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2005  PhD, Performance Studies/Art History/Art Education

Department of Art Education, Penn State University, State College, PA

Thesis: Performing Identity; The Politics and Pedagogy of Witnessing the Self


1996  MFA, Art

Department of Painting, Penn State University, State College, PA

Summa Cum Laude


1988  BFA, Art

School of Art, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Major in Painting, Minor in Art History





2021-Present   Adjunct Professor

University of California, Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA

Courses: Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Painting.

2018-Present   Distinguished Instructor

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

Courses: Autobiographical Collage, Museums of the World, Contemporary Art.

2018-Present   Adjunct Professor

Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching undergraduate courses in graphic design history.

2013-Present   Adjunct Online Professor

Empire State College (SUNY), Saratoga Springs, NY

Teaching undergraduate courses in digital art and graphic design.


2013-2017        Adjunct Professor

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

Taught drawing and art history survey courses.


2012-2016        Adjunct Professor

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Taught graduate art education course focusing on use of technology in the art classroom.


2009-2012        Adjunct Professor

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Taught graduate museum education course with practicum in New York City area museums.

Taught undergraduate performance art course combining history, theory and practice.

Supervised 5 MA theses.


2005-2015        Adjunct Online Professor

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Created and taught online introductory art course.


2005-2013        Adjunct Professor

SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY

Taught undergraduate graphic design, foundations design and drawing courses.


2007-2009        Adjunct Professor

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Taught undergraduate art history course focusing on contemporary art.


2006-2009        Adjunct Professor

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Taught art history survey courses.


2004-2005        Visiting Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Art Education

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Taught undergraduate aesthetics and art criticism, and foundations design courses. Taught art education theory, methods, and research courses. Supervised all student-teachers in pre-service field practicum.


2000-2003        Assistant Professor, Department of Art Education

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Taught undergraduate aesthetics, art criticism, visual culture and foundations design courses.


1998-1999        Adjunct Instructor

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Taught an undergraduate combined drawing/design course for non-majors.


1992-1994        Lecturer

The National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal, QC

Taught art history survey courses with curricular emphasis for design and technical production students.





2004-2014       Museum Educator/Lecturer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Conducted gallery talks and guided tours for adult visitors in the Education and Visitor Services Departments. Conduct guided tours (with in-gallery sketching) for children in the Department of Family Programs. Conducted offsite lectures and studio workshops for the Department of Community and Workplace Programs.


1996-1998       Museum Educator

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Conducted museum tours for middle and high school students in the Department of School Programs. Provided outreach services to New York City area schools through classroom visits. Conducted museum tours for adults in the Department of Visitor Services.

1988-1991       Museum Educator

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Conducted exhibition research and daily museum tours in the Young Adults Division. Conducted studio workshops for elementary and secondary school students in the Studio Visit Program. Created teachers’ kits, self-guided and audio-visual educational material. Co-wrote Art Gallery of Ontario's recommendation report to the Ontario Ministry of Education regarding the role of visual arts in the curriculum. Co-taught museum education practicum for University of Toronto pre-service teachers.



2015-Present   Instructor

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Teaching adult drawing and painting workshops.


2017-2018        Instructor

Magen David Yeshiva High School, New York, NY

Taught Graphic Design course for high school juniors and seniors.


2013-2015        Instructor

School of Visual Arts Summer Programs, New York, NY

Taught ESL-specific art history/art appreciation courses to incoming international students.


2005-2011        Facilitator/Teacher

Studio in a School/New York City Department of Education, NY

Conducted citywide Blueprint training for New York City public school art teachers. Participated in artist residency programs in New York City public schools. Designed and delivered 14-week studio programs in collaboration with classroom teacher.


1991-1993        Instructor

Segal Centre (Formerly Saidye Bronfman Centre) Montreal, QC

Taught adult drawing, painting and art history courses.

1998-2000        Instructor of Record (PhD)                            ­­

Penn State University, State College, PA

Taught performance art and art criticism courses. Taught large-section introductory art appreciation course (350 students.) Supervised multiple teaching assistants. Team-taught combined lecture/studio course for non-majors.


1996-1998        Instructor of Record (MFA)

Penn State University, State College, PA

Taught drawing, painting, and digital art courses.




Shepherd University: Served on Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Professional Education Unit Council, and Hiring Committee.


Kutztown University: Advisor to all art education majors; Departmental Union Council Representative; Undergraduate Exceptions Committee; Interdisciplinary Major Committee; Coordinator of Senior Exhibition; Library Liaison; Website and Public Relations Committee; LGBT Student Faculty advisor.






“Would I Live or Would I Die?” University of Manitoba Today, Online Magazine, 2021

SICK, StagePlays, Cyberpress, New York, 2021


“Have Social, Cultural or Political Events Ever Impacted A Work In Progress?” The Dramatist,

July/August 2017, 22-31


“Jefferson Market University Offers First Playwriting Course,” WestView News, 2017, 13(9), 24


“Education, Activism, Performance Art: Sharing Metaphors for Cultural Work.” In T. Quinn. (Ed.), Democracy and Education, 2005, 15(3-4), 76-79


“AIDS and Art.” In D. Bégin (Ed.), One Voice, 2005, 3(4), 11-12






2021                Faculty Development Major Grant, Woodbury University

2020               Winner of Playwriting Competition, One City One Pride Arts Festival, Los Angeles

2016                Award for Excellence in Playwriting, New York International Fringe Festival

2005               Online Education Development Grant, Shepherd University

2000               Individual Artist Grant, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art

1996                Creative Achievement Award, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State

1996                Exhibition Grant, Dean of Graduate Research, Penn State

1994-1996     Graduate Study Grant, Quebec Government

1991                 Educator's Award, Ontario Association of Art Galleries

1990                Major Artist Grant, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

1987                University Gold Medal in Fine Arts, The University of Manitoba

1987                Scholarship The Simon Chang Foundation





2021                “The Art of Pandemics,” College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series,                                                                                               Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

2017                “Doing It All: On Being a Generalist in a Specialist World,” The John M. Anderson                                                             Endowed Lecture Series, Penn State, State College, PA


2016                “A Life in the Arts,” Visiting Artist Lecture, State University of New York, Purchase                                                        College, Purchase, NY


2014                “Careers in the Arts,” 50th Anniversary of Penn State’s College of Arts and                                                                         Architecture, State College, PA


2009                “Video in Performance Art,” Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Pratt                                                         Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2003                “Performing Identity,” Visiting Artist Lecture/Performance and Graduate                                                                         Critiques, Towson State University, Baltimore, MD


2002                “Women in Postmodern Art,” Guest Speaker, Pace University, New York, NY






2004                “Diversity in the Classroom,” College Art Association, Seattle, WA


2003                “ReFramings: Acknowledging Queer Subtext in the Art Historical Canon,” New                                     York City Art Teachers Association, New York, NY


2003                “A Visual Culture Class Responds to 9/11,” National Art Education Association,                                     Minneapolis, MN


2000                “Making the Links Between Education, Activism and Performance Art;” “Art                                          History and the Student;” National Art Education Association, Los Angeles, CA


1999                “The Body of the Other,” Performing Diversity Symposium, Kutztown University,                                  Kutztown, PA


1998                “Arts Futures: The Emerging Systems Aesthetic,” Social Theory, Politics & The                                  Arts, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


1996                “The Interview with the Artist as Genre,” College Art Association, Boston, MA






Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Various private and corporate collections, U.S., Canada, U.K., France, The Netherlands, Israel




2021    The AIDS Portfolio, Retrospective/One Man Show, Online (curated by Amy Converse)

2018    Brave Spaces, Gottesman Library, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

            (curated by Pam Koehler)

2016     Early Drawings, Solo Exhibition, Galérie Georges-André, Brooklyn, NY, Invitational

2013    Gesturing Into Consciousness, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA (curated by Micaela Amato)

2013    Enshrouded, Two-person Exhibition, Bed-Vyne Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Invitational

2011    Queer Bodies, Galeria/Cinemarosa, New York, NY (curated by Hector Cengage)

2011    The Ties That Bind, Firehouse Gallery, Bay Shore, NY (curated by LuAnn T. Palazzo)

2011    Made by Hand, Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Pam Koehler)

2011    Crossing Disciplines, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Non-juried

2010    Great LGBT Photo Show, Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York, (curated by Cora Lambert)

2009    Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY, Non-juried

2008    Un/Veiled Visions, Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY, Invitational

2007    Employees’ Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Invitational

2006    SUNY Faculty Exhibition, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY, Invitational

2002    Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY, Non-juried (catalogue)

2004    Passages, Solo Exhibition, Frank Gallery, Shepherd University, WV, Invitational

2000    From Foundation to Ornamentation, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

            (curated by Cindy Morrison and Katherine Talcott)

1998    May 17, 1998, Cornish Estate Cold Springs, NY (curated by Anton Vidokle, Regine Basha

            and Christoph Gerozissis)

1998    From Foundation to Ornamentation, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (curated by Cindy Morrison and Katherine Talcott)

1998    Are You Looking At Me? Acme Art Company Gallery, Columbus, OH (curated by

            Chuck Cave)

1997    Video View, Artists Space, New York, NY, Non-juried

1996    I Was Here, Solo Exhibition, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA,

1994    Sites, Solo Exhibition, Galérie Dix Quarante, Montreal, QC, Non-juried

1991    Recent Work, Two-person Exhibition, Alliance Française, Toronto, ON, Invitational

1990    Roundup '90, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Non-juried (catalogue)



2020   SICK, One City One Pride Arts Festival, Online Virtual Staged Reading

2018    Murmurs & Incantations, The Blank Theatre/Living Room Series, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Murmurs & Incantations, NY International Fringe Festival, New York, NY           

2013    Murmurs & Incantations, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2011    Murmurs & Incantations, Orange Hanky Theatre, New York, NY

2010    One Man Show, Village Playwright, New York, NY

2004    A Perfect Model, CAA Annual Conference Seattle, WA

2003    Tread, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2000    Art History 487, Future of the Present, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1999    Matthew, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

1998    Lecture, Avant-Garde-Arama, P. S. 122, New York , NY

1996    Famous in New York, Thread Waxing Space  , New York, NY

1995    Call Waiting, Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, OH

1995    Untitled Performance, Allegheny College Gallery, Meadville, PA

1995    Harvest, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

1994    Art Imitates Life, Palmer Museum of Art Piazza, State College, PA



Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Centre L’Oubradou, City of New York, Clairol, Design Vidal, Dream Machine Productions, Independent Production Fund/PBS, Manhattan Tour & Travel, Present Theater Company, Roth Projects/LAX, Schmapp Online Tour Books, Sextant Productions, Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, Yuval Ron Music



Olivia Clement, “FringeNYC Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners,”,         

August 29, 2016.


Feldman, Adam. Fringe Festival 2016 reviews, Part VI, TimeOut, Aug 24 2016

Xia, Ran. “Murmurs & Incantations,” Theater Is Easy, Aug 23, 2016


Don Adkins, “A Curated Guide to the NY Fringe Festival’s 20th Anniversary Season,” Huffington Post, August 10, 2016


Stephanie Swindle, “School of Visual Arts Alumnus Brings Subculture to Forefront in New Play,” PSUNews, Jul 18, 2016.


Digonnet, Anaïs. Une exposition à New York sur la ville de Paris,, Dec 13, 2015.


Michael Cooper, “Protests Meet Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer,’” The New York Times (Image), Oct 20, 2014.


Phyllis Chesler, “The New RDS Movement: History Will Vindicate This,” Israel National News, Feb 3, 2014


Shaul Magid, “Butler Trouble,” Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 3 #22, 2014, Penn      State Press.

Carey Purcell, “Breaking the Fourth Wall and Getting In On the Act: Immersive Theatre Fills the Stages and Streets of New York,”, Aug 10, 2013.


Exhibition announcement (Critic’s Pick), TimeOut New York, Sept 2011


Toni Sant, Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde, London: Intellect Press, 2011


Gomez, Enrico. “The 2010 Great LGBTQ Photo Show,” The Archive, Issue 35, Fall 2010


Rhonda Spivak, “A New York Artist With Winnipeg Roots,” Winnipeg Jewish Review, 2010


Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008


Performance/Lecture Features Dahn Hiuni, The Baltimore Chronicle, 2003.  


Janine White, “Past & Present Come Face To Face in Performance,” Centre Daily Times, Mar 15, 2003


Toni Sant, “Real Performance on the Pseudo Network,” PhD Theses, NY University, 2003


Charles Garoian, Performing Pedagogy: Towards an Art of Politics, NY: State University of NY Press, 1999


Foerstner, Abigail. Exhibit Takes Uplifting Tack, Pioneer Press, Oct 8, 1998


Charles Garoian. “Repositioning the Body in Postmodern Art Education,” Journal of Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Research in Art Education, Fall 1996

Lewis, Reina & Horne, Peter, "Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures," Routledge, 1996

Bill Syken, “Day Without Art: Performance,” Center Daily Times, Nov 30, 1994





2013-Present   Research Fellow

Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP),

New York NY


1997-1999       Volunteer

New York City Anti-Violence Project, under the direction of Christine Quinn,

New York NY








2015    I for Paris, Galerie Georges-André, Brooklyn, NY

2011    The Civility Show, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, NY

2008    Un/Veiled Visions, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, NY (Catalogue)




2017    Adjudicator, Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles 

2017    Contributed written entries on individual artists to The Art Story, online art resource.

2013    Designed assessment component and teacher PowerPoint packages for Graphic Design Textbook by Scott Santoro, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2013


2004    Served as peer reviewer for Design Basics (6th Edition) by David Lauer & Stephen Pentak, Wadsworth Press, 2004



Hebrew: Native speaker

French: Intermediate



Dramatists Guild, American Institute of Graphic Arts, College Art Association, National Art Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, United University Professions



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