Looking at light and shadows in nature, cities, dreams and events. I am very grateful to have recieved undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa, with the greats frje Echeverria and Shirley Haupt. After recieving a full-ride scholorship for graduate studies at Pratt Institute in NYC, I studied under Phoebe Hellman, Walter Rogalski, Richard Bove, among others, but was also influenced by what I witnessed in galleries, museums and libraries. I was lucky to land a job at MoMA, where I lurked in the halls, balconies, and workrooms, experiencing textures and nuances from an array of sources. From there I landed a job the National Gallery of Art in DC, where I drifted between both Wings, sketching and taking notes. Working in the Artist’s Books section at Yale University Gallery I had the pleasure of handling many loose prints and sketches by Picasso, Johns, Twombly and others.
Current: Librarian at Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Webmaster for: African Diaspora Press- http://african-diaspora-press.com/ (2002 – ); Nine Roads Institute – https://nineroadsinstitute.com (2021 -)
Author: Talons ; Smagnolian Riptitude – Book 3 (2020, ISBN 9798657062410), Rings of Glaridon (2017, ISBN 9781542800501)
Formerly: Librarian at Bethany College, Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Pratt Institute, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art and Getty Research Institute
US Patent: Media presentation system controlled by voice to text commands (2000)
Attended: Pratt Institute (MS-LIS, 1997), Pratt Institute (MFA-Painting, 1991), University of Northern Iowa (BFA-Painting, 1982), Waldorf College, East High Waterloo, Logan Jr. High, Lincoln Elementary and Helen Lemme Elementary in Iowa City.
Taught: Community College of Allegheny College, Pratt Institute, Waldorf College
Exhibited: Various Galleries (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Pratt Institute (MFA), NEA Grant Show (DC), National Gallery of Art (staff show), Bat Studio (BFA), Waldorf College (Alumni)
Working knowledge of various ILS Systems: Koha, Innovative (Millennium), Voyager, Sirsi~Dynix, Endeavor; MARC, XML, HTML, FTP, CSS, PHP, JS, JQuery and SQL;
in process of learning DOM and Python