc. Annual Members Banquet, Essex, CT, June 1989
Visiting Artist Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1988
Panel Moderator, "Poetic & Conceptual Implications of Systems Used in Drawn & Painted Space", College Art Association, Boston, MA, 1987
Visiting Artist, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, March 1986
Visiting Artist, Arizona State University, March 1986, (eight days)
Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, September 1984 (one week)
Speaker, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, 1985
Speaker, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984
Speaker, Humboldt Docent Council, Eureka, CA, 1984
Speaker, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1984
Speaker, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1983
Speaker, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983
Speaker, Roswell Museum & Art Center, 1983
Speaker, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1981
Speaker, Stanford Committee for Art, Stanford University, 1979

VISITING critic/Guest juror
Guest Critic, Upenn GSFSA Arch. Studio 500, Maria-Paz Gutierrez, Aug. 2002
Guest Critic, Philadelphia Univ. School of Architecture & Design, Gul Kacmaz’ Design Studio, Oct. 2002
Guest Critic, Graduate Collage Course with Prof. Robert Reed, Yale School of Art, Fall 1999, 2000
Guest Critic, Learning from the Wildwoods, GSFA, Univ. of Penn., Interdisciplinary Studio in Arch., Landscape Arch, and Urban Design, Steve Izenour of  Venturi-Scott-Brown, & Susana Snyder of Center for the Civic Arts, Phil., PA, May 1999
Guest Critic, Graduate Drawing, Phil Grausman, Yale School of Arch., May 2000-98, Jan. &, May 1997, Jan. & May 1988-93
Guest Critic, Re-Thinking Kuaua, Studio Final Review, Nadia M. Alhasani, Univ. of  Penn.,  GSFA, Dept. of Arch, May 1997

REVIEWS,  CATALOGS
Allegorical Paintings, Old and New
, Solo Exhibition Catalog, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, 1995 & Erector Square Gallery 1996, Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, London, Essay by Gloria Kury, NYC
"In the Galleries", David Carbone, Art & Antiques, April 1991
"Four Play", Ann Langdon, The New Haven Advocate, April 30, 1990
Faculty Exhibiton 1986, in conjunction with a celebration of The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding  of the School of Art and Art Hstory, The Univ. of Iowa Mus. of Art, 1986
Solo Exhibition Catalog, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, 1983
"The Animal Kingdom" , Artweek, May 12, 1979

COLLECTIONS
Anderson Museum of Modern Art, Anderson Oil, Roswell, NM, (painting from 1984,acq.1995
Salt Lake Art Center, SLC, Utah, (paintings from 1972, 1987, 1990), acq. 1993-95
Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, paintings, acq. 1983 &  1992
Principle Financial Group, National Headquarters, Des Moines, IA, (painting 1985),
acq. 1987
Banker's Life Insurance company
, Des Moines, IA, (painting, 1982), acq. 1986
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, (painting, 1979), acq. 1985
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM, (paintings) acq. 1983, 1990
Humboldt Area Foundation,
Eureka, CA,  (drawing, 1979), acq. 1981
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, painting, 1980
University of Utah Art Department, Salt Lake City, UT, wall hanging commission, 1971

Published writing
Chris Lyon ñRestless, Resilientî, catalog essay, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 2003
C.J. Yeh, ñRecent Paintingsî, catalog essay, Gallery 456, NYC, NY, 1999
ñThe Work of Ji-Ah Parkî, catalog essay, Duk Won Museum of Art , Seoul, Korea, 1995
"An Alternative to Modishness", review of Kristina Branch at Charles Cambell Gallery in San Francisco, Artweek, March 17, 1984
"Martha Zelt", catalog essay, Roswell Museum & Art Center, 1983

Exhibition JURYING and CURATING
Juror, National League of American Pen Women Biennial, September 1998
Juror, Celebrating Israel’s 50th Anniversary, Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, New Haven, CT, April/May 1998 Juror, Student Art Scholarship Exhibit, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1996
Juror, Greenwich Art Society 78th Annual Member’s Exhibit, Greenwich, CT 1995
Juror, Skidmore College Student Art Exhibit, 1994, Saratoga Springs, NY, Jan. 1994
Juror, 7th Annual women in the Visual Arts, 1993, Erector Square, New Haven, CT, March 1993
Juror, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., Annual Members Exhibition, September 1988
Curator, Humboldt State University Painters, Humboldt Cultural Center, 1985
Juror, Art By and About Women, Humboldt State University Women's Center, 1984

FOREIGN  TRAVEL / RESIDENCes
Turkey, Crete & other Greek Islands, planned May 2000
Norway, Oslo, Nov. 1999 (Hanneline Rogeberg Exhibition)
France, Museums of Riviera Region, April 1998
France, Prehistoric  Art in the Caves  of the Les Eyzies region and south, Sept. 1997
Italy, Pompeii and Herculenium/south, Dec. 1996
Turkey (northern, inland & southern coast Greek & Roman ruins, Museums), Greek mainland, Samos, Rhodes and Crete, May 1996
Sicily, Museums and Churches, Dec. 1995
Italy, Museums and Churches, March 1994
France, Visiting Small Museums throughout the country as well as those of Paris,1992 , (Yale Sch. of Art Sabbatical, spring 
Semester)
Nova Scotia, 1991
Italy, summer resident in Cortona, 1983
Canada (cross country), 1973
Istanbul, Turkey, (summer resident), travel to Germany, Italy, Greece, 1969
Denmark, Holland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, England, France 1964-1971
Ankara, Turkey (resident), Germany, Italy, Cyprus, 1951-1955

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