EDUCATION

  • MFA in Visual Arts, 2006, Vermont College, Union Institute and University, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Graduate Courses, Metalworking and Ceramics, 1994 & 2004, Central ConnecticutState University, New Britain, CT
  • Sculpture Apprenticeship,  1973-77, Woodcarving and Cabinetry, Toshio Odate, Woodbury, CT
  • BFA, Sculpture and Printmaking, 1974,Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Undergraduate Courses, Archeology and Anthropology, 1973, Merton College, Oxford, England

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Member, American Institute for Conservation, Conservator in architectural materials, objects and sculpture.
  • Restoration Artist, 1983 to present,  Decorative architectural restoration of historic buildings, monuments
  • and statues, specializing in wood and stone carving, mold making and casting.
  • Old State House, Hartford, CT 1996-2000. Commission to create statues of eight historical figures for tops offlagpoles around landmark building. Modeled in clay, cast in polyester resin and gold-leafed.
  • Decorative Projects Foreman, 1987-91, Joseph Gnazzo Co., Sturbridge, Mass.  Director of stone carving, mold making and casting for masonry restoration projects.
  • Patternmaker and Mold Maker, 1983-85, Art Cement Products Company, Wilbraham, Mass.
  • Restoration Woodcarver, 1980-82, Bushnell Park Carousel Society, Hartford, CT
  • Bronze Casting Technician, 1983, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Sculpture Technician, 1977-78, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford, CT

AWARDS

  • Golden Hammer Award, 1997, Worcester, Mass. Brownstone restoration ofhistoric Burnside Building.
  • New England ICRI Concrete Repair Award, 1996, for Newport Preservation Society projects.
  • Board of Trustees Preservation Award, 1991&93, Historic Savannah Foundation, for terra cotta projects.
  • Best in Show, 1981, Sculpture, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Sculpture Commission, 1981, Art in Public Schools Program, CT Commission on the Arts, Willington, CT
  • Alva Museum Replicas Award, 1981, Art of the Northeast USA Show, Silvermine Art Guild.
  • One Year Working Grant, 1979, Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

  • Windham Arts Center Gallery, "MYTHS AND MEMORIES", December 30- January 24, 2007, Windham Area Arts Collaborative, Willimantic, CT
  • Family Memorial Installation, "LEST WE FORGET" April 26- May 21, 2005, Memorial Park, Willimantic, CT
  • The Great Hall, "HISTORICAL FIGURES", Feb. 22- May 20, 1996, Old State House, Hartford, CT
  • Governor Office, "CABINETS AND CARVED ANIMALS" April 6-October 25, 1992, State Capitol Building, Hartford, CT
  • Ward -Nasse Gallery, "ANIMALS AND FIGURES" September 7-26, 1985, New York, New York.
  • M. S. Gallery, "FIGURATIVE PIECES" August 2-28, 1985, Hartford, CT
  • Artworks Gallery,"METAL AND WOOD" April 23- May 16, 1983, Asylum Hill Artist's Cooperative, Hartford, CT
  • Hartford Insurance Group, "LARGE WOOD PIECES" July 6-25, 1980, Hartford, CT
  • Artworks Gallery, "CARVED WOOD FIGURES" June 19- July 6, 1980, Asylum Hill Artist's Cooperative, Hartford, CT
  • Kent Memorial Library Gallery, "LARGE WOOD ABSTRACTIONS" October 15- November 17, 1977, Suffield, CT
  • Pratt Institute Gallery, "ABSTRACT VISIONS",  May 1- July 10, 1975, Brooklyn, New York.

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS


  •  Annual Members Show, February 1- March 3, 2007, Windham Arts Center Gallery, Willimantic, CT
  • Exhibitions During Graduate Studies, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont
    • Fourth Semester Exhibition, "THE PROMISE OF LOVE", July 28- August 6, 2006
    •  Third Semester Exhibition, "TEDDY'S SECRET SAFARI", February 3- 12, 2006
    • Second Semester Exhibition, "EARLY BIRD FARMS" & "CHOICES", July 30- August 7, 2005
    • First Semester Exhibition, "LEST WE FORGET" & "EMPTY NEST", February 4-13, 2005
    • New Student Exhibition,"CERAMIC PORTRAITS" & "DREAMTIME",  August 1-9, 2004
  • Artworks Gallery, 30th Anniversary Celebration, May 20- June 4, 2006, Hartford, CT
  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Juried Show, May 21- July 10, 2004, Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT
  • Second Annual Juried Spring Show, May 21- June 30, 2004, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT
  • Canton Artist's Guild, May 5- June 27, 2004, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
  • Collinsville Juried Outdoor Exhibition, May 5- July 30, 2004, Collinsville, CT
  • Central Connecticut State University Graduate Exhibition, April 16- May 7, 2004, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT
  • Society of Connecticut Sculptors, Aug. 21-Sept. 18, 1993, Aug. 20-Sept. 17, 1994, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
  • 14 Sculptors Gallery, May 8-June 14, 1986 NY, NY
  • Ariel Gallery, March 10- April 6, 1986, NY, NY
  • M. S. Gallery, March 29- May 8,1985, Hartford, CT 
  • ConnecticutAcademy of Fine Arts, June 23- August 22, 1985, William Hart Benton Museum, University of CT, Storrs, CT
  • Hartford Jewish Community Center, Jan. 13- Feb 17, 1985, Jan 29-March 31, 1984, West Hartford, CT Artworks at the Athenaeum, Oct. 4- Dec. 1, 1983, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
  • Farmington Valley Art Center, August 28- Sept. 25, 1983, Avon, CT
  • Lions Gallery of the Senses, Nov. 30-Jan. 27, 1981, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
  • Artworks Gallery, July 11-27, 1980, March 9- April 1, 1981,Sept. 7- Oct. 10, 1982, Sept. 7- Oct. 4, 1983, Hartford, CT
  • Silvermine Guild for the Arts, Art of the Northeast USA, May 30- June 21, 1981, May 17- June 29, 1983, New Canaan, CT
  • New Haven Paint and Clay Club, March 8- April 4, 1981, New Haven, CT
  • Temple Beth El Art Show, March 21-25, 1981, West Hartford, CT
  • Animals in Art , Sponsored by the Connecticut Humane Society
    •  Lyme Art Association, May 20- June 10, 1981, Old Lyme, CT
    • Art Gallery, Miss Porter's School, Sept 22- Oct. 15, 1981, Farmington, CT
    • Marlborough Art Gallery, April 10- May 22, 1982, Concord, MA,
    • Hartford Civic Center, Feb. 14- March 26, 1983, Hartford, CT
  • Oggi Gallery, May 20- June 15, 1976, Ridgefield, CT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS