EDUCATION

              Master of Fine Art, Sculpture, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ

              Bachelor of Science, Studio Art (with honors), Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 

              Apprentice, Johnson Atelier, Fine Art Foundry, Trenton, NJ

              Studio Assistant, Louis Lieberman, sculptor

HONORS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

   2018       Fellowship, Creative Capital Professional Development Program

   2018       Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 

   1993       Residency, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Printmaking, exhibition, lecture                                            

   1992       Fellowship in Sculpture, New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

   2020     Now Can You See The Monument? Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

   2015     Rooted; Activate: Market Street 7, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

   1993     Queens, Newark Museum, Arts Workshop Gallery, Newark, NJ

   1991     Paper Dolls and Dresses MFA Thesis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

   1988     Ceilings, Walls and Floors, Johnson Atelier Extension Gallery, Mercerville, NJ

   1987     Drawings by Donna Conklin, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

                Amekak and Others, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 

   1985     Drawings by Donna Conklin, Egos Gallery, Mullica Hill, NJ

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS     

   2020      Radical Women-Fighting For Power And The Vote In New Jersey!, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ;                                                               (Curator: Noelle Williams)

   2019      Newark Arts Festival: “Spread Spectrum - A Modulation of Women Artists Speak”, Newark, NJ

                 (Curator: Armisey Smith)

                 Anything If You Dare…, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ (Curator: Asha Ganpat)

                 Between Wisdom and Madness: Works in Sculpture, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

                 (Curators: Agnes Degna & Sarah Walko

   2018      Gashapon, Creativity Caravan, Montclair, NJ (Curator: Asha Ganpat)

                 Terror & Pleasure En Plein Air, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ (C: Greg Leshe/Sandy Martiny)

                 Approaching Vibrancy, Morris Arts and NJ Center for Visual Arts, Morristown, NJ

                 (Curators: Mary Birmingham and Sarah Walko)

                 Transitions, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, Newark, NJ(Curator: Gladys Grauer/Adrienne Wheeler)

                 The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (Curator: Anne Trauben)

                 A Women's Movement, Collaborative Dance/Sculpture with Donna Scro of FreeSpace Dance,

                10/27/2017 Premier Westminster Art Center, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ

   2017     Women Warriors, The Hive Gallery, Chester, NJ

                On Belonging and the Void In Between, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ (Curator: Asha Ganpat)

                Women in the World: A Visual Perspective Monmouth University Gallery, Monmouth NJ

                Queen of Angels: When a Church Dies Art and Artifacts of Newark, Newark, NJ

                The Big Small Show Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

   2016     Guide Ropes and Live Wires; Faculty Exhibit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

                Women Like Jazz; New Jersey Performing Art Center, Newark, NJ

                Women Like Jazz, Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark, NJ

   2015     Rooted; Activate: Market Street 7, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

   2014     I Live Here, Lemmerman Gallery, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ

                Thou Art Mom, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

                Nexxus; International Juried show; Arts Guild NJ, Rahway, NJ

                Limited Editions, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

                Viewpoints, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

                Content in Absence, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

   2011     PCNJ Members Exhibition, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

                Artists Talk, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

                Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

PUBLIC ART/ COMMUNITY PROJECTS/COMMISSIONS

2015/16    Restore; Wildflower Sculpture Park, South Mountain Reservation, South Orange, NJ/Essex

                  County Parks Dept.; Featuring a 20’ Gold Leaf and concrete sculpture in the earth. Inspired by the

                 Japanese art of Kintsugi (golden repair), Restore symbolically honors the restoration of the land in

                  the Preserve. The sculpture connects a tree on each side of the fence, either emerging from the

                  ground or returning to it, evoking the cycle of life and our responsibility to care for the land.

   2014      King Snake Mosaic /Turtle Back Zoo; Essex County NJ Parks Department 

                  West Orange, NJ; The Mosaic Tiling of a 45’ x 4.5’ round King Snake: Concrete, Ceramic 

                  Tile, Glass tile and Cast Glass located at the entrance of the Education Center 

   2009      Tree of Life, 22” x 14”; Mosaic Commission for Valeria Erdosi-Mehaffey

   2008       Mosaic Stepping Stone Project Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston, NJ

   2008       Mosaic Planter Project; Kings Daughter Day School, Plainfield, NJ

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COLLECTIONS

                  Newark Public Library, Book Arts Collection

                  Museum Of Modern Art, Artists Books Collection

                  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

                  Egos Gallery, Mullica Hill, NJ

                  C. Houston Associates, Princeton, NJ

                  Kim Collins and Len Catanzaro, S. Orange, NJ

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