Artist, Journalist, Author/Novelist
I am an abstract artist whose work is bright and colorful. My work aims to combat the darkness and negativity in the world by showcasing cheerfulness, playfulness, creativity and imagination. As an artist I am also prone to designing everything from shoes, to furniture, to jewelry and I am always looking for opportunities to make my designed objects material realities. If someone looks at my art and smiles then it has fulfilled its purpose.
Additionally, I am a writer who writes everything from novels, to short stories, to poems and children’s books. I am presently a journalist at the Examiner and a fledging toy and game designer.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree, 2011 – 2012
Communication and Media Studies
Bachelor’s degree, 2006 – 2009
New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury
English Language and Literature, General
Sculpture—CW Post; January-May 2008
Ceramics—CW Post; January-May 2007
Painting: Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor—Nassau County Museum of Art; Summer 2007
Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator –CW Post; September-December 2007
Children’s Book Illustration—Nassau County Museum of Art; October 2006
“Dry Heat”, a western, published by Avalon Books, February 2010.
“Death Amid Gems”, a mystery, published by Avalon Books. April 2011.
“Dolbert Springs Holiday”, a romance, published by Publish America. September 2013
“Animal Houses,” a children’s book for ages 1-3, published by Smart Kidz Club. December 2013.
“Lanassa and the Colorful Blocks,” a children’s book for ages 5-7, published by Smart Kidz Club. February 2014.
“Odina’s Painting,” a children’s book for ages 7-9, published by Smart Kidz Club. May 2014.
“Grandpa’s Guide Dog,” a children’s book for ages 9-11, published by Smart Kidz Club. June 2014.
Special thanks to “Guiding Eyes for the Blind” charity.
“Ginger and Galvin’s Garden,” a children’s book for ages 3-5, published by Smart Kidz Club. September 2014.
“Ugo the Unfortunate Urbanite,” one panel full color cartoon that is published weekly.
“The Muse,” a short dark comedy presented at the Manhattan Repertory Theater, March 2016
Stop Motion Animation
“The Fate of 30 Cakes” presented on BRIC Arts Media, 2016
Brookhaven Arts Council, Phoenix Gallery–“Contemporary Art Show,” April.
Guild Hall, East Hampton–“Members Show,” May-June
Painting accepted for permanent public display at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), April.
2012 – 2014
South Street Gallery, Greenport—December—“10×10 Show”
2011 – 2014 April
Old Town Guild, Cutchogue—Spring Awakenings Show
East Ends Art Council, Riverhead (EEAC)—“Miniatures” January/February
Old Town Guild, Cutchogue—Spring Awakenings Show March (1st place in Mixed Media)
East Ends Art Council, Riverhead (EEAC)—“Light Show” April/June
Studio East Gallery, Greenport (SEG)—“Landscapes” May
Southampton Artists Association (SAA)—“Memorial Day Show” May
Studio East Gallery, Greenport (SEG)—“Miniatures” June
East Ends Art Council, Riverhead (EEAC)—“Folk Art Show” June. 3rd Place Winner.
Studio East Gallery, Greenport (SEG)—“Summer Show” July
Southampton Artists Association (SAA)—“Midsummer Show” July
Studio East Gallery (SEG)—“Small Art 2” August
Southampton Artists Association (SAA)—“Labor Day Show” September
Studio East Gallery (SEG)—“Women Only” October
Mentioned in Folk Art Show review: http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/
Dr. Laura Garibedean Office—Permanent collection of four, January.
Fire Island Lighthouse
Loomings (Photos and Sculpture)—C.W Post College Arts Magazine