This painting is from my Emoji Project.



”Kyle as Soldier” is included in “Freedom - Art as Messenger“ The Cato Institute in Washington DC this Spring 

“The Great Matt Blair” on view at SFA Galleries in the Texas National 2019 the Spring


2001 MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, NY

1998 BFA from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX  summa cum laude


Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C., Summer 2016, “The Emoji Project 


Mixmaster Show at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT Winter 2019

CLICK_BAIT | Quarterly Exhibition & Publication September 1 - December 1, 2018  

New Britain Museum of Contemporary Art     “Nor’Easter”  Summer 2018

Location 1980 “Celebrating Women” 

Mystic Art Association juried Competition Summer 2018  Winner best Contemporary Art

New Directions 2017 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Fall 2017

2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition at the University of Southern Mississippi September 2017

Five Points Gallery Juried Biennial Competition Torrington, CT August 2017

“Figures and Faces” at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA  August-September 2017

Nasty Women of Boston in the  Fall 2017

ARTPRIZE NINE in Grand Rapids Fall 2017 at the Richard App Gallery

2017 LA Artcore 3rd Annual Art Competition and Exhibition August 2017 Los Angeles, CA

Platform Art Fair “60 Americans” Brooklyn, NY September and October 2017

Artspace exhibit during the Rose Arts Festival in

Norwich, CT July 1, 2017

“Real - A Diverse Grouping of Realist Painters” at The Whitney Center for the Arts, April 2017

“Nasty Woman of New Castle” in New Castle, England April 2017

“The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums” at SITE-Brooklyn in January and February in Brooklyn, NY “Clothes-pinned Nude”

45th International Art Show at The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art March 2017 

“Hope in the Dark” at Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, January and February, Jamestown, NY “The Great Steve Smith and his Source of Hope, Chie”

Expo 36 at B.J. Spoke Gallery in March in Huntington, NY.  Drawings of NFL Heros 

“Arts in Harmony” in January and February in Minneapolis, MN  “Henry age 3”

“Threads” at the Artist’s Pool in March - May 2017 in London, England. 2 Emoji self-portraits

Currently - “60 Americans” at the Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, CA then touring to NYC by May 2017 “Charlie in Training”

Fall 2016 National Society of Artists Annual Show  in Galveston, TX  “Papa’s Two Headed Cow”

Fall 2016 “Advocacy Speaks” at The Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA  “The Great Matt Blair”

Summer 2016  Bowery Gallery National Competition 

New York City, NY “Emoji- Life Saver”

uBe Art Space, May and June 2016   “In My Absence”  Berkeley, CA “Marguerite”

WCA-CO  May and June 2016  “State of Unions” Denver, CO. “Expectant Elephant Rider”

September 2015  

GOVERNORS ISLAND ART FAIR where I exhibited the entire “Emoji Project”

Juried Exhibition in New York City

Summer 2015  First Street Gallery 

National Juried Competition in New York City

Summer 2015  Washington Art Association National Juried Competition 

Juror William Bailey in Washington, CT

Spring 2015  Hygienic Art 

“Crossing the Bridge” Juried Exhibition New London, CT    

Spring 2015  New Haven Paint and Clay Club Juried Competition  New Haven, CT  

Spring 2015  Texas National 2015 at

The Cole Art Center Stephen F. Austin State University   Nacogdoches, TX   2 “Emojis”

April 2015  Connecticut Women Artists   Juried Show  Hartford, CT  “Hot Busy People”

Winter 2015  Hygienic Art  Salon des Independants in New London, CT

Fall 2014   34th Annual Faber Birren   National Color Award Show in Stamford, CT
Juror Richard Klein

Fall 2014  Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI   At the Local Epicurian

Fall 2014  “Color of Community” at Life Stream in Allendale, MI  

Summer 2014  57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Juror Jerry Salz

Spring 2014 The Mystic Arts Center  “'Blue” in Mystic, CT

Spring 2014  Hygienic Art “The Crossing” In New London, CT

January 25, 2014 Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art Winter Exhibit  in Chester, CT

January 25, 2014 Hygienic Art Salon des Independants XXXV in New London, CT

January – March 2014  Mystic Arts Center Annual Members Exhibit

August 8 - September 28th “Real People 2013” at the Old Court House Arts Center in     

Woodstock, IL    AWARD 2nd Place for “Hot Busy People”

April - May 2013  102nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Mystic Arts Center for the

Connecticut Academy of Fine Art

August 2013   Flow Art Space   “For Family”  Minneapolis, MN

February 23rd - March 22nd   2013 Mercurial Gallery  “The Melt”  Danbury, CT

October to November 2012  “Sexuality in Contemporary Society” Provenance Art Center in New London, CT

October to December 2012  Lore Degenstein Gallery 4th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition

September to October 2012    Buchanan Center for the Arts  

64 Arts National Juried Expedition    Juror Eric Fischl

February 2011   Lincoln Portrait reproduction competition in Norwich, CT - Finalist

August - September 2006   Compare and Contrast - Kristi Ryba and Candice Flewharty at Lese Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC   

June - July 2006    49th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition
Galleries of CCVA  Chautauqua, NY    Juried by Louis Grachos  

April 2005    GTMO Art Exhibition       Bayview Club         Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

March 2005 20th Annual International Exhibition  Meadows Gallery   

University of Texas in Tyler, TX

November 2004   Night of 1,000 Drawings   Artists Space   New York City, NY

May 2004 - May 2006  New American Talent 19  Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX

& Touring Texas Galleries and Museums     Juror Jerry Salz           

Feb 2004 - March 2004   EnGendering the Future    SCA Gallery   
Pamona, CA in LA County   Project by Judy Chicago & Donald Woodman    

November 7, 2003   Night of 1,000 Drawings Artists Space  New York City, NY  

July 24 – August 2, 2003   Unframed First Look   Lehmann Maupin Gallery         

New York City, NY

January 2001  Selections Part 1   SVA Gallery    New York City, NY  

December 2001  AMail     Kunst Gallerie    Hof, Germany

August 2000  Women: Mythical and Real    School of Visual Arts Gallery    New York City

November 1999   Protesting Rudy Protesting   Richard Anderson Fine Art    New York City

February 1999    Early Works Exhibition   Gallery Lombardi        Austin, TX

May 1998 Gathering   The McGehee Gallery in San Marcos, TX

March 1998 Collecting Austin   Laughing at the Sun Gallery in Austin, TX

May 2003    Dorland Mountain Arts Colony    Temecula, CA

Awards and Accomplishments
Fall 2014  Children’s Ministry Award and the Judges Choice for “Most Joyful” at the Colors of              Community Show in Allendale, MI
August 8 - September 28th “Real People 2013” at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL
AWARD 2nd Place for “Hot Busy People”
August 2003  Lehmann Maupin Gallery  “Unframed First Look” "
"Honorable mention
School of Visual Arts
Fall 2000 – Spring 2000      MFA Academic Scholarship
Southwest Texas State University
1998 Art Department Student of the Year
1997 Mittie Scholarship for Academic Achievement
1997 Louise E. McGehee Endowed Scholarship for distinguished
achievement in the visual arts
1997 Texas Educational Theater Association Undergraduate Award
for Technical Portfolio
1997-1998 School of Fine Arts Council of Scholars
1997-1998 Alpha Chi Omega Honors fraternity
1996 Chelsie Ross Scholarship and Theater Alumni Scholarship

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