Having been a performer most of my life, I move seamlessly in front and behind the camera to stage fictitious, dark, domestic scenarios using my family and self as actors. Working with metaphor, irony and satire to comment and create conversation on the timeless subject of family/parenthood/relationships within the larger context of current societal issues like gun control, class, and suicide.
I use proverbs as a springboard to construct each dramatic set-up while staging each tableau vivant to look like a marketing campaign for an ideal life. The carefully constructed veneer becomes the tool to reveal harsher realities of shadow and denial.
Having come of age watching David Lynch and Mike Leigh films, my young self found kindred spirits in their exploration of the dark side. I take the world I know today and plunge it into this sensibility and finish it off with a biting sarcastic point of view to fuel conversation, toy with well-honed archetypes and appease my own restless soul.
2019 - Rust Belt Biennial 2019, finalist, Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University
2018 - Invitation to participate in Art for Peace Festival in Tehran, Iran
2019 - Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Semi-finalist 2019 National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian)
2018 - Domestic Bliss, THE CUPCAKE and thfmn solo show,Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery, Youngstown OH
2018 - Susan Copich and Richard Edelman: 2 Person Show" Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties NY Curated by Jen Dragon
2017- Viridian Artists Inc 28th International Juried Exhibition,Curated by Susan Thompson, assistant Curator at the Guggenheim
2017 -Sohn Fine Art Gallery 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Curated by Norman Rockwell Museum, Laurie Norton Moffat, Stephanie Plunkett and Jesse Kowalski.
2017- Brownsville Museum of Fine Art 45th Annual International Art Show, BEST OF SHOW winner and 2nd place photography, 270 artists
2016- Domestic Bliss, solo show, Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham NY
2015- Domestic Bliss, solo show, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties NY
2014- Domestic Bliss, solo show, MOENMASON Gallery
2014- Domestic Bliss, solo show premiere, Umbrella Arts NYC, NY
2014- Domestic Bliss, portfolio showcase exhibit, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY
2012- HOME: Group exhibit and photo book, Umbrella Arts
Contributing artist in published academic textbook, Photography: a 21st Century Practice (London:Bloomsbury Publishing) by Marc Chen and Chelsea Shannon.
International Juried Photography Group Exhibit,DAB Art &H Gallery + Studio
published book Good Bokeh: Focusing on Fine Art Photographers – the photo book will be added to the permanent collection in LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
FAMILY, group show and photo book, Umbrella Arts Gallery
Mysteries of India, group show and photo book, Umbrella Arts Gallery
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