I am a professor, writer, and visual artist. My work explores themes of isolation and mental illness with an interdisciplinary approach which includes drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. I currently teach as a Critic in the Division of Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design. In the past I have taught in the Illustration and Printmaking departments at RISD, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Wellesley College, and at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. For four years I was the Director of the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College.
My work has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, Bromfield Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, the RISD Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center. I completed a BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Sculpture at the New York Academy of Art.
I am a blogger for the Huffington Post, where I write an advice column for visual artists called "Ask the Art Professor". I published my first book, "Learn, Create, and Teach: A Guide to Building a Creative Life" in 2013.
I have played oboe with orchestras in Boston, Providence, and New York City. I have performed with the Greenwich Village Orchestra, the Melrose Symphony, the Brooklyn Symphony, the Concord Orchestra, and the Brown University orchestra. I currently play with the New Philharmonia Orchestra. You can listen to clips of my solo and orchestral playing here.