NYC + SF + CLE Art Things I’m Doing

My painting “Daughters of Maternal Impression” is on the cover of literary magazine Whiskey Island

Currently up @ MF Gallery 213 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY. I’m part of the “Girls of the Underground” show with Angie Mason, Tara McPherson, Kristen Ferrell, and many more as part of a Internaional Women’s Day group exhibition. I have two paintings on view, including “Lady Catherine” pictured here…


Saturday, March 14th 7-10pm @ Gauntlet Gallery in SF I’ll have a piece in the 3rd Annual 12×12 Exhibit. On view until April 4th. I like that everything is the size of an LP.

I just finishing jurying the 2015 Six in Studio participants for CWAL. On Friday, March 20th from 6-10pm they will start creating their works and we will be filming (I also might be DJing) as they start the process at 78th Street Studios. Visit for more info.

New York Art Plotting

Currently plotting out my New York trip with Knitgrrl coming up April 9th weekend. Last time I was in NYC was 1999, and the last time I was in Brooklyn? Oh, maybe 1995 — thus I expect to see big changes.

On the agenda besides all of Knitgrrl’s teaching gigs is drinks at The Rusty Nail, Alix Sloan Fine Art, Bold Hype Gallery, Dr. Sketchy’s for the Dr. Who theme, and a visit to David Miretsky’s studio. This is on top of seeing old classmates from CalArts I haven’t seen in over 11 years, as well as other friends I haven’t seen in a decade or more. Oh and new friends, oh, and the opening reception for “Tiny Trifecta” where my little painting “Blessed Mary” will be available…

So yeah, let’s see if I can fit all of that into the span of 4 days or less. Between that kind of itinerary and the car ride to and from Cleveland, I’m either going to be super cranky, or super amped. It could go either way.

Art Purchases I’d Make Right Now

I found out recently that a few pieces in my art collection are worth a lot more than I ever imagined, one piece went up in value more than 22x in the last 10 years. I was debating about unloading one of them to finance travel to Ireland for my 10 year wedding anniversary + Kenya to go stay at Giraffe Manor — a trip the husband and I have wanted to do for ten years.

In the end, I decided not to sell any of my collection because I bought them because I loved them — not because I wanted to just resell and make a buck. I’m not one of those people that buys things only as an investment to sell later. Especially if something was a gift or I know I could never get as good a deal as I got initially.

Anyway, here are some new pieces I would like to have in my fantasy world of la-la…

Chris Berens. I still regret not making it to Scope art fair while at Art Basel Miami to see one of these in person. It is all paint and ink on small pieces of paper, not Photoshop.

James Jean. One of my favorites from him.

I was lucky enough to see many Pavel Filonov works at the museum in Moscow. Wonder how much these go for in the secondary market? A lot I’m sure, as the new generations of rich Russians buy up any art of the Communist days; to them, it seems like a lifetime ago and these are relics.

Aron Wiesenfeld. His work is reminiscent of John Currin, but more interested in nature, and a little creepier. I like his use of lighting and all the nit-picky details in grass, trees, and water.

Lindsey Carr aka Little Robot. There’s a butterfly design she did way back when that I still debate on getting a tattoo of (it is cool, unlike regular lame butterfly designs that people get as tats). This piece is available as a print, so I may have to get myself one. Reminds me of Walton Ford a bit in her new direction.