My first museum show: Accepted into WMOCA exhibition juried by Alyssa Monks

I'm very pleased to share some exciting news: my work has been accepted into the 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition was juried by an artist I have long admired, Alyssa Monks. 

From the exhibition materials:
Alyssa Monks, a Master of Contemporary Realism, is the Juror of this show. Alyssa sits on the Board of Trustees for the New York Academy of Art and was just recognized as one of the top 30 most influential female artists of our lifetime. Her works are exhibited and collected internationally.

Fun fact: Alyssa Monks and I both attended the drawing and painting program at Istituto Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, though at different times. Her work is breathtaking and worth a look if you're not familiar. I'm honored to be part of this exhibition - my first in a museum - and to have been selected by a painter I've looked up to for so long.

Here's a zoomed-in detail shot of my new 11"x14" drawing that was selected for exhibition:

"What Came Before." Graphite on paper, 11"x14", 2017.

"What Came Before." Graphite on paper, 11"x14", 2017.

The opening is October 7 and the exhibition will be on view until December 29. For more information, visit

This drawing is part of my ongoing series using the female form in various poses of struggle and combat to express and give shape to our emotional and psychological inner lives. Read more about that series in my recent blog post, "My paintings of fighting women: the origin story." And to see the full drawing, click here