As a visual artist who is interested in a different genre of art, over the years, I took instruction in basic drawing, figure drawing, painting, pottery, crafts, calligraphy, sculpture, printmaking, paper making, photography, collage, mixed media, Chinese Brush painting and Japanese Saori weaving. I have been mentored by Sharon Smith Viles and Jan Zaremba in Asian Brush Painting. Also, I have been tutored by Randolph Le Sage in printmaking; and Mihoko Wakabayashi in Japanese (Saori) weaving.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions:
2021 Our Backs to the Sea, in partnership with Lynn Simmons, Under the Same Flag-Juried; Framingham, MA
2021 Paper Maze, paper sculpture commission, BoxFort, Natick, MA
2021 Un-Reckoning, Our Backs to the Sea, Under the Same Flag group exhibit, Framingham, MA
2020 Solo, Collaborative sculpture with L. Simmons, Boundless Way Temple, Worc. MA
2020 Senufo Zentangle Queen, Transition, ArtsWorcester, Worc., MA
2020 Whisper (n), Duo show with Lynn Simmons, Davis Art Gallery, Worc., MA
2019 Drops of Hope stitched, Secret Message II, Davis Art Gallery Worc., MA
2019 Solo Exhibit, Lamar Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA
2019 Healing Fibers: Unwoven Journeys, Pop-Up Gallery, Worcester, MA
2019 Natura, three-person-exhibit, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
2019 Gate to Heaven’, ‘Purple Horse’, Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
2019 ‘Ahimsa,’ Old Frog Pond, Harvard, MA
2019 ‘Drops of Hope,’ Buddha’s Over Worcester, Boundless Way Temple, Worcester MA
2018 ‘Backs to the Sea’; ‘Alan Kurdi’s Dream’- Immigrate Emigrate, Assumption College, Worc., MA
2018 Dancing Wrist, Healing Fibers, Sprinkler Factory, Worc., MA
2018 ‘Shawl of Shame’, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2018 Blue Buddha - Buddhas Over Worcester, Boundless Way Temple, Worc. MA
2018 Shawl of Shame, members’ exhibit, ARTSWorcester, Worc., MA
2018 ‘Oceanic’ gyotaku print, Good Press group exhibit, FAM, Fitchburg, MA
2017 Healing Fibers: Indigenous Art & Activism, curator, Sprinkler factory, Worc. MA
2017 Picture Social Justice & Human Rights, Alan Kurdi’s dream of peace (juried), Brookline, MA
2017 Raising Phoenix Saori sculpture, Fiber Arts Studio, Stonington, CT
2021 Mass Cultural Council Traditional Arts ward in Arabic Calligraphy.
2015 Interview with Olivia Richman, Stonebridge Press, Southbridge, MA
2015 Meet the Artist, workshop and exhibit at Bancroft School, Worc., MA
2014 Purple Horse, (fiber art), Grafton Fine Art Exhibit, MA 1st Place.
2014 Interview with Mauro DePasquale, WCCATV13, Worc. MA
2012 Black River (fiber art), Grafton Fine Art Exhibit, Grafton, MA 2nd place.
2011 Frances Kinnicutt Award to study abroad with British artist Lydia Bauman, WAM, MA
2010 ‘Bog Stick’, Grafton Fine Art and Music Festival, Grafton, MA (Juried); 3rd place.
Good Press Printmakers, Worcester
WAM, Worcester, MA (2009 - present) Artist: adult art teacher.
UMASS Medical Group , Worcester, MA (Jan 2010- present)-Interpreter: Duties include medical interpretation for the Arab community in Worcester and surrounding area.
Healing Fibers annual art & social activism project, curator and participating artist/ performer, Worc. MA