Recently I started playing around with sensory perception, via timed media. I use whatever technologies I have at hand. I work quickly in painting and drawing, often summoning up form in a frenzy, and then endeavoring to find structure. 
My oil paintings serve as culminating distillations of thought and form-making around themes such as spectatorship, cults, time, ornament, and replication. Drawings allow me to explore immediacy, improvisation, and the limits of abstraction. In photography I might incorporate any of these concepts, and mechanize them through the use of reproduction, multiples and variation, drawing tension between documentary and expressive modes. Digital works emerge from hybrid and sui generis methods.
In all media, I employ methods and motifs drawn from canonical and classical forms, but the work resists a highly refined, academic style, opting for the haptic, immediate and spontaneous. Lest you think this is some belated postmodern pose, I’m just getting used to the idea that I can do whatever I want.

Obsessions: modularity, luxury, athleticism, technology, taxonomies, ambition, cryptography
CV

CURRENT: COUNTDOWN, new cycle exploring amongst other things, The New Grotesque, in analog, digital and hybrid techniques.

RECENT: July-August 2021, photographic project LIKE ME//LOVE, a documentary and expressive cycle about time, desire, and the aesthetics of illness.

WORK/LIFE

b. 1976. Started photography at 12. Painting at 13. Had a child at 18. B.A. Art History, 1999, Binghamton University.

1999-2001, studying landform, design, and garden archaeology. Master of Landscape Architecture, 2002, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

2001-2005, working as classical archaeologist in the Mediterranean. Period of photographic documentation, drawing classical statuary.

2006, moved to Renaissance art. M.A. Art History, 2007. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, 2009. Ph.D. Art History, with a dissertation on art in Renaissance France, 2012. Cornell University. Primary Concentration: Renaissance Art; Secondary Concentrations: French Literature, Modern Art

2013-2018,  Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, teaching history/theory and design studios.

July 2018, left job to pursue making art full-time.

AWARDS

John Nolen Research Award, Cornell University Rare and Manuscript Library, 2015, $2000
ADVANCE Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant, University of Maryland and the National Science Foundation. Co-PI for “Paper Streets Project, Takoma Park, Maryland”, 2014, $20,000
Opler Grant for Emerging Professionals, Society of Architectural Historians, 2014
Provost Diversity Fellowship, Cornell University, Spring 2012, $15,800
Research Travel Grant, Cornell University, 2008, $2000
Frank and Gretel Dechert Goldring Fellowship, Cornell University, 2008, $10,000
Hirsch Research Travel Award Recipient, Cornell University, 2003, $1500

PUBLICATIONS

Co-author (with Rachel Foulk, Ph.D.) “Gardens and the Larger Landscape: Viewing Nature in the Ancient Mediterranean” in Volume One (edited by Kathryn Gleason), A Cultural History of Gardens, Berg Publishers (eds. Michael Leslie and John Dixon Hunt) (published June 2013).
Book Review of Girot, Christophe. The Course of Landscape Architecture, for the Journal of Landscape Architecture. Vol. 12. no. 3. September 2017. p. 90-91.
Co-Editor, Landscape Research Record. n.5, 2016. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Conference Review of LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum Sarajevo 2014. Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo, 25-28 May 2014. JoLA, Journal of Landscape Architecture. Vol. 9, no. 3, September 2014, p. 92.
Book review of Conlin, Jonathan. The Pleasure Garden: From Vauxhall to Coney Island. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. JoLA, Journal of Landscape Architecture. Vol. 9, no. 3, September 2014, p. 84-85.
Book review of Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd. The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 73, no. 3, September 2014, p. 434-435.
Book review of Pauwels, Yves. L’architecture et le livre en France à la Renaissance: une magnifique décadence? Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. 67, no. 2, Summer 2014, p. 605-606.
Book Review of «Di là dal fiume e tra gli alberi». Il paesaggio del Rinascimento a Venezia. eds. Laura de Fuccia and Christophe Brouard. 2012. Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. 66, no. 2, Summer 2013, p. 612-614.

Papers Presented and Invited Lectures

“Ornament and Experiment in the French Formal Garden” March 31, 2017, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, Chicago, Illinois
“Operative Ornament and the Varieties of Form in Renaissance France” March 3, 2017, Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia, by invitation
“Anatomy of an Unknown Figure: the Work of Juste de Juste in Renaissance France” July 19, 2016, Society of Renaissance Studies, Glasgow, Scotland
“The Artist Without a Face: Anonymity and the Network of Influence in Renaissance France” October 9, 2015 (Re)Building Networks Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
“Paper Streets and the Micro-histories of Culture and Ecology” August, 11, 2015, Ecological Society of America and the Earth Stewardship Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland, by invitation
“Sarajevo’s Timescapes and the Landscape Fold” December 9, 2014, Out of Time: Temporality in Landscape History Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, by invitation
“Charles Estienne’s Praedium Rusticum and the Reforming Landscape” October 25, 2014, Knowing Nature in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
“Translating the Garden: Text, Image and Space in Charles Estienne’s La Maison Rustique”, October 16, 2014, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014 (accepted, unable to present due to illness)
“Charles Estienne’s Praedium Rusticum and the Garden of Experience” March 24, 2014, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, New York, New York
“Parterre and Place, Representation in Estienne's Maison Rustique”, April 11, 2014, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference 2014, Austin, Texas
“La Maison Rustique: Tracing Imperial Ambition and Landscape in Sixteenth-Century France” February 14, 2014, College Art Association Annual Conference 2014, Chicago, Illinois
“Juste de Juste and the Extended Male” March 26, 2011, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2011, Montreal, Canada
“What we talk about when we talk about grotesques: collective ornament in Renaissance France” April 2, 2010, Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
“Histoires diverses and the Spectacle of Death: the Prints of Perrissin and Tortorel” January 27, 2007, Department of the History of Art and Archaeology’s Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
“The Petra Garden: Site Presentation Reconsidered” March 29, 2002, at Cornell University, for Dr. Kathryn Gleason’s class The Parks and Imperial Fora of Ancient Rome
“The Ancient Gardens of Egypt, Greece, and Rome: An Overview” January 30, 2002, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, for Dr. Elen Deming’s class Cultural History and Theories of Landscape Architecture
“Ancient Landscapes: History + Contemporary Design Theory at Caesarea, Lake Nemi, and Petra” September 19, 2001, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Colloquium

Juries and Design Reviews, by invitation

Jury Member, Bridging the Gap Final: Tahrir Square, A Collaboration between the University of Maryland and al Nahrain University in Baghdad, Iraq, invited by Madlen Simon, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Washington D.C., May 4, 2016
Jury Member, Peace Corps Commemorative Site, Sponsored By The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF), invited by Roger Lewis, AIA, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2015, http://www.peacecorpsdesign.net
Jury Member, ARCH 403 Architectural Design Studio IV Design Competition, Madlen Simon, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, May 11, 2015
Jury Member, Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award 2015, Society of Architectural Historians, by invitation, multiple discussions, December-January 2015

Conference Organization and Committees

Co-Chair, History and Theory Track, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meetings, 2016-2019, by nomination
Chair and Organizer of Session, “Ornament and Its Opposite in Renaissance France” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, Berlin, Germany
Chair of Session, “Renaissance Revivalisms” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, New York, New York
Reviewer, Fall 2013, reviewed abstracts for the 2014 meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, by invitation
Reviewer, Summer 2013, reviewed papers for the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, by invitation
Reviewer, Fall 2012, reviewed abstracts for the 2013 meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, volunteer
Moderator, 2010 Annual Undergraduate Symposium, Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Co-organizer, 2006 Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art, Cornell University, “On Edge: Visual Culture Across Boundaries”

Campus Service—Department and College

Member, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Committee on Department Climate, Equity and Diversity, University of Maryland, 2015-2018
Member, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Merit Paper Committee, University of Maryland, 2015-2018
Member, Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture Speaker Committee, University of Maryland, 2014-2018

Freelance Research and Editorial

Freelance Editor, Summer 2011, Shifting Species: The Iconography of Metamorphosis and Zoophilia in Ancient Greece, by Annetta Alexandridis, Ph.D. (forthcoming as Ζῷα. Images of the Body Between Man, Woman and Animal in Ancient Greece (book manuscript under contract with Cambridge University Press)
Research Assistant, Summer 2010, for Professor An-Yi Pan, Ph.D. on Buddhist art
Research Assistant, May-June 2002, for Kathryn L. Gleason, Ph.D. on life and career of Thomas Price, landscape architect and American Academy of Rome Fellow who excavated Horace’s Villa, Licenze, Italy
Research Assistant, August 2002, Sourcebook of Garden Archaeology, published 2014 by Peter Lang

Archaeological Experience

Research Assistant, summer 2004, Aegean Dendrochronology Project; Turkey, Greece, Italy and Switzerland; Project Director: Peter Kuniholm, Ph.D.
Independent Research, summer 2003, Roman villa remains, France, Spain and Portugal
Research Assistant, summer 2002, villa gardens at Villa San Marco, Villa Arianna and site geophysics; Stabia, Italy; Project Director: Thomas Noble Howe
Research Assistant, summer 2001, ancient garden excavations and logistical work, Caesarea, Israel; Lago di Nemi, Italy; Petra, Jordan; assisted Kathryn Gleason, Ph.D.

Languages

Advanced French
Intermediate Italian, Spanish and German
Reading in Latin, Ancient Greek, Dutch, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian



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