Biography and Statistics:
University of Colorado: 1984-1986
University of Maryland: Bachelors Degree in Art History; 1991
Girardini Fine Art and Design: 1992 – present: Artist/Designer and Co-owned
Creating functional steel designs for the home, metal and paper sculpture, raku ceramics
Ceramics Instructor: Columbia Art Center, Columbia MD
Working and making a living in the arts by designing and making functional art for the home as well as sculptural objects for more than 18 years.
Exhibitions and Positions:
Served as board member for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund 1999-2005
Juror for American Craft Council shows in 2007
Art/Craft Shows: (Selected)
American Craft Council shows: Baltimore ,Atlanta, St. Paul, Charlotte and San Francisco since 1992
Crafts America: Washington Fine Craft Show since 1994
Kansas City: Plaza Art Fair 2002 -2004
St. Louis Art Fair 2002- 2004
American Craft Exposition Show: Evanston, IL 2006
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fine Craft Show.
Galleries and Collections:
1111 Penn Ave.
Exhibit Space Fall 2008: Zenith Gallery
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC : Singular Vision 2008
Ongoing relationships with art/craft galleries.
Kaiser Permente; permanent collection.
American Embassy in Canada; International Craft Collection.
I have been working as an artist for over 18 years I use cold rolled steel as my main medium. I incorporate other metals, glass and paper with my work, as well as imagery to evoke emotion. I recognize that it is my duty as an artist to heighten awareness about social concerns in the mind of my audience.