I began as a hand papermaker, then progressed to printmaking, painting, collage, assemblage and mixed media sculpture. The political, biographical and narrative elements typical of the Feminist Art Movement are part of my work. 

An artist is essentially a story teller. Where do the stories come from? The artist takes in experience, sorts it, reconstructs it and gives it a shape. Having elaborated and refined a world inside herself, she then stands on the threshold between that inner world and this outer world, trying to make some part of the internal narrative visible to others. The sources and building blocks of an artist’s inner world are many. Gender politics and personal experiences (which are also political) are vital sources of inspiration for me, as are archetypal stories—fairytales, legends and myths.

"Such stories... open a door on Other Time, and if we pass through, though only for a moment, we stand outside our own time, outside Time itself, maybe." — J.R.R. Tolkien (On folklore and myth)

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Artist Residency 

Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY, September-October, 2005

 

Exhibitions

 

2020

    A Cut Above, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Twenty-Twenty: Visions of the Future, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019

    F213, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018

    Secrets, Lies, & Disinformation, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

     Cut it Out, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017

    Making the Cut, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    The Art of Resistance, Museum of International Propaganda, San Rafael, CA

2016 

    Noe Valley Artists, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco, CA

    Cut and Paste, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Art Tag: Inspire, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

2015

    Running with Scissors, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014

    Collage-a-rama, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Landscape of Memories, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

2013 

    Banned and Recovered, touring exhibit through fifteen museums and libraries 

    across the state of California, sponsored by CERA.

    Memento, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    The Third Mind, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA

 2012 

    Telling Stories Through Art, Diablo Valley Art Gallery, Diablo Valley Community College, Diablo Valley, CA

    Golden Gate, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    40 Watt: Illuminating Herstory, South Bay Women’s Caucus, Palo Alto, CA
2011 

    Once Upon an Other Time, Arc Gallery San Francisco, CA 

    San Francisco Summer, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   A Sense of Place, Northern California Women's Caucus for the Arts
   Telling Tales and Mixing Metaphors, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA 

2010 

    Focus 2010: What are Women Artists Doing? Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, CA     

    SPARC: Meet the Artists of ARC Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

2009 

    Ineffable Woman, CERES Gallery, NY, NY 

    Myth, Magic, and Mystery: The Liminal in Art, Red Door Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008 

    Solo Exhibition: Tell Tale/Tall Tale, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. 

    Banned and Recovered, San Francisco Center for the Book and  African American Museum and Library of  Oakland, Oakland CA

    Artspan Juried Exhibition, San Francisco Visitors Bureau, San Francisco, CA. 

    Women on War, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. 

2007

    Cutting Edge Books,  California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA. 

    Art of the Book, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA. 

    Mischief,  Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

    Effects of War,  California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco CA

2006 

    Bookworks, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA. 

    For Shame, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. 

2005 

    PCBA Calendar Show, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA 

2004 

    Art of the Book, Art Books Press, Seattle, WA. 

    Personae, Off-Market Theater and Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

    A Medium for Living, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. 

2003 

    The Symbol,  City of Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland CA 

    Altered Barbie Chatterbox Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

2002 

    Dreams, Fox Commons Gallery, Berkeley, CA. 

    Beneath The Surface, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. 

2001 

    Three Visions, Nexus Gallery,  Berkeley, CA. 

    Holiday Show, Urban Colours Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

2000 

    Temples, Bade Museum, University of California at Berkeley 

1999 

    Oltre Il Simbala,  Sala dele Grasce, Pietrasanta, Italy 

    Feminist Art,  Dragonara Gallery, St. Julians, Malta 

    Gathered Strand,  Insight Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

    Path of the Feminine, Fine Arts Gallery, Solano Community College, Solano, CA. 

    Contemplating Mary: Contemporary Visual Meditations on the Blessed Mother, Grace Cathedral Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

 

Shows Curated for the Pacific Center for Book Arts

    California State University East Bay,” Cutting Edge Books”, Hayward, CA,     2007

    California Institute of Integral Studies, “Effects of War”, San Francisco,     CA, 2007

 

Art-related Lectures and Talks

    “Is Women’s Art uniquely Female?” CERES Gallery, NY, NY, Feb 26,     2009

    “Female Personae” Art and Psyche Conference, San Francisco Jung     Institute, May 2008

    “Altered Books as Sculptural Objects” a talk given at the California     Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2007. 

    “The Unknown Woman”,  Dragonara Gallery, St. Julians, Malta, March     31, 1999. 

    “Mary and the Creative Response to Spiritual Experience”,  Grace 

    Cathedral Gallery,  Nov. 22, 1998. 

 

Art-related Publications:   

    “Cauldron of Regeneration: Psychological Transformation in the Drawings of Harriette Sheranna Frances”, in Drawing it Out: Befriending the Unconscious by  Sheranna Frances, 2001, MAPS Publishing, Sarasota, Florida.  

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