MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016, 2013
Artist StatementAs a subject the land creates a marriage of content and artistic form. My work celebrates the place. The work shifts from panoramic sweep to the aerial view, from the more descriptive cityscape with man made structures to the more naturally abstracted landscapes. I use light and how it exposes and shadows forms to create the shapes I carve in wood. So in my body of work, multiple perspectives refer to place, time and seasons. My prints incorporate worldviews that reflect my travels inspired by weather, time of day and architectural details. The daily migration of light summons the concept of time passing. I rely on the shift of light and dark to suggest a sense of time beyond chronology. My technique is a non-traditional Japanese woodcut print. My use of color is intuitive and underscores the sense of place. The forms are metaphors for life changes expressing cyclical ritual rhythms interfacing with water and land itself.
Education: Study of woodcut and sumi painting with Unichi Hirarsuka, DC(1962); Indiana University, Graduate Studies(1952-53); BS, Indiana University; Washington University, St. Louis(1946-49). Selected Solo Exhibitions: Washington Printmakers Gallery, DC (2008); Marsha Mateyka Gallery, DC (1990, 1998, 2006-07); Montgomery College, Takoma Park (2002); Mary Ryan Gallery, NY(1997); Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV(1995); Comus Gallery, Portland, OR(1994); Locus Gallery, St. Louis; Thumb Gallery, London(1989); Honolulu Academy of Arts, Graphics Gallery, Honolulu; G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Marsha Mateyka (1988); Brody's Gallery, DC(1986); Rowe Arts Center, University of North Carolina; Natl. Academy of Sciences, DC (1984). Selected Group Exhibitions: “Prints USA” Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO (2007); “Arts on Paper” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (2007); “UMKC National Print Exhibition” Gallery of Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO (2007); “Mirror Me: Self-Portraits by Women” curated by Deana Marta, Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD (2007); “Society of American Graphic Artists” 74th Members Show, Old Print Shop, New York, NY (2007); Maryland-Kanagawa Sister State Program, Lowe House of Delegates Bldg, Annapolis, MD (2007); “Contemporary Printmaking” Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD (2007); “Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting from the Boston Printmakers” Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA (2007); “20”x 20” x 20”: A National Compact Competition” LSU Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2007); “Transferred: The Contemporary Art of Printmaking” Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (2004) "Recent Prints", Mary Ryan Gallery, NY(1998); "Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia; "Printmakers '98", Pittsburg Center for the Arts, PA; "Across the Grain", The Meadows Gallery, Univ. of Texas; "Mid America Print Council", University of Kansas(1997); Boston Printmakers Members Show", Duxbury Art Complex Museum, MA; "Art on Paper", Maryland Federation of Art(1997); "Beyond Boundaries", Richmond Art Center, CA; "14th National Exhibit", Los Angeles, Printmaking Society, Loyola-Marymount Univ.; "Edges and Interfaces", traveling exhibition organized by The American Print Council (1996-98).