M.F.A. Printmaking, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
B.F.A. Printmaking, University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art), Philadelphia, PA
Exploration translates into a form of discovery, a search for meaning. This idea is the embodiment of my professional experience, the common thread linking my research and my teaching. Exploration requires confrontations with unmapped territory and the ability to embrace change. This respect for learning from past experience combined with an ability to promote growth and positive opportunities for learning has always been at the heart of my research.
Landscape is the main source of inspiration for my art. My work has led me to explore new and varied landscapes that have redefined my definition of landscape. Initially my interest in landscape led to travel and inspiration from what were primarily isolated stretches of land and water, namely the landscapes of the far north: the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Labrador. These changes of locale have led to many changes and directions in my work over the past few years.
My work has vacillated between the representational and the metaphorical. Change continually fosters new experimentation of mediums and processes and further reinforces the use of layering image, medium, and meaning in hopes of cultivating diverse interpretations and “re-presenting” landscape.
Painting (ART 250-450)
Drawing (ART 020, 220, 320, 421)
Printmaking (ART 240, 343, 440)
Ideas as Visual Images (ART 110s). Freshman Seminar
Commentary on Art (ART 122y), Writing Intensive
Foreign Study, (ART 199, 299, 499), Ireland, Italy and Spain
2010 Hot Wax, Invitational Exhibition, Freyberger Gallery, Reading PA, Artists We Admire, organized by Abington Art Center for the Wm Penn Foundation, Phila, PA, Open Portfolio Exhibition, SGC Conference, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Landscape Today: 5 Perspectives, Diana Horowitz, Constance LaPalombara, Ginger Levant, Bonnie Levinthal, Joan Nelson, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Natural Order, Joan Nelson, Constance LaPalombara, Ginger Levant and Bonnie Levinthal, The Painting Center, NYC. NY.
2008 Generations 6, Invitational Small Works Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY
2007 International Polar Artists Group Exhibition, Gallery at Bond Head, Toronto, Ontario, CA; HOT TOPIC: Meditations on Global Warming, Germantown Academy Art Gallery, Fort Washington, PA
2006 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Dialogue and Diversity, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
2004 Northern Landscapes, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 4tthAnnual National Open Juried Small Works Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Ogontz ’65, Career Development Professorship, Penn State Abington College, Abington. PA
Faculty Development Grants, Penn State Abington, 2005-2011
Juror’s Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, 2003
First Prize, Painting, Art of the State 1999, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, 1995
Disciplinary Finalist, Painting, Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1993
Yaddo Residency, 1991, 1988
Millay Colony for the Arts Residency, 1987