About

A fascination with form and fantasy has been present in me since early childhood. Raised with a strong background in the fine and performing arts, I believe that my first solid step towards clay came when I took my first ballet class. There I discovered the deep, primordial joy of being centered within the body and expressing myself through the freedom of movement. I gained a deep and resonant appreciation for the body and all of it's sensual delight, mystery and divinity.

In my thirties, I developed my artistic skills by creating jewelry. As a jewelry-maker, I honed my design skills, molding and shaping movement and form through the various mediums with which I worked. The power and beauty I experienced in raising a family and honoring my own traditions, as well as new ones I unearthed through exploring various cultures, led to a larger and freer format for expressing my personal story. Through my sculpture I attempt to tap into the heart center of the individual. I feel that my work is literally born out of my awareness of my environment — expressing what is at the very core of my being.

I want very much for my work to reflect the beauty and harmony I see in the physical world as well as the deeper, tender, spiritual connections people make in coming together through this dance of life that we all share.


Galleries & Exhibitions

2016  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Off the Wall  |  Larchmont, NY
2014  |  Viridian Gallery  |  45 Years  |  New York, NY
2013  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Larchmont, NY
2013  |  Katonah Museum Artists Association  |  Katonah, NY
2012  |  Mamaroneck Artist's Guild  |  Juried Small Works Show  |  Larchmont, NY
2011  |  Barn Gallery  |  Cortlandt Manor, NY
2011  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Blue Door Artist's Association  |  Yonkers, NY
2010  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  Summer in Westchester  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild  |  In Focus  |  Larchmont, NY
2010  |  Pocantico Woman's Club  |  Pocantico Hills, NY
2009  |  White Plains Woman's Club  |  White Plains, NY
2009  |  Blue Door Inaugural Exhibition  |  Yonkers, NY
2008  |  River Gallery  |  Narrowsburg, NY
2008  |  Blue Door Artists Association  |  Why Clay?  |  White Plains, NY
2008  |  Blue Door Artists Association  |  Windows to the Soul  |  White Plains, NY
2007  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Outpourings  |  New York, NY
2007  |  Iona College  |  The Female Gaze  |  New Rochelle, NY
2005  |  Viridian Gallery  |  News Art: Art From Another Reality  |  New York, NY
2004  |  Onward Gallery  |  Tokyo, Japan
2004  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Focus 2  |  New York, NY
2002  |  Grounds for Sculpture's Toad Hall Gallery  |  Hamilton, NJ
2002  |  Kendall Art Gallery  |  Wellfleet, MA
2002  |  Manhattanville College  |  Inner Muse  |  Purchase, NY
1996 – 01  |  Viridian Gallery  |  Celebration of Life  |  Solo show 2001  |  New York, NY
1996 – 01  |  Croton Unitarian Fellowship Art Exhibit  |  Croton on Hudson, NY
2000 – 01  |  Flat Iron Gallery  |  Peekskill, NY
2001  |  Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis  |  Denver, CO
2001  |  The French Alliance  |  Harrison, NY
2000  |  Carrie Haddad Gallery  |  Hudson, NY
2000  |  Manhattanville College Library  |  Pleasantville, NY
2000  |  Northern Westchester Center for the Arts  |  Mount Kisco, NY
1998 – 99  |  Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club  |  New York, NY
1997  |  Patterson Museum Exhibition  |  A Touch of Art  |  Patterson, NJ
1997  |  Temple Israel Northern Westchester Art Exhibit  |  Croton on Hudson, NY
1997  |  Upper View Gallery  |  Peekskill, NY
1995  |  Cabrini Gallery  |  Yonkers, NY
1995  |  National Arts League  |  Douglaston, NY
1994  |  Chapel Street Gallery  |  New Haven, CT
1992 – 93  |  Katonah Museum Shop  |  Katonah, NY
1990  |  Gallery Authentique  |  Roslyn, NY


Awards

2010  |  Pocantico Woman's Club  |  2nd place Sculpture
2009  |  White Plains Woman's Club  |  3rd place Sculpture
1998  |  Manhattan Arts International
1998  |  Art Society of Old Greenwich
1998  |  Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
1986  |  Mamaroneck Artists Guild


Education

1995 – present  |  Art Life Studio
2005  |  Carrara Marble Studio
2001  |  New York Studio School
1995 – 96  |  Art New England Workshop
2010  |  Corning Glass
2009 – 12  |  SUNY Purchase
1993  |  Clay Art Center
1989  |  Brookfield Art Center
1974 – 77  |  Garrison Workshop
1965  |   B.S.  |  New York University


Curating & Teaching

1997  |  Paramount Center for the Arts  |  Off the Wall; Sculptural Forms Exhibition
1980 – 1990  |  Jewelry and Sculpture Workshops


Affiliations

Stamford Art Association  |  Paramount Visual Arts Committee  |  New Rochelle Art Association  |  National Sculpture Society  |  Garrison Arts Center  |  Putnam Arts Council  |  Art Society of Old Greenwich  |  Tarrytown Arts Council


Commissions

Private Collections throughout the USA


Press

October 2008  |  The Journal News  |  Why Clay?
Spring 2001  |  Gallery & Studio  |  Unveiling the Muse in Viridian Artists Group Exhibition
September 29, 2000  |  The Star  |  Art as an Affirmation of Life
April 29, 1999  |  The Gazette  |  75 Area Artists in Local Color II
May 27, 1998  |  Greenwich Times  |  The Arts
October 15, 1998|  Peekskill Herald  |  Cortlandt Sculptors' Tender Side of Life
November 5, 1998  |  The Gazette  |  Miller Awarded at Arts Competition
December 2, 1998  |  North County News  |  Miller Awarded in Open Exhibition


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