My fascination with the process of photography began when I was around 6 or 7. I’d sneak down the stairs into my father’s darkroom and watch, as long as allowed, faces miraculously appear on the paper in the tray my father was rocking back and forth. A wall of artful portraits was always a prominent part of our home when I was growing up.
As a college student I pursued my years long interest in painting eventually getting my Masters in Fine Arts emphasizing The Practice of Painting from UC Berkeley. To earn a living I then worked at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art running the art school program in the Education Department. After 4 years at the museum I became a gallerist working as a sales director at 2 San Francisco galleries before owning my own gallery as co-owner of Ivory/Kimpton Gallery.
Now after being away from actually making art for way too long, I’m finally able to return to the creative process. I chose to circle back to my roots using photography as my medium.
My maternal grandmother had her first one person painting exhibition at age 72 - this is my inspiration.
Exhibitions & Reviews:
2018 Group Show at Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
2018 PhotoAlliance Portfolio Review, San Francisco, CA
2018 Alternative Processes group show at Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
2018 Center for Photographic Art - Members' Juried Exhibition Online Gallery Inclusion, Carmel, CA
2019 Group Show at Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA 2019 PhotoAlliance Portfolio Review, San Francisco, CA 2019 “Mother Earth: Elements and Archetypes” Six Person show at Fused Space, San Francisco, CA 2019 “Home” - group show at The SE Center of Photography, Greenville, SC
2020 Scheduled solo exhibit, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA