I was born, work and live with my partner and four cats in Brooklyn Heights. I have a BFA from the School Of Visual Arts in Illustration, and a MFA in communication arts from the New York Institute of Technology.
After spending my early years illustrating best sellers including “The Grass is always Greener Over The Septic Tank”, and freelancing for magazines, such as Scholastic, and advertising agency campaigns like Cure-aid bandaids, I decided to fulfill another goal and enter the fine arts arena. I became an abstract painter, exhibiting in New York and internationally, as well as working on commissions for private and corporate clients. Museums exhibited and acquired my work. I received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and was awarded art residences and fulfilled another goal of mine, to teach art in colleges.
I had a great time.
However, I felt I was missing something. I missed telling stories: drawing people and painting life around me. So I decided to go back to my roots. Illustration.
I’ve recently completed a commissioned one of a kind artist book called “Lush”. It’s a graphic novel of short stories, completely visual. My materials are graphite, ink, color pencil, and gouache. I also finished another commissioned piece for a client, called “The Lutz and Carr Travelog.”
I am currently working on another graphic novel of short stories called “Who Killed Sam?”
I’m still having a great time.
ONE - PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 - New Paintings, Drawings, and Collages, Mural Gallery, Hobart, New York.
2010 – Henry Gregg Gallery – DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York – Solo Exhibition, New Paintings / Drawings
2008 – Safe-T-Gallery – DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York – Five Paintings
2006 – 5 + 5 Gallery – DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York – New Paintings
2006 – George Billis Gallery – Chelsea, New York – Imaginery Naratives
2005 – George Billis Gallery – Chelsea, New York – New Paintings and Drawings
2002 - Art Sites, Greenport, Long Island, New York – The Making of a Real Bogle
2001 - TAI Gallery, Chelsea, New York – Fresh Air: New Paintings and Drawings
2000 - TAI Gallery, Chelsea, New York – New Paintings and Drawings
1999 - 55 Mercer Gallery, Soho, New York – Paintings and Works on Paper
1998 - TAI Gallery, Chelsea, New York – Dancing Girls Series
1998 - Atrium Gallery, Bergen County, New Jersey – Dancing Girls Series
1998 - Atrium Gallery, Bergen County, New Jersey – Blood Roses Series
1997 - East End Arts Council, Riverhead, New York – Dancing Girls Series
1992 - One Pierrepont Plaza – Sponsored by the Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – Constructions
1992 - East End Arts Council, Riverhead, Long Island – Paintings & Constructions
2012 - 2015 - “Lush”. One of a kind artist book. Gouache, ink, and color and pencil.
2014 - 2015 - “Luts and Carr Travelog”. Gouache, ink, and color pencil on gessoed paper.
2012 - 2014 - “Homage to Turner”. Oil paint, powdered graphite and graphite pen on gessoed paper.
2005-2006 – Albright-Knox Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2011 - "Blue Print #1" University of Ohio Museum of Art. Permanent Collection. Gift of G. Roland & Patricia Kastner
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 - “Text Out of Context” - Mary Mount College’s Hewitt Gallery of Art, New York
2011 - Central Booking Gallery, Dumbo Brooklyn, New York, on-going exhibition
2005 - Group Exhibition - George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 - “Looking at Landscape” - MF Adams Gallery – DUMBO , Brooklyn, New York
2002 - "Suspended Gravity" - TAI Gallery, Chelsea, New York (Exhibiting & co-curating)
2001 - "Transforming Landscape" - Art Sites - Greenport, L.I, New York
2001 - "Visual Diaries" - Art Sites - Greenport, L.I, New York
2000 - "Generations II" - A.LR. Gallery, Soho, New York
1998 - "Reading Between the Lines" - Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1997 - JCB International, Ltd., Curated by Walter Wickisir Gallery, Soho, New York
1993 - "39 Artists/19 Years" - New York Institute of Technology, New York
1989 - "The Big Small Works Benefit Show" - The New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1985 - The Juried Eye, Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
1978 - The Garden Street Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
1975 - The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
2002 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
1998 - Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts
1985 - Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2015 - Multimedia, sculptures to show at Mural, thedailystar.com, Friday, May 8th
2013 - Text Our Of Context, Press Announcement, Marymount Manhattan College's Hewitt Gallery, Thursday, March 21st
2008 - Five Paintings (Press Release), May 15
2002 - Dan's Papers, Susan W. Simm, May 24
2002 - Brooklyn Eagle, Monday, October 21st
2002 - Dan's Papers, Susan W. Simm, Friday, May 24th
2001 - New York Times, Phyllis Braff, Sunday, March 4th
1997 - New York Times, Helen Harrison, Sunday, July 20th
1992 - New York Newsday, Elizabeth Wix, Friday, June 5th CABLE TELEVISION CREDITS
1999 - CUNY-TV Cable Channel 75, Metroview - "Art In New York, Judith Nilson"
Houlihan, Lakey, Howard and Zukin, New York, New York
Evergreen International Spot Trading, New York, New York
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, New York, New York
NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Nationally and Internationally
FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS
Unda Inc., New York, NY
The New Designer-Computer Graphics for Design
Harcourt, Brace and Javanovich
Family Weekly Magazine
Dial Publishing Corporation
High Fidelity Trade News
McGraw Hill, “The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank”
Kenyon and Eckhart
Advertising News of New York (ANNY)
Progressive Grocer Magazine
Peter Pan Industries
World Tennis Magazine
2015 - Guest Speaker - Mural Gallery -Hobart, New York
2002 - Guest Professor - William Patterson University, New Jersey
1998 - "Women and the Arts" - SUNY, Empire State College, Brooklyn, New York
1994 - "Illustration" - New York Institute of Technology, New York
1990 - "Illustration" - New York Institute of Technology, New York
1990 - "Portfolio Presentation" - New York Institute of Technology, New York
1989 - "Illustration" - New York, Institute of Technology, New York
Master of Arts in Communication Arts - New York Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration - School of Visual Arts, New York