EDUCATION

2011-2015        Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA    

                         Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting Program, Class of 2015.

2013-2014        Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

                          Study abroad Intensive drawing program                           

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018                   The New Master's: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Pepper Pike, OH

2018                   Identity: People, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

2016                   45th Annual Juried Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

2015                   LA Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015                   Strong Currents: BFA Thesis Show, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2015                   All Student Juried Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA

2015                   All You Need is Love, Juried Show, Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

2014                   Full Swing, Juried Art Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2014                   Susi Q at the Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA

2013                   All Student Juried Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA

 

COLLECTIONS

                           The Florence Academy of Art, Jersey City, NJ     

                           Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA               

                           Private Collections throughout the United States

AWARDS

                           1st Place for Excellence, The New Master's: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Pepper Pike, OH

                           Honorable Mention, 45th Annual Juried Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

                           Jurors Choice, All You Need is Love, Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS

                           September 2015, 21 under 31 Emerging Artists Issue, Southwest Art Magazine                 

                  

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My figurative series, Inspiring Love, is about capturing a simple yet meaningful moment and that intense feeling of being completely and utterly in the present. When we live truly in the present moment, without distractions, we become overwhelmed by the love that exists all around us. With my embrace paintings I hope to allow the viewer to exist in that moment of love. By breaking the boundary between the figure and their environment, I create a connection between these separate entities; this idea mirrors my philosophy that every living thing is connected; that we are all made up of the same energy — the same love.