I seek to create work that rewards thoughtful observation with poignancy and challenge. I hope to lead viewers to recognize that what they have been searching for exists within and all around them.
My most recent work is about the aspect of sight that is most connected to searching. It is inspired by the selection of and exploration through data collections that exist as part of our common base of accumulated knowledge.
My background in drawing provides a fluid platform for selecting and inventing related materials and techniques to express the things I find.
"1000 Eyes" is a search for omniscient sight. This 80 x 120 work surrounds the viewer with a mass of pairs of human eyes enlarged from the eyes of students and teachers in the main public library's collection (in Cincinnati) of high school yearbooks, evoking Buddhist and Catholic manifestations of universal compassion and witness.
University of Cincinnati, MFA, 1981
University of Dayton, BFA, 1979
Finalist, 4th Floor Award, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2009
Artist Project Grant, Ohio Art Council, 2003
Individual Artist Grant, City of Cincinnati, 2002
Individual Artist Fellowship, Arts Midwest, 1990
New Master Drawings; exhibition catalog, Akron Art Museum, p6 2005
Decoding da Vinci "Ideas into Objects: Reinterpreting the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci" by D.Dominick Lombardi NY Arts July/August 2005 Vol 10 #7/8
Paper Routes, exhibition catalog, Southern Ohio Museum, 2000
Artists' Book Beat, Art on Paper, December 2000, Vol 5 #2
solo or two-person exhibits
Small World, Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2010
Always and Everywhere, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH 2007
Seen and Unseen, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH 2002
Attract Year Round Beauty, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, 1999
SAVED, Pearlman Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati 2010
The Essence of a Thing..., Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati 2007
New Master Drawings, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH 2005
Insomnia: landscapes of the night, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wash DC 2003