"If you bring forth what is within
you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring
forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." Gospel of Thomas
Adhering to the notion that divinity resides in all of us and
through the act of creation we can reach the divine, my art serves as a
point of entry into
that place for me. Using painting and writing as a physical connection and mental investigation, my work acts as an exploration and assimilation of states
such as grounding, expanding, and letting go. Whether taking small parts from historically known paintings or meditating upon images, my work explores the
idea of a part being a fragment of a larger event. In working with a segments and exploring how they connect to a larger whole, I bring forth what is "within me."
Cape Town workshop, January 4-January 31, 2007
with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronshy, Cape Town, South Africa.
Summer workshop, May 22-June23, 2006
with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, La Cipressaia, Italy.
Art Students League anatomical drawing, January-March 2004, New York, New York.
University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Masters of Art Education, May 2003.
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Arts, June 1998.
Syracuse University International Program, Florence, Italy. Spring 1997.
Art Educator, Studio Arts Napa Valley and Nimbus Art Center.
Art Educator, Napa Valley and St. Helena School Districts.
Family Fare Coordinator, Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, Napa, California.
Spring 2004-Spring 2005.
Curatorial Intern, Blaffer Gallery, Houston.
September 2002- March 2003.
Project ESCHER Participant, Blaffer Gallery, Houston.
Fall 2002- Spring 2003.
Teacher, Corpus Christi Catholic School, Houston.
Fall 2001- Summer 2002.
Volunteer, MD Anderson Art Card Project,
Summer 1998 -Winter 1999.
Gallery Teacher and FAQTeam Member, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston.
Fall 1998 - 1999.
Provenance Vineyards, Napa, California.
November 2, 2005-October 29, 2006.
Time and Place, Miner Family Winery, Napa, California.
September 23- December 31, 2003.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ArtEdu, VIVA Institute, Sebastopol, California.
October 21-November 14, 2006.
Open Studio, St. Supery Winery, Napa, California.
September 3-29, 2004.
Contemporary Abstracts, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, California.
August 6-26, 2004.
Juried by Tara McDowell, SFMOMA, Associate Curator,
Painting and Drawing.
Santa Fe Artist Emergency Medical Fund, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
December, 2002 and December, 2003.
Dia De Los Muertos, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
October 17, 2002.
ArtScan Gallery, Houston, Texas.
VineArts.com Gallery, Houston, Texas.
March 15 - April 7, 2001.
Source Design Studio, Houston, Texas.
Dia de Los Muertos, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
October 28, 2000.
One Night Hang, Houston, Texas.
April 24 - May 22, 1999.
Juried by Lee Steffy, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Roberts, Katie Miller (2004).
"Anding the Dynamics in Education."
In j. jagodzinski & B. Wightman (Eds.),
The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, (Vol. 24).
Fragment Portrait of a Boy
Fragment Rembrandt's Bather
Fragment Turner's Field of Waterloo
Fragment Turner's Fisherman at Sea
Untitled Fragment of Turner 1
Untitled Fragment of Turner 2
Writing Meditation Angry Dog
Writing Meditation Monarch Butterfly
Writing Meditation Wall