1 Mary Court
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201- 818 2723
Artist’s Website: joelsilversteinart.com
WORK EXPERIENCE IN ARTS EDUCATION and SPECIAL EDUCATION:
2003- 2016 (Retired)-, Art Teacher, Special Education Teacher, - Coalition School for Social Change 2351 1st Ave. New York, NY 10035. Student populations ages 14-18.
• Designed pedagogy and curriculum 9th Grade Introduction to Art, 10th and 11th Grade Major Art, Senior Portfolio Development, Advisory and Art Club according to state- wide curriculum in art, the arts “Blueprint” and statewide Common Core curriculum in academic subjects.
• Extensive training in Common Core curriculum and Art linkages to Common Core subjects.
• Extensive training in Special Education populations, SETTS, ICT co-teaching, differentiation, Foreign language learners.
• Responsible for meeting with subject teachers and planning lessons, activities, testing and evaluation for both Special Education and mainstream students.
• Teacher and administrative functions for Visual Arts program. Region 9 Arts Liaison until 2006, presently reconfigured as District 2.
• Participated with 21st Century, Partnership with Children, Arts Connection, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Centerview Partners, Arts Achieve, The Poet’s Den, and other organizations placing students in many prominent exhibitions.
• Attended Professional Development in Art Education offered by the Dept. of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum and other institutions.
• Created several notable exhibitions and school-wide events including The Poet’s Den, The US Post Office, H.S.B.C. Bank, 58th Street Branch and in- school shows including a Major Art Exhibitions, and the 9th Grade Renaissance Fairs for Global History, each with coordinated tours and dramatic performances. Both events were made into I- Movies with the help of Jill Williams, Region 9 Technical advisor.
• Devised and co-taught classroom lessons using art in the academic classroom, such as Art and its use in ELA, Global Studies, Living Environment, and Foreign Language Learners.
• Supervised the creation of Graphic novels used as a motivational tool in building literacy skills.
• Installation of permanent acrylic murals in the school building: History Timeline, 2015, 48” X 226”, The Spirit of Coalition, 2014 96” x 164”and a four story installation entitled Spirit Walk, 2008 eight panels 48”x 48”.
• Chosen as an official partner in a nation- wide study with Studio in a School conducted by Arts Achieve as a formative and summative study highlighting testable skills assessment in the visual arts.
• Co-taught with a Teaching Artist representative from the Altria Foundation. Courses offered in Introductory Painting and Drawing, Advanced Painting and Drawing, minor orientations in Graphics and Comic Illustration, design, crafts, sculpture, monoprinting.
• Inclusion Teacher (SETTS) for subjects in Special Education including English, Global Studies and Earth Science.
• 12th Grade Special Education Liaison. Responsible for tracking graduation and IEP mandates.
• Wrote I.E.P.s for 12 Grade prospective graduates including transition and career goals.
2009-2011 Instructor Teachersnetwork. Online Instructor for the course, The Special Education Student in the Inclusion Classroom, Primary/Secondary.
1987 – 2003 - Special Education Teacher, Art Teacher, Arts Coordinator, Seward Park H.S., 350 Grand St., New York, NY.
• Main Stream and Special Education populations, ages 14-21.
• Included self-contained, inclusion and regular Art Education programs.
• Taught self- contained and inclusion ELA classes as well as Resource Room.
• Designed integrative and traditional arts curriculum, ordered supplies, trained college interns and student teachers, worked with paraprofessionals and subject teachers, published and edited a yearly Literary Arts magazine.
• Augmented an inclusion program.
• Originated a comic book class and a Major Art class.
• Worked with several Arts organizations and artist professionals: Americore, LEAP (Anti-drug Program), Project Arts, New York University, Henry Street Settlement, Educational Alliance, ABC No Rio, Friends in Deed.
• Collaborated with Writing Teacher and ELA department in the formation of the Seward Park Gallery and permanent exhibition spaces.
• Organized school- wide exhibitions.
• Participated in educational videos and theatrical performances. Content includes mural painting workshops, backdrops for major school productions, advanced art techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and collage, comic and book illustration, graphic arts, art history and art criticism. Introduction to Art classes are based on a development model of skills acquisition. English classes are based an integrative model employing the arts, where reading and writing are scaffolded by creative projects, instillations and portfolio assessment.
• Received training in the Ramp –Up to Literacy Program.
• Developed curriculum was implemented by the Art and English department in the acquisition of language and literacy.
1998-1997- Consulting Artist, Teatro Tiempo, a community based theater group on the Lower East Side, 220 East 4th St., New York, NY., Created theatrical backdrops with teens.
1986 - Visiting Lecturer, Guest Instructor; Central Academy of Art and Design, 34 North Dong Huan Road, Beijing, China. One of two national art schools in China. Delivered lectures in Western Art History to graduate students in painting.
John Jay High School Adult Education Program. Brooklyn, NY. Basic Drawing for Adults.
1984 – 1987 – Special Education Teacher, Art Teacher P.S. 4 at 81 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY. SIE 6, Teacher Moms Program. Art curriculum for learning disabled, emotionally disturbed population ages 5-12. Worked with Dance, Drama and Speech Therapies as well as Adaptive Physical Education .in developing a therapeutic art program .
1982 – United Cerebral Palsy Internship, 23rd St., NY, NY. Art Therapy internship.
1981- Mt. Sinai Hospital Internship– Einstein Falk Pavilion, Child Life NY, NY- Assisted in running art program for terminally and seriously ill adolescents. Art Therapy internship.
1975-6- Marvel [Comics] Enterprises 10 East 40th Street NY, NY. Inking and penciling backgrounds for the British edition of Spiderman Magazine.
2017-JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation, The Sid Jacobson JCC in Roslyn, NY
2015- JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation. UJA NY and the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art (PMJA)
2012- The Dura Europos Project, UJA (United Jewish Appeal) NY, NY
2010-11: The Dura Europos Project, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, Penn. Co-Curated with Richard McBee
Seduced by the Sacred, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford Ct. and the Joyce D.
and Andrew Mandell J.C.C.in West Hartford Ct. Co-curated with Richard McBee
2009-Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art co-curated with Richard McBee at the Stanton Street Synagogue, NY, NY in conjunction with LABA (Laboratory for Contemporary Jewish Culture) the LABA Festival, the Jewish Art Salon and the 14th Street Y. This exhibition featured 30 artists including Archie Rand, Tobi Kahn and Siona Benjamin.
2002-4- Guest Curator and Advisor to the Yeshiva University Museum, NY, NY with Richard McBee and Reba Wulkin
2000- Figurative Painting Now, 50 Artists In conjunction with Salander O’Reilly Gallery and the Center for Figurative Painting. Co-curated with David Woodell and John Bradford.55 Mercer Gallery, NY, NY. This exhibition documented the relation of Hans Hofmann and his figurative followers. It Featured Leland Bell, Paul Resika, Charles Cajori, Barbara Grossman, Paul Georges and others.
2000 - Signal to Noise: Internal Narrative, Internal Form. 55 Mercer Gallery, NY
1998 - Trace II. Synagogue for the Arts NY, NY.
1998 - Terra Personae – Landscapes of Mind. The Painting Center, NY, NY
1997 - Trace: Painting the Self after Postmodernism. 55 Mercer Gallery, NY, NY
1994 - “Permeable Boundaries” by Art Initiatives. Tribecca Gallery 148 NY, NY.
2015- Catalog, JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation. UJA NY, The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
2014 –Catalog Pasqual Hijuelos; Pragmatic Mystic. Scott Foresman Gallery, Mexico
2013- Catalog, Joseph Leo Messina, Jr. ; Recent Work
2010- Catalogue, The Dura Europos Project. The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
Catalog, Seduced by the Sacred. Curated and written with Richard McBee
2009- Catalogue, Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art co-curated with Richard McBee,
Brochure-Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art.
The Jewish Press article, Tzelem; Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art posted May 6,
Catalog for George Rada; A Painter’s Journey. Eighty Pages, published by the Estate of George Rada, President of Artist talk on Art.
Advisor to the Estate of George Rada.
2008-Review of David Stern Exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, Artcritical.Com
2004- Catalogue for Young He Choi- Martin, Nabi Gallery
2003- Catalogue for Bill Weiss, Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Reviews of the Hyman Bloom Retrospective, Towards a Jewish Art and Paul Georges for Artcritical.Com
2002- Catalogue for Julian Hatton, Elizabeth Harris Gallery
The Shiviti Paintings of Jill Nathanson for Gallery Bill Magazine
The Sculptures of Irene Gennaro, Sculpture Magazine
2001- Reviews of Elements 2000, Devorah Sperber and Jane Allen Ingram, Sculpture Magazine
NY Arts: Interview with Julie Heffernan , Essay for Figurative Painting Now reproduced. Exhibition review of Pat Passlof.
Exhibition essay for Cathy Diamond
1998 - 2000 - Art Critic for Review Magazine.
Whitney Biennial (April, 2000) Chuck Connelly, Ingres; Portraits at the Metropolitan, Elemental Sources at the Makor Center, Leslie Lerner, Pat Steir, Richmond Burton, Valentina Dubasky, UnrePRESSED at Atelier A/E, Women Painters: Gender Identity and the Integration of Paint into Feminism, Elements 2000 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Alan Hart, a retrospective, Tony Scherman, Fairfield Porter, a Retrospective, Steve Mumford, Esteban Vicente, Critic’s Battle ground, an editorial, Chris Costan, Louise Fishman , three critical comments, Robert Colescott, Steve Harvey, Julie Heffernan, Milton Resnick, Julian Hatton , Terry Winters, Self-made Men at D.C. Moore, Josh Dorman.
1997 - 1998 - Art Critic for Cover Magazine. Interviewed: Rackstraw Downes, Louise Fishman, Julie Heffernan Reviews of Lyle Starr, Brenda Goodman, Chris Costan, Charles Yuen, David Kapp and the Soutine retrospective.
1997 - Catalogue, “Trace: How Painting Defines the Self.” Catalogue essay.
ARTIST: SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014- JO-EL/JORE-EL; Superheroes, Autobiography and Religion. Pratt Institute, Rohr Center, Hadas Gallery Bklyn, NY
2012- Fractured Epics; History Paintings and Imaginary Portraits. Columbia/Barnard Center for Jewish Student Life, NY, NY.
1999 – Partners; 55 Mercer Gallery, NY, NY
1996 - Locus of Memory, the Painting Center, NY, NY
1994 - Recent Works, Teatro Tiempo Gallery
1992 – Unstill Life, Westbeth Gallery I, NY, NY
1991 -Recent Work, Tower Gallery Porchester, NY
1987 - Central Academy of Art and Design – Beijing, China
ARTIST: SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND RESIDENCIES
2016- Comic Art; Fantasy and Imagination Curated by Virginia Walsh. Anne Street Gallery Safe Harbors, Newburgh NY.
Passover and the Consequences of Freedom, curated by Richard McBee. Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, Bklyn NY.
2015- The Jew as Other, curated by Deborah Ugoretz, Tine Kinderman , Yona Verwer.
Abrazzo Interno Gallery, CSV Cultural Center, NY
The Jerusalem Biennial, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and The Mishkan Le'Omanut Museum, David Sperber, Devora Liss Curators.
JOMIX; Jewish Comics-Art & Derivation UJA NY, The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
2013- "Breath/Breadth. Brooklyn College Hillel curated by Jewish Art Now (Elke Reva Sudin, Saul Sudin) and Maria Rand
2012- The Dura Europos Project. UJA (United Jewish Appeal) NY
2011- The Dura Europos Project. The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art Philadelphia, PA.
Artist’s Choice, Artist’s Equity Fund, NY
2010- Seduced by the Sacred- The Charter Oak Foundation, Hartford Ct. and the Joyce and Andrew C. Mandell JCC of West Hartford
2009- Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art. The Stanton Street Synagogue NY, NY
Artist’s Choice, Artist’s Equity Fund NY
Inaugural Multimedia Exhibition, the Bronfman Center, NY.
2007- Home, Curated by Lois Stafsky, the Bronfman Center New York University, NY
2005- Bamidbar- Paintings of the Wilderness Narratives, Curated by John Bradford, 55 Mercer Gallery NY
2003- Artist’s Choice: Soho 20 Chelsea Gallery
Broome Street Gallery Artist’s Invitational
Drawing Conclusions: An Exhibition of Artist/Critics. New York Arts Gallery NY, NY
2002- 2001 Artist’s Equity Holiday Invitational. Broome Street Gallery NY, NY
Artists Pick Artists, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
1999 – Volte/Face: Portraits – 450 Gallery, NY, NY
1998 - Green Mountain Gallery Small Works Invitational – NY, NY
Bowery Gallery National Competition – New York, NY. – Curated by John Walker
Magic Realism Landscape- Cheryl Pelevin Fine Art NY
1997 - CSV Cultural Center Open Studios – New York, NY
1996 - Stuff 2000 - Curcio/Spector Gallery – New York, NY
15th Annual Metro Show - City Without Walls Gallery. Curated by Vivien Raynor. Chosen for 10 stop
tour including Monmouth Museum. Newark, NJ
The Graven Image -The Jewish Center NY.Curated by Richard McBee and Sharon Lieberman-Mintz, Jewish Theological Seminary, NY, NY
Open Studios - CSV Cultural Center,
Small Works Show -New York University Gallery, NY, NY. Honorable Mention, curated by Edward Thorpe
CSV Cultural Center Open Studios – NY, NY
1995 -The Metro Show - City Without Walls Gallery. Curated by Stephan Haller
Chosen for 10-stop tour including Monmouth Museum.
Open Studios - 45 Artists from 18 Countries – CSV Cultural Center NY, NY
Emerging From New York .K and E Gallery, Soho Presents at the Klienert James Arts Center – Woodstock, NY
1994 - Brooklyn College Graduate Alumni Show. Curated by Lois Dodd. Laguardia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Mass Exposure -Organization of Independent Artists – NY, NY.
1993 - Watchung Art Center Group Show: “The Seven Deadly Sins” – Watchung, NJ.
1993, 1991 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. Work Scholarship and Exhibitions
Wall to Wall - Tribecca Gallery 148, NY, NY.
1988 -Figure and Metaphor Edward Hopper House – Nyack, NY.
NY Law School – NY, NY
2008- Present; Senior Curator and a Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon
NY, NY. Yona Verwer, President.
The Jewish Art Salon is an artist and arts professional organization with over 200 members. Its goal is the creation, promotion and dissemination of Jewish Art. Responsibilities include creating new exhibitions, panel discussions and lectures, contacting Jewish organizations, writing statements, compiling and curating J-Pegs and other visual material on artists.
2000-2002- Panel Organizer and Moderator for the organization, Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) at the Phoenix Gallery NY, NY.
1997-Present- Professional Member, American Art Therapy Association
PUBLICATIONS ON MY ART OR CURATING
2016- Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture by Ori Z. Soltes, 630 pages, MaKoM Publications 2015. Essay on my painting and curated exhibition The Dura Europos Project”.
2015- Sacred and Sequential (Website) August Art Culture and Events. JOMIX: The New Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art Exhibition on Jewish Comics.
The Jerusalem Biennial for Contemporary Art. Directed by Ram Ozeri, curated by David Liss and Devorah Sperber, catalog by both,
Painting reviewed and displayed on Israeli National Television, Channel 10 news, Date: 13/10/15, 26 min: 17 seconds.
Visual Midrash- The Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Center Vancouver, Canada. Nancy Current , author and Presenting Artist.
2014-Silverstein’s Heroes, March. The Jewish Press, Richard McBee
2013-J Space Featured: The Jewish Art Salon, 5/23/13. Four paintings featured.
Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter Issue. Inspiration & Opportunity: The Arts and Jewish Life. Numbers/B’midbar: Challenge and Perspective. Text and Commentary: Contemporary Jewish Art, Ori Z. Soltes, Pg. 135.
2013- Catalog Fractured Epics, History Paintings and Imaginary Portraits by Joel Silverstein. Interview by Richard McBee.
The Jewish Press- The Art of Joel Silverstein. Review of the exhibition Fractured Epics by Richard McBee.
Vimeo video and Jewishartnow.com - Fractured Epics, The Art of Joel Silverstein (5 minutes) directed by Saul Sudin and Elke Reva Sudin.
Numbers/B’midbar: Challenge and Perspective. Text and Commentary: Contemporary Jewish Art by Ori Z. Soltes. The Reform Jewish Quarterly,Winter, 2013.
2012- The Jewish Press- The Art of Joel Silverstein. Review of the Fractured Epics exhibition by Richard McBee.
Vimeo video and Jewishartnow.com - Fractured Epics , The Art of Joel Silverstein (5 minutes) directed by Saul Sudin and Elke Reva Sudin.
2011- Vimeo video and Jewishartnow.com. Bridging the Institutional Gap; the Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference by Elke Riva Sudin.
The Jewish Daily Forwards- Images of Ben-Gurion and Ahmadinejad Update Ancient Frescos. Review of the Dura Europos Project by Aubrey Whelan.
2009- The Jewish Press- Joel Silverstein: Brighton Beach Bible. Article by Richard McBee.
2009- The Jewish Press- The Amulet, the Temple, the Disfigured Book and the Butterflies: The Art of Yona Verver, Robert Kirschbaum, David Friedman, and Joel Silverstein by Menachem Wecker.
JEWESS, a publication of Feminist Jewish Culture- Review of “Tzelem.”
The Jewish Week – Review of Yona Verver and the Exhibition “Tzelem.”
2003- d’ART. Gae Savannah writes about Drawing Conclusions, with a reproduction of artwork and a sample of writing.
2000- New York Arts review of Figurative Painting Now
1999 - Cover Magazine, Rachel Youens’ review of “Partners”
1997 - Brooklyn Waterfront Week (Vol. 7/14) – Susan Hamburger review of the show “Trace: Painting the Self After Postmodernism.”
1996 - The 15th Annual Metro Show, Newark NJ Catalogue. Painting reproduced.
NYU Small Works Show; catalogue award announcement.
Hadas Gallery, Rohr Center Pratt Institute, Collection of Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.
Malka- Lubelski Foundation, NY, Collection Abraham Lubelski.
LECTURES , PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
2015- JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art and Derivation; UJA NY, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalon, Mahwah NJ. Joel Silverstein Talks about JOMIX. 30 minute speech given at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art on Youtube.
2014- Jo-El/Jore-El. Exhibition Presentation lecture. Rohr Center Hadas Gallery, Pratt Institute, Bklyn NY
Superheroes and Their Jewish Creators. Synagogue Beth Havarim Shir Shalom Mahwah NJ,
Pratt Institute, Rohr Center, Hadas
2012- Jewish Narrative; a Panel in Conjunction with Fractured Epics. The Columbia /Barnard Kraft Center NY. Eden Morris, Joel Silverstein, Elke Reva Sudin, Yona Verwer and moderated by Richard McBee.
The Dura Europos Project. UJA, NY
2011- Trinity College School of Fine Art- The Art of Joel Silverstein
The Dura Europas Project, A discussion of Biblical Subjects. Panel Discussion Yeshiva University, Stern College; Steven Fine, Richard McBee Ori Z. Soltes and myself as Chair.
Forming Partnerships- American Jewish Artists and Institutions. The Committee of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) conference choice, The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art: Richard McBee Cynthia Beth Rubin, Ori Z. Soltes and myself as Moderator
2010- The Dura Europas Project and Contemporary Jewish Art. The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
The Art of Richard McBee, The Trials of Sarah : Panel discussion with Archie Rand , Tobi Kahn, Janet Schaffner, myself as moderator. JCC NY
The Murals of Dura Europas: Yeshiva University Museum, NY
The Art of Joel Silverstein, the Brandeis Graduate Center, NY
2009- Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art April 26-May 3, 2009 at the Stanton Street Synagogue, NY, NY: Panel; Towards a Jewish Art with Archie Rand, Matthew Baigell, Laura Kruger.
Women and Jewish Art; Ori Z. Soltes, Gail Levin, Siona Benjamin and others.
Jewish Book Arts; Mark Podwal, David Wander and David Friedman.
Progressive Jewish Culture; 14th Street Y with Tobi Kahn, Richard McBee and Yona Verwer
Brighton Beach Bible; A presentation and lecture about my work.
2002-Expressionism II: Robert C. Morgan, Gregory Ammenoff, Chuck Connolly, and Julian Hatton
Narrative: Stories and Their Fragments: Dominique Nahas, David Humphrey, Steve Mumford and Margaret Evangeline
Realism II: Lance Esplund, Philip Pearlstein, Steven Harvey and Elizabeth O’Reilly
Woman & Expressionism: Louise Fishman, Brenda Goodman, Pat Paslof and Joan Snyder held in conjunction with Painting: A Passionate Response. Curated by Michael Walls at the Painting Center
Realism I: Julie Heffernan, David Cohen William Beckman, Vincent Desiderio
Consultant and critic for Katharine T. Carter Associates. Artist’s development weekend seminar held at the Algonquin hotel in NY. Appeared with William Zimmer of the New York Times and Gerrit Henry of Art in America. Topic; On Artist /Critic relations
Saint Joseph’s College. Presentation on the craft of Art Criticism.
2000 -Pratt Institute Bklyn, NY- Presentation to Graduate Painters about the exhibition, Figurative Painting Now.
Panel discussion for Figurative Painting Now. Participants included Steve Harvey, author Lynne Munsen, Barbara Grossman, Stanley Lewis and others, 55 Mercer Gallery
2000- Guest Critic for the NYC Fire Department. Burn Unit Art Auction NY, NY
Guest Critic for Katherine T. Carter & Assoc. The Algonquin Hotel
1996 - Hofstra University Art Dept.
1996 The Graven Image The Jewish Center. Richard McBee and Sharon Lieberman-Mintz – The Jewish Theological Seminary
1996, 1995, 1994 - St. Joseph’s College. Presentations at the Art History Dept.
1992, 1991, 1987 - Brooklyn College, Graduate Art Dept.
1991-Project Rembrandt - Disabled Artists Association. New York City Board of Education Art Fair at Columbia University.
1990 - Presentation on Chinese Painting, Art Appreciation, Staff Development for the Board of Education
1988 - Art Educator’s Workshop Long Island University, Education Dept.
1986 - Western Art lecture series, Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing, China.
John Jay High School – Adult Education, Basic Drawing.
AWARDS IN ART EDUCATION AND COMMISSIONS:
2014- COJECO Teaching Grant in conjunction with UJA
2010- Guest Lecturer of the Month (December), Brandeis University Graduate Center
1986 - New York as a Multicultural Festival Mural Award. Award presented by Joan Kennedy – displayed at Macy’s Department Store Gallery.
1986 - Recipient, Very Special Arts Festival Grant – Directed award winning video, King Kong City for Very Special Arts Festival, Columbia University. Video shown
1980 - Mural commission, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY.
A fifty- foot exterior mural based on the theme of the Sermon on the Mount executed with teenagers.
1992 - Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting (M.F.A.) Brooklyn College – 48 credits President’s List
1984 -24 credits taken at various institutions in Special Education
1982 - Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, Creativity Development (M.P.S.) Pratt Institute, 52 credits President’s List.
1979 - Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art (B.F.A.) Pratt Institute President’s Program of Excellence Scholarship in Painting, Illustration and Graphic Design
1975 - Brooklyn Museum School – Harcourt Scholarship, BACA Honor’s Painting Scholarship.
New York State Fine Arts License, Secondary, appointed 2005
New York State Licensed Special Education Teacher, appointed 1983
Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association
A.T.R. – B.C. Concentration in Art Diagnosis, 1997