ARTIST STATEMENT: A dancer from Berkeley, CA went to New York City and danced in the early 1980's, while very young,
she boogied through the night at Studio 54, the Mudd Club and the Pyramid and during the day she was at the barre doing plies and tendus alongside the greatest ballet dancers of the time: Gelsey Kirkland, Peter Martins, Stephanie Salande, Natalia Makarova, just to name a few. Later she turned 20 years old and started her journey in the modern dance world, where she came across soon-to-be dance masters: Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones (and Arne Zane), Stephen Petronio and Doug Verone. Later still, or finally, she attended college. At Brooklyn College she studied fine art: sculpture with Lee Bontacou, photography with Robert D'Alessandro, painting with Allan D'Arcangelo and film-making with Virginia Brooks. She then became a professional photographer, focusing on dance. Her first solo show was at Dance Inc. (now transformed to Dance New Amsterdam), she began to publish dance photographs in The New York Times and Dance Magazine in 1993. She used to process black & white negatives and print black and white prints but the market and technology has led the way to all digital equipment, including this computer, where she currently sits and writes these words. Beside dance photography, she takes pictures of her little daughters (Margot and Rose) and occasionally her husband too, her surroundings, and herself (it's good to check-in now and then).
Her dance photo work is in the collection of CorbisImages. The New York Historical Society has her view of September 11, 2001 as well the soon-to-be 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her dance photographs continue to be published both online and in print in The New York Times as well as many journals, books, web sites and blogs. She is thinking about making art, expressing a little bit of how she sees the world or what impact the world, her world, her days, her time has on (her/you/us) now.
whooosh 2012 digital camera, dancers, light, energy up to 20 inches experience of life as it happens, women, celebrating life in unison, practice.
embodied 2012 dancers, women, lifetime of experience, light, electricity, digital camera, flash card up to 20 inches Molissa Fenley and Rosemary Quinn at LaMama
Squared 2011 dancers, costumes, sculpture, life, digital camera, flash card 20 inches or less Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at Joyce Theater
untitled 2012 lights, energy, imagination 12 inches I stopped I saw I took I moved on.
cool walk 2012 beach, daughter, energy, life, digital camera, flash card 10 inches Coney Island, NY
intermission 2013 NYC subway station, tap dancer, guitarist, young family, money, life, digital camera, flash card 16 inches Japanese hoofers set up shop in Times Square, dancing and playing for tourists and locals underground, during hot hot summer.
whist wish 2011 woman, light, fabric, energy, life, digital camera, flash card 10 inches Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard Knocks at 92Y, practice
stranded 10/28/12 dancer, stage, LED lights, life experience, digital camera, flash card 20 inches or less As seen from the wings, Alonzo King's LINES Contemporary Ballet premiere in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
saving grace 2012 man, cans, effort, energy, care, digital camera, flash card 20 inches or less work with artist, Chin Chih Yang, kill me or change, at Flushing Park