( Three drawings from the Townlands Series of work, each 67-56/58cm)


Born: Kewanee, Illinois, USA

Home: Johnswell, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

Recent or Upcoming (2015-2012)

2017 Solo Exhibition of Drawings, Kilkenny County Arts Office Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, May 2017.

2017  Butler Gallery Collections Exhibition, Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

2016 RHA annual juried exhibition, photograph, Dublin, Ireland

2016 Eigse annual juried exhibition, drawing, VISUAL Arts Centre, Carlow, Ireland

2015  Two photographs added to the David Kronn Collection at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2015 Two photographs added to the Butler Gallery Collection, The Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

2015  Solo Exhibition of photographs, curated by Butler Gallery Director Anna O’Sullivan,  Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland

2015  Awarded Tyrone Guthrie Bursary by Kilkenny County Council Arts Office

2015    Townlands: a habitation, drawings and photographs, collaborative exhibition at Old Market Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland

2015    Portraits of the 14 Studio KCAT Artists for “We Are…..” in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland for InsideOut Global Project, New York

2013    Earthworks, solo exhibition for Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.

2013    EIGSE Open, VISUAL Art Centre, Carlow, Ireland.

2013    Royal Hibernian Academy 2013, Juried, Two works, Dublin, Ireland.

2012    Townlands: a habitation, drawings and photographs, two portfolios in                   publication by Two Streams Press, Ireland.

2012     Royal Hibernian Academy 2012, invited artist, drawings, Dublin, Ireland.


2009    30 Years of Photographic Portraiture, Eigse Arts Festival; Carlow, Ireland.

2009      Townlands 1, Drawings and Photographs, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.

2007      Drawings and Photographs, Airfield House, Dublin, Ireland.

2004      Drawings and Photographs, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim.

2001       Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle Tennessee University,

Featured artist/speaker, National Women’s History Month. USA.

2000      Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

1995       The County Hall, Kilkenny City, Ireland.

1994        Boyle Arts Festival, County Roscommon, Ireland.

1994        Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

1994        University of California at Berkeley Extension Center Gallery, Ca.USA.

1991        City Hall, San Francisco, Ca. USA.

1986        University of California at Berkeley, Extension Center Gallery, Ca. USA.

1982        The Bell Table Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland.

1982        Triskel Arts Centre, Cork City, Ireland.


2011    Townlands, Two-person exhibition, drawings and photographs, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare, Ireland.

2010    Drawings, curated group exhibition, The Lavitt Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2009    Fís 09, curated group exhibition of contemporary Irish artists; drawings,             Aghafar Gallery, Novas Arts Centre, Liverpool, England.

2009    The Healing Arts Trust, Drawings, two-person exhibition; Waterford Regional             Hospital, Ireland.

2006    RHA 2006, juried, two works, Dublin, Ireland.

2004     Undercurrents, Drawings and photographs, The Old Market Arts Centre,Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland.

2001-2 Wexford Book Arts International, Travelling exhibition, Ireland.

2001     Watsonville Wetlands, Photographs, Pajaro Valley Arts Centre, Santa Cruz County, USA.

2000     Drawings and Photographs, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, Ca. USA.

1990      AIDS in Bay Area Photography, EYE Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. USA.

1988      AIDS: The Artists’ Response, The Ohio State University Wexner Center

For The Visual Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

1988      Bearing Witness: Artists Respond to AIDS, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island, USA.

1988      Bearing Witness: Artists Respond to AIDS, Mobius Gallery, Boston, USA.

1987      Look at Me, Work on AIDS, Works Gallery, San Jose, Ca. USA.

1987      Behold the Man, work on the Male Nude, Travelling exhibition by Stills             Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1978      The Male Nude, Marcuse Pfeiffer Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA.

1978      Photo Erotica, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.  USA.

1978      The Male Nude, A Woman’s View, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco.    Ca.,USA.


2011      Drawings, feature article on Townlands Project, Heritage Outlook Magazine, Heritage Council of Ireland.

2010     Photographs: HIV/AIDS, feature article, A&U Magazine, 11/10.USA.

2007   The Poetry of Place, Artist’s book of Holga photographs, Introduction by Anna O’Sullivan, Kilkenny, Ireland.

2000    Watsonville Wetlands, photographs, California, USA.

1999      Communities Magazine, Portfolio of Camphill photographs / essay, USA.

1997-8   SOURCE: Photographic Review, Portfolio of Camphill photographs, Winter issue, Belfast, N. Ireland.

1977      Cara, portfolio of Camphill photographs, Nov./Dec. issue, Ireland.

1993      VIEW CAMERA, Portfolio of San Francisco Middle School Portraits, USA.

1990      Congressional Quarterly Inc, Photographs on AIDS, Washington, DC, USA.

1990      Gypsy Ray, The AIDS Work, monograph, Gallerie Publications, Vancouver, Canada.

1989      Erotic by Nature, Portfolio of Nudes; book.ed: David Steinberg, USA.

1987      AIDS, photographs; MS magazine, USA.

1980      The History of the Male Nude in Photography, photographs, Vermont             Crossroads Press, USA

1979      Creative Camera, Portfolio on the Nude, London, England


WELLCOME TRUST GALLERY, British Museum, London, England

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Permanent Collections, Washington, DC, USA

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, Goddard College, Vermont, USA

The Collection, Kilkenny County Council, Ireland.


2006      Artist’s Profile, by Katherine Blake, KILKENNY PEOPLE, Ireland.

2000      Artist’s Profile, by Nancy Redwine, SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, July, USA.

1999       Artist’s Profile, by Mary Spenoza, SANTA CRUZ METRO, November, USA.

1988      “Photographing AIDS, Difficult Subject”, review of group exhibition by Independent Curators, New York City; Robert Atkins, VILLAGE VOICE magazine, June edition, New York, USA

1986      “An Exhibit Concerning AIDS”, review, AFTERIMAGE magazine, September, USA.

1986      “An Exhibit Concerning AIDS” review by Jan Grover, ARTWEEK magazine, August, USA.


1997      “Photographing Light”, ILFORD INSTRUCTOR newsletter,11/97. Ilford             Photography INC, USA.

1996       Portfolio ; photographs + evaluation: EU Horizon Projects/ KCAT             Programmes, Camphill Ballytobin, Ireland

1983      Work from Ireland, Branson De Cou Photographic Archive, Evening Echo,             24/3, Cork, Ireland.


2011     Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland.

2009     Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary, Arts Office, Kilkenny County Council,             Ireland

2009    Drawing Residency, John Street Gallery, Kilkenny County Council, Ireland

2007    Arts Act Grant, publication of The Poetry of Place, Arts Office, Kilkenny             County Council, Ireland

2004     Arts Act Grant, Arts Office, Kilkenny County Council, Ireland

1989      Santa Cruz County Arts Commission. Grant for work on Aids, USA

1997       Tyrone Guthrie Centre, residency, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.


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I studied drawing and photography during the 1970’s in the Fine Art Programme at the University of Iowa. An institution with renown for its Writer’s Workshop it also boasted an enlightened fine art programme, one of the first in the United States to incorporate photography into its degree programme giving full acknowledgment to the medium’s creative value. I received my undergraduate degree from this university and went on to receive a Masters in photography so that I might earn my living teaching this art form. I did this for over 25 years, in Art Departments throughout Central California at institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco City College, the University of California at Santa Cruz Extension Programme and Cabrillo College. During my career I have managed to maintain a strong studio practice and have been fortunate to have my work, both photography and drawing, published, exhibited and placed in collections internationally.

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