I was a recipient of The 2008 National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America, and participated in a month-long intensive master class at the National Academy in July 2008.
This Mural Workshop provided an opportunity for professional artists to study the nuts and bolts of public art commissions. During the course of the workshop, each artist prepared a detailed proposal, and a maquette for a public mural.
I designed "If Hunter Had Windows..." a public art installation for Hunter College High School, my alma mater. I propose inserting painted "windows" into solid walls of the school's courtyard, and my design involved the participation of students/alumni. Visit the murals and public art page for images of the mural.
The Workshop included critiques and lectures by several noted artists, architects, art historians and public art administrators including Louise Dunn, Andrew Ginzel, Richard Haas, Dean Hartung, Kendal Henry, Lisa Hoke, Keir Johnston, Lisa Kim, Joyce Kozloff, Ellen Lanyon, Jennifer McGregor, Tom Moran, Alberto Quinones, Bernard Olshan and Dorothea Rockburne.
The 2008 workshop was led by Grace Graupe-Pillard.
My work was featured in an exhibition of the artists maquettes and two-dimensional designs with a reception on Friday, August 1st from 5-8 p.m. The works remained on display through September 5th at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, 5 East 89th St., NYC 10128.
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for a listing about the show and my work in general in the East Hampton Star.